C◦mp◦se :: Conference

Thursday, Feb. 4 – Friday, Feb. 5, 2016

4 MetroTech Center
Brooklyn, NY 11201


C◦mp◦se :: Unconference and Exchange

Saturday, Feb. 6 – Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016
25 Broadway, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10004

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

Register at Eventbrite

Talks announced for
C◦mp◦se 2016
Full listing here

C◦mp◦se 2015 is over, but you can still check out all the great videos!

C◦mp◦se :: Conference

The practice and craft of functional programming

Compose is a conference for typed functional programmers, focused specifically on Haskell, OCaml, F#, SML, and related technologies.

Typed 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.

Compose is about learning together — sharing knowledge, insights, techniques, and sometimes just awesome things we made.


Our invited keynote will be given by Dr. Eugenia Cheng, on the topic, "How to Bake 'How to Bake Pi': reflections on making abstract mathematics palatable"


Thursday, Feb 4: Conference

Friday, Feb 5: Conference

Saturday, Feb 6: Unconference


Sunday, Feb 7: Unconference



Thursday & Friday

JP Morgan

4 MetroTech Center
Brooklyn, NY

Saturday & Sunday

WeWork Charging Bull

25 Broadway
New York, NY


Conference Only
(Thursday/Friday, Feb 4-5, 2016)
Individual (Regular) $95.94
Corporate $127.59
Unconference and Exchange
(Saturday/Sunday, Feb 6-7, 2016)

Please sign up for both tickets if you're planning to attend for the full four day duration of C◦mp◦se.

Commercial Tutorials
These events require separate registration; information provided in the links below.

Duncan Coutts of Well-Typed will be teaching paid commercial Haskell Tutorials in the days bookending the conference, with 2 day Fast Track to Haskell course Feb 2-3rd, a Haskell Performance and Optimization course Feb 8-9th, and Guide to the Haskell Type System course on Feb 10th.



C◦mp◦se is organized by the organizers of the New York Haskell Users Group, namely: Doug Beardsley, Gershom Bazerman, Kat Chuang, Rick Minerich, and Ryan Trinkle.

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!