Elixir Wizards

Elixir Wizards

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Conversations on Elixir, Phoenix, and other light magic.


Pattern Matching With Todd - Michael Crumm
May 28 • 12 min
A special episode of Elixir Wizards highlighting Pattern Matching with Todd - a short format interview where our friend, Todd Resudek, asks different guests the same five questions. This week Todd spoke with Michael Crumm. Michael is known for his work on…
Steve Bussey on Real-Time Applications
May 28 • 49 min
Real-time applications come with real challenges—persistent connections, multi-server deployment, and strict performance requirements are just a few. Our guest today is Steve Bussey, a software architect at SalesLoft and author of the new book, Real-Time…
Mohd Maqbool Alam on System and Application Architecture
May 21 • 43 min
Today’s guest is Mohd Maqbool Alam, a software developer and Elixir fan from Delhi. He enjoys learning about programming language theory, distributed systems, Cloud Native technologies, and open source. As he is working towards building an Elixir…
Season Four Launchisode
May 14 • 69 min
As our first trilogy comes to a close, and we embark on the next one, we’re doing what all great trilogies do: Upending everything that made the initial one great and starting afresh. We have taken on board some excellent listener feedback to keep this…
Betweenisode Part 2! Featuring Amos King, Chris Keathley, Anna Neyzberg, Paul Schoenfelder, Sophie DeBenedetto, Meryl Dakin, and Dave Thomas
Apr 23 • 53 min
Welcome back to part two of our betweenisode! Everybody is working remotely now including ourselves, so today we continue the catch ups we were having with a number of longstanding buddies and chat about life after social distancing! The show is a…
Betweenisode Part 1: Saša Jurić, Bruce and Maggie Tate, James Edward Gray II, Jim and Chris Freeze, and Frank Hunleth
Apr 21 • 53 min
The world has changed so much since the end of season 3, that we thought we’d put together a special Betweenisode to tide you over until Season 4 launches. In this episode, we talk to several friends and respected members of the Elixir community, about…
Season Three Wrap and Remote Work Tips
Apr 2 • 50 min
In this episode, we take a look into the current contexts and home lives many of us find ourselves in today, offering top tips for working remotely from home during these challenging times. The lockdowns have caused many of us to reflect. To reflect on…
Sophie and Meryl Takeover: Sean Callan and Steven Nunez on Elixir Education
Mar 26 • 53 min
Welcome to another extra special episode of Elixir Wizards! We have guest hosts today, 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…
Saša Jurić on Training
Mar 19 • 51 min
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…
Bonus Episode: Outlaws and Wizards
Mar 13 • 46 min
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…
Devon Estes from Sketch on Benchee, Performance and Training
Mar 12 • 48 min
Our guest today, Devon Estes, approached us about the possible opportunity for Elixir to optimize and build out the pandas data analysis and manipulation tool, sharing why he thinks it would be a valuable addition to the Elixir open source ecosystem. But…
Second Annual Lonestar Lunchisode
Mar 5 • 53 min
Welcome back to the show for this special edition Lunchisode, coming to you live from the Lonestar Elixir 2020 Conference! We have a revolving door of speakers at this informal roundtable and a few friends and associates stop by to introduce themselves,…
Bonus Toddcast & Lonestar Preview
Feb 27 • 70 min
This week we're delighted to share a special format bonus episode! We are joined by guest 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…
Alex Garibay and Mike Binns from DockYard on Hiring and Training
Feb 20 • 26 min
Today on the show, we’re joined by Mike Binns and Alex Garibay of DockYard. In this episode, Mike and Alex share their journeys of how they came to work at DockYard and give us a view into DockYard’s hiring and training processes, systems, and…
Sean Lewis from Divvy on Performance, Hiring and Training
Feb 13 • 34 min
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…
Paul Schoenfelder and Hans Elias Josephsen on Lumen and Performance
Feb 6 • 51 min
In line with our current working-with-Elixir theme, today we’re talking about performance with Paul Schoenfelder and Hans Elias Josephsen from DockYard. The two have been working on Lumen, and in this episode, they discuss how this project is incorporated…
Sophie DeBenedetto and Meryl Dakin on Training and Building Elixir Projects Under Constraints
Jan 30 • 45 min
Today on the show we are joined by Sophie DeBenedetto from GitHub and Meryl Dakin from Frame.io to talk about the processes involved in training others and building Elixir projects. They share about studying and working together at the Flatiron School and…
Brooklyn Zelenka on Functional Programming
Jan 23 • 39 min
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…
Bruce and Maggie Tate from Groxio on Training
Jan 16 • 38 min
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,…
Dan Ivovich from SmartLogic on Hiring and Training
Jan 9 • 22 min
On today's show, we are joined by Dan Ivovich from our team here at SmartLogic! Dan is the Director of Development Operations and has already been a guest and cohost a few times on the show. Today we are talking about hiring and training and his…
Eric Meadows Jönsson on Hex and Working with Elixir
Jan 2 • 37 min
We are happy to be joined in this episode by Eric Meadows Jönsson, creator of the hexpm package manager, and an amazing resource who works tirelessly to build the Elixir community. Eric presently works at Brex and was part of the core team at Forza…
Chris Keathley on Performance and Functional Programming
Dec 19, 2019 • 35 min
Our guest on the show today is blogger, software cowboy, and podcast host Chris Keathley. Chris is a senior engineer at Bleacher Report, co-host of Elixir Outlaws, and writer of an assemblage of open-source software. He joins us today to speak about his…
Justin Schneck & Frank Hunleth on Nerves and Performance – Working with Elixir
Dec 12, 2019 • 38 min
On today’s show, we welcome Justin Schneck and Frank Hunleth, luminaries from the Nerves team! We take a dive into the world of Nerves with them, covering themes of performance, problem-solving, transitioning to hardware, and breakthroughs in the field.…
Brad Traylor of Podium on Training & Hiring – Working with Elixir
Dec 5, 2019 • 27 min
Our theme this season is working with Elixir, and joining in the conversation today is Brad Traylor from Podium. Brad shares his expertise in hiring and training for Podium, a position he is passionate about since it gives him the opportunity to work on…
José Valim, Creator of Elixir
Nov 26, 2019 • 43 min
Today on Elixir Wizards we are joined by none other than José Valim, the inventor of Elixir! Coming from the Ruby on Rails world, José found his way to functional programming and we hear all about the evolution of his philosophy and thought process around…
Dr Jim Freeze on Hiring, Training, and Functional Programming – Working with Elixir
Nov 21, 2019 • 25 min
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…
Season 3 Trailer
Nov 19, 2019 • 1 min
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.
Season Two Wrap
Oct 3, 2019 • 11 min
Welcome to the last episode of Season 2 of the podcast! We are taking this opportunity to recap what we covered in the season and talk about what we liked and what we didn't like so much. We do not have a guest for today's show so it is just Eric and…
Dave Lucia on Rustler – Elixir Internals
Sep 26, 2019 • 32 min
Our guest today on the show is Dave Lucia, who is currently the Vice President of Engineering at SimpleBet. He is here as part of Elixir Internals series, to talk to us and all our listeners about Rustler and the contribution he made to the library!…
Eric Oestrich on ExVenture – Elixir Internals
Sep 19, 2019 • 29 min
This season on Smart Software Season 2, we are focused on the inner workings of Elixir and the inner workings of popular Elixir libraries, or Elixir internals. Today, I have the pleasure of interviewing my colleague, Eric Oestrich who's responsible for…
Sophie DeBenedetto on Excrypt and Railway – Elixir Internals
Sep 12, 2019 • 30 min
Welcome to another episode of the podcast everybody! As we continue our journey into Elixir internals in Season 2, we welcome Sophie DeBenedetto to tell us about the two libraries she and the Flatiron School created! We talk about Encrypt and Railway and…
Shanti Chellaram on Pri-Queue and raft_erl – Elixir Internals
Sep 5, 2019 • 28 min
Today on the show we welcome Shanti Chellaram to talk about a couple of Erlang libraries she has created! We hear from her about Pri-Queue and raft_erl, and her motivation behind making them and some of the things we wishes she did differently! Shanti…
Michał Muskała on Ecto and jason – Elixir Internals
Aug 29, 2019 • 27 min
Today on the show we are joined by Michal Muskala, who is currently a freelance software engineer and he is here to talk to us about his work on the Ecto and jason libraries. With Ecto we continue our journey into Elixir and Michal explain how he became…
Todd Resudek on Hex – Elixir Internals
Aug 22, 2019 • 34 min
Today on the show we get stuck into the inner workings of Hex 1.0 and are happy to be joined by returning guest, Todd Resudek. As you might already know, Todd is the Senior Software Engineer at Weedmaps, a regular speaker on the conference scene, and one…
Chris Keathley on Wallaby and Raft – Elixir Internals
Aug 15, 2019 • 26 min
In this episode of the podcast we are joined by Chris Keathley to continue our exploration of Elixir internals as he tells us about two very popular libraries that he developed, Wallaby and Raft. We start off with some background and his initial…
René Föhring on Credo – Elixir Internals
Aug 8, 2019 • 29 min
Welcome back to the SmartLogic Podcast where we talk about the latest developments and best practices in the web and mobile software industry. In continuing with our theme of Elixir Internals, we’re having a conversation about the inner workings of one of…
Meryl Dakin on Token Alchemist – Elixir Internals
Aug 1, 2019 • 27 min
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…
Paul Schoenfelder on Distillery – Elixir Internals
Jul 25, 2019 • 29 min
Welcome back to show everyone and today in our exploration of Elixir libraries we are talking to Paul Schoenfelder! He is here to unpack Distillery, his own creation from the world of Elixir and tell us about how it works. We also discuss how Paul made…
Bryan Joseph on ElixirScript – Elixir Internals
Jul 18, 2019 • 23 min
Today on the show we continue our series on the inner workings and various libraries of Elixir and are very happy to welcome Bryan Joseph of Revelry to talk about his very own ElixirScript. ElixirScript is essentially an Elixir to JavaScript compiler,…
Brooklyn Zelenka on Witchcraft - Elixir Internals
Jul 11, 2019 • 30 min
Hey everybody and welcome back to Season 2 of the podcast! This season we will be talking about Elixir internals, libraries and the inner workings of the language. In our first episode we are very happy to be joined by Brooklyn Zelenka to start off our…
Season 2 Trailer
Jul 9, 2019 • 1 min
We’re excited to announce our season two topic, Elixir Internals. In this season we talk with developers behind some of the most popular Elixir libraries, including Witchcraft, ElixirScript, Distillery, Ecto, and more!
Elixir in Production Recap
Apr 18, 2019 • 20 min
With this season over, we bring Dan Ivovich back to talk about what we learned. Dan Ivovich - Director of Development Operations @ SmartLogic 00:43 - Why are you using Elixir in production? 01:20 - Advantages / disadvantages of Elixir 02:38 - How do you…
Jeffrey Matthias from Community - Elixir in Production
Apr 11, 2019 • 43 min
We talk with Jeffrey Matthias from Community about their current and past Elixir projects and how they are deployed. Jeffrey Matthias - Community Find Jeffrey elsewhere online: http://github.com/idlehands https://twitter.com/idlehands 0:47 - Give us a…
Jay Ashe from Cava - Elixir in Production
Apr 4, 2019 • 17 min
We talk with Jay Ashe from Cava about their current and past Elixir projects and how they are deployed. Jay Ashe - Cava Find Jay elsewhere online: https://twitter.com/jgashe 0:40 - Give us a quick overview of the Elixir projects you have in production.…
Frank Hunleth - Elixir in Production
Mar 28, 2019 • 28 min
We talk with Frank Hunleth from the Nerves core team about their current and past Elixir projects and how they are deployed. Frank Hunleth - Nerves Find Frank elsewhere online: https://twitter.com/fhunleth https://github.com/fhunleth 0:53 Frank intro 2:02…
Mark Ericksen - Elixir in Production
Mar 21, 2019 • 36 min
We talk with Mark Ericksen from Elixir Mix about their current and past Elixir projects and how they are deployed. Mark Ericksen - Elixir Mix Find Mark elsewhere online: https://twitter.com/brainlid https://brainlid.org/ 00:32 Intro 0:58 Mark intro…
Brooklyn Zelenka from SPADE Co. - Elixir in Production
Mar 14, 2019 • 27 min
We talk with Brooklyn Zelenka from SPADE Co. about their current and past Elixir projects and how they are deployed. Brooklyn Zelenka - SPADE Co. Find Brooklyn elsewhere online: https://twitter.com/expede https://github.com/expede 1:08 - Brooklyn’s…
Todd Resudek from Weedmaps - Elixir in Production
Mar 7, 2019 • 26 min
We talk with Todd Resudek from Weedmaps about their current Elixir projects and how they are deployed. Todd Resudek - Weedmaps Find Todd elsewhere online: https://twitter.com/sprsmpl https://github.com/supersimple 00:00 - Intro 01:06 - Tom introduces…
Lonestar ElixirConf 2019 Lunchisode
Mar 6, 2019 • 49 min
We sat down with numerous developers, including José Valim and Chris McCord, during the Saturday lunch at Lonestar ElixirConf 2019. Hear what they had to say about the state of Elixir! Guests: José Valim - Creator of Elixir Chris McCord - Creator of…
Ryan Billingsley from ClusterTruck - Elixir in Production
Feb 28, 2019 • 32 min
We talk with Ryan Billingsley from ClusterTruck about their current Elixir projects and how they are deployed. Ryan Billingsley - ClusterTruck Find Ryan elsewhere online: https://twitter.com/ryanbillingsley https://horriblenight.com/ 00:00 - Fade In 00:50…
Dan Ivovich from SmartLogic - Elixir in Production
Feb 28, 2019 • 28 min
We talk with developers from the team here at SmartLogic about our current practices on deploying Elixir and Phoenix in production. Dan Ivovich - Director of Development Operations @ SmartLogic Learn more about how SmartLogic uses Phoenix and Elixir.…
Smart Software Season 1 Trailer
Feb 25, 2019 • 1 min
Welcome to the first season of Smart Software with SmartLogic. We'll be interviewing several companies about how they use Elixir in Production this season. In this preview episode, we introduce ourselves and some of the topics we’ll be covering. Learn…