Bucharest FP

A functional programming group for those living and working in Bucharest

We gather monthly, watch someone talk about something they're passionate about and then continue the discussion in a pub

#017: An Introduction to the Elixir Programming Language

This meetup took place at the Eloquentix office, Wednesday, 25 November 2015 at 19:00. Find out when our next meetup is.

An Introduction to the Elixir Programming Language

Petrică Clement Chiriac


Petrică is a software engineer and owner at Fluxinternet.

He has worked extensively with Java for over 15 years while developing web apps for Commodities Exchange, Telecom and Utilities companies.

He started GDG Bucharest, which promotes Google tehnologies like Android, GWT and App Engine.

In the last years, he was involved in soft realtime aplications, which enabled his encounter with Erlang/OTP and functional programming.

He's also the organizer of the Bucharest |> Elixir |> User Group.

You can find him on Twitter at @Tica2.


Elixir gives developers complete access to Erlang's ecosystem by running on the Erlang VM — a platform used by companies like Heroku, WhatsApp, Klarna, Basho and many more to build distributed, fault-tolerant applications.

Elixir is the power of its tooling, the expressiveness of its metaprogrammability and the expansive feature set of its standard library. All this while maintaining complete compatibility with — and heavily leveraging — OTP, a batteries included distribution of Erlang.