The SPLASH 2018 Programming Languages Mentoring Workshop is aimed at advanced undergraduates and first year graduate students. The workshop aims to attract students to research careers in programming languages and software engineering, to de-mystify the graduate school experience, and to offer first-hand perspectives on graduate study from recent Ph.D. graduates, young scholars, and senior researchers. Applicants from groups underrepresented in computing are especially welcome.

The workshop program will focus on important skills for beginning researchers and will offer mentoring opportunities with senior researchers attending the conference. Guy Steele will be the workshop keynote speaker; additional confirmed speakers include: Marsha Chechik, Kathleen Fisher, Kathi Fisler, Shriram Krishnamruthi, Mayur Naik, Julia Rubin, and Frank Tip plus a panel of newly graduated Ph.D.s in PL/SE. Panelists will include Michael Carbin, Shiyi Wei, Sarah Nadi and Ben Lerner. Topics to be discussed include:

  • How to network effectively at a conference? How to find your cohort? How to find a mentor and what to look for?
  • What communication skills are essential for a research career? To give a good presentation? A good poster session talk? To write an outstanding paper?
  • How do people pick their research area of interest or your advisor/mentor?
  • What are the new, emerging areas in PL/SE?
  • What are the differences between a research career in industry and in academia?
  • What are the important work/life issues researchers deal with?
  • How did PL/SE researchers successfully navigate their training experiences?

Travel support for PLMW is made possible by generous contributions from the National Science Foundation from ACM SIGPLAN and from Google.

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Mentoring Application

To ensure that students can benefit from the entire, full-day program, this workshop is not open, (i.e., you can not decide on your own to attend). All students who are interested in attending must apply to do so — and will also be eligible to receive travel support to attend the workshop. We will support students’ travel to the workshop and to SPLASH (from Tuesday-Friday) including airfare, hotel, and conference registration.

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Mon 5 Nov
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Tue 6 Nov
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07:30 - 08:45: Mentoring BreakfastPLMW at Tremont
07:30 - 08:45
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08:45 - 10:00: Keynote: SteelePLMW / Keynotes at Cambridge
Chair(s): Barbara RyderVirginia Tech
08:45 - 09:00
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Barbara RyderVirginia Tech
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10:30 - 12:00: Mentoring WorkshopPLMW at Cambridge
Chair(s): Sarah NadiUniversity of Alberta
10:30 - 11:00
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Shriram KrishnamurthiBrown University, USA
11:00 - 11:30
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Julia RubinUniversity of British Columbia
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11:30 - 12:00
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Kathleen FisherTufts University, USA
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13:00 - 14:00: Panel: Industry and AcademiaPLMW at Cambridge
Chair(s): Sarah NadiUniversity of Alberta
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Kathleen FisherTufts University, USA, Mayur NaikUniversity of Pennsylvania, Julia RubinUniversity of British Columbia, Frank TipNortheastern University
14:00 - 15:30: Mentoring WorkshopPLMW at Cambridge
Chair(s): Jonathan BellGeorge Mason University
14:00 - 14:30
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Mayur NaikUniversity of Pennsylvania
14:30 - 15:00
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Kathi FislerBrown University
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Marsha ChechikUniversity of Toronto
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16:00 - 21:00: Mentoring WorkshopPLMW at Cambridge
Chair(s): Jonathan BellGeorge Mason University
16:00 - 16:30
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Frank TipNortheastern University
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16:30 - 17:30
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Michael CarbinMassachusetts Institute of Technology, Benjamin LernerNortheastern University, Sarah NadiUniversity of Alberta, Shiyi WeiThe University of Texas at Dallas
17:30 - 17:45
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Wed 7 Nov
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08:30 - 10:00: JacksonKeynotes at Avenue 34
08:30 - 10:00
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Thu 8 Nov
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08:30 - 10:00: QuillenKeynotes at Avenue 34
08:30 - 10:00
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Jenny QuillienEmbodied Making Institute
17:30 - 18:30: FislerKeynotes at Avenue 34
17:30 - 18:30
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Kathi FislerBrown University

Fri 9 Nov
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08:30 - 10:00: LiskovKeynotes at Avenue 34
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14:45 - 15:45: CookKeynotes at Avenue 34
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