Distributed systems of today are immensely different from distributed systems just a decade ago. So how did our approaches and practices progress with time? What are the distributed algorithms at the heart of most systems we are using every day without thinking about it, and what are the challenges? How do distributed system building blocks evolve and advance while we strive for simplicity and create new layers and abstractions? What is really important for practical distributed systems of tomorrow? Join Lena Hall on an adventure into the multifaceted universe of ever-changing distributed systems.
Lena Hall is a senior software engineer and developer advocate at Microsoft working on Azure, where she focuses on large-scale distributed systems and modern architectures. Lena has more than 10 years of experience in software engineering with a focus on distributed cloud programming, real-time system design, highly scalable and performant systems, big data analysis, data science, functional programming, and machine learning. Previously, she was a senior software engineer at Microsoft Research. She’s an elected member of the F# Software Foundation’s board of trustees, co-organizes a conference called ML4ALL, and is often an invited member of program committees for conferences like Kafka Summit, Lambda World, and others. Lena holds a master’s degree in computer science.
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