Thursday, August 2 • 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Lightning Talks: New Discoveries

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


Matilda Wysocki - I will talk about activist models of decentralization and their relevance for web theorists

Chris Gebhardt - Unity and Interoperability Among Decentralized Systems -> How adopting infocentric architecture and design patterns opens up broad new possibilities for decentralized networks and "post-application" software. (and related business models..)

James Prestwich - Riemann: Cryptocurrency development for Humans

Ainsley Sutherland - We will demonstrate our privacy protocol, which offloads private computation for blockchains, and teach guests how to write "secret contracts". We will discuss use-cases like voting that benefit from both data privacy and decentralization.

Tantek Çelik - IndieWeb. Taking back your content with practical decentralization steps

Gordon Mohr - Bringing "Petnames" to the @-Names Era

Eva Beylin - Mechanics and impact of decentralized financial networks

Charles Lehner - Scuttlebutt apps. Demoing git-ssb, patchfoo, scuttle-shell, and ssb-npm.

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John Light

Community Lead, Aragon
John Light is the Community Lead at Aragon, a project that is building tools for the governance of organizations and open source projects. He is also a co-founder of Bitseed, author of Bitcoin: Be Your Own Bank, free software advocate and contributor, and advisor to cryptocurrency... Read More →

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Eva Beylin

Strategy & Research, OmiseGO
Eva is fascinated with human behavior and how it impacts economic activity and incentive systems. She supports strategy development and research at OmiseGO, to build accessible financial infrastructure based on the Ethereum blockchain, while ensuring that all necessary components... Read More →
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Chris Gebhardt

Software Researcher, The InfoCentral Project
Chris Gebhardt is a software researcher with diverse tech background and specialization in distributed systems and databases. In the last couple years, he's been working on formalizing a comprehensive architecture for decentralized information systems and dynamic software environments... Read More →
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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
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Gordon Mohr

Advisor, Internet Archive & Zcash
Gordon is a veteran developer of internet and peer-to-peer systems, the originator of the 'magnet' link, and was the founding technical lead for open-source work at the Internet Archive that's used by libraries worldwide to archive the web. He'd like technology to make deception and... Read More →
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Ainsley Sutherland

Private computation for decentralized apps!
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Web Standards Lead, Mozilla
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Matilda Wysocki

History of social movements, media theory, community organizing, distributed systems, and art!

Thursday August 2, 2018 2:00pm - 3:15pm
[1] Hyper Room 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

Attendees (25)