Hac φ 2009

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July 24-26, 2009

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA


Hac φ, to be held July 24-26 at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, is in the early planning stages. It will be an informal Haskell hackathon/get-together for the eastern US (although people are welcome to come from elsewhere too!). Watch this space for more details as they are decided.



If you will be attending, please register.


  • July 24-26, 2009


Getting to Philadelphia

More on this coming later today (May 26).


Philadelphia International Airport is the closest major airport. Take the SEPTA Airport Express Train (R1) to Amtrak 30th Street Station and from there follow the train directions below. The fare is $7.00 and the train leaves 9 minutes after every half hour.



Public transportation in Philadelphia




What to bring

  • A laptop
  • Wireless card if necessary. There will be wireless network access. Ethernet access will probably not be available. If you really need ethernet access, please contact the organizers.
  • Mobile phone

Before you arrive

  • Pick out a couple of projects to work on and familiarise yourself with them, or bring your own project(s) to work on. See the projects page for a list of projects people plan to work on.
  • Install an up to date Haskell toolchain (preferrably ghc-6.10.3).


For any questions or emergencies, you can always call Brent Yorgey at (202)-531-8646 or Daniel Wagner at (650)-353-1788.

Possible Attendees

A page for more definite registration is coming soon; for now, put your name below if you might be interested in attending so that we can gauge the level of interest.

  • Daniel Wagner (dmwit)
  • Brent Yorgey (byorgey)
  • Andrew Wagner (chessguy)
  • Jake McArthur (jmcarthur/geezusfreeek)
  • Bjorn Buckwalter
  • Chung-chieh Shan
  • Don Stewart (maybe, I'm in PDX).
  • Sterling Clover
  • Austin Seipp (thoughtpolice)
  • Tom Moertel (tmoertel)
  • Chris Eidhof (maybe)
  • Dmitry Golubovsky
  • Dan (dmead)
  • Daniel Peebles (pumpkin)
  • Doug Beardsley (mightybyte)
  • Matthew Gruen (gracenotes)
  • Tracy Wadleigh (twadleigh)
  • Raymond Pasco (ray)


The organizers of Hac φ:

  • Daniel Wagner (dmwit)
  • Brent Yorgey (byorgey)