Call for Presentations:

Persistence in Real Life (PIRL)

Final Submission Deadline
June 10, 2019

Persistent Programming In Real Life (PIRL)
San Diego, CA, USA
July 22-23, 2019

Presentation proposal deadline: June 10, 2019 (midnight, AOE)
Selected presenters notified: June 15, 2019

We are soliciting presentations for the first annual Persistent Programming in Real Life (PIRL). PIRL brings together software development leaders interested in learning about programming methodologies for persistent memories (e.g. NVDIMMs, Optane DC) and sharing their experiences with others. This is a meeting for developer project leads on the front lines of persistent programming, not sales, marketing, or non-technical management.

Tell us about what you have done (and want to do) with persistent memory, what worked, what didn’t, what was hard, what was easy, what was surprising, and what did you learn? How can others learn from your experience?

PIRL is small. We are limiting attendance this year to under 100 people, including speakers. There will be lots of time for informal discussion and networking.

If you would like to present at PIRL, fill out the form here ( For instance, a proposal might include:
-What you did or are trying to do.
-Your experience, and the lessons others can learn from it.
-We expect to see code!

We welcome talks that describe new tools, but we are not interested in sales pitches. Attendees should come away from every session with actionable information that can be utilized to use persistent memory more effectively.

We are open to many different kinds of talks. Possibilities include:
-Talks about experiences on a particular project.
-Potentially develop or write code live or provide samples during the presentation.
-Do you have a fun challenge for persistent coding? We’re accepting code challenges, and we’ll be offering two or three of them so you can show others your skills.

PIRL will be hosted by the Non-Volatile Systems Laboratory at the University of California, San Diego. It will be held at Scripps Forum on July 22nd to 23rd, 2019, with optional events starting July 21st. Pre-registration will be $400. Space is limited.

Steven Swanson (UCSD)
Jim Fister (SNIA)
Andy Rudoff (Intel)
Jishen Zhao (UCSD)
Joe Izraelevitz (UCSD)

Questions? Please contact Steven Swanson (