What we're about
Almost 29 years ago Erlang (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erlang_(programming_language)) was developed by Joe Armstrong, Robert Virding and Mike Williams at Ericsson to solve problems in telecommunication networks.
Erlang (http://www.erlang.org/faq/introduction.html) describes itself as:
`general-purpose programming language and runtime environment with built-in support for concurrency, distribution and fault tolerance.`
The years goes by but Erlang somehow never reached the mainstream programmer ...
José Valim brought Erlang to the 21th century. He builds a dynamic, functional programming language on top of Erlang.
Elixir (http://elixir-lang.org/) was born.
This meetup aims to build up a community of open minded people in the Ruhr region (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruhr) that are interested in the Elixir (http://elixir-lang.org/) programming language.
You can find us (http://elixir.ruhr) on Gitter (https://gitter.im/ElixirRuhr/ElixirRuhr), Twitter (https://twitter.com/ElixirRuhr) and Github (https://github.com/ElixirRuhr).
Meetup Group headline shamelessly stolen from Dave Thomas great book Programming Elixir (https://pragprog.com/book/elixir/programming-elixir)