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1 About

The NYC Haskell Hackathon (aka Hac NYC) is an international, grassroots collaborative coding festival with a simple focus: build and improve Haskell libraries, tools, and infrastructure.

This event will be held April 4-6, 2014. It is open to all -- you do not have to be a Haskell guru to attend. All you need is a basic knowledge of Haskell, a willingness to learn, and a project you're excited to help with (or a project of your own to work on). We will be at Etsy Labs in Brooklyn all day Saturday and Sunday, and a location TBA on Friday evening.

There will be lots of hacking, some talks, good food, and, of course, fun!

'Links to contact information here'

2 Organizers and Sponsors

Hac NYC is organized primarily by the New York Haskell Users Group, and is hosted thanks to the generosity of Etsy. You can contact the organizers through meetup.

3 Registration

You must register to attend. Registration is free, and open to everyone. To register, fill out this registration form. If you like, you can also list yourself as an attendee. Then check out the projects page.

4 Dates

April 4-6, 2014. Friday evening (details TBA). 9am-8pm Saturday, and 10am-5pm Sunday. There will probably be some talks Saturday afternoon.

5 Talks

If you'd be interested in giving a short (15-20 minute) talk, put your name and the subject of your talk on the talks page. Talks can be prepared prior, can simply be lightning walkthroughs of your work in progress, and can even be just about neat mathematical concepts of interest to programmers.

6 Location

Etsy Labs
55 Washington Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Suite 712

Near York Street on the F, or High Street on the A/C

DIRECTIONS:

  • From the York Street F stop:

Exit station and turn right to walk down hill.
Walk down 1 full block to Front St.
Turn left on Front street
Walk 3 blocks and turn right on Washington (At Peas & Pickles market)
Address is 55 Washington St. (walk up the metal ramp to get to front door)

  • From the High Street A/C stop:

This is a long station so you will exit on one of two ends. a) If you exit toward the back of the train (coming from Manhattan) you will come out of the subway across from a small park b) If you exit toward the front of the train (coming from Manhattan) you will come out looking at the access ramp to the Brooklyn Bridge.

If "a" then cross the street and walk through the park and take a left on Cadman Plaza East - walk down the hill (past the pedestrian staircase the Brooklyn Bridge) three blocks to the intersection of Front and Washington (At Peas & Pickles market)

If "b" then follow the road around to the left when you exit onto Red Cross Place. Follow that about 100 yards until you are on Cadman Plaza E and follow it down the hill (past the pedestrian staircase the Brooklyn Bridge) three blocks to the intersection of Front and Washington (At Peas & Pickles market)

Address is 55 Washington St. (walk up the metal ramp to get to front door)

6.1 Getting to NYC

6.1.1 Air

The closest major airports are John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), LaGuardia Airport (LGA), and Newark International Airport (EWR). All are accessible by public transportation - train, bus, shuttles.

6.1.2 Train

Take Amtrak to Penn Station, which is located in Midtown Manhattan, or the Metro-North to Grand Central.

6.1.3 Car

Good luck!

6.2 Intra-city Transportation

The subway runs at all hours and goes just about everywhere. There are often service disruptions on weekends, so it is worth checking the website to see if any lines are rerouted.

6.3 Accommodation

NYC has many fine hotels and hostels. We suggest something by the A, C or F lines in lower Manhattan or downtown Brooklyn.

7 Preparations

7.1 Before you arrive

  • Pick out a couple of projects to work on and familiarize yourself with them, or bring your own project(s) to work on. See the projects page for a list of projects people plan to work on. If you plan to work on your own project, be sure to list it on the projects page and set up a public repository if you don't already have one, so that other people can help hack on your project.
  • Install an up to date Haskell toolchain: at least ghc and cabal-install. If you don't already have these installed (or need to install from scratch on the laptop you're bringing), the easiest way is probably to install the Haskell Platform.

8 Getting Involved