001: ElixirRuhr - Where to start?

Public group

Das Labor Bochum (www.das-labor.org)

Alleestraße 50 · Bochum

How to find us


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Where to start?

• You are interested in learning Elixir, but you don't really know where to start?

• You have hacked a few lines of Elixir but you don't get the whole picture?

• You are running Elixir in production and want to share your experiences with other?

• You are part of the Erlang galaxy and just want to hang around with some Alchemists to close the gap between the two universes?

If your answer to one or more of these questions is YES, you should definitively join us!


René (@rrrene (https://twitter.com/rrrene)) started with BASIC at the age of 10 and has been employed as a coder since the age of 17. By now he has 10 years of Ruby and roughly 2 years of Elixir experience. According to unconfirmed sources, he describes himself as an "open source aficionado". He is the creator of Credo, a static code analysis tool for the Elixir language.

About Credo (https://github.com/rrrene/credo): Credo is a static code analysis tool for the Elixir language with a focus on code consistency and teaching.

About Inch CI (http://inch-ci.org): Inch CI evaluates your project's inline code documentation and reports grades for each class, module and method.

About ElixirStatus (http://elixirstatus.com): ElixirStatus is a site built by the community to provide an outlet where we can post stuff we have created.


Constantin (@ConstantinRack (https://twitter.com/ConstantinRack)) creates software for over 20 years. In 2014, he stumbled upon Elixir and was immediately captivated. If time permits he contributes to various open source projects, for example his well-known Quantum library, a cron-like job scheduler for Elixir.

About Quantum (https://github.com/c-rack/quantum-elixir): Quantum allows you to schedule tasks in a Cron-like fashion for your next Elixir project.

About JErlang (https://github.com/jerlang/jerlang): One of his ongoing challenges is to port Erlang and its OTP to the Java VM including full BEAM opcode support.

About ZeroMQ (https://github.com/zeromq/libzmq): Using ZeroMQ enables your projects to connect software written in any language or any platform instrumenting a distributed message queue.


18:30 - 18:50: Arrival

19:00 - 19:20: René - Good tooling educates

19:30 - 19:50: Constantin - Job scheduling in Elixir

20:00 - 21:00: Hang around and talk


Das Labor - Bochums Hackerspace

Drinks and food will be provided by our sponsors

About the organizers

We are a group of enthusiastic software developers with a strong Ruby background located in Bochum, Germany.

A couple of us attend at the Elixir Conf in Kraków, Poland this year and fell in love with the Erlang / Elixir ecosystem.


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