ElixirConf 2017 - Idea Scaling - @hannahhoward
Erlang helps solve a very difficult technological problem: scaling a system that serves hundreds of users to serve millions of users. So why don’t more people use it?
I believe there’s another kind of scaling problem we rarely think about as programmers: How do ideas scale? Scaling ideas sounds like a scary euphemism for marketing and selling, but it doesn’t have to be. Scaling an idea can simply mean lowering the barrier to entry. Or, making your idea solve a simple problem developers already know about so later they can solve problems they haven’t yet imagined. Scaling ideas means building communities-- helping people associate your idea not just with the problems it solves but also the relationships they’ve built around it. As an Elixir community, idea scaling is part of our DNA. We can help bring the ideas and innovations of Erlang to the world. Let’s do it together!