Boston Area Haskell Users' Group
1 Purpose and Goals
The purpose of the Boston Area Haskell Users' Group is to provide a regular forum in which area people interested in Haskell can get together, meet each other, share skills, and grow the community
2 Meeting Format
The Haskell Users' Group is not a forum for academic talks. The Boston area already provides plenty of opportunities for academics to give talks. The Haskell Users' Group is a forum for informal interactions and a place where you can show us the code.
The ideal meeting will include two presentations and a break:
- A presentation of code that even a beginner will appreciate
- A break
- A presentation of code that will make at least some experts say Ooh! and Aah!
Demos are also encouraged, but we want to see at least a little bit of code, please.
3 Planned schedule
The group is intended to launch in January 2009 with a schedule of six meetings per year. The calendar is designed so that most meetings are scheduled at a time when people might have something new to show off.
- A meeting in late January following POPL
- A meeting at the end of March or the beginning of April, just after the ICFP deadline
- A meeting in May after classes are out but before students and professors have dispersed for the summer
- A meeting in July after the POPL deadline and perhaps just after the ICFP programming contest
- A meeting in September following ICFP and the Haskell Symposium
- A meeting in November with a special emphasis on companies who may wish to recruit interns or new employees
4 Call for volunteers
We need volunteers
- To host one of the regular meetings
- To present
- To twist other people's arms to present
- To talk to John Hughes and learn how to organize a "jobs fair" for the November meeting
- To acquire a mailing list (perhaps boston at haskell dot org) and populate it with interested parties
If you want to volunteer, please visit the volunteers' page