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ElixirStatus celebrates first birthday, introduces ElixirWeekly

TL;DR ElixirStatus is one year old now and recently launched a weekly email newsletter about Elixir & Phoenix. It’s called ElixirWeekly.

After I created Credo in late 2015 I was occupied with other things, but ElixirStatus - then six months old - kept running, humming away like an old diesel engine. I also had my mind elsewhere for most of this year, but don’t think for a second that this project isn’t dear to my heart.

ElixirStatus is where I started to “get real”, creating more than just scripts or add-ons in Elixir, but starting a real project instead. While my girlfriend travelled Indonesia during the summer of 2015, I got to traverse the depth of Elixir with a real goal and a complete vision for an end-product the first time. This is my original Elixir project, this is where I learned the ins and outs of Phoenix and where I discovered the endless patience this community has with a newbie in its ranks, often answering questions well beyond Elixir, Erlang and OTP.

One year later, you can finally subscribe to all things Elixir via ElixirWeekly, a newsletter which sums up a week of Elixir every thursday.

Thanks to everyone who has supported the site, whether you’ve signed up recently or are one of the mythical beta testers who started posting to the site alongside myself during its beta phase last summer.

I am thrilled to meet some of you at ElixirConf!

P.S. I know this sounds like marketing savvy hyperbole, but there are great things ahead for ElixirStatus. The introduction of categories and the recent addition of ElixirWeekly as a third channel to subscribe to the community (next to Twitter and RSS) are just the start.

ElixirStatus & ElixirWeekly: A community success story

ElixirStatus is old by Elixir standards (started pre-1.0 both in terms of Elixir and Phoenix) and will be celebrating its first birthday soon. Over the last year, the service has become a stable source of community announcements around projects, blog posts and version updates.

The big difference to more forum-like formats is that ElixirStatus caters to the people creating stuff as well as interested Elixir enthusiasts who want to here about new blog posts and libraries directly from the creators themselves.

It provides a steady stream of news generated by those creators. As such, it is sometimes a bit hard to follow. And although this is my baby, I have a hard imagining people are actually going to the frontpage of ElixirStatus just to scroll back one or two weeks, sit down with a cup of coffee and simply read up on what’s happened the last 7-14 days.

But I firmly believe there are people who would like to consume ElixirStatus in a way like this; not drinking from a firehose, but more like a magazine subscription.

This is where ElixirWeekly comes in: You get one nice email per week, with everything posted to ElixirStatus plus some (like Podcasts, Videos of talks, etc.).

It is really too early to tell, but I have a gut feeling that this newsletter will become a great addition to our nice little community! Like always, I will share some insights and numbers after 2-3 months. Issue #2 will be out on Thursday!

ElixirConf.EU: The roof is on fire!

I had the pleasure to give a talk about Credo at this year’s ElixirConf.EU in Berlin. It was an amazing experience, with the first day culminating in a memorable rooftop party with old and new #elixirfriends.

Thank you all for two fantastic days full of interesting discussions and great talks (and lightning talks, oh my … I was really sad they were only 5 minutes long and at the same time impressed how much the speakers put into that short timeframe). The hallways were filled with equal levels of laughter, excitement and humble levels of strong confidence.

Everything that impressed me about this community online is even more impactful in person. As the adrenalyn is slowly wearing off, I try to sort all these impressions and new ideas in my head. Just one thing is crystal already: I can’t wait to meet even more of you nice people in September!

P.S.: The slides of my talk are now on SpeakerDeck as well:

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