the Helsinki Elm Community

Welcome to the Helsinki Elm Community! We call it Elmsinki — a silly abbreviation of Elm and Helsinki. We welcome everyone in the community events. There is no need to know Elm, we only expect you to be willing to learn!

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Elm is a delightful programming language for building reliable webapps. Read more about it on the website: elm-lang.org


Ossi Hanhinen

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Fotis Papado­georgo­poulos

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Where we want to be

We want to foster a welcoming and inclusive community of people who like to learn Elm, work with Elm or help others learn Elm.


We would like for the events to become a nice way to work on your own Elm-related projects in the company of other likeminded people. A space of collaboration, communication, and community. We will still have talks, but those shouldn't be the main focus of the events.

Anyone is a speaker

You don't need to present if you don't feel like it. But if you have a hobby project you've been working on, or a solution to a specific problem, just bring it up with the organizers and we'll figure out a nice format for you!

Not just traditional talks

It takes a considerable amount of time to prepare and rehearse a traditional talk. We want to keep the barrier of entry as low as possible, and as such, welcome presentations that could be for example:

In a nutshell collaboration, coding, and feeling part of a group is the main focus of these events.

Code of Conduct

All attendees, speakers, sponsors, and volunteers at Elmsinki events are required to agree with and follow the code of conduct.

Elmsinki is dedicated to providing harassment-free community events for everyone, regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of event participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any event venue.

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or immediate expulsion from the event. If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact an organizer immediately. The organizers will help participants contact security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the event. We value your attendance.

We expect participants to follow these rules at all event venues and other Elmsinki-related social events.

If an incident occurs please use the following contact information.

Ossi Hanhinen: ossi.hanhinen@gmail.com

Fotis Papadogeorgopoulos: fgpapado@gmail.com