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Exercism Elixir Cohort, New Video Series

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Exercism, the popular platform that teaches programming via structured coding exercises, is going to be hosting a free August cohort for their Elixir track. They brand the endeavour an “Exhort”.

The Exhort is simple. We’ll give you and a bunch of other learners a space to learn together, add in some of our best mentors and Exercism experts, and support you as you work together through the Exercism Elixir syllabus over 30 days.

  • 100% free
  • Starts August 8th. Lasts for 30 days.
  • Work through the track in your own time
  • Pair with each other or work as individuals
  • Commit to sharing your journey, and supporting others

I did a few lessons of the Elixir track last year when the new version of Exercism was launched and was impressed with how it all worked. The cohort sounds fun and a nice way for me to mingle with other looking to learn Elixir.

My plan is to record my work through the sessions and the first video / exercise is shared below.

For now I’m distributing these on my personal YouTube channel. The videos are pretty raw and longer than some historical educational content I’ve produced. I sharing my failures as well as my victories. It could be longer content than some might expect but I could see others enjoying seeing me work through the errors and typos too. We’ll see how it goes.

I also think the 30-day scope of the cohort helps me invest in the video series without worrying about a long-term content commitment to people. I’m still on the fence how I want to split my time in the coming months.