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.

Last meetup

Juri Chome & Cazim Hysi - Workshop on building a webservice

Wednesday 25 March, 19:00

Hi Haskell friends,

So obviously we won't be holding any in-person meetups anytime soon, but that doesn't mean we can't hang out together! Therefore we decided to hold a remote video meetup this month.

We will have a small presentation/tutorial followed by an interactive workshop. The goal will be to write a server that serves a website and takes orders. Our inspiration for this will be https://cravecookie.com/ , and we will start off with simple dumb code that gets the job done. The plan is:

- Serve stuff with Spock
- make an ugly front page
- take orders and post them into a slack channel
- save those same orders in a database

So if you've ever wondered how to go from simple coding exercises to writing a useful application in Haskell, then this workshop is for you.

Now, this will clearly be an experiment, and I'm sure we will learn some interesting things about holding meetups remotely. The way we will do it is a video meeting with Zoom, and a Slack channel to answer each other's questions in a more decentralized way.

Basically you need to do two things:

1. Join our ZuriHac Slack with this link: https://join.slack.com/t/zurihac/shared_invite/zt-ctzx6hfb-Q6cXOV1cZT1LRwGFWgz0gA , then join the #meetup-2020-03 channel.
2. Join the Zoom meeting here: https://zoom.us/j/748486478 .

You don't need to create a Zoom account or download an app as far as I know, but please let me know if you have any questions.

Looking forward to seeing you there.
Juri & Cazim

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: