Egison at the 21st Workshop on Programming and Programming Languages
From March 6th to 8th, The Japan Society for Software Science and Technology (JSSST) organized the 21st Workshop on Programming and Programming Languages, PPL 2019. Satoshi Egi, one of our Tokyo based researchers and creator of the Egison programming language, attended to hold a lecture based on his paper he published at the end of last year, Non-linear Pattern Matching with Backtracking for Non-free Data Types.
The event gathers various research groups and researchers from around Japan, and is a very valuable venue for sharing and gaining information. Offering the lecture to the over 150 visitors was a great opportunity for us in many ways. Many of the more experienced researchers already know about the Egison programming language, but this was a chance to present the pattern matching aspect of it in more detail, as well as talk about how it has been received internationally. In addition to this, many university students attended, giving us the chance to introduce the language and what we do to a new generation of future researchers.
A lot of the questions at the end also revolved around Satoshi's experience and what life is like for researchers at Rakuten Institute of Technology, which is very exciting to see. Hopefully we get to see these students more in the near future, and perhaps some of them will even join us.
For more information on the event and the organization behind it, in Japanese, see the links below.