Open Collective
Open Collective
Crystal 1.0 Released!
Published on April 7, 2021 by nditada

The release of the first major release of Crystal arrives after many years of hard work. With thousands of contributions from people worldwide.

Getting here wasn’t an easy journey, filled with enriching, controversial, delightful, and long conversations that, in the end, made it possible to build a language more useful for more users. We'll be celebrating the achievement with a live-streamed launch event on Thursday 8 July 2021. Click here for more information.

We are extremely thankful for the financial support received through OpenCollective.

We are also incredibly excited to announce that Beta Ziliani has join the Crystal team at Manas to lead the development and evolution of the language and ecosystem. Beta is a programming language researcher with a Ph.D. from the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems and holds a professorship on Advanced Concepts of Programming Languages and Paradigms of Programming.

We also wanted to announce that Manas will be hiring a Community Manager for Crystal. We know that’s a long overdue need, and we are excited to find the right person to steward this fantastic community. Please help us spread the word!

Your contributions will help us support this team and grow it even further.


vinit joshi

Posted on April 7, 2021