Okay, so the title is a little grabby on purpose.
To piggy back off of my inheretence post, imagine you received $150k and decided you were investing it in yourself. You quit your job, hole yourself up in your lonesome apartment and say “F” it, I am going to become an Elixir Core team member whether they like it or not!
The problem? You’re not an Elixir developer, just an enthusiast (maybe a jealous Rails developer?), but you’ve decided that you’ve got the money and no friends, so why not?
What path do you take to master your craft? Do you spend the money to live off of while you self study, or do you spend the money to hire a mentor? What other resources might you attempt if your ultimate end goal is not money, but to get on the Core development team. (Bribes, maybe?)
I’ve seen a lot of the “How should I learn Elixir?” posts before, but this is meant to be one on steroids since most of us don’t have that much money they want to invest in themselves.
Edit: I am not actually trying to join a core team, consider it more satirical.