Software Engineer at Flatiron School x WeWork
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.
August 1st, 2019 | Season 2 | 27 mins 31 secs
elixir, flatiron school, token alchemist, wework
Today on the show we continue our series on the inner workings of several different Elixir libraries and are happy to be joined by Meryl Dakin, Software Engineer at the Flatiron School and author of Token Alchemist. In this episode, we discover how Meryl got started with Elixir and what the process was like for her transitioning from Ruby to Elixir. We learn more about the internal functions of Token Alchemist within the school context and discuss the unique opportunities Meryl has discovered in Elixir, as well as the trickier language features that programmers are likely to experience in their learning process. Meryl also shares the challenges that Token Alchemist attempts to overcome – delving deeper into LTI, the Learn.co platform, OAuth and JSON. For all this and more, be sure to click play!