I’m looking forward to attend this conference, for its great many talks and meeting other fellow researchers. This is my first time attending ECOOP/ISSTA/Curry on, and the first time for me to visit Europe too. Lots of my experiences will be new, among them most exciting is the long list of talks I can go to. I’m very glad I have this chance to expand my knowledge on different researches that’s been going on, in the world of programming languages. I hope to learn things that, one day, will become useful for my own research.
Being a volunteer is also an experience I’m looking forward to, because I get to hang out with other participants that are similar in expertise level, and there is a lot I can learn from the senior students, before they’ve carried on with their life and forgotten about how being a student was like. I will also have the chance to talk to people outside of academia, which is always fun, especially that it’s a world I don’t have much experience in, and don’t know many people from either. The conference also offer student volunteers chances to talk to senior mentors one-on-one, which is yet another rare opportunity to come by.
Last but not least, Amsterdam seem like a beautiful city to visit! I can’t wait to try out the famous Dutch fries and raw herring, among many other kinds of delicious food.