Call for Scholarship Applications & Participation in PLMW@PLDI

Deadline: April 10th, 2016

We invite early graduate students and undergraduates to APPLY for a scholarship and to participate at PLMW@PLDI by APRIL 10, 2016. The first PLMW@PLDI  (the ACM SIGPLAN Programming Languages Mentoring Workshop at the Conference the Programming Language Design and Implementation) will be held in Santa Barbara, California, the Fess Parker Hotel, on Tuesday June 14, 2016.

The purpose of this mentoring workshop is to encourage and prepare graduate students and senior undergraduate students with a particular focus on women and minorities to pursue careers in programming language research. It is modeled after similar and successful POPL, OOPSLA, and CRA-W workshops. Technical sessions will share cutting-edge research in programming languages; mentoring sessions will help you learn about, prepare, and succeed in research career; and a one-on-one advising sessions with academics and industrial PhDs will answer your career questions.

Speakers and panelists will include:

Steve Blackburn, Australian National University

James Bornholt, University of Washington

Michael Carbin, MIT

Alvin Cheung, University of Washington

Ravi Chugh, University of Chicago

This workshop is part of the activities surrounding PLDI 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. A number of sponsors (NSF, SIGPLAN, Microsoft, and Pure Storage) have generously donated scholarship funds for qualified students to attend PLMW@PLDI. These scholarships should cover reasonable expenses (airfare, hotel, and registration fees) for attendance at both the workshop and the PLDI conference, but are limited. We will welcome students with alternative sources of funding to attend as well. Everyone needs to apply.

APPLY for a scholarship and to participate at PLMW@PLDI.

The deadline for full consideration of funding is SUNDAY, APRIL 10. Selected participants will be notified by MAY 1 and will need to pre-register and commit to attending the workshop by MAY 10.