[Haskell-cafe] Is anyone running regular virtual Haskell hacking events?

Carter Schonwald carter.schonwald at gmail.com
Wed Jun 23 16:41:51 UTC 2021

I really enjoyed the cohack events you ran!

On Wed, Jun 23, 2021 at 12:07 AM Chris Smith <cdsmith at gmail.com> wrote:

> I'm thinking of ideas, and wondering if anyone's beat me to this one.
> Before COVID-19, I organized a "co-hack" with the New York Haskell User
> Group one Saturday per month, where people would get together and write or
> discuss Haskell for several hours.  I always had a great time, but... then
> COVID-19.
> Does something like this exist online?
> If not, I was just looking at Zoom, and realized they have breakout rooms
> where people can divide up and separately talk in groups.  I was thinking
> of setting up an event something like this:
> Start: 9am Pacific / 12pm Eastern / 4pm GMT / 6pm CET
> - 15 minute intro and logistics
> - 30 minute Small group intros.  Divide people up randomly into small
> groups to introduce themselves and talk about their Haskell stories and
> what they are working on.  About 4-5 people per group (because 2 people
> feels too small, but too many people means shy people are afraid to speak
> up.)
> - 30 minute lightning talks and project pitches: Maybe 5 minutes / 3
> slides max, sign up in advance or jump in and do a talk impulsively
> - 2.5 hours project time.  Use for working together on projects, pair
> programming, teach and learn Haskell, etc.  Use Zoom breakout groups and
> let people hop from room to room as desired.  Pre-create some rooms for
> common activities (like "Beginner Questions", "Project Euler", etc.)
> Create some generic rooms people can jump in as they like for short
> collaborations.  Create persistent project-specific rooms on demand.
> - 15 minute wrap-up.
> Finish: 1pm Pacific / 4pm Eastern / 8pm GMT / 10pm CET
> What does everyone think?  I don't see any reason this couldn't go really
> well.  The Cohack in New York was really fun, and I'd like to give it a
> shot.
> Anyone else motivated to help run this?  If I can get at least one
> co-facilitator, I'll jump in and make it happen.  I'll spring for the Zoom
> account.  Probably use Meetup to take signups and manage scheduling, unless
> someone has another preference.
> Thanks,
> Chris Smith
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