Welcome to the premiere Regional Elixir and Phoenix conference in Austin, TX, February 10-11, 2017.

Lonestar Elixir Conf is a conference for Elixir, OTP, Web and Embedded developers. Our focus is on advancing the Elixir programming language and the communities surrounding it. Lonestar ElixirConf brings together developers, from novice to experienced, to discuss, collaborate, and socialize.

The inaugural conference will host a single-track of speakers, including 12 speakers, 3 keynote speakers, and a lightning talk session.

Come for the Elixir knowledge and stay for the parties and social mixing of Elixir enthusiasts.


Chris McCord

Chris McCord is a programmer with a passion for science and building things. He spends his time crafting the Phoenix Framework, working with the fine folks at DockYard, writing books like Metaprogramming Elixir, and teaching others the tools of the trade.

Justin Schneck

Over the years, Justin has worked on a plethora of embedded projects from iPhone motorcycle starters to advanced brewing and distilling equipment. Recently, Justin founded Metasphere, an embedded software company primarily focused on building Nerves.

Dave Thomas

Dave Thomas is a programmer, one of the founders of The Pragmatic Bookshelf, noted author of The Pragmatic Programmer, Programming Ruby, and Programming Elixir, as well as many other books and articles.




Time Event
7:50-8:50 Registration
7:50-8:50 Breakfast
All day Hot Beverages including fresh brewed coffee and assorted herbal teas.
Juices, yogurts, granola bars, fresh fruit, hot fresh pastries, scones, bagels & chocolate covered donuts!
8:50-9:00 Welcome
9:00-10:00 KEYNOTE: Justin Schneck
10:00-10:30 Break
10:30-11:15 Andrew Selder: Creating a Nerves-based Status Monitor (or how to sneak Elixir into your company)
11:15-12:00 Ricardo Echavarria: Raspberry Pi Cluster with the Power of Elixir
12:00-1:30 Lunch
BBQ Brisket, Ribs & Chicken (or Vegetarian Burger) with Potato Salad, Cole Slaw, Mac & Cheese, Assorted Desserts & Iced Tea.
1:30-2:15 James Gray & Paul Dawson: The NeverEnding Application
2:15-3:00 Bryan Joseph: Using Elixirscript
3:00-3:30 Break
Fresh baked cookies, brownies, Chex Mix, Goldfish, & sodas.
3:30-4:15 Geoffrey Lessel: Using Ecto outside of Phoenix
4:15-4:45 Break
4:45-6:00 Lightning Talks Watch on Youtube


Time Event
8:00-9:00 Breakfast
All day Hot Beverages including fresh brewed coffee and assorted herbal teas.
Juices, yogurts, granola bars, fresh fruit, hot fresh pastries, scones, bagels & chocolate covered donuts!
9:00-10:00 KEYNOTE: Chris McCord
10:00-10:30 Break
10:30-1:15 Stefan Wintermeyer: How we build vutuv
11:15-12:00 Ben Marx: Elixir Adoption at Scale: A Comprehensive Guide
12:00-1:30 Lunch
Chicken Fried Chicken with country gravy (or Vegetarian Lasagna), Mashed Potatoes, Home-style green beans, Garden Salad, Assorted Desserts & Iced Tea.
1:30-2:15 Brian Cardarella: Holistically built and tested APIs
2:15-3:00 Nico Mihalich: Leveling up your Phoenix projects with OTP
3:00-3:30 Break
Candy bar & flavored Gourmet Popcorn (‘dill pickle’, ‘mexican hot chocolate’ & ‘smokey BBQ’). Cookies, brownies & sodas.
3:30-4:15 Luke Imhoff: Shattering your application into an umbrella project
4:15-4:30 Break
4:30-5:30 KEYNOTE: Dave Thomas







Hyatt Place Austin Arboretum

If you are visiting from out of town, we have arranged a great room for you at the Hyatt Place Austin Arboretum at a great price of just $119 per night.

While staying at the Hyatt, not only do you get to sleep in the luxurious Hyatt Grand Bed®, Hyatt provides the following FREE amenties:

The conference Hotel is located at the intersection of MoPac/Loop 1 and Highway 183.
3612 Tudor Blvd, Austin, TX 78759


Lonestar ElixirConf 2017 will be held at Norris Conference Center in Austin, TX, February 10-11.

Norris Conference Center
2525 W. Anderson Lane, Suite 365
Austin, Texas 78757
(512) 451-5011