Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Post PLDI 2016

Hello all,

I wanted to first thank all the organizers for putting on this year's conference. It was really easy to work with you as a student volunteer and you were very helpful when things went awry.

I had a lot of fun at this conference, and I really enjoyed all the talks I went to. My favorite talks were "Input Responsiveness: Using Canary Inputs to Dynamically Steer Approximation" and "Stratified Synthesis: Automatically Learning the x86-64 Instruction Set", and I also enjoyed both of the keynotes.

I also thought the student volunteer dinner was a really great opportunity to get to know other students working in the same field. I had interesting conversations throughout the conference with new people that I met along the way.

Thanks again to everyone and I hope to see you again next year!

Monday, July 11, 2016

Post PLDI 16

Hello again friends,

Participating in PLDI 16 was a great experience! I honestly expected volunteering to be more trouble/time consuming, but I was wrong. The coordination and the tasks were flawless and didn't at all affect participating in the conference!

The conference was great, I loved the PLMW workshop since I believe we needed more of the "psychological" part about being a successful researcher in PL.

All the talks I attended were very informative and Inspired lots of ideas to my research.

I met a lot of great people and made many many friends :)

I hope I will get the chance to participate again in the future PLDI conferences!


Post PLDI 2016

I've really enjoyed PLDI in 2016. This was my second time being a volunteer @ PLDI and I had a great time again. This time I have attended the PLMW for the first time too. While the talks about academic life ups and downs were ok, I have really enjoyed the talks about research topics from established researchers. These provided great overview of PL topics I was not intimately familiar with and helped me understand the more detailed talks in the main research track, which make the conference even more rewarding.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Post PLDI 2016

PLDI 2016 was awesome. Attending PLMW was a wonderful experience. It was a great opportunity to listen to the frontiers and talk to them. All the presented papers contain cutting edge research ideas. But in my opinion "Stratified Synthesis: Automatically Learning the x86-64 Instruction Set" worth a special mention. Volunteering in a top-tier conference of my area of research enabled me to make a lot of connections with the PL community. Hats off to all of you guys for making it a great success. I am looking forward to meet you all again.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Post PLDI 2016

PLDI 2016 was a blast, attended many interesting talks at PLDI and ISMM. Also enjoyed attending a couple of tutorials, mainly "One VM to Rule Them All, One VM to Bind Them" which I enjoyed a lot. It was fun to meet up with fellow researches in the field. Volunteering at PLDI has many perks. Been able to fellowship closely with fellow volunteers was most profound for me. I would definitely encourage fellow students to volunteer at PLDI and other academic conferences to enjoy the experience.

Monday, July 4, 2016

Post PLDI 2016

Having attended ISMM and PLDI proper I have come out of the experience with many benefits:

1) New ideas for my own research.
2) Having met people doing fascinating work to discuss with.
3) I have a much better idea of the direction the field is going, and the expectations for a `good' paper.

I particularly enjoyed volunteering, giving me a better appreciation of what goes into making one of these conferences work.

Saturday, July 2, 2016


It was a wonderful experience attending PLDI'16 and presenting my first paper at ISMM. It was a great learning experience.
The entire event was very well organized and it provided a platform for students to meet each other and also to listen and interact with the best in the field.
My heartfelt thanks to Dan and Annabel. Thanks to SIGPLAN PAC for funding my travel.
Hope to see you all in PLDI'17.