Here is some fantastic news. For the past few years, I’ve been involved in helping develop a computer algebra package called Nemo.jl in Julia, on which is built another big library, called Hecke.jl.
Well, a very large grant here in Germany just got approved which will continue to fund our work, and which even modestly expands the role of Julia in our collaboration, for at least 4 years, and up to 12 years!
I’ve written a blog post about the grant  and tried to fill in some details about where Julia fits in as far as the ANTIC component of that project is concerned (basically Hecke.jl + Nemo.jl and some C libraries, at this point).
Please bear in mind that this is a very large (mathematics) grant covering many things not at all Julia related. But, I was told that the referees really liked the Julia part of our proposal (called ANTIC), and in fact, one of the people advising the funding agency turned out to not only have heard of Julia, but was regularly using it, showing just how well Julia is penetrating the mathematical and computational communities!
Those of us working on ANTIC are very pleased with Julia and want to thank the Julia community for making our work so much fun!