Grill the OpenMP CEO/ARB/Language Committee members and Plan the next OpenMPCon

OpenMPCon  this month aims to bring a stellar lineup of the latest industry gurus, users and developers together with the language designers. As such we have 3 keynotes along with two full day tutorial and a day and a half of talks. You cans see the first keynote, tutorial and the first of three talks here. We also posted the second of three keynotes by Professor William Tang of Princeton University as well as the second series, third series , and fourth series of talks. The third keynote is also here and we will now describe evening sessions on Grill the Committee and Plan the next OpenMPCon.

So What would you like to know about how the OpenMP Specification happens (especially on OpenMP 4.1 that is scheduled to be released in a month at SC 15) or the membership/organizational changes to the OpenMP ARB, or may be you just like to grill the current or past CEOs?

On Tuesday evening, before the dinner and right after the Tuesday talks will be The Grill the Committee session will offer that chance as the the panel is made up of members of the C++ Standards Committee and the audience asks the questions. Current members anticipate to be there are:

CEOs past and present:

  • Michael Wong
  • Larry Meadows
  • Tim Mattson

ARB and Language members present:

  • Eric Stotzer
  • James Beyer
  • Xinmin Tian
  • Alice Koniges
  • Oscar Hernandez
  • Mark Bull
  • Michael Klemm
  • Yun He

and many others. You ask the questions, and give feedback about OpenMP.

On Wednesday evening, at the end of all the talks and if you still want to stick around (which means you are really interested), or is waiting for the IWOMP to start the next day, we will hold a Planning the next OpenMPCon panel. The next OpenMPCon is tentatively be in Kyoto, Japan sometimes in Oct 2016. We would like to know from you what we did well and what needs improving, but best of all we would want your volunteer help in organizing the next OpenMPCon.

Please consider attending by signing up here. In the mean time, we are looking for student and volunteers to help with the conference. Please connect with OpenMPCon if you wish to help.

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