Post-ECOOP (by Benjamin Greenman)Wed 10 Aug 2016
ECOOP was a great experience. Thank you organizers for hiring so many volunteers!
My favorite parts of CurryOn were Peter O’Hearn’s on working static analysis into a startup-speed workflow and Matthias Felleisen & Dave Herman’s keynotes on lessons from Racket & Rust, resp. At the time these were very fun to listen to and informative. But then, two days later sitting in a slow-moving research talk about something I didn’t find very practical, “it” hit me. The (my) lesson for ECOOP 2016. That there are many avenues for research that may be beautiful for themselves, but at ECOOP and especially through the summer school I am exposed to a shining and slowly-growing group of professionals who work first on useful things and then generalize to find the beauty underneath that is the source of the usefulness. And I am very thankful that these professionals think enough of me and the other volunteers to help bring us out to the conference. Thank you, community.