Elixir Outlaws

The hallway track of the Elixir community

About the show

Elixir Outlaws is an informal discussion about interesting things happening in Elixir. Our goal is to capture the spirit of a conference hallway discussion in a podcast.

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  • Episode 69: Dream big on your own time

    March 26th, 2020  |  1 hr 9 mins
    configuration, deployment, releases, working from home

    Chris and Amos discuss working from home, adjusting to isolation, building releases, elixir deployment strategies, and how to use vapor for configuration.

  • Episode 68: Impedance Mismatch

    March 19th, 2020  |  52 mins 48 secs
    abstraction, telemetry

    This week Chris and Amos talk about telemetry, improving the ecosystem, and abstractions.

  • Episode 67: Wizards and Outlaws

    March 13th, 2020  |  46 mins 44 secs
    beam, conference, elixir, erlang, live, lonestar

    Live from Lonestar Elixir with the Elixir Wizards.

  • Episode 66: Boredom and Anger

    March 5th, 2020  |  44 mins 13 secs

    Chris and Anna discuss strategies for dealing with long running projects. Chris asks Anna for advice on being a better mentor.

  • Episode 65: Is that a trochee?

    February 13th, 2020  |  49 mins
    refactoring, tdd

    This week Chris and Amos discuss refactoring and TDD.

  • Episode 64: Shakemups

    February 6th, 2020  |  43 mins 54 secs
    kafka, telemetry

    This week the hosts discuss weekly reviews, telemetry, recent shakeups in the community, and how to make service communication more efficient.

  • Episode 63: Voir dire

    January 16th, 2020  |  58 mins 35 secs
    real-time phoenix

    This week Chris and Amos are joined by friend of the show and author of Real-Time Phoenix, Steve Bussey.

  • Episode 62: High on the platitudes

    January 9th, 2020  |  49 mins 20 secs

    This week, the hosts discuss Norm, rewriting it in rust, and how to find challenging problems.

  • Episode 61: Friends don’t let friends use cons

    December 19th, 2019  |  48 mins 19 secs
    concurrency, elixir, ruby, vectors

    This week Chris and Amos discuss the benefits of vectors and the power of concurrency.

  • Episode 60: Yes and!

    December 12th, 2019  |  38 mins 22 secs
    elixir 1.10

    This is probably our worst episode ever. Enjoy!

  • Episode 59: It might be infinity

    November 21st, 2019  |  34 mins 19 secs
    broadway, genstage

    This week Chris and Amos discuss SICP, GenStage, and Broadway.

  • Episode 58: All about some Datalog

    November 7th, 2019  |  49 mins 57 secs
    autonomy, elixir, gigcity, leverage, rpc

    The hosts are back together after GigCity elixir. This week they discuss RPC, autonomy vs. leverage, and team dynamics.

  • Episode 57: Live from GigCity it's Saturday Afternoon

    October 31st, 2019  |  48 mins 45 secs

    Live from GigCity Elixir 2019

  • Episode 56: Last time there was lightning

    October 24th, 2019  |  36 mins 42 secs
    concurrency, gigcity, speaking, thinking

    This week Anna and Amos discuss preparation for GigCityElixir, modes of thinking, and concurrency models

  • Episode 55: Refactoring is a dumb word

    October 3rd, 2019  |  49 mins 25 secs
    changes, design, norm, refactoring

    This week the hosts discuss Strangeloop, Unison, handling breaking changes, refactoring and how to build open systems.

  • Episode 54: Forever Projects

    September 26th, 2019  |  35 mins 34 secs
    forever projects

    This week Chris and Anna discuss forever projects, privilege, and preparations for GigCity Elixir.