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 22: Live From Gig City Elixir - Amos Gets Paid

    November 11th, 2018  |  40 mins 16 secs

    We ran into Dave Thomas right before going on stage so Dave joined us to talk about architecture during a live show at Gig Cit Elixir 2018.

  • Episode 21: Deconstructing This Mountain of Doom

    October 19th, 2018  |  1 hr 8 mins
    software design

    Special guest James Edward Gray II joins the hosts this week and brings lots of questions on design and how we think about dependencies.

  • Episode 20: The World Famous Sponge Display

    October 11th, 2018  |  48 mins 34 secs
    ecto, elixir, software design, strangeloop

    The main topic this week: How do we handle complexity when designing software.

  • Episode 19: Elixir in Real Life

    September 21st, 2018  |  52 mins 39 secs

    ElixirConf 2018 roundup

  • Episode 18: Big Families Pt-2

    August 30th, 2018  |  39 mins 49 secs

    The last half of our talk with Paul Schoenfelder

  • Episode 17: Big Families Pt-1

    August 24th, 2018  |  40 mins 49 secs
    community, deployment

    Chris and Amos sit down to have a long conversation with Paul Schoenfelder. This is just part one so stay tuned.

  • Episode 16: That's my internet voice

    August 9th, 2018  |  51 mins 5 secs
    graphql, purely functional data structures, rest

    Main Topics: Absinthe bugs, the problems with REST, purely functional data structures, and amortized time.

  • Episode 15: Nervestendo

    August 2nd, 2018  |  45 mins 46 secs

    Anna and Amos discuss putting nerves on Nintendo devices with Connor Rigby

  • Episode 14: Little's Law All The Way Down

    July 26th, 2018  |  43 mins 25 secs
    blockchain, distributed systems, property testing

    Main Topics: Queueing theory, blockchain, and testing distributed systems.

  • Episode 13: Coming in hot

    July 19th, 2018  |  45 mins 31 secs
    supervisors, system design

    Main Topic: Supervision trees, restart intensities, and systems design.

  • Episode 12: Ready to mute

    July 12th, 2018  |  37 mins 50 secs
    object oriented

    Main topic: Is Elixir and object oriented language and if so is that a good thing?

  • Episode 11: Smarter then your parents

    June 28th, 2018  |  44 mins 3 secs
    burnout, elixir

    This weeks main topic: Burnout. Amos and Anna help Chris work through his feelings of burnout and lack of enthusiasm for his open source projects.

  • Episode 10: A list of controversial topics

    June 14th, 2018  |  1 hr 9 mins

    The outlaws are joined by Jose Valim and Chris McCord to discuss upcoming their upcoming talks at elixirconf and the projects that they're currently working on.

  • Episode 9: Happiness Lamp

    June 10th, 2018  |  58 mins 44 secs
    tdd, testing, typespecs

    Typesepcs and Testing Disagreements

  • Episode 8: That became very cheesy

    June 3rd, 2018  |  51 mins 2 secs
    configuration, elixir, releases

    The outlaws continue their conversation on mix config and releases only this time they are joined by a very special Friend of The Show.

  • Episode 7: A rat-king of problems

    May 27th, 2018  |  1 hr 6 mins
    configuration, elixir

    Anna, Amos, and Chris discuss the current state of configuration.