The HaskellerZ meetup group has been around since 2011. After organising many meetups and events, in particular ZuriHac, which attracts people from all over the world, there was a need to formalise our group a bit more.
In the short term, this allows us to work together better with sponsors for ZuriHac. In the long term, however, we would like to guarantee the long-time success of a Zurich-based Haskell interest group, not dependent on one or two key volunteers.
The rules are set up so that we encourage non-monetary contributions (e.g. giving a talk). Of course, membership is optional and not required to attend any of our events.
For members, we ask a yearly contribution of either:
Thursday 28 March, 19:00
The Linux system call tracing program, strace, is very useful for understanding what a program does and for investigating bugs.
Unfortunately, it is not very scriptable.
hatrace, which is strace-as-a-library, aims to address this.
In this talk I explain what system calls are, how they work on Linux, how strace works, and how you can use hatrace's Haskell API to do things that are hard to do with strace. I also show how I can reliably reproduce rare GHC bugs with it, how to use it for testing, some of the implementation details, and interesting potential use cases.
Our main yearly event is the organisation of ZuriHac, a yearly Haskell Hackathon that attracts over 300 attendees. It is probably one of the oldest and definitely the largest Haskell Hackathon currently in existence.
The first ZuriHac was organised in 2010 at the Zürich Google office by Johan Tibell and Christophe Poucet. Currently, we are organising it at the Hochschule für Technik Rapperswil with the help of many Zürich Friends of Haskell members and volunteers.
We try to record all of our meetups and keynotes so Friends of Haskell who are not in the Zürich area can enjoy the content as well.
This playlist contains all our Haskell-related videos.
We have also collected the slides of the presentations in this repository. Unfortunately, the collection is currently incomplete.
The board of the Zürich Friends of Haskell association currently consists of: