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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. Pierce University of Pennsylvania
07:40
20m
Live Q&A
"Ask Me Anything" with Simon Peyton Jones
Ask Me Anything
Simon Peyton Jones Microsoft, UK
09:00 - 09:20
09:00
20m
Live Q&A
"Ask Me Anything" with Byron Cook
Ask Me Anything
Byron Cook Amazon and University College London
10:20 - 10:40
Session 3Ask Me Anything at Ask Me Anything live stream
Chair(s): Adrian Sampson Cornell University, USA
10:20
20m
Live Q&A
"Ask Me Anything" with Margaret Martonosi
Ask Me Anything
Margaret Martonosi Princeton University and NSF
12:00 - 12:30
Session 4Ask Me Anything at Ask Me Anything live stream
Chair(s): Michael Hicks University of Maryland
12:00
30m
Live Q&A
"Ask Me Anything" with Kathryn McKinley
Ask Me Anything
12:30 - 13:00
Session 5Ask Me Anything at Ask Me Anything live stream
Chair(s): John Regehr University of Utah
12:30
30m
Live Q&A
"Ask Me Anything" with Bjarne Stroustrup
Ask Me Anything
Bjarne Stroustrup Morgan Stanley and Columbia University
14:00 - 14:20
Session 6Ask Me Anything at Ask Me Anything live stream
Chair(s): Emery D. Berger University of Massachusetts Amherst
14:00
20m
Live Q&A
"Ask Me Anything" with Michelle Strout
Ask Me Anything
Michelle Strout University of Arizona
15:40 - 16:00
15:40
20m
Live Q&A
"Ask Me Anything" with Felix Klock
Ask Me Anything
Felix Klock Mozilla

Thu 18 Jun

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09:00 - 09:20
Session 8Ask Me Anything at Ask Me Anything live stream
Chair(s): John Wickerson Imperial College London
09:00
20m
Live Q&A
"Ask Me Anything" with Peter O’Hearn
Ask Me Anything
Peter W. O'Hearn Facebook and University College London
10:20 - 10:40
Session 9Ask Me Anything at Ask Me Anything live stream
Chair(s): Kathleen Fisher Tufts University, USA
10:20
20m
Live Q&A
"Ask Me Anything" with Alex Aiken
Ask Me Anything
Alex Aiken Stanford University, USA
14:00 - 14:20
Session 10Ask Me Anything at Ask Me Anything live stream
Chair(s): Stephen Kell University of Kent
14:00
20m
Live Q&A
"Ask Me Anything" with Richard Gabriel
Ask Me Anything
Richard P. Gabriel Dream Songs, Inc. & HPI
15:40 - 16:00
Session 11Ask Me Anything at Ask Me Anything live stream
Chair(s): Michelle Strout University of Arizona
15:40
20m
Live Q&A
"Ask Me Anything" with Kathleen Fisher
Ask Me Anything
Kathleen Fisher Tufts 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 Torlak University of Washington
10:20
20m
Live Q&A
"Ask Me Anything" with Işil Dillig
Ask Me Anything
Isil Dillig University of Texas at Austin, USA
12:00 - 12:30
Session 14Ask Me Anything at Ask Me Anything live stream
Chair(s): Cristian Cadar Imperial College London
12:00
30m
Live Q&A
"Ask Me Anything" with Chris Lattner
Ask Me Anything
12:30 - 13:00
Session 15Ask Me Anything at Ask Me Anything live stream
Chair(s): Laurence Tratt King's College London
12:30
30m
Live Q&A
"Ask Me Anything" with Doug Lea
Ask Me Anything
Doug Lea State University of New York (SUNY) Oswego
14:00 - 14:20
Session 16Ask Me Anything at Ask Me Anything live stream
Chair(s): Jan Vitek Northeastern University
14:00
20m
Live Q&A
"Ask Me Anything" with Guy Steele
Ask Me Anything
Guy L. Steele Jr. Oracle Labs