Programming Languages Mentoring Workshop

The purpose of this mentoring workshop is to encourage graduate students (PhD and MSc) and senior undergraduate students to pursue careers in programming language research. This workshop will provide technical sessions on cutting-edge research in programming languages, and mentoring sessions on how to prepare for a research career. We will bring together leaders in programming language research from academia and industry to give talks on their research areas. The workshop will engage students in a process of imagining how they might contribute to our research community.

We especially encourage women and underrepresented minority students to attend PLMW.

PLMW series 2019-2020


  • Location: Jersey City, NJ, USA
  • Organizers/Chairs: Nate Foster, Lindsey Kuper, Talia Ringer


  • Location: Chicago, IL, USA
  • Organizers/Chairs: Jon Bell, Karim Ali, Malavika Samak


  • Location: London, UK
  • Organizers/Chairs: Milink Kulkarni, Nadia Polikarpova, Stephen Chong, Adrian Sampson


  • Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Organizers/Chairs: Justin Hsu, Stephanie Balzer, Azalea Raad, Gabriel Scherer

PLMW Steering Committee Membership for 2020

  • ICFP Reps: Nate Foster, David van Horn
  • POPL Reps: Justin Hsu, Nobuko Yoshida
  • SPLASH Reps: Karim Ali, Jon Bell
  • PLDI Reps: Milind Kulkarni
  • Industrial Relations Rep: Anil Madhavapeddy
  • Social media: Hila Peleg (new role 2020)
  • SIGPLAN EC Rep: Cindy Rubio Gonzalez
  • Ad hoc Members: Kathleen Fisher

  • Chair: Alexandra Silva
  • Chair-Elect: Steve Zdancewic
  • Previous Chair: Amal Ahmed

Web Pages of Previous Conferences