New York :: C◦mp◦se 2019

Unconference: Sat June 22 - Sun June 23
9:30am - 6:00pm

Microsoft Reactor
11 Times Square
New York NY 10036

Conference: Mon June 24 - Tue June 25

Fordham University School of Law
150 West 62nd Street
New York NY 10023



Donya Quick - Making Algorithmic Music
David Spivak - Compositional Graphical Logic

C◦mp◦se :: Unconference and Exchange

An informal follow-on event where you can exchange ideas, hack on personal projects, and participate in informal talks.

Want to learn Haskell?

Come to the Compose Unconference and take a one-day beginner Haskell crash course to learn how to think in pure functions. Sign up at

About C◦mp◦se :: Conference

The practice and craft of functional programming

Compose is a global conference for functional programmers, focused on technologies such as Haskell, PureScript, OCaml, F#, SML and others.

Functional programming has been taken up widely, by industry and hobbyists alike. For many of us it has renewed our belief that code should be beautiful, and that programming can be as enjoyable as it is practical. Compose is about bringing together functional programmers of all levels of skill and experience — from technical leads to novices, and from long-time hackers to students just getting started.

Our experiences have shown that the theoretical can be put into practice with great success, and that topics once considered “advanced” can be made understandable and spread widely. For example, type systems, often considered complex, can simplify our lives by teaching compilers to do some of our reasoning for us.

C◦mp◦se :: Conference has been running in New York since 2015.

C◦mp◦se :: Melbourne, in partnership with YOW! Australia, brings this experience to Melbourne.


C◦mp◦se :: Conference has run since 2015.
Talk and proceedings from past conferences are online:

C◦mp◦se Organizers

C◦mp◦se is organized by the New York Haskell Users Group and:
Gershom Bazerman, Doug Beardsley, Kat Chuang, Ryan Trinkle, Ashish Agarwal, Chelsea Betancourt, and Anastasia Bez.

We welcome more people wanting to get involved as functional programming community organizers, and if you'd like to pitch in, please write us and let us know!

C◦mp◦se :: Melbourne Organizers

C◦mp◦se :: Melbourne is organized by the C◦mp◦se :: Melbourne Committee.

Namely: Ken Scambler (Chair), Lyndon Maydwell, Andy Kitchen, Les Kitchen, Sharon Holliday, Javier Candeira, and Tushar Pokle.

If you want to get involved in the functional-programming community in Melbourne then please email us!