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There is AngloHaskell and now AmeroHaskell. Doesn't that call for OzHaskell?

Who would be interested to have a Haskell event in Australia, possibly in Sydney? This is just a wild idea without any concrete date or format yet. Jot down any suggestions on this page.

Interested Haskellers:

(Add your name!)

Contents

1 Possible dates

Shall we try to organise something for sometime over the summer? Avoiding the summer holidays, either of the following two periods seem attractive:

  • last week of November/first week of December or
  • last week of January/first week of February.

(Add any additional periods that you would find attractive and/or comment on suitability.)

Events to avoid clashing with:

  • The 2007 federal election (weekend of 24-25 November).
  • linux.conf.au (28 Jan - 2 Feb 2007, unless it's held in conjunction).
  • Inevitable family Christmas parties/holiday travel rush (some weekends in December, different for everyone I suspect).
  • www.oscd.com.au - late november in Brisbane

2 Format

How about the following?

  • One day meeting with informal talks and demos (preferably on a Friday)
  • There could be a second, even less formal day, for those who want to hang out some more and maybe some hacking
  • Run it at the University of New South Wales, Sydney

(Add your thoughts to the above.)

3 Talks and demos

Do you have anything you'd like to talk about or a system you'd like to demo? This is just a tentative list - you commit to nothing.

3.1 Talk proposals

  • Manuel Chakravarty: Type-level Programming with Type Families
GHC recently gained support for data families and type synonym families (which are a generalisation of our earlier proposal for associated types). In this talk, I'd give an overview over this new language feature, illustrate what it is good for, and discuss why I believe it fits Haskell better than functional dependencies.
  • Bernie Pope: The GHCi debugger
A new breakpoint debugger has been added to GHCi. In this talk, I'd demonstrate how to use the debugger, and also go into some detail about how it works. I might even discuss the relative advantages and disadvantages of this debugger over tools such as Hat.

3.2 Demo proposals

  • rohan drape: supercollider for haskellers
an introduction to, and demonstration of, the hsc3 haskell bindings to the supercollider3 real-time audio synthesiser; or making experimental music in experimental haskell.