I have spent some time recently learning Elixir. I have always been interested in Erlang, but the syntax has put me off in the past. One of the examples in the book Programming Elixir involves creating 1,000,000 processes and sending and incrementing an integer through the chain. The Elixir code is:
A Clojure project that tracks stocks that are making new yearly highs.
Well YOW Conference is over again at least in Brisbane for another year. I had a great time and most of the talks were very enlightening and certainly have given me food for thought. A few even managed to confirm that some of the direction I would like to take my team and myself towards more Scala and Clojure maybe a good thing after all. Here is a quick round up of some of my favourite talks:
As a kid I was always pulling apart devices and toys to see how the electronics in them worked. I burnt myself many times with the soldering iron. These days with the Arduino and Raspberry Pi it is so easy to get into electronics that I’ve decided to spend some time again rekindling my interested in this field.
This week there has been quite a lot of activity in Brisbane around the startup scene. On Monday we had a fireside chat with Tyler Crowley hosted by Silicon Beach Brisbane and on Tuesday there was the TechConnect 2013 conference.