Summer of Haskell 2017

IntroductionπŸ”—

The Summer of Haskell is an effort by haskell.org to reach out to students and encourage them to contribute to the Haskell community with the aid of experienced mentors.

This program is open to college students, 18 or older, in most countries.

The general structure of our program is set up to mirror the Google Summer of Code.

Participation in the Summer of Haskell represents a similar level of commitment to taking a job or internship for the summer in terms of time investment. The compensation for accepted student projects is 5500 USD, to be paid in two lump sums, half at the beginning of the summer, and half upon receiving a passing midterm evaluation. As with the Google Summer Of Code, participation in the Summer of Haskell is not an internship or employment but simply an activity that the student performs as an independent developer for which he/she is paid a stipend.

TimelineπŸ”—

April 25th The student application period begins
May 6th The student application period ends
May 20th Student applications are sifted through by mentors
May 22nd Accepted students are announced
May 22nd Community bonding period begins
June 13th Students begin work, initial payment is made
July 18st Midterm evaluations begin
July 22th Midterm evaluations are due from both students and mentors
July 25th Second payment is made to students passing the midterm evaluation
September 2nd End of work period
September 5th Final evaluations begin
September 9th Final evaluations are due from both student and mentors
September 12th Final results announced

Accepted projectsπŸ”—

See the announcement of accepted projects.

SponsorsπŸ”—

haskell.org kicked things off this year by funding a student and organizing the Summer of Haskell 2017 after a successful Summer of Haskell 2016.

Asahi Net is a Japanese Internet service provider that has been running stable systems for over 25 years. They are a proud sponsor of the Summer of Haskell, and contribute to the Japanese Haskell community.

Awake Networks is building a next generation network security and analytics platform. They are a proud sponsor of the Summer of Haskell and contribute broadly to the Haskell community.

CodeWorld is an educational project that blends mathematics and Haskell programming into a visual playground. Chris Smith has volunteered to fund two students to work on CodeWorld in particular.

Digital Asset provides Distributed Ledger solutions for financial institutions globally. They have developed a pure, typed, functional, domain specific language for writing contracts, called DAML. They are a proud sponsor of the Summer of Haskell and contribute broadly to the Haskell community.

Facebook uses Haskell in its anti-abuse infrastructure, and as part of that effort we open-sourced the Haxl framework which is being used at scale in production to automatically parallelise data-fetching code. We're delighted to be able to support the Haskell community's efforts by sponsoring a student for this year's Summer of Haskell.

Fugue Inc. radically simplifies cloud operations with its software-defined system for dynamically orchestrating and enforcing cloud infrastructure at scale. Fugue uses Haskell in its product and is proud to sponsor a student to improve the ecosystem.

Galois applies cutting-edge computer science and applied mathematics to solve difficult technological problems, delivering practical solutions tailored to our clients’ needs. Haskell and other functional programming languages are key tools we use in providing these solutions.

IOHK is a technology company committed to using peer-to-peer technologies to provide financial services to the three billion people who don't have them. We implement our first-principles cryptographic research in Haskell and we are committed to the development of the Haskell ecosystem.

Tweag I/O is a network of software innovation labs across Europe. We develop novel solutions and products for our clients around the world. Haskell is key to delivering fast, correct and maintainable code. We have shipped Haskell in anything from tiny web services to large high-performance compute clusters with custom hardware. We're particularly keen to help the community grow Haskell into the strongest systems programming language and ecosystem out there. We're very proud to sponsor a student this summer to help make it happen.

Davean has volunteered to fund a student expressly to work on the Hadrian build system for GHC. Steven Keuchel has provided funds for a student to work on Haskey.

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