[cloud] first post?
shannon at scatter.com
Thu Jun 25 12:15:56 PDT 2009
It sounds like what we have here is a seminar plus a project, or possibly
two projects -- although it seems to me that Jason's interests form a subset
of whatever project might come out of this group.
Maybe the next thing to do is have a sit-down and talk through what we're
interested in. I'll be at Noisebridge tonight for a bit, if anybody wants
to drop in; otherwise we can set up another time?
On Thu, Jun 25, 2009 at 12:05 PM, Jason Dusek <jason.dusek at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2009/06/25 Ian <ian at slumbrparty.com>:
> > either i'm not subscribed to this list or its the first post.
> You seem to be subscribed.
> > ...having a research oriented (read papers and discuss)
> > seminar with plans for implementing our own system or augment
> > an existing one (freenode, tor, etc) would be of great
> > interest to me. i dont want to turn this into a weekly class
> > where people who know what they're doing present and teach
> > others.
> > [...snip...]
> My interests are very different from yours (and I think
> everyone else's) -- I'm interested in distributed transactions
> and the related areas of consistent routing, transaction
> sharding, distributed locks and unique naming.
> If we got a group together, I'd expect we'd all serve as a
> sounding board for one another's ideas; however, I don't
> expect anyone else to be interested in helping me write a
> transaction commit system. What has brought us together is a
> relatively vague recognition that we have distributed systems
> as a common point of interest; I expect we'd need a few
> meetings before subgroups of the initial group would gell into
> coherent collaborations. In short, I don't think we should
> start with any definite plans for collaboration. We should
> start with a challenging paper.
> > i am willing to (co)-run this group if it is not going to be
> > just teaching other people stuff every week.
> There will always be junior and senior members of every group.
> I find in the formal methods reading group, for example, that
> less proficient category theorists help the more senior
> practitioners stay honest -- we talk about (and disagree
> about) fundamentals that we might otherwise ignore.
> That said, I agree that structuring the group as a class would
> be less than ideal.
> Jason Dusek
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