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Latest Episode: Episode 150 feat. Juan Facorro - Clojerl! (July 19, 2019)

Episode 150 - Clojerl with Juan Facorro

This week on the show we’re joined by Juan Facorro, an avid Erlang-er and creator of Clojerl, a Clojure port written in Erlang.

We give you an update about Elixir Training, and tell you a bit more about a potential bar / meetup we at EMPEX will be hosting during ElixirConf this year in Denver (if we can find a bar).

We then get Juan to give us a run through of Clojerl, diving into the project, his motivations for creating it and going in-depth to some of the challenges Juan had along the way. We understand why you’d even want Clojure on the BEAM in the first place and where the Erlang concurrency model is advantageous here.


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|> Elixir Expertise

Chris and Desmond have over half a decade of combined Elixir experience on dozens of applications in fields such as cryptocurrency, digital media, consumer products, and restaurants. They've deployed apps to Heroku, Linode, and EC2, successfully adopted Elixir at existing organizations, and worked on greenfield projects.

They are organizers of the EMPEX Conferences and big fans of Star Trek.

Desmond Bowe

Desmond is the founder of the EMPEX Conference Series and runs Crevalle, a boutique software consultancy. In his free time he likes to surf, play pinball, and ride his motorcycle, Porco Rosso. He lives in Venice Beach, California.

Chris Bell

Chris is an Englishman in New York, where he works as the Director of Engineering at, a startup that helps video teams collaborate. An avid alchemist, he is a regular speaker at Elixir conferences and helps organize the NYC branch of EMPEX.

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