[Haskell-cafe] Re: Brazilian Haskellers ?

Maurí­cio briqueabraque at yahoo.com
Wed Nov 14 22:50:09 EST 2007


The idea is great. There's a lot of
haskellers in Brazil and, if we want to
make Haskell the brazilian language of
choice, as we all do, it's time to get
together. However, I think just a mail
group isn't going to do much. We already
have two communities in Orkut, and the
volume of communication is really low,
people just prefer to exchange ideas in
this list. What we need is to discuss great
projects that could get brazilians involved
in Haskell. Maybe a wiki would do better.

For instance: I would love to do volunteer
work in Telecentros, but all they have is
OpenOffice classes. Wouldn't it be great
if we could teach Haskell there? First we
need to write good material, and then a few
cool applications people would like to hack
with - with variable names in Portuguese,
of course, since ghc reads Unicode.

We could also write some applications in
Haskell that would be usefull for public
services. I have a friend in Diadema's
municipal office and he says there's
a lot of people there doing volunteer
work help using Ubuntu. What if we
check what are the software needs of our
public services and try to write stuff in
Haskell that can be used there? I imagine
something in the line of what is listed in
'www.softwarepublico.gov.br'. Also, we
could help nice scientific projects in our
Universities to get the utilities they need
in Haskell. I think a wiki would be great
to start exchanging good ideas on where we
could use our efforts.

Best luck. Conte comigo,

 > Thanks. I also put in that page a link pointing to the haskellers map in
 > Frappr, in order to encourage new HUGs. I believe most of us are lazy 
 > (in the good Haskell way) to plot them in xearth ;-)
 >>> Hi brazilian haskellers,
 >>> How about trying to form a HUG-BR ? Maybe (...)

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