Research in programming languages offers powerful tools, but our systems of notation stymie outsiders. Can we change our notational approach and broaden our audience—without compromising on content?
Can virtual conferences be better than physical conferences? I will discuss what SIGPLAN is doing to make virtual conferences the best they can be, what SIGPLAN is doing on inclusion, and what ACM is planning for the future of publications and Gold Open Access
The academic job search can be a stressful and grueling process even in the best of times. Now it will be worse. Here’s some guidance on navigating the faculty job market in these unique times.
PL research is as consequential as ever; how can we make it more impactful? I suggest three ways: (1) expand the tent and lower the barriers to entering it; (2) venture outside the tent, taking PL knowledge and ideas to other communities, to address their problems; and (3) join or organize collaborative efforts attacking substantial problems, such as deployable AI or a quantum programming stack, the solution to which involves PL techniques, but many others besides.
Online conferences are the new normal. Here’s how to make them shine.
Will machine learning automate programming out of existence, as it is doing for many other professions?