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GHC vs. GHC [Oct. 1st, 2010|12:32 am]
Lindsey Kuper

It's really irritating that ICFP and the Haskell Symposium directly conflict with the Grace Hopper Celebration this year. Grace Hopper is much larger of an event -- about 2,000 people, compared to ICFP's 200 or so -- so the ICFP organizers probably should have been the ones to reschedule. In any case, though, the thought that the Grace Hopper community is invisible to my PL community is annoying, and the thought that my PL community is invisible to the Grace Hopper community makes me feel ill.


From: keturn
2010-10-01 04:36 am (UTC)

it's not the same thing at all, but

pycon is at the same time as PAX East
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2010-10-01 04:57 am (UTC)

Re: it's not the same thing at all, but

I know there's a conference of some kind or other every week, and it's really hard to avoid conflicts, so maybe I shouldn't be so selfish as to think that the ones that are important to me shouldn't conflict with each other.

And maybe Grace Hopper isn't actually that important to me. I want to talk to women, but I want them to be women who do what I want to do. And it might be the case that those women, the other twenty of them, are all at ICFP and not at Grace Hopper, in which case the choice is clear. It breaks my heart, though. I mean, Grace Hopper was a PL hacker. And Fran Allen, in 2006 the first and only female Turing Award winner? Compiler hacker. These communities shouldn't be mutually invisible and unimportant.
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From: aleffert
2010-10-01 06:53 am (UTC)

Re: it's not the same thing at all, but

"...first and only female Turing Award"

Don't forget Barbara Liskov, who also did some PL.
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2010-10-01 12:28 pm (UTC)

Re: it's not the same thing at all, but

Holy shit, I forgot Barbara Liskov. Correction: both women who've gotten a Turing Award have been PL researchers. Thank you.

Edited at 2012-10-04 06:38 pm (UTC)
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