So there’s this website called DB-Engines that ranks database systems according to their popularity. (They determine popularity based on various factors, including number of Google results for the name of that system, number of Stack Overflow questions about it, number of appearances in LinkedIn profiles, and so on.)
This year, for the second year in a row, my friends and I are organizing !!Con (pronounced bang bang con), a conference about the joy, excitement, and surprise of programming. !!Con is a conference with “a mission of radical inclusivity” where all the talks are ten minutes long1 and cover a bewilderingly wide range of topics.
The Onward! 2015 conference has opened their call for papers, and I’m very excited to be serving on the program committee this year!
I started this blog on January 10th, 2013, so it just recently turned two years old. Here are some observations on keeping a research blog and what I’ve figured out about it during the last two years.