James Halliday - p2p in the browser

Browsers have some powerful new features that completely change what we can build on the web. In this talk I will show how to build cooperative infrastructure that users provide for each other instead of depending so much on large centralized providers and what work we still have to do to fully realize the dream of the distributed web.

James Halliday has written lots of tiny node modules including dnode, browserify, optimist, and seaport. He draws silly cartoons and always has dozens of mad science experiments laying about. James built underwater robots in Alaska and then moved to Oakland and co-founded browserling.com and testling.com. He says he is on a mission to empower developers to write lots of tiny modules and tiny services instead of giant monoliths. Beep boop.