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. Friday evening (details TBA). 9am-8pm Saturday, and 10am-5pm Sunday. There will probably be some talks Saturday afternoon.
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. Talks can be prepared prior, can simply be lightning walkthroughs of your work in progress, and can even be just about neat mathematical concepts of interest to programmers.
LOCATION: Etsy Labs 55 Washington Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Suite 712
Near York Street on the F, or High Street on the A/C
- From the York Street F stop:
Exit station and turn right to walk down hill Walk down 1 full block to Front St. Turn left on Front street Walk 3 blocks and turn right on Washington (At Peas & Pickles market) Address is 55 Washington St. (walk up the metal ramp to get to front door)
- From the High Street A/C stop:
This is a long station so you will exit on one of two ends. a) If you exit toward the back of the train (coming from Manhattan) you will come out of the subway across from a small park b) If you exit toward the front of the train (coming from Manhattan) you will come out looking at the access ramp to the Brooklyn Bridge.
If "a" then cross the street and walk through the park and take a left on Cadman Plaza East - walk down the hill (past the pedestrian staircase the Brooklyn Bridge) three blocks to the intersection of Front and Washington (At Peas & Pickles market)
If "b" then follow the road around to the left when you exit onto Red Cross Place. Follow that about 100 yards until you are on Cadman Plaza E and follow it down the hill (past the pedestrian staircase the Brooklyn Bridge) three blocks to the intersection of Front and Washington (At Peas & Pickles market)
Address is 55 Washington St. (walk up the metal ramp to get to front door)
6.1 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.
6.2 Intra-city Transportation
The subway runs at all hours and goes just about everywhere. There are often service disruptions on weekends, so it is worth checking the website to see if any lines are rerouted.
NYC has many fine hotels and hostels. We suggest something by the A, C or F lines in lower Manhattan or downtown Brooklyn.
7.1 Before you arrive
- Pick out a couple of projects to work on and familiarize 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.