[Haskell-cafe] ANNOUNCE: Haskell Communities and Activities Report (17th ed., November 2009)

Janis Voigtländer jv at informatik.uni-bonn.de
Fri Nov 20 07:15:07 EST 2009

On behalf of the many, many contributors, I am pleased to announce
that the

              Haskell Communities and Activities Report
                    (17th edition, November 2009)


is now available from the Haskell Communities home page in PDF and
HTML formats.

Many thanks go to all the people that contributed to this report,
both directly, by sending in descriptions, and indirectly, by doing
all the interesting things that are reported. I hope you will find
it as interesting a read as I did.

If you have not encountered the Haskell Communities and Activities
Reports before, you may like to know that the first of these reports
was published in November 2001. Their goal is to improve the
communication between the increasingly diverse groups, projects, and
individuals working on, with, or inspired by Haskell. The idea behind
these reports is simple:

   Every six months, a call goes out to all of you enjoying Haskell to
   contribute brief summaries of your own area of work. Many of you
   respond (eagerly, unprompted, and sometimes in time for the actual
   deadline ;-) to the call. The editor collects all the contributions
   into a single report and feeds that back to the community.

When I try for the next update, six months from now, you might want
to report on your own work, project, research area or group as well.
So, please put the following into your diaries now:

                      End of April 2010:
            target deadline for contributions to the
              May 2010 edition of the HC&A Report

Unfortunately, many Haskellers working on interesting projects are so
busy with their work that they seem to have lost the time to follow
the Haskell related mailing lists and newsgroups, and have trouble even
finding time to report on their work. If you are a member, user or
friend of a project so burdened, please find someone willing to make
time to report and ask them to "register" with the editor for a simple
e-mail reminder in October (you could point me to them as well, and I
can then politely ask if they want to contribute, but it might work
better if you do the initial asking). Of course, they will still have to
find the ten to fifteen minutes to draw up their report, but maybe we
can increase our coverage of all that is going on in the community.

Feel free to circulate this announcement further in order to
reach people who might otherwise not see it. Enjoy!

Janis Voigtlaender
<hcar at haskell.org>

Jun.-Prof. Dr. Janis Voigtländer
mailto:jv at iai.uni-bonn.de

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