$ Updates and How I learned to stop worrying and love the Futex abstraction
So, it’s been a while. Here’s some of the stuff that’s been going on lately:
My team won a prize from Firebase at MHacks for our project, Jot. Jot is a platform to crowd-source authoring of novels, which lets you vote on which author’s content best fits the book at any given time. It’s a pretty cool hack, and I hope to finish it with my team some day. The application is listed here.
At Boilermake this past weekend, my team and I won the prize from Paypal/Venmo/Braintree for best use of their API. We created a Pebble application called Paybble(get it? Pay[Pal]+[Pe]bble) that lets you send money directly to contacts from your phone’s contact list. It requires a companion application for iOS, too. After that, it sends you and whomever you just paid, notifiying you of the transaction! Read more at the application’s ChallengePost page!
As part of research, we’ve been trying to add Futex primitives to MicroVM within userspace and this has proved to be a challenge. To share papers and other such information, my co-worker has created a document “How I learned to stop worrying and love the Futex abstraction” in a blatant parody of Stanley Kubrick’s master film. Hopefully this problem gets solved soon!
Thanks for reading!