Build Systems that Drive Business
30–31 Oct 2018: Training
31 Oct–2 Nov 2018: Tutorials & Conference
London, UK

How to build your first distributed application (for dummies)

Ria Bhatia (Microsoft)
11:2012:00 Friday, 2 November 2018
Distributed Systems
Location: Buckingham Room - Palace Suite
Secondary topics:  Systems Architecture & Infrastructure
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Prerequisite knowledge

  • Basic coding skills

What you'll learn

  • Learn how to build a distributed application


At this point, distributed systems are well-hyped technology, but many are still not exactly sure how to get started. Join Ria Bhatia to learn what “distributed application” actually means and explore the day-one gains you get as a developer or operator. Ria dives into distributed applications to figure out why they are distributed in the first place and then leads a live-coding session to build an app from scratch. You’ll discover what makes an application distributed and gain some experience with demos you can deploy on your own. You’ll leave with a good sense of the first questions to ask when designing a distributed application.

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Ria Bhatia


Ria Bhatia is a program manager for Azure on the cloud-native team compute at Microsoft. She is a maintainer of the new open source project Virtual Kubelet and works on Azure Container Instances. Ria holds a BS in computer science from Penn State. She lives in Seattle and loves anything dog related.