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

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

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