The SIGPLAN survey in early 2021 revealed that we want to go to physical conferences again and that we must take inclusion to the next level.
The Programming Languages Mentoring Workshop (PLMW) is directed at new members of the PL community: senior undergraduate and beginning graduate students. With its first edition taking place in January 2012, PLMW is coming up on its ten year anniversary. We take a look back at how PLMW has grown and evolved, and imagine where it could go next.
Academic communities have increased the reach and accessibility of their work by publishing interactive, open-access, open-source articles on the web that explain both core and emerging ideas in their fields. It’s time for the PL community to do the same.
Five early-career researchers bring their perspective to the debate on conference formats after COVID. They discuss the needs of junior researchers and how different approaches address those needs.
The SIGPLAN Climate Committee was active 2016-2020. Its members look back on the committee’s goals and achievements, and ahead at what is still to do.