Julie Moronuki


 I come from quite a different background from Chris. I have degrees in philosophy and linguistics and have worked professionally as a teacher and librarian. I have been very online since 1992 but never developed an interest in programming.

 I met Chris on Twitter in the spring of 2014. He was interested in seeing how the Haskell pedagogical techniques he was developing would work on a nonprogrammer. He cajoled me through my severe lack of enthusiasm for programming and answered many hundreds of questions. Along the way, I came to love Haskell for its own sake, in part because of connections I see between it and the logic of generative syntax.

 To a large extent, working with me reinforced Chris's idea that the existing Haskell learning materials were inadequate to the needs of beginners. This book developed out of our conversations and our commitment to sharing the language we love with as many people as possible.