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Simon Peyton Jones returns to Haskell eXchange to announce the launch of the Haskell Foundation, an independent, non-profit organisation dedicated to broadening the adoption of Haskell, by supporting its ecosystem of tools, libraries, education, and research. Do join us to hear about the plans so far, and to help shape what the Foundation becomes.
There will be an extended Q&A as part of the session.
To ensure as many people as possible hear about this important announcement, this Opening Keynote will also be live-streamed on YouTube. Watch the stream for free here.
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The Launch of the Haskell Foundation
Simon Peyton Jones, MA, MBCS, CEng, graduated from Trinity College Cambridge in 1980. Simon was a key contributor to the design of the now-standard functional language Haskell, and is the lead designer of the widely-used Glasgow Haskell Compiler (GHC). He has written two textbooks about the implementation of functional languages.