ElixirConf 2017 talk ✅

I did it!  I actually gave my first talk at a national conference.  I honestly thought I was going to melt into a puddle of embarrassment and nervousness but I retained my solid form, gave the talk, didn’t pass out, and was able to reasonably talk to people who asked me questions afterwards.  ✅✅✅

The folks at ElixirConf are way on the ball and have already published the videos from the entire conference.  The video from my talk is on Youtube and the slides from my talk (complete with my speaker’s notes) are available on SlideShare for your downloading or viewing.

I had a really great time meeting so many folks who really care.  The conference was well organized and I didn’t have any bad interactions with anybody.   Folks were kind, excited to talk about the language and about software in general, and I was so happy to be able to contribute to the Elixir community in my own small way.

Thanks to everybody who helped me get where I am today.  I love you! 💖

Quick Fix to Bolt Sips

Bolt sips, a Neo4j driver for Elixir, works really well except I couldn’t get the stupid localhost port to get established. RAGE.

via GIPHY

So instead of the steps outlined in the README, I did the following (thanks Luke! 😘 )

iex(1)> {:ok, pid} = Bolt.Sips.start_link(Application.get_env(:bolt_sips, Bolt))
iex(2)> conn = Bolt.Sips.conn

And it worked like a charm!

ElixirConf 2017

I’ll be speaking at ElixirConf this year!  My talk is about using Neo4j in an Elixir project.  I’m super excited (and a lil bit nervous!) to be going from speaking at local meetups to national conferences.