Applicative 2016 / Speakers

Leah Hanson


Inside Websockets

This talk will focus on how WebSockets work -- the details of the protocol and why they are the way they are. Protocol design is about tradeoffs, and if you pick the wrong tradeoff, you may regret it for a very long time. We’re going to take a look at the tradeoffs that the WebSockets protocol made and talk about how you can apply the same principles to your own protocols.


Leah is a software engineer at Stripe, building tools. She previously worked at Google (making networks go fast), Jane Street (building tools), and Fog Creek (working on Kiln). She spent the Spring of 2013 at Recurse Center, where she started learning Julia and wrote the Websockets.jl package. Since then, she has spoken at several conferences, including Code Mesh, Strange Loop, Strata NYC, and YOW!.

Twitter: @astrieanna

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