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Dave has been writing Elixir since the Fall of 2016 where he was an early developer at theoutline.com. At The Outline, Dave helped build a news website and CMS in Elixir and Phoenix. Part of that journey was working with Dockyard and Chris McCord. Using Elixir, The Outline was able to support a few million users a month with just two Heroku dynos, with the second needed only for backup.
Dave was at The Outline for two and a half years, and is now Platform Architect at simplebet.io. There, Dave is combing Elixir and Rust to build realtime betting products.
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