This is the first meetup of Papers we Love Utrecht. We will discuss the Paxos Made Simple (http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/people/lamport/pubs/paxos-simple.pdf) paper. For extra context you can also refer to Paxos Made Live (http://www.cs.utexas.edu/users/lorenzo/corsi/cs380d/papers/paper2-1.pdf) and The Part-Time Parliament (http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/people/lamport/pubs/lamport-paxos.pdf), but it is not strictly necessary.
19:00 - Welcome
19:15 - Laurens Duijvesteijn will present the paper
20:00 - Discussion + social
This meetup is the first in a series about distributed systems. Possible future topics are:
* Spanner: Google's Globally-Distributed Database
* Dynamo: Amazon’s Highly Available Key-value Store (http://www.allthingsdistributed.com/files/amazon-dynamo-sosp2007.pdf)
* The Raft consensus algorithm (http://ramcloud.stanford.edu/raft.pdf)
Feel free to contact us if you have any suggestions about interesting topics.
Note: This meetup could still use a a sponsor for drinks, so if you know someone who could provide any or both don't hesitate to contact us.
Finding the place
We are hosted at the Marinus Ruppertgebouw on De Uithof. It's easily reachable by car or public transport. For public transport, bus 12, 28 and 128 run regularly. Get off at "Heidelberglaan" and cross the street. It's the building behind the green flat.
If you're by car, follow the "De Uithof" signs if you're on Utrecht's ring road.
The room is located on the first floor of the Marinus Ruppertgebouw. We will try to get some signs up to guide you there. Also, a map of the building can be found here: http://www.cdbeta.uu.nl/panama/Plattegrond_Educatorium_en_Ruppert.pdf
There are many (paid, but not that expensive) parking spots around the campus. Behind the Marinus Ruppertgebouw, there are some free parking spots but they are usually occupied. It's worth a shot though