PhD dissertation milestone

I just sent the members of my PhD dissertation committee their copy of my dissertation. Yay!

Writing a PhD dissertation has been a completely new experience, and a challenging one for sure. Writing for weeks on end is hard. However, mailing your PhD dissertation to the members of your PhD dissertation committee is fun, and warrants a blog post.

The title of my PhD dissertation will be Profiling techniques for Java performance analysis and optimization. I'm fortunate to have two of the world's best Java people on my PhD dissertation committee — James Gosling (the inventor of Java and Vice President at Sun Microsystems) and Michael Hind (Senior Manager of the Programming Technologies Department at IBM Research) — so I'm looking forward to what they have to say about it.

Next up is my PhD defense. That and getting Drupal 6 out, of course.