Eric Meadows-Jönsson

Elixir team member, creator of Hex and Ecto (Cabify)

Eric Meadows-Jönsson is a member of the Elixir core team and an active member of the BEAM community. Heis the creator of many libraries, including Ecto and the Hex package manager. Eric works as a Software Engineer at Cabify.

Past conferences

Eric Meadows-Jönsson
Code BEAM STO 2018
01 Jun 2018
13.40 - 14.25

Ecto - database library for Elixir

Ecto is the most popular database library for Elixir and one of the first major libraries written in Elixir. In this practical talk, you will learn of Ecto's capabilities, driven by code examples, and discover what sets Ecto apart from traditional ORMs and database frameworks. We will look at what drove some of the design decisions in Ecto and where the contributors got their inspirations from while delving into some of its inner workings.

After the talk you will have a better understand of Ecto and have a basis on which you can build your own applications using Elixir.


Introduce Ecto and give a foundation for developers to start building applications with Ecto.