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A range of Haskell User Groups are springing up all over.


1 Online communities

2 User groups

Regular meetings in a particular geographical area. Great if you want to see and meet other Haskellers.

2.1 North America

2.1.1 West Coast

SoCal FP Group
The Bay Area Functional Programmers group
Meeting monthly in the San Francisco Bay area. See their blog for more details and news of upcoming meetings.
PDXfunc: Portland FP Group
Monthly meetings of the Portland, Oregon functional programming group. Meetings occur on the second Monday of each month at 7 pm, typically in Downtown/NW Portland.
Seattle: Northwest Functional Programming Interest Group
a Northwest Functional Programming Interest Group in Seattle.
Vancouver Haskell UnMeetup
Monthly interactive sessions, (+10) for joining

2.1.2 East Coast

Boston Haskell Users' Group.
Meets monthly.
New York Functional Programmers Network
Come and meet like-minded functional programmers in the New York area. The next meeting is at 6:30pm on February 26th, at Credit Suisse's offices. Paul Hudak from Yale will be giving a talk on real-time sound synthesis using Haskell. Please RSVP at the NYFPN Meetup Page.
FringeDC Washington
Meetings about functional programming languages in Washington DC.
Atlanta Functional Programming Users Group
Meet other functional programmers in the Atlanta area. Join us and geek out!

2.1.3 Central

Austin Functional Programmers Group
See the discussion group for more.
Colorado Area Haskell Study Group
Chicago Haskell User Group — new group, had first general meeting in December 2009; meeting every other month.
Denver Area Haskell Users Group -- DenHUG had it's first meeting on 27 Feb 2010. Next meeting will be 3 Apr 2010.
St. Louis Lambda Lounge -- Meets the 1st Thursday of the month. Since Dec 2008, Lambda Lounge is a user group in St. Louis organized loosely around the idea of exploring dynamic and functional languages.

2.2 Australia

FP-SYD, the Sydney (Australia) Functional Programming group
FP hackers in Sydney.
(FPU) Melbourne Functional Programming Union
The FPU is a collective of functional programming language enthusiasts, which has been in operation since 1998. We are based at the University of Melbourne, in the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering, but we are open to all members of the community. We meet on a regular basis for lively discussions on topics broadly associated with the declarative programming paradigm.
Brisbane Functional Programming Group (BFPG) (Meetup page)
A group for Functional Programming with Haskell, Scala and other languages.

2.3 Europe

Hoodlums - Haskell developer meetup
Meets monthly on the second Thursday of the month in Canary Wharf. It is a "Coding Dojo" format where we pick some interesting problem and solve it as a group.
London Haskell User Group
The first meeting of the London Haskell User Group took place on 23rd May 2007, at City University in central London (currently not active).
ed lambda (Edinburgh, UK)
For functional programming in general, founded by a Haskeller. First meeting will be September 13th 2010.

If anyone is interested in a user group in Cambridge, UK please let me know ( ).

Haskell in Leipzig
Hal, they have videos online.

If anyone is interested in a user group in Ulm, Germany please let me know (HugUlm).

If someone is interested in a user group in Mannheim or Heidelberg, Germany, please let me know (user cgo in this Wiki). Or if there is one which is not listed here, please let me know too!

Haskell User Group Zurich
A user group for the haskell users residing in Zurich and surroundings. It's new and still being formed.
IsraelHaskell User Group
Are getting organised.
Saint-Petersburg Haskell User Group
The next meeting will be held in April, 2008.
We had a first meeting in August 2008 and we are planning a second one sometime during the 2008/2009 Autumn/Winter season.
Reykjavik Haskell User Group Iceland
Currently recruiting members
Turkey Haskell Programmer's Group
Formed by Turkish Functional Programmers, the group began to communicate via an e-mail list opened by The first contribution is hlibev project by Aycan iRiCAN.
BILFP (Bilkent University Comp. Eng. Dept. Functional Programming Society) Turkey
Project aims to improve people's knowledge and encourage the use of functional programming languages — especially in Turkey. Group is open to functional-programming-related discussions and establishes related presentations at Bilkent University that are open to anybody.
Dutch HUG
The Dutch HUG meets monthly in an informal setting.
fp-southwales, the South Wales Functional Programming User Group
Starting up in late 2009, based out of Swansea University.
Ghent Functional Programming Group
The Ghent Functional Programming Group will be having its first meeting on April 1, 2010.

2.4 South America

Haskell Users' Group for Brasil
Comunidad Haskell San Simon
Haskell user group for Bolivia and spanish speaking community

2.5 Asia

China Lisp User Group
China Lisp User Group (CLUG) is the earliest founded Lisp user group in China.
Tokyo Society for the Application of Currying

3 Workshops/meet ups

Less regular, and move around. Usually have a few talks from invited speakers. See the Haskell homepage for a list of upcoming events.

4 Hackathons

Getting together to squash bugs and write new stuff. For a list of past and upcoming hackathons, see the Hackathon page.

5 Conferences

See the Haskell in research and Conferences page for academic workshops and conferences focusing on Haskell and related technology.