An Elixir conference driven by inclusion.

November 10, 2017

Providence, Rhode Island

Elixir With Love is a proactive conference with the mission of introducing developers to this exciting new language and building a diverse Elixir community.

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Registration includes a full day of technical talks introducing you to the most exciting language features, functional coding practices, and projects in the burgeoning Elixir, Erlang/OTP, and Phoenix ecosystem.

We'll also feature cultural talks that focus on building a positive, welcoming Elixir community in the tech industry.

Breakfast, lunch, coffee, and snacks will be provided throughout the day for all attendees. Extra activities like lightning talks and a book raffle are planned.

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Each and every ticket is a vote advocating for inclusivity in open source development.

In spirit of the conference mission, we are able to offer an uncapped number of diversity tickets by providing them at a reduced rate for members of underrepresented communities in tech.

As members and allies of those communities ourselves, we see a tremendous opportunity in 2017 to increase the representation of women, people of color, LGBTQIA+ people, people with disabilities, and other marginalized groups at Elixir with Love and in the larger open source community.

In addition, a limited number of free scholarship tickets for those facing economic, social, or other hardships will be made available via a lottery system depending on sponsorship support and attendee contributions. Receive an email update when applications are open!

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Elixir with Love is a community-building conference! We want talks that introduce the best parts of Elixir to developers. We want to bring healthy workplace practices front and center to the conversation.

Most of all, we want to bring everyone to the table in forging a strong open-source community for this elegant, powerful, and potentially world-shaping backend language. This means doing everything we possibly can to cultivate a positive, equitable environment for underrepresented groups.

Speakers will receive a free conference ticket, travel, and lodging.

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What we're looking for:

  • All technical Elixir/OTP talks welcome
  • Talks addressing cultural issues in tech
  • Talks about tech leadership practices that foster excellence and inclusion

Excited about the mission? Join the cause and submit a proposal. We encourage all levels of experience to apply and can't wait to hear your ideas.

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Featured Keynote

There is a crisis in the tech industry. At least 20% of our colleagues, friends, and teammates suffer silently with mental illness, but our work culture does little to help. Based on real data, we'll show the enormous impact of mental illness in our industry, and how we can change – and save – lives.

Bio: Ed Finkler, also known as Funkatron, started making web sites before browsers had frames. He does front-end and server-side work in Python, PHP, and JavaScript. Ed is the founder and chairman of Open Sourcing Mental Illness, a non-profit 501c3 dedicated to raising awareness and supporting those with mental illness in the tech industry.

He served as web lead and security researcher at The Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS) at Purdue University for 9 years. Along with Chris Hartjes, Ed is co-host of the Development Hell podcast.

Ed writes at


Elixir with Love will take place at the historic Providence Biltmore in Providence, RI. More details to come!

11 Dorrance Street
Providence, Rhode Island 02903


Elixir with Love is organized by
Omid Bachari and Rachael Serur. Get in touch!