Postponed - Disruptive Programming Language Technologies



  • The speaker of this event has had to postpone due to personal reasons. The event will be rescheduled for sometime in early 2004. Check the website for continued updates.

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    Todd A. Proebsting,(bio)- Microsoft Research

    For the past few decades, programming language design and implementation research has concentrated heavily in a few notable areas: type theory, functional programming, object-oriented programming, and, of course, optimization techniques. Yet the recent commercially successful languages (e.g., Perl, Python, Visual Basic, Java) are not particularly interesting when judged in these domains. What happened? Each represented a "disruptive technology" that allowed it to capture programmer mindshare while everybody else was looking. In this talk, I will present what I think makes a programming language technology disruptive, and I will propose possible future disruptive programming language technologies.


    Speaker Bio: Todd A. Proebsting

    Todd Proebsting manages the Programming Language Systems research group at Microsoft Research. His research focuses on programming language design and implementation, and he is particularly interested in languages and tools that increase programmer productivity. Prior to joining Microsoft, he lead research efforts at The University of Arizona that resulted in a very early Java bytecode decompiler, a Java-to-C translator, and a novel implementation of the Icon programming language that targeted the Java Virtual Machine. Since joining Microsoft, he's kicked the Java habit.


    Event Logistics


    PARC-George E. Pake Auditorium
    3333 Coyote Hill Road
    Palo Alto, CA


    6:00-7:00pm Registration/Networking/Appetizers
    7:00-9:00pm Program



    Pre-registered Cost (light snacks will be served)
    $10 SDForum and Bay.NET Members
    $20 Non-members

    NOTE: Pre-registered attendees will receive a $10 SDForum coupon (for any SDForum event.)

    Cost at the door (light snacks will be served)
    $15 SDForum and Bay.NET Members
    $25 Non-members

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