From 2002 until now I have been involved in revising the OOPSLA conferences. In 2002 I introduced Onward!, which is a track or subconference for new ideas and new thinking. Sort of an antidote to the salami-slice approach to computer-science research (normal science in Kuhn's terminology). In 2005 I added Essays which is the other end—deep reflection from a personal vantage point of technical topics or philosophical issues in computing / software. In 2005 I was program chair and in 2007 I was general chair. In 2005, 2006, and 2007 I put together unofficial guides to OOPSLA. Here are some links: