This talk will provide an overview of current research into the energy-intensiveness of a more decentralized web. Peer-to-peer web apps are growing in number and availability, driven by consumers’ increasing skepticism of centralized corporate control of Internet technology. While the idea of fewer centralized server farms sounds less energy intensive, is it really? What are strategies P2P app creators can employ to keep energy use to a minimum?
Jordyn Bonds has been making the Internet – as a front-end developer, UX designer, product manager, and everything in between – for 20 years, and remains optimistic about its potential to solve human problems. Jordyn’s current role is Co-Founder and Product Lead for an end-to-end encrypted, peer-to-peer data diary app called TallyLab.