[Haskell-cafe] Call for Contributions - Haskell Communities and Activities Report, May 2016 edition (30th edition)

Michael Walker mike at barrucadu.co.uk
Thu Apr 28 15:52:35 UTC 2016


Attached is a new submission on dejafu.


On Sun, 3 Apr 2016 19:24:10 -0400
Mihai Maruseac <mihai.maruseac at gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear all,
> It's that time of the year again (https://ro-che.info/ccc/16). :)
> We would like to collect contributions for the 30th edition of the
> ============================================================
>                           Haskell Communities & Activities Report
>      http://www.haskell.org/haskellwiki/Haskell_Communities_and_Activities_Report
>                             Submission deadline: 30 April 2016
> ============================================================
> The short story follows:
> * If you are working on _any_ project that is in some way related to
> Haskell, please write a short entry and submit it. Even if the project
> is small, unfinished or used only by yourself or you think it is not
> important enough, please reconsider and submit an entry anyway!
> * The submission file can be in _any_ format you like. Although the
> final report uses LaTeX, if it is easier for you to submit a Markdown
> file, text file, Doc file or anything else, please do so. We'll be
> happy to do the translation and get a new entry in the HCAR :)
> * If you are interested in an existing project related to Haskell that
> has not previously been mentioned in the HCAR, please tell me or
> contact a project leader to get them to submit an entry. We have
> received feedback in the past that some projects were missing from the
> edition, but, sadly, that was too late at the time, but those projects
> will be contacted for this edition.
> * Feel free to pass on this call for contribution to others that might
> be interested.
> More detailed information:
> The Haskell Communities & Activities Report is a bi-annual overview of
> the state of Haskell as well as Haskell-related projects over the
> last, and possibly the upcoming six months. If you have only recently
> been exposed to Haskell, it might be a good idea to browse the
> previous edition --- you will find interesting projects described as
> well as several starting points and links that may provide answers to
> many questions.
> Contributions will be collected until the submission deadline. They
> will then be compiled into a coherent report that is published online
> as soon as it is ready. As always, this is a great opportunity to
> update your webpages, make new releases, announce or even start new
> projects, or to talk about developments you want every Haskeller to
> know about!
> Looking forward to your contributions,
> Mihai
> FAQ:
> Q: What format should I write in?
> A: The recommeneded format is a LaTeX source file, adhering to the
> template that is available at:
>      http://haskell.org/communities/05-2016/template.tex
> There is also a LaTeX style file at
>      http://haskell.org/communities/06-2016/hcar.sty
> that you can use to preview your entry.
> If you modify an old entry that you have written for an earlier
> edition of the report, you should soon receive your old entry as a
> template (provided we have your valid email address). Please modify
> that template, rather than using your own version of the old entry as
> a template.
> _However_, if you don't want/have time to format the entry for LaTeX,
> you can submit it in any other format possible and we will be happy to
> convert it for the final report.
> Q: Can I include Haskell code?
> A: Yes. Please use lhs2tex syntax
> (http://www.andres-loeh.de/lhs2tex/). The report is compiled in mode
> polycode.fmt.
> Q: Can I include images?
> A: Yes, you are even encouraged to do so. Please use .jpg or .png
> format, then, PNG being preferred for simplicity.
> Q: How much should I write?
> A: Authors are asked to limit entries to about one column of text. A
> general introduction is helpful. Apart from that, you should focus on
> recent or upcoming developments. Pointers to online content can be
> given for more comprehensive or "historic" overviews of a project.
> Images do not count towards the length limit, so you may want to use
> this opportunity to pep up entries. There is no minimum length of an
> entry!
> The report aims for being as complete as possible, so please consider
> writing an entry, even if it is only a few lines long.
> Q: Which topics are relevant?
> A: All topics which are related to Haskell in some way are relevant.
> We usually had reports from users of Haskell (private, academic, or
> commercial), from authors or contributors to projects related to
> Haskell, from people working on the Haskell language, libraries, on
> language extensions or variants. We also like reports about
> distributions of Haskell software, Haskell infrastructure, books and
> tutorials on Haskell. Reports on past and upcoming events related to
> Haskell are also relevant.
> Finally, there might be new topics we do not even think about. As a
> rule of thumb: if in doubt, then it probably is relevant and has a
> place in the HCAR. You can also simply ask us.
> Q: Is unfinished work relevant? Are ideas for projects relevant?
> A: Yes! You can use the HCAR to talk about projects you are currently
> working on. You can use it to look for other developers that might
> help you. You can use HCAR to ask for more contributors to your
> project, it is a good way to gain visibility and traction.
> Q: If I do not update my entry, but want to keep it in the report,
> what should I do?
> A: Tell us that there are no changes. The old entry will typically be
> reused in this case, but it might be dropped if it is older than a
> year, to give more room and more attention to projects that change a
> lot. Do not resend complete entries if you have not changed them.
> Q: Will I get confirmation if I send an entry? How do I know whether
> my email has even reached its destination, and not ended up in a spam
> folder?
> A: Prior to publication of the final report, we will send a draft to
> all contributors, for possible corrections. So if you do not hear from
> us within two weeks after the deadline, it is safer to send another
> mail and check whether your first one was received.

Michael Walker (http://www.barrucadu.co.uk)
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: hcar.tex
Type: text/x-tex
Size: 2507 bytes
Desc: not available
URL: <http://mail.haskell.org/pipermail/haskell-cafe/attachments/20160428/49dd513f/attachment.tex>
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: not available
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 819 bytes
Desc: OpenPGP digital signature
URL: <http://mail.haskell.org/pipermail/haskell-cafe/attachments/20160428/49dd513f/attachment.sig>

More information about the Haskell-Cafe mailing list