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PLDI 2020
Mon 15 - Fri 19 June 2020

One of the fantastic things about going to a conference is that you get to talk to people! Conferences are often where we get the chance to meet well known members of our community who have inspired us and influenced our work.

The “Ask Me Anything” track at PLDI 2020 provides attendees with the opportunity to meet and engage in Q&A with leaders in the Programming Languages field.

We are delighted that 15 special guests covering the breadth of our field have kindly agreed to participate in live “Ask Me Anything” sessions, where they will answer questions from PLDI attendees about their research, their careers, and about Programming Languages in general.

The sessions will run in a Zoom webinar format. The guest will be hosted by a session chair who will kick things off by asking the guest some initial questions. Attendees will be able to ask questions by typing them into the webinar’s Q&A facility for the session chair to read to the guest.

Take a look at our exciting array of guests, and think of the questions you’d always wanted to ask them.

The track is called “Ask Me Anything”, which means that you should feel free to ask our guests anything about their professional career and their views on our field. We expect all participant questions to be respectful and appropriate and that all of the participants will follow the PLDI Code of Conduct.

Dates
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Wed 17 Jun
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07:40 - 08:00: Session 1Ask Me Anything at Ask Me Anything live stream
Chair(s): Benjamin C. PierceUniversity of Pennsylvania
07:40 - 08:00
Live Q&A
Ask Me Anything
Simon Peyton JonesMicrosoft, UK
09:00 - 09:20: Session 2Ask Me Anything at Ask Me Anything live stream
Chair(s): Peter MüllerETH Zurich
09:00 - 09:20
Live Q&A
Ask Me Anything
Byron CookAmazon and University College London
10:20 - 10:40: Session 3Ask Me Anything at Ask Me Anything live stream
Chair(s): Adrian SampsonCornell University, USA
10:20 - 10:40
Live Q&A
Ask Me Anything
Margaret MartonosiPrinceton University and NSF
12:00 - 12:30: Session 4Ask Me Anything at Ask Me Anything live stream
Chair(s): Michael HicksUniversity of Maryland
12:00 - 12:30
Live Q&A
Ask Me Anything
12:30 - 13:00: Session 5Ask Me Anything at Ask Me Anything live stream
Chair(s): John RegehrUniversity of Utah
12:30 - 13:00
Live Q&A
Ask Me Anything
Bjarne StroustrupMorgan Stanley and Columbia University
14:00 - 14:20: Session 6Ask Me Anything at Ask Me Anything live stream
Chair(s): Emery D. BergerUniversity of Massachusetts Amherst
14:00 - 14:20
Live Q&A
Ask Me Anything
Michelle StroutUniversity of Arizona
15:40 - 16:00: Session 7Ask Me Anything at Ask Me Anything live stream
Chair(s): Derek DreyerMPI-SWS
15:40 - 16:00
Live Q&A
Ask Me Anything

Thu 18 Jun
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09:00 - 09:20: Session 8Ask Me Anything at Ask Me Anything live stream
Chair(s): John WickersonImperial College London
09:00 - 09:20
Live Q&A
Ask Me Anything
Peter W. O'HearnFacebook and University College London
10:20 - 10:40: Session 9Ask Me Anything at Ask Me Anything live stream
Chair(s): Kathleen FisherTufts University, USA
10:20 - 10:40
Live Q&A
Ask Me Anything
Alex AikenStanford University, USA
14:00 - 14:20: Session 10Ask Me Anything at Ask Me Anything live stream
Chair(s): Stephen KellUniversity of Kent
14:00 - 14:20
Live Q&A
Ask Me Anything
Richard P. GabrielDream Songs, Inc. & HPI
15:40 - 16:00: Session 11Ask Me Anything at Ask Me Anything live stream
Chair(s): Michelle StroutUniversity of Arizona
15:40 - 16:00
Live Q&A
Ask Me Anything
Kathleen FisherTufts University, USA

Fri 19 Jun
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10:20 - 10:40: Session 13Ask Me Anything at Ask Me Anything live stream
Chair(s): Emina TorlakUniversity of Washington
10:20 - 10:40
Live Q&A
Ask Me Anything
Isil DilligUniversity of Texas at Austin, USA
12:00 - 12:30: Session 14Ask Me Anything at Ask Me Anything live stream
Chair(s): Cristian CadarImperial College London
12:00 - 12:30
Live Q&A
Ask Me Anything
12:30 - 13:00: Session 15Ask Me Anything at Ask Me Anything live stream
Chair(s): Laurence TrattKing's College London
12:30 - 13:00
Live Q&A
Ask Me Anything
Doug LeaState University of New York (SUNY) Oswego
14:00 - 14:20: Session 16Ask Me Anything at Ask Me Anything live stream
Chair(s): Jan VitekNortheastern University
14:00 - 14:20
Live Q&A
Ask Me Anything