Building a Better Web
June 11–12, 2018: Training
June 12–14, 2018: Tutorials & Conference
San Jose, CA
Matthew Larson

Matthew Larson
Software Developer and UX Designer, FamilySearch


Matthew Larson is a software developer and UX designer at FamilySearch, where he works on a team tasked with exploring new and interesting ways to help people discover their family history. Previously, he worked in freelance web development and graphic design and founded and ran a small studio. Matthew started his college career in computer science. Well into his program, he felt something was missing. Four years later, he graduated with a BFA in industrial design. Ironically, most of his time since then has been spent developing software.


3:35pm–4:15pm Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Secondary topics:  Hands-on, Technical
Matthew Larson (FamilySearch), Ian James (FamilySearch)
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Many popular services employ real-time data to engage users, but traditional web technologies like REST and Ajax were not designed for the real-time web. Matthew Larson and Ian James share an alternative approach to real-time data that is easier to understand and scales well using Redux and WebSockets and demonstrate these principles in action with a real-time multiplayer game. Read more.