Icia Carro Barallobre

Software Developer @ Peer Stritzinger GmbH

Starting with backend development in Kotlin & SpringBoot at a pet health insurance startup, I then transitioned to data analysis in a leading supermarket chain. Along the way, I discovered Elixir and the BEAM languages through university and the Stack Overflow survey, where Elixir/Phoenix stood out as beloved frameworks. Now, I’m in the world of BEAM languages at Peer Stritzinger GmbH, specializing in Erlang solutions for embedded systems. Inspired by the kindness and collaboration spirit of the Elixir community, I’m dedicated to cultivating that same culture of kindness and cooperation into every thing I do.

In my spare time, I enjoy volunteering with Hello Sisters!, an organization dedicated to supporting women in computer science. I’m also a co-organizer for the Anita Borg conferences. I’m studying psychology, and I like to pursue completely different hobbies whenever I get the chance.

Exploring BEAM European community

This talk focuses on analyzing the profiles of European BEAM developers, companies and academia.

We will delve into BEAM developer profiles, uncovering how they discovered and adopted these languages, and the diverse contexts in which they utilize them. Furthermore, we will consider factors such as work experience, gender, demographics, LGBTI representation, and other relevant elements to understand the diversity within the BEAM development community.

Moreover, we will explore the motivations behind companies and academia adopting BEAM languages, addressing the challenges they face in this process, from resistance to change to training needs and integration with existing systems. Additionally, we will assess the impact these languages have on organizations, including improvements in productivity, software quality, and scalability.

Key Takeaways:

  • The aim of this talk is to provide insights into the world of BEAM development, focusing on European developers.

Target Audience:

  • Everyone who wants to know more about our community.