[Haskell-cafe] Next BostonHaskell meeting: August 18th at MIT

Ravi Nanavati ravi_n at alum.mit.edu
Wed Aug 12 14:08:26 EDT 2009

I'm pleased to announce the August meeting of the Boston Area Haskell
Users' Group.

Based on the feedback from the July meeting and the constraints of our
speakers, the August meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, August
18th from 6:30pm - 8:30pm. Like the past two meetings, it will be held
in the MIT CSAIL Reading Room (32-G882, i.e. a room on the 8th floor
of the Gates Tower of the MIT's Stata Center at 32 Vassar St in
Cambridge, MA).

We're making a slight departure from our meeting format this month.
Our featured speaker will be Edward Kmett, who will be sharing a
two-part presentation focusing on monoids and parsing.

The first part of Edward's presentation is titled "Introduction to Monoids".

After the first part of Edward's presentation, Shae Erisson will be
presenting short overview of Haskell and emacs integration. Following
Shae, Paul Chiusano will be talking briefly about functional
programming opportunities at ClariFI (the job advertisement he
recently posted to the BostonHaskell list). Paul is planning to be
available to talk to anyone interested during our customary break. As
you might guess, there isn't really room for Lightning Talks or other
advertisements in August, but please feel free to contact me if you
have something you'd like to talk about at a future meeting (since
we're still very hungry for content for future meetings).

After the break, Edward will be picking up with the second part of his
presentation: "A Parallel Parsing Trifecta: Iteratees, Parsec, and

We're trying a new attendance poll this month:

As before, responding to this poll will help with two things:
1. Getting an idea of what fraction of the Boston-area Haskell
community can and can't attend this meeting (to help with future
2. Giving me an estimated count of attendees, since I have talked my
wife into baking some more goodies and bringing drinks again.
Sponsorship of or other assistance with refreshments is still being
eagerly solicited.

I'm also still having trouble embedding this poll in a page on our
Google Group, so if anyone has any ideas about that, please feel free
to try (any group member can edit pages) and/or offer other assistance
or suggestions.

If you have any questions about the meeting please send them to the
BostonHaskell mailing list: bostonhaskell at googlegroups.com or contact
me directly.

I look forward to seeing many Boston-area Haskellers at the August meeting!

Thank you,

 - Ravi Nanavati

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