Philip Laureano


Tech Team Lead for

Philip Laureano is a Technical Team Lead for and has been working in software development since 1999. When he is not working on making his team awesome, you can usually find him creating his own compilers and working with distributed frameworks like Akka.NET for fun. Philip is the author of the LinFu and Hiro IOC container frameworks, which make extensive use of IL “voodoo” to make cool and productive things happen for the Common Language Runtime.

He has also been a three-time speaker for NDC Oslo 2011, 2012, and 2015.

YOW! West 2017 Perth

Easy Eventual Consistency with Actor Models and AWS


I found a way to ‘cheat’ the CAP theorem, and in this session, I’ll show you how to do it. No, seriously 🙂

The CAP theorem is a very difficult problem to solve in distributed systems, but it turns out that there are a few simple rules that you can follow to get strong eventual consistency in the cloud. These rules can work in almost any programming language, and I’ll talk about what it take to make it all happen. At Domain, we used these principles to recover from catastrophic data failures in our clickstream events, and in this session, I’ll show you how we did it.

With CRDTs + Event Sourcing and its intrinsic immutability, there’s a mathematically provable way to ensure that all nodes in a distributed system (such as a data store, or an Akka.NET grid) get the same level of consistency without even talking to each other.