Lightning Talks: New Discoveries Session 6

August 2nd, 2:00pm-3:15pm
Decentralized Web Summit 2018
Hyper Room

Wonder what's bubbling up in Tokyo or Helsinki? What the Budapest bootstrapper has been working on under the radar? The latest decentralized concept with only a white far?  Then this track is for you.  We'll turn the stage over to those with up-and-coming ideas to demo their code and DWeb concepts for you in 4 minute bursts.

John Light, Aragon, Community Lead 

Line Up:

Matilda Wysocki 

Chris Gebhardt 

James Prestwich 

Ainsley Sutherland 

Tantek Çelik 

Gordon Mohr 

Eva Beylin 

Charles Lehner 






Eva Beylin
Strategy Guru, OmiseGO

Eva is fascinated with human behavior and how it impacts economic activity and incentive systems. She supports strategy development and research at OmiseGO, to build accessible financial infrastructure based on the Ethereum blockchain, while ensuring that all necessary components exist to on-ramp diverse, global users into web3.


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Chris Gebhardt
Software Researcher, The InfoCentral Project

Chris Gebhardt is a software researcher with diverse tech background and specialization in distributed systems and databases. In the last couple years, he's been working on formalizing a comprehensive architecture for decentralized information systems and dynamic software environments to make best use of them. He is especially passionate about how decentralized technologies can make the internet more civil, collaborative, and community-oriented.


Videos from the summit:

Gordon Mohr
Advisor, Internet Archive & Zcash

Gordon is a veteran developer of internet and peer-to-peer 
systems, the originator of the 'magnet' link, and was the founding 
technical lead for open-source work at the Internet Archive that's used 
by libraries worldwide to archive the web. He'd like technology to make 
deception and distraction costly, rather than profitable.


Videos from the summit:

Charles Lehner
Software Engineer, Spruce Systems, Inc.; Secure Scuttlebutt contributor

Charles E. Lehner (~cel) works on free/libre/open-source decentralization technology.

As a software engineer at Spruce, Charles is working on DIDKit, a cross-platform decentralized identity toolkit with a core library written in Rust.

Charles participates in standardization at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) - in the Verifiable Credentials Working Group (VCWG), Decentralized Identifiers Working Group (DID WG), and Credentials Community Group (CCG). He also participates in the Decentralized Identity Foundation (DIF) and Internet Identity Workshop (IIW). Charles is a Associate Member of the Free Software Foundation, Associate Member of IEEE (Northeastern USA / Long Island section), and Individual Member of IDPro.

Charles is active on the Secure Scuttlebutt (SSB) network as a contributor and community member. He developed and maintains SSB applications such as git-ssb, ssb-npm and patchfoo.

Charles is excited to be able to help out at this DWeb Camp. He was extremely fortunate to have attended the previous DWeb Camp (2019) and Decentralized Web Summits (2016, 2018). He also attended Funding the Commons Summit (June 2022 / New York, NY).

Charles graduated from University of Rochester (Rochester, NY) with a BSc. in Computer Science, Class of 2015. In 2013 he was a hackNY fellow at ChatID (New York, NY).

Charles also participates in community theatre, at North Fork Community Theatre (Mattituck, NY) and Northeast Stage (Greenport, NY).

SSB ID: @f/6sQ6d2CMxRUhLpspgGIulDxDCwYD7DzFzPNr7u5AU=.ed25519

Personal Website

W3C Wiki User Page


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