The Texas Conference for Elixir Makers.

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July 25th – 26th, 2014
Norris Conference Center in Austin, Texas


Event Schedule

Friday, July 25th, 2014

8:00 - 8:45 am
Registration & Breakfast

Assorted Donuts, Sausage Kolachees, Fresh Juices, Fruit, Yogurts & Granola

8:45 - 9:00 am
Welcome & Opening Statements
9:00 - 10:00 AM
Opening Keynote

Dave Thomas

10:00 - 10:45 AM
The First Few Sips

Richard Bishop

10:45 - 11:00 AM
Short Break
11:00 - 11:45 AM
Introduction to Elixir for Rubyists

Josh Adams

11:45 - 12:30 PM
Hex - How it was built

Eric Meadows–Jönsson

12:30 - 1:30 PM

BBQ Chicken & Brisket, Ranch Beans, Cole Slaw & Potato Salad, (Vegetarian & Special Request options available, please inform registrar)

1:30 - 2:15 PM
Writing Command Line Applications with Elixir

James Smith

2:15 - 3:00 PM
Elixir Elevated

Greg Vaughn

3:00 - 3:30 PM

Fresh baked Cookies & Fudge Brownies, Chex Mix and Trail Mixes

3:30 - 4:15 PM
Elixir - Evaluating Performance of language

Filipe Varjão

4:15 - 5:00 PM
Elixir in an Enterprise Telecommunications Product

Stephen Pallen

5:00 - 11:59 PM
Self Organized Events

Saturday, July 26th, 2014

8:00 - 9:00 AM
Registration & Breakfast

Assorted Donuts, Breakfast Tacos, Fresh Baked Scones, Fresh Juices, Fruit, Yogurts & Granola

9:00 - 10:00 AM

José Valim

10:00 - 10:45 AM
Erlang Rationale

Robert Virding

10:45 - 11:00 AM
Short Break
11:00 - 11:45 AM
Thinking in a Highly Concurrent, Mostly-functional Language

Francesco Cesarini

11:45 - 12:30 AM
The Excitement of Elixir

Devin Torres

12:30 - 01:30 PM

Chicken Fried Chicken & Country Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, (Vegetarian & Special Request options available, please inform registrar)

1:30 - 2:15 PM
Pipe Dreams

Bruce Tate

2:15 - 3:00 PM
Otp In Production: The Nitty-Gritty Details Of Game Servers

Martin Schurrer

3:00 - 3:15 PM
Short Break
3:15 - 4:00 PM
Rise of The Phoenix - Building an Elixir Web Framework

Chris McCord

4:00 - 4:15 PM
Short Break

Chocolate Cake & Ice Cold Milk, Chips and Salsa

4:15 - 5:15 PM

Commons, served all day: Fresh Brewed Coffee, Decaf & Hot Herbal Teas, and Sodas


Conference Information

Hotel to Venue Transportation

The conference hotel (Hyatt Place Austin, Arboretum) provides a shuttle that will run daily to the conference venue (Norris Conference Center).

Reserving a Room

You can now reserve rooms in either of two ways:

  1. By calling Hyatt Reservations at +1 877 242-3654, and requesting a room reservation using group code G-ELIX. The Reservations Agent will be able to quote availability of the group rate on the requested dates, and reserve one of the group rooms for you.
  2. By visiting Hyatt Place Austin Reservations

If no rooms are available, tweet @jimfreeze to add more rooms to the block. If you have any questions about the reservations process, please let us know.

Code of Conduct

ElixirConf is a community conference created to promote education, networking and collaboration within the Elixir/Erlang communities.

We value the participation of each member of the community and want all attendees to have an enjoyable and fulfilling experience. Attendees are expected to act with decorum, showing respect and acceptance to other attendees throughout the conference, and at all conference events, whether officially sponsored by ElixirConf or not.

All delegates, speakers, exhibitors, and volunteers at ElixirConf are required to conform to the following Code of Conduct. Organizers will implement this code throughout the event.

  • Be honest
  • Use respectful language and actions
  • Be inclusive
  • Respect culture and custom
  • Consider your actions and act with integrity
  • Use good judgment and avoid even the appearance of improper behavior
  • Follow the law
  • Be accountable

If ever in doubt about a course of conduct, ask yourself:

  • Is it ethical?
  • Is it legal?
  • Will it reflect well on me as well as ElixirConf?
  • Would I want to read about it in the newspaper or on the web?

If the answer is “No” to any of these questions, don’t do it.

We want to thank you for helping make this a welcoming, friendly event for all.

Contact Information

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of conference staff. Conference staff will be wearing "Staff" t-shirts. You may also contact the venue staff and ask to be put in touch with the conference organizer — Jim Freeze.

If the matter is especially urgent, please call/contact Jim Freeze at +1 512 949-9683.

Conference staff will be happy to help participants contact venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference. We value your attendance.