Dutch HUG/DutchHugDay

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Dutch HUG day

On Saturday 24 April 2010 we organized the Dutch HUG day, an afternoon symposium, to celebrate the first anniversary of the Dutch Haskell Users Group (HUG). The group was founded on Sunday, April 19, 2009 at the Haskell Hackathon hosted in Utrecht. After a successful year, we renewed the trend with the Dutch HUG Day.

The event was held at the Ordina office in Niewegein, a town not far south of the city of Utrecht.

After dinner, we relocated to Café Olivier for drinks.


The afternoon consisted of eight talks, presented in two blocks of four talks.

13:00 Reception
13:30 Welcome
13:45 Lightweight Program Inversion
Janis Voigtländer (University of Bonn)
14:00 Functional Programming in the Industry?
Stef Joosten (Ordina, Open University of the Netherlands)
14:30 BlazeHtml: Design of a Blazingly Fast HTML Combinator Library [github]
Jasper van der Jeugt (Ghent University)
15:00 Functional Programming at typLAB
Erik Hesselink (typLAB)
15:30 Break
16:00 Cλash: Haskell-ish Hardware Descriptions [website]
Matthijs Kooijman (formerly University of Twente)
16:30 Why Haskell Does Not Matter
Stefan Holdermans (Vector Fabrics)
17:00 Lightweight Monadic Regions [hackage]
Bas van Dijk (Radboud University Nijmegen, Sensor Sense)
17:30 Sirenial: Type-safe SQL Wrapper [google code]
Martijn van Steenbergen (Utrecht University)
17:40 Discussion
18:00 Dinner
19:00 Depart
19:30 Drinks at Café Olivier


We are grateful to Ordina for hosting this event on their premises. They also kindly provided drinks during the breaks and dinner afterwards for all participants.


  • Sean Leather
  • Chris Eidhof