FOSDEM 2023 Haskell devroom - Call for Participation

I am thrilled to announce that the 2023 edition of FOSDEM, Europe’s largest free software conference, will feature a Haskell devroom (specialist track). The Call for Participation is open now, until 2022-11-28. Read on for more info!

FOSDEM 2023 will be held on 4 & 5 February 2023, in Brussels. For more information see the official site. The Haskell devroom will take place on Sunday 5 February, from 13:10 to 17:00 UTC+1. Presentations will be also be streamed live and published afterwards.

Key Dates

  • 2022-11-28: Submission Deadline
  • 2022-12-12: Announcement of selected talks
  • 2023-02-05: Haskell devroom (13:10 to 17:00 UTC+1)

About the Haskell devroom

Haskell is a statically typed functional programming language. Its vibrant community spans industry, academia and the hobbyist realm. The Haskell devroom welcomes people new to Haskell or functional programming, as well as intermediate or experienced Haskellers.

The Haskell devroom will:

  • Advocate the Haskell programming language, and its community, to a wide audience of free software developers and users.
  • Promote and support participation in free software projects that use Haskell.
  • Teach Haskell (more broadly, functional) programming techniques, and introduce important libraries, frameworks or developer tools.

Call for Participation

We invite proposals for talks, tutorials and demos on topics including:

  • Introductory talks teaching functional programming concepts and Haskell programming
  • Practical advice for Haskell programming: developer tools, package ecosystem, Haskell in production.
  • “Show and tell” session for people to introduce Haskell projects they are involved with, and invite contributions.
  • Experience reports: share about problems you tackled using Haskell, and the outcomes.
  • What is going on in the Haskell community? Where and how you can get involved?

Sessions will have a maximum duration of 30 minutes, including questions. You are welcome to propose shorter sessions (for example a demo, short talk or Q&A). Speakers and attendees must abide by the FOSDEM Code of Conduct. Also, because this is a Haskell community event we expect participants to follow the Haskell Foundation Guidelines for Respectful Communication.

If you submit a proposal and it is accepted, you will be required to confirm that you accept the FOSDEM Code of Conduct. If you have any questions about the Code of Conduct or wish to have one of the devroom organizers review your presentation slides or any other content for compliance, please email us and we will do our best to assist you.

How to submit

Submit proposals through the FOSDEM Pentabarf submission tool. If you do not already have an account, you need to create one.

Go to “Create Event” and select the “Haskell devroom” track. Ensure you fill the following fields:

  • Event title
  • Track (“Haskell devroom”)
  • Duration (including questions; <= 30 minutes)
  • Event type
  • Short abstract
  • Full abstract
  • Submission notes (if any)

You can use the Submission notes to mention:

  • Any special requirements
  • Anything else you want the organisers/reviewers to know

In the “Person” profile section please provide your:

  • Name, nickname (optional), image
  • Short Biography
  • Email address
  • Phone number (in case we need to contact you during the conference)

Presentations will be live-streamed and recordings published under the CC-BY licence. By submitting you consent to having your presentation recorded and broadcast/published under the CC-BY licence.

People and contacts

The Haskell devroom organisers are:

  • Fraser Tweedale
  • Troels Henriksen

If you need to reach the Haskell devroom organisers or program committee, email Or reply here.

Thanks to David Christiansen and the Haskell Foundation for supporting this event.