I 100% agree. My core competency is front-end work (focus is on react at the moment) and been looking to get more into Elm because of that focus.
2 points for being interested in Elm! We need more interest in cool things like that. :)
IMO networking is a great additional area for front end web devs to dive into. A slightly deeper appreciation of how the bits and bytes cross oceans and land on the screen was a huge inflection point for my ability to make good websites, even if those things can all be abstracted away.
But yeah, taking an Elm workshop was amazing for me even though I haven't used the language since. Perfect example.
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