July 20–24, 2015
Portland, OR
Matthew Hodgson

Matthew Hodgson
Technical Co-founder, Matrix.org

Website | @ara4n

Matthew Hodgson is technical co-founder of Matrix.org: an early-stage not-for-profit open source project focused on solving the problem of fragmentation in current chat, VoIP, and IoT technologies. By defining a new lightweight pragmatic open standard for federation/interoperability, and releasing open source reference implementations, Matrix hopes to create a new ecosystem that makes open real-time-communication as universal and interoperable as email. Matthew juggles Matrix.org with running the Unified Communications line of business within Amdocs (formerly MX Telecom), where he’s been building IP telephony solutions for 12 years. He has a BA in computer science and physics from the University of Cambridge.


1:40pm–2:20pm Wednesday, 07/22/2015
Mobility E147/148
Matthew Hodgson (Matrix.org)
An open, interoperable communication ecosystem for VoIP, IM, and IoT services currently feels farther away than ever. Users are forced into closed silos like WhatsApp and Facebook by their contacts, rather than choosing their preferred app/service. This talk discusses ways to fix the problem and introduces Matrix: an open standard for decentralised communication, which may provide a new hope. Read more.