The task of following Bill Gates falls to James Hamilton. James is a superb database, data center, and Internet-scale services R&D leader, as well as a superb speaker. Currently Vice President and Distinguished Engineer at Amazon Web Services, he previously spent a decade with Microsoft, and before that a decade with IBM. James also maintains two extremely interesting blogs: one on all things related to technology (here), and one on all things related to cruising and living aboard (here). (Whether you’re a data center designer or a cruiser, it helps to know a lot about diesel engines – one of James’s many surprising fields of expertise.)
James’s CSE Distinguished Lecture – “Internet-Scale Storage” – will be Tuesday at 3:30 in EE 105, with a reception to follow in the Microsoft Atrium of the Paul G. Allen Center for Computer Science & Engineering. Please join us!
Talk abstract and speaker bio here.