August 21, Berlin


Summer BOB is a one-time-only event, in the spirit of the spectacular Winter BOB. The International Conference on Functional Programming is coming to town, and Summer BOB will be right in the middle of it, on the last day of ICFP proper, prior to all the workshops. Summer BOB will feature two tracks: one from practitioners, and one from researchers, and foster communication and cross-pollination between these communities.


Our Program Committee has assembled an exciting program of two tracks:

One track of talks by practitioners, one track of talks by researchers, designed to cross-pollinate and inspire.



Summer BOB 2019 took place in Berlin at the Scandic Hotel Potsdamer Platz, a friendly environmentally conscious place that focusses on sustainability.



Summer BOB 2019 colocates with the International Conference on Functional Programming, the premier gathering of functional programmers, which takes place from August 18 to August 23.


ICFP consists of several events apart from the main conference, among them workshops and conferences on Haskell, Erlang, OCaml, as well as the fantastic Workshop on Functional Art, Music, Modeling and Design, and a performance evening on August 23. Moreover, there is also the excellent Racketfest on Aug 17. ICFP website

What happens when we use what's best for a change?

Are you interested in technologies beyond the mainstream, that are a pleasure to use, and effective at getting the job done?

BOB is the forum for developers, architects and builders to explore and discover the best tools available today for building software. Our goal is for all participants to leave the conference with new ideas to improve development back at the ranch.

We are committed to diversity: We aim at exploring a wide range of tools in a welcoming and friendly crowd of diverse people. To that end, a number of support options for participants from groups under-represented in tech are available.

Organized by

FP Active Group GmbH Checkpad


ICFP 2019 Racketfest Lambda Days Manning