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Fwd: Getting ready for Summer of Haskell 2017

jasper van der jeugt
Hey all,

The student applications for Summer of Haskell 2017 are now open! You can apply at:


The application period is open until the 6th of May, so that should give you plenty of time.

At this time, we are also actively seeking mentors.  In case you would like to mentor a project, please let us know:


Thanks to the generous donations of our sponsors, we will be able to sponsor around 10 students this year (depending on the applications we receive).


Our sponsors are:
  • 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.
Best, 
Niki Vazou & Jasper Van der Jeugt
for the Haskell.org Committee 

On Wed, Apr 5, 2017 at 3:17 PM, Niki Vazou <[hidden email]> wrote:

We are happy to announce that Summer of Haskell 2017 will host at least 8 students, funded from the Haskell community and corporate sponsors.


You can find all information (including the timeline) at the Summer of Haskell new webpage:


   https://summer.haskell.org/


Students can submit applications from April 25th until the May 6th. We recommend that interested students start thinking about their proposals and brainstorm with potential mentors. In case you would like to participate as a student, but you have no idea what to work on, we have a page dedicated to ideas here:


   https://summer.haskell.org/ideas.html


Teachers of FP courses at universities around the world are strongly encouraged to share this announcement with their students.


Mentors, as well as everyone from the community, are encouraged to contribute ideas by sending pull requests to the Summer of Haskell repository (or contacting us):


https://github.com/haskell-org/summer-of-haskell


Sponsors are still welcome, as we can add more slots if the necessary funds become available. Combining our current individual donations with partial sponsors, we only need $2000 more to fund an additional student. Please consider making a small donation towards that goal. If you would like to contribute do not hesitate to contact us or donate directly:


   https://wiki.haskell.org/Donate_to_Haskell.org


We’d like to thank our current sponsors for making this Summer of Haskell possible:

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.

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.

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.

Finally, Davean has volunteered to fund a student expressly to work on the Hadrian build system for GHC.

Feel free to contact us at (nvazou at cs.umd.edu and m at jaspervdj.be) if want to help or if you have any ideas, questions, or concerns.


Best,

Niki Vazou & Jasper Van der Jeugt

for the Haskell.org Committee



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