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Please can I ask all my programming languages friends to share and forward this post about several ACM SIGPLAN awards and to consider making nominations before the 5 January 2018 deadline? Many thanks.

Every year SIGPLAN seeks nominations for the following awards:
* Programming Languages Achievement Award, to recognize an individual or individuals who has made a significant and lasting contribution to the field of programming languages. Previous winners include Simon Peyton Jones, Luca Cardelli and Neil Jones.
* Programming Languages Software Award, to recognize the development a software system that has had a significant impact on programming language research, implementations, and tools. Previous winners include the V8 JavaScript Engine, the Z3 Theorem Prover and the The GNU Compiler Collection (GCC).
* Distinguished Service Award, awarded on the basis of value and degree of services to the Programming Languages Community. Previous winners include Phil Wadler, Dan Grossman and Simon Peyton Jones.
* Robin Milner Young Researcher Award, to recognize outstanding contributions by young investigators in the area of programming languages. Previous winners include Derek Dreyer, Stephanie Weirich and David Walker.
* John C. Reynolds Doctoral Dissertation Award award, to the author of an outstanding doctoral dissertation in the area of Programming Languages. Previous winners include Ramana Kumar, Shachar Itzhaky and Vilhelm Sjöberg.

Please make nominations via the site https://awards.sigplan.org/ by 5 January 2018.
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Tensyr's web page went public yesterday.
http://www.tensyr.com/
Tensyr Inc.
Tensyr Inc.
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My ECOOP keynote, accepting the Dahl-Nygaard award, is online.
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Dead Program's Society
In my last post  I discussed live literate programming. I concluded the post by noting that the approach I had discussed had one glaringly obvious flaw. No one seems to have pointed out that flaw, so I was forced to point it out myself, in my Programming 17...
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The video of my keynote at Programming 17 is now available at: https://youtu.be/HW7sqMjTkI0. Pity the camera operator never zoomed in on the screen - much of the point of the presentation is lost.
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And now, for some good news: I'm honored to receive the Dahl-Nygaard prize: http://www.aito.org/Dahl-Nygaard/2017.html

+Ross Tate won as well, and truly deserves it. Most recently Ross, together with Nada Amin, showed the Java type system is unsound.
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Tough love for Smalltalkers. My keynote at Smalltalks 2016: where Smalltalk and its community could do better: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDwlEJGP3Mk
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