Along with Nate Foster and Talia Ringer, I’m organizing the Programming Languages Mentoring Workshop, or PLMW, in conjunction with the International Conference on Functional Programming (ICFP) next month. PLMW is a series of workshops designed to encourage people to pursue careers in programming languages (PL) research. This edition of PLMW will be held on August 23, the day before the main ICFP conference, and we have a wonderful lineup of talks that will inform, enlighten, entertain, and inspire:
- Amal Ahmed on “Managing Your Research, Your Advisor, Your Ph.D.”;
- Nada Amin on “Mining Knowledge Graphs for COVID-19 Drug Repurposing”;
- Derek Dreyer on “How To Write Papers So People Can Read Them”;
- Kenny Foner on “How Can I Academia When My Brain Can’t Even? Mental Health in Grad School and Beyond”;
- Nadia Polikarpova on “Constraint Solvers for the Working PL Researcher”;
- David Van Horn on “Basic Mechanics of Operational Semantics”;
- and a panel discussion, “Making a career in PL (even in uncertain times)”, moderated by Simon Peyton Jones, with five great panelists: José Calderón, Sarah Chasins, Kathleen Fisher, Benjamin Pierce, and Jeff Vaughan.
There are no duds in this lineup. The entire thing is going to be, as the kids say, 🔥.
PLMW is free, but you need to apply and be accepted in order to participate fully. Fortunately, applying is easy. The deadline to apply is August 8; here’s the application form. You may already be convinced to apply, but if you’re not yet convinced, keep reading!