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The DHD and UHac are two events held over a long weekend and organized by the Dutch HUG.
The DHD and UHac are two events held over a long weekend and organized by the Dutch HUG.
'''NOTE:''' Everything regarding the DHD >>= UHac is in English. (This question keeps getting asked, and I guess an English wiki page is not indicator enough.)
'''NOTE:''' Everything regarding the DHD >>= UHac is in English!
=== Dutch HUG Day ===
=== Dutch HUG Day ===

Revision as of 08:42, 29 March 2012

The Dutch Haskell Users Group is hosting a combined event for Haskell enthusiasts: an informal mini-conference and a weekend hackathon. It is the Dutch HUG Day followed by Utrecht Hackathon, or more concisely ...

Event: DHD >>= UHac
Dates: April 20 - 22, 2012
Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands

Quick links:


The DHD and UHac are two events held over a long weekend and organized by the Dutch HUG.

NOTE: Everything regarding the DHD >>= UHac is in English!

Dutch HUG Day

Dhug2.png The DHD will be on Friday, April 20. We invite people from all backgrounds to speak about their hobby projects, their research, or anything else related to functional programming.

This will be the second time the Dutch HUG has hosted such an event. The first Dutch HUG Day was held on April 24, 2010. It was a great success and brought together people from all over the Netherlands, as well as Germany and Belgium.

We intend to make this year's DHD just as successful and open it to an even wider audience by binding it to a hackathon, which usually attracts people from all over Europe.

Utrecht Hackathon

Hac-axe-icon.png UHac immediately follows the DHD and lasts from Friday, April 20, to Sunday, April 22. In the now-grand tradition of Haskell hackathons, UHac is an international, grassroots collaborative coding festival with a simple focus: build and improve Haskell libraries, tools, and infrastructure.

Haskell hackathons have been held every year since at least 2006. Utrecht hosted its first hackathon, Hac5, in 2009, and this is the second.

Dutch Haskell Users Group

The Dutch HUG is an informal group with monthly meetings. Each meeting often includes talks on novel applications of functional programming. Other times, members just gather for drinks at a pub. The group was founded on April 19, 2009, at the end of Hac5. In April, 2012, the group celebrates its 3rd year of existence.

Call for speakers

We are looking for speakers for the Dutch HUG Day. The topic can cover anything in the functional programming or Haskell world. It may be your latest pet project, current research, or simply a demonstration of something novel that you discovered. We are flexible about the time: it can be a lightning talk of 5 minutes, a full talk of 20 minutes, or even a longer hands-on tutorial.

If you would like to give a talk, please send a title and abstract to Sean Leather (leather@cs.uu.nl).


We have combined two events in the hopes that people interested in one might also take the opportunity to check out the other. Thus, it's much easier if the events are juxtaposed. In that light, here is a preliminary schedule to help you plan your time here.

Date Time Event
Friday, April 20 9:30 - 15:30 DHD at Ordina (venue, program)
16:00 - 20:00 UHac at Newton (venue)
Saturday, April 21 9:00 - 19:00 UHac at Newton (venue)
Sunday, April 22 9:00 - 19:00 UHac at Newton (venue)

Registration and Attendees

Registration allows us (the organizers) to determine the number of participants (for logistics such as seating, lunch at the DHD, and rooms for UHac) and gives us a means to contact them. Please register:

Registration Deadline: April 1, 2012

In addition to registering, it is often helpful to arrange things (such as accommodation, transportation, etc.) with other participants. Please include some information about yourself in the list of attendees, so that others may contact you to coordinate.

Project information

Have plans for a project to work on during UHac? Want to find out about other people's projects? Check out the project page for details.

Local arrangements

Refer to the local information page for the latest on everything related to the location.

Discussion and Social


Use the hackathon@haskell.org mailing list to communicate broadly with other hackathon attendees.

Join the dutch-hug@googlegroups.com mailing list to chat with other Haskell hackers in the area of the Netherlands (and even occasionally Belgium and Germany). The Dutch Haskell Users Group meetings are announced on this list. Most communication is in English, since there are a number of foreigners involved.

Hash Tags

On Twitter or Google+, use #dhduhac for all things related to DHD >>= UHac.



We are extremely grateful to Ordina for hosting the Dutch HUG Day on their premises and for providing lunch to the participants. This is the second time they have hosted the DHD.

Please check out their website:

English: http://www.ordina.com/
Dutch: http://www.ordina.nl/


The organizers are:

If you have any questions regarding the event, please feel free to contact us.