Oddvar Lovaas

Oddvar Lovaas
Technical Evangelist, Matrix

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Oddvar Lovaas joined Matrix.org shortly after the project was kicked off in May 2014. Matrix.org is a not-for-profit initiative focused on solving the problem of fragmentation in current VoIP, IP Messaging and IoT applications, released as a feature-complete beta in December 2014. By defining a new, lightweight, pragmatic, open standard for federation and interoperability and releasing open source reference implementations, Matrix hopes to create a new ecosystem that makes real-time-communication as universal and interoperable as email. Oddvar has 9 years of experience in the telecoms industry, both as a developer and a manager. He juggles his Matrix Evangelist role with being the Delivery Manager for blah (blah.com) – the flagship deployment of Amdocs Unified Communications solution for TIM Brasil. Oddvar has an MSc in Computer Science from the University of Oxford.


12:00pm–12:30pm Wednesday, 04/22/2015
Location: Salon 10
Oddvar Lovaas (Matrix)
Matrix is a new ecosystem for decentralised IP communications, using simple HTTP APIs to exchange data (messages, VoIP, IoT data etc) between clients and servers in an entirely decentralised manner. This talk will give an introductory overview to the rationale, architecture and APIs of the Matrix ecosystem, and show how you can add communications to your existing webapp via Matrix. Read more.