We live in a world of reliable secure networks with near-zero latency and near-infinite bandwidth. Right? Well, if you believe this you should really come to this meetup to learn about distributed systems in the real world.
6:00 - 6:30pm Introductions and dinner
We'll use this time to get to know each and have dinner provided by our gracious sponsor. Please RSVP so we can arrange the for the dinner.
Dinner is sponsored by Utah Geek Events
Utah Geek events is a 501c(3) that was formed to provide low cost and no cost technical technical training in Utah. We manage and run the Utah Code Camp, SQL Saturday and Big Mountain Data conference. We support lots of users groups in the area and continually try to find ways to build the community. This is through events we host, competitions we put on or simply letting people know about what technical events are going on in the community. To find out more about what events are going on in the community check out www.utahgeekevents.com
Distributed Systems by JT Olds
Distributed systems are hard, but not impossible. Come hear about specific challenges, ways of overcoming them, and some fun stories from the field of how these things interact. Ideally you'll learn some history, some lessons the not-hard-way, or even be inspired to work on a distributed system yourself.
About JT Olds
JT is a Space Monkey engineer by day, and a Space Monkey engineer by night. Formerly affiliated with Mozy, Instructure, Google, University of Utah, University of Minnesota.
Optional Haskell Breakout Session
Harold Carr and Levi Pearson lead this this group which is initially focused on teaching Haskell to anyone who is interested. See the mailing list post and course wiki for more information.