Marni Cohen

Marni Cohen
Develops Internal Systems for Business Operations and Intelligence

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In August 2015, we made the switch from Ruby development to Elixir. Our team focuses on internal applications(ranging from a directory to data warehousing). This talk reflects the past year- over the projects, team development, and the architecture of moving from a Ruby-based ecosystem, to using Elixir almost exclusively.


Talk objectives:

  • Discuss what went well and what didn't about the transition. This ranges from technical (Integrating Phoenix with LDAP, deployment, etc) to organizational (paired programming, hack day projects, etc), we will also cover our future roadmap with Elixir.

Target audience:

  • Mentors, mentees,
  • Teams with a range of programming experience,
  • Elixir users of all levels,
  • Folks trying to convince their employers to make the switch.

Marni Cohen is a Business Systems Developer by day and a video game designer by night. A bi-coastal English major, Marni works at Puppet where she automates all things, builds documentation and tools and gamifies when possible.

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