Chris Allen

A professional software architect and engineer for over 15 years, Chris led the team that reverse engineered RTMP, Adobe Flash’s video streaming protocol launching the open source server Red5. A couple of years later he started Infrared5 in 2007 with his wife, Rebecca, and technical co-founder, Dominick, to respond to the demand for custom software built on Red5. In the last few years, the company has launched a proprietary version, Red5 Pro that enables live realtime streaming capabilities at huge scale. Chris co-authored the book "The Essential Guide to Open Source Flash", and is a leader in the open source community. He regularly presents at startup, and technology and interactive conferences worldwide.