Benjamin is an Elixir and Functional Programming enthusiast, and the maintainer of Erlang’s Apache Arrow implementation. Though not a core contributor, he also frequently contributes to the Nx and Livebook projects with the occasional contributions to Hexpm and Hex. Being a 16 year old high schooler, he does not have any professional programming experience but he tries to contribute to Opensource whenever time permits.
In his free time he likes to read Non Fiction and Fantasy, listen to 70s and 80s music (and additionally grumble about how nobody at school shares his taste in music) and crack terrible jokes. Beware. He’s bit of a Linux and Emacs zealot.
Audience: Introductory and overview
Lately the Erlang Ecosystem has grown to address many new domains. But is its community growing enough to support it? My experience as a new contributor may shed light on this.
I’m a 16 year old student who started contributing to the Livebook, Hexpm and Nx projects at 14. Since then I’ve grown from being a raw newbie to receiving funding from The EEF to work on packages that will support Erlang’s telemetry implementation.
Join me as I talk about my challenging transition and see how I:
If you’re new to the community, you’ll learn how to get started and grow in the community - even if you have as little experience as i did.
Maintainers will see how the community helped me to make valuable contributions, how it got in my way, and how my experiences can help their projects.
OBJECTIVES: This talk has 2 major objectives:
If you are interested in growing in the community, expect to also learn:
AUDIENCE: This talk is targeted at people: