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Elixir Games PDX - Many Types of Success, But Only One Success Type

308 SW 2nd Ave Fifth Floor
Portland, OR 97204, US (map)
Public WiFi

Exterior doors will lock at ~6:00 PM. Attendees will need to use the bank of elevators (there are two) in the lobby going to floors 2-6 in order to get to floor 5. Elevators to the 5th floor will be unlocked for the event times.



NOTE: Please RSVP via the meetup.com website, it helps for food and beverage planning.

Last month we had a really varied mix of experience levels in attendance, and so this month we'll cover a subject that will be useful to audiences and participants of all shapes and sizes... Dialyzer & TypeSpecs. Elixir isn't a statically typed language, but thanks to TypeSpecs and Dialyzer we can do static type analysis and avoid whole horrible classes of runtime errors by checking our code at compile-time.

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.

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

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 drinks will be provided.

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.


Special thanks to my friend Jeff Weiss and Puppet Labs, ‘the leader in IT automation’, for hosting us.