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, or
  4. providing other voluntary work asked for by the board of directors.

Sign up for Membership

Occasionally, we reach out to our members with volunteering opportunities. Also, once a year we would send you an email to confirm and update the membership.

Next meetup

Zurich Friends of Haskell - General Assembly

Monday 18 March, 18:00

Every year the Zurich Friends of Haskell meet for a general assembly as per the statutes of the association:[ https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-8eHAK40hiH5jv79AscWtf3pyUNxx4Ls1LwkpLYK--8/edit?usp=sharing](https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-8eHAK40hiH5jv79AscWtf3pyUNxx4Ls1LwkpLYK--8/edit?usp=sharing)
The purpose of the Zurich Friends of Haskell is to organize ZuriHac and the HaskellerZ meetup. The general assembly gives you the opportunity to learn what the association has been doing in the year 2023 and to contribute to ZuriHac, the HaskellerZ meetup, and the Haskell community in Zurich.

Unfortunately, it looks like we may find ourselves short on volunteers to continue the function of the Zurich Friends of Haskell association. Participating in the ZFoH is a great way to meet other Haskellers. You don't need to be an expert Haskeller to contribute, a bit of enthusiasm for Functional Programming is all that's required. If you are interested, then please fill in the following poll to indicate in which areas you would be interested to contribute: [https://forms.gle/Pj8ko354qmEmhyyw9](https://forms.gle/Pj8ko354qmEmhyyw9)
The general assembly is open to all members of the ZFoH. If you are not a member yet, please head over to[ https://zfoh.ch](https://zfoh.ch) and sign up for membership.
The agenda is as follows:

1. The board will present a summary of the association's activities in 2023.
2. The treasurer will present the financial report for 2023.
3. We vote to discharge the board for their work in 2023.
4. We will discuss the goals and aspirations of the association for 2024.
5. We elect the board for the next two years.

Please let us know, if you have further topics you would like to discuss.
Note, members of the ZFoH will receive a separate invitation via email. Please RSVP to this meetup event anyway so we get an accurate picture of who will be attending. Thank you!
Looking forward to seeing you at the GA!

Please note: the exact room for the event is not known yet and will be communicated at a later date.

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.


Current board members of the Zürich Friends of Haskell association:

Past members:


All our events are free to participants. In order to cover our costs, we accept individual donations as well as corporate sponsorships. For more information about sponsorships, please contact us at [email protected].

IBAN: CH55 0900 0000 1500 0655 2
Account holder: Zurich Friends of Haskell, 6300 Zug, Switzerland
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