Last semester, I decided to enroll in the brand spanking new Georgia Tech’s Distributed Computing course offered for the first time (as part of OMSCS) this past Spring 2021. What a ride! Learned a ton, including Lamport’s Logical Clocks, the FLP theorem, and the notorious PAXOS for consensus. Hats off to Professor Ada and the wonderful teacher assistants for delivering a rigorous and rewarding course. The lectures were top notch and the distributed systems labs (originally created at University of Washington by Ellis Michael) were challenging to say the least.
Only 2 more semesters until graduating from Georgia Tech with my M.S. in Computer Science!