Welcome to Lonestar ElixirConf 2019!

Welcome to the third annual Regional Elixir Conference in Austin, TX, February 28 - March 2, 2019.

Lonestar ElixirConf will host five training classes on Thursday, Feb 28. On Mar 1-2, there will be 4 keynotes, a single track of speakers and a lightning talk session.

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

Lonestar ElixirConf 2019 will be an event you will not want to miss!

Not only will you learn new and better ways to approach your coding challenges, you will meet Elixir professionals who are changing the way we work. And, you won't want to miss breaking news on cutting edge technology!

Keynote Speakers

Chris McCord

Chris is the author of Phoenix, who has brought the programming world Phoenix Channels, Phoenix Presence, and soon, LiveView!

Chris McCord

Creator of Phoenix

Justin Schneck

Justin is the co-author of Nerves Project . Justin is in a constant state of working to make the the world around him bend to his imagination. He spends his time making that invisible, often impenetrable layer in the air between all the hardware in the world, easy to work with through Nerves.

Justin Schneck

Co-author of Nerves Project

Osayame Gaius-Obaseki

Osa Gaius is an engineer at Mailchimp. Previously, he worked at Luma, where he helped build realtime web apps and IoT devices in Elixir. He organizes the Elixir Meetup in Atlanta, where he educates newcomers to Elixir using interactive workshops. In his free time, Osa crafts hip hop beats and dances Tango.

Osayame Gaius-Obaseki

José Valim

José Valim is the creator of the Elixir programming language.

José Valim

Creator of Elixir




TRAINING: Thursday, Feb 28

Time Description
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Registration/Breakfast
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM Training
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Break
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Training
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Training
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Break
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Training

Friday, Mar 1

Time Speaker Title Info
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM Registration/Breakfast
9:00 AM - 9:10 AM Welcome
9:10 AM - 10:10 AM Justin Schneck Keynote
10:10 AM - 10:30 AM Break
10:30 AM - 11:10 AM Dan Dresselhaus Socrates and Distributed State on the BEAM
Distribution Intermediate, Advanced
11:15 AM - 11:55 AM Paul Schoenfelder Cadre: Building reliable distributed stateful systems in Elixir
Distribution Intermediate, Advanced
11:55 AM - 1:30 PM Lunch
1:30 PM - 2:10 PM Greg Vaughn Ecto Without a DB
Ecto Beginner
2:10 PM - 2:15 PM --
2:15 PM - 2:55 PM Luke Imhoff Things you might not have tried with Ecto
Ecto ALL
2:55 PM - 3:00 PM -
3:00 PM - 3:40 PM Brian Cardarella The Business Case for Elixir
Adoption ALL
3:40 PM - 4:00 PM Break
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Osa Gaius-Obaseki Keynote
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM Happy Hour Sponsored by Rabbet!
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Lightning Talks

Saturday, Mar 2

Time Speaker Title Info
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM - 9:10 AM Welcome
9:10 AM - 10:10 AM Chris McCord Keynote
10:10 AM - 10:30 AM Break
10:30 AM - 11:10 AM Clark Kampfe Building the Factory of the Future with Elixir, Phoenix, and Nerves
Beginner, Intermediate
11:10 AM - 11:15 AM --
11:15 AM - 11:55 AM Todd Resudek Building a smart sprinkler controller with Nerves
Nerves ALL
11:55 AM - 1:30 PM Lunch
1:30 PM - 2:10 PM Eric Oestrich Monitoring Your Elixir Application with Prometheus
Metrics Beginner
2:10 PM - 2:15 PM --
2:15 PM - 2:55 PM Steve Bussey Bringing Elixir to Production
Production Beginner, Intermediate
2:55 PM - 3:30 PM Break
3:30 PM - 4:10 PM Susumu Yamazaki Hastega: Challenge for GPGPU on Elixir
GPU Advanced
4:10 PM - 4:15 PM --
4:15 PM - 4:55 PM Bruce Tate Elixir.next
Elixir ALL
4:55 PM - 5:15 PM Break
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM José Valim Keynote


Norris Conference Center

2525 W. Anderson Lane, Suite 365

Austin, Texas 78757

(512) 451-5011


Your stay at the Hyatt includes complementary wifi, fitness center, shuttle to the conference center, and free parking. All rooms are suites with a sofa-bed and mini fridge. This Hyatt Place hotel offers free breakfast for World of Hyatt members -- sign-up is free and quick -- and 24/7 hot food options.



3612 Tudor Blvd, Austin, TX 78759

(512) 231-8491


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