This past weekend I had the pleasure of attending a conference hosted by the Computing Research Association in Austin, TX. It has been an inspirational and motivating experience meeting incredibly talented graduate students from all over the country and networking with senior computing researchers and professionals from Google, UCBerkeley, Intel, Microsoft Research, Harvard, Georgia Tech, UW, IBM, and many more.
I learned invaluable lessons and found insights on navigating my PhD program. The highlight of my stay was meeting Harvard Professor James Mickens who gave me insights on my research work and told me one the funniest jokes I have ever heard. I would like to thank all the organizers, speakers, sponsors, and everyone else involved in making the conference a success.