Episode 1

Get Into Your Element


March 27th, 2024

1 hr 1 min 31 secs

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About this Episode

In this interview, Eric the IT Guy Hendricks kicks off his new show, "The IT Guy Show," by inviting Karl Abbot, a product manager at Element, to discuss the Matrix protocol, its open-source nature, and its decentralized communications platform.

The Office of the IT Guy is a show published to celebrate the people and talk about the technology that is changing our world! Our mission is to share our love for open source and build a stronger community.

Eric's Website https://itguyeric.com
YouTube Channel https://itguyeric.com/youtube
Sponsor the IT Guy https://patreon.com/itguyeric

Free Hive Agency: https://freehive.com
Element: https://element.io
Matrix: https://matrix.org

Karl Abbott (LinkedIn): https://www.linkedin.com/in/karl-abbott/
Karl on Matrix: @kabbott:matrix.org

XKCD on Standards: https://xkcd.com/927
Get Started with Element: https://itguyeric.com/beginners-guide-how-to-get-started-with-element-matrix/
Finally Time to Ditch Email: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/finally-time-ditch-e-mail-karl-abbott/
Are We Peer2Peer Yet? https://arewep2pyet.com/

00:00 Countdown
00:50 Welcome to the Office
03:24 Meet Karl Abbott
17:42 What's different about Matrix
24:44 Matrix Bridges
32:34 Element client
44:22 Location sharing, video, and more
01:00:19 Closing Thoughts

Graphics and bumpers by Free Hive Agency

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