[ecoop-info] Call for participation - Programming Languages Mentoring Workshop (PLMW)

Tobias Grosser tobias.grosser at inf.ethz.ch
Wed Mar 29 07:47:03 CEST 2017

We invite early graduate students and undergraduates to apply for a
scholarship and to participate in the Programming Languages Mentoring
Workshop (PLMW) in Barcelona, Spain on Sunday, June 18, 2017. 

The purpose of this mentoring workshop is to encourage and prepare
graduate students and senior undergraduate students to pursue careers in
programming language research. The workshop also includes specific
mentoring opportunities for students who belong to traditionally
underrepresented populations, including women, people of color, students
with disabilities, and first-generation students. 

Throughout the day, we’ll have technical sessions, to discuss
cutting-edge research in programming languages; and mentoring sessions,
to help you learn about, prepare, and succeed in your research career.
You’ll also have the opportunity to talk with top programming language
researchers and other students interested in programming language

This workshop is part of the activities surrounding the Programming
Languages Design and Implementation (PLDI) conference and takes place
the day before the main conference. One goal of the workshop is to make
the PLDI conference more accessible to newcomers. We hope that
participants will stay through the entire conference. Other events that
follow the workshop include the Programming Languages Summer School and
the European Conference on Object-Oriented Programming (ECOOP). 

Scholarship funds are available for students to attend PLMW at PLDI. These
scholarships should cover reasonable expenses (airfare, hotel, and
registration fees) for attendance at both the workshop and an associated
event (such as the PLDI conference or the summer school), but are
limited. We welcome students with alternative sources of funding to
attend as well; but everyone who plans to attend needs to apply.

Apply for a scholarship and to participate at PLMW at PLDI:

The deadline for full consideration of funding is SATURDAY, APRIL 15.
Selected participants will be notified by APRIL 29 and will need to
pre-register and commit to attending the workshop by MAY 10. Applicants
who apply after April 15 but by May 15 may be eligible to receive
funding, if funds remain, and will be notified by by May 29.

Additionally, if you are currently a student in the United States who
cannot (or will not) travel due to concerns about US travel
restrictions, we encourage you to apply and let us know. We may be able
to arrange another form of mentoring for you.

We look forward to seeing you!

The PLMW at PLDI Organizers
Michael Carbin, MIT
Stephen Chong, Harvard University
Işıl Dillig, The University of Texas at Austin
Ben Wiedermann, Harvey Mudd College

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