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

Education and Technology

Bruce Tate lives in Chattanooga, Tennessee. An avid adventurer, he enjoys kayaking rivers, indoor climbing, and boating. He has actively participated in the launch of three companies and served as the CTO of icanmakeitbetter. With a strong focus on education, Bruce is an author of over a dozen books and a prominent figure in the Elixir community as a speaker, author, editor, and conference organizer. In 2018, he founded Groxio, a platform dedicated to teaching computer languages. Bruce Tate's contributions in the field of programming education have made a significant impact nationally and beyond.

Paulo Valim

Product Strategy & Marketing

Paulo Valim is an educator and entrepreneur with a passion for making education accessible to all. The founder of Ciencia em Ação, Brazil's largest chemistry education YouTube channel, helped millions of students master complex concepts. Paulo also founded Eveclass, a platform that empowers educators to create and deliver online courses. At Grox.io, he works to accelerate Elixir's adoption, making our tools more engaging, accessible, and impactful.

Maggie Tate

Communications & Business Development

Maggie Tate is a photographer, video editor and social media specialist based in Chattanooga, Tennessee. She holds the role of Director of Communications and Business Development at Groxio, where she leads communication efforts and organizes the Gig City Elixir and LoneStar Elixir conferences. Maggie previously managed the social media program at The Camp House and served as Director of Communications for Mission Chattanooga. Her love of childhood development led her to serve as a board member of Rawson-Saunders School in Austin, Texas and volunteer with first graders at Brown Academy in Chattanooga. Maggie brings her passion and skills for community building and education to Groxio fostering our connection to the Elixir ecosystem.

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 underrepresented people in technology.