Today marked the 15th annual UW CSE Symposium on Potentially Computer Science (PoCSci ’15) “The Premier Sham Conference for Potentially Computer Science Research.”
PoCSci is the conference that in 2002 – its second year – revolutionized the field of Potentially Computer Science research through Doug Zongker’s work “Chicken Chicken Chicken: Chicken Chicken” (YouTube video of Zongker’s presentation at AAAS 2007 here). Fittingly, Zongker was honored this year with the PoCSci “Test of Time” award.
The keynote was delivered by Jeremy Stribling, the creator of the SciGen random paper generator. While SciGen has been featured in venues ranging from Nature to Reddit, Jeremy was, by his own admission, a mere shadow of last year’s PoCSci keynote speaker, Dr. James Mickens, recipient of the 2040 ACM A.M. Turing Award.