Zürich Friends of Haskell

The Zürich Friends of Haskell is a club founded to foster the worldwide knowledge of functional programming, and Haskell in particular. We organise meetups and events in the Zürich area.

About us

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.

Become a member!

For members, we ask a yearly contribution of either:

  1. giving at least one talk at the Zurich HaskellerZ meetup,
  2. helping organize ZuriHac in an official role,
  3. serving on the board of directors for the Zurich Friends of Haskell
  4. providing other voluntary work asked for by the board of directors, or
  5. paying a membership fee of 50 CHF (students 25 CHF).

Sign up for Membership

Next meetup

Zurich Friends of Haskell - General Assembly

Thursday 28 February, 18:00

Have you been curious what the newly founded Zurich Friends of Haskell Association (https://zfoh.ch/) has been doing in 2018? Would you like to help the Zurich Haskell community grow?

The General Assembly gives you the ability to get a glimpse into the Zurich Friends of Haskell and its roles. It is not a big event, but an important one. The agenda follows the statutes of the association: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-8eHAK40hiH5jv79AscWtf3pyUNxx4Ls1LwkpLYK--8/edit

1. The board will present a summary of the association's activities in 2018.
2. We will discuss the goals and aspirations of the association for 2019.
3. The treasurer will present the financial report for 2018.
4. We vote to discharge the board for their work in 2018.
5. We elect the board for 2019.

Looking forward to seeing you there :)

Note there will be a HaskellerZ talk following the GA. That talk will be announced separately. This meetup is for the GA only.

Note also members of the ZFoH have received an invitation via e-mail separately. It would nevertheless be good to RSVP to this event so we get an accurate picture of who will be attending. Thanks.

Past meetups


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: