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Tuesday, December 8 • 11:30am - 11:50am
Real-time Collaboration Sync Strategies - Todd Kennedy, Scripto

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The ill-fated Google Wave, and the much more successful Google Docs, are both based on the concept of real-time collaborative document editing, and they both rely on an algorithm to seamlessly merge multiple changes to a single document called Operational Transformation, or "OT." Interest in live collaboration is growing in the Node community, given the ease of creating real-time applications with the evented programming model and packages like socket.io. But a lot of the information available about syncing strategies like OT is hard to understand or fraught with complex math. This talk will explain how to use OT in real applications in straightforward language, and also discuss other systems for coordinating data changes between clients.


Todd Kennedy

Todd is the CTO of Scripto; a small start-up creating real-time collaborative television writing software. He has also worked for Condé Nast, re-platforming their Traveler network of sites onto Node, and at MTV Networks/Viacom automating video encoding and delivery. He has spoken at various NYC-area meetups, and is the maintainer of several open source projects including an HTML-to-Markdown converter and a Backbone model validation plugin.

Tuesday December 8, 2015 11:30am - 11:50am
Pavilion West