Adrian Colyer

Venture Partner at Accel Partners at Accel Partners


The Morning Paper - foundations and frontiers in computer science research
Friday 10:40 - 11:25
Distributed Systems
Computer Science
Database Systems

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Should practitioners follow computer science research? Surely there’s enough to learn and keep up to date with without bothering about things that may be several years out? For the last 2.5 years Adrian Colyer has been reading a computer science research paper every weekday, and writing a summary on his blog, ’The Morning Paper’. In this talk, he’ll make the case that following CS research can be a highly rewarding activity, mostly by letting a selection of papers themselves do the talking!

Along the way you’ll learn the two most important things to focus on when moving to microservices, a simple way to speed-up your queries by an order of magnitude, how forthcoming hardware changes will revolutionise data systems in the data centre, and some of the latest systems the web giants are working on.


Venture Partner at Accel Partners, London Author of 'The Morning Paper' ( Previously held CTO roles at SpringSource, VMware, and Pivotal.