The Big Elixir is a two-day, single track conference to help developers take their Elixir skills to the next level. Join us on November 8th and 9th in the heart of The Big Easy as fellow Elixir enthusiasts come together to teach, learn, and explore all things Elixir!

Speakers & Talks

 

This year, we'd like to create a conference focused on the theme of Using Elixir in Production. The Elixir community is exploding and we are all trying to understand how to best use the power of Elixir, Erlang, and OTP to create the best applications for our business.

We want to help you learn how to create those great apps and, in turn, further Elixir adoption. If you are interested in Elixir application deployment, monitoring, debugging, or anything to help take your production Elixir app to the next level, then we believe that this is the conference for you!

Josh Adams

Creator of ElixirSips and Co-Founder of SmoothTerminal

On Building Systems
Justin Schneck

Co-Author of Nerves and Engineer at Le Tote

Physical Elixir
Bryan Joseph

ElixirScript Author and Engineer at Revelry

Master of Ceremonies
Paul Schoenfelder

Author of Distillery and Engineer at Dockyard

Structuring Applications
Brooklyn Zelenka

Author of Witchcraft and Founding Partner at Robot Overlord

Exceptional: Staying on the Happy Path
Desmond Bowe

Co-Host, the ElixirTalk Podcast and Head of Engineering at Versus Systems

Hot Upgrades are Not Scary
William Byatt

Senior Software Engineer at Vai.Car

Let-It-Fail For Global Operational Scale
Jeff Martin

Software Engineer at Teachers Pay Teachers

Testing a Large GraphQL API with Aplomb
Elijah Kim

Backend Engineer at Frame.io

Leveraging GenStage to Implement an Event Bus
Jon Carstens

Backend Engineer at MX

TIL by breaking production...
Eric Oestrich

Developer at SmartLogic

Going Multi-Node
Matthew McClure

Founder of Mux

Scaling realtime dashboards when the underlying data is big-ish
Ben Wilson
Trapped By Our Tools: Recapturing the Activity of our Applications

Venue & Location

 
Le Petit Theatre, New OrleansLe Petit Theatre, New Orleans

The Big Elixir is very proud to be working with New Orleans’s oldest operating playhouse, Le Petit Théâtre Du Vieux Carré. Really, we could not have asked for a better venue.

Since 1922, Le Petit has been located just off of Jackson Square, in the French Quarter and has entertained thousands of audience members in a wide array of dramas, comedies, and musicals.

Le Petit offers an amazing stage, world-class acoustics, and a great A/V team to not only ensure a great conference but also a comfortable and cozy one for all. The theatre includes ADA accessible seats, spread out between the orchestra and balcony levels.

Hotel & Accomodations

 
Hyatt Centric French Quarter New Orleans
Hyatt Centric French Quarter New Orleans

The Hyatt Centric French Quarter is a New Orleans luxury hotel located in the historic French Quarter adjacent to Bourbon Street in New Orleans. This historic hotel offers smoke-free guestrooms, plush bedding, modern in-room amenities, and balconies that overlook the historic French Quarter, gorgeously landscaped courtyards and New Orleans' famous Bourbon Street.

Rates
Attendees of The Big Elixir will receive a special rate of $179 (plus taxes and fees) per night.
Reservations
Visit our discount link to reserve a room online or call 888-421-1442 directly if you need extra assistance!
Hyatt Centric French Quarter New Orleans
Hyatt Centric French Quarter New Orleans

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Our Amazing Sponsors

 
Platinum
  • Revelry - Digital Innovation
    Revelry is a Digital Innovation Studio, guiding businesses and organizations of all sizes through digital transformation and corporate innovation, crafting digital solutions including custom software and design, and deploying their signature Platform as a Service to deliver industry solutions that have a real impact on immediate business goals.
Silver
  • HoneyBadger - Elixir Error Monitoring
    HoneyBadger is zero-instrumentation, 360 degree coverage of errors, outages and service degradation for Elixir apps. Gain peace of mind with Honeybadger on call.

Interested in Sponsoring?

We'd love to talk with you! Your sponsorship goes a long way to helping us keep The Big Elixir accessible and affordable. Take a look at our sponsorship prospectus and email us if you have questions or if you are interested in sponsoring something you don’t see offered!

The Organizing Team

 
  • Bryan Joseph

    Bryan has worked with Elixir since 2014, has made contributions to both Elixir itself and Phoenix, and has written a number of popular packages such as ElixirScript, Joken, and Geo.

  • Nicky Mast

    Nicky is a Tech Talent South graduate and co-organizer of BarCampNola. She is the most organized person we know. This conference is not possible without her spreadsheets and attention to detail.

  • Joe Ellis

    Joe is the co-founder of many popular tech meetups in New Orleans and started learning Elixir because Bryan wouldn't stop talking about it. Now he's hooked and it's all Bryan's fault.

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