About Groxio

Groxio is a small company of educators, language geeks and authors who want to change the way people teach and learn languages.

Our Team

Bruce Tate

Strategy, Technology

Bruce Tate is a kayaker, climber, programmer and father of two from Chattanooga, Tennessee. A serial entrepreneur, he has helped start three companies, and most recently served as CTO for icanmakeitbetter. The author of more than a dozen books is active in the Elixir community as a speaker, author, editor and conference organizer. His love for teaching and computer languages led him to found Groxio in 2018.

Josh Davis

Business Development

Josh brings his experience as the VP of Philanthropy at the United Way of Chattanooga, Foresight Analyst at Aperio Insights and Strategy Director at Maclellan Foundation to hone the strategy and future thinking at Groxio. He is passionate about the future readiness of Chattanooga's students and improving the opportunity inequality in the programming industry. He works with the leadership team to connect Groxio to the tech community in Chattanooga and beyond.

Maggie Tate


Maggie Tate is a photographer and social media guru from Chattanooga, Tennessee. At Groxio, she is the Director of Communications and lead organizer for the GigCityElixir Conference. Maggie has managed the social media program for The Camp House in Chattanooga and acted as Director of Communications for Mission Chattanooga. She served on the board of Rawson-Saunders School in Austin, Texas, and now volunteers at Brown Academy.

Robbie DeVilliers


Robbie DeVilliers is an award-winning multi-disciplinary designer and typographer who has worked for clients like GE, Crush, Canada Dry, Sunkist, GE, Kodak, Forbes, & Random House (among many others). He’s been designing fonts commercially since 1995, with over 84 fonts available today—and was an integral part of the design of ChaType, Chattanooga’s typeface. His typeface “WERK” is also the official font of Erfurt, Germany—one of the oldest cities in Germany.

Our Story

Bruce Tate founded Groxio in late 2018. Having had a successful career as an author, programmer, speaker and teacher, it was time to focus more on "giving back" to the community, to help open doors for those who need it most. Passionate about education, Bruce began mentoring a diverse group of people interested in programming in the Spring of 2018. The mentoring was focused on getting the group on solid footing for the GigCityElixir Conference Bruce hosted in Chattanooga in October 2018. He enjoyed it so much and believes so strongly in digital equity and diversity in tech, he founded Groxio to pursue these goals full time. Groxio opened for business in January 2019.

Our Beliefs

We believe that the nature of computer programming is changing rapidly so that traditional tools and learning techniques are no longer enough. Groxio is dedicated to changing the way programmers learn in fundamental ways.

Groxio also believes that we are better when we pool our resources toward a common good. Our company is especially dedicated to making programming a more diverse profession so we support active mentoring of women and minorities.