Hi there, my name is Anthony Canino and I am a PhD student at Binghamton University (SUNY Binghamton). I research energy-aware programming languages; specifically, how to expose type safe energy-aware programming models to the programmer. The scope of programming language research is both broad and deep, and one of the biggest benefits ECOOP provides to students is getting to see much of the research presented first hand; extremely valuable to one who is relatively new to the field. In addition, getting to meet other students and researchers — both through the Student Volunteer and Summer School program — excites me greatly. Like many other students I have read several papers by authors who will attend ECOOP; meeting and interacting with some of them provides me not only with an awesome experience, but also valuable knowledge that will help me as I dig deeper into the field. All in all, I can’t wait to attend the conference.