José Valim is a prolific and imaginative software developer who is
working on Elixir (a very interesting fusion of Clojure concepts,
Erlang and Ruby syntax, etc).
If you missed José's Elixir presentation at SV RoR, you can still
hear him this evening in SF (and meet some local Clojure fans).
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From: The Bay Area Clojure User Group <[address removed]>
Date: October 3,[masked]:11:45
Subject: Antoni Batchelli commented ..."
I am happy to announce that we have a great topic and speaker for tomorrow. José Valim will be presenting his creation Elixir: a functional language built on top of the Erlang VM. http://elixir-lang.org
Elixir is a programming language for the Erlang VM. Elixir provides a first class macro mechanism, supports polymorphism via protocols (similar to Clojure's) and many other features while keeping the functional aspects of Erlang used to build distributed, fault-tolerant applications.
José Valim (@josevalim) is a Rails Core Team Member and author of Crafting Rails Applications. He graduated in Engineering in São Paulo University, Brazil and has a Master of Science by Politecnico di Torino, Italy. He is also the lead-developer of Plataformatec, a consultancy firm based in Brazil, an active member of the Open Source community and is frequently traveling and speaking at conferences.