The organizers of the recent Static Analysis Symposium — conveniently held four blocks from my office — were kind enough to invite me to give the opening talk. Now, this is a conference where the presentations have titles like “Efficient Generation of Correctness Certificates for the Abstract Domain of Polyhedra“; I know what all those words mean individually, it’s just them next to each other in that order that I don’t understand. Fortunately for me, the SAS organizers invite people in industry to give talks about the less academic, more pragmatic aspects of program analysis, which I was happy to do.
They also let me pad my presentation with funny pictures of cats, which helped a lot.
Unfortunately I don’t have a recording of the talk, but my slides are posted here if you want to check them out.