Ali Mesbah defended his PhD thesis on June 16, 2009. I finally processed the photo's I took at the occasion and published them on flickr. Alexander Wolf and Alex Orso were members of the thesis committee:

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This Summer Grigore Rosu and Dorel Lucanu are organizing a Summer School on Language Frameworks:

New programming languages are continuously proposed, and existing languages are continuously updated and extended to fit new requirements and paradigms. In such a dynamic field, tool supported frameworks to help the language designers develop their languages and experiment with them are crucial. The goal of this summer school is to present its participants six state-of-the art language frameworks at a relaxed rhythm, by means of tutorials, hands-on projects, and plenty of discussions, all in a picturesque place in the Carpathian Mountains.

Guido Wachsmuth and I will be presenting Spoofax. If you're into language design, you should consider attending.

In my march through my photo archive I arrived at Code Generation 2009, which was held in Cambridge in June 2009. As usual the event sported a punting outing. I got lots of shots of German code generation celebrities. Here's a taste. More on flickr.

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sven eftinge

markus voelter

At Jan Heering's retirement party, for the occasion of which I wrote a post on example-driven research, I took a bunch of photos. I finally came around to post-processing them. Here are three samples. More on flickr. By the way Anya Bagge was much faster and more productive. She took this meta-photo of me.

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jurgen vinju

paul vitanyi

SERG at 2009 kickoff

This is the kicking off the year meeting of the Software Engineering Research Group of TU Delft in January 2009. I took lots of pictures that day and this group portrait. The group shot didn't work very well as it had strong backlight. I never processed the photos of that day, despite starting several time. Now it turns out that a black and white rendering of the shot makes it work. Sometimes you have to see things in a different light.

That period was also the start of building up a large photo processing backlog. Today, I've decided to start doing something about that. Follow my progress on flickr.