Growing an Elm Tree
A Software Development Workshop for Non-Programmers
in Amsterdam and Utrecht, the Netherlands
Hello! We are running a workshop that will give you a glimpse into the way software is created. We think
it's important
During this
5 days workshop
(3 hours each day) you will learn to solve problems using a functional programming language. Together, we will build a program that simulates growth of a tree, like this:
Our workshop is intended for people with no prior experience in programming and doesn’t require any technical knowledge. Everybody is welcome!
Next Round
Currently we don’t have a fixed date for the next round yet. If you are interested to participate please get in touch and we will arrange a suitable schedule.
Say hello
+31 638 216 166
or drop us a note at
How Much Does It Cost?
The price for individual participants is
500 €
(inc. 21% VAT). Utrecht University students enjoy a special discounted price of
300 €
(inc. 21% VAT). We can also offer a discount for groups.
What Do I Get?
You will get 15 hours of training. Upon completion of the course your name, program that you will have created and link to your website (or LinkedIn profile etc) will be posted
Below is the material through which we will be going during the workshop. Only the first section is a required read before you come.
Before the course begins
Day 1 - Let’s Make a Dot
Day 2 - Let’s Place the Dots in a Circle
Day 3 - Connecting the Dots
Day 4 - Let’s Make a Tree
Day 5 - Let’s Make the Tree Grow
About us
Tad Lispy
: I’m going to be your teacher during the workshop. I’m a co-founder of Software Garden and I’ve been working as a software developer for the best part of the last eight years. Before that I’ve been a lawyer.
I love the creativity of the software development and hope to share that passion with you.
I’m a Clojure developer at
. At the workshop I am going to be your teaching assistant. Previously I was teaching English in China and working as a marine biologist
in Eritrea, Italy, Finland, Azores and Spain.
Sam Phillips
is a co-author of the workshop. He is an Elm developer at
in Cologne, Germany.