Martin Gausby

Creator of Tortoise, all round nice guy

Martin is a long time Elixir developer with a keen interest in implementing network protocols. For the last couple of years he has been working with Erlang and Elixir systems for a living, and during that time spent way too much time tinkering with his Emacs configuration. Besides that he has a horrible taste in music, enjoys coffee, mechanical keyboards, and is a friend of the podcast.

Upcoming conferences:

Martin Gausby
Code BEAM Lite Italy 2019
Training/ 19 Mar 2019
09.00 - 17.00

Basic Elixir

Use Elixir's strengths to create software that is fault-tolerant, scalable and deployable in a distributed network.



  • Basic/Sequential/Concurrent Elixir
  • Parallel programming
  • Building, Documenting and Testing Systems using Mix



  • Good programming skills in another language such as Java, Perl, Python, node.js, or Ruby
  • Familiarity with server-side software development is helpful
  • Target audience are software developers and engineers without prior experience in Elixir/Erlang/LFE


Students will start by learning the basics of the Elixir language. Following that, the course turns to concurrency and students will learn the details of writing parallel and concurrent Elixir applications and the underlying concurrency capabilities provided by BEAM (the Erlang virtual machine).

The course contains the following topics:

  • Background Erlang/Elixir
  • Elixir Shell
  • Sequential Elixir
  • Concurrent Elixir
  • Basic Mix
  • Process Design Patterns
  • Process Error Handling
  • System introspection
  • Funs and High-order functions
  • Data structures (Maps, Structs, Binaries, Protocols)
  • List comprehensions
  • Erlang Term Storage (ETS)
  • Distributed programming
  • Code updating