Functional Geekery Episode 125 – Verónica López

In this episode I talk with Verónica López. We talk her background, exposure to Go and Elixir, working with CoreOS and Kubernetes, being a bridge between Kubernetes and the BEAM communities, and more.

Our Guest, Verónica López

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Conference Announcements

International Conference on Functional Programming 2018 will be taking place September 23 – 29th in St. Louis, MO. For more information, and to register visit:

StrangeLoop 2018 will be taking place September 27th and 28th, with a pre-conference day on the 26th in St. Louis, MO. To keep updated as details become announced you can find out more at:

(eighth RacketCon) will take place September 27th and 28th in St. Louis, Missouri, along side ICFP and Strange Loop. For more information, and to register visit

The Big Elixir Conference will be on November 8th and 9th in New Orleans. Visit for more information and to register.

Code Mesh LDN will be taking place on November 8th and 9th in London. Visit for more information and to register.

Lambda Days 2019 will be taking place February 21st and 22nc in Kraków, Poland. For more information and to register visit

If you have a conference related to functional programming, contact me, and I will be happy to announce it.


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Topics [@3:26]

About Verónica
Red Hat
Background as a physicist
Translating software from Fortran to Python
Working on Android applications
Building back-end services and doing UI design as a mobile developer
Moving into more back-end development
Transition to Go and Elixir
Getting creative on limited infrastructure
ElixirConf 2017 – My Journey from Go to Elixir
Why originally picking Go over Elixir for concurrency
Norberto Ortigoza
Further exposure to Elixir
Translating Elixir and BEAM concepts to Go
Phoenix Framework
Learning how to fail better
Comparing Elixir and the BEAM to Kubernetes
Learning from other languages and toolkits approaches to distributed systems
Operator SDK
Operators in Kubernetes
Being able to use Elixir in an organization as a luxury currently
Being a bridge between Kubernetes and Elixir
Languages live or die by promotion
Importance of having people to learn from

As always, a giant Thank You goes to David Belcher for the logo design.

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