Meatspaces, decentralisation and miniAPIs

2013 Realtime Conf. – Jen Fong-Adwent from &yet on Vimeo.

My colleague Jen gave this quick talk at Realtime Conf on Saturday in her new hipstown, Portland. She explains her approach to programming, and how she’s building small pieces of software that interoperate together at API-level to create larger projects that interoperate together at message-level. This translates in federated blogs, chats and even some crazy WebRTC/GIF chat that I helped a little bit with and everybody loves. And all this because Yahoo! bought Tumblr!

Jen’s modular/federated philosophy has been a great source inspiration for me lately, and I was thrilled when I listened to Mitchell Baker defend a similar approach in her Summit keynote.