Kip writes Elixir software as a passion but not as a job. At some point, he decided to spend a weekend implementing a localisation library in Elixir as a learning exercise. Now four years later the project still continues to grow and expand building on the excellent Common Locale Data Respository (CLDR) data. In 2021 the core library reached a milestone of a 1m downloads from hex.pm.
Localising applications in Elixir for global audiences - or just an audience of one - doesn’t have to be difficult. In this session, we’ll define some design patterns and workflows using common Elixir libraries to build a simple e-commerce application showing how localisation can improve user experience and deliver better audience engagement.