I was given the opportunity to speak on the topic of compiler plugins for GHC at AngloHaskell 2008 last weekend, and the slides and audio are now available here for those interested.

I wish they had taken video instead, as I went forwards and backwards over my slides quite a bit and wrote quite a lot on the whiteboard. I fear this may have left the presentation entirely incomprehensible to those who weren’t there in person (and maybe even some people who were :-).

The other presenters were great, and I especially enjoyed Neil Mitchells talk on how Hoogle works, as type-searching is an area I was totally unfamiliar with. If you’re a local Haskeller, I thoroughly reccomend attending the 2009 event!