Meetup event: http://www.meetup.com/papers-we-love-too/events/225730003/
Bryan Fink on "Fluctuations of Hi-Hat Timing and Dynamics in a Virtuoso Drum Track of a Popular Music Recording" (http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0127902)
Bryan hacks distributed systems by day, and does almost anything else by night. His interests in percussion and computers began nearly coincidentally over twenty years ago in a small town on the Great Plains. The combination has led to him having strange thoughts about time and coordination.
Henry Robinson from Cloudera will present the paper "No compromises: distributed transactions with consistency, availability, and performance" (http://sigops.org/sosp/sosp15/current/2015-Monterey/printable/227-dragojevic.pdf )
Henry is an engineer at Cloudera, where he has worked for six years on a wide variety of distributed systems. He currently works full-time on Impala, a SQL query engine for data stored in HDFS. Before Cloudera, he worked on ad-hoc networking at Cambridge University. He writes infrequently about databases and distributed systems at http://the-paper-trail.org/