I've just finished my junior year at UW and I'm here at PLDI (my first academic conference!) to present my work on verifying Chord at the Student Research Competition. I'm looking forward to seeing what other students are up to and learning more about what it means to work in academia. As an undergraduate, I think I have vague ideas about what life in graduate school and beyond looks like, and this trip will hopefully demystify some of that.
I'm looking forward to attending some talks and especially looking forward to the poster session. I'm curious to see what other students in the SRC are working on.