Lately, I’ve been introducing elm to people with no or very little dev experience. I’ve found that the new Playground that Evan put together with the new elm-lang.org/try are great for complete beginners (cf https://elm-lang.org/examples/picture).
At the end of the sessions though, I felt like it misses a way to save and share newcomers work. Those I’ve been helping had no dev environment on their machine so we ended up saving the code in word or sending it in an email.
Ellie could be an option, but currently I see two issues with it. (1) It often triggers the debug map! error, even on simple Playground programs. (2) Its interface is not exactly complete dev beginner friendly.
Also, I think that some people have great artistic talents, and having such a catalog would be both awesome to browse through and useful to beginners looking for examples.
Of course there is the issue of moderation. Maybe the catalog and the saving+sharing features could be separate, with an option when saving to add to public catalog, that would notify somehow catalog admins.
Anyway, that is just an idea. I’m also interested in other complete dev beginner stories. What have you tried? How did it work?