Elixir Sydney

Bitcoin and Language Boundaries

March 13

First Elixir meetup for 2018! Hope you all had a wonderful holiday and are excited about the future of our favourite programming ecosystem. Beginners are more than welcome, and this a great chance to get started and get help from more experienced Elixir developers. Thanks to Pivotal Labs for hosting us.

⚑️ Elixir Trivia Night

December 6

We're hosting a totally different edition of Elixir Sydney this month. There won't be any talks but a brand new format where we form teams and play a friendly little game of Elixir Trivia.

In a format we've blatantly stolen borrowed from the end of year Cocoaheads trivia festival, we'll be throwing random questions at you which will stretch your noodles and maybe even teach you some interesting facts about Elixir or Erlang. Or maybe just programming in general.

Elixir and Erlang developers of all levels are welcome. Whether you are a complete beginner or just little curious about the powers of OTP and the BEAM. The Elixir Sydney Meetup is a great chance to get started and mingle with experienced Elixir developers and others just starting the journey.

See you there,

Josh, James and Andrew

🌎 Real World Elixir 2: Hot Deploys, Tracking and Tools

November 1

Another exciting lineup of Real World Elixir from expert practitioners this month. Also we have the privilege of welcoming not one but two new speakers!

Jeffrey will cover Hot Deployment with Distillery, a little Docker. Martin will show us how Blake use GenServers to track user interactions. Finally Luke will cover the gamut of great tools in the Elixir and Erlang ecosystem and constrast to other languages and toolchains.

Elixir and Erlang developers of all levels are more than welcome, and if you're a complete beginner or just curious, then this a great chance to get started and get help from more experienced Elixir developers.

See you there,

Josh, James and Andrew

🌏 Real World Elixir

October 2

This month we've got some great talks lined up and from some new speakers too!

Dan will tell us about some of the forces influencing Expert360's decision to double down on Elixir and the "Modular Monolith".

Mark will take a look at Functional Programming with Elixir through the lens of an experience OO practitioner.

Beginners are more than welcome, and this a great chance to get started and get help from more experienced Elixir developers.

See you there!

Josh, Andrew and James

Beginner Friendly Coding Night

September 6

It's been a while since we had a practical coding night, so bring your laptop and bring your project ideas or questions and we'll have plenty of experienced Alchemists to help you with whatever you're working on.

Beginners are more than welcome, and this a great chance to get started and get help from more experienced Elixir developers.

See you there!

Josh, Andrew and James

πŸ’ƒπŸ» Elixir Girls Celebration

August 2

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 πŸšͺπŸ’‚, Requirements Makeovers πŸ’… and Phoenix πŸ”₯πŸ”

July 5

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.

β›± Umbrella Apps and πŸ’§ Elixir Macros

June 7

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

May 3

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

April 22

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.

πŸ”₯ Phoenix, Ecto and Nerves

April 5

With the new updates to <strong>Phoenix 1.3</strong> and <strong>Ecto 2.1</strong>, 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 <strong>Nerves</strong>, which lets you build embedded software for Raspberry Pis in Elixir.

Authentication, Recursion and Registries

March 1

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

February 1

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

December 7

We'll be covering OTP from the beginning in the last meetup for the year.

Back to Basics Part 2

November 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

October 5

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.

August Meetup

August 3

Thanks to Pivotal Labs for hosting, we'll be road testing the slightly cosier board room this month.

July Meetup

July 6

We're back at Pivotal Labs again this month, they're central and food/drinks will be provided.

June Meetup

June 1

New Venue

We've moved to Pivotal Labs, they're nice and central and pizza will still be provided.

May Meetup

May 4

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.

April Meetup

April 6

We'll be at Booodl again this month. We've got some very exciting talks lined up this month.

March Meetup

March 2

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.

February Meetup

February 3

We'll be at Booodl this month, so please double check the directions. There will be beer and pizza provided thanks to Booodl!

First Meetup of 2016

January 13

Happy New Year everyone! We've got some great talks lined up.

Last SydEx meetup for the year

December 2

Last Sydney Elixir for the year. Plugs are amazing and it's how you build Web applications in Phoenix.

November Meetup

November 4

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.

October Meetup

July 10

Come along, we'll have beer and food and hack on and talk about Elixir. Doesn't matter what experience level you are, we're mostly quite new to this so join us even if you're just curious.