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Tutorial: 10:05-11:35 (English)

Matthias Fischmann

Introductory Haskell

Haskell is an elegant and fascinating language that has made purely functional programming practical. This tutorial aims at giving you a sense of direction in the Haskell eco system. We will explain and motivate key language concepts and introduce tools and development techniques as we need them for our examples.

Key language concepts are hard to pick and will depend on the interests of the audience. Some candidates are algebraic data types and pattern matching, polymorphic functions, type classes, monads, GHC language extensions, or programming with typed holes.

Presentation language will be English, but we are happy to discuss your questions in German.


Prerequisites: You will need to run the commands ghci and stack in the tutorial. The recommended way of getting them is the Haskell Platform. Knowledge of Haskell is not required, but a certain aptitude in at least one other programming language will be helpful.

Matthias Fischmann

Matthias Fischmann has implemented his thesis at the Max Planck Institute for Computer Science in Haskell 15 years ago, and has been a user and proponent of functional programming ever since. He works as a software consultant for and is CEO at