Hac 2007 II

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Please add yourself to this list if you are potentially interested in being part of a Hackathon colocated with Haskell Workshop and ICFP 2007 (i.e. in Freiburg, Germany, around the end of September/beginning of October).

Note that it is not necessary to register for ICFP, or any of the associated conferences, if you only want to go to the Hackathon. The Hackathon itself will be free, but you will obviously have to pay for travel, accommodation, food, etc.

  • Ian Lynagh (Igloo)
  • Duncan Coutts (dcoutts)
  • Malcolm Wallace (malcolmw)
  • Don Stewart (dons)
  • Lennart Kolmodin (kolmodin)
  • Pepe Iborra (mnislaih)
  • Simon Marlow (JaffaCake)
  • Ben Lippmeier (benl23)
  • David Himmelstrup (Lemmih)
  • Björn Bringert (bringert)
  • David Waern (waern)
  • Rickard Nilsson (ricky)
  • Tim Chevalier (Binkley) (not sure yet)
  • Neil Mitchell (ndm) - I'll be at IFL, but may be able to meet up for a bit of hacking
  • Andy Gill (andyjgill)
  • Clemens Fruhwirth (therp)


Hac 2007 II will take place on Fri 5 Oct to Sun 7 Oct.

Date Events
Thu 27 Sep IFL
Fri 28 Sep IFL
Sat 29 Sep IFL
Sun 30 Sep HW, Scheme
Mon 1 Oct ICFP
Tue 2 Oct ICFP
Wed 3 Oct ICFP
Thu 4 Oct CUFP, MM
Fri 5 Oct Hac 2007 II, Erlang, ML, PV
Sat 6 Oct Hac 2007 II
Sun 7 Oct Hac 2007 II


The Hackathon will be integrated with the university summer campus.

This will give us all the infrastructure (room, Internet, etc) at minimal hassle.

For local information (travel, accommodation etc) see the ICFP local info page.

Potential topics for a group hack

Add ideas here for which you think hacking together as a group (rather than individually) would be beneficial.

  • Building tests that give 100% code coverage for package base.
  • Lots of Cabal hacking still to be done
  • Bindings for <your favourite C library>
  • Haskell library for <your favourite task>

Other things:

  • bytestring 1.0
  • bit layer on Data.Binary 1.0
  • Data.ByteString.Parallel
  • libxml
  • bytestring parsec
  • combine strictcheck and quickcheck once and for all
  • darcs hacking

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