James Arthur

CEO @ ElectricSQL

James is Co-Founder and CEO of ElectricSQL. Prior to founding Electric, he co-founded the Post Urban venture builder and was co-founder and CTO of synthetic data company Hazy.

Before that, James was co-founder and CTO of digital manufacturing company Opendesk and developed software for companies including Apple and IDEO.

James’s projects have won a TED Prize and the $1M Microsoft Prize for the best startup in Europe.

ElectricSQL - Local-first SQL with Elixir

Local-first is a new paradigm for developing apps, where you code against an embedded database in the client and have reactive, realtime, multi-user sync in the background.

ElectricSQL is a new, open-source, platform for local-first development that works with standard Postgres and SQLite. This talk introduces the ElectricSQL system and dives into its core replication technology, developed in Elixir.

Talk objectives:

  1. To introduce the ElectricSQL system and the local-first software development paradigm.
  2. To illustrate how Elixir is/can be used to develop a cutting edge new distributed database platform.

Target audience:

  • Generalist developers (backend, frontend and full stack).
  • Distributed systems engineers.