Elixir Brasil 2020 will be postponed
Alert! Elixir Brasil will be postponed. Whenever we have new dates, I will publish them here.
So here we go again. This will be the third edition of Elixir Brasil, the only Elixir conference in Brazil. The first two editions of this event were:
- Elixir Brasil 2018, a one day event on February 3rd, 2018. All talks from that conference were recorded and are here.
- Elixir Brasil 2019, a two day event on May 25th and 26th, 2019. Talks were not recorded. I gathered some material produced by the community here and talked about the event on the Elixir Mix podcast.
Elixir Brasil 2020 (May 23th and 24th, 2020) will be bigger than the two previous editions. It will happen at a beautiful theater that can hold 613 attendees (read this thread with photos).
This year, for the first time, Elixir Brasil will be a one-track conference. I personally prefer one-track conferences as I don’t have to choose between two or more interesting talks.
Two keynote speakers were already announced:
- Bruce Tate, from Grox.io, the guy what wrote Seven Languages in Seven Weeks, a book that was essential for the creation of Elixir (read “Twenty Years of Open Source Erlang” and “Why did José Valim create Elixir?” to learn more).
- Brooklyn Zelenka, co-founder and CTO of Fission and the author of several Elixir libraries including Exceptional, Quark and Witchcraft. She has been a guest on three episodes of the Elixir Wizards podcast.
Do you want to give a talk? The call for presentations is open until March 30th, 2020. You can submit a talk in Portuguese or in English.
Do you just want to attend the conference? Buy your tickets here.
The conference will be in São Paulo. It is a huge city (Wikipedia says it currently has more than 21 million inhabitants in its metropolitan area). You must know that there is the São Paulo state and São Paulo city, which is the capital of the state.
Brazil is an extremely unequal country. São Paulo is not different, so be careful. Last time I went to São Paulo (I live in Curitiba, 456Km/258 miles, away), I was holding my cell phone and walking on the street. People stopped me to say that this behavior was dangerous as someone could take my phone from me. In some events, notebooks and backpacks have been stolen. So keep your possessions with you all the time and don’t carry expensive items with you! The U.S. Department of State writes: “Exercise increased caution in Brazil due to crime. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory.”
Last year, Brazil dropped its visa requirement for U.S. citizens. Citizens from many other countries also do not need a visa to visit Brazil. To find out if you need a visa, click here.
Do you want to learn more? Follow @elixir_brasil on Twitter. If you have any doubt about the event or about Brazil, ask them or ask me.