[Haskell-cafe] Proposal: Australian Hackathon

Alex Mason axman6 at gmail.com
Tue Mar 16 19:24:55 EDT 2010

>> Would other Australians be interested in having our own Hackathon (why
>> should all those northerners have all the fun)?  I'm thinking about
>> organising it to be in the July break between university semesters.
>> There was a previous consideration a few years back to have an
>> OzHaskell group (http://www.haskell.org/haskellwiki/OzHaskell) but
>> nothing seems to have eventuated out of it.
>> In terms of projects, here are some ideas:
>> * A plotting library using Ben's newly released Gloss library (for
>> people who can't or won't install Gtk2Hs to get Chart working; Alex
>> Mason is interested in this)
>> * Various graph-related project (graphviz, generic graph class, etc.;
>> this assumes someone else apart from me cares about this stuff)
>> * Hubris if Mark Wotton comes along
> I'm keen. Would be be elated to have some help on Hubris, but happy to hack on other stuff too.
> Like Erik, weekends are probably better.

Yeah we're aiming for a weekend, possibly a Friday-Sunday meet (so that people who are free on Friday can get started early, and those who have work etc. can just be there for the weekend. If there was a nicely placed long weekend coming up, we'd aim for that, but there isn't :(

Also, it might be a good time to bring some interested rubyists along, and show them what we can get done in Haskell, and show them why they might want to use Hubris.

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