[Haskell-cafe] Chicago Haskell User Group?

Jeremy Shaw jeremy at n-heptane.com
Wed Aug 12 17:45:43 EDT 2009


Sounds good to me. I am in the Chicago area and do Haskell-based web
development all day, every day, using the Happstack platform.

I don't have much time to organize, but I would be able to attend
meetings and give some presentations.

Personally, I would recommend using a facebook page as a means of
communicating within the group. Facebook offers the following features:

 1. a proven track record of allowing users to control their levels of
 privacy, and not spamming them. More information regarding privacy


 2. many people already have accounts, and, if not, creating one is super easy

 3. event calendar, invitations
 4. free photo and video hosting

 5. discussion boards

 6. can be extended (free) via the Facebook API (in Haskell, I have a
 library I will be announcing soon).

 7. Super easy to setup (less than 2 minutes). (Applications -> Ads and Pages -> Pages -> Create Page).

I would recommend a facebook page over a facebook group. I would 

- jeremy

At Wed, 12 Aug 2009 14:13:37 -0500,
Tom Tobin wrote:
> There isn't a Chicago-area Haskell group, is there?  If not, would
> anyone be interested in forming one?  I used to run Chicago's Django
> (a Python web framework) group, but lost interest (and since I lived
> in the suburbs back then, got sick of the commute).  Unlike Python,
> I'm still very much a beginner with Haskell, so I feel I'd be able to
> benefit quite a bit from picking the brains of more skilled users and
> cooperating with other beginners.  My particular interests are web
> development (as that's my professional field) and multimedia
> organization (I'm working on a Haskell audio tagging library to help
> teach myself the language), but I'm open to learning just about
> anything.  :-)
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