Past Meetup

Elm Hack Night with its creator, Evan Czaplicki

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Evan Czaplicki, creator of Elm, is flying into London for a conference, and we have one night to hack with the master. Join us for an evening of fast-paced coding in a brilliantly-designed browser language.

What Is Elm?

Elm is a compiles-to-JavaScript, functional programming language. It's heavily influenced by Haskell, but much easier to get started with. We consider it to be one of the best things to happen to browser development in years.

What Will Happen?

If you've been to a code dojo or hack night before, you'll know the format: there'll be an evening's worth of coding puzzles, 2-4 person teams, and the chance to learn, improve or teach Elm with your teammates. The prize for the winning team will be the greatest prize that money can't buy: respect.

What Do I Need?

To get the most of this evening, all you need is a laptop with Elm installed. Maybe a shot of caffeine too.

Who Is Welcome?

Programmers of all kinds are welcome. You don't need to know Elm to come, but you'll get the most from this evening if you know JavaScript or a functional programming language (like Clojure, Haskell or Scala*). If you've not used Elm before, you'd be wise to go through the tutorials first as well.

Where Will It Be Held?

At Code Node - Skillsmatter's event space near Liverpool Street. Huge thanks to SkillsMatter ( for hosting us, and to Functional Works ( for finding us such a great venue.

What Do I Need To Do?

Signup at the SkillsMatter site ( They're giving us a nice big room to host the event, but they need your name on their lists so you must register there ( to get in.