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SWIM: The scalable membership protocol
In a distributed system we have a group of nodes that need to collaborate and send messages to each other. To achieve that they need to first answer a simple question: Who are my peers? That’s what membership protocols do. They help each node i...
Ambition vs. Competition: The Skills I Learned as an Athlete
It is widely known many of the qualities gained through playing sports are desired by employers and transferable to working life. This sentiment may ring true in particular for people who have played team sports, which naturally emphasise communic...
What to Look for When You're Looking
When I graduated from Vanderbilt in May 2013, I took a job in Finance. It was a job I had basically signed on the dotted line for two years before when I was just 20 years old and received an internship offer at that company. The summer internship...