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SPLASH 2019
Sun 20 - Fri 25 October 2019 Athens, Greece

The SPLASH 2019 Programming Languages Mentoring Workshop encourages graduate students (PhD and MSc) and senior undergraduate students to pursue research in programming languages. This workshop will provide mentoring sessions on how to prepare for and thrive in graduate school and in a research career, focusing both on cutting-edge research topics and practical advice, such as a panel of Ph.D. students discussing topics like “What I wish I had known before attending graduate school.” The workshop brings together leading researchers and junior students in an inclusive environment in order to help welcome newcomers to our field of programming languages research. The workshop will show students the many paths that they might take to enter and contribute to our research community.

The workshop program will focus on important skills for beginning researchers and will offer mentoring opportunities with senior researchers attending the conference.

  • How to network effectively at a conference? How to find your cohort? How to find a mentor and what to look for?
  • What communication skills are essential for a research career? To give a good presentation? A good poster session talk? To write an outstanding paper?
  • How do people pick their research area of interest or your advisor/mentor?
  • What are the new, emerging areas in PL/SE?
  • What are the differences between a research career in industry and in academia?
  • What are the important work/life issues researchers deal with?
  • How did PL/SE researchers successfully navigate their training experiences?

We will provide travel grants that will fully support student attendance to PLMW. To apply, please use the link in the sidebar - https://forms.gle/rzcKcvp97X73XBTcA .

Supporters

Talks

Title
Finding Mentors and Building Networks
PLMW
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How Can I Academia When My Brain Can't Even? Mental Health in Grad School and Beyond
PLMW
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How To Write Papers So People Can Read Them
PLMW
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How to Apply to Grad School?
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Icebreaker and Networking Activity
PLMW
Introduction
PLMW
Panel: Current PhD Students and Postdocs
PLMW
Panel: Jobs After the PhD
PLMW
Unaccustomed As I Am to Public Speaking
PLMW
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What is PL Research?
PLMW
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Why do a PhD?
PLMW
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Mentorship Workshop Application

All students who are interested in attending the workshop must apply to do so — and will also be eligible to receive travel support to attend the workshop. We will support students’ travel to the workshop and to SPLASH (from Tuesday-Friday) including airfare, hotel, and conference registration.

Plenary
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09:00 - 10:30
Why are we here?PLMW at Room 4
Chair(s): Jonathan Bell George Mason University
09:00
15m
Day opening
Introduction
PLMW
Karim Ali University of Alberta, Jonathan Bell George Mason University, Marianna Rapoport University of Waterloo
09:15
30m
Social Event
Icebreaker and Networking Activity
PLMW
Marianna Rapoport University of Waterloo, Jonathan Bell George Mason University, Karim Ali University of Alberta
09:45
45m
Talk
Why do a PhD?
PLMW
Yannis Smaragdakis University of Athens
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10:30 - 11:00
Coffee breakCatering at Break area
11:00 - 12:30
What do we do with PL?PLMW at Room 4
Chair(s): Karim Ali University of Alberta
11:00
45m
Talk
What is PL Research?
PLMW
Eelco Visser Delft University of Technology
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11:45
45m
Other
Panel: Jobs After the PhD
PLMW
Dan Barowy Williams College, Ciera Jaspan Google, Alessandra Gorla IMDEA Software Institute, Kenny Foner Galois
12:30 - 14:00
14:00 - 15:30
Practical Bits (Undergrads)PLMW at Room 3B
Chair(s): Jonathan Bell George Mason University
14:00
45m
Talk
Finding Mentors and Building Networks
PLMW
Alessandra Gorla IMDEA Software Institute
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14:45
45m
Talk
How to Apply to Grad School?
PLMW
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14:00 - 15:30
Practical Bits (Grads)PLMW at Room 4
Chair(s): Marianna Rapoport University of Waterloo
14:00
45m
Talk
How To Write Papers So People Can Read Them
PLMW
Derek Dreyer MPI-SWS
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14:45
45m
Talk
Unaccustomed As I Am to Public Speaking
PLMW
John Hughes Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
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15:30 - 16:00
Coffee breakCatering at Break area
16:00 - 17:30
Being a PhD StudentPLMW at Room 4
Chair(s): Marianna Rapoport University of Waterloo
16:00
45m
Talk
How Can I Academia When My Brain Can't Even? Mental Health in Grad School and Beyond
PLMW
Link to publication Media Attached
16:45
45m
Other
Panel: Current PhD Students and Postdocs
PLMW
Leonidas Lampropoulos University of Pennsylvania, University of Maryland, Ifaz Kabir University of Alberta, Canada, Azalea Raad MPI-SWS, Germany, Emma Tosch University of Massachusetts Amherst