[Haskell-cafe] Proposal: Australian Hackathon

Ben Lippmeier benl at ouroborus.net
Tue Mar 16 17:53:35 EDT 2010

On 16/03/2010, at 10:45 PM, Alex Mason wrote:

>> I'd suggest focusing on core Haskell infrastructure, like compilers and tools, rather than individual libraries -- though it all depends on who wants to come along.
> Basically, we're just aiming to get a bunch of like minded people together, who want to hack on projects with some other people, possibly with the authors of the projects (for example, I might want help to work on the Accelerate library that Manuel, Gabriele and Sean have been working on, and being able to talk to them directly to find out how the code is all laid out and organised would be much much easier than trying to do the same thing over IRC for example.)

I meant that with these systems there's more of a chance that people have past experience with them, so you can hit the ground running, but it's only a suggestion.

>> You'll also want to consider how a proposed OzHaskell might align and/or combine with other events such as SAPLING[1] and fp-syd[2]. There is also the ICFP programming contest in a few months that many people will be interested in...
> The more people we can get in touch with, the better, we'd like to hear from all these groups, if for no better reason than to get the word out that such a thing might be happening... maybe, and to help gauge interest. The more people that know, the more pressure we can bring upon ourselves to get something organised.
> I was planning on forwarding this onto the FP-Syd list, but maybe I could ask you to do that Ben? These mailing list things are before my time, and I wouldn't have a clue what to do -_-

You seem to have worked out haskell-cafe, so it can't be that hard!


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