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Suspension of Compose :: Melbourne 2020 for Public Health Reasons

Dear Melbourne::Compose community,

The COVID-19 pandemic has made it impossible for us Melbourne::Compose organisers to plan ahead in a responsible manner. Therefore, we’re suspending Melbourne::Compose 2020 Conference until further notice.

We held the first Compose 2020 meeting back in November 2019, when we set a calendar and some guidelines on how to improve on the feedback that you gave to our 2019 survey, and had already drawn up a preliminary budget. During February 2020 we had agreed on a date, requested the reservation for the venue, pre-invited guest speakers (pending on venue confirmation), started talks with the local FP meetups for a closer collaboration, and more.

All this preparation is not for nothing: at some point in the future we’ll be able to pick up where we left it. We’ll continue working on sharing the practice and craft of Functional Programming.

Compose organisers are also thinking of ways we can project our energies during the coming months of enforced social distancing. We also invite you, our community, to get in touch with us and let us know you’re there. Please follow @composemelb on Twitter for updates.

In these difficult times for many communities, we urge you to please take care of yourselves, and to think of others as well. Social distance is a medical necessity, but we’re also going to need a lot of interpersonal closeness if we’re going to get through the year.

Thanks to all of you for being part of Melbourne::Compose. We could have never done it without you. When we start again, we’ll only be able to do it because of you.

With kindness and hope,

MFPAI and Melbourne::Compose Organisers

Melbourne Functional Programming Association Incorporated (MFPAI), Victorian registered number A0100082W.