I have discovered Crystal on October 2015, nearly five years ago
It was a revelation for me because before September i didn’t know either Ruby. I was developing for fun in C++ and GLSL but I had to find a job for my sandwiches courses diploma and a company who was writing code in Ruby accepted me.
I had needed one year to be as efficient in crystal as c++.
After that I tried my first shards (that doesn’t exists today but gitter have this link https://gitter.im/crystal-lang/crystal?at=57ffdf158eaaaea36692bed8 )
Today I develop SFML game on my freetime, one app for business, and help the community to grow in France
Thank you Crystal