About Us

Learn more about Plataformatec

Who are we?

Plataformatec was founded in 2009 in São Paulo, Brazil. Our mission is to generate positive impact for our team, clients and the software industry through our products and services, whether paid or not.

For our clients, we have services for development, consulting and training, specialized in Elixir, Ruby and agile. We focus on digital companies.

For the software industry as a whole, we contribute in a number of unpaid ways. The ones that stand out are: open source, lectures, books, content and own events.

Open Source

Without open source, we would not be where we are!

In the first year of the company, we already created our first open source project: Devise. Years later, we created our own programming language, Elixir.

Over the years, members of our team have also made several contributions to Ruby on Rails. Three members or former members of Plataformatec even joined the Rails Core Team.

We are proud of our open source work and want to contribute even more.

These are our main projects. To see all of them, access our Github.

We are the company behind Elixir.

Elixir, a functional programming language, was created in 2012 as a research and development project at Plataformatec, led by one of our founders, José Valim.
Logo Elixir

Elixir is a dynamic, functional language designed for building scalable and maintainable applications. It’s known for running low-latency, distributed and fault-tolerant systems.

Logo Ecto

Co-creators and members of the core team of Ecto, which is a database wrapper and an Elixir query generator.

Logo Phoenix

Members of the core team. Phoenix is a web framework that implements the MVC standard on the server side.

Our Ruby Open Source Projects

Logo Devise
It is a solution for authentication in Ruby on Rails applications. Devise is the most popular Rails Authentication tool in the world in its category.
Logo Simple Form
It is a tool to simplify and reuse the construction of web forms in Ruby on Rails applications. Simple Form is the tool with the highest number of downloads in its category.


We love sharing knowledge!

We believe that the content produced by our team helps the software industry as much as our services.

You can read what we think and believe in our blog, books written by members of our team, our lectures, ebooks and other educational materials that we publish.

Livros Publicados

Plataformatec can help you

Our portfolio of services were created with teams using Elixir in mind. We know how to help you and your team.