Intro to Elixir and Phoenix Workshop

Learn how to use Elixir and Phoenix to build scalable backend applications in this hands on workshop.

You’ve heard about Elixir’s and Phoenix’s scalabililty, performance and simplicity and how it can be used for websites, micro services, APIs and embedded IoT devices. But you may not be sure how to get started or if you’d enjoy it.

Come find out how much fun it can be to start building web apps in Elixir and Phoenix in this 3 hour workshop on October 1, 2016 in Portland, Oregon.

Who is this for?

This is a beginners guide to Elixir and Phoenix. Its best if you’ve had some experience programming (Ruby, Python, JavaScript, etc) but you don’t need to know much Elixir or Phoenix to attend. We’ll cover the basics and work through a hands on application to get you started.


  • Intro to Elixir and Phoenix
  • Intro to functional programming
  • Walk through a simple Phoenix app


This 3 hour workshop is being hosted by Epicodus in the First National Bank Building in Portland from 9am – 12noon to October 1, 2016.

What you need

Bring a laptop with your favorite editor and browser. We’ll be pair programming so its not critical, but try to install Elixir and Phoenix and PostgreSQL beforehand.


The workshop is free but space is limited so you need a ticket to attend. Please be considerate of others who would like to attend and register only if you are sure you can make it. Thanks.


Julio Barros

Julio is a freelance developer in Portland, Oregon and has approximately 20 years of professional programming experience. He has developed various commercial web and  iPhone applications in Clojure, JavaScript, Java, C/C++/Objective-C and Elixir/Phoenix.

If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact me.