• Background: 10 years doing ruby / 9 years doing rails; I tired of crap performance and unreliability; mostly a consultant

  • Six months of mucking with elixir so I sent myself to elixirconf to force myself to get started

  • Overview: Its real

  • People are actually using it

  • I expected Rails 1 and got Rails 3 (level of finish)

  • Deploy is still hard (expected)

  • Great training class - sonny scrogson highly recommended

  • Big changes coming to phoenix

  • Personality - “Get Off My Beam” erlang folks versus “Beam for Millenials”

  • Talented, smart, helpful, nice community

  • Big emphasis on documentation – replaces the rails focus on TDD

  • Hex.pm is immature
    • Use erlang libraries versus 0.1x elixir
  • DRY is no longer the motto

  • Surprising thing for me was boyd multerer
    • nerves - 16 K for a full fault tolerant embedded stack
    • former architect of xbox live
    • could have chosen anything he wanted