Friday Hacks #84, January 16

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Welcome back! For the first Friday Hacks of the semester, we have Benjamin Tan, Software Engineer at Neo Innovation, Inc., sharing about a new programming language named Elixir, and what interesting things can be done with it.

Date/Time: Friday, January 16 at 6:30pm
Venue: LT15, AS6, National University of Singapore
Free pizza is served before the talks.

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Talk description from the speaker

Lately, I’ve been consumed with learning and writing about Elixir, functional programming language built on top of the Erlang VM.

In this talk, I will give a quick walkthrough of the language. Then, in short examples, I will demonstrate concepts such as concurrency, fault tolerance and distribution – areas where Elixir shines.

It will be a fun ride!

Speaker profile

Benjamin Tan is a software engineer at Neo Innovation, Inc, an author, and a speaker.

He has spoken at major conferences such as RubyConf in San Diego, GeekCamp SG and RedDotRubyConf Singapore. He’s also an open source contributor working with projects like Rails, Elixir, Spree and the Phoenix Framework.

Recently, he has been working on The Little Elixir Guidebook (//, which will be published in the near future. Some of his writings can be found at //

More about him can be found at //, or on twitter at @bentanweihao

Supported by:

NUS Enterprise

The HANGAR by NUS Enterprise — the campus hub for entrepreneurs.

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