Hello Elixir World (Introductions thread)

Hey, everyone. :wave:

I’m Ken, a longtime software engineer. I’ve worked in several different languages over the years, mostly front-end but some back-end, too.

I first heard about Elixir through Carlos Souza’s course on Code School back in 2017, and I was immediately hooked. I’ve been slowly learning Elixir and FP since then. It’s tough at times because FP is such a paradigm shift for me and some of the syntactic sugar that Elixir provides can seem like magic. Recently, I decided to get serious about it, so I’ve been going through Dave Thomas’ Elixir for Programmers course, and I plan on finally reading some of the now outdated books I bought years ago. :smile:

I’ve been lurking on Elixir Forum for years, and I figure that joining will help me on my journey.

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Hello from Romania!

I run a non-profit as my main day job. I’m also part owner of a new software firm. We use Elixir/Phoenix almost exclusively.

My brother-in-law introduced me to Elixir about two years ago. I was using Javascript and he was trying to get people interested in Elixir. He spent about 6 months teaching me the basics and I have continued ever since.

I’m the junior Elixir/Phoenix developer and senior UI/UX designer in our firm. Doing mostly front-end work as I come from a design background and traditional website work. However, I have two (much smarter and experienced) developers to teach me more! :grin:

Our current project uses the latest Phoenix and LiveView versions which has been very challenging at times.

I have learned a lot from the forum already. Looking forward to being a part of it!

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Hello!
I am Iván, from the Canary Islands little Atlantic archipelago in a natural region known as Macaronesia where there are another ones like Madeira, Savage Islands, Azores and Cape Verde.

I began to learn Elixir some years ago… I think it was in 2020 or in 2021. I should review the date of my first notes about Elixir :sweat_smile:. I have learn a lot along this years and I consider I am in constant learning.

I would like to write more about Elixir and what I achieve or learn, but I don’t get the time for that! At this moment I have a blog in which I try it, but in Spanish, to have more Elixir resources in my native language.

Have a nice day!

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Hi, all. I’m Ryan from just outside of New Orleans, LA, in the USA. I’m a software engineer working remotely from home, which suits me well. I also teach some Computer Science courses at Loyola University New Orleans occasionally and mentor the local FIRST Robotics Competition team here, as well as volunteer for some civic tech and social justice causes.

I’ve been poking at Elixir and its ecosystem for a decade now in my free time (Exercism tells me Aug 2013), and have enjoyed every bit of it. I’ve also been reading this forum for quite some time, but somehow never joined before now. Someday, I’ll get to use Elixir for a production project at work, but so far not yet.

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Hello all, Chris here from outside Toronto, Canada. I’ve been developing stuff for the web for 20+ years at this point. I am currently trying to make the leap from Ruby on Rails to Elixir and Phoenix and getting lost in LiveView.

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Hello, I’m a rookie Python developer who is making headway into the exciting world of Elixir, BEAM, Phoenix, LiveView, and friends. I’m excited to be a part of this community and can’t wait to see what the future holds!

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Hey folks! I’ve been learning the Elixir ecosystem and have found myself on this forum quite a bit. I figured today is register.

A little about me, I grew up as a kind of mixed bag backend developer/data developer. I’ve settled into BI development at this stage of life, but mostly working in the Microsoft world have spent a lot of time honing my F# skills. I love F#, but as I’m trying to learn web development as a hobby, I wanted to get away from .NET. So here I am, a mediocre developer hoping to create my little dream project with Elixir and Phoenix apparently made specifically for it.

I hope to learn a lot here and contribute where I can.

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It seems I forgot to introduce myself officially :smiley: , let me correct that.

My name is Daniel, I am from Moldova.

I have worked mainly in small companies, where I would start innovative projects from the ground, they used to call me “one man show” :joy: . I have tried and used a lot of languages during my university and career years, but elixir was the only one that I really fell in love with, even more so when I came to this forum and met all these great and open people.

My plan for the near future is to first of all find a decent elixir job, support open-source and elixir community, and hopefully introduce some innovation in this helpless world of development :joy: .

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Helo world :earth_americas: i am neva :woman:i am studying some ml stuff in a very unofficial capacity.

I m coming from the ml world and my pythons skills r very good. I played around with c c++ c# and java. And i love learning new programming languages.

I wanted to learn s functional language to round out my roster currently i have python for most things working on learning c/c++ for when i need performance so i thought elixir could be nice for when i need fault tolerant distributed stuff.

I m interested in distributed systems since most serious ml research these days is distributed (all be it GPU wise) and i think that the only way we can have user owned models (a topic i m very passionate about) is if they r trained distributed online.

I also need a way to make ai models more accessible and i think phinix is perfect for that since i honestly hate writing and reading python server code. I find async kinda disgusting and python is just not really a server language.

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Hi y’all!
My name is Yeikoff, and I am from Spain. I’ve been hanging around the IRC channel and lurking the forum for a little bit. Forums intimidate me a little, given the permanent nature of the messages.

I’ve been a long time fan of lisps: I’ve done some Clojure and Fennel lately.
Seems like Elixir has a solid and straight forward web development ecosystem (not my bread and butter, so I can use some hand-holding), and a nascent data ecosystem (my bread and butter, so maybe I can do some actual holding).
Also, there is a local Elixir meet up scene, but not really a lisp one, which helps a lot.
Thus I am here giving Elixir a try.

Cheers.

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Hello World, Owen from Santa Cruz Mountains

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Hello, world! I’m Alex, form Russia, actually a python developer, but very interested in Elixir and functional programming

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Hello Elixir Enthusiasts! :wave:

A Bit About Me

Hey everyone, I’m Tom, and I’m thrilled to join this amazing Elixir community! I’m a software developer with a background in Python, SQL, and Bash, and I’ve recently started diving into the world of Elixir.

What I Hope to Contribute

  • Code Reviews: I love reviewing code and providing constructive feedback.
  • Tutorials: Once I get the hang of things, I plan to write some beginner-friendly tutorials.
  • Q&A: I’ll do my best to help answer questions and troubleshoot issues that other members might have.

What I’m Looking Forward To

  • Learning: I can’t wait to learn from all the experienced Elixir developers here.
  • Networking: I’m looking forward to connecting with like-minded individuals.
  • Collaboration: Open to teaming up for interesting projects!

Let’s Connect

Feel free to reach out to me for any Elixir-related discussions, or even if you just want to say hi! You can also find me on GitHub at link.

Looking forward to an exciting journey ahead with all of you!

Cheers,

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Hello, I am Talha, have been enjoying programming in Elixir for a while. Sincere thank you to @josevalim and the team behind Livebook and the Explorer and Nx projects, I have found a lot of use in them and it is a joy to be able to use elixir for such practical tasks. I found Livebook even more nicer of an interface and use than Jupyter notebook.

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Hi Everyone! I’m Tony from Toronto, ON, Canada. I’m a Machine Learning Engineer in a bank, currently leveraging LLMs, like OpenAI’s GPT API to do some interesting POCs. I’m hoping to learn Elixir so that I can do more fun things that might be harder/more cumbersome to do in Python. Maybe I can contribute to the Machine Learning side of Elixir once I get familiar. Feel free to reach out!

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Hello all! :wave: I’m Kyle from Vancouver, WA (USA)

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Hello all!

My name is Iarek, posting from Ireland, and originally from Ukraine.

I’m a software developer working with C# and F# by day, and learning Elixir by night. Delighted to be part of this community! :slight_smile:

If you’d like to connect or collaborate, please feel free to reach out! You can also find me on Github here: https://github.com/iarekk/

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Hello everyone! :wave:

I’ve recently started to dive into Elixir in my spare time. I work mostly in the TS/JS ecosystem for work, but have dabbled lightly in some functional languages such as Elm and Haskell over the years. So far I’m really enjoying Elixir. I’m 80% through the exercises from Elixir in Action, so looking to start picking up Phoenix next.
I’m from the UK originally, but now live near Kobe in Japan :jp: with my wife, one bouncy dog and two even bouncier kids.

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Hey Everyone,

I am a Software, a Ruby on Rails Developer from India, well in love with Elixir. Learning Elixir ever since. I have tried building few elixir, phoenix projects in my spare time.
Looking forward to connect, learn, and share. Trying to move into Elixir World

Recent pet projects:

Cheers

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I am Sushil from London, UK. Experienced full stack developer (react, react native, nodejs, express). Learning elixir and phoneix liveview these days.

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