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A great first term at Tufts

By Noah | December 19, 2012

If you’re wondering why I haven’t posted since September, it’s because I’ve been working nonstop on teaching my distributed systems course at Tufts. I’ve had a terrific time, and we had a wonderful group of students. Though he’d probably be surprised to hear it, the original inspiration for this course came from Tim Bray. We were sitting together at some meeting or other probably 14 years ago and he said to me: “you know, it would be great if someone taught a distributed systems course based  on the Web.” The idea stuck with me, and when the opportunity came to teach at Tufts, I decided to give it a try.

There are always rough edges teaching a new course, but overall I’m really pleased with how it turned out. If you’re interested in what we covered, check out the Lectures Page , and especially the Principles Page, which gives a summary of the key points covered in the course.

The good news for me is that it looks like I will be back at Tufts this spring, and quite possibly in coming years as well. I’m delighted! Details to follow. Thanks to everyone who’s made me so welcome at Tufts!

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