The US Conference for Elixir Makers.

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October 1st – 3rd, 2015
Norris Conference Center in Austin, Texas


Conference Only Early Bird $385August 15
Conference + TrainingEarly Bird $635August 15
Conference Only Standard $425September 23
Conference + TrainingStandard $675September 23
Conference Only Late $500October 3
Conference + TrainingLate $800October 3



Event Schedule

Thursday, October 1st, 2015

8:30 - 5:00
Taking Off with Phoenix (Sonny Scroggin)

Phoenix is an Elixir framework for building scalable web applications with realtime connectivity across all your devices. Together, we'll take a guided tour of the framework, going from the very basics, to building our own realtime applications. You'll see the framework's foundations, core components, and how to use Phoenix to write powerful web services.

8:30 - 5:00
Advanced Phoenix and Websockets (Chris McCord)

The Phoenix Framework is written in the Elixir language, which is based on the battle hardened and proven Erlang runtime.

Phoenix, even though a relatively new framework, is saving companies thousands of dollars by reducing server count while at the same time increasing capacity.

You will learn how to build scalable, fault tolerant systems to take on the modern web with this interactive course.

8:30 - 5:00
Programming in Elixir with Tests (Tate and Meadows-Jönsson)

Are you looking for an Elixir workshop that values testing as much as you do? Are you tired of classes that move too fast or too slow for real developers? We have the solution.

Learn Elixir and testing from those who build the language, and use it every day. Use the same tools we use for coding and testing. Learn the tools that we built to improve the overall testing experience, and allow you to build tests that are fast, expressive, and beautiful. In short, we believe code should be beautiful, and that tests are first-class citizens too.

This class is targeted to new and young intermediate Elixir programmers.

Prerequisite knowledge:

Comfortable programming in another programming language. Erlang or functional programming experience is helpful.

This tutorial will cover:

  • - Basics of Elixir
  • - Using the Mix build tool
  • - Testing in Elixir
  • - Working with processes
  • - Organizing programs and tests

This tutorial will be delivered by Bruce Tate, author of 7 Languages in 7 Weeks and CTO of, and Eric Meadows-Jönsson, second member of the Elixir core team, creator of Hex, and Elixir team lead for

12:00 - 1:30 PM

The best you ever had.

3:00 - 3:30 PM

Fresh baked Cookies & Fudge Brownies, Chex Mix and Trail Mixes

5:00 - 11:59 PM
Self Organized Events

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

8:00 - 9:00 AM
Registration & Breakfast

Assorted Donuts, Breakfast Tacos, Fresh Baked Scones, Fresh Juices, Fruit, Yogurts & Granola

9:00 - 5:00

The best the Elixir community has to offer.

12:00 - 01:30 PM

Chicken Fried Chicken & Country Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, (Vegetarian & Special Request options available, please inform registrar)

3:00 - 3:30 PM
4:30 - 5:30 PM
5:30 - 11:59 PM
Sponsored After Party, Location TBD

Saturday, October 3rd, 2015

8:00 - 9:00 AM
Registration & Breakfast

Assorted Donuts, Breakfast Tacos, Fresh Baked Scones, Fresh Juices, Fruit, Yogurts & Granola

9:00 - 5:00

The best the Elixir community has to offer.

12:00 - 01:30 PM

BBQ Brisket, Chicken, Baked Beans, Cole Slaw, Potato Salad, (Vegetarian & Special Request options available, please inform registrar)

3:00 - 3:30 PM
5:00 - 11:59 PM

Commons, served all day: Fresh Brewed Coffee, Decaf & Hot Herbal Teas, and Sodas


Platinum Sponsor


DockYard is a leading User Experience consultancy for client-side application development. They design and develop Ember.js applications backed by Phoenix ranging from startups through Fortune 500 Enterprise applications.

Lanyard Sponsor

Silver Sponsors

Media Sponsors

Conference Center Information

Norris Conference Center is behind the North Cross Mall and has plenty of free parking.

Hotel to Venue Transportation

The conference hotel (Embassy Suites) provides a shuttle that will run daily to the conference venue (Norris Conference Center).

Hotel Information

Reserving a Room

You can book online or call the reservation desk.

  1. Book Hyatt Place Austin/Arboretum online

  2. Call Hyatt Reservations at 877-242-3654, and request a room reservation using group code G-ELIX. The Reservations Agent will be able to quote availability of the group rate on the requested dates, and reserve a guest room for the caller.

Hotel Information

This Hotel is Full. See Hyatt Above.

Embassy Suites Austin is Located 20 minutes from the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and three miles from Norris Conference Center.

The two-room suites feature a king-sized bed or two double beds, a refrigerator, microwave, wet bar, WiFi and two 42-inch HDTVs.

Hotel Amenities
  • Courtesy Transportation To/From Norris Conference Center
  • Free Parking
  • Free in-room WiFi
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast
  • Complimentary Happy Hour every evening

Reserving a Room

You can reserve rooms in either of two ways:

  1. By visiting Embassy Suites Austin Arboretum and enter arrival and departure information. Click on the “add special rates & codes” link. In the “Group Code” field, enter the Group Code “ELX”. Select the “Check availability” button, and all the available rooms/rates will display.
  2. By calling Embassy Suites Austin Arboretum +1 512 372-8771, mentioning you are with the Elixir Conference Group and referencing the ELX Group rate code.
  3. By sending an email to Michelle Wong at and providing
    • Full name
    • Date of arrival & departure
    • Reference “ELX Reservation” in the Subject Line
    • Method of payment
  4. You will receive a response and confirmation number within 24 hours.

All reservations are subject to availability and will require a valid Credit Card at time of check in and are guaranteed for late arrival. Should you need to cancel, you must do so 24 hrs prior to the date of arrival. Reservations not cancelled within that time frame, or no-show reservations will be billed 1 night’s room & tax.

If no rooms are available, tweet @jimfreeze to add more rooms to the block. If you have any questions about the reservations process, please let us know.

Please book early as all Austin hotels are expecting full capacity this weekend.

Code of Conduct

ElixirConf is a community conference created to promote education, networking and collaboration within the Elixir/Erlang communities.

All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at our conference are expected to abide by the following code of conduct. Organizers will adhere to this code throughout the event. We are expecting cooperation from all participants to help ensure an enjoyable and safe environment for everyone.

Our conference is dedicated to providing a family friendly and harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, or religion. Conference participants are expected to observe the policies herein, refrain from using profanity, and act with decorum at all times. Sexual language and imagery is inappropriate for our conference, including attendees’ attire, talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online media. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organizers.

Read more and find how to contact the organizers.