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March 2010

Zurich, Switzerland


The Haskell Hackathon is an international, grassroots collaborative coding festival with a simple focus: build and improve Haskell libraries, tools, and infrastructure.

ZuriHac will be held in March at the Google office in Zurich. It is open to all -- you do not have to be a Haskell guru to attend. All you need is a basic knowledge of Haskell, a willingness to learn, and a project you're excited to help with (or a project of your own to work on).

There will be lots of hacking, some talks, good food, and, of course, fun!


Right now we're looking at four possible dates (Friday-Sunday):

  • March 5-7,
  • March 12-14,
  • March 19-21, or
  • March 26-28.

If you add your name under #Possible Attendees below please note the dates that absolutely don't work for you.


We will be in the TechTalk area of the Google office.


You should bring a laptop with wireless (802.11). The room has whiteboards and a projector for any discussions or should anyone wish to give a talk.


Online timetables for travel within Zurich can be found at ZVV. For trains within Switzerland and to neighboring countries go to SBB.

Getting to Zurich

There are direct flight to Zurich airport (code: ZRH) from most major European cities. Switzerland also has excellent and reasonably priced train connections with the rest of Europe.

Getting to the Google Office

The train and tram stop closest to the Google office is Bahnhof Enge. You can take tram 5, 6, 7, 13, or S-Bahn S2 to get there. It takes about seven minutes by tram from the main train station (Zurich HB) to Bahnhof Enge and another five minutes to walk to the office.

From the Airport

Take S-Bahn S2 directly to Bahnhof Enge and walk from there. Alternatively, take any S-Bahn that goes to the main train station (Zurich HB) and take tram 6, 7, or 13 to Bahnhof Enge.

Possible Attendees

Note: This section is just to gauge the level of interest in having a hackathon. If there are any dates that absolutely don't work for you then please add them after your name.

  • Johan Tibell (tibbe)
  • Christophe Poucet (poucet)
  • Duncan Coutts (dcoutts)
  • Ganesh Sittampalam (Heffalump)
  • Iustin Pop
  • Tom Harper (sioraiocht)
  • Simon Meier
  • Marc A. Ziegert (coeus)
  • Joachim Breitner (nomeata)
  • Reinier Lamers (tux_rocker)
  • Chris Eidhof (chr1s)
  • Ian Lynagh (Igloo)


  • Johan Tibell (irc: tibbe, e-mail: johan.tibell+zurihac@gmail.com)
  • Christophe Poucet (irc: poucet, e-mail: christophe.poucet+zurihac@gmail.com)