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Betweenisode Part 2! Featuring Amos King, Chris Keathley, Anna Neyzberg, Paul Schoenfelder, Sophie DeBenedetto, Meryl Dakin, and Dave Thomas

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Welcome back to part two of our betweenisode! Everybody is working remotely now including ourselves, so today we continue the catch ups we were having with a number of longstanding buddies and chat about life after social distancing! The show is a back-to-back of four different conversations, the first being with Amos King, Chris Keathley, and Anna Neyzberg from Elixir Outlaws. After that we talk to Paul Schoenfelder, before getting on the line with Sophie DeBenedetto and Meryl Dakin. Last but not least we catch up with Dave Thomas. Our four conversations cover the same broad themes, and we mostly share our thoughts about what is happening in the world right now, how we are coping with working remotely, and what particular projects have been keeping us busy. Our guests share varying perspectives about what it means that we are restructuring the way we do things. We talk about how even if you worked remotely before, things feel different now, and we also consider the extra burdens of being a remote software developer. Other topics include the line between complaints and constructive criticism, wild animals roaming the streets, and the general atmosphere in our different locations. From a tech point of view, we touch on IoT development, various GitHub projects to get involved with, why students aren’t learning how to program properly anymore, and a lot more. Get it all here and make sure you stay tuned for episode one of season four!

Key Points From This Episode:

  • Scaling up the NFL Draft website for remote screening.
  • Home life and side projects in the quarantine: Mogde Podge, a baby, and game development.
  • Shameless plugs from everybody: Binary Noggin, ElixirBridge, and Finch.
  • Isolation, low supplies and trying to stay positive at present.
  • Imagining roaming wild animals now that humans are in quarantine.
  • Advice from Paul who works at home for surviving social distancing.
  • What Paul is doing for Ockam to secure IoT devices.
  • The danger of starting hack vulnerable tech companies.
  • A plug from Paul to get involved with Lumen.
  • Nature taking over; Meryl and Sophie’s experiences in Brooklyn and Westchester right now.
  • Working from home versus working from home due to a global crisis.
  • Domestic squabbles over bandwidth between Meryl and her software developer brother.
  • Lessons learned to stay sane during quarantine: getting dressed.
  • Extra tasks remote developers are having to do remotely; becoming project managers.
  • The difference between complaints and legitimate critiques of work systems.
  • Dave’s amazing remote communications setup 40 miles north of Dallas.
  • The situation where Dave is with regard to coronavirus and freedom.
  • How COBOL has not become too broad despite not using libraries.
  • The history of programming languages that Dave teaches.
  • That PDP-11 runs better emulated in Javascript than in its original hardware.
  • A drawback of modern development: not understanding hardware.
  • How Dave is digitizing his SMU courses due to teaching them online at present.
  • All the effort Dave puts into grading his students’ exercises.
  • Issues that coding is not taught rigorously enough; students can’t ‘program’.
  • How well the human race is doing to mobilize en masse right now.
  • Whether tech caused the crisis and humanity could manage this crisis 100 years ago.

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Eric Oestrich — https://oestrich.org/
Justus Eapen — https://www.linkedin.com/in/justuseapen/
Amos King — https://www.linkedin.com/in/amosking/
Chris Keathley — https://keathley.io/
Anna Neyzberg — https://www.linkedin.com/in/anna-neyzberg-93545316/
Elixir Outlaws — https://elixiroutlaws.com/
NFL Draft — https://www.nfl.com/draft/home
Modge Podge — https://www.amazon.com/Mod-Podge-Waterbase-16-Ounce-CS11302/dp/B001IKES5O
Star Trek — https://intl.startrek.com/
Sublime — https://www.sublimetext.com/
VSCode — https://code.visualstudio.com/
Binary Noggin — https://binarynoggin.com/
Connor Rigby — https://binarynoggin.com/author/connor/
ElixirBridge — http://elixirbridge.org/
Nico Piderman — https://github.com/sneako
Quinn Wilton — https://github.com/QuinnWilton
Jose Valim — https://github.com/josevalim
Finch Library— https://github.com/keathley/finch
Paul Schoenfelder — https://www.linkedin.com/in/gotbones/
Ockam — https://www.ockam.io/
Lumen — https://github.com/lumen/lumen
Timex — https://github.com/bitwalker/timex
Sophie DeBenedetto — https://www.linkedin.com/in/sophiedebenedetto/
Meryl Dakin — https://github.com/meryldakin
Flatiron — https://flatironschool.com/
Sophie DeBenedetto’s GitHub Post — https://www.thegreatcodeadventure.com/my-long-distance-relationship-with-github/
Elixir School — https://elixirschool.com/en/
Meryl Dakin’s Watch if Your Dare Episode — https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/watch-if-you-dare/e/68798094?autoplay=true
Luigi’s Mansion — https://www.nintendo.co.za/Games/Nintendo-Switch/Luigi-s-Mansion-3-1437312.html
Dave Thomas — https://pragdave.me/
COBOL — https://www.tutorialspoint.com/cobol/index.htm
PD-11 — https://history-computer.com/ModernComputer/Electronic/PDP-11.html
SMU — https://www.smu.edu/lyle
Elixir Wizards Podcast — https://podcast.smartlogic.io
SmartLogic — https://smartlogic.io/

Special Guests: Amos King, Anna Neyzberg, Chris Keathley, Dave Thomas, Meryl Dakin, Paul Schoenfelder, and Sophie DeBenedetto.

Apr 23 2020 · 53mins
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Sophie DeBenedetto and Meryl Dakin on Training and Building Elixir Projects Under Constraints

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Today on the show we are joined by Sophie DeBenedetto from GitHub and Meryl Dakin from Frame.io to talk about the processes involved in training others and building Elixir projects. They share about studying and working together at the Flatiron School and what they do now in their respective new roles at Github and Frame.io. During their time at Flatiron, they worked on various projects, often collaborating with engineering teams from other companies and having to train these team members in Elixir. They talk about how they managed to develop new features while simultaneously onboarding new people and getting everyone on the same page. For them, the pair programming model had been most beneficial, and they discuss the habits and practices they implemented to encourage team members, optimize each learning experience, and share knowledge during training events. Sophie and Meryl also share the Elixir-specific challenges they encountered while developing applications for 2U, how Elixir’s failure-first programming capability guided them, how they prepare for training workshops, and the productivity hacks that keep them focused and energized.

Key Points From This Episode:

• How Sophie and Meryl know each other from working and studying at the Flatiron School.
Frame.io as a tool that facilitates the communication between video editors and clients.
• Meryl’s new role as a full-stack developer working with Elixir and React.
• The projects they worked on at Flatiron and partnering with various companies like 2U.
• Their secret to developing new features while also introducing new team members to Elixir.

• The benefits of pair programming and teaching a programming language to others.
• Reserving time to celebrate wins and knowledge share during training events.
• Key lessons they learned from their collaboration with the 2U team.
• Elixir-specific challenges during the development of the applications project with 2U.
• How Elixir’s failure-first programming capability ultimately helps developers.
• Sophie and Meryl’s experience using LiveView at Flatiron and the problems encountered.
• The work that went into preparing for training workshops.
• Advice for teaching someone who is not technical to become a working developer.
• Productivity hacks to stay focused and regain energy.

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Sophie DeBenedetto on LinkedIn — https://www.linkedin.com/in/sophiedebenedetto/
Sophie DeBenedetto on Twitter — https://twitter.com/sm_debenedetto
Meryl Dakin in LinkedIn — https://www.linkedin.com/in/meryldakin/
Meryl Dakin on Twitter — https://twitter.com/meryldakin
Eric Oestrich — https://oestrich.org
Frame.iohttps://frame.io
GitHub — https://github.com
Flatiron School — https://flatironschool.com
Elixir — https://elixir-lang.org
React — https://reactjs.org
2U — https://2u.com
Kubernetes — https://kubernetes.io
Ruby — https://www.ruby-lang.org/en/
Elixir School — https://elixirschool.com/en/
Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain — https://www.amazon.com/Drawing-Right-Side-Brain-Definitive/dp/1585429201
Etsy — https://www.etsy.com
EMPEX NYC Conference — https://empex.co/nyc.html
SmartLogic — https://smartlogic.io/

Special Guests: Meryl Dakin and Sophie DeBenedetto.

Jan 30 2020 · 45mins
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EMx 084: Beyond LiveView with Sophie DeBenedetto

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In this episode of Elixir Mix the panel interviews Sophie DeBenedetto. Sophie spoke at both The Big Elixir and ElixirConf 2019 about LiveView. She also works at Flatiron School. Sophie starts by sharing a little about Flatiron School, what they offer and what she does for them. The panel shares their experience with the quality of graduates from Flatiron School. Sophie explains that Flatiron School is all about community and they teach their students to love learning. 

Sophie discusses her talks and shares the experiences she had with LiveView that inspired her talks. She tells the panel what it was like preparing for the talks. She explains the problems she faced with her LiveView project and how she eventually fixed it. 

In one talk Sophie talks about looking under the hood at LiveView. She tells the panel about this experience, this leads the panel to discuss the LiveView documentation. They consider the helpfulness of the phrase “it’s a process” in the documentation. Sophie explains how she prefers documentation to be more clear and more expansive. The panel considers the importance of expounding in the documentation as most Elixir users are new to the language. The panel discusses when the best time to learn OTP is for a developer new to Elixir. 

The panel discusses Sophie’s blog post about her work in LiveView. They discuss some of their work in LiveView as well. The panel goes over some of the features they have tried in their projects and the ones they look forward to trying. Sophie ends the episode by comparing LiveView to her previous coding experiences, she describes it as a breath of fresh air. 

Panelists

  • Mark Ericksen

  • Josh Adams

  • Michael Ries

Guest

  • Sophie DeBenedetto

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  • CacheFly

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Dec 31 2019 · 50mins
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EMx 084: Beyond LiveView with Sophie DeBenedetto

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In this episode of Elixir Mix the panel interviews Sophie DeBenedetto. Sophie spoke at both The Big Elixir and ElixirConf 2019 about LiveView. She also works at Flatiron School. Sophie starts by sharing a little about Flatiron School, what they offer and what she does for them. The panel shares their experience with the quality of graduates from Flatiron School. Sophie explains that Flatiron School is all about community and they teach their students to love learning. 

Sophie discusses her talks and shares the experiences she had with LiveView that inspired her talks. She tells the panel what it was like preparing for the talks. She explains the problems she faced with her LiveView project and how she eventually fixed it. 

In one talk Sophie talks about looking under the hood at LiveView. She tells the panel about this experience, this leads the panel to discuss the LiveView documentation. They consider the helpfulness of the phrase “it’s a process” in the documentation. Sophie explains how she prefers documentation to be more clear and more expansive. The panel considers the importance of expounding in the documentation as most Elixir users are new to the language. The panel discusses when the best time to learn OTP is for a developer new to Elixir. 

The panel discusses Sophie’s blog post about her work in LiveView. They discuss some of their work in LiveView as well. The panel goes over some of the features they have tried in their projects and the ones they look forward to trying. Sophie ends the episode by comparing LiveView to her previous coding experiences, she describes it as a breath of fresh air. 

Panelists

  • Mark Ericksen

  • Josh Adams

  • Michael Ries

Guest

  • Sophie DeBenedetto

Sponsors

  • Sentry– use the code “devchat” for two months free on Sentry’s small plan

  • CacheFly

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Dec 31 2019 · 50mins
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Sophie DeBenedetto on Excrypt and Railway – Elixir Internals

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Welcome to another episode of the podcast everybody! As we continue our journey into Elixir internals in Season 2, we welcome Sophie DeBenedetto to tell us about the two libraries she and the Flatiron School created! We talk about Encrypt and Railway and a bunch of other great stuff from the world of Elixir and open source and Sophie shares so much about why she is particularly excited about things at the moment. She talks about the maturation of the Elixir community and her first and most important open-source experiences before diving into her hopes for the future of these platforms. We also discuss the ins and out of the two libraries and our guest does a fantastic job of explaining their functions and the reasons they were built. Sophie shares the major challenges that faced her and the team in creating them and a whole lot more, so make sure to tune in today for all this great information!

Key Points From This Episode:

  • A brief introduction to Sophie's career, the Flatiron School and her Elixir work.
  • Sophie's first experiences with open source, contributing to the Elixir School.
  • Flatiron's support of open source and their attitude towards the growth of engineers.
  • Why Elixir and Ruby are such important languages to Sophie and Flatiron.
  • Sophie's wishes for Elixir and what she wants to see more of in the community.
  • Introducing Encrypt and Excrypt for Elixir and why Flatiron chose to build them.
  • The hardest parts of building the library, the challenges of encryption.
  • Elixir's built-in option parser; convenience and accessing data easily.
  • The Railway hex package and what it enables users to do.
  • Breaking down the functions of RabbitMQ for Erlang.
  • The two things that Sophie is most excited about in the Elixir space right now!
  • And much more!

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Sophie DeBenedetto — http://sophiedebenedetto.nyc/
Flatiron School — http://sophiedebenedetto.nyc/
Elixir School — https://elixirschool.com/en/
Encrypt — https://github.com/flatiron-labs/encrypt
Escript — https://hexdocs.pm/mix/master/Mix.Tasks.Escript.Build.html
Ruby — https://www.ruby-lang.org/en/
Kafka — https://kafka.apache.org
Ecto — https://hexdocs.pm/ecto/Ecto.html
Erlang — https://www.erlang.org
RabbitMQ — https://www.rabbitmq.com
Phoenix — https://phoenixframework.org
LiveView — https://dockyard.com/blog/2018/12/12/phoenix-liveview-interactive-real-time-apps-no-need-to-write-javascript
Elixir Conf — https://elixirconf.com/2019

Special Guest: Sophie DeBenedetto.

Sep 12 2019 · 30mins
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Episode 142 feat. Sophie DeBenedetto - Elixir at the Flatiron School, Learning Functional Languages

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SHOW NOTES
- Sophie DeBenedetto: @sm_debenedetto
- ElixirSchool: https://elixirschool.com/en/
- The Flatiron School: https://flatironschool.com/
- Great Code Adventure: http://thegreatcodeadventure.com/
- Troy's Cocktails Podcast: https://www.briefs.fm/cocktailing
- Erlang Ecosystem Foundation: https://erlef.org/
- EMPEX NYC: https://empex.co/nyc

Apr 16 2019 · 50mins
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EMx 029: JWT Auth in Phoenix with Joken with Sophie DeBenedetto

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Panel:

  • Mark Ericksen
  • Nathan (Nate) Hopkins
  • Charles Max Wood

Special Guest: Sophie DeBenedetto

In this episode of Elixir Mix, the panel talks with Sophie DeBenedetto who is a teacher at the Flatiron School, a software engineer, and creator of Break In. The panelists and Sophie talk about her blog, the Flatiron School, and her background. Check it out!

Show Topics:

0:00 – Advertisement: Get A Coder Job!

0:50 – Chuck: Welcome! Our panel is Mark, Nate, and myself. Our special guest, today, is Sophie! Please introduce yourself!

1:32 – Guest: Hi! I am Sophie and I am an engineer who works at the Flatiron School. We are growing and fast and offer a lot of different courses. We are an international school working with Elixir and Phoenix.

2:10 – Chuck: You gave us multiple topics: Joken and Elixir Packages. Give us please some background there.

2:33 – Guest: I will talk about the problems we were trying to resolve with Joken.

The Guest goes into detail about this topic. Sophie mentions Rails, Joken, Guardian, Phoenix, and Erlang-Jose.

4:41 – Guest: We found this nice little library that we needed and that was Joken. Initially, we were trying to hit the nail with a racket and all we needed was a hammer.

6:48 – Guest: I am telling the whole Internet our problem we had, and how we resolved it. That’s why I am here today, because you all found my blog.

9:04 – Panel: There is a lot there! Some terms that you mentioned: JWT is referred to as a JOT – for those listeners who don’t know.

Panelist asks question.

9:43 – Guest answers the question.

10:52 – Panel: When I used Joken before I did use it with the HMAC algorithm. You are on the fringe of what is mainstream and you can come across those rough spots. You are doing this service of saying yes I found this problem and I will try to help you with this problem.

11:25 – Guest: It’s an interesting feeling to say we solved this problem and then realizing we were wrong about it. I’m glad that happened because it’s real. As a teacher I saw students being reluctant to blog b/c they didn’t want to be wrong, but that’s how you grow!

12:22 – Chuck: We talked about the JWT and the dots.

How is this different than Ruby gems and other things?

12:44 – Guest: I think anyone would have thoughts on this. There’s not a lot of resources, and look into the Ruby community. From the Flatiron School our focus has been Ruby, and we ask our students to contribute. We want to find an answer to any problem we are facing through Ruby and Rails. More or less you will find a solution from somebody through the Internet. Elixir is definitely different from this because it’s a newer framework. 

14:26 – Panelist asks about the curriculum through the Flatiron School.

14:48 – Guest answers the question.

16:08 – Panel: We have had Kate Travers from Flatiron Schools on our podcast before. What has your path been?

16:30 – Guest: We graduated at the same time and I went to the educational-side, which I did for a year to about a year and a half. I thought I needed to get my hands dirty, though, to be a better teacher. I went to this company...and I recently rejoined the Flatiron School’s faculty.

17:40 – Panel: That’s great. I was with a company for 3 years, left for 2 years, and then I came back. It’s a testament to not burning bridges. There is value to leaving and going to get new and different experiences. You grow in the process, and that’s what happened for me. I like your path and thanks for sharing your story!

18:50 – Fresh Books!

20:00 – Chuck: Do you have any policies on how students (at Flatiron School) need to contribute?

20:06 – Guest: Not so much HOW but we encourage it.

The guest goes into detail and mentions Elixir School (see links below).

21:33 – Panel: That is a good suggestion if a newbie wants to contribute and they are afraid to contribute. You can get involved and your suggestion will be reviewed.

22:10 – Guest: Yes! There is a team member, Matt, and he contributed to the code base. He was new to the Elixir community, and showed his thought-process.

Contributing to open source is great because it helps the community, and opens a pathway for great feedback and conversation.

23:30 – Panel: I think that’s a healthy way to look at pole requests. I have worked with folks that don’t view it that way, though. They hold their code a little close to their chest and that’s it. I like the dialogue.

24:00 – Chuck: This stuff isn’t staying still b/c the Elixir community is constantly growing. I cannot recommend highly enough to learn something new. It can be just 20-30 minutes a day. If you aren’t doing that then you will fall behind.

24:57 – Panel: Question for Sophie. How did you get involved with Elixir School?

25:18 – Guest: I am definitely not an expert. It’s a group of people who thought that Elixir should be more accessible. I like it because it’s beginner-friendly. Find something to contribute to b/c there are tons of different levels to find what’s good for you.

27:09 – Panel: Has it be re-skinned/re-themed?

27:15 – Guest: Yeah, I think so. Along with the theme-related they have been putting high priority into different languages.

27:38 – Panelist comments about natural languages and translations.

27:52 – Chuck: Was this a project through the school or something else?

28:06 – Guest: It’s not through the school.

28:36 – Chuck: Any other projects through the school?

28:46 – Guest: Yes, the school has a lab and it’s neat to see it grow!

29:38 – Panel: Have you tried those other technologies before (and they didn’t work) or did you just anticipate it was a problem that you couldn’t solve without the Beam.

30:02 – Guest answers.

32:33 – Panel: That makes sense. You were reaching for Erlang when you were on the Ruby Stack.

32:49 – Guest refers to tooling and Rabbit.

33:00 – Chuck: You mentioned Rabbit – what does your typical stack look like? Are you running Phoenix? Or here is a job so here is Elixir? What is your process like?

33:23 – Guest: A Ruby on Rails app it has all the ups-and-downs and it’s kind of old.

As we are growing and partnering with new companies/schools we are updating and seeing a need to grow even more.

34:49 – Panel.

34:54 – Guest: The video that Chris McCord put out!

35:03 – Chuck: Check the show notes’ links!

35:15 – Chuck: Picks!

35:23 – Ad: Lootcrate.com

END – CacheFly!

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Nov 27 2018 · 43mins
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EMx 029: JWT Auth in Phoenix with Joken with Sophie DeBenedetto

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Panel:

  • Mark Ericksen
  • Nathan (Nate) Hopkins
  • Charles Max Wood

Special Guest: Sophie DeBenedetto

In this episode of Elixir Mix, the panel talks with Sophie DeBenedetto who is a teacher at the Flatiron School, a software engineer, and creator of Break In. The panelists and Sophie talk about her blog, the Flatiron School, and her background. Check it out!

Show Topics:

0:00 – Advertisement: Get A Coder Job!

0:50 – Chuck: Welcome! Our panel is Mark, Nate, and myself. Our special guest, today, is Sophie! Please introduce yourself!

1:32 – Guest: Hi! I am Sophie and I am an engineer who works at the Flatiron School. We are growing and fast and offer a lot of different courses. We are an international school working with Elixir and Phoenix.

2:10 – Chuck: You gave us multiple topics: Joken and Elixir Packages. Give us please some background there.

2:33 – Guest: I will talk about the problems we were trying to resolve with Joken.

The Guest goes into detail about this topic. Sophie mentions Rails, Joken, Guardian, Phoenix, and Erlang-Jose.

4:41 – Guest: We found this nice little library that we needed and that was Joken. Initially, we were trying to hit the nail with a racket and all we needed was a hammer.

6:48 – Guest: I am telling the whole Internet our problem we had, and how we resolved it. That’s why I am here today, because you all found my blog.

9:04 – Panel: There is a lot there! Some terms that you mentioned: JWT is referred to as a JOT – for those listeners who don’t know.

Panelist asks question.

9:43 – Guest answers the question.

10:52 – Panel: When I used Joken before I did use it with the HMAC algorithm. You are on the fringe of what is mainstream and you can come across those rough spots. You are doing this service of saying yes I found this problem and I will try to help you with this problem.

11:25 – Guest: It’s an interesting feeling to say we solved this problem and then realizing we were wrong about it. I’m glad that happened because it’s real. As a teacher I saw students being reluctant to blog b/c they didn’t want to be wrong, but that’s how you grow!

12:22 – Chuck: We talked about the JWT and the dots.

How is this different than Ruby gems and other things?

12:44 – Guest: I think anyone would have thoughts on this. There’s not a lot of resources, and look into the Ruby community. From the Flatiron School our focus has been Ruby, and we ask our students to contribute. We want to find an answer to any problem we are facing through Ruby and Rails. More or less you will find a solution from somebody through the Internet. Elixir is definitely different from this because it’s a newer framework. 

14:26 – Panelist asks about the curriculum through the Flatiron School.

14:48 – Guest answers the question.

16:08 – Panel: We have had Kate Travers from Flatiron Schools on our podcast before. What has your path been?

16:30 – Guest: We graduated at the same time and I went to the educational-side, which I did for a year to about a year and a half. I thought I needed to get my hands dirty, though, to be a better teacher. I went to this company...and I recently rejoined the Flatiron School’s faculty.

17:40 – Panel: That’s great. I was with a company for 3 years, left for 2 years, and then I came back. It’s a testament to not burning bridges. There is value to leaving and going to get new and different experiences. You grow in the process, and that’s what happened for me. I like your path and thanks for sharing your story!

18:50 – Fresh Books!

20:00 – Chuck: Do you have any policies on how students (at Flatiron School) need to contribute?

20:06 – Guest: Not so much HOW but we encourage it.

The guest goes into detail and mentions Elixir School (see links below).

21:33 – Panel: That is a good suggestion if a newbie wants to contribute and they are afraid to contribute. You can get involved and your suggestion will be reviewed.

22:10 – Guest: Yes! There is a team member, Matt, and he contributed to the code base. He was new to the Elixir community, and showed his thought-process.

Contributing to open source is great because it helps the community, and opens a pathway for great feedback and conversation.

23:30 – Panel: I think that’s a healthy way to look at pole requests. I have worked with folks that don’t view it that way, though. They hold their code a little close to their chest and that’s it. I like the dialogue.

24:00 – Chuck: This stuff isn’t staying still b/c the Elixir community is constantly growing. I cannot recommend highly enough to learn something new. It can be just 20-30 minutes a day. If you aren’t doing that then you will fall behind.

24:57 – Panel: Question for Sophie. How did you get involved with Elixir School?

25:18 – Guest: I am definitely not an expert. It’s a group of people who thought that Elixir should be more accessible. I like it because it’s beginner-friendly. Find something to contribute to b/c there are tons of different levels to find what’s good for you.

27:09 – Panel: Has it be re-skinned/re-themed?

27:15 – Guest: Yeah, I think so. Along with the theme-related they have been putting high priority into different languages.

27:38 – Panelist comments about natural languages and translations.

27:52 – Chuck: Was this a project through the school or something else?

28:06 – Guest: It’s not through the school.

28:36 – Chuck: Any other projects through the school?

28:46 – Guest: Yes, the school has a lab and it’s neat to see it grow!

29:38 – Panel: Have you tried those other technologies before (and they didn’t work) or did you just anticipate it was a problem that you couldn’t solve without the Beam.

30:02 – Guest answers.

32:33 – Panel: That makes sense. You were reaching for Erlang when you were on the Ruby Stack.

32:49 – Guest refers to tooling and Rabbit.

33:00 – Chuck: You mentioned Rabbit – what does your typical stack look like? Are you running Phoenix? Or here is a job so here is Elixir? What is your process like?

33:23 – Guest: A Ruby on Rails app it has all the ups-and-downs and it’s kind of old.

As we are growing and partnering with new companies/schools we are updating and seeing a need to grow even more.

34:49 – Panel.

34:54 – Guest: The video that Chris McCord put out!

35:03 – Chuck: Check the show notes’ links!

35:15 – Chuck: Picks!

35:23 – Ad: Lootcrate.com

END – CacheFly!

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Sponsors:

Picks:

Mark

Nate

  • Racquetball
  • Getting out and doing something

Charles

Sophie

Nov 27 2018 · 43mins