Challenges in building Billion Users Cloud Applications

September 3-8, 2023

Villa Monastero

Varenna (LC), Italy

The summer school will teach you about the
challenges of building billion-user systems
and present approaches to address those challenges.


The class is structured as a 5-days intensive summer course. Each day, there will be a lecture in the morning followed by a discussion in the afternoon. In addition, students will participate in group exercises on design, paper critiquing, and code writing.


Each student should bring a computer; any kind (Chromebook, Mac, Windows, etc.) will do.

Registration and fellowships

Generous fellowships are provided to attend the summer school. If interested, please send an inquiry to buca2023@uniroma1.it.


Alessandro Panconesi and Claudio Di Ciccio, Sapienza University of Rome