A few days ago I registered for PLDI 2010, just in time for early registration, and booked my flights from Houston to Toronto and back. I’m looking forward to being back in Canada and seeing my third Canadian city. I’ll most likely be staying at the conference hotel.
I will be there for the day of tutorials and the main PLDI conference. I plan on attending the Semantics of shared variables and synchronization (a.k.a. memory models)  tutorial by Sarita Adve and Hans Boehm, followed by the Parallelizing Irregular Applications through the Exploitation of Amorphous Data-Parallelism  tutorial by Keshav Pingali, Milind Kulkarni and Martin Burtscher.
Our Mint  talk, Mint: Java Multi-stage Programming Using Weak Separability , is on Wednesday at 1:30 PM.
I’ve started to like air travel again. All my flights this past year have been very pleasant.