Expert Profile:  M.austin Thornburg

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Name:

Austin Thornburg

Title:

Senior Lead Enterprise Architect

 

Been with Akamai since:

November, 2005

 

Technology Experience:

Media 8 years. Security 4 years. Web Development 4 years.

 

Area of Technical Expertise:

Adaptive bitrate streaming (including HLS, HDS and DASH), UDP-based streaming protocols (such as Octoshape, QUIC and Astraeus). Mobile app performance acceleration. Mobile video players. Image optimization for responsive web.

 

At Akamai, what solutions do you typically work on?

  • Media Service Live

  • Media Service On Demand

  • Akamai Adaptive Media Player

    (AMP)

  • Image Converter

  • Image Manager

 

Where can you find me most often outside of work?

In the mountains. Either running up them, or skiing down them, depending on weather conditions.

 

What future technology are you most excited about?

CMAF, QUIC, VR/AR, especially for gaming.

 

Bragging Rights:

I have supported the world's largest streaming event on the internet for the last 4 years. That is, whenever

one of our customer's breaks all the audience and bandwidth records, I've been supporting that event. I've also

worked on all of our largest and most complex customers. If you think your solution can't be done, I'm the one

to help you figure it out.

 

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