Mohd Shamoon

Mohd Shamoon

Senior Software developer, Project Tech4dev

Mohd loves to solve problems through his intellect and tech. He loves experimenting with the latest in Tech. Currently leading the frontend part of the Glific project. Mohd’s goto language is Javascript. You can learn more about him through his blogs on medium.

Some other things that Mohd likes to talk about are running, anime and adventure sports.

Glific: Our journey in adopting and working with Elixir

In our session, we’ll share about our journey at Project Tech4Dev in building Glific using Elixir. Glific is an open-source, WhatsApp-based, two-way communication platform for non-profit organizations. It helps these organizations increase their reach and impact on the communities they serve. . Glific has split tech architecture, with the backend running on Elixir using Phoenix framework and the frontend on React. It is a multi-tenant application that simplifies maintenance and reduces costs.

Glific development started during the pandemic when physical interaction with end-users was restricted and an alternate communication medium was needed. We chose Whatsapp due to it’s popularity in the Global South countries. Today, Glific is used by over 100 non-profits in India, with more than 100 concurrent instances running. We’ll share more on how non-profit organizations are using Glific to have high-quality, relevant, and timely communication with their communities at a minimal cost.