An Introduction To Elixir And Phoenix For Rubyists!

Vancouver Ruby Meetup Group
Vancouver Ruby Meetup Group
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Ooooooooooooooh hello there, Ruby friends.

We've got a great event lined up for you at this month's VanRuby. The wonderful Brooke Zelenka ( will deliver a captivating lecture on the Elixir programming language and Phoenix web framework. Some circles of the Ruby community have taken a great interest in both of these technologies, calling them a successor to Ruby and Rails (*controversy hype*). We hope that you can make it!


Elixir is a Ruby-flavoured syntax on top of the functional programming language Erlang. It goes beyond a syntax, though, providing many helpers and capabilities baked right in to the language. While the look and feel should make Rubyists feel at home, it has quite a few facilities and idioms that set it apart from both Ruby and Erlang.


Phoenix is a Rails-inspired web framework written in Elixir, and has gained quite a bit of interest over the last year. Phoenix helps you build fast, distributed, fault-tolerant, soft-realtime web applications while leveraging much of what you know from Rails.


Brooke is a soon-to-be digital nomad, functional programming enthusiast, and avid consumer of caffeine. She organizes Code & Coffee, and founded the Vancouver Functional Programmers and Vancouver Erlang/Elixir meet ups. She is a web developer at MetaLab, and is a founding partner at Robot Overlord.

(You should follow her on the Twitter) (

Food + Drinks?

We will be offering free pizza and beer at the event provided by our sponsor Metalab.


This event will take place at 142 W Hastings St. We would like to offer a warm thank you to our venue host CodeCore for providing the space!