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:
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.
Thursday 28 January, 19:00
About a year ago three people took on a journey of rewriting the random package in order to improve its performance and usability. After 6 months of hard work and many experiments we were able to make a release of random-1.2.0. This was the first release in 6 years and it was also the first version that had any significant changes added to its interface since the Haskell98 report. The outcome was astonishing:
* Performance of random value generation was improved by orders of magnitude. Depending on the type the improvement factor was in a range of x36 to x1000.
* Quality of the default generator was improved significantly.
* A new mutable interface was added that unified pure random number generators with ones that require mutable state.
This talk will be about the new cool features of random, various challenges we encountered on the way and some of the decisions we had to make in order to make this release happen.
This will be an online event. We will be using Zoom for video conference and Slack for chat. The video will be recorded and uploaded to YouTube after the event.
Please join the ZuriHac Slack workspace using the following link and then join the #meetup channel. https://join.slack.com/t/zurihac/shared_invite/zt-kxvelgg6-xpSImeUD7Xf6iBGjbHfT1g
Please join the video conference using the following link.
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: