Elm Workshop


Sat 10/22/2016
Start time: 9:00 am PDT
End time: 5:00 pm PDT


This is an Elm event. The focus will be on programming in Elm.

Click here for more information about class levels in this course!

Workshop Description

This workshop is intended to reach out to women, non-binary people, and people of color who are interested in learning frontend web development with Elm! If you are a white man, you're welcome to attend as the +1 of a woman, non-binary person, or person of color attending. We are emphatically queer & trans inclusive!

In this workshop, we'll take you through the process of building interactive web applications using Elm, a delightful frontend language for reliable webapps. By the end of the day, you'll have built an interactive webapp and have a basic understanding of functional programming.

We'll start the morning with installing all of the software needed, and then spend the rest of the day learning and writing code. To attend this event, you should have at least some familiarity with another programming language (like Ruby, Python, or Javascript). Students will be separated into different classes based on the experience level they choose when signing up. If you are completely new to programming, you should look at attending a RailsBridge event instead, or wait for a future ElmBridge event when we hope to offer more-introductory workshops.

Workshop Schedule

8:30-9:30am: Check-in, breakfast, and software installation (please arrive by 9am at the latest)
9:30am: Opening talk, student sorting
10am: Code
12:30pm: Lunch
1:30pm: Code
4:30pm: Closing talk, announcements & retrospectives
5-7pm: Afterparty (optional)

Transportation and Parking

NoRedInk is by the 10, 30, and 45 Muni lines; a short walk from the N/T, 8, 30, and 47 Muni lines; and a fifteen minute walk from the Montgomery BART/Muni station and the Transbay Terminal.

Street parking is available on Brannan, around South Park, and on adjacent streets.

Bicycles can be brought into the building and up the elevator.

Food and Drinks

Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Please note dietary restrictions in your response to the event.


Childcare will be provided if requested in advance. You can request childcare in your response to the event.


Everyone's invited to have a drink together after the workshop. Location will be within a 5 minute walk from the workshop location.


NoRedInk has the largest commercial Elm codebase in the world, and has hired Elm creator Evan Czaplicki to develop the language full-time. We spend almost all of our front-end coding time writing Elm. Our software helps English teachers, and their students answer millions of questions per day on our site. About half of our 15-person engineering team works remotely from around the world, and the other half is in our San Francisco office. We’re hiring for front-end, back-end, and ops. No prior Elm experience necessary!

4 volunteers!

14 students!