[Haskell-cafe] Chicago Haskell User Group?
thestonetable at gmail.com
Wed Aug 12 17:54:01 EDT 2009
I and certainly some of my professors would be extremely interested in a
Chicago HUG. Facebook sounds like a good idea, but I tend not to
actually check facebook groups. They just aren't quite intrusive enough. :)
Unfortunately (actually, quite fortunately), I'm in Budapest for the
semester, so I can't participate in a very real way. I don't believe the
professors who would be interested subscribe to Haskell Cafe, so I will
pass any relevant info on.
Jeremy Shaw wrote:
> 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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