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The State of Haskell in Ethereum
7pm: The State of Haskell in Ethereum Ethereum has a mixed reputation in the functional programming community. On the one hand, it is the only second generation blockchain running in production with significant infrastructure and developer mindshare. On the other hand, the design patterns seem to purposefully exclude knowledge and experience from formal systems and programming language theory that the Haskell ecosystem embodies. You can debate whether or not it's worth the hundred billion dollar market cap, but you can't debate that Haskell and Purescript now have the best tooling available to interact with Ethereum. We will discuss and demonstrate these tools -- some old like Haxl and Machines, some new like hs-web3 and the Chanterelle build tool. We will also discuss some interesting implementation details that show off some of the shiny new features of ghc and psc, the purescript compiler. About the presenter: Martin is the author of purescript-web3, and a primary author of hs-web3 and Chanterelle. He is the senior blockhain engineer at FOAM, a Brooklyn based blockchain company interested in the intersection of blockchain and geolocation.

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    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.

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