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:
Monday 20 May, 19:00
Functional Programming for Web and Mobile – A Review of the Current State of the Art
In recent years, the importance of web and mobile apps has increased massively and the trend continues. In addition, web and mobile development is changing faster than many other fields of programming. That is the chance for functional programming to become established in this area, isn't it?
In this talk, we will examine the current state of the art of functional programming for web and mobile. In the first part, I will present the results of my corresponding seminar work. It is about advantages and disadvantages, the influence, the spread and the future of functional programming in web and mobile development. Furthermore, we will also take a short look at existing functional solutions in this field (e.g. Elm). In the second part, we will discuss these findings together and talk about your own experiences on this topic.
(Note: This talk as final presentation is also part of the seminar work.)
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.
Current board members of the Zürich Friends of Haskell association: