Lugano Tech Talks April 2018 Meetup

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Data: 10 Aprile 2018 / 19:00 - 21:00

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Lugano Tech Talks April 2018 Meetup


  • 7 pm: Doors open and mingling
  • 7:30pm: Talks
    • Huynh Tu Dang (USI) - CAANS: Consensus As A Network Service
    • Lorenzo Emilitri (Loway) - Apache Kafka for near real-time event processing
  • 9 pm: End of meetup. 


  • Room A-11, Red Building

The Paxos protocol is the foundation for building many fault-tolerant distributed systems and services. Given the importance of Paxos, any performance improvements to the protocol would have a significant impact on data-center infrastructure. We argue that consensus could someday be offered as a network service, with important performance benefits.

Huynh Tu Dang is a fourth-year Ph.D. student in the Faculty of Informatics at Università della Svizzera Italiana. His research focuses on fault-tolerant distributed systems and application of software-defined networking (SDN). Previously, he worked as a research assistant at Ho Chi Minh International University and INRIA, Nice-Sophia Antipolis.

Apache Kafka for near real-time event processing

Apache Kafka is a platform for real-time event stream storage and processing that promises low latency, horizontal scalability, fault-tolerance and a simple programming model. Let’s see how this works and some lessons learnt in the context of processing millions of events per day for real-time call center analytics in QueueMetrics Live.

Lorenzo Emilitri, founder of Loway, loves building software that works and reliably solves real-world problems. Recently, he worked on creating and deploying hosted services for contact centers, using Docker and Kafka to scale out and provide highly elastic and resilient services. Lorenzo has 15 years of experience in contact centers, with implementations all over the world. Loves bayesian statistics, functional programming and spicy food.

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