The evolution of a language

Elixir is young, but it's not as young as it used to be. The language has been stable for a long time now, but that doesn't mean it hasn't evolved.

In this talk, Andrea will tell the story of how Elixir grew up to be what it is today. He'll talk about how the language changed to work better for the community, and how the community changed to write better Elixir. Andrea will try to guess at where this is all going next.


This talk will get the audience to have a look at the history of Elixir and how it changed since it was born, see how the community evolved throughout the years, and how the community and the language adapted to each other.


Elixir programmers might be interested since there's a chance that they witnessed the evolution (or part of it) of the language. Erlang programmers might be interested since I will also talk about how Erlang and Elixir shaped each other in the last few years.