Sun 2/24/2019
Start time: 9:00 am PST
End time: 5:00 pm PST


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 this doesn't describe you, you are welcome to help with outreach by inviting someone you know who is a woman, non-binary person, or person of color and attending as their plus one. 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 web apps. By the end of the day, you'll have built an interactive web app 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

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

Transportation and Parking

NoRedInk is a five minute walk from the Montgomery BART/Muni station and a fifteen minute walk from the Transbay Terminal. NoRedInk can also be accessed via the F, 6, 7, 9, 10, 12, and 14 bus lines.
Street parking is limited but may be available on 2nd, Mission, and other 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.


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 3/4 of our 30-person engineering team works remotely from around the world, and the other quarter is in our San Francisco office. We're hiring for full-stack, ops, and engineering managers. No prior Elm experience necessary!

Organized By:

5 volunteers!

6 students!