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ElixirConf EU 2017 - Growing Up

Last week my brother-in-arms Christoph and I had the opportunity to attend ElixirConf EU for the second time. It’s been a great experience, rekindling old Elixir friendships and forming new ones. It is always great to meet people you only know from the interwebs - like @devoncestes and @bgmarx - in person.

But we also met some colleagues from home:

ElixirConf EU was a two track conference this time around, and while I was not giving a talk myself, Credo made a cameo appereance in a talk or two.

It makes me tremendously happy to see how we as a community embrace the same principles and form a strong community around similar ideas - open, looking for steady progress and a solid stack, embracing fault-tolerance (in people and machines 😉).

It became obvious during the three keynotes that Elixir and Phoenix have paid their dues. Seriously, it was amazing to see people from companies like Bleacher Report, CCP Games (Eve Online), Square Enix and Twitch tell us about their experience of using Elixir in production. We - the Elixir community - can now slowly shift our focus from convincing other developers of joining our club to conquering the hearts and minds of people outside our little clubhouse.

P.S. First flight with noise cancelling headphones. Easily the second most amazing technology on planet Earth (after Beam/OTP) 🌋😡🎧🏖😳

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