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The NYC Haskell Hackathon (aka Hac NYC) is an international, grassroots collaborative coding festival with a simple focus: build and improve Haskell libraries, tools, and infrastructure.
This event will be held April 4-6, 2014. It is open to all -- you do not have to be a Haskell guru to attend. All you need is a basic knowledge of Haskell, a willingness to learn, and a project you're excited to help with (or a project of your own to work on). We will be at Etsy Labs in Brooklyn all day Saturday and Sunday, and a location TBA on Friday evening.
There will be lots of hacking, some talks, good food, and, of course, fun!
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2 Organizers and Sponsors
If you will be attending, please register. Registration will be available through meetup.com shortly. Registration is free, and open to everyone. If you don't wish to register through meetup, feel free to contcat the organizers directly. If you like, you can also list yourself as an attendee. Then check out the projects page.
April 4-6, 2014
5.1 Getting to NYC
The closest major airports are John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), LaGuardia Airport (LGA), and Newark International Airport (EWR). All are accessible by public transportation - train, bus, shuttles.
Take Amtrak to Penn Station, which is located in Midtown Manhattan.
If you'd be interested in giving a short (15-20 minute) talk, put your name and the subject of your talk on the talks page page. There will be a projector and blackboard available.
7.1 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. If you plan to work on your own project, be sure to list it on the projects page and set up a public repository if you don't already have one, so that other people can help hack on your project.
- Install an up to date Haskell toolchain: at least ghc and cabal-install. If you don't already have these installed (or need to install from scratch on the laptop you're bringing), the easiest way is probably to install the Haskell Platform.