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July 16–17, 2018: Training & Tutorials
July 18–19, 2018: Conference
Portland, OR
Laura Hampton

Laura Hampton
Software Engineer, Independent


Laura Hampton is a New York-based Python developer. She is working on Warehouse, the next-generation Python package repository.


2:35pm3:15pm Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Distributed computing
Location: Portland 255
Level: Intermediate
Laura Hampton (Independent)
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Distributed systems are becoming more prevalent, since they can provide lower latency and greater reliability than single machines. Laura Hampton discusses the difficulties in replicating data across multiple machines, explains how the Raft algorithm, used in Kubernetes and Docker Swarm, provides reasonable guarantees, and shares proposed solutions to the consensus problem (and why they work). Read more.