A two day lecture & discussion class for engineers who need an overview of distributed systems concepts and techniques, from papers to production. We cover the basics of nodes and networks, common network protocols, clocks, availability, consistency, and a spectrum of distributed algorithms, followed by a discussion of latency scales, engineering patterns, and running services in production.
This class should be helpful for software engineers, operations engineers, and architects with beginning to intermediate knowledge of distributed systems.
Day 1: Theory
- What are distributed systems
- Nodes and networks
- Algorithms: from gossip to consensus
- Characteristic latencies
Day 2: Praxis
- Common distributed systems
- A pattern language
- Production concerns
For questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.