Please note that PLMW is a full-day event, to create a relaxed environment for the students to interact with each other and the speakers, we ask people with an interest in PLMW to not attend specific sessions but rather take part in the workshop and join for the whole day.
My research interests are in the area of programming languages, operating systems, object-oriented systems and distributed computing, and more specifically in the region where they overlap (such as language design for distributed Object-oriented computing.) My favorite system for trying out ideas is Squeak Smalltalk. I have written a few Squeak goodies that I believe are generally useful. I have been actively working on Traits with the folks from SCG in Bern; see Nathanael Schärli’s Traits page for details. I’m a co-author of two books on Smalltalk programming, Squeak by Example, and Pharo By Example.