Projects & Lightning Talks

Here's a sample of the Proposals we've received for Projects and Lightning talks.  Please add yours by filling out the forms here.

Projects & Lightning Talks

#FutureisNEAR: Crypto-Prototyping Series
Come enable new social realities through Blockchain with the NEAR team!
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Jess Watson Miller
Community, NEAR

Jess has led blockchain projects at Stream and THORChain since 2017. She ran a national Effective Altruism conference and has a Masters of Economics from the University of Sydney.

Peter DePaulo
Developer Relations, NEAR

Peter is a product-focused engineer with over 7 years of experience in tech who has shipped code to millions of users with pharmaceutical oncology clients such as Pfizer, Merck, and Roche.

Vlad Grichina
Engineer, NEAR

Vlad started his career as a professional TopCoder competitor and worked on mobile apps since 2009. He founded a 15 person mobile dev company and worked 3 years at Google on the Play Store.

TopCoder Open Finalist (2006)

Jess Watson Miller
Community, NEAR

Jess has led blockchain projects at Stream and THORChain since 2017. She ran a national Effective Altruism conference and has a Masters of Economics from the University of Sydney.

Peter DePaulo
Developer Relations, NEAR

Peter is a product-focused engineer with over 7 years of experience in tech who has shipped code to millions of users with pharmaceutical oncology clients such as Pfizer, Merck, and Roche.

Vlad Grichina
Engineer, NEAR

Vlad started his career as a professional TopCoder competitor and worked on mobile apps since 2009. He founded a 15 person mobile dev company and worked 3 years at Google on the Play Store.

TopCoder Open Finalist (2006)

A Website Built by Many: Launching DWeb Global Together
Designers, coders and writers: help us create a new landing page for the global DWeb brand. It will be a central place to find DWeb groups around the world.
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Iryna Nezhynska
Designer, Jolocom

Iryna Nezhynska is a designer specialising in design languages for digital products and visual communication for tech startups.

Previously a senior visual designer at Deloitte Digital and design team lead at Norwegian software agency Chimera Prime, she has recently moved to Berlin to join blockchain startup Jolocom.

Always being a “person from branding” she has been working in several industries - traditional advertising for local banks and industrial companies, digital publishing for international consumer and retail brands, software development for German fintech companies, brand experience design for insurance and financial corporations and, finally, back to software development - this time for decentralized web.

Iryna Nezhynska
Designer, Jolocom

Iryna Nezhynska is a designer specialising in design languages for digital products and visual communication for tech startups.

Previously a senior visual designer at Deloitte Digital and design team lead at Norwegian software agency Chimera Prime, she has recently moved to Berlin to join blockchain startup Jolocom.

Always being a “person from branding” she has been working in several industries - traditional advertising for local banks and industrial companies, digital publishing for international consumer and retail brands, software development for German fintech companies, brand experience design for insurance and financial corporations and, finally, back to software development - this time for decentralized web.

Aboriginal, First Nations and Indigenous DWeb Camp Connection & Beyond
Lay the foundations for a distributed web of connection upon which we can slowly build trust and solidarity once we return to our communities
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Laniyuk .
Poetic Computation, blockades.org

Laniyuk is an award winning queer Aboriginal poet born of a French mother and a Larrakia, Kungarrakan and Gurindji father. Her poetry and short memoir reflects the intersectionality of her cross cultural and queer identity. She contributed to the book Colouring the Rainbow: Blak Queer and Trans Perspectives. She is currently exploring the intersection of her poetry, decolonial theory and P2P technologies (poetic computation ala Taeyoon Choi) co-running workshops for queer people of color in Melbourne exploring accessibility and safety of P2P technologies. She has also run decolonial lectures and workshops for universities and in Aotearoa New Zealand at the first Scuttlebutt gathering.

 

Laniyuk .
Poetic Computation, blockades.org

Laniyuk is an award winning queer Aboriginal poet born of a French mother and a Larrakia, Kungarrakan and Gurindji father. Her poetry and short memoir reflects the intersectionality of her cross cultural and queer identity. She contributed to the book Colouring the Rainbow: Blak Queer and Trans Perspectives. She is currently exploring the intersection of her poetry, decolonial theory and P2P technologies (poetic computation ala Taeyoon Choi) co-running workshops for queer people of color in Melbourne exploring accessibility and safety of P2P technologies. She has also run decolonial lectures and workshops for universities and in Aotearoa New Zealand at the first Scuttlebutt gathering.

 

Big Data Swap Meet
Swap data and share some fun findings with peers
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Brewster Kahle
Founder, Internet Archive

A passionate advocate for public Internet access and a successful entrepreneur, Brewster Kahle has spent his career intent on a singular focus: providing Universal Access to All Knowledge. He is the founder and Digital Librarian of the Internet Archive, one of the largest libraries in the world. Soon after graduating from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he studied artificial intelligence, Kahle helped found the company Thinking Machines, a parallel supercomputer maker. In 1989, Kahle created the Internet's first publishing system called Wide Area Information Server (WAIS), later selling the company to AOL. In 1996, Kahle co-founded Alexa Internet, which helps catalog the Web, selling it to Amazon.com in 1999. The Internet Archive, which he founded in 1996, now preserves 38 petabytes of data - the books, Web pages, music, television, and software that form our cultural heritage, working with more than 1000 library and university partners to create a digital library, accessible to all.

He first called builders to "Lock the Web Open" using decentralized technologies in 2015, and continues to write about, experiment, cajole, and cheer on those creating decentralized systems we can trust.

 

Videos from the summit:

Brewster Kahle
Founder, Internet Archive

A passionate advocate for public Internet access and a successful entrepreneur, Brewster Kahle has spent his career intent on a singular focus: providing Universal Access to All Knowledge. He is the founder and Digital Librarian of the Internet Archive, one of the largest libraries in the world. Soon after graduating from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he studied artificial intelligence, Kahle helped found the company Thinking Machines, a parallel supercomputer maker. In 1989, Kahle created the Internet's first publishing system called Wide Area Information Server (WAIS), later selling the company to AOL. In 1996, Kahle co-founded Alexa Internet, which helps catalog the Web, selling it to Amazon.com in 1999. The Internet Archive, which he founded in 1996, now preserves 38 petabytes of data - the books, Web pages, music, television, and software that form our cultural heritage, working with more than 1000 library and university partners to create a digital library, accessible to all.

He first called builders to "Lock the Web Open" using decentralized technologies in 2015, and continues to write about, experiment, cajole, and cheer on those creating decentralized systems we can trust.

 

Videos from the summit:

Build a Blockchain
Be a part of a community building blockchains from newspapers!
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Jay Carpenter
Founder, Desert Blockchain LLC

Decentralized realms of naming, numbering, addressing and identity are my areas of expertise and interest.

Jay Carpenter
Founder, Desert Blockchain LLC

Decentralized realms of naming, numbering, addressing and identity are my areas of expertise and interest.

Build a Linked Data ImageGraph
A way to remember the fond memories made at DWeb Camp
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Margaret Warren
Artist, Technologist, Founder, Image Snippets

Margaret Warren is an artist and technologist. She is the creator of the ImageSnippets, a system for describing images using linked data, semantic web and knowledge representation techniques. 

As an artist, Margaret creates works in 2D and 3D and installation pieces in multiple styles and mediums and has been actively involved in the arts since she was a child. She has been associated with numerous galleries in Northwest Florida and was a studio artist at First City Art Center in Pensacola, Florida for over 3 years and a program director and on the board of the Arts & Design Society in Fort Walton Beach for over 4 years. Her work has been shown and sold internationally and commissioned by clients. 

She is also a co-founding member of a collaborative art group called the Southeastern Art Players (SAP) that has been in existence for almost 10 years. Over the years, SAP has had many art ‘camps’, art parties and given many workshops and demonstrations of collaborative art ‘playing’. The work created by SAP is very different from any of the work that is created independently by any one member of the group and this has been one of the most rewarding realizations of the SAP experience. The SAP work has won awards, been purchased into the prestigious Cinco Banderas collection in Pensacola, Florida, used for an academic book cover and sold into collections all over the world.

Margaret Warren
Artist, Technologist, Founder, Image Snippets

Margaret Warren is an artist and technologist. She is the creator of the ImageSnippets, a system for describing images using linked data, semantic web and knowledge representation techniques. 

As an artist, Margaret creates works in 2D and 3D and installation pieces in multiple styles and mediums and has been actively involved in the arts since she was a child. She has been associated with numerous galleries in Northwest Florida and was a studio artist at First City Art Center in Pensacola, Florida for over 3 years and a program director and on the board of the Arts & Design Society in Fort Walton Beach for over 4 years. Her work has been shown and sold internationally and commissioned by clients. 

She is also a co-founding member of a collaborative art group called the Southeastern Art Players (SAP) that has been in existence for almost 10 years. Over the years, SAP has had many art ‘camps’, art parties and given many workshops and demonstrations of collaborative art ‘playing’. The work created by SAP is very different from any of the work that is created independently by any one member of the group and this has been one of the most rewarding realizations of the SAP experience. The SAP work has won awards, been purchased into the prestigious Cinco Banderas collection in Pensacola, Florida, used for an academic book cover and sold into collections all over the world.

Building Bridges: Connecting Tech Stacks for Humane UX
Build relationships that continue to grow past DWeb Camp, and identify ways to continue working together
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Paul d'Aoust
Developer Mentor, Holo

Ever since he was little, Paul has loved investigating the connections between seemingly unrelated topics. These days, he's especially interested in learning about the ways that technology can help or hinder our journey toward a regenerative future. He currently works with Holo as a developer mentor, helping app creators understand and build with the Holochain distributed framework.

Paul d'Aoust
Developer Mentor, Holo

Ever since he was little, Paul has loved investigating the connections between seemingly unrelated topics. These days, he's especially interested in learning about the ways that technology can help or hinder our journey toward a regenerative future. He currently works with Holo as a developer mentor, helping app creators understand and build with the Holochain distributed framework.

BYOB: Build Your Own Browser
We build browsers that truly are agents *for us*, represent our values, and include the technologies that enable web experiences that put users in control
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Dietrich Ayala
Ecosystem Growth Engineer, Protocol Labs

Dietrich Ayala is working on safeguarding the internet at Protocol Labs by turning browsers into true user agents, with technologies like IPFS.

Dietrich's first computer job was as webmaster at indie music label Sub Pop Records, doing anything and everything digital. He has since worked at small startups and also household names like McAfee and Yahoo. He spent 13 years working for internet freedom at Mozilla, the non-profit makers of Firefox. Before computerizing, he was a barista and chef.

Dietrich lives in San Francisco California at the moment, and spends a year in Asia every so often because that's where the internet is growing the most and where all of our devices come from. And the noodle soup is good.

 

Dietrich Ayala
Ecosystem Growth Engineer, Protocol Labs

Dietrich Ayala is working on safeguarding the internet at Protocol Labs by turning browsers into true user agents, with technologies like IPFS.

Dietrich's first computer job was as webmaster at indie music label Sub Pop Records, doing anything and everything digital. He has since worked at small startups and also household names like McAfee and Yahoo. He spent 13 years working for internet freedom at Mozilla, the non-profit makers of Firefox. Before computerizing, he was a barista and chef.

Dietrich lives in San Francisco California at the moment, and spends a year in Asia every so often because that's where the internet is growing the most and where all of our devices come from. And the noodle soup is good.

 

CBD Topical Balm Workshop
Gain an understanding of the cannibinoid (no THC in this process) extraction process
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David Anderson
Designer, hausdog

David Anderson started the hausdog brand to empower sustainable animal rescue. The current model of soliciting donations to support not-for-profit organizations creates an ecosystem where rescues pay too much for goods/services, and are forced to use resources for fundraising that should be used to rescue more animals. The goal of hausdog is to provide an alternative framework to the current model and not to be unnecessarily critical. The dog gear made by hausdog is designed to fit better than what is normally found at pet stores. Anyone who has seen a beloved dog slip a harness and get into trouble can understand why this is not a trivial concern. The merchandise line has since expanded to include calming pet treats and topical balms for people that both contain domestically-grown hemp, with no THC.

All of this might seem disjunctive, but the goal is simple. Design products that are of higher quality than average, and then vertically integrate their production in a way that reduces the costs of rescue, while at the same time generating an income stream to fund rescue activities. Rescue organizations should not need to resort to supplication on social media in order to raise boarding fees. If this model is successful it will allow rescue organizations to buy permanent facilities, and allow staff to focus on rescue-related activities.

In order to bring greater awareness to the constraints faced by rescue organizations, David will give a workshop to demonstrate his technique for making natural topical products. Participants will learn how to combine different ingredients to maximize potency and shelf life of the finished product. Many common topical products contain petroleum byproducts that include parabens - find out what natural ingredients are good subsitutes and how to blend them. The workshop will also include a presentation on producing a CBD pet treat with a standardized dose of CBD. David will share his personal experience using CBD in his rescue work, what an 'owner-surrender' is, and explain why CBD could help reduce it. Samples will be provided to all participants.

David has a MS Finance degree from Illinois Institute of Technology. He is on hiatus from the Economics PhD program at Claremont Graduate University, where his interest was on measuring decision-making through social neuroscience research. He is extremely disappointed with the cultural obsession over food-delivery apps.

David Anderson
Designer, hausdog

David Anderson started the hausdog brand to empower sustainable animal rescue. The current model of soliciting donations to support not-for-profit organizations creates an ecosystem where rescues pay too much for goods/services, and are forced to use resources for fundraising that should be used to rescue more animals. The goal of hausdog is to provide an alternative framework to the current model and not to be unnecessarily critical. The dog gear made by hausdog is designed to fit better than what is normally found at pet stores. Anyone who has seen a beloved dog slip a harness and get into trouble can understand why this is not a trivial concern. The merchandise line has since expanded to include calming pet treats and topical balms for people that both contain domestically-grown hemp, with no THC.

All of this might seem disjunctive, but the goal is simple. Design products that are of higher quality than average, and then vertically integrate their production in a way that reduces the costs of rescue, while at the same time generating an income stream to fund rescue activities. Rescue organizations should not need to resort to supplication on social media in order to raise boarding fees. If this model is successful it will allow rescue organizations to buy permanent facilities, and allow staff to focus on rescue-related activities.

In order to bring greater awareness to the constraints faced by rescue organizations, David will give a workshop to demonstrate his technique for making natural topical products. Participants will learn how to combine different ingredients to maximize potency and shelf life of the finished product. Many common topical products contain petroleum byproducts that include parabens - find out what natural ingredients are good subsitutes and how to blend them. The workshop will also include a presentation on producing a CBD pet treat with a standardized dose of CBD. David will share his personal experience using CBD in his rescue work, what an 'owner-surrender' is, and explain why CBD could help reduce it. Samples will be provided to all participants.

David has a MS Finance degree from Illinois Institute of Technology. He is on hiatus from the Economics PhD program at Claremont Graduate University, where his interest was on measuring decision-making through social neuroscience research. He is extremely disappointed with the cultural obsession over food-delivery apps.

Chambers of AWE
Using sound to create transformative experiences.
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Laura Inserra
Artist, Chambers of A.W.E.

Laura Inserra is a multi-instrumentalist,sound therapist, composer, teacher, and event producer. With an innate gift for music, Laura is both a self-taught and classically trained musician, which allowed her to develop her unique 'structured improvisation' technique. She authors and performs music for theater, dance performances, exhibitions, and soundtracks for movies.

In these last years she has focused her work around the transformative and healing power of sound and music. As a result of decades of studies and practices of music and different wisdom lineages, she has developed a practice called Resonant Healing. 

Laura Inserra
Artist, Chambers of A.W.E.

Laura Inserra is a multi-instrumentalist,sound therapist, composer, teacher, and event producer. With an innate gift for music, Laura is both a self-taught and classically trained musician, which allowed her to develop her unique 'structured improvisation' technique. She authors and performs music for theater, dance performances, exhibitions, and soundtracks for movies.

In these last years she has focused her work around the transformative and healing power of sound and music. As a result of decades of studies and practices of music and different wisdom lineages, she has developed a practice called Resonant Healing. 

Collaboration Art Creation
An engaging process analogous to decentralization in which participants collaboratively create several large abstract expressionist paintings throughout the camp.
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Margaret Warren
Artist, Technologist, Founder, Image Snippets

Margaret Warren is an artist and technologist. She is the creator of the ImageSnippets, a system for describing images using linked data, semantic web and knowledge representation techniques. 

As an artist, Margaret creates works in 2D and 3D and installation pieces in multiple styles and mediums and has been actively involved in the arts since she was a child. She has been associated with numerous galleries in Northwest Florida and was a studio artist at First City Art Center in Pensacola, Florida for over 3 years and a program director and on the board of the Arts & Design Society in Fort Walton Beach for over 4 years. Her work has been shown and sold internationally and commissioned by clients. 

She is also a co-founding member of a collaborative art group called the Southeastern Art Players (SAP) that has been in existence for almost 10 years. Over the years, SAP has had many art ‘camps’, art parties and given many workshops and demonstrations of collaborative art ‘playing’. The work created by SAP is very different from any of the work that is created independently by any one member of the group and this has been one of the most rewarding realizations of the SAP experience. The SAP work has won awards, been purchased into the prestigious Cinco Banderas collection in Pensacola, Florida, used for an academic book cover and sold into collections all over the world.

Margaret Warren
Artist, Technologist, Founder, Image Snippets

Margaret Warren is an artist and technologist. She is the creator of the ImageSnippets, a system for describing images using linked data, semantic web and knowledge representation techniques. 

As an artist, Margaret creates works in 2D and 3D and installation pieces in multiple styles and mediums and has been actively involved in the arts since she was a child. She has been associated with numerous galleries in Northwest Florida and was a studio artist at First City Art Center in Pensacola, Florida for over 3 years and a program director and on the board of the Arts & Design Society in Fort Walton Beach for over 4 years. Her work has been shown and sold internationally and commissioned by clients. 

She is also a co-founding member of a collaborative art group called the Southeastern Art Players (SAP) that has been in existence for almost 10 years. Over the years, SAP has had many art ‘camps’, art parties and given many workshops and demonstrations of collaborative art ‘playing’. The work created by SAP is very different from any of the work that is created independently by any one member of the group and this has been one of the most rewarding realizations of the SAP experience. The SAP work has won awards, been purchased into the prestigious Cinco Banderas collection in Pensacola, Florida, used for an academic book cover and sold into collections all over the world.

Cyborg Physical Therapy
Get to know you and your computer on a deeper level through this meditative journey
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Angelica B
Artist

Angelica is an artist, coder and yoga teacher. She works mostly online, balancing making stupid art with personal spiritual practices. You can find her at angblev.com

Angelica B
Artist

Angelica is an artist, coder and yoga teacher. She works mostly online, balancing making stupid art with personal spiritual practices. You can find her at angblev.com

Decentralized Voting & Zero-Knowledge Proofs
Interested in governance? Come join us in discussing methods promoting privacy in voting
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Jay Carpenter
Founder, Desert Blockchain LLC

Decentralized realms of naming, numbering, addressing and identity are my areas of expertise and interest.

Jay Carpenter
Founder, Desert Blockchain LLC

Decentralized realms of naming, numbering, addressing and identity are my areas of expertise and interest.

Economic Network Constellation Co-design Session
For those building or involved with the creation of platforms to hear about each others' work and explore how our efforts may interconnect to form wider constellations of apps
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pospi ·
Systems architect, developer & catalyst, Holochain REA Project

Pospi is a former web developer turned blockchain developer turned Holochain developer. His current engagement is HoloREA, a general-purpose resource accounting framework for complex value exchange which has origins in a 40-year body of work. He has a strong interest in ethical production and conscious consumerism, and previously created Everledger’s diamond provenance technology before working at the Ethereum development studio ConsenSys on a range of other blockchain projects. He left that industry in late 2018 after concluding that the profit motive would corrupt and subvert any good that might be achievable, and now dedicates his efforts to building digital commons & social fabric in ecosystems hoping to create viable alternatives to capitalism.

He is based on the Sunshine Coast in Australia, close to his great loves of rainforest creeks and sparsely populated beaches.

http://pospi.spadgos.com/

 

pospi ·
Systems architect, developer & catalyst, Holochain REA Project

Pospi is a former web developer turned blockchain developer turned Holochain developer. His current engagement is HoloREA, a general-purpose resource accounting framework for complex value exchange which has origins in a 40-year body of work. He has a strong interest in ethical production and conscious consumerism, and previously created Everledger’s diamond provenance technology before working at the Ethereum development studio ConsenSys on a range of other blockchain projects. He left that industry in late 2018 after concluding that the profit motive would corrupt and subvert any good that might be achievable, and now dedicates his efforts to building digital commons & social fabric in ecosystems hoping to create viable alternatives to capitalism.

He is based on the Sunshine Coast in Australia, close to his great loves of rainforest creeks and sparsely populated beaches.

http://pospi.spadgos.com/

 

Electronics Exchange
Find hidden treasure at DWeb Camp's official electronics exchange!
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Benedict Lau
Toronto Mesh & Hypha Worker Co-operative

Benedict Lau is an engineer who tells stories of technology practices that bring communities together. He studies distributed protocols and collective governance of digital infrastructures. When not "on email", he builds passable open source tools and facilitates activities about peer-to-peer local networks as a way to co-imagine a future equitable web. He is a member of the Hypha Worker Co-operative and a core contributor at Toronto Mesh.

 

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Benedict Lau
Toronto Mesh & Hypha Worker Co-operative

Benedict Lau is an engineer who tells stories of technology practices that bring communities together. He studies distributed protocols and collective governance of digital infrastructures. When not "on email", he builds passable open source tools and facilitates activities about peer-to-peer local networks as a way to co-imagine a future equitable web. He is a member of the Hypha Worker Co-operative and a core contributor at Toronto Mesh.

 

Videos from the summit:

Elephant in the Room: The Need for Mutable Data
The GUN team, long proponents of mutable & immutable architecture, would like to host a discussion group to debate this subject in full
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Mark Nadal
Founder, GUN

Mark is a mathematician turned programmer. He runs a VC backed Open Source company and has traveled to 30 countries. The diverse cultures he has experienced fuels his passion for learning, sharing, and creating open technology freely for all.

 

Videos from the summit:

Mark Nadal
Founder, GUN

Mark is a mathematician turned programmer. He runs a VC backed Open Source company and has traveled to 30 countries. The diverse cultures he has experienced fuels his passion for learning, sharing, and creating open technology freely for all.

 

Videos from the summit:

Fire by Friction Workshop
Experience the magic that is bringing life to an ember and creating a fire!
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noffle .
Cabal, Mapeo, Scuttlebutt, KappaDB

noffle is a hacker (the kind that DIYs together chunky fixes to problems), aspiring woodsperson, and anarcha-buddhist. They try to balance computer time with adventures in nature & with friends.

noffle .
Cabal, Mapeo, Scuttlebutt, KappaDB

noffle is a hacker (the kind that DIYs together chunky fixes to problems), aspiring woodsperson, and anarcha-buddhist. They try to balance computer time with adventures in nature & with friends.

From Humans to Machines, and to Humans again
We'll get the ghost out of your shell, and butts on the edge of the seats
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Mary Lai
Artist, Hacker, & Cross Pollinator in ScuttleButt, Food Sovereignty, Climate Restoration

Mary’s concerns and cares in health care, food, social justice and permaculture, eventually led to learnings in intersectionality, food soveriegnty and watershed ecology. In connecting the dots that health comes from good food, good food comes from good soil, and water is the conduit for life of all, she then understood that it’s how humans collectively manage Earth’s commons that will determine our collective fate in the anthropocene.  


She invests alot of her time and care into Diversity and Inclusion efforts, focusing on empowering the voices, skills and leadership of BIPOC, women, non-binary and trans folk.


As an open source developer, hacking on indie projects and decentralised technologies such as Secure ScuttleButt, Mary believes that decentralised web tools can facilitate in localised community action, in acts of social resiliency and resistance, and to together engage in bioregional food systems re-engagement and climate cooling and restorative initiatives.

Mary Lai
Artist, Hacker, & Cross Pollinator in ScuttleButt, Food Sovereignty, Climate Restoration

Mary’s concerns and cares in health care, food, social justice and permaculture, eventually led to learnings in intersectionality, food soveriegnty and watershed ecology. In connecting the dots that health comes from good food, good food comes from good soil, and water is the conduit for life of all, she then understood that it’s how humans collectively manage Earth’s commons that will determine our collective fate in the anthropocene.  


She invests alot of her time and care into Diversity and Inclusion efforts, focusing on empowering the voices, skills and leadership of BIPOC, women, non-binary and trans folk.


As an open source developer, hacking on indie projects and decentralised technologies such as Secure ScuttleButt, Mary believes that decentralised web tools can facilitate in localised community action, in acts of social resiliency and resistance, and to together engage in bioregional food systems re-engagement and climate cooling and restorative initiatives.

Full Moon Women Circle | Constructing the Base Camp
Set up Session
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Sol Luca de Tena
Global Fellow

Sol Luca de Tena has spent her life living and working between South Africa and Spain, and calls both countries home. She has over a decade of experience in strategic project management within technology development, capacity building, social impact and policy – with a focus on utilising technologies to address environmental and social challenges. She develops collaboration networks between often diverse interests, including communities, academia, industry and administration, and shapes projects that respond to critical needs. Sol is passionate about creating positive, meaningful change through equitable, sustainable interventions. She is currently a director of Zenzeleni Networks NPC, South Africa's first community network, as well as the vice-chair of the Internet Society’s global Community Networks Special Interest Group (CNSIG).  

cynthia el khoury
APC Fellow

cynthia el khoury received her Reusi Dat Ton instructor certification from LoiKroh massage school in Chiang Mai in 2017. cynthia is an aikido practitioner, a somatic experiencing practitioner in training, and a traditional healing student of ancient Kemet. cynthia is working with APC as gender and women’s engagement coordinator for community networks.

Sol Luca de Tena
Global Fellow

Sol Luca de Tena has spent her life living and working between South Africa and Spain, and calls both countries home. She has over a decade of experience in strategic project management within technology development, capacity building, social impact and policy – with a focus on utilising technologies to address environmental and social challenges. She develops collaboration networks between often diverse interests, including communities, academia, industry and administration, and shapes projects that respond to critical needs. Sol is passionate about creating positive, meaningful change through equitable, sustainable interventions. She is currently a director of Zenzeleni Networks NPC, South Africa's first community network, as well as the vice-chair of the Internet Society’s global Community Networks Special Interest Group (CNSIG).  

cynthia el khoury
APC Fellow

cynthia el khoury received her Reusi Dat Ton instructor certification from LoiKroh massage school in Chiang Mai in 2017. cynthia is an aikido practitioner, a somatic experiencing practitioner in training, and a traditional healing student of ancient Kemet. cynthia is working with APC as gender and women’s engagement coordinator for community networks.

Games, Games, Games!
“Play hard, play fair, nobody get hurt.” Indoors, outdoors, on-going Games--let's plan them all.
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Samuel Suh, JD
Cofounder, Archon

Sam has a background in coding, management, marketing, and law. He also runs several active communities, both online and offline, moderating chats, organizing meetups, hackathons, and conferences. 

Samuel Suh, JD
Cofounder, Archon

Sam has a background in coding, management, marketing, and law. He also runs several active communities, both online and offline, moderating chats, organizing meetups, hackathons, and conferences. 

Gathering of People Working on Devices for Remote and Off-grid Areas
For those who aspire to provide services for the unconnected and marginally connected
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Mitra Ardron
Lead on Decentralized Web Project, Internet Archive

Mitra Ardron is the technical lead for the decentralization work at the Internet Archive. Apart from building a decentralized version of the archive he is interested in how we can build tools that can work across different decentralized architectures, and has built small libraries for naming and authentication.   Prior to the Archive, He co-founded the Association for Progressive Communications (apc.org), co-authored several internet standards, and was CTO on the first peer to peer video sharing system (which pioneered sharding and content addressing).  His passions include renewable energy (ran solar payment networks across Africa); and mentoring innovators working to make the world a better place. 

 

Videos from the summit:

Mitra Ardron
Lead on Decentralized Web Project, Internet Archive

Mitra Ardron is the technical lead for the decentralization work at the Internet Archive. Apart from building a decentralized version of the archive he is interested in how we can build tools that can work across different decentralized architectures, and has built small libraries for naming and authentication.   Prior to the Archive, He co-founded the Association for Progressive Communications (apc.org), co-authored several internet standards, and was CTO on the first peer to peer video sharing system (which pioneered sharding and content addressing).  His passions include renewable energy (ran solar payment networks across Africa); and mentoring innovators working to make the world a better place. 

 

Videos from the summit:

Group Intelligence Workshop
Amplify your group's intellectual potential!
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Carley Corrado
Strategist, Enliven Leadership

Dr. Carley Corrado helps organizations enhance their impact through uniting teams around shared purpose. Her signature ENLIVEN Approach combines a simple strategy to access deeper wisdom as informed by the leading edge of neuroscience in tandem with strategic planning that is aligned with the team's vision and mission. Prior to becoming certified in Transformational Facilitation, her background includes a PhD in Chemistry and Postdoc in Physics from UC Santa Cruz where she helped create the greenhouse solar company Soliculture. Working with over a hundred farmers as the Director of Business Development, she discovered her passion for living soil, full of microbial life forms that together create fertile conditions for growth while mitigating climate change. This complex web of life inspired the development of her method to transform teams to be guided by that same innate intelligence of life.

Carley Corrado
Strategist, Enliven Leadership

Dr. Carley Corrado helps organizations enhance their impact through uniting teams around shared purpose. Her signature ENLIVEN Approach combines a simple strategy to access deeper wisdom as informed by the leading edge of neuroscience in tandem with strategic planning that is aligned with the team's vision and mission. Prior to becoming certified in Transformational Facilitation, her background includes a PhD in Chemistry and Postdoc in Physics from UC Santa Cruz where she helped create the greenhouse solar company Soliculture. Working with over a hundred farmers as the Director of Business Development, she discovered her passion for living soil, full of microbial life forms that together create fertile conditions for growth while mitigating climate change. This complex web of life inspired the development of her method to transform teams to be guided by that same innate intelligence of life.

Holochain and HoloREA's Architecture- Narrowing the Digital Divide
Discussion of the design philosophy underpinning Holochain applications
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pospi ·
Systems architect, developer & catalyst, Holochain REA Project

Pospi is a former web developer turned blockchain developer turned Holochain developer. His current engagement is HoloREA, a general-purpose resource accounting framework for complex value exchange which has origins in a 40-year body of work. He has a strong interest in ethical production and conscious consumerism, and previously created Everledger’s diamond provenance technology before working at the Ethereum development studio ConsenSys on a range of other blockchain projects. He left that industry in late 2018 after concluding that the profit motive would corrupt and subvert any good that might be achievable, and now dedicates his efforts to building digital commons & social fabric in ecosystems hoping to create viable alternatives to capitalism.

He is based on the Sunshine Coast in Australia, close to his great loves of rainforest creeks and sparsely populated beaches.

http://pospi.spadgos.com/

 

pospi ·
Systems architect, developer & catalyst, Holochain REA Project

Pospi is a former web developer turned blockchain developer turned Holochain developer. His current engagement is HoloREA, a general-purpose resource accounting framework for complex value exchange which has origins in a 40-year body of work. He has a strong interest in ethical production and conscious consumerism, and previously created Everledger’s diamond provenance technology before working at the Ethereum development studio ConsenSys on a range of other blockchain projects. He left that industry in late 2018 after concluding that the profit motive would corrupt and subvert any good that might be achievable, and now dedicates his efforts to building digital commons & social fabric in ecosystems hoping to create viable alternatives to capitalism.

He is based on the Sunshine Coast in Australia, close to his great loves of rainforest creeks and sparsely populated beaches.

http://pospi.spadgos.com/

 

Hyper Hyper Space
Create a truly user-run p2p platform
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Santiago Bazerque
Project Lead, Hyper Hyper Space

Santi Bazerque is working on the Hyper Hyper Space, an open source not-for-profit social platform that attempts to provide solutions to everyday life problems (communication, collaboration, commerce) while being fully decentralized, using people's web browsers and phones as its only infrastructure. He received a computer science degree from the University of Buenos Aires and has extensive experience on both technical and executive roles.

https://www.hyperhyperspace.org/

Santiago Bazerque
Project Lead, Hyper Hyper Space

Santi Bazerque is working on the Hyper Hyper Space, an open source not-for-profit social platform that attempts to provide solutions to everyday life problems (communication, collaboration, commerce) while being fully decentralized, using people's web browsers and phones as its only infrastructure. He received a computer science degree from the University of Buenos Aires and has extensive experience on both technical and executive roles.

https://www.hyperhyperspace.org/

Identity, Privacy & Decentralization
Decentralization and fundamental identity
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Jay Carpenter
Founder, Desert Blockchain LLC

Decentralized realms of naming, numbering, addressing and identity are my areas of expertise and interest.

Jay Carpenter
Founder, Desert Blockchain LLC

Decentralized realms of naming, numbering, addressing and identity are my areas of expertise and interest.

Imagining Holistic Decentralized Web Communities
Decentralized annotated mesh-radio based storytelling indigenous archives
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TB Dinesh
Global Fellow

Dinesh, as part of Janastu and Servelots groups, has
been exploring tech engagements for "Indian/South needs" through
a rural research lab (iruway.janastu.org) set up near Bangalore.
Research activities have been generally oriented towards
Web content accessibility issues for the low-literate users.
Decentralized local mesh networks, indigenous archives,
and Web Annotation tools frame the context of activity.

A community radio on the mesh using Raspberry Pi based media
repositories as nodes, captive portals and storytelling activities help
realization of renarration activities in a scenario with a large
diversity of literacy. See j.mp/janastu-mesh and see j.mp/myhill
- Anthillhacks, an inclusive event similar to dwebcamp.


Dinesh returned to Bangalore from Palo Alto about 20 years ago
for developing “Pantoto Communities - community owned
community knowledge” software that helped non tech-savvy
domain experts at small organisations do knowledge management
without depending on high-cost tech resources. After meeting a
number of people and organizations working on a wide range of
societal issues, Janastu and Servelots became an R&D body
for these groups. While the Pantoto idea is still active in spirit, its
now being imagined as decentralised archives with Web Annotations
tools to help link data, renarrate content for low literates, and to
enable mesh-based participatory services.

TB Dinesh
Global Fellow

Dinesh, as part of Janastu and Servelots groups, has
been exploring tech engagements for "Indian/South needs" through
a rural research lab (iruway.janastu.org) set up near Bangalore.
Research activities have been generally oriented towards
Web content accessibility issues for the low-literate users.
Decentralized local mesh networks, indigenous archives,
and Web Annotation tools frame the context of activity.

A community radio on the mesh using Raspberry Pi based media
repositories as nodes, captive portals and storytelling activities help
realization of renarration activities in a scenario with a large
diversity of literacy. See j.mp/janastu-mesh and see j.mp/myhill
- Anthillhacks, an inclusive event similar to dwebcamp.


Dinesh returned to Bangalore from Palo Alto about 20 years ago
for developing “Pantoto Communities - community owned
community knowledge” software that helped non tech-savvy
domain experts at small organisations do knowledge management
without depending on high-cost tech resources. After meeting a
number of people and organizations working on a wide range of
societal issues, Janastu and Servelots became an R&D body
for these groups. While the Pantoto idea is still active in spirit, its
now being imagined as decentralised archives with Web Annotations
tools to help link data, renarrate content for low literates, and to
enable mesh-based participatory services.

IndieWeb: Own your data, Share Everywhere
Share your thoughts and learn in a discussion on the IndieWeb!
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Andy Jacobs
Co-founder, Seattle Developers Cooperative

Andy is a life-long coder and maker, starting with the demoscene in the 90's.  After 20 years of building web applications, Andy embarked on co-founding the worker-owned Seattle Developers Cooperative.  They believe worker-ownership and a dedication to the cooperative principles is the perfect foundation on which we can build technology for a more equitable and inclusive future.  Andy hopes to bring peer-to-peer technology to bigger audiences by helping clients understand and leverage these powerful ideas in their businesses.

Andy Jacobs
Co-founder, Seattle Developers Cooperative

Andy is a life-long coder and maker, starting with the demoscene in the 90's.  After 20 years of building web applications, Andy embarked on co-founding the worker-owned Seattle Developers Cooperative.  They believe worker-ownership and a dedication to the cooperative principles is the perfect foundation on which we can build technology for a more equitable and inclusive future.  Andy hopes to bring peer-to-peer technology to bigger audiences by helping clients understand and leverage these powerful ideas in their businesses.

Internet Archive's Universal Library
Local IA server on a Raspberry Pi for limited Internet environments.
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Mitra Ardron
Lead on Decentralized Web Project, Internet Archive

Mitra Ardron is the technical lead for the decentralization work at the Internet Archive. Apart from building a decentralized version of the archive he is interested in how we can build tools that can work across different decentralized architectures, and has built small libraries for naming and authentication.   Prior to the Archive, He co-founded the Association for Progressive Communications (apc.org), co-authored several internet standards, and was CTO on the first peer to peer video sharing system (which pioneered sharding and content addressing).  His passions include renewable energy (ran solar payment networks across Africa); and mentoring innovators working to make the world a better place. 

 

Videos from the summit:

Mitra Ardron
Lead on Decentralized Web Project, Internet Archive

Mitra Ardron is the technical lead for the decentralization work at the Internet Archive. Apart from building a decentralized version of the archive he is interested in how we can build tools that can work across different decentralized architectures, and has built small libraries for naming and authentication.   Prior to the Archive, He co-founded the Association for Progressive Communications (apc.org), co-authored several internet standards, and was CTO on the first peer to peer video sharing system (which pioneered sharding and content addressing).  His passions include renewable energy (ran solar payment networks across Africa); and mentoring innovators working to make the world a better place. 

 

Videos from the summit:

Mindmapping DWebCamp in Virtual Reality
Come build a mindmap of the projects discussed at DWeb Camp, and contribute your own thoughts and ideas
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James Baicoianu
Principal Engineer, JanusVR

James spends most of his time making the web do things it was never intended for. A professional web developer, search engineer, and amateur game developer for 20 years, he's finally found a job which lets him combine the three, building virtual worlds for JanusVR.

Currently, he's working on pushing the boundaries of what browsers are expected to do by combining WebVR, WASM, emulation, and photogrammetry to build worlds which seamlessly blend real, historical, and virtual realities into one.

James Baicoianu
Principal Engineer, JanusVR

James spends most of his time making the web do things it was never intended for. A professional web developer, search engineer, and amateur game developer for 20 years, he's finally found a job which lets him combine the three, building virtual worlds for JanusVR.

Currently, he's working on pushing the boundaries of what browsers are expected to do by combining WebVR, WASM, emulation, and photogrammetry to build worlds which seamlessly blend real, historical, and virtual realities into one.

Multiple Transport Layers for the Decentralized Web
An open forum of how different solutions to the puzzle of Censorship-Resistance can be incorporated into the decentralized storage systems we are trying to build
Read more.
Sourabh Niyogi
CEO, Wolk

I have been leading Wolk protocol development for the decentralized web since 2017.  Over the last 20 years, I cofounded and ran mobile and social advertising businesses CrossChannel and Social Media Networks and did computational cognitive science, linguistics and machine vision research at MIT in the 90s and early 2000s. I live with a wife, 2 kids and 2 dogs in Burlingame, California.

Rodney Witcher
VP Product, Wolk

Over the past two years, Rodney Witcher has worked at Wolk focusing on designing and building a protocol that will enable a world where users wrest control of their data away from the big corporations and regain autonomy over their online presence and activity. Rodney's background lies in building large scale applications, honing his skills as an engineer, product designer and dot connector most recently as a co-founder of CrossChannel, a mobile and social advertising company, and previously at a number of companies as a software engineer. Rodney lives in the Bay Area and enjoys spending quality time with his wife Courtney and son Shaw.

Sourabh Niyogi
CEO, Wolk

I have been leading Wolk protocol development for the decentralized web since 2017.  Over the last 20 years, I cofounded and ran mobile and social advertising businesses CrossChannel and Social Media Networks and did computational cognitive science, linguistics and machine vision research at MIT in the 90s and early 2000s. I live with a wife, 2 kids and 2 dogs in Burlingame, California.

Rodney Witcher
VP Product, Wolk

Over the past two years, Rodney Witcher has worked at Wolk focusing on designing and building a protocol that will enable a world where users wrest control of their data away from the big corporations and regain autonomy over their online presence and activity. Rodney's background lies in building large scale applications, honing his skills as an engineer, product designer and dot connector most recently as a co-founder of CrossChannel, a mobile and social advertising company, and previously at a number of companies as a software engineer. Rodney lives in the Bay Area and enjoys spending quality time with his wife Courtney and son Shaw.

OneCommons
Designing a cooperatively run cloud platform for open source applications
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Adam Souzis
Founder, OneCommons

Adam is founder of OneCommmons.org. He has long had an interest in decentralized and participatory systems: In 2003 he released Rhizome, the first open source semantic wiki; he cofounded Kinecta, a leading provider of syndication and aggregation solutions; and built Glam/Mode Media's OpenSocial-based distributed apps platform. 

Adam likes to balance his research projects with a practical business side. He has launched a variety of companies, including a street fashion social network (stylemob.com), a cannabis tech platform (Octavia Wellness), one in ad-tech (Graphite) and one blocking ads (FairBlocker).

He is thrilled to finally bring these two sides together with OneCommons: a decentralized, non-proprietary platform with a viable business plan.

Adam Souzis
Founder, OneCommons

Adam is founder of OneCommmons.org. He has long had an interest in decentralized and participatory systems: In 2003 he released Rhizome, the first open source semantic wiki; he cofounded Kinecta, a leading provider of syndication and aggregation solutions; and built Glam/Mode Media's OpenSocial-based distributed apps platform. 

Adam likes to balance his research projects with a practical business side. He has launched a variety of companies, including a street fashion social network (stylemob.com), a cannabis tech platform (Octavia Wellness), one in ad-tech (Graphite) and one blocking ads (FairBlocker).

He is thrilled to finally bring these two sides together with OneCommons: a decentralized, non-proprietary platform with a viable business plan.

P2P and Heart2Heart: Code as an Object of Affection
A workshop on the history of our crushes, how they developed, and when technology played a crucial part
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Zach Mandeville
Code Witch

Zach is a writer, barber, tarologist and solarpunk currently living in New Zealand.  He is the webmaster for coolguy.website, an active butt on scuttlebutt, and an active zinester within the dat community.  He codes with his heart on his sleeve.  You can read more about him at dat://coolguy.website/about-me/

Zach Mandeville
Code Witch

Zach is a writer, barber, tarologist and solarpunk currently living in New Zealand.  He is the webmaster for coolguy.website, an active butt on scuttlebutt, and an active zinester within the dat community.  He codes with his heart on his sleeve.  You can read more about him at dat://coolguy.website/about-me/

Performance of Masculinities and Technology
Session Two
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Nicolás Pace
AlterMundi A.C

Nicolás Pace is a member of AlterMundi A.C., a grassroots organization supporting rural underserved communities in their pursue for creating their own telecommunications infrastructure, their own piece of internet. In doing so, Nicolas has traveled to more than 15 countries, getting to know most of the community networks out there, and getting to understand the diversity and complexity of the matter. One of the latest actions he has been undertaking has been working together with REDES A.C., a grassroots organization from Mexico in supporting first nation communities. Within AlterMundi he has also been involved in the Decentralized Repository of Culture, a P2P project that tries to find a way around the digital culture distribution, involving everyone in the process: creators, curators, enthusiasts.

 

Videos from the summit:

cynthia el khoury
APC Fellow

cynthia el khoury received her Reusi Dat Ton instructor certification from LoiKroh massage school in Chiang Mai in 2017. cynthia is an aikido practitioner, a somatic experiencing practitioner in training, and a traditional healing student of ancient Kemet. cynthia is working with APC as gender and women’s engagement coordinator for community networks.

Nicolás Pace
AlterMundi A.C

Nicolás Pace is a member of AlterMundi A.C., a grassroots organization supporting rural underserved communities in their pursue for creating their own telecommunications infrastructure, their own piece of internet. In doing so, Nicolas has traveled to more than 15 countries, getting to know most of the community networks out there, and getting to understand the diversity and complexity of the matter. One of the latest actions he has been undertaking has been working together with REDES A.C., a grassroots organization from Mexico in supporting first nation communities. Within AlterMundi he has also been involved in the Decentralized Repository of Culture, a P2P project that tries to find a way around the digital culture distribution, involving everyone in the process: creators, curators, enthusiasts.

 

Videos from the summit:

cynthia el khoury
APC Fellow

cynthia el khoury received her Reusi Dat Ton instructor certification from LoiKroh massage school in Chiang Mai in 2017. cynthia is an aikido practitioner, a somatic experiencing practitioner in training, and a traditional healing student of ancient Kemet. cynthia is working with APC as gender and women’s engagement coordinator for community networks.

PLAN - Community Collaboration Software
Community Operating System for real-time logistical planning, and coordinate with high reliability, persistence, and privacy.
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Brandon Wallace
Co-Founder, PLAN Systems

As a USAF veteran and senior analyst, Brandon has lived and worked around the world contributing all-source analysis and executive level decision support; including deployments to OEF and OIF.  After serving with distinguished merit, Brandon went on to attend UT Austin, graduating with honors while engaging in cross-discipline studies (communications & environmental geography). As a small business owner & technology consultant, he specializes in information systems, multi-media production, developing organizational solutions, and geo-spatial planning. Brandon is Director and co-founder of PLAN Systems, with a mission to foster human communications and relationships.

Drew O’meara
Co-Founder, PLAN Systems

Once a U.S. nuclear submarine officer and a student of computer science at Cornell University, Drew has served as CTO of SoundSpectrum, an audio visualization software company that has shipped software for over 17 years, including licensing software to Apple Inc. and authoring U.S. patent 9971632. He specializes in the design and engineering of real-time 3D graphics, data visualization, computation, communications, and distributed systems. Drew is the Chief Engineer and co-founder of PLAN Systems, leading the development architecture of PLAN. He is a passionate advocate for community-centric FOSS technologies.

Brandon Wallace
Co-Founder, PLAN Systems

As a USAF veteran and senior analyst, Brandon has lived and worked around the world contributing all-source analysis and executive level decision support; including deployments to OEF and OIF.  After serving with distinguished merit, Brandon went on to attend UT Austin, graduating with honors while engaging in cross-discipline studies (communications & environmental geography). As a small business owner & technology consultant, he specializes in information systems, multi-media production, developing organizational solutions, and geo-spatial planning. Brandon is Director and co-founder of PLAN Systems, with a mission to foster human communications and relationships.

Drew O’meara
Co-Founder, PLAN Systems

Once a U.S. nuclear submarine officer and a student of computer science at Cornell University, Drew has served as CTO of SoundSpectrum, an audio visualization software company that has shipped software for over 17 years, including licensing software to Apple Inc. and authoring U.S. patent 9971632. He specializes in the design and engineering of real-time 3D graphics, data visualization, computation, communications, and distributed systems. Drew is the Chief Engineer and co-founder of PLAN Systems, leading the development architecture of PLAN. He is a passionate advocate for community-centric FOSS technologies.

Postcards for Peers
Write and send postcards to friends and peers, individually and collectively
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Charles Lehner
Secure Scuttlebutt Consortium

Charles builds and maintains applications on Secure Scuttlebutt, with a focus on integrating external systems and protocols into the platform; current projects include git-ssb, ssb-npm-registry, and patchfoo.

https://github.com/clehner

 

Videos from the summit:

Charles Lehner
Secure Scuttlebutt Consortium

Charles builds and maintains applications on Secure Scuttlebutt, with a focus on integrating external systems and protocols into the platform; current projects include git-ssb, ssb-npm-registry, and patchfoo.

https://github.com/clehner

 

Videos from the summit:

Powerpoint Karaoke from Local Archive
Present random slides we found from the Internet Archive that you've never seen before!
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Benedict Lau
Toronto Mesh & Hypha Worker Co-operative

Benedict Lau is an engineer who tells stories of technology practices that bring communities together. He studies distributed protocols and collective governance of digital infrastructures. When not "on email", he builds passable open source tools and facilitates activities about peer-to-peer local networks as a way to co-imagine a future equitable web. He is a member of the Hypha Worker Co-operative and a core contributor at Toronto Mesh.

 

Videos from the summit:

Benedict Lau
Toronto Mesh & Hypha Worker Co-operative

Benedict Lau is an engineer who tells stories of technology practices that bring communities together. He studies distributed protocols and collective governance of digital infrastructures. When not "on email", he builds passable open source tools and facilitates activities about peer-to-peer local networks as a way to co-imagine a future equitable web. He is a member of the Hypha Worker Co-operative and a core contributor at Toronto Mesh.

 

Videos from the summit:

Qi Flow
Breath and movement meditation
Read more.
Carley Corrado
Strategist, Enliven Leadership

Dr. Carley Corrado helps organizations enhance their impact through uniting teams around shared purpose. Her signature ENLIVEN Approach combines a simple strategy to access deeper wisdom as informed by the leading edge of neuroscience in tandem with strategic planning that is aligned with the team's vision and mission. Prior to becoming certified in Transformational Facilitation, her background includes a PhD in Chemistry and Postdoc in Physics from UC Santa Cruz where she helped create the greenhouse solar company Soliculture. Working with over a hundred farmers as the Director of Business Development, she discovered her passion for living soil, full of microbial life forms that together create fertile conditions for growth while mitigating climate change. This complex web of life inspired the development of her method to transform teams to be guided by that same innate intelligence of life.

Carley Corrado
Strategist, Enliven Leadership

Dr. Carley Corrado helps organizations enhance their impact through uniting teams around shared purpose. Her signature ENLIVEN Approach combines a simple strategy to access deeper wisdom as informed by the leading edge of neuroscience in tandem with strategic planning that is aligned with the team's vision and mission. Prior to becoming certified in Transformational Facilitation, her background includes a PhD in Chemistry and Postdoc in Physics from UC Santa Cruz where she helped create the greenhouse solar company Soliculture. Working with over a hundred farmers as the Director of Business Development, she discovered her passion for living soil, full of microbial life forms that together create fertile conditions for growth while mitigating climate change. This complex web of life inspired the development of her method to transform teams to be guided by that same innate intelligence of life.

Radical Digital Painting
A colorful and lively presentation of new ideas on painting, technology, and creativity by one of 2019's Internet Archive artists in residence, out of which came the video: Meeting Mr. Kid Pix.
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Jeffrey Alan Scudder
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Travels and spends his time performing, programming and making pictures. Since 2016 he has given over 65 lecture performances on Radical Digital Painting and related topics in the US and in Europe, often with collaborators Goodiepal & Pals, Julia Yerger, Artur Erman, and Casey REAS. He has taught at UCLA and Parsons The New School for Design and worked previously at the design studio Linked by Air. Jeffrey received an MFA in Sculpture from Yale University School of Art in 2013.

 

Jeffrey Alan Scudder
.

Travels and spends his time performing, programming and making pictures. Since 2016 he has given over 65 lecture performances on Radical Digital Painting and related topics in the US and in Europe, often with collaborators Goodiepal & Pals, Julia Yerger, Artur Erman, and Casey REAS. He has taught at UCLA and Parsons The New School for Design and worked previously at the design studio Linked by Air. Jeffrey received an MFA in Sculpture from Yale University School of Art in 2013.

 

Raver Lights!
LED Art for all
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Brian Hughes
Cloud Developer Advocate, Microsoft

Bryan Hughes is a Cloud Developer Advocate at Microsoft, long-time member of the Node.js and NodeBots communities, and tech activist. Bryan is the creator of Raspi IO which provides Raspberry Pi support for the Johnny-Five JavaScript robotics library. Bryan also created Raver Lights, a distributed wireless lighting system designed for festivals, Request Inspector, a Node.js performance diagnostics tool, and Contact Scheduler, an app that helps him keep in touch with friends. Outside of tech, Bryan is an active member of the LGTBQ community, a photographer, an occasional writer, a once upon a time pianist, and a wine aficionado.

Brian Hughes
Cloud Developer Advocate, Microsoft

Bryan Hughes is a Cloud Developer Advocate at Microsoft, long-time member of the Node.js and NodeBots communities, and tech activist. Bryan is the creator of Raspi IO which provides Raspberry Pi support for the Johnny-Five JavaScript robotics library. Bryan also created Raver Lights, a distributed wireless lighting system designed for festivals, Request Inspector, a Node.js performance diagnostics tool, and Contact Scheduler, an app that helps him keep in touch with friends. Outside of tech, Bryan is an active member of the LGTBQ community, a photographer, an occasional writer, a once upon a time pianist, and a wine aficionado.

Remembering Network
An interactive art-tech installation by Sarah Friend and Arkadiy Kukarkin
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Arkadiy Kukarkin
Collaborations Coordinator, Protocol Labs

Arkadiy has worked on creating sustainable communities on the web for the past decade. He is currently the Collaborations Coordinator with Protocol Labs and advising Ampled, an artist support co-operative. Previously, he was the CTO at Mediachain Labs (acquired by Spotify in spring 2017) and worked on The Hype Machine, an influential music blog aggregator.

 

Videos from the summit:

Arkadiy Kukarkin
Collaborations Coordinator, Protocol Labs

Arkadiy has worked on creating sustainable communities on the web for the past decade. He is currently the Collaborations Coordinator with Protocol Labs and advising Ampled, an artist support co-operative. Previously, he was the CTO at Mediachain Labs (acquired by Spotify in spring 2017) and worked on The Hype Machine, an influential music blog aggregator.

 

Videos from the summit:

Research Library Services
Research Library Services will provide DWeb Camp with local access to the "scholarly record": research papers, books, notable blog posts, etc. Participants will be able to check citations and dig into knowledge a layer deeper than an encyclopedia.
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Bryan Newbold
Web Archiving Engineer, Internet Archive

Bryan finally joined the Archive in 2017 after spending more than a decade as an enthusiastic user of Wayback Machine. Over that same time period he climbed up and down the ladder of abstraction, obtaining an undergraduate degree in physics (at MIT), operating under-ice robots in Antarctica, developing open hardware lab instrumentation for large-scale brain probing (at LeafLabs), cataloging hundreds of millions of electronics components (at Octopart), and improved production service reliability at Stripe (a financial infrastructure start-up).

Bryan is a transplant from the East Coast and enjoys the road biking, large trees, generous salads, used book stores, and world-class tech non-profits found all around the Bay Area.

Bryan Newbold
Web Archiving Engineer, Internet Archive

Bryan finally joined the Archive in 2017 after spending more than a decade as an enthusiastic user of Wayback Machine. Over that same time period he climbed up and down the ladder of abstraction, obtaining an undergraduate degree in physics (at MIT), operating under-ice robots in Antarctica, developing open hardware lab instrumentation for large-scale brain probing (at LeafLabs), cataloging hundreds of millions of electronics components (at Octopart), and improved production service reliability at Stripe (a financial infrastructure start-up).

Bryan is a transplant from the East Coast and enjoys the road biking, large trees, generous salads, used book stores, and world-class tech non-profits found all around the Bay Area.

Reusi Dat Ton | The Hermit’s Self-Stretching Exercises
Session One
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cynthia el khoury
APC Fellow

cynthia el khoury received her Reusi Dat Ton instructor certification from LoiKroh massage school in Chiang Mai in 2017. cynthia is an aikido practitioner, a somatic experiencing practitioner in training, and a traditional healing student of ancient Kemet. cynthia is working with APC as gender and women’s engagement coordinator for community networks.

cynthia el khoury
APC Fellow

cynthia el khoury received her Reusi Dat Ton instructor certification from LoiKroh massage school in Chiang Mai in 2017. cynthia is an aikido practitioner, a somatic experiencing practitioner in training, and a traditional healing student of ancient Kemet. cynthia is working with APC as gender and women’s engagement coordinator for community networks.

Scuttlebooth
Grab some friends, take some photos and come explore the Scuttleverse
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Trav Fryer
Internet Gardener, Independent Artist

Trav Fryer is a computer guy. Trav Fryer does computer stuff. Trav Fryer likes plants and reducing waste. A great way to reduce waste is to mend your own clothes. It adds character to see a visible mend. And things with character are more loved by those who use them and thusly less likely to be buried in a landfill. Mottainai is a Japanese word which roughly translates to, "too good to waste". Trav thinks that's a pretty solid philosophy with which to see the the things in the world.

https://teafry.me/

Trav Fryer
Internet Gardener, Independent Artist

Trav Fryer is a computer guy. Trav Fryer does computer stuff. Trav Fryer likes plants and reducing waste. A great way to reduce waste is to mend your own clothes. It adds character to see a visible mend. And things with character are more loved by those who use them and thusly less likely to be buried in a landfill. Mottainai is a Japanese word which roughly translates to, "too good to waste". Trav thinks that's a pretty solid philosophy with which to see the the things in the world.

https://teafry.me/

Scuttlebutt Reunion
Gather here to meet up with Scuttlebutt people
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Cinnamon .
Scuttlebutt, Cabal

Interested in safety, accessibility, harassment & abuse prevention, UX related topics.
Also procedural art, analog art, and music!

Cinnamon .
Scuttlebutt, Cabal

Interested in safety, accessibility, harassment & abuse prevention, UX related topics.
Also procedural art, analog art, and music!

Self-organized Discussion on Peer-to-Peer Database Approaches
Exchange thoughts in a discussion on peer-to-peer databases and what's possible with the decentralized web
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Karissa McKelvey
Director, Dat Foundation

Karissa McKelvey is an open source software developer, writer, project manager, and activist supporting an equitable web. She develops and maintains a wide variety of tools and services for Digital Democracy. She is also a board member of Code for Science and Society and a Director of the Dat Foundation. Formerly a data scientist, her work studying online political communication resulted in multiple peer-reviewed papers and press in outlets such as NPR and the Wall Street Journal. In addition to an experienced software and web developer, she leads teams to success with diverse projects in academia, non-profits, and industry. In her spare time she plays the trumpet and volunteers at The Debt Collective as a technology consultant.

 

 

Videos from the summit:

Paul Frazee
Co-Creator, Beaker Browser

Paul is the co-creator of the Beaker browser and an active contributor to the Dat protocol. Previously Paul helped found the Secure Scuttlebutt project, and has a history of working at small Web development agencies. He's here to talk about peer-to-peer computing and how the Web can become a live environment.

 

 

Videos from the summit:

noffle .
Cabal, Mapeo, Scuttlebutt, KappaDB

noffle is a hacker (the kind that DIYs together chunky fixes to problems), aspiring woodsperson, and anarcha-buddhist. They try to balance computer time with adventures in nature & with friends.

Karissa McKelvey
Director, Dat Foundation

Karissa McKelvey is an open source software developer, writer, project manager, and activist supporting an equitable web. She develops and maintains a wide variety of tools and services for Digital Democracy. She is also a board member of Code for Science and Society and a Director of the Dat Foundation. Formerly a data scientist, her work studying online political communication resulted in multiple peer-reviewed papers and press in outlets such as NPR and the Wall Street Journal. In addition to an experienced software and web developer, she leads teams to success with diverse projects in academia, non-profits, and industry. In her spare time she plays the trumpet and volunteers at The Debt Collective as a technology consultant.

 

 

Videos from the summit:

Paul Frazee
Co-Creator, Beaker Browser

Paul is the co-creator of the Beaker browser and an active contributor to the Dat protocol. Previously Paul helped found the Secure Scuttlebutt project, and has a history of working at small Web development agencies. He's here to talk about peer-to-peer computing and how the Web can become a live environment.

 

 

Videos from the summit:

noffle .
Cabal, Mapeo, Scuttlebutt, KappaDB

noffle is a hacker (the kind that DIYs together chunky fixes to problems), aspiring woodsperson, and anarcha-buddhist. They try to balance computer time with adventures in nature & with friends.

Social Fluency: the Science of Attraction
Learn why people naturally move towards some people and unconsciously move away from others.
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Devon O’Brien Ash
Co-founder, Social Fluency

Devon O’Brien Ash is the co-founder of Social Fluency, a training system that has transformed the lives of tens of thousands of men and women to become more confident and outgoing so they can build the professional, social and romantic lives that we all dream of. Devon has traveled the world teaching this methodology so that we can create a more interconnected world of open communication. He and his wife Stephanie, live in Vancouver BC where they have helped develop a beautiful thriving community of conscious relationships.
 

Devon O’Brien Ash
Co-founder, Social Fluency

Devon O’Brien Ash is the co-founder of Social Fluency, a training system that has transformed the lives of tens of thousands of men and women to become more confident and outgoing so they can build the professional, social and romantic lives that we all dream of. Devon has traveled the world teaching this methodology so that we can create a more interconnected world of open communication. He and his wife Stephanie, live in Vancouver BC where they have helped develop a beautiful thriving community of conscious relationships.
 

Technical Salon
A way to start conversations that don't start with name or workplace.
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Kelsey Breseman
Archiving Coordinator, Environmental Data & Governance Initiative

I'm one of the leaders of the Tessel Project. I'm also a neural engineer, a lover of the woods, and an adventurer.

 

I'm currently writing a book, "Climate Change for Changemakers," exploring how engineers and entrepreneurs can get up to speed on fighting climate change. 

 

Some things I care about:

  • Community, transparency, and openness drive innovation.
  • It is important to work on things that contribute to a future you want– ideally with a majority of your time.
  • Living well includes breathing deeply, being outside, and going to sleep tired at the end of the day.
Kelsey Breseman
Archiving Coordinator, Environmental Data & Governance Initiative

I'm one of the leaders of the Tessel Project. I'm also a neural engineer, a lover of the woods, and an adventurer.

 

I'm currently writing a book, "Climate Change for Changemakers," exploring how engineers and entrepreneurs can get up to speed on fighting climate change. 

 

Some things I care about:

  • Community, transparency, and openness drive innovation.
  • It is important to work on things that contribute to a future you want– ideally with a majority of your time.
  • Living well includes breathing deeply, being outside, and going to sleep tired at the end of the day.
The Essential Ingredients of a Healthy Decentralized Implementation
We need an effective and healthy implementation of decentralization
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John Ryan
CEO, Muinin

I love getting up to my elbows in the tough stuff of new technologies. How much of decentralized is essential to achieve the best outcomes? How much of our lives do we really want to be online and digital, and preserved for the ages?

John Ryan
CEO, Muinin

I love getting up to my elbows in the tough stuff of new technologies. How much of decentralized is essential to achieve the best outcomes? How much of our lives do we really want to be online and digital, and preserved for the ages?

The Info Joule and Data Racism
Information as Heat. Thermodynamic clue
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Rick Wesson
CEO, Support Intelligence, Inc

Rick Wesson is a farmer and reformed coder. Between moving rocks on his seven acre urban farm in the bay area. He prefers to study manufacturing firearms, brewing beer and direct current brain stimulation. Mr Wesson has served on ICANN’s Security and Stability committee for 15 years. He serves as a member of the Board for Groundwork Richmond which focuses on teaching at risk youth nutrition, agriculture and technology. Groundwork Richmond is committed to planting trees with wifi antennas to both beautify the community and provide free wifi to low income residents. Mr Wesson is Dyslexic and is a founding member of the Bay Area DEN - Network of Dyslexic Entrepreneurs

Rick Wesson
CEO, Support Intelligence, Inc

Rick Wesson is a farmer and reformed coder. Between moving rocks on his seven acre urban farm in the bay area. He prefers to study manufacturing firearms, brewing beer and direct current brain stimulation. Mr Wesson has served on ICANN’s Security and Stability committee for 15 years. He serves as a member of the Board for Groundwork Richmond which focuses on teaching at risk youth nutrition, agriculture and technology. Groundwork Richmond is committed to planting trees with wifi antennas to both beautify the community and provide free wifi to low income residents. Mr Wesson is Dyslexic and is a founding member of the Bay Area DEN - Network of Dyslexic Entrepreneurs

The Turning Point: A Call for Humane Technology
While we’ve been upgrading our technology we’ve been downgrading humanity. This is the turning point. Join us in a deep discussion about the way forward toward a more humane technology.
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Aza Raskin
Cofounder, Center for Humane Technology

Aza Raskin helped build the web at Mozilla as head of user experience, was named to Inc and Forbes 30-under-30 and became the Fast Company Master of Design for his work founding Massive Health, a consumer health and big data company. The company was acquired by Jawbone, where he was VP of Innovation. Before that, he founded Songza.com (acquired by Google). For Aza, the problem is especially personal: his father, Jef Raskin, created the Macintosh project at Apple with the vision that technology should help, not harm, humans.

He is a co-founder of the Center for Humane Technology with Tristan Harris.

With co-founder Britt Selvitelle, Aza is leading the Earth Species Project, capturing, preserving and mapping animal language to human language with AI tools.

Aza Raskin
Cofounder, Center for Humane Technology

Aza Raskin helped build the web at Mozilla as head of user experience, was named to Inc and Forbes 30-under-30 and became the Fast Company Master of Design for his work founding Massive Health, a consumer health and big data company. The company was acquired by Jawbone, where he was VP of Innovation. Before that, he founded Songza.com (acquired by Google). For Aza, the problem is especially personal: his father, Jef Raskin, created the Macintosh project at Apple with the vision that technology should help, not harm, humans.

He is a co-founder of the Center for Humane Technology with Tristan Harris.

With co-founder Britt Selvitelle, Aza is leading the Earth Species Project, capturing, preserving and mapping animal language to human language with AI tools.

The Value in Community Networks | Constructing Connection
Session Three
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Sol Luca de Tena
Global Fellow

Sol Luca de Tena has spent her life living and working between South Africa and Spain, and calls both countries home. She has over a decade of experience in strategic project management within technology development, capacity building, social impact and policy – with a focus on utilising technologies to address environmental and social challenges. She develops collaboration networks between often diverse interests, including communities, academia, industry and administration, and shapes projects that respond to critical needs. Sol is passionate about creating positive, meaningful change through equitable, sustainable interventions. She is currently a director of Zenzeleni Networks NPC, South Africa's first community network, as well as the vice-chair of the Internet Society’s global Community Networks Special Interest Group (CNSIG).  

cynthia el khoury
APC Fellow

cynthia el khoury received her Reusi Dat Ton instructor certification from LoiKroh massage school in Chiang Mai in 2017. cynthia is an aikido practitioner, a somatic experiencing practitioner in training, and a traditional healing student of ancient Kemet. cynthia is working with APC as gender and women’s engagement coordinator for community networks.

Sol Luca de Tena
Global Fellow

Sol Luca de Tena has spent her life living and working between South Africa and Spain, and calls both countries home. She has over a decade of experience in strategic project management within technology development, capacity building, social impact and policy – with a focus on utilising technologies to address environmental and social challenges. She develops collaboration networks between often diverse interests, including communities, academia, industry and administration, and shapes projects that respond to critical needs. Sol is passionate about creating positive, meaningful change through equitable, sustainable interventions. She is currently a director of Zenzeleni Networks NPC, South Africa's first community network, as well as the vice-chair of the Internet Society’s global Community Networks Special Interest Group (CNSIG).  

cynthia el khoury
APC Fellow

cynthia el khoury received her Reusi Dat Ton instructor certification from LoiKroh massage school in Chiang Mai in 2017. cynthia is an aikido practitioner, a somatic experiencing practitioner in training, and a traditional healing student of ancient Kemet. cynthia is working with APC as gender and women’s engagement coordinator for community networks.

Towards Practical Telepathy
How to store private thoughts.
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Mary Lou Jepsen
Founder & CEO, Openwater

Dr. Mary Lou Jepsen is the founder and CEO of Openwater, (https://www.openwater.cc/). Previously, she was Co-founder and CTO of One Laptop per Child (OLPC) and a former executive at Facebook, Oculus, Google, and Intel.  Other highlights: former MIT Professor.  Founded 4 hardware companies. 250 published or issued patents.  TIME named her one of the hundred most influential people in the world. 

Her latest company, Openwater, aims to create an inexpensive, noninvasive, portable medical imaging device that rivals MRI quality imaging at a fraction of the price and size.

Mary Lou Jepsen
Founder & CEO, Openwater

Dr. Mary Lou Jepsen is the founder and CEO of Openwater, (https://www.openwater.cc/). Previously, she was Co-founder and CTO of One Laptop per Child (OLPC) and a former executive at Facebook, Oculus, Google, and Intel.  Other highlights: former MIT Professor.  Founded 4 hardware companies. 250 published or issued patents.  TIME named her one of the hundred most influential people in the world. 

Her latest company, Openwater, aims to create an inexpensive, noninvasive, portable medical imaging device that rivals MRI quality imaging at a fraction of the price and size.

Why community networks?
Converse with others and discuss the importance of community building
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Nicolás Pace
AlterMundi A.C

Nicolás Pace is a member of AlterMundi A.C., a grassroots organization supporting rural underserved communities in their pursue for creating their own telecommunications infrastructure, their own piece of internet. In doing so, Nicolas has traveled to more than 15 countries, getting to know most of the community networks out there, and getting to understand the diversity and complexity of the matter. One of the latest actions he has been undertaking has been working together with REDES A.C., a grassroots organization from Mexico in supporting first nation communities. Within AlterMundi he has also been involved in the Decentralized Repository of Culture, a P2P project that tries to find a way around the digital culture distribution, involving everyone in the process: creators, curators, enthusiasts.

 

Videos from the summit:

Luandro .
Community-first architecture

Luandro is a developer who does regular contributions to projects aimed at decentralizing communication such as Libre Router and Secure Scuttlebutt. He’s been living in Moinho, quilombola village, for over 5 years, building together with his neighbors a community network.

Nicolás Pace
AlterMundi A.C

Nicolás Pace is a member of AlterMundi A.C., a grassroots organization supporting rural underserved communities in their pursue for creating their own telecommunications infrastructure, their own piece of internet. In doing so, Nicolas has traveled to more than 15 countries, getting to know most of the community networks out there, and getting to understand the diversity and complexity of the matter. One of the latest actions he has been undertaking has been working together with REDES A.C., a grassroots organization from Mexico in supporting first nation communities. Within AlterMundi he has also been involved in the Decentralized Repository of Culture, a P2P project that tries to find a way around the digital culture distribution, involving everyone in the process: creators, curators, enthusiasts.

 

Videos from the summit:

Luandro .
Community-first architecture

Luandro is a developer who does regular contributions to projects aimed at decentralizing communication such as Libre Router and Secure Scuttlebutt. He’s been living in Moinho, quilombola village, for over 5 years, building together with his neighbors a community network.

Working group: Safety, Harassment and Accessibility in Scuttlebutt
Discussion of ways that people can Have A Bad Time on a social network, specifically Scuttlebutt
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Cinnamon .
Scuttlebutt, Cabal

Interested in safety, accessibility, harassment & abuse prevention, UX related topics.
Also procedural art, analog art, and music!

Cinnamon .
Scuttlebutt, Cabal

Interested in safety, accessibility, harassment & abuse prevention, UX related topics.
Also procedural art, analog art, and music!

⚡️Lightning Talk: Ancient Algorithms
Some Math DNA Uses and its implications for CS Applications (was AI)
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Rick Wesson
CEO, Support Intelligence, Inc

Rick Wesson is a farmer and reformed coder. Between moving rocks on his seven acre urban farm in the bay area. He prefers to study manufacturing firearms, brewing beer and direct current brain stimulation. Mr Wesson has served on ICANN’s Security and Stability committee for 15 years. He serves as a member of the Board for Groundwork Richmond which focuses on teaching at risk youth nutrition, agriculture and technology. Groundwork Richmond is committed to planting trees with wifi antennas to both beautify the community and provide free wifi to low income residents. Mr Wesson is Dyslexic and is a founding member of the Bay Area DEN - Network of Dyslexic Entrepreneurs

Rick Wesson
CEO, Support Intelligence, Inc

Rick Wesson is a farmer and reformed coder. Between moving rocks on his seven acre urban farm in the bay area. He prefers to study manufacturing firearms, brewing beer and direct current brain stimulation. Mr Wesson has served on ICANN’s Security and Stability committee for 15 years. He serves as a member of the Board for Groundwork Richmond which focuses on teaching at risk youth nutrition, agriculture and technology. Groundwork Richmond is committed to planting trees with wifi antennas to both beautify the community and provide free wifi to low income residents. Mr Wesson is Dyslexic and is a founding member of the Bay Area DEN - Network of Dyslexic Entrepreneurs

⚡️Lightning Talk: Anthillhacks - a location inclusive fair
Anthill is a metaphor for the world of structure and complexity that exists just beneath the surface of everything around us
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TB Dinesh
Global Fellow

Dinesh, as part of Janastu and Servelots groups, has
been exploring tech engagements for "Indian/South needs" through
a rural research lab (iruway.janastu.org) set up near Bangalore.
Research activities have been generally oriented towards
Web content accessibility issues for the low-literate users.
Decentralized local mesh networks, indigenous archives,
and Web Annotation tools frame the context of activity.

A community radio on the mesh using Raspberry Pi based media
repositories as nodes, captive portals and storytelling activities help
realization of renarration activities in a scenario with a large
diversity of literacy. See j.mp/janastu-mesh and see j.mp/myhill
- Anthillhacks, an inclusive event similar to dwebcamp.


Dinesh returned to Bangalore from Palo Alto about 20 years ago
for developing “Pantoto Communities - community owned
community knowledge” software that helped non tech-savvy
domain experts at small organisations do knowledge management
without depending on high-cost tech resources. After meeting a
number of people and organizations working on a wide range of
societal issues, Janastu and Servelots became an R&D body
for these groups. While the Pantoto idea is still active in spirit, its
now being imagined as decentralised archives with Web Annotations
tools to help link data, renarrate content for low literates, and to
enable mesh-based participatory services.

TB Dinesh
Global Fellow

Dinesh, as part of Janastu and Servelots groups, has
been exploring tech engagements for "Indian/South needs" through
a rural research lab (iruway.janastu.org) set up near Bangalore.
Research activities have been generally oriented towards
Web content accessibility issues for the low-literate users.
Decentralized local mesh networks, indigenous archives,
and Web Annotation tools frame the context of activity.

A community radio on the mesh using Raspberry Pi based media
repositories as nodes, captive portals and storytelling activities help
realization of renarration activities in a scenario with a large
diversity of literacy. See j.mp/janastu-mesh and see j.mp/myhill
- Anthillhacks, an inclusive event similar to dwebcamp.


Dinesh returned to Bangalore from Palo Alto about 20 years ago
for developing “Pantoto Communities - community owned
community knowledge” software that helped non tech-savvy
domain experts at small organisations do knowledge management
without depending on high-cost tech resources. After meeting a
number of people and organizations working on a wide range of
societal issues, Janastu and Servelots became an R&D body
for these groups. While the Pantoto idea is still active in spirit, its
now being imagined as decentralised archives with Web Annotations
tools to help link data, renarrate content for low literates, and to
enable mesh-based participatory services.

⚡️Lightning Talk: Building Blockchains with Cosmos
Building Blockchains with Cosmos
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Hans Schoenburg
Developer Relations Engineer, Cosmos

Hans is hopeful that web tech can provide social prosthetics for a more just and sustainable world. He started in tech by founding an online gift economy and is curious to see where blockchains can take us. Hans is a developer relations engineer at Cosmos as well as a contributor to the Handshake project.

Hans Schoenburg
Developer Relations Engineer, Cosmos

Hans is hopeful that web tech can provide social prosthetics for a more just and sustainable world. He started in tech by founding an online gift economy and is curious to see where blockchains can take us. Hans is a developer relations engineer at Cosmos as well as a contributor to the Handshake project.

⚡️Lightning Talk: Cryptoart in Form and Function
Learn how to make and have fun with Cryptoart
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Duncan Krostue
Western Governors University, Student of Marketing

Duncan is an artist from Kalamazoo, Michigan who has recently traveled to NYC and Tokyo to meet with other cryptoartists in real life. After selling a tokenized print of an illustrated parody on stage at the actual first auction of visual art made for the blockchain, he became inspired to found artMuseum.io to be the world's first decentralized open-submission museum of cryptoart for any blockchain.

       As a direct result of being empowered by publishing in someone else’s system, this independent artist felt compelled to forge a collection of his own which is not as exclusive in theme but aims to reflect best practices in greater indologies of decentralization and consensus. Growing from the understanding for the root word of token being “to teach,” this telegram user assists artists all over the globe to participate in other the various community based cryptoart “games” which have launched in 2018.

Having accrued enough reputation and body of knowledge from all the odd jobs which made this outlier specialized he was selected by EverdreamSoft to curate the Memorychain and OasisMining collections in Book of Orbs. He began with updating the two Japanese whitepapers into one solid plan, drawing an action plan together with other compatible projects.

As a curator this visionary has launched a word of mouth only cryptoarto collection whose mechanisms push the boundaries of experience by inverting most of the rules. As a student in Marketing at Western Governors University this entrepreneur learned that a successful endeavor is based on giving the market the service it needs. Contrary to all the tokenized games to be announced since mid-2017, his “Proof of Parody” offers a novel upgrade to the joystick battle genre.

Duncan Krostue
Western Governors University, Student of Marketing

Duncan is an artist from Kalamazoo, Michigan who has recently traveled to NYC and Tokyo to meet with other cryptoartists in real life. After selling a tokenized print of an illustrated parody on stage at the actual first auction of visual art made for the blockchain, he became inspired to found artMuseum.io to be the world's first decentralized open-submission museum of cryptoart for any blockchain.

       As a direct result of being empowered by publishing in someone else’s system, this independent artist felt compelled to forge a collection of his own which is not as exclusive in theme but aims to reflect best practices in greater indologies of decentralization and consensus. Growing from the understanding for the root word of token being “to teach,” this telegram user assists artists all over the globe to participate in other the various community based cryptoart “games” which have launched in 2018.

Having accrued enough reputation and body of knowledge from all the odd jobs which made this outlier specialized he was selected by EverdreamSoft to curate the Memorychain and OasisMining collections in Book of Orbs. He began with updating the two Japanese whitepapers into one solid plan, drawing an action plan together with other compatible projects.

As a curator this visionary has launched a word of mouth only cryptoarto collection whose mechanisms push the boundaries of experience by inverting most of the rules. As a student in Marketing at Western Governors University this entrepreneur learned that a successful endeavor is based on giving the market the service it needs. Contrary to all the tokenized games to be announced since mid-2017, his “Proof of Parody” offers a novel upgrade to the joystick battle genre.

⚡️Lightning Talk: Decentralizing Page Experience with the #OverWeb
Learn all about the #OverWeb and more!
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Daveed Benjamin
Founder/Visionkeeper, Bridgit

Since BS and MS in Engineering at Stanford, Daveed has had leadership roles in startups, nonprofits, and social enterprises in emergent fields. As a "Shift Shaper," his work focuses on collective wisdom and altering systems of consciousness for positive impact. Daveed worked on decentralization in early 2000s focusing on energy, food, and water and on building local economies. Now his focus is decentralizing linking and the web experience. As CEO and Visionkeeper of Bridgit, Daveed is building post-blockchain protocols that provide 360 context for any idea or object as well as discovery orders of magnitude faster than search. Author of first-of-its-kind augmented reality book,Pacha’s Pajamas: A Story Written By Nature. Daveed is an Active Dreaming teacher, a SoulCollage® Facilitator, a Green For All fellow, and Founder Gym graduate.

Daveed Benjamin
Founder/Visionkeeper, Bridgit

Since BS and MS in Engineering at Stanford, Daveed has had leadership roles in startups, nonprofits, and social enterprises in emergent fields. As a "Shift Shaper," his work focuses on collective wisdom and altering systems of consciousness for positive impact. Daveed worked on decentralization in early 2000s focusing on energy, food, and water and on building local economies. Now his focus is decentralizing linking and the web experience. As CEO and Visionkeeper of Bridgit, Daveed is building post-blockchain protocols that provide 360 context for any idea or object as well as discovery orders of magnitude faster than search. Author of first-of-its-kind augmented reality book,Pacha’s Pajamas: A Story Written By Nature. Daveed is an Active Dreaming teacher, a SoulCollage® Facilitator, a Green For All fellow, and Founder Gym graduate.

⚡️Lightning Talk: Design Patterns for the Dweb
Talking about UX patterns of decentralized apps
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Shokunin .
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Shokunin is the founder of Permaweb.io and the IPFS Discord. He is building the first suite of consumer apps on top of the IPFS stack. 

Shokunin .
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Shokunin is the founder of Permaweb.io and the IPFS Discord. He is building the first suite of consumer apps on top of the IPFS stack. 

⚡️Lightning Talk: DWeb + Colonisation
This is a retelling of an old story about empire/colonisation that we're at risk of perpetuating
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Mix Irving
Scuttlebutt, Enspiral, Protozoa

Mix is a community gardener from the Scuttlebutt ecosystem - this involves cheering others on, helping connect rad people with resources, and crafting social patterns which will help us move closer to a solarpunk future. He's a practicing programmer, teacher, cooperative worker-owner, parent. Communities that he's helped grow, and have grown him  include : aotawhiti.school.nz , enspiral.comloomio.orgdevacademy.co.nz,  scuttlebutt.nz

Website: protozoa.nz

Talks: Embracing Subjectivity - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5K18XssVBg

Mix Irving
Scuttlebutt, Enspiral, Protozoa

Mix is a community gardener from the Scuttlebutt ecosystem - this involves cheering others on, helping connect rad people with resources, and crafting social patterns which will help us move closer to a solarpunk future. He's a practicing programmer, teacher, cooperative worker-owner, parent. Communities that he's helped grow, and have grown him  include : aotawhiti.school.nz , enspiral.comloomio.orgdevacademy.co.nz,  scuttlebutt.nz

Website: protozoa.nz

Talks: Embracing Subjectivity - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5K18XssVBg

⚡️Lightning Talk: Enhanced Privacy with Decentralized Identity
A discussion about identity and privacy related issues and solutions towards a privacy-preserved Internet
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Yisi Liu
CTO, Dimension

Yisi is now working with fantastic developers at Dimension.im on various projects towards a decentralized and privacy-preserving web. He is focusing on how to apply cryptography algorithms and schemes to the real world, including two ongoing projects at Dimension, maskbook.com and tessercube.com, to bring users a web with privacy. He used to be a natural language processing researcher but decided to work on real world cryptography and data privacy protection when he realized the double edged sword of how big companies are using and "abusing" user's data in their lives. He is a true believer of a decentralized web and would like to bring it to more users all over the world.

Yisi Liu
CTO, Dimension

Yisi is now working with fantastic developers at Dimension.im on various projects towards a decentralized and privacy-preserving web. He is focusing on how to apply cryptography algorithms and schemes to the real world, including two ongoing projects at Dimension, maskbook.com and tessercube.com, to bring users a web with privacy. He used to be a natural language processing researcher but decided to work on real world cryptography and data privacy protection when he realized the double edged sword of how big companies are using and "abusing" user's data in their lives. He is a true believer of a decentralized web and would like to bring it to more users all over the world.

⚡️Lightning Talk: Formalizing Unique Identity on the Internet
Come learn about the anonymous unique identity network
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Sergey Ivliev
Director, Cryptoeconomics and Blockchain Systems Lab, Perm State University

Sergey Ivliev holds a Ph.D. in Mathematical economics of Perm State University. He is a director of Perm State University’s Cryptoeconomics & Blockchain Systems Lab, which is the main organizer of the Perm Winter School on Digital Financial Markets (http://permwinterschool.ru) and Perm Summer School on Cryptoeconomics (http://perm.school)

Sergey Ivliev
Director, Cryptoeconomics and Blockchain Systems Lab, Perm State University

Sergey Ivliev holds a Ph.D. in Mathematical economics of Perm State University. He is a director of Perm State University’s Cryptoeconomics & Blockchain Systems Lab, which is the main organizer of the Perm Winter School on Digital Financial Markets (http://permwinterschool.ru) and Perm Summer School on Cryptoeconomics (http://perm.school)

⚡️Lightning Talk: Internetworking payment networks with Interledger
A brief overview of the Interledger protocol
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Adrian Hope-Bailie
Head of Services, Coil Technologies

I have worked as a technology researcher, software engineer, product developer and solutions architect. These days I co-chair the Web Payments Working Group at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), head up all-things Interledger at Coil (and anywhere else I can) and do a lot of contemplating about how we can make payments better and connect more things and people. I live in Cape Town, South Africa with my beautiful wife, two-and-a-half kids and our dog, Rupert. I love the potential of technology, open source, open standards, interoperability and not being the smartest person in the room. I hate red-tape, closed networks, closed mindedness and writing about myself in the third-person.

Adrian Hope-Bailie
Head of Services, Coil Technologies

I have worked as a technology researcher, software engineer, product developer and solutions architect. These days I co-chair the Web Payments Working Group at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), head up all-things Interledger at Coil (and anywhere else I can) and do a lot of contemplating about how we can make payments better and connect more things and people. I live in Cape Town, South Africa with my beautiful wife, two-and-a-half kids and our dog, Rupert. I love the potential of technology, open source, open standards, interoperability and not being the smartest person in the room. I hate red-tape, closed networks, closed mindedness and writing about myself in the third-person.

⚡️Lightning Talk: Local-first personal data library
Get inspired to think of what a user centric web might be
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Irakli Gozalishvili
Research Engineer, Mozilla

Irakli Gozalishvili is Research Engineer at Mozilla interested in bringing decentralized technologies into world wide web. He believes internet can be a truly public resource, but only if it breaks free of corporate silos and views decentralization as an enabling technology for this. 

Irakli Gozalishvili
Research Engineer, Mozilla

Irakli Gozalishvili is Research Engineer at Mozilla interested in bringing decentralized technologies into world wide web. He believes internet can be a truly public resource, but only if it breaks free of corporate silos and views decentralization as an enabling technology for this. 

⚡️Lightning Talk: Mass Migrations — Can technology help those forced to flee?
Discussion on the freedom of movement and the role of technology
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Matt Davis
Director of Emerging Technology, Mediacurrent

Matt is a software engineer with a passion for exploring possibilities at the intersection of human rights and emerging technology. With a background in international human rights works as well as the Drupal and Angular open source communities, he is excited to be volunteering as a coordinator of the humanitarian track of the Decentralized Web Summit.

 

 

Videos from the summit:

Matt Davis
Director of Emerging Technology, Mediacurrent

Matt is a software engineer with a passion for exploring possibilities at the intersection of human rights and emerging technology. With a background in international human rights works as well as the Drupal and Angular open source communities, he is excited to be volunteering as a coordinator of the humanitarian track of the Decentralized Web Summit.

 

 

Videos from the summit:

⚡️Lightning Talk: Multiple Transport Layers for the Decentralized Web
Learnings from wiring Wolk's decentralized blockchain to the Internet Archive's Multiple Transports Layer
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Rodney Witcher
VP Product, Wolk

Over the past two years, Rodney Witcher has worked at Wolk focusing on designing and building a protocol that will enable a world where users wrest control of their data away from the big corporations and regain autonomy over their online presence and activity. Rodney's background lies in building large scale applications, honing his skills as an engineer, product designer and dot connector most recently as a co-founder of CrossChannel, a mobile and social advertising company, and previously at a number of companies as a software engineer. Rodney lives in the Bay Area and enjoys spending quality time with his wife Courtney and son Shaw.

Rodney Witcher
VP Product, Wolk

Over the past two years, Rodney Witcher has worked at Wolk focusing on designing and building a protocol that will enable a world where users wrest control of their data away from the big corporations and regain autonomy over their online presence and activity. Rodney's background lies in building large scale applications, honing his skills as an engineer, product designer and dot connector most recently as a co-founder of CrossChannel, a mobile and social advertising company, and previously at a number of companies as a software engineer. Rodney lives in the Bay Area and enjoys spending quality time with his wife Courtney and son Shaw.

⚡️Lightning Talk: Open Learning Commons - a P2P-Learning Community
This talk will introduce Open Learning Commons, demonstrate its suite of open-source tools, and invite those in attendance to come play.
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Robert Best
Co-Learner & Steward, Open Learning Commons, Robert.Best

Robert Best is an open-source web developer, researcher, and graph analyst. His areas of interest are peer-to-peer technologies, collective intelligence, commoning, social entrepreneurship, and the future of work. Robert is currently stewarding Open Learning Commons, which is a p2p-learning community (See OpenLearning.CC) Most recently he was working with Holo/Holochain: a software framework+platform for creating+hosting fully p2p applications. Prior to Holochain Robert was contributing to Metamaps.cc - an open-source real-time collaborative concept-mapping web application.

Robert Best
Co-Learner & Steward, Open Learning Commons, Robert.Best

Robert Best is an open-source web developer, researcher, and graph analyst. His areas of interest are peer-to-peer technologies, collective intelligence, commoning, social entrepreneurship, and the future of work. Robert is currently stewarding Open Learning Commons, which is a p2p-learning community (See OpenLearning.CC) Most recently he was working with Holo/Holochain: a software framework+platform for creating+hosting fully p2p applications. Prior to Holochain Robert was contributing to Metamaps.cc - an open-source real-time collaborative concept-mapping web application.

⚡️Lightning Talk: P2P Accounting for Planetary Survival
A quick description of the ValueFlows semantic web model as a "schema for the economy"
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pospi ·
Systems architect, developer & catalyst, Holochain REA Project

Pospi is a former web developer turned blockchain developer turned Holochain developer. His current engagement is HoloREA, a general-purpose resource accounting framework for complex value exchange which has origins in a 40-year body of work. He has a strong interest in ethical production and conscious consumerism, and previously created Everledger’s diamond provenance technology before working at the Ethereum development studio ConsenSys on a range of other blockchain projects. He left that industry in late 2018 after concluding that the profit motive would corrupt and subvert any good that might be achievable, and now dedicates his efforts to building digital commons & social fabric in ecosystems hoping to create viable alternatives to capitalism.

He is based on the Sunshine Coast in Australia, close to his great loves of rainforest creeks and sparsely populated beaches.

http://pospi.spadgos.com/

 

pospi ·
Systems architect, developer & catalyst, Holochain REA Project

Pospi is a former web developer turned blockchain developer turned Holochain developer. His current engagement is HoloREA, a general-purpose resource accounting framework for complex value exchange which has origins in a 40-year body of work. He has a strong interest in ethical production and conscious consumerism, and previously created Everledger’s diamond provenance technology before working at the Ethereum development studio ConsenSys on a range of other blockchain projects. He left that industry in late 2018 after concluding that the profit motive would corrupt and subvert any good that might be achievable, and now dedicates his efforts to building digital commons & social fabric in ecosystems hoping to create viable alternatives to capitalism.

He is based on the Sunshine Coast in Australia, close to his great loves of rainforest creeks and sparsely populated beaches.

http://pospi.spadgos.com/

 

⚡️Lightning Talk: Resourcing Values in Design
A quick overview of approaches as well as tactics they adopt in order to have values drive technology design
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Dawn Walker
Hypha Worker Co-operative

Dawn Walker is a PhD student at the University of Toronto focused on participatory design tactics for grassroots environmental monitoring civic technologies. Based in Toronto, she has organized workshops on mesh networking and decentralized technologies with Toronto Mesh. As a member of EDGI and Data Together, she imagines possibilities for more just and resilient environmental and climate data.

 

Videos from the summit:

Dawn Walker
Hypha Worker Co-operative

Dawn Walker is a PhD student at the University of Toronto focused on participatory design tactics for grassroots environmental monitoring civic technologies. Based in Toronto, she has organized workshops on mesh networking and decentralized technologies with Toronto Mesh. As a member of EDGI and Data Together, she imagines possibilities for more just and resilient environmental and climate data.

 

Videos from the summit:

⚡️Lightning Talk: Rethinking Decentralization As Orthogonality
A proposal for orthogonality
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Peter Wang
Anaconda, Inc.

Data Science/Machine Learning; Ethics in AI; Cybernetics; Sense-making and collective intelligence; Upgrading Liberalism & Individualism to impedance-match the modern memetic environment; Humanity as substrate for what comes next.

Peter Wang
Anaconda, Inc.

Data Science/Machine Learning; Ethics in AI; Cybernetics; Sense-making and collective intelligence; Upgrading Liberalism & Individualism to impedance-match the modern memetic environment; Humanity as substrate for what comes next.

⚡️Lightning Talk: Scaling Decentralization: 2M+ Monthly Users on GUN protocol
A brief introduction to the protocols, tools, and algorithms for a scalable egalitarian future!
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Mark Nadal
Founder, GUN

Mark is a mathematician turned programmer. He runs a VC backed Open Source company and has traveled to 30 countries. The diverse cultures he has experienced fuels his passion for learning, sharing, and creating open technology freely for all.

 

Videos from the summit:

Mark Nadal
Founder, GUN

Mark is a mathematician turned programmer. He runs a VC backed Open Source company and has traveled to 30 countries. The diverse cultures he has experienced fuels his passion for learning, sharing, and creating open technology freely for all.

 

Videos from the summit:

⚡️Lightning Talk: Snake Oil
You probably know more about blockchain than you do about snake oil
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Eric Hellman
President, Free Ebook Foundation

Eric Hellman is Co-Founder and President of the Free Ebook Foundation. After 10 years doing physics research at Bell Labs, Eric got interested in electronic publishing, started an e-journal, started a company, built linking technology for libraries, sold that company to OCLC and worked there a few years, started blogging (at Go To Hellman), and then started working to make free ebooks work for libraries and everyone else. Eric believes that modern cryptographic tools must be widely deployed in the library and publishing industries to ensure digital privacy and security for all.

Eric Hellman
President, Free Ebook Foundation

Eric Hellman is Co-Founder and President of the Free Ebook Foundation. After 10 years doing physics research at Bell Labs, Eric got interested in electronic publishing, started an e-journal, started a company, built linking technology for libraries, sold that company to OCLC and worked there a few years, started blogging (at Go To Hellman), and then started working to make free ebooks work for libraries and everyone else. Eric believes that modern cryptographic tools must be widely deployed in the library and publishing industries to ensure digital privacy and security for all.

⚡️Lightning Talk: Superbrowser: True User Agency in a Dweb World
Learn what a browser could be if it put your values first
Read more.
Dietrich Ayala
Ecosystem Growth Engineer, Protocol Labs

Dietrich Ayala is working on safeguarding the internet at Protocol Labs by turning browsers into true user agents, with technologies like IPFS.

Dietrich's first computer job was as webmaster at indie music label Sub Pop Records, doing anything and everything digital. He has since worked at small startups and also household names like McAfee and Yahoo. He spent 13 years working for internet freedom at Mozilla, the non-profit makers of Firefox. Before computerizing, he was a barista and chef.

Dietrich lives in San Francisco California at the moment, and spends a year in Asia every so often because that's where the internet is growing the most and where all of our devices come from. And the noodle soup is good.

 

Dietrich Ayala
Ecosystem Growth Engineer, Protocol Labs

Dietrich Ayala is working on safeguarding the internet at Protocol Labs by turning browsers into true user agents, with technologies like IPFS.

Dietrich's first computer job was as webmaster at indie music label Sub Pop Records, doing anything and everything digital. He has since worked at small startups and also household names like McAfee and Yahoo. He spent 13 years working for internet freedom at Mozilla, the non-profit makers of Firefox. Before computerizing, he was a barista and chef.

Dietrich lives in San Francisco California at the moment, and spends a year in Asia every so often because that's where the internet is growing the most and where all of our devices come from. And the noodle soup is good.

 

⚡️Lightning Talk: Superbrowser: True User Agency in a DWeb World
Learn what a browser could be if it put your values first
Read more.
Dietrich Ayala
Ecosystem Growth Engineer, Protocol Labs

Dietrich Ayala is working on safeguarding the internet at Protocol Labs by turning browsers into true user agents, with technologies like IPFS.

Dietrich's first computer job was as webmaster at indie music label Sub Pop Records, doing anything and everything digital. He has since worked at small startups and also household names like McAfee and Yahoo. He spent 13 years working for internet freedom at Mozilla, the non-profit makers of Firefox. Before computerizing, he was a barista and chef.

Dietrich lives in San Francisco California at the moment, and spends a year in Asia every so often because that's where the internet is growing the most and where all of our devices come from. And the noodle soup is good.

 

Dietrich Ayala
Ecosystem Growth Engineer, Protocol Labs

Dietrich Ayala is working on safeguarding the internet at Protocol Labs by turning browsers into true user agents, with technologies like IPFS.

Dietrich's first computer job was as webmaster at indie music label Sub Pop Records, doing anything and everything digital. He has since worked at small startups and also household names like McAfee and Yahoo. He spent 13 years working for internet freedom at Mozilla, the non-profit makers of Firefox. Before computerizing, he was a barista and chef.

Dietrich lives in San Francisco California at the moment, and spends a year in Asia every so often because that's where the internet is growing the most and where all of our devices come from. And the noodle soup is good.

 

⚡️Lightning Talk: The Biologic Processes Enables by Cell Phone Use
We will learn a very different way of looking at cell phones and social networks
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Stephen Ackroyd
Founder and CEO, TouchAdventures.com

Stephen Ackroyd is Founder and CEO of TouchAdventures.com, a mobile development studio, building companies.

Stephen is Co-Founder of DirectSalesMobile.com, the leading mobile applications provider for the 6 million salespeople and the 36 million customers in the direct selling industry.

Stephen is Co-Founder of Koncentra.io, a private social network platform for building and curating membership communities using mobile and voice applications to provide infrastructure for events, media distribution, messaging and ML-based prospecting.

Earlier, he was on launch teams for Sony PlayStation and Sega Dreamcast, each running business development.  

Stephen has a BA in Computer Science from UCSD and an MBA from UCLA.

Stephen holds the belief that community building, the act and practice of bringing people with shared interests together into safe, curated environments under the direction of a worthy leaders is essential to human growth and survival.

Stephen has a crazy wife, Amra Tareen, and two normal, teenage boys.

Stephen Ackroyd
Founder and CEO, TouchAdventures.com

Stephen Ackroyd is Founder and CEO of TouchAdventures.com, a mobile development studio, building companies.

Stephen is Co-Founder of DirectSalesMobile.com, the leading mobile applications provider for the 6 million salespeople and the 36 million customers in the direct selling industry.

Stephen is Co-Founder of Koncentra.io, a private social network platform for building and curating membership communities using mobile and voice applications to provide infrastructure for events, media distribution, messaging and ML-based prospecting.

Earlier, he was on launch teams for Sony PlayStation and Sega Dreamcast, each running business development.  

Stephen has a BA in Computer Science from UCSD and an MBA from UCLA.

Stephen holds the belief that community building, the act and practice of bringing people with shared interests together into safe, curated environments under the direction of a worthy leaders is essential to human growth and survival.

Stephen has a crazy wife, Amra Tareen, and two normal, teenage boys.

⚡️Lightning Talk: The Next Crypto is Media
The time is right for decentralized media as a market force in the technology landscape of Silicon Valley social media
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Josh Stroud
Software Engineer & Tech Event Producer, Angel Launch

Three-year decentralized technology ecosystem veteran with a background in software engineering and mindfulness as well as advanced states of consciousness at the Transformative Technology Conference in Silicon Valley. Reach out to me on Facebook at http://facebook.com/josh.e.stroud

Josh Stroud
Software Engineer & Tech Event Producer, Angel Launch

Three-year decentralized technology ecosystem veteran with a background in software engineering and mindfulness as well as advanced states of consciousness at the Transformative Technology Conference in Silicon Valley. Reach out to me on Facebook at http://facebook.com/josh.e.stroud

⚡️Lightning Talk: Understanding BFT (classical) Consensus
Come learn about the history of Byzantine Fault Tolerant (BFT) Consensus and much more!
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Peter Lu
@_kitchen, Developer, @ThunderProtocol

Peter is a cute developer among other things

Peter Lu
@_kitchen, Developer, @ThunderProtocol

Peter is a cute developer among other things

⚡️Lightning Talk: vTaiwan and Recursiv Public
Get an insider's view of how vTaiwan works and hear hopefully refreshing concepts like "forking the government" and "be nobody"
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Shuyang Lin
nobody, g0v.tw

Shuyang Lin is co-founder and re:architect of PDIS.tw, working to prototype the future of democracy. She combines her passion and skills in interaction design and HCI (Human Computer Interaction) and her computer science background to rethink the relationship between the government and civil society. Her interested includes areas where design overlaps with ethics, policy making and artificial intelligence. 

Shuyang Lin
nobody, g0v.tw

Shuyang Lin is co-founder and re:architect of PDIS.tw, working to prototype the future of democracy. She combines her passion and skills in interaction design and HCI (Human Computer Interaction) and her computer science background to rethink the relationship between the government and civil society. Her interested includes areas where design overlaps with ethics, policy making and artificial intelligence. 

⚡️Lightning Talk: Web Crawlers in the Browser
Create your own personal search engine in the browser -- can you be your own google?
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Paul Frazee
Co-Creator, Beaker Browser

Paul is the co-creator of the Beaker browser and an active contributor to the Dat protocol. Previously Paul helped found the Secure Scuttlebutt project, and has a history of working at small Web development agencies. He's here to talk about peer-to-peer computing and how the Web can become a live environment.

 

 

Videos from the summit:

Paul Frazee
Co-Creator, Beaker Browser

Paul is the co-creator of the Beaker browser and an active contributor to the Dat protocol. Previously Paul helped found the Secure Scuttlebutt project, and has a history of working at small Web development agencies. He's here to talk about peer-to-peer computing and how the Web can become a live environment.

 

 

Videos from the summit:

⚡️Lightning Talk: What are image graphs?
Listeners will consider the ideas Image Graphs
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Margaret Warren
Artist, Technologist, Founder, Image Snippets

Margaret Warren is an artist and technologist. She is the creator of the ImageSnippets, a system for describing images using linked data, semantic web and knowledge representation techniques. 

As an artist, Margaret creates works in 2D and 3D and installation pieces in multiple styles and mediums and has been actively involved in the arts since she was a child. She has been associated with numerous galleries in Northwest Florida and was a studio artist at First City Art Center in Pensacola, Florida for over 3 years and a program director and on the board of the Arts & Design Society in Fort Walton Beach for over 4 years. Her work has been shown and sold internationally and commissioned by clients. 

She is also a co-founding member of a collaborative art group called the Southeastern Art Players (SAP) that has been in existence for almost 10 years. Over the years, SAP has had many art ‘camps’, art parties and given many workshops and demonstrations of collaborative art ‘playing’. The work created by SAP is very different from any of the work that is created independently by any one member of the group and this has been one of the most rewarding realizations of the SAP experience. The SAP work has won awards, been purchased into the prestigious Cinco Banderas collection in Pensacola, Florida, used for an academic book cover and sold into collections all over the world.

Margaret Warren
Artist, Technologist, Founder, Image Snippets

Margaret Warren is an artist and technologist. She is the creator of the ImageSnippets, a system for describing images using linked data, semantic web and knowledge representation techniques. 

As an artist, Margaret creates works in 2D and 3D and installation pieces in multiple styles and mediums and has been actively involved in the arts since she was a child. She has been associated with numerous galleries in Northwest Florida and was a studio artist at First City Art Center in Pensacola, Florida for over 3 years and a program director and on the board of the Arts & Design Society in Fort Walton Beach for over 4 years. Her work has been shown and sold internationally and commissioned by clients. 

She is also a co-founding member of a collaborative art group called the Southeastern Art Players (SAP) that has been in existence for almost 10 years. Over the years, SAP has had many art ‘camps’, art parties and given many workshops and demonstrations of collaborative art ‘playing’. The work created by SAP is very different from any of the work that is created independently by any one member of the group and this has been one of the most rewarding realizations of the SAP experience. The SAP work has won awards, been purchased into the prestigious Cinco Banderas collection in Pensacola, Florida, used for an academic book cover and sold into collections all over the world.

⚡️Lightning Talk: What I learned from WebTorrent
Lessons learned starting and running a P2P open source project.
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Feross Aboukhadjeh
Founder, WebTorrent

Feross is building WebTorrent , the first torrent client that works on the web in the browser. He is bringing P2P to the masses with accessible, WebRTC-based P2P protocols.

 

 

Videos from the summit:

Feross Aboukhadjeh
Founder, WebTorrent

Feross is building WebTorrent , the first torrent client that works on the web in the browser. He is bringing P2P to the masses with accessible, WebRTC-based P2P protocols.

 

 

Videos from the summit:

⚡️Lightning Talk: What's up with IPFS?
Quick recap of what's new in the IPFS community and where we're heading
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Molly Mackinlay
Project Lead, IPFS

Molly Mackinlay is the Project Lead for IPFS - the InterPlanetary File System. After spending 5 years at Google managing products like Native Client, Google Classroom, and mobile Search while participating in the wider IPFS community in "1% time" - she now spends her time identifying and coordinating action on the most important challenges in the IPFS ecosystem. Her responsibilities as Project Lead extend from yearly priority setting to cross-working group coordination, and everything in between.

Molly Mackinlay
Project Lead, IPFS

Molly Mackinlay is the Project Lead for IPFS - the InterPlanetary File System. After spending 5 years at Google managing products like Native Client, Google Classroom, and mobile Search while participating in the wider IPFS community in "1% time" - she now spends her time identifying and coordinating action on the most important challenges in the IPFS ecosystem. Her responsibilities as Project Lead extend from yearly priority setting to cross-working group coordination, and everything in between.

⚡️Lightning Talk: Whose Future are you serving?
Interrogating 'Frontier' Imaginaries within P2P Technologies
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Laniyuk .
Poetic Computation, blockades.org

Laniyuk is an award winning queer Aboriginal poet born of a French mother and a Larrakia, Kungarrakan and Gurindji father. Her poetry and short memoir reflects the intersectionality of her cross cultural and queer identity. She contributed to the book Colouring the Rainbow: Blak Queer and Trans Perspectives. She is currently exploring the intersection of her poetry, decolonial theory and P2P technologies (poetic computation ala Taeyoon Choi) co-running workshops for queer people of color in Melbourne exploring accessibility and safety of P2P technologies. She has also run decolonial lectures and workshops for universities and in Aotearoa New Zealand at the first Scuttlebutt gathering.

 

Laniyuk .
Poetic Computation, blockades.org

Laniyuk is an award winning queer Aboriginal poet born of a French mother and a Larrakia, Kungarrakan and Gurindji father. Her poetry and short memoir reflects the intersectionality of her cross cultural and queer identity. She contributed to the book Colouring the Rainbow: Blak Queer and Trans Perspectives. She is currently exploring the intersection of her poetry, decolonial theory and P2P technologies (poetic computation ala Taeyoon Choi) co-running workshops for queer people of color in Melbourne exploring accessibility and safety of P2P technologies. She has also run decolonial lectures and workshops for universities and in Aotearoa New Zealand at the first Scuttlebutt gathering.