We met in Portland, Oregon on October 19–20 for our annual project meeting. We discussed our progress during the project’s first year and planned our continued collaboration.
Project members participated in the 2014 IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing (VL/HCC) conference July 28–August 1 in Melbourne, Australia.
- For the third year in a row, Brad Myers will be among the authors honored with the Most Influential Paper Award for important influences on VL/HCC research or commerce over the last 10±1 years. This year, Brad and his co-authors, Christopher Scaffidi and Mary Shaw, earn the honor for their 2005 VL/HCC paper, “Estimating the Numbers of End Users and End User Programmers.” [Press Release]
- Project member will present three papers and two showpieces.
Oregon State University’s School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science posted an article, “$3 Million Grant Aims to Advance Exploratory Programming,” featuring the research of Martin Erwig and Margaret Burnett. [PDF]
We met in Chicago on September 28–29 for the project kickoff meeting. The meeting was very productive as we learned more about each other’s research and developed a plan to integrate our research interests.
Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing Conference
Project members participated in the 2013 IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing (VL/HCC’13) conference September 15–19, 2013 in San Jose, CA, USA.
- Andrew Ko and Brad Myers won the Award for important influences on VL/HCC research or commerce over the last 10±1 years. They were honored for their 2004 VL/HCC paper, “Six Learning Barriers in End-User Programming Systems.” [Press Release]
- Martin Erwig gave a keynote address: “Explicitness in Language Design.”
- Project members presented four papers and a live demo.
The National Science Foundation has awarded researchers at Carnegie Mellon University (HCC-1314356), Oregon State University (HCC-1314384), University of Nebraska, Lincoln (HCC-1314365), and University of Washington (HCC-1314399) a $3,000,000 grant to support research on “Variations to Support Exploratory Programming.”