What was the last paper within the realm of computing you read and loved? What did it inspire you to build or tinker with? Come share the ideas in an awesome academic/research paper with fellow engineers, programmers, and paper-readers. Lead a session and show off code that you wrote that implements these ideas or just give us the lowdown about the paper. Otherwise, just come, listen, and discuss in a low ego, friendly environment.
This month should be really exciting! We'll be learning about the paper "Merkle-CRDTs" presented by one of its authors, Héctor Sanjuán!
From the abstract:
"Merkle-DAG-backed CRDTs have been used to build some dis- tributed applications on top of the Interplanetary File System (IPFS). In this paper we study Merkle-DAGs as transport and persistence layer for CRDT data types, coining the term Merkle-CRDTs and providing an overview of the different concepts, properties, advantages and lim- itations involved. We show how Merkle-CRDTs have the potential to greatly simplify the design and implementation of convergent data types in systems with weak messaging layer guarantees and a poten- tially large number of replicas."
Come join us!