During the event, in addition to giving a lecture, I talked to several members of the Elixir community. It is a very inclusive community. One of the initiatives was the #diversity lot, in which companies bought tickets to the event and the organization gave the tickets to groups that encourage change and diversity in technology and community. The groups that received these entries were perifaCode, Tecnogueto, AfrotechBR, LGBTI+ in Tech and Back End Brazil.
The organization was in charge of Alda Rocha and João Britto, members of the Codamos group. Elug (São Paulo Elixir user group) has helped in the selection of themes and speakers. The event took place at the headquarters of Nubank, a Brazilian Fintech that, according to Crunchbase, has a market value of more than 1 billion dollars. The selection of national and international speakers was very good, exploring several themes important to the community: Gen Servers, Nerves, Broadway and so on.
In the photo above, I am with Hugo Baraúna (co-founder and director of Marketing and Sales of Plataformatec), Luciano Ramalho (author of Fluent Python) and João Britto (event co-organizer and member of Codamos) at Elixir Brasil 2019.