Keeping it

Jack Moffit

Imagining the Future of Realtime

We live on the unexplored frontier of the real-time web. Current applications inspire and amaze, but new ideas and products are still waiting to be discovered and built. Current tools make it easier to do what is already possible, but how will we accomplish what is today considered impossible?

How will we build a web-based MMORPG or a first person shooter? How will we handle data exchange when every part of our app is a collaborative experience? How will we deal with combinations of future real-time services that must all work together?

In this talk, I'll introduce some ideas that may be helpful for the next generations of applications.

Jack Moffitt is a hacker and entrepreneur based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He has founded several start-ups built on XMPP technology including Chesspark, a real-time, multi-user gaming platform, and Collecta, a real-time search engine for the Web. Previously he founded the Foundation, an organization that works on building and standardizing royalty-free multimedia codecs for the Internet including Vorbis and Theora. He also created the Icecast streaming media server.

He is the author of Professional XMPP Programming with JavaScript and jQuery, a book about developing real-time web applications with XMPP technologies.

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