Sundi Myint on The Visual Side of Elixir, the History of Emojis, and Test- and Domain-Driven Architecture

About this Episode

Published June 25, 2020 | Duration: 45:58 | RSS Feed | Direct download | Transcript

Welcome to another episode of Elixir Wizards as we continue our journey into system and application architecture! Our featured guest today is Sundi Myint and she is here to share her journey with Elixir and her non-traditional path to programming. We hear about Sundi's interest in gaming, her role at Cava and a bit of the inspiration behind her amazing Instagram account! We discuss her first internship and how she found herself in the role quite suddenly before diving into the motivation behind her blog post on the history of emojis. Sundi did some serious research into this interesting subject and she shares some of the more technical aspects of the story with us on the show. We talk about architecture and both test and design-driven approaches. Sundi also explains her process and how mapping things out on a whiteboard has been her favored way to do things for some time. Andrea Leopardi then joins us for another edition of Pattern Matching with Todd! He answers Todd's questions about his home life, media favorites, future projects and more!

Key Points From This Episode:

  • Sundi's Instagram aesthetic and her love of food and photography.
  • How Sundi got into programming and her first internship.
  • Getting hired at Cava and an introduction to Elixir and the community.
  • Video game programming and Sundi's thoughts on the possibility of pursuing this path.
  • Sundi's first paid job out of college and the tech stack at the company.
  • Thoughts on easily available learning resources and the power of Live View.
  • Some background on Sundi's amazing blog post on the history of emojis.
  • Understanding Unicode, how it works and its role in translation and interpretation.
  • Sundi's perspectives on architecture and domain-driven design.
  • Code design strategies, workflow and the idea and practice of test-driven code.
  • Conversations with stakeholders and moving to the planning stage.
  • How Sundi uses whiteboards to map out her work graphically and Elixir's part in this.
  • Andrea's travels and some of the amazing locations he has visited for conferences.
  • Home life and lifestyle in quarantine for Andrea in Italy.
  • Alternative career paths and Andrea's other interests; balancing creativity and logic.
  • Music, movies and television choices for Andrea.
  • Exciting new projects on the horizon for Andrea; a book, HTTP and more!

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

SmartLogic — https://smartlogic.io/
Sundi Myint on Twitter — https://twitter.com/sundikhin
Sundi Myint on Instagram — https://www.instagram.com/sundikhin
Cava — https://cava.com/
Hackers & Painters — https://www.amazon.com/Hackers-Painters-Big-Ideas-Computer/dp/1449389554
Lonestar Elixir — https://lonestarelixir.com/
Bruce Tate — https://codesync.global/speaker/bruce-tate/
EA — https://www.ea.com
Groxio Learning — https://grox.io/training/elixir/home
Live View — https://support.google.com/maps/thread/11554255?hl=en
Build a real-time Twitter clone in 15 minutes with LiveView and Phoenix 1.5 — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZvmYaFkNJI
The History of Emojis Blog Post — https://engineering.upside.com/emojis-a-history-75d595bbe4a5?gi=6cd53698e5d
Burgergate https://www.theverge.com/2017/10/30/16569346/burgergate-emoji-google-apple
Joy of Coding — https://joyofcoding.org/
Test-driven development — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Test-driven_development
Mox — https://hexdocs.pm/mox/Mox.html
Venmo — https://venmo.com/
Mint — https://www.mint.com/
Avengers — https://www.marvel.com/movies/avengers-endgame
DC Elixir — https://www.meetup.com/DC-Elixir/
Todd Resudek — https://medium.com/@toddresudek
Andrea Leopardi — https://andrealeopardi.com/
Brooklyn Zelenka — https://medium.com/@expede
The Lord of Rings — https://www.rottentomatoes.com/franchise/lord_of_the_rings
Wes Anderson — https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0027572/
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World — https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/scott_pilgrims_vs_the_world
Community — https://www.rottentomatoes.com/tv/community
The Office — https://www.rottentomatoes.com/tv/the_office
Rick and Morty — https://www.rottentomatoes.com/tv/rick_and_morty
Justus Eapen on Twitter — https://twitter.com/justuseapen
Eric Oestrich on Twitter — https://twitter.com/ericoestrich

Special Guests: Andrea Leopardi and Sundi Myint.