[Haskell-cafe] Getting ready for Summer of Haskell 2017

Niki Vazou nikivazou at gmail.com
Wed Apr 5 19:17:28 UTC 2017

We are happy to announce that Summer of Haskell 2017 will host at least 8
students, funded from the Haskell community and corporate sponsors.

You can find all information (including the timeline) at the Summer of
Haskell new webpage:


Students can submit applications from April 25th until the May 6th. We
recommend that interested students start thinking about their proposals and
brainstorm with potential mentors. In case you would like to participate as
a student, but you have no idea what to work on, we have a page dedicated
to ideas here:


Teachers of FP courses at universities around the world are strongly
encouraged to share this announcement with their students.

Mentors, as well as everyone from the community, are encouraged to
contribute ideas by sending pull requests to the Summer of Haskell
repository (or contacting us):


Sponsors are still welcome, as we can add more slots if the necessary funds
become available. Combining our current individual donations with partial
sponsors, we only need $2000 more to fund an additional student. Please
consider making a small donation towards that goal. If you would like to
contribute do not hesitate to contact us or donate directly:


We’d like to thank our current sponsors for making this Summer of Haskell

haskell.org kicked things off this year by funding a student and organizing
the Summer of Haskell 2017 after a successful Summer of Haskell 2016

Asahi Net <http://asahinet.com/> is a Japanese Internet service provider
that has been running stable systems for over 25 years. They are a proud
sponsor of the Summer of Haskell, and contribute to the Japanese Haskell

Awake Networks <http://www.awakenetworks.com/> is building a next
generation network security and analytics platform. They are a proud
sponsor of the Summer of Haskell and contribute broadly to the Haskell

CodeWorld <http://code.world/> is an educational project that blends
mathematics and Haskell programming into a visual playground. Chris Smith
has volunteered to fund two students to work on CodeWorld in particular.

Facebook <http://facebook.com/> uses Haskell in its anti-abuse
and as part of that effort we open-sourced the Haxl
<https://github.com/facebook/Haxl> framework which is being used at scale
in production to automatically parallelise data-fetching code. We're
delighted to be able to support the Haskell community's efforts by
sponsoring a student for this year's Summer of Haskell.

Fugue Inc. <http://fugue.co/> radically simplifies cloud operations with
its software-defined system for dynamically orchestrating and enforcing
cloud infrastructure at scale. Fugue uses Haskell in its product and is
proud to sponsor a student to improve the ecosystem.

Galois <http://galois.com/> applies cutting-edge computer science and
applied mathematics to solve difficult technological problems, delivering
practical solutions tailored to our clients’ needs. Haskell and other
functional programming languages are key tools we use in providing these

Tweag I/O <http://tweag.io/> is a network of software innovation labs
across Europe. We develop novel solutions and products for our clients
around the world. Haskell is key to delivering fast, correct and
maintainable code. We have shipped Haskell in anything from tiny web
services to large high-performance compute clusters with custom hardware.
We're particularly keen to help the community grow Haskell into the
strongest systems programming language and ecosystem out there. We're very
proud to sponsor a student this summer to help make it happen.

Finally, Davean has volunteered to fund a student expressly to work on
the Hadrian
build system for GHC

Feel free to contact us at (nvazou at cs.umd.edu and m at jaspervdj.be) if
want to help or if you have any ideas, questions, or concerns.


Niki Vazou & Jasper Van der Jeugt

for the Haskell.org Committee
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