EMPEX, the Empire City Elixir Conference, is a sophisticated conference series for the Elixir programming language and ecosystem held in New York City. We present a single track of technical talks in a jazz club. Our goal is to bring a sense of aesthetic and fun to the growing Elixir community. We'd love for you to join us!


EMPEX will be held at Subculture, an intimate jazz club in Soho.

45 Bleecker St, New York City, 10012
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We're excited and proud to announce our keynote speakers for the third annual EMPEX!

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Brooklyn Zelenka


Brooklyn Zelenka is a polyglot programmer, a founding partner at Robot Overlord Software, and coffee enthusiast. She has been doing production Phoenix work for a few years, mentored teams through their adoption of Elixir, and released several BEAM libraries including Quark, Witchcraft, and Exceptional. She is the founder and organizer of multiple Vancouver meetups and conferences, variously centred around functional programming, culture, and mentorship. Lately she has been thinking a lot about the success and failure modes of different tech disciplines, scaling blockchain VMs, and how dependent types can help save us from ourselves. When not roaming the world as a digital nomad, Brooklyn is based out of Vancouver, Canada.

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Dave Thomas


Dave Thomas is a programmer.



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David Antaramian

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Chris Bell

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Troy Denkinger

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Lisa Denkinger

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Helen Hood

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Andy McCown

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Lee Nussbaum

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Cameron Price