Okoth Kongo

Software Developer| Open Sourcer| Mentor

Elixir addict. One of the organizers of Elixir Conf Africa.A solid member of Elixir Kenya.Once in a while Tutor of Elixir OTP at Agile ventures.Contributor elixir/toolshed and avid listener of Lingala

Past Activities

Getty Orawo / Okoth Kongo
Code BEAM V Europe
19 May 2021
12.30 - 13.10

Adopting Elixir and Growing the Elixir Community Across Africa

The adoption of Elixir across the African continent has been experiencing steady growth. This can be shown by the growth of the number of software developers learning Elixir, in anticipation of job opportunities, the companies adopting Elixir will offer. We will discuss some problems facing Africa, especially those which these companies are solving and why Elixir is suitable for these given problems. We will also discuss the growth of the Elixir community, its impact on both Elixir and non-Elixir developers, together with the success, lessons and challenges facing both adoption (companies and developers) and the Elixir community