Hannah Howard

Programmer and life long iconoclast

Hannah Howard is a senior developer and tech generalist with over 15 years experience in programming and other technical fields.

Prior to programming, Hannah worked for 10 years in the non-profit sector in Los Angeles, specializing in LGBT advocacy and community organizing. 

Hannah returned to coding in 2012 and brings her passion and experience from community organizing to helping new programmers get up to speed on technical topics.

Past Activities

Anna Neyzberg / Hannah Howard
Code BEAM SF 2019
01 Mar 2019
16.15 - 17.00

Go vs Elixir: A concurrency comparison

As software engineer we often are looking for the best tool for the job. Yet what about when languages appear similar? What then?

In this talk, we will compare Go and Elixir. These languages have similar principles but make core tradeoffs that affect when one might use them. We will specifically compare their concurrency paradigms to see what we might use when.


The goal of this talk is to have the audience walk away with a better understanding of the concurrency models in Go and Elixir and what the advantages and tradeoffs of each one are.


Mid to senior level devs with some experience in concurrent programming (basically everyone at Code BEAM SF).