I’ve been following Elixir since pretty soon after it was announced. I had already been a huge fan of Erlang since 2007 (after some nasty Java shared state concurrency bugs), but didn’t love the syntax. Elixir hits the sweet spot.
Have worked as senior/staff engineer on a number of Elixir projects at different companies, specialising in scale-ups and dealing with the fun “good problems to have” when growing architectures and userbases.
I started the local Elixir meetup group, have spoken there a bunch of times, and have spoken at national and international software engineering conferences on Elixir and other topics.