• 7pm: Cabal All the Things: From Init to Testing to Dist
• 8pm: The Meaning of Haskell Programs
7pm: Cabal All the Things: From Init to Testing to Dist
Josh Hawkins will walk us through using cabal  to manage the structure of a haskell project across all stages of its development, from setting up through testing   , benchmarking , and release.
Dustin Mulcahey will explain why this question is interesting to begin with, and then introduce mathematical objects called 'domains'  that are useful for providing semantics for programs. Along the way, basic category theoretic notions will be introduced that help in understanding Haskell.
This talk should leave the audience with a surer footing on category theoretic jargon, as well as a new appreciation for fixed points , and new insight into the difference between laziness and strictness. Time permitting, the discussion will also tie into type theory, and discuss possible programming language semantics inspired by recent work in Homotopy Type Theory. 
The NY Haskell Users Group is for all programmers either interested in or experienced with the Haskell programming language. We want to build a community of Haskell developers in the New York area that can share knowledge, projects, and experience, and to generally foster and encourage strongly typed functional programming, in all languages, all settings, and all industries. Our events center around talks, but we have also hosted social hours, code workshops, and a hackathon. Regular meetings are on the fourth wednesday of each month.