About the show

On Elixir Wizards, we talk with software developers from around the world about the Elixir language and other modern web technologies. In season three our theme is Working with Elixir: Functional Programming, Hiring/Training, and Performance.

Elixir Wizards is hosted by Justus Eapen and Eric Oestrich of SmartLogic, a dev shop that’s been building custom software since 2005 and running Elixir applications in production since 2015.

Learn more about how SmartLogic uses Phoenix and Elixir.

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  • Dr Jim Freeze on Hiring, Training, and Functional Programming – Working with Elixir

    November 21st, 2019  |  Season 3  |  25 mins 40 secs
    elixir, elixirconf, functional programming, phoenix

    Welcome to Elixir Wizards, today we are joined by Dr. Jim Freeze to talk about his passion for and history in Elixir and functional programming. Dr. Freeze is one of the organizers of one of our favorite things in the world, Elixir Conf! He shares his story of coming to functional programming and his early days with Elixir, what he sees as the most important aspects of the conference before diving into what is on offer for those that attend. We talk about how employers can get Elixir newcomers up to speed on the language and the most effective ways Dr. Freeze stays abreast of developments in the field. Our guest also recommends a few resources for those wanting an introduction to Elixir and makes a great argument for the usefulness of a functional approach to programming. For all this and a whole bunch more, join us today!

  • Season 3 Trailer

    November 19th, 2019  |  Season 3  |  1 min 40 secs
    elixir, phoenix

    Welcome back to Season 3! Our theme this time around is Working with Elixir. Listen for more on our theme, upcoming guests, and our new name.