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The Dutch Haskell Users Group is hosting a combined event for Haskell enthusiasts: an informal conference and a weekend hackathon. In short, it is a Dutch HUG Day followed by a Utrecht Hackathon, or...

DHD >>= UHac

Dates: April 20 - 22, 2012

Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands

Quick links:


1 Introduction

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

1.1 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.

1.2 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 will be 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. In 2009, Utrecht hosted its first hackathon. This year will be Utrecht's second hackathon.

1.3 Dutch Haskell Users Group

The Dutch HUG is an informal group with monthly meetings that often include talks on novel applications of functional programming. Sometimes, we just gather for drinks at a pub. The group was founded on April 19, 2009, at the end of Hac5, the first Utrecht hackathon. In April, 2012, we will be celebrating the 3rd year of the group's existence.

2 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 (

3 Schedule

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 (see the very preliminary program)
16:00 - 19:00 UHac at the BBL
Saturday, April 21 9:00 - 19:00 UHac at Newton
Sunday, April 22 9:00 - 19:00 UHac at Newton

4 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.

5 Local arrangements

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

6 Organisation

DHD >>= UHac is organised by:

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