About

Middle of June 2019, the Zürich Friends of Haskell association will organize ZuriHac 2018, a three day Haskell Hackathon hosted at the HSR Hochschule für Technik Rapperswil. This is the eighth Haskell Hackathon organized in Zürich and and the third one hosted at the HSR. This fantastic venue is located right at lake Zürich and provides space for more than 400 participants.

The Haskell Hackathon is a completely free, international, grassroots collaborative coding festival whose goal is to expand the community and to build and improve Haskell libraries, tools, and infrastructure. This is a great opportunity to learn more about Haskell, meet fellow Haskellers in real life, find new contributors for your project, improve existing libraries and tools or even start new ones!

This event is open to any experience level, from beginners to gurus. In fact, one of the goals is to bring beginners in contact with experts so that the former can get a quick start in the Haskell community. We will have a dedicated beginners' course, and there will be mentors on site whom you can directly approach during the whole event with any Haskell-related question you have.

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Program

Speakers

Speakers to be announced.

Schedule

The schedule is preliminary and will be updated as we get closer to the event.

Friday 14 June Saturday 15 June Sunday 16 June
9.00 Doors open
10.00 Keynote 10.00 Keynote 10.00 Keynote
11.00 Opening ceremony
12.00 Lunch 12.00 Lunch 12.00 Lunch
13.30 Keynote 13.30 Keynote
15.00 Project demos
17.00 End of event
18.00 Barbeque 18.00 Food

Venue

The hackathon takes place at the HSR Hochschule für Technik Rapperswil. The campus is about 40 minutes outside of the Zurich city.

HSR campus

HSR Hochschule für Technik Rapperswil
Oberseestrasse 10
8640 Rapperswil-Jona

The Hackathon mainly takes place in two buildings: Building 1 and Building 4. Detailed info on the different rooms will be announced later.

The venue is located right next to the lake, and weather has been superb (25°C, 77℉) during the previous years, so feel free to bring your swimming gear!

Getting there

You can take the S7 or S15 to get from the Zurich main station to Rapperswil. These trains run regularly in 30 minute and 60 minute intervals, respectively. Google maps works well for directions if you use the "public transport" tab.

If you arrive at the Zurich airport, first take the train to the Zurich main station and then continue with S7 or S15. Trains from the airport towards the city run every few minutes.

Train tickets

If you stay in Zurich city, the easiest option is to get a 24 hour pass for all zones. It's good for all public transportation around Zurich, up to Rapperswil. A one-way ticket costs 17.20CHF, the 24 hour pass 34.40CHF.

Please note that the 24 hour pass is literally a 24 hour pass and can be used over multiple days: e.g. if you buy one on the first day of the Hackathon at e.g. 9.00, you can still use it to take the train at 8.00 the next day. This way, it is possible to buy only two tickets for the three-day conference.

A lightly cheaper alternative to the 24 hour pass is the 9 O'Clock day pass which works more like a regular day pass. However, this requires you to take the train to Rapperswil after 09:00 on Friday, as described on the website.

You can buy tickets from the SBB or ZVV vending machines, which have a button to use them in English rather than German on the home screen. Alternatively, you can use the ZVV ticket app on Android or iOS.

Getting around

See this map for more information on accomodation, grocery stores, and other useful places.

Registration

Registration is currently scheduled to open somewhere after November 2018. We will announce the exact date well in advance.

Contact

If you have any questions before the event, please reach out to Jasper Van der Jeugt, Juri Chome or Farhad Mehta. We also monitor our official Twitter account.

The primary medium to communicate with other participants is our Slack Organization. We use the hashtag #zurihac on Twiter, and you can discuss the Hackathon on IRC in #zurihac channel on Freenode.

Who are we?

Organizing ZuriHac would not be possible without the help of all volunteers involved.

  • Main Organizers: Jasper Van der Jeugt, Juri Chome, Farhad Mehta
  • Beginner Track: Nicolas Gagliani, Martin Huschenbett
  • GHC DevOps Track: Andreas Herrmann, Niklas Hambüchen
  • T-Shirts: Carl Baatz
  • Sponsoring: Arvin Moezzi, Ivan Kristo
  • HSR Location and Facilities: Ingrid Vettiger, Farhad Mehta
  • Food and Beverages: Niklas Hambüchen
  • Additional help: Tomas Carnecky, Simon Meier, Gleb Peregud

Terms and Conditions

Each participant will retain ownership of any and all intellectual and industrial property rights to his or her work created or used during the Hackathon.