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    The author was a great Haskell study group leader - we ended up learning Haskell and developing a small but friendly core group over the weeks.

    Hope Germany is treating you well Steven!

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      Hey Juan, how are you! Thanks so much for the endorsement. Germany is great. Come visit anytime ;-)

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      Thank you for the kind feedback. I also published this on Medium: https://medium.com/@sjsyrek/what-a-haskell-study-group-is-not-470f4aeb9673

      And I wrote a tutorial to accompany it: https://medium.com/@sjsyrek/some-notes-on-haskell-pedagogy-de43281b1a5c

      The “negative” title/style was meant to be a riff on https://wiki.haskell.org/What_a_Monad_is_not which I assumed was well known. Maybe not!

      I agree that this could be generalized for any sort of study group, in principle, and I encourage anyone who wants to do that, but I am specifically trying to target people who might want to learn Haskell. I figure that the broader the audience you aim for, the less likely you are to attract the people you’re actually looking for. I also think the Haskell language in particular lends itself to this sort of approach and the Haskell Book is the ideal accompaniment for it. I’m not as interested in helping people learn, e.g. Python, JavaScript, or whatever, since my goal is to expand the Haskell community specifically. Python, JS, etc. don’t need my help, I don’t know that this accumulative approach would even work for those sorts of languages, and I also don’t know that a comparable textbook is available for them, either.

      But you’re right that much of what I say could be applied to any sort of study group. Feel free to share it with anyone who would benefit from it, whether or not they’re doing Haskell. I’m just not on that quest, myself, at the moment. :-)