💃🏻 Elixir Girls Celebration
This month we are celebrating Elixir Girls which happened over the weekend and it was an amazing event! We’ll be celebrating this with a recap of the event, and some talks aimed at those new to Elixir and Phoenix and programming as well as consolidating knowledge from the event.
Cath will recap everything that happened at the first Elixir Girls event and might even tell us what she has in store for the next one.
Garrett will talk us through how to design maintainable Phoenix web applications with service contracts.
Paul will reprise his talk about the Queen of functions
Enum.reduce, in case you missed it the first time or didn’t catch all the subtle details.
These talks will help you expand your knowledge of core Elixir and how to build more maintainable Phoenix apps.
See you there!
Josh, Andrew and James
API Gateways 🚪💂, Requirements Makeovers 💅 and Fire Chickens 🔥🐔
This month we are widening our horizons beyond Elixir. We have two excellent but not Elixir-specific talks in addition to an Elixir talk.
Richard will be giving a talk about API Gateways (with bonus wit and charisma) and why you should consider using one.
Robin will take us on a journey to the promised land of beautifully distilled and clear requirements using “thinly disguised real world examples”.
Lastly, Jon will guide us through the steps to upgrade a Phoenix app from 1.2 to 1.3 while paying homage to the official emoji representation of our favorite web framework.
Expect all talks to be peppered with entertaining anecdotes and delightful little segues that we can discuss over some tasty hot chips later in the evening.
⛱ Umbrella Apps and 💧 Elixir Macros
This month we’ll be seeing how you can achieve microservices bliss without all the pain and examine the power and mystery of Elixir macros.
Jon will take us through the basics of Umbrella Apps and explore some interesting use cases for umbrella apps for building a microservice architecture with Phoenix.
Qing Wu will lead you gently into the land of Elixir macros, you’ll be an expert before you know it!
Beginners are more than welcome, and this a great chance to get started and get help from more experienced Elixir developers.
We’ve got not one, but TWO brand new speakers this month which is fantastic! If you’d like to present something or see something presented next month just let us know.
☁️ Cloud Deployment and 🚨 Nerves
This month we’ll be recapping the awesomeness that was Elixir Camp.
Dave Parry will walk us through a fully buzzword compliant cloud deployment stack including Kubernetes, Terraform, AWS and Buildkite.
Andrew will keep trucking and dive deeper into running Elixir on embedded hardware.
⛺️ Elixir Camp
Elixir Camp is a place for people interested in Elixir, Erlang and related technologies to gather, network, share ideas and generally have a great time. While there’s a general focus on Elixir developers, techy people of any background are encouraged to attend.
🔥 Phoenix, Ecto and Nerves
With the new updates to Phoenix 1.3 and Ecto 2.1, we will take another look at the things we can do with Phoenix and Ecto.
We will also show you some fun things you can do with Nerves, which lets you build embedded software for Raspberry Pis in Elixir.
Authentication, Recursion and Registries
This month we’ll be talking about a topic that we haven’t covered before, but is important for securing your webapps: Authentication with JWT and their usage with Plugs, Joken and Phoenix. We’ll also be getting with writing Elixir in a recursive style. This may not be what you’re used from other languages but it’s pretty great in Elixir and Erlang. We’ll learn how to write the ridiculously fast Elixir functions that are easy to read. Lastly we’ll learn about what’s new in Elixir 1.4 with a deep dive into the new Process Registry module. It’s going to be a great meetup, so come along and join us!
Sydney Elixir Meetup
Nick Gunn will reveal the awesome power of Supervisors. Robin Hilliard will show us How to release Hex packages and tell us about his first: DefUnit We’ll also discuss what has been happening in Elixir-land (like Elixir 1.4.1 and friends). Beginners are more than welcome, and this a great chance to get started and get help from more experienced Elixir developers.
The OTP Edition
We’ll be covering OTP from the beginning in the last meetup for the year.
Back to Basics Part 2
We’re going to keep going with our beginners focus this month continuing on from last month. We’ll be looking at some more practical exercises and tackling them as a group and also in pairs.
Back to Basics Part 1
This month we’ll be going back to basics as a way to help those new to Elixir to get up to speed quickly. We’ll be doing short talks with Q&A.
Thanks to Pivotal Labs for hosting, we’ll be road testing the slightly cosier board room this month.
We’re back at Pivotal Labs again this month, they’re central and food/drinks will be provided.
We’ve moved to Pivotal Labs, they’re nice and central and pizza will still be provided.
We’ll be at Booodl again this month. There’s space for short demos of something you’re working on or a lightning talk if you’d like to present something.
We’ll be at Booodl again this month. We’ve got some very exciting talks lined up this month.
We’ll be at Booodl again this month, beer and pizza provided (thanks to Booodl). There is space for another short talk if you have something to present. Let Andrew or myself know.
We’ll be at Booodl this month, so please double check the directions. There will be beer and pizza provided thanks to Booodl!
Last SydEx meetup for the year
Last Sydney Elixir for the year. Plugs are amazing and it’s how you build Web applications in Phoenix.
Sorry about the late notice, this month snuck right up on us!
Plan is to keep going with the Elixir Etudes which seemed to work really well last time. We’ll do some more advanced exercises in a Randori style (working in pairs on the projector). We might do some quick demos of what people have been working on too.