I have had an interest in functional programming for years, and Elixir has been my outlet for a while now. I love being able to program without hidden side effects, and I love the way functional programming changes the way you think about program flow.
I love Elixir for its pragmatic approach to functional programming, its small syntax, and its macro language. OTP on the BEAM (ErlangVM) is beautiful. I have professionally written and deployed networked software with Elixir.
I chanced upon Elixir back in early 2014 when we were looking out for a replacement stack that is as pleasant and productive to work in as Ruby, while giving us the reliability and fault-tolerance of Erlang, without having to add too much external dependencies to scale out our Ruby stack product.
I like how Elixir made it easy for anyone who wants to start programming getting started with it. Not only easy to learn but Elixir also gives you a robust way to build your application. You can learn a lot by learning Elixir.
Over 2 years ago, exercism was one of the first places where I actively learned about idiomatic approach to writing programs in Elixir. Now, after working with the language day to day, I'd like to give back to this great community.
I love Elixir for its productivity, elegant syntax, and functional nature. I've written it professionally and for fun. I hope to help people get excited about Elixir and learn some things myself, as well.
I'm a remote developer based in Manchester. Ruby is my first love but increasingly I'm focussing on Elixir. The open source community means a great deal to me and I attend (and occasionally speak at) various technical conferences.
I've been a programmer for over 15 years. I've really gotten into functional programming in recent years, which is how I've come to love Elixir so much. Concurrency, fp, the Erlang VM - what's not to love?!
I'm a programmer working [mainly] with Elixir codebases. It's the first (and still the only) language I've learnt where everything Just Clicked. Beautiful underlying system, best-in-class tooling, best-in-class documentation.
I'm a backend developer currently working with Elixir (and Ruby at times!). I've always been a huge fan of functional programming and the elegant syntax, performance and knack for distributed systems has made it my favorite language.
I enjoy making things work elegantly more than just making them work and I consider myself a very honest and straightforward person. I value empathy and rational thinking. I enjoy learning about and debating ethics and philosophy. What I lack in formal education in these fields I make up for in curiosity and open-mindedness. I'm currently looking to get started with competitive programming and using Exercism to practice. I hope to accelerate people's progression through the Elixir track, as there is currently a huge lack in mentors and I'm sure it's frustrating people to wait many days for their code to be reviewed (although it does prepare us well for the realities of business :P).
I'm a long-time full-stack web developer with a particular interest in different ways to store and process data. I'm a huge fan how Elixir makes functional programming and fault tolerance accessible and am excited to help others.
Programmer/developer/engineer, working full time with elixir for two years doing regular web stuff.
I have been writing Elixir for many years now and I find it a pleasure to write and read. Elixir is an extremely productive language with a beautiful syntax and has amazing performance for networked applications. I think it's an ideal choice for any web application or backend.