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Elixir Games PDX

308 Southwest 2nd Avenue #200
Portland, OR 97204, us (map)

Please enter the building from the SW 2nd Ave. entrance.



"And the winner for Best Actor is..." -Pid Spawnington

Well, we managed to kick things off with solid attendance, some competition that came down to the wire, and valuable lessons learned all around. Let's see if we can build some momentum as we take a dip into how Elixir handles concurrency and how we might solve problems with those tools and patterns.

For the newcomers, the "Games" format is designed to create a bit of friendly competition and is accessible for all ranges of experience; beginners and pros alike.

Early in this series we'll be focusing mostly on solving problems in a functional paradigm, and as the series continues over time we'll move more and more toward Elixir's differentiators; Erlang interop, hygienic macros, & OTP patterns.

If all that read like gibberish to you, don't worry you don't have to know any of that jargon, and by the time you do everything will already make sense. Because we'll introduce ideas and concepts in a way that will help you understand those things conceptually before you ever need a weird name for them.

Food and drink will be provided. There will also be small desk fodder prizes for the winning teams.

Please make sure you come with a computer to work on and have Elixir pre-installed locally or in a VM and ready to go.


If you'd like to take a look at the previous session's exercise feel free to check it out here: https://github.com/elixir-pdx/prime , some submitted solutions are available on non-master branches.

Special thanks to Daniel Hedlund and CrowdCompass, ‘The leading mobile app provider for conferences and meetings’, for hosting us.