Just as a reminder, the Real World Haskell book club starts on 1/5/2009 at 2000 hours EST (0100 GMT). This group is intended to be an online group that holds sessions weekly on Mondays to discuss the book but as well to create some hacking projects along the way. For the first session, we’ll be discussing chapters 1 and 2 as well as any issues for downloading and configuring your Haskell environment.
For those who wish to participate, we’ll be using IRC, DimDim and among other technologies to discuss the book. Stay tuned to the Google Group for more details as they become available. I have partnered with the Northern Virginia Languages Group (novalang) to have a local meeting as well during this time with the details below:
1818 Library St
Even before the first meeting, there has been a bit of traffic discussing the book and we’re up to 278 members already! The response to this book has been amazing and beyond my expectations. What’s also great about this group is that Bryan O’Sullivan, Don Stewart and John Goerzen, three of the book’s authors will also be participating as well. Hope to have some of you join in the conversation to get a better understanding about both the language, but also functional programming in general.