“How to Grow your own Juniors”: A guide to mentoring in an Elixir Environment

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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced


Meks McClure is a Full Stack Software Engineer with an unconventional background with a BA in Biology and Philosophy. Meks found their passion for programming after building a website for a Mexican non-profit, Permanencia Voluntaria. Seeing people use the website and how it helped the community inspired Meks to pursue a career in programming. They are currently a Junior Developer at NewAperio, a software development company, working remotely from Minnesota.

Talk Description

Wanting to grow your team, but having trouble finding developers with Elixir experience? Will your team have the time and resources you need to train someone? How do you know if hiring someone new to Elixir is right for your team?

In this talk, two junior developers will share their experiences learning Elixir and Phoenix LiveView in their first development job. You’ll come away with:

  • How to set realistic expectations for both mentors and mentees.
  • Which functional programming, Elixir, and Phoenix LiveView concepts to cover during mentorship.
  • How to structure mentorship in the first week, 30 days, 90 days and year of hiring a junior or a developer new to Elixir and Phoenix.