On Thursday, 10 October 2023, KASTEL Security Research Labs welcomed Martin Kleppmann as speaker of the KASTEL Distinguished Lecture Series in Cyber Security.
Martin Kleppmann is a research fellow at the Chair of Systems Research at Technical University Munich. He studied computer science at the University of Cambridge, founded two internet startups and completed his Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge. He is also the bestselling author of the book “Designing Data-Intensive Applications.”
During his visit, Martin Kleppmann plead for a local-first response to today’s obsession with cloud offers. In his insightful and eloquent talk “Byzantine Fault Tolerance for Peer-to-Peer Collaboration Software,” he presented current problems in and possible solutions for local-first collaboration software. His talk attracted considerable interest from the audience, manifesting in lengthy, in-depth discussions with participants after the event.
Starting 1 January 2024, Martin Kleppmann will take up a professorship at the University of Cambridge.