Elixir is a functional language that runs over the Erlang virtual machine. Despite being Erlang inside, Elixir has a Ruby-like syntax, with do...end blocks and many intentional name collisions with Ruby's keywords and library methods. This makes it easier for Rubysts to pick it up than most other functional languages with arcane syntaxes. The talk will present elements of the Elixir language. We'll also look at the Phoenix web framework and how it was influenced by Ruby on Rails.