It's time to make some choices about October's BostonHaskell meeting.
If you were at the September meeting, you know that our joint
programming exercise went far over the time allotted for it. Since we
didn't get to Edward's (now twice-postponed) presentation: "Iteratees,
Parsec and Monoids: A Parsing Trifecta", that's going to be the core
of the October meeting.
That being said, I think it makes sense to have an introductory talk
to complement it. Two topics that I thought were timely were
"Introduction to QuickCheck" (since we used it last month) and
"Introduction to Parsec" (since Edward is going to be mixing in Parsec
later on). As with most BostonHaskell decisions, there's a poll to
help choose: http://doodle.com/ps356t8wvkvzabft
If you have an opinion between my two suggestions, please register it.
If you have an alternative idea for introductory material, please send
it to email@example.com so other people can comment on
it. I have no problem revising (or superseding) the poll if that turns
out to be the right thing to do.
In any case, the poll is not going to completely control what we wind
up with because we also need a volunteer to present (so please also
let me know if you're willing to volunteer on one or both topics).
Separately from picking the complementary talk, we need to pick the
day of the meeting. It seemed to me that the week of October 19th made
sense, and based on existing constraints that means we have the choice
of October 20th or 21st. Here's the poll to choose a date:
Thank you and I hope to many more Boston-area Haskell enthusiasts at
the October meeting!