J. Paul Reed on "Trade-offs Under Pressure: Heuristics and Observations of Teams Resolving Internet Service Outages" ( http://lup.lub.lu.se/luur/download?func=downloadFile&recordOId=8084520&fileOId=8084521 )
J. Paul Reed has over fifteen years experience in the trenches as a build/release engineer, working with such storied companies as VMware, Mozilla, Postbox, Symantec, and Salesforce.
In 2012, he founded Release Engineering Approaches, a consultancy incorporating a host of tools and techniques to help organizations "Simply Ship. Every time." He's worked across a number of industries, from financial services to cloud-based infrastructure to health care, with teams ranging from 2 to 2,500 on everything from tooling, operational analysis and improvement, cultural transformation, and business value optimization.
Dave Cohen on Hashgraph Consensus: Fair, Fast, Byzantine Fault Tolerance ( http://www.swirlds.com/downloads/SWIRLDS-TR-2016-01.pdf )
The hashgraph stores and updates information in accordance with a unique algorithm which allows a distributed and decentralized community to reach consensus between nodes/members in a fast (250,000 transactions per second) and secure (Strong Form Byzantine Fault Tolerant) way with mathematically proven fairness in the absolute ordering of transactions.
Dave is a software developer applying recent innovations to improve the world's financial infrastructure. A fan of blockchain, and currently working for Ripple ( https://ripple.com/ ), Dave promises this talk will *not* be a pitch to invest in any cryptocurrency.
Throughout his career, Dave has worked with the protocols and markup languages that drive the world wide web. A believer in open source software, he became well known for an open source Facebook application platform based on Drupal. In recent years, he has turned his attention to distributed ledgers, cryptography, and financial applications, and he hasn't looked back. Dave has a Sc.B. in computer science from Brown University.