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Functional Geekery Episode 79 – Lennart Fridén

In this episode I talk with Lennart Fridén. We talk his entry into Elixir, working to help build the Stockholm Elixir group, his Journeyman Tour, Mob Programming, and more.

Our Guest, Lennart Fridén

@DevLCSC on Twitter
DevL on Github


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f(by) is coming up on the 10th of December in Minsk, Belarus. Visit http://fby.by to find out more and to register.

Lambda Days will be taking place again on the 9th and 10th of February 2017. Visit www.lambdadays.org to submit your talk and keep updated as more information becomes available.

Kats Conf 2 will be taking place in Dublin, Ireland on the 18th of February. Visit http://www.katsconf.com/ to register and for more information.

ClojureD will be taking place on the 25th of February, 2017, in Berlin, Germany. Visit www.clojured.de to get tickets and keep updated as more information becomes available.

BOB Konf is taking place the 24th of February 2017 in Berlin, Germany. Visit www.bobkonf.de for more information about the conference.

ElixirDaze is coming up on March 2nd and 3rd. With keynotes by Prag Dave Thomas and Saša Jurić, make sure to visit www.elixirdaze.com for more information and to register.

Destination Code, a new unconference starting in Utah, is having its inaugural event March 27-30th, 2017. Visit http://www.destination.codes/ to find out more.

Erlang & Elixir Factory 2017 is on the 23rd and 24th of March. Visit www.erlang-factory.com/sfbay2017 for more information.

flatMap(Oslo) is a FP-conference with focus on Scala and the JVM, taking place on May 2nd and 3rd in Oslo, Norway. Please go to http://2017.flatmap.no/cfp/ to learn more.

Elm Europe will be taking place June 8th and 9th in Paris, France. Visit http://elmeurope.org/ for more information and to register.

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


About Lennart
Stockholm Elixir Meetup Group
Lennart mini-interview at ElixirConf 2015
How Lennart came to Elixir
C as a high level language coming from Assembly
General enthusiasm around Elixir regardless of when one came from
“There’s an intrinsic fun in going deeper”
Elixir as the language of the year
The Pragmatic Programmer
Erlang on Xen [Ling]
Lennart’s presentation at ElixirConf 2015
Being called up to the Principle’s Office by Björn Gustavsson
Building a community with the Stockholm Elixir group
Go Language
Importance of getting people involved early
“You don’t have to be a Joe Armstrong, or Robert Virding to talk about the language”
Overview of Lennart’s Journeyman Tour
“I got to go in knowing a lot less [than the teams I worked with]”
Lennart’s announcement blog post
Mob Programming
Woody Zuill
“Pair programming on steroids”
Creating a Key-Value store as a mob exercise for a user group meeting
Lennart on Elixir Fountain
Mob Programming sessions to show off Elixir
Mob Programming to spur excitement more than just a presentation
Mob programming as a Trojan Horse […] to show off Elixir
“The more you work with people, the closer you work with people, the more interesting they become”
Erlang and Elixir and shared environment and community
LFE (Lisp Flavoured Erlang)
Mob Programming Conference in Boston on April 6th and 7th
Agile Games
Lennart’s Blog
Elixir Conference Europe
Elixir Conference US in Bellevue, Washington
Erlang User Conference

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

Functional Geekery Episode 30 – ElixirConf 2015

In this weeks episode we have a number of mini-interviews from ElixirConf 2015. I spent some time in the designated quiet room during the conference with microphone setup, and invited people to come by and share their experience of ElixirConf.


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Code Mesh 2015 is going to take place on the 3rd and 4th of November, and listeners can use the code fngeekery10 to get 10% off when you register.

RICON 2015 will take place on the 5th and 6th of November, and podcast listeners can use the code “Saland100” to get a $100 discount when you register before October 15th.

Midwest.io will be taking place on November 9th and 10th. Midwest.io is a two-day conference, bringing together 300 developers for an eclectic collection of talks covering the latest trends, best practices, and research in the field of computing. For more information visit http://www.midwest.io/.

LambdaDays 2016 will be taking place on the 18th and 19th of February in Kraków, Poland. The CFP and registration has opened, so make sure to visit lambdadays.org to find out more. And make sure to use code FunkyGeekz4dWin to get 10% off registration.

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

Lennart Fridén

@devlcsc on Twitter
Journeyman tour
Overview of Lennart’s talk Virtually Instructional
How Lennart came to look at Elixir
Stockholm Elixir
Overlap between Erlang and Elixir at Stockholm Elixir
“Elixir has been a marvelous trojan horse to get people to look at the BEAM”

Brian Cardarella

@bcardarella on Twitter
Business decisions for buying into Elixir and Phoenix
Replacing a Node.js backend with Elixir
Chris McCord’s talk What’s Next for Phoenix
CRDT: Datatype for the Apocalypse
Chris Meiklejohn and Lasp

Johnny Winn

@johnny_rugger on Twitter
Elixir Fountain
Why Johnny came to Elixir
Looked at Clojure and Erlang but didn’t stick
“All of a sudden I groked everything functional”
Elixir Fountain newsletter and podcast
“A lot of the success of a thing is how it is marketed”
#myelixirstatus on Twitter
“What comes after MVC?”
Chris McCord’s Phoenix talk and Jessica Kerr’s Keynote
Phoenix with Elm
Elixir Fountain podcast live panel

Lakeida Sprenkle

Communication Services for the Deaf
Being brand new to Elixir
Programming in Elixir with Tests by Bruce Tate and Eric Meadows-Jönsson
Bruce Tate’s keynote
Jessica Kerr’s keynote
Being encouraged to contribute as someone new to a community
Wendy Smoak’s talk How To Contribute to Elixir and Phoenix
José Valim’s keynote
Composable Queries with Ecto

Scott Hamilton

@greeneggs614 on Twitter
Dave Thomas’ presentation on Elixir at Lone Star Ruby
Austin Elixir group
Programming in Elixir with Tests by Bruce Tate and Eric Meadows-Jönsson
“Good to get judgement on where I am”
Chris McCord’s talk What’s Next for Phoenix
Advanced Phoenix and Websockets
Phoenix with Elm
Taking Phoenix beyond the browser with iOS and Apple Watch
Jessica Kerr’s keynote
Looking forward to Embedded Elixir in Action

Jeff Weiss

@jeffweiss on Twitter
Thoughts on what Jeff has seen at ElixirConf
ElixirConf EU
Jeff’s talk at ElixirConf EU
What stood out so far at ElixirConf
José Valim’s Keynote
Mastering date/time handling with Elixir
Phoenix training
Deploying Elixir to production
Puppet Labs is Hiring for Elixir

Alan Gardner

@mr_urf on Twitter
Phoenix with Elm
Pragmatic Studios
Programming Elixir
Elm tutorial from Pragmatic Studios
Elm Discuss mailing list
Looking for the excuse to use Elixir and Phoenix at work
Look for upcoming blog posts on Elixir and Elm
@cultivatehq on Twitter

Kyle Oba

@mudphone on Twitter
How Kyle got into Elixir
Metaprogramming Elixir
Programming Elixir
Advanced Phoenix and Websockets
Most of the time was spent in JavaScript
Jamie Windsor’s talk Into Production
CRDT: Datatype for the Apocalypse
The BEAM sub-“track”
Looking to catching the videos from Confreaks

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

***Update October 27th, 2015***: Links to presentations have been added to the shownotes.