Simon St. Laurent

Simon St. Laurent

Simon St. Laurent is a Content Manager at LinkedIn Learning, focusing primarily on front-end web projects. He has been co-chair of the Fluent conference and of OSCON. He's authored or co-authored books including Introducing Elixir, Introducing Erlang, Learning Rails 3, XML Pocket Reference, 3rd Ed., XML: A Primer, and Cookies.

You can find more of his writing on technology, Quakerism, and the Town of Dryden at

Posts by Simon St. Laurent


Playing with processes in Elixir

Elixir’s key organizational concept, the process, is an independent component built from functions that sends and receives messages.