Update: Food will be served by our sponsor ERi Consulting - come hungry! (http://www.ericonsultingllc.com/)
Whether your web application is written in PHP, C# or Haskell, it's also likely to need some Javscript for client interactivity. Many of us feel comfortable with back-end development, but out of our depth when working on the front end.
* One-way flow of data reducing complexity in UI logic
* Go years without a runtime exception. No more undefined is not a function"!
* Refactor large chunks of code without fear of breaking something
* Debugging Elm code is unlike anything else you've experienced
Joel's goal is that you'll leave eager to try something new, and he'll provide next steps and resources to make your first foray into Elm a success!