Register for ACM India Student Webinar on 9 June with Anuradha Laxminarayan: “7 Secrets about Programming that No Teacher/Book Ever Told You!”

June 2, 2020

The next session of the special ACM India Student Webinar series is on another interesting topic, something fundamental as well as practical. Register now for "7 Secrets about Programming that No Teacher/Book Ever Told You!", to be presented on Tuesday 9 June 2020 at 11 am IST by Anuradha Laxminarayan.

Registrations are limited, so please register early and secure your spot. Although this is a student-oriented initiative, all students, faculty and industry professionals are welcome to attend the webinar. Feel free to forward this communication to those who would be interested.

Note : You can also stream this webinar on your mobile device, including smartphone and tablet.

Abstract: We call our discipline “computing science” and may even agree that programming is its essence. But does our practice correspond to this claim? We only talk of the science around the artefacts we work with: programs, systems, machines, etc. What about the science in the way we work? We learn many archetype programs which we repeatedly replicate. What about programming? Can we do things differently? How can we do programming as a conscious activity?.

Duration : 60 minutes (including audience Q&A)

Anuradha Laxminarayan is Associate Professor of Practice at FLAME University, and is a Faculty at Persistent Computing Institute. She is Managing Partner of The Magus, a firm specialized in functional programming-based software and education. Anuradha holds a Master’s in Computer Science from University of Pune. Anuradha started her career in research on program transformations at Tata Research Development and Design Centre, and spent nearly 20 years in parallel engagement in industry and academics, in India and abroad. Areas of specialization: programming Language design and implementation, software tools, firmware, OS internals, functional programming, re-engineering tool frameworks. Areas of interest: programming pedagogy, functional programming.

Shekhar Sahasrabudhe, Chief Operating Officer of ACM India Council