Chicago Disco Tech focuses on distributed computing technologies. Our meetings feature languages, tools, software patterns, best and worst practices, and war stories. Distributed computing generally describes networked systems where components work together to provide higher level services. While we enjoy the occasional dive into the theoretical basis of distributed computing, we always maintain a practical focus on how to solve distributed problems today. If you're familiar with or curious about RabbitMQ, ZeroMQ, Riak, Erlang, or Akka, you have an idea of the types of tools and languages we like to discuss.