2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

How the Internet Ruins Games and Real Time Apps

Thursday, March 17
5:00PM - 6:00PM

Austin Convention Center
Room 4abc
531 E 4th St

While the Internet is an amazing piece of technology, it wasn’t constructed for applications that run in real-time. If you’re interested in reading the news, you probably don’t mind waiting a few seconds if all the relevant information then appears. The situation doesn’t exist where a news reader absolutely needs an article in the next tenth of a second. However, when we game online, we are constantly devouring information and sending commands that need to be transported that quickly. In this session I’ll discuss some problems with the Internet’s construction and what implications those problems present for gamers, real-time applications, and for the network providers themselves.

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Peyton Maynard-Koran at SXSW

Peyton Maynard-Koran

Technical Dir

Riot Games


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Event Type
SXSW Gaming
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