The Polyglot in the Code - An Elixir/Ruby Mashup

As programmers, change is our only constant. Whether it's innovations in our current stack or the emergence of new languages and frameworks, there is always a new technology to explore. For many of us, that is one of the reasons we were drawn to programming. There is a profound curiosity that drives us and it's that curiosity that can lead to a Polyglot lifestyle. However, just knowing multiple languages isn't enough to claim a Polyglot lifestyle, one must actually utilize their skills. A great example is using one language to explore another. Because of it's flexibility and dynamic nature, Ruby is a great fit for this role. But where to start? In this talk we are going to explore the new functional language Elixir by using Ruby to fill in the gaps. We will look at how Ruby can be used in conjunction with the primary language to handle some of the secondary tasks seamlessly. If your interested in propagating your polyglot potential, join us and embrace Polyglot lifestyle.

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  • Marty J.

    Excellent meetup! super room, eats, awesome people, lively conversations, engaging speaker, spot on topic, all this and more! 8^) Hmm... it doesn't get much better <smallprint I wasn't paid by Johnny to say this/>

    November 15, 2013

    • Johnny W.

      Thanks Marty! I'm really glad you enjoyed it :) I'll be working on some Elixir at OpenHacks this week if you want to come check it out. <smallprint twenty works, right? />

      November 17, 2013

  • Sandy

    I'm so sad I couldn't make it, my car's headlights are broken!

    November 14, 2013

    • Johnny W.

      Sorry you missed it. You should try to make it out to OpenHacks this week

      November 17, 2013

  • Jonathan

    Got there at 7 and the elevator wouldn't let me up to the 7th floor. Anyone I can contact if that happens again?

    November 14, 2013

    • Johnny W.

      Sorry about that. I'll but my number on the flyers so you can reach me if there is an issue.

      November 17, 2013

    • Johnny W.

      Also, I'll be working with Elixir this week at OpenHacks if you want to come check it out

      November 17, 2013

  • Sandy

    Looking forward to the meetup tonight!

    November 14, 2013

  • John P.

    It's a while since I've made the trek over. Looking forward to the talk...

    November 11, 2013

  • Jonathan

    Been messing around a lot with functional programming lately - Racket, SML, and Scala. Can't wait for this!

    November 3, 2013

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