Past Meetup

Bill Berry on Hints for Computer System Design

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225 Arizona #PH/400 · Santa Monica, CA

How to find us

Penthouse, suite 400


This month, Bill Berry will present Hints for Computer System Design ( by Butler Lampson.


While technologies, methodologies and abstractions have waxed and waned over the years, Butler Lampson’s ‘Hints for Computer Systems Design’ remains relevant to the current challenges faced in software and hardware systems engineering. Drawing against the backdrop of current development practices, we will discuss how Lampson’s hints can still be used, some thirty years later, to implement functionally accurate, high-performing fault-tolerant software systems.


In a previous life Bill (@williamberryiii ( crafted scenery for Broadway, a la Pirates of Penzance, but now crafts software for the enterprise, a la Pirates of Silicon Valley. In his roles as Technical Lead and Application Architect for The Retail Equation, Bill has lead service integrations with Fortune 500 retailers, curated DevOps initiatives and always enjoys building high performance, multi-tenant distributed data APIs. As a deeply curious engineer, he enjoys pairing complex problems with simple and elegant solutions. Striving for meaningful change, Bill believes that cultural and technical progress is best made through evolution and not revolution.


Thanks again to Brainium for generously hosting and providing food and drinks!