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Owen Barnes, Creator of SocketStream

 Owen  Barnes

Owen Barnes has been building web apps since the mid nineties and sees 'Realtime' as the third major phase of the web (Static -> Dynamic -> Realtime). After spending several years building Ruby on Rails apps for the world's largest online advertising company (Advertising.com / AOL), Owen now focusses exclusively on creating rich, immersive experiences using Node.js and the SocketStream web framework he created. In addition to the realtime web, he is passionate about other emerging technologies (such as 3D printing & proximity mobile), harnessing the power of the mind, and making music.

Presentation: "SocketStream - a new framework for a new web"

Time: Wednesday 13:30 - 14:20

Location: Bayview


SocketStream is a new Node.js framework which tears up the old rules of the past and ask the question: "What immersive, new experiences can we create if we send all the data your application needs over the Websocket?".  We'll look at some of the challenges to this approach, and how SocketStream helps by organizing large amounts of client code, integrating with popular third-party client-side frameworks (Angular, Ember, Backbone, etc), and multiplexing disparate streams of data over the websocket.