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

Mauro Bieg - pandoc: converting documents for fun and profit!

Thursday 25 July, 19:00

Pandoc is probably the most well-known Haskell project outside the Haskell community. It's a universal document converter, converting to and from a large number of document formats, including Markdown, RST, Orgmode, HTML, LaTeX, Word and many more. Pandoc is both a Haskell library (useful to create documents) and a command-line program that uses that library.

In this talk, I'm going to give an interactive demo of some of the cooler things you can do with pandoc, as well as talk a bit about its Haskell internals. Its code-base and community are quite beginner-friendly, and contributing to pandoc is a great way to get started with real-world Haskell development.

Website: https://pandoc.org
Repo: https://github.com/jgm/pandoc/

Past meetups


ZuriHac

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.


Videos

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.


Board

Current board members of the Zürich Friends of Haskell association:

Past members: