[Haskell-cafe] "Hackathon"

Jon Sterling jon at jonmsterling.com
Fri Aug 29 04:31:54 UTC 2014

For what it's worth, I get super turned off at the first mention of
"hackathons" or even "hacking". Which is a shame, since the few
Haskell-related events I have been to which were billed as such were
really nothing of the sort, and were instead quite good! Just a few days
ago, I learned about Day convolution during a "hacking session", for

Kind regards,

On Thu, Aug 28, 2014, at 08:11 PM, Richard Eisenberg wrote:
> On Aug 28, 2014, at 5:34 PM, Joachim Breitner <mail at joachim-breitner.de>
> wrote:
> > 
> > TBH, my impression is that this thread is searching for a shed to
> > color...
> Though I started the thread, I agree somewhat with this conclusion. Of
> course all events are different and participants need to read the fine
> (or not-so-fine) print to learn more.
> But, branding matters. I attended Hac NYC and Hac Boston over the past
> few months and enjoyed both a great deal. However, when I told
> non-Haskell friends that I attended "Haskell hackathons", I got several
> responses of the form "... and how many women were at these events?" It
> just got me thinking.
> Anyway, it seems a fair conclusion to draw from these responses is that I
> should just do what I want -- there's no consensus to diverge from!
> Thanks,
> Richard
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