Episode Archive

45 episodes of Elixir Wizards since the first episode, which aired on February 25th, 2019.

  • Sophie and Meryl Takeover: Sean Callan and Steven Nunez on Elixir Education

    March 26th, 2020  |  Season 3  |  53 mins 54 secs
    elixir, phoenix

    Today we have special guest hosts: Meryl Dakin of Frame.io and Sophie DeBenedetto of Github, and they welcome Steven Nunez, Staff Engineer at the Flatiron School, and Sean Callan, creator of Elixir School, to the show. Where some would see the fact that Elixir doesn’t have a ton of readily available answers out there as a restriction to mastering the language, our guests argue that this is the best educational environment.

  • Saša Jurić on Training

    March 19th, 2020  |  Season 3  |  51 mins 1 sec
    elixir, erlang, phoenix

    Saša Jurić is a household name in the Elixir and Erlang space and we are so glad to finally welcome him on to the show today! Author of Elixir in Action, Saša is here to discuss training and his thoughts on getting a team up to speed with regards to testing and beyond.

  • Bonus Episode: Outlaws and Wizards

    March 13th, 2020  |  Season 3  |  46 mins 44 secs
    elixir, lonestar elixir, phoenix

    Elixir Outlaws invited us to join them for a special crossover episode, recorded live at Lonestar Elixir 2020. Join us for a conversation around fun and learning in development, highlights from day one of the conference, remembering Joe Armstrong, and more.

  • Devon Estes from Sketch on Benchee, Performance and Training

    March 12th, 2020  |  Season 3  |  48 mins 34 secs
    benchee, elixir, erlang, pandas, ruby

    Devon Estes joins our ongoing discussion about performance and training in the Elixir world, shares about his current work on the beta for Sketch Cloud, his previous Erlang consultancy role at one of the largest banks in Europe, and the massive responsibility he carried while working on the bottom line application.

  • Second Annual Lonestar Lunchisode

    March 5th, 2020  |  Season 3  |  53 mins 38 secs
    elixir, phoenix

    Recorded live at Lonestar Elixir 2020! Tune in for our conversation with many great guests, including Bruce Tate, Steve Bussey, Bruce Williams, Ricardo Echavarria, Brian Naegele, Frank Kumro, Zach Thomas, Dave Thomas, Jon Carstens, and guest co-host Todd Resudek.

  • Bonus Toddcast & Lonestar Preview

    February 27th, 2020  |  Season 3  |  1 hr 10 mins
    elixir, lonestar, phoenix

    Special format bonus episode! This week we are joined by bonus co-host Todd Resudek as well as a number of guests who each share a little bit about what they're working on, and in many cases their upcoming presentations at Lonestar Elixir.

    Special guests: Angel Jose of Cars.com, Dave Lucia of SimpleBet, Greg Mefford from Bleacher Report, Melvin Cedeno of SplitGyms, Zach Thomas of Blinker

  • Alex Garibay and Mike Binns from DockYard on Hiring and Training

    February 20th, 2020  |  Season 3  |  26 mins 11 secs
    dockyard, elixir, phoenix

    Mike Binns and Alex Garibay of DockYard share their journeys of how they came to work at DockYard and give us a fascinating peek behind-the-scenes into DockYard’s hiring and training processes, systems, and philosophies.

  • Sean Lewis from Divvy on Performance, Hiring and Training

    February 13th, 2020  |  Season 3  |  34 mins 34 secs
    elixir, phoenix

    Today on Elixir Wizards we are delighted to be joined by Sean Lewis, a senior backend architect at Divvy. One of the many impressive facts about Sean is that he is entirely self-taught, from dabbling in Python and coding to eventually writing a bunch of Ruby tests and working his way up in the product development sphere. In his free time, he likes to play around with electronics and work on other tech-related projects such as developing custom smart home devices. In this episode, Sean discusses his recent Meetup talk on the implementation of Broadway and explains Divvy’s tech stack choices that include React, Elixir, and Python. He dives into the topic of hiring for Elixir, outlining the challenges and providing strategies and resources to equip new developers in the area of functional programming.

  • Paul Schoenfelder and Hans Elias Josephsen on Lumen and Performance

    February 6th, 2020  |  Season 3  |  51 mins 59 secs
    elixir, lumen, rust

    Paul Schoenfelder and Hans Elias Josephsen from DockYard have been working on Lumen, and in this episode, we discuss how this project is incorporated with WebAssembly, a binary instruction format that ultimately allows Elixir to be run in the browser and preserve the semantics of the language. We talk specifics - the data flow and process of writing Elixir, the compiler, interpreter, and run-time functions involved, Rust as the programming language of choice, and when users can expect Lumen to be released.

  • Sophie DeBenedetto and Meryl Dakin on Training and Building Elixir Projects Under Constraints

    January 30th, 2020  |  Season 3  |  45 mins 12 secs
    2u, elixir, frame.io, github

    Sophie DeBenedetto from GitHub and Meryl Dakin from Frame.io talk about specific ways to develop new features while simultaneously managing team members and other projects. We discuss Elixir-specific challenges encountered while developing applications for 2U, how Elixir’s failure-first programming capability guided them, how they prepare for training workshops, and the productivity hacks that keep them focused and energized.

  • Brooklyn Zelenka on Functional Programming

    January 23rd, 2020  |  Season 3  |  39 mins 26 secs
    elixir, fission, phoenix

    In today’s episode we have one of our favorite recurring guests, Brooklyn Zelenka, joining us once again! Brooklyn has been on the show in both the first and second seasons to speak about Elixir and functional programming. In those conversations, it came up that this topic is far from exhausted, and since Season 3's theme is working with Elixir, we thought it would be great to have Brooklyn on for a third time. Today, Brooklyn does not speak to Elixir specifically though, but on functional programming more broadly.

  • Bruce and Maggie Tate from Groxio on Training

    January 16th, 2020  |  Season 3  |  38 mins 4 secs
    elixir, groxio, lonestar elixir, phoenix

    Groxio is a great platform that allows programmers to learn new languages easily and broaden their horizons. Our guests today are the team behind Groxio, Bruce and Maggie Tate! In our discussion, we cover the basics and the not so basics of what they do, from how they got into the Elixir world and founded Groxio to the conferences they run and the books they have published.