PPIG 2020 - 31st Annual Workshop Upcoming session: 30 November - 4 December, online

PPIG 2020 will take place as two one-week-long virtual events in August (17th to 21st) and November (16th to 20th). During each of the two weeks, we’ll meet for two to three hours a day for presentations, discussions, panels and social activities.

Below is the programme for the Summer session. We’ll be meeting each day starting at 4pm UK / 11am Eastern / 8am Pacific for about 2 hours of scheduled content, followed by up to one extra hour of social activities. There will be about 5-10 minute breaks between each hour of scheduled content. You can find here a Google Calendar you can subscribe to.

It’s free to attend, and you will need to register via Eventbrite so we can share the virtual meeting links and invite you to the Discord channel we’ll be using for keeping in touch throughout the event.

We hope you’ll be able to join us!
Mariana, Clayton, Philip, Ben, Luke and Colin


(timings are given in British Summer Time, which is UTC+1 at the moment)

Monday, 17 August

16:00 - 16:30 Welcome to PPIG!
16:30 - 18:00 Icebreaker & getting to know each other
It’s not all-or-none… See the social & games page for instructions

Tuesday, 18 August

16:00 - 18:00 Panel discussion:
Programming, Communities & Creative Power
18:00 - 19:00 Sightseeing - StreetView tour of Toronto

Wednesday, 19 August

16:00 - 17:00 Paper presentations
Parallel Program Comprehension
Eric Aubanel
What the Mouse Said: How mouse movements can relate to student stress and success
Natalie Culligan and Kevin Casey
Designing an Open Visual Workflow Environment
Charles Boisvert, Chris Roast and Elizabeth Uruchurtu
17:00 - 18:00 Roundtable: Reflections on Programming Otherwise
18:00 - 19:00 Musical Soirée (or Matinée, depending on your location!)

Thursday, 20 August

16:00 - 17:00 Paper presentations
Assessing Preferences for Software Development Role Using the MBTI
Daniel Varona and Luiz Fernando Capretz
On personality testing and software engineering
Clayton Lewis
17:00 - 18:00 Panel discussion:
Friendly editors
18:00 - 19:00 Conference reception - make and bring your own dish!

Friday, 21 August

16:00 - 16:45 Doctoral Consortium short talks
Validation of Stimuli for Studying Mental Representations Formed by Parallel Programmers During Parallel Program Comprehension
Leah Bidlake, Eric Aubanel and Daniel Voyer
Purpose-First Programming: Scaffolding program writing and understanding to align with purpose-oriented identities
Kathryn Cunningham
16:45 - 17:45 Panel discussion:
Between science and software engineering
17:45 - 18:30 PPIG Prizes & Close