November 2023: Elixir

It’s time to look at a new and fascinating dynamic language: Elixir!

Elixir is a dynamic, functional language for building scalable and maintainable applications. Elixir is built on Erlang, known for creating low-latency, distributed, and fault-tolerant systems. It adds Ruby-inspired syntax and capabilities. The combination allows developers to be productive in several domains, such as web development, embedded software, machine learning, data pipelines, and multimedia processing, across a wide range of industries. Wesley Giles will introduce us to this unique and powerful language.

Location: Innovation Hub

We meet in the Innovation Hub, a gorgeous new facility that’s part of the renovated Dayton Arcade complex.
Enter through the doors that face the Wright Stop Plaza bus hub.

Street parking is free in the evening. I usually park on Ludlow Street.


if for any reason coming downtown doesn’t work for you (for instance, you’ve been exposed to COVID, or you’ve converted yourself to purely digital format and now exist as a set of cloud-hosted algorithms), we’ll be online as well!

Join us at 7 PM EDT on the PyFri Discord channel,, and click on the General voice chat link. You may need to install the Discord desktop app rather than just using the web interface.