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.
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 9 March, 19:15
Compilers for statically typed languages like Haskell ask a lot of their users,
but in return they have a lot more information about user code than they
otherwise might. This enables the expressive typing that Haskell is best known for, but this information also has potential beneficial uses in improving error messages and, in turn, the development experience.
In this talk, Soham will discuss how existing errors across both GHC and the library ecosystem can be made easier to find and make use of, and highlight approaches to contextual error messages and domain-specific code suggestions that have the potential to bring us closer to the oft-stated goal of a development experience where the compiler is not an antagonist but a collaborator.
As usual, there will be the opportunity for drinks and food after the event.
Please note that this event will take place immediately after our annual general assembly. If you wish to attend both events, please RSVP to both!
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: