Hi, I'm Brian Emory.

Me at beach

But you probably already knew that since you went to my website. You can find me all over @thebrianemory. I am a web developer with giraffe-like qualities currently residing in Los Angeles, CA with my wife and our three kitties Thor, Tony, and Captain (that's right, she let me name them after Avengers). I enjoy bad movies, hard cider, and love pizza. I am a bit of a romantic, a goofball, and a gamer. My lucky number is 13 which sounds odd, but if you ask me how I met my wife it will all make sense (spoiler alert, it involves the number 13).

I got my start in programming when I stumbled upon a click-baity Facebook post about a Ruby on Rails course. I have since learned Elixir and Phoenix, built some apps, created an Elixir package for interfacing with Medium, and created a tutorial for building an Elixir Phoenix app. While I have aspirations of learning Elm and GraphQL, I am making a big push this coming year to get better at design.

Programming is a passion and something I really enjoy doing. It feels good to have your passion not only be a career choice, but also something you can do for fun and to help people out. Every day there is more things to learn and more code to write.

You can read what I am up to on my blog, check out my current projects on GitHub, and connect with me on Twitter and LinkedIn. I look forward to hearing from you!


Elixir Phoenix: Creating An App With Tests Bonus (Part 10: Using Elixir’s 1.6 Code Formatter) Jan 17, 2018

Formatting our code

In the newly released Elixir 1.6, there is now a built-in code formatter. This is great because we no longer have to worry about formatting concerns while we code. We can write our code, use the formatter, and have everything looking just as it should. This makes our lives easier and makes reading... Read more

Phoenix: Creating An Umbrella App With Your Site And Haskrocket’s Tilex Nov 27, 2017

Integrate Tilex with your site

Inspired by Hashrocket’s project Tilex, I wanted to add a Today I Learned section to my website. I tend to write myself little notes in my notebook or on a post-it as I pick up something new. As you can imagine, this does not make it very easy to reference something I have learned.... Read more

Elixir Phoenix: Installing Bootstrap 4 Beta Aug 30, 2017

Time to try it out

Bootstrap 4 is finally out of alpha and into beta. I have stayed away from Bootstrap 4 while it was in alpha. Now that it is in beta and I am updating one of my projects to Phoenix 1.3, it is a good time to try it out. This will involve removing... Read more


Frequently Asked Questions

How tall are you?

I am 6'6".

How's the weather up there?

The weather is great.

Do you play basketball?

No, I do not play basketball.

Can you help me? I can't reach up there.

Yes, I can get that down for you.