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rqlite: Replicating SQLite using Distributed Consensus
Philip O'Toole, the author of rqlite, will be speaking on its construction. rqlite is a lightweight, distributed relational database built on SQLite, and is written in Go. Philip will explain why he built rqlite, its design and implementation, and discuss the choice of Go. During the talk he'll also describe important distributed computing concepts, and where he sees the database going next. rqlite can be found at Philip O’Toole is an Engineering Manager at Google Pittsburgh. A recent transplant from the Bay Area, he has held various software development and engineering management roles, most recently leading teams building large-scale distributed systems. In particular he was previously Director of Engineering, and part of the core development team, at InfluxDB, an open-source time-series database written in Go. You can find him online at and This event will be cohosted with the Pitt Computer Science Club. The Pitt Computer Science Club meets weekly, usually on Mondays, and hosts a myriad of speakers from the local community.

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