Put open source to work
July 16–17, 2018: Training & Tutorials
July 18–19, 2018: Conference
Portland, OR
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.


9:00am12:30pm Monday, July 16, 2018
Live coding
Location: C123/124
Level: Intermediate
Ian James (FamilySearch), Matthew Larson (FamilySearch)
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Many popular services like Uber and Google Docs employ real-time data to engage users, but traditional web technologies like REST and Ajax were not designed for the real-time web. Ian James and Matthew Larson share an alternative approach to real-time data using Redux and WebSockets that is straightforward and scalable. And just to spice things up, you'll learn it by building a multiplayer game. Read more.