ElmBridge Berlin!

Learn To Elm!

Sat 6/22/2019
Start time: 9:00 am CEST
End time: 5:00 pm CEST


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 reaching 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)


We're just one block from the U1/U3's Görlitzer Bahnhof stop. Here's a video of Erkal walking to the office: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i727T79_0Dg

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.

Childcare needed!

As of now, this event will not provide childcare. We're also looking for someone with or without elm experience to provide childcare. Will keep folks in the loop if we can provide childcare!

Code of Conduct

We are an inclusive learning environment for everyone and thus follow the Berlin Code of Conduct (https://berlincodeofconduct.org/).


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!

diesdas.digital is a humble studio for strategy, design and code in Berlin. With a team of 25 people they ship digital products, tinker with Elm and occasionally host meetups.

2 volunteers!

9 students!