Welcome and welcome back, and happy new year! We have a bunch of
exciting events planned for this term; here they are, so mark your
calendar pages, and finish those assignments to make sure you can come
~Alex Tsay, "High Availibility Distributed File Systems": Wednesday,
January 21, 18:00, MC 2017. The CAP Theorem outlined the fundamental
limitations of a distributed system. When designing a distributed
system, one has to constantly be aware of the trade-off between
consistency and availability. Most distributed systems are designed
with consistency in mind. However, AeroFS has decided to build a
high-availability file system instead. In this tech talk, I'll be
presenting an overview of AeroFS file system, advantages and
challenges of a high-availability file system, and examine the inner
workings of AeroFS's core syncing algorithm.
~(WiCS) Leigh Honeywell, "Trust Your Gut: Adventures in the Worst
Parts of the Tech Industry": Friday, January 23, 17:30, DC1302. Leigh
Honeywell is a Security Engineer at Heroku, a Salesforce.com
Prior to Heroku, she worked at Microsoft, MessageLabs/Symantec, and
Bell Canada. Last year was Leigh's tenth year working in tech. From
startups to the biggest tech companies in the world, she will share
with her lessons learned about careers, sexism, secure software
development, management, burnout and ambition.
~Office Training, Wednesday, January 28, TBD in MC 3036/3037. If
you're around the office often, or just want to get a little more
involved, come out and do office staff training! It'll help us keep
the office open as much as possible, and you get a say in the awesome
music that we hear in the office.
Other than events, there are other interesting things going on this term!
If you're interested in helping out with the CSC's infrastructure,
looking for some great war stories to impress your friends, or
interested in dev-ops, then get in touch with exec@, or syscom@. We're
looking for volunteers to help out with the care and maintenance of
our infrastructure, whether you have no experience, or you run a
server farm out of your garage.
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