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MuniHac

MuniHac is a three day Haskell hackathon taking place from Friday 16th to Sunday 18th November 2018 in the beautiful city of Munich, hosted and sponsored by TNG Technology Consulting GmbH and co-organized by Well-Typed LLP. The Hackathon is intended to follow the tradition of other Haskell Hackathons such as the ZuriHac, HacBerlin, UHac and many others.

We have capacity for ~80 Haskellers to collaborate on any Haskell-related project they like. There will be beginner workshops and a mentor program to help you get started. Of course you can as well start hacking Haskell right away. Anyone is welcome to participate. Beginner or pro, we've got you covered :)

Hacking on Haskell projects will be the main focus of the event, but we will also have a couple of talks by renowned Haskellers. The MuniHac is furthermore a great opportunity to meet and socialize with fellow Haskellers and have a great time together. Among other things, we are looking forward to having BBQ, pizza and a traditional Weißwurstfrühstück.

Doors will open at 9am CET on Friday 16th and close at 5pm CET on Sunday 18th November 2018.

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Keynotes

Ryan Scott

Ryan is a Ph.D student at Indiana University, where he attempts to combine techniques from software verification and determinism (sometimes successfully!). He is also a key contributor to GHC, where he specializes in the areas of deriving, Template Haskell, pattern-match coverage checking, and various odds and ends in the typechecker. Through a series of strange coincidences, he is also a member of the Haskell Core Libraries Committee and maintains libraries ranging from criterion to singletons.

Ben Gamari

Ben uses Haskell in fields as diverse as applied machine learning, scientific data analysis, robotics control, and compiler engineering. He is an active contributor to the Glasgow Haskell Compiler with focus on code generation, Core optimization, and the runtime system, and has worked extensively towards bringing GHC to the ARM architecture.

He has experience implementing numerical methods for machine learning, with an eye towards leveraging Haskell’s strong type system to enforce correctness at compile-time. Ben has expertise developing high-performance distributed systems in a wide range of languages. Past projects include GPU-based modelling of high-energy particle interactions and an implementation of parallel machine learning algorithms for large-scale social network analysis.

He is completing a PhD in Physics at the University of Massachusetts and has publications spanning social network analysis, computational physics, and biophysics.

Matthew Pickering

Matthew is a PhD student at the University of Bristol focusing on program generation with applications to optimisation. In the quest to write the perfect program he has become a regular contributor to GHC where he has recently been working on making the compiler easier to extend by using source plugins.

Registration

You can register for free at https://munihac2018.eventbrite.com. Please make sure to sign up for the waiting list in case that seats run out as we might be able to open up a few more spots.

Schedule

Please note that all times are CET.

Friday, Nov. 16th, 2018
Time Hackathon Workshop
8:00 Doors open & Registration
8:30 Breakfast
9:00 Opening
9:15 Time for everybody to present their projects and/or find fellow Haskellers to work with
9:30 Hack on Beginner's Workshop
11:00 Keynote
12:30 Lunch
14:00 Hack on Beginner's workshop (continued)
15:30 Coffee & cake
17:00 Official end
Saturday, Nov. 17th, 2018
Time Hackathon Workshop
8:30 Doors open & Breakfast
Hack on
11:00 Keynote
12:30 Lunch
14:00 Hack on Datatype-Generic Programming
15:30 Coffee & cake
17:00 Official end
Sunday, Nov. 18th, 2018
Time Hackathon Workshop
8:30 Doors open
Hack on
9:30 Traditional Bavarian Breakfast
11:00 Keynote
14:00 Coffee & cake
14:30 Project presentations
17:00 Doors close

Hotels

A few suggestions to help you find a hotel.

Best Western Hotel the K
Dieselstraße 17
85774 Unterföhring
Remark: In walking distance to the hackathon. Located within an industrial complex.
Comfort Hotel am Medienpark
Bahnhofstr. 15
85774 Unterföhring
Remark: In walking distance to the hackathon. Directly at the train station (downtown/airport).
Hotel ibis Munich City North
Ungererstrasse 139
80805 Munich
Remark: Good compromise between downtown and TNG.
B&B Hotel München City-Nord
Frankfurter Ring 243
80807 Munich
Remark: Good compromise between downtown and TNG.

Projects

tbd.

MuniHac 2016

The last MuniHac took place in September 2016 at TNG Technology Consulting in Munich.

Keynotes 2016

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