November 7-8, 2019 · New Orleans

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 7th and 8th for our 2nd annual event in the heart of The Big Easy as fellow Elixir enthusiasts come together to teach, learn, and explore all things Elixir!

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Speakers & Talks

This year, our conference theme is Emerging Elixir. We are looking to deliver a strong series of talks that all focus on new innovations in the Elixir ecosystem, present new ways of thinking about distributed systems, and talk deeply about lessons learned from taking Elixir far and wide.

We want to hear about the budding innovations that are happening in the Elixir community right now, from the very practical to even the very strange. How far and wide can we go with Elixir? How are we breaking the barriers of Elixir?

Our Keynote Speakers

Robert Virding
Co-creator of Erlang and Principal Language Expert at Erlang Solutions
Brian Cardarella
Founder & Chairman of DockYard
Bryan Joseph
ElixirScript Author and Engineer at Revelry
Call for Proposals!
Learn something amazing recently you'd like to share with the Elixir community? Read our call for proposals and tell us your idea! All levels can apply! The submission deadline is July 1st, so don’t wait too long!

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Venue & Location

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

Since 1922, Le Petit has been located right across from Jackson Square in the French Quarter, and has entertained thousands of audience members in a wide array of dramas, comedies, musicals - and now tech conferences!

Le Petit offers an amazing stage for speakers, world-class acoustics, and a fantastic A / V team to create the perfect tech event for everyone! The theatre also includes ADA accessible seats and a beautiful French Quarter courtyard for our hallway track!

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

Hotel & Accomodations

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 $189 (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!

Recommendations from Locals

First time in New Orleans? Here are some recommendations from locals on restaurants, bars, music, and kid-friendly things to do with family while you're here, we've created a curated a google map just for you! Check it out!
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Our Amazing Sponsors

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 very popular packages.

  • Nicky Mast

    Nicky is a Tech Talent South graduate and co-organizer of BarCampNola. This conference is not possible without her incredible 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.