What is ZuriHac?

ZuriHac is the biggest Haskell community event in the world: a completely free, three-day grassroots coding festival co-organized by the Zürich Friends of Haskell and the OST Eastern Switzerland University of Applied Science. It is not your standard conference with papers and presentations, but features fantastic keynotes, hands-on tracks, hacking on many of your favourite projects, and of course lots of socializing!

ZuriHac takes place Saturday 8 June — Monday 10 June 2024 as a physical event at the beautiful Rapperswil-Jona campus of OST located right next to lake Zürich. We hope to see you there!


Ningning Xie
Ningning Xie

Ningning is an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto and a Research Scientist at Google DeepMind. Her research focuses on functional programming languages and type systems.

Alex McLean
Alex McLean

Alex is a Research Fellow at non-profit studio Then Try This, and co-founder of the Algorave and TOPLAP live coding communities. He is the author of the TidalCycles live coding environment for music, implemented as a Haskell EDSL.

Ivan Perez
Ivan Perez

Ivan is the founder of Keera, a game studio using Haskell. He is known for his work around Functional Reactive Programming, and more recently, he has been working as a Senior Research Scientist at NASA Ames Research Center.

Mary Sheeran
Mary Sheeran

Mary is a professor at the Chalmers University of Technology. In her research, she applies ideas from functional programming to hardware design and high-performance computing.


ZuriHac is primarily a community event and a hackathon, rather than a conference. Aside from the talks and tracks, attendees are encouraged to work together on all sorts of Haskell-related open-source projects and socialize. Trying to attend everything may a bit too much, just pick what you find interesting!

This schedule is tentative and minor changes may still need to happen as we get closer to the event.

Start End Title LinkKind
2024-06-08T09:00:00+02:002024-06-08T10:00:00+02:00Registration Opens admin
2024-06-08T10:00:00+02:002024-06-08T11:00:00+02:00Talk talk
2024-06-08T11:00:00+02:002024-06-08T12:00:00+02:00Opening Presentation & Project Pitches admin
2024-06-08T13:00:00+02:002024-06-08T15:00:00+02:00Beginner Track beginner
2024-06-08T13:00:00+02:002024-06-08T15:00:00+02:00Advanced Track advanced
2024-06-08T17:00:00+02:002024-06-08T18:00:00+02:00Talk talk
2024-06-09T10:00:00+02:002024-06-09T11:00:00+02:00Talk talk
2024-06-09T13:00:00+02:002024-06-09T15:00:00+02:00Beginner Track beginner
2024-06-09T13:00:00+02:002024-06-09T15:00:00+02:00Advanced Track advanced
2024-06-09T17:00:00+02:002024-06-09T18:00:00+02:00Talk talk
2024-06-10T10:00:00+02:002024-06-10T11:00:00+02:00Talk talk
2024-06-10T13:00:00+02:002024-06-10T15:00:00+02:00Advanced Track advanced
2024-06-10T15:30:00+02:002024-06-10T17:00:00+02:00Project presentations admin

Supported by

Jane Street OST Tweag I/O Valora .digital Well-Typed

Community Partners

Haskell Foundation Swiss Dev Jobs
We are still looking for sponsors for this year's event! Since we atttract many strong functional programmers from all over the world, it is an excellent place to do recruiting. Please contact zurihac at zfoh.ch for more info. Individual donations are accepted as well.



The main organizers for ZuriHac 2024 are Jasper Van der Jeugt, Farhad Mehta, Bieke Hoefkens and Alex Drake. Additional key people include Adam Bratschi-Kaye, Andreas Herrmann, Benjamin Plattner, Eliane Schmidli, Felix Morgner, Jeremy Stucki. John Rodewald, Lucia Kundig, Lukas Buchli, Olivier Lischer, Raphael Das Gupta, Raphael Rotondari and Roman Cviljanovic, Timon Erhart.

If you have any questions before the event, please reach out to to the organizers. We also monitor our official Twitter account.


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

ZuriHac uses the Berlin Code of Conduct.