Training sessions/Proposals/Building decentralized collaborative apps. SwellRT
- Building decentralized collaborative apps with SwellRT
- Antonio Tenorio (P2Pvalue project, Universidad Complutense de Madrid) - Senrof21
- Samer Hassan (P2Pvalue project, Berkman Center at Harvard University & Universidad Complutense de Madrid) - Samer.hc
Wikis brought the technology that enabled millions of people around the world to build wonderful things as Wikipedia. However, Wiki technologies has some interesting issues that can be targeted:
- Wikis are not as easy to modify as for instance Google Docs or Pads, which are real-time technologies and therefore users do not have to deal explicitly with difficult merge operations.
- Wikis (as well as Google Docs and Pads) are centralized technologies, and therefore has multiple issues associated to having a central point of control (e.g. privacy, empowerement, appropiation of value created).
Can SwellRT and similar technologies be used to impulse new collaborative communities?
- Can free culture communities, classically built around Wikis, benefit from real-time collaboration applications?
- The participants will obtain an overview of the potential of decentralized real-time collaborative apps and of SwellRT technology, including context, motivations, practical uses and technological concepts. Furthermore, participants with programming skills will learn how to develop a simple real-time web application using SwellRT.
- Targeted participants
- Participants interested in free and decentralized technologies for collaboration and developers who are interested in learning how to build a collaborative app with SwellRT.