I look forward to seeing the few PLDI papers that are directly relevant to browser technologies. There are talks on extending the browser for energy-efficient mobile computing and adding refinement types to TypeScript. There is also an interesting paper that synthesizes updates to programs that generate SVG diagrams in response to a developer using their mouse to directly manipulate the graphic like in a vector graphics editor; the updated program generates the updated SVG.
Between interesting talks like those, I am excited to see a number of familiar and new faces from the community in the hallway, and hear about all of the interesting problems they are tackling. I am sure to return from PLDI with a long list of interesting papers to read!