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Zurich FP Afternoon:

When: Thursday, Aug 29th 2013
Hours: 13:00 ~ 18:00
Where: ETH, Zurich, Switzerland

ZuriHac 2013:

When: Friday, Aug 30th 2013 – Sunday, Sep 1st 2013
Hours: 09:00 ~ 20:00
Where: Erudify, Zurich, Switzerland



On Thursday, 29 August 2013 the Zurich HaskellerZ Meetup group will hold the "Zurich FP Afternoon". This will be a half-day event consisting of talks themed "Functional Programming in Industry". It will be held at ETH and will start with a keynote from Simon Marlow!

The Zurich FP Afternoon is followed by ZuriHac 2013, a three day Haskell Hackathon from Friday, 30 August until Sunday, 1 September hosted at the Erudify offices.

The Haskell Hackathon is an international, grassroots collaborative coding festival with a simple focus: build and improve Haskell libraries, tools, and infrastructure.

This is a great opportunity to meet your fellow haskellers in real life, find new contributors for your project, improve existing libraries and tools or even start new ones!

See ZuriHac for previous Hackathons in Zurich.



Erudify will host the Hackathon.


Google Switzerland are providing financial and food support


ETH will host the Zurich FP Afternoon.


24 July 2013
Completed speakers schedule for the FP Afternoon.
10 June 2013
Registration is now open!


To register please fill in the form.



Zurich, Switzerland

To learn more about the city, please see the Wikipedia and Wikitravel articles.

  • The Zurich FP Afternoon will be hosted at ETH, building: CAB, room: G61, address: Universitätstrasse 6, Zürich.
  • ZuriHac will be hosted at the Erudify offices, Grüngasse 19, Zürich.

Getting around

Google map with important places

Local transport links:


Getting to the FP Afternoon Talks on the 29th from the Airport

Follow signs to the Tram 10 from the Airport arrivals. Take the Tram 10 direct to the stop "ETH/Universitätsspital"

Getting to the Zurich Youth Hostel from the Airport

Take any train that stops at Zurich Bahnhof Hardbrücke, transfer to the 33 Trolley bus going direction Morgental. Take 33 to Jugendherberge and you will see the Hostel.

Getting from the Youth Hostel to the FP Afternoon Talks

Walk to Morgental and take the number 7 Tram direction Bahnhof Stettbach. Change to the Number 10 or Number 6 Tram at the stop "Central" (direction Flughafen/Oerklion and Zoo) and get off at "ETH/Universitätsspital"

A note on day tickets:

Day tickets in Zurich run for 24 hours and can be used on all forms of transport, bus, train, tram.


We have spoken with the local Youth Hostel in Zurich and they will be able to group Haskellers together if you mention the code "ZuriHac2013" when booking and when you check in.

The website to book is here http://www.youthhostel.ch/en/hostels/zurich

Please be advised we do not have a hold on rooms so you should book sooner rather than later if you will attend! Erudify and the Youth Hostel can't guarantee space

The Hostel has good public transport links to the Hackathon and downtown Zurich.

Transport between the Hostel and Hackathon is very easy with the Trolley Bus 33.

Other options we recommend would be Airbnb.


FP Afternoon

  • 13:00 Zurihac2013.png Registration
  • 13:30 Simon Marlow.jpg Simon Marlow (keynote)
  • 14:30 Break
  • 15:00 Erik Hesselink.jpgErik Hesselink (Silk)
  • 15:35 Gergely Risko.pngGergely Risko (ceh)
  • 16:00 Break
  • 16:30 Thomas Schilling.jpgThomas Schilling (Lambdachine)
  • 17:05 Luite Stegeman.pngLuite Stegeman (GHCJS)


The official hacking hours for ZuriHac are 10:00 to 20:00 on Friday, 09:00 to 20:00 on Saturday and Sunday.

Please come before 11:00 on Friday. At 11:00 there will be projects introduction and discussion.

If the weather is good during ZuriHac we will stop a little earlier to go to Lake Zurich to have a BBQ. Make sure to pack your swimming suit!


See the list of people who are attending the FP Afternoon / ZuriHac 2013.


See the projects page.

IRC, Twitter

The main communication channel during the Hackathon will be our IRC channel: #zurihac at Freenode.

#zurihac is our Twitter hashtag as well.


The events are organized in name of the Zurich HaskellerZ meetup group by the following people:

  • Alexander Bernauer (Google)
  • Thomas Schilling (Erudify)
  • Simon Meier (Erudify)
  • Michela D'Amelio (Erudify)
  • Dominic Small (Erudify)
  • Ales Pospisil (Erudify)
  • Bas van Dijk (Erudify)

For any questions or emergencies, you can always call Bas (Bas van Dijk.png) at +41 791 285 624 or send an email to zurihac@erudify.com