Client and server, 3 meters above the Cloud
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Section: Full talk (35/45 minutes)
Technical level: Intermediate
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Abstract
In an era where we can connect everything everywhere, no client is an island entire of itself: every client is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. From mainframes to IoT and the cloud above, paradigms keeps on changing: who is the client and who is the server? Who can fail and who can not? Where is data? What is the fog? The Internet is changing and so are devices: this talk aims at bringing some concepts from distributed systems (e.g., caching, discovery, circuit breakers, distributed transactions, microservices) to mobile and IoT developers, as they are not just clients: they are part of the Internet as we know it.
Speaker bio
I achieved my Bachelor and Master of Science in Computer Engineering with honors from Politecnico di Milano in February 2010 and October 2013, respectively. I enrolled in the Ph.D. in Computer Engineering at the same university, where I work at the “Novel and Emerging Computing System Technologies” Laboratory (NECST Lab). I've been a visiting Ph.D. student at University of California Berkeley (UCB), from February to July 2015. My research focuses on the development of power modeling methodologies for energy-aware computing systems, from mobile devices to multi-tenant server infrastructures.

In late 2012, I founded Lakeside Srl, an innovative start-up in which I served as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for the project Afterclaps until late 2014.

In late 2014, I co-founded Bottega52 Srl, in which I serve as infrastructure and backend engineer. With Bottega52, in March 2015 I co-founded Skrlla, a start-up based in San Francisco in which I served as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) until June 2015, when we co-founded Sofia Srl, a IoT related startup that has been financed by Telecom Italia within the TIM #WCAP acceleration program.

I love innovation, complex infrastructures and code tidiness. Ah, and asking questions, for a deep understanding of the world.