Apply to attend the Oregon Programming Languages Summer School!

Although the official deadline has passed, I hear there are still a few spots left for the Oregon Programming Languages Summer School (OPLSS), hosted at the University of Oregon in Eugene. This is a really fantastic opportunity to take a deep dive in programming languages and type theory. I attended as a graduate student and although it was overwhelming at times—like drinking from a fire hose!—it was a wonderful experience. I made some great friends and learned a ton (I still occasionally refer back to my notes!). Eugene is also beautiful in the summer (I have fond memories of going geocaching in a nearby park).

The main summer school (July 9–21) has a focus on parallelism and concurrency, but for those with less background, there is also a one-week introduction on the foundations of programming languages (July 3–8). If you want, you can actually choose to attend only the July 3–8 session (or both, or just July 9–21 of course). Attending just the introductory session could be a great option for someone who knows some functional programming but wants a more solid grounding in the underlying theory.

If you’re a member of the Haskell/FP community who is thinking of applying, and I’m familiar with you or your work, I would be happy to write you a recommendation if you need one.

About Brent

Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Hendrix College. Functional programmer, mathematician, teacher, pianist, follower of Jesus.
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