PWL #37: Argus

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Happy (slightly-more-than) three year anniversary, PWL @ Seattle!

The Main Event

Caitie McCaffrey presents Distributed Programming in Argus (

"Argus -- a programming language and system -- was developed to support the implementation and execution of distributed programs. Distribution gives rise to some problems that do not exist in a centralized system, or that exist in a less complex form. For example, a centralized system is either running or crashed, but a distributed system may be partly running and partly crashed. The goal of Argus is to provide mechanisms that make it easier for programmers to cope with these problems."

Caitie ( McCaffrey is a Backend Brat and Distributed Systems Diva at Microsoft Research. Prior to that she was the Tech Lead for the Observability team at Twitter, and also built large scale services and systems that power the entertainment industry at 343 Industries, Microsoft Game Studios, and HBO. She has credits on several video games including Gears of War 2, Gears of War 3, Halo 4, and Halo 5. She also has a B.S. in Computer Science from Cornell University.

Who What Where?

Big ups to Thomas Street ( for hosting this month! Food and chit-chat starts at 6:30, presentations start at 7:00.

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