I've been developing software since the 80's. It's been my job since the 90's, and I've been building teams to do it since about 2005. During that time I've watched the industry change, and have done my best to change along with it. I became excited about Ruby in 2005, because of the way it made developer productivity a high priority. (This was a radical idea at the time). In 2014 I discovered Elixir, and was immediately hooked. Since then, I've helped organize EMPEX, the first regional Elixir conference, in NYC, put together a one-day beginners workshop in Elixir, and managed to get a bit of Elixir into production in my day job.