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Tuesday, July 31
 

6:00pm

Science Fair
Limited Capacity seats available

Come meet the builders of the Decentralized Web in one-on-one chats during our Science Fair!  Wander through the Internet Archive's fascinating "Temple of Knowledge" to find more than 70 tables, each with a different project.  Get your first look at the technologies of tomorrow.

For more information about each Science Fair project visit:  https://decentralizedweb.net/science-fair/

Speakers
avatar for Feross Aboukhadjeh

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.
avatar for Sawood Alam

Sawood Alam

Researcher, Old Dominion University
Sawood Alam is a PhD Student of Computer Science at Old Dominion University, USA. Sawood received his B.Tech. degree in Computer Engineering from Jamia Millia Islamia, India in 2008 and his M.S. in Computer Science from Old Dominion University, USA in 2013. His Master’s Thesis title... Read More →
avatar for Muneeb Ali

Muneeb Ali

Co-Founder, Blockstack
Muneeb co-founded Blockstack, a new internet for decentralized apps where users own their data. Muneeb received his PhD in Computer Science from Princeton University specializing in distributed systems. He went through Y Combinator and has worked in the systems research group at Princeton... Read More →
avatar for Derek Alia

Derek Alia

Frontend Developer, Aragon
A constant student. I love learning new languages, frameworks, databases and techniques. I try to have a wide breadth of knowledge on the subjects so I can select the best tool for the task at hand. I've been known to lock myself in a room for a week-end for a codefest to learn a... Read More →
avatar for Christopher Allen

Christopher Allen

Rebuilding the Web of Trust
  | | | | Christopher Allen is an entrepreneur, technologist, and educator who specializes in collaboration, security, and trust. As a pioneer in internet cryptography, he’s initiated cross-industry collaborations and created industry standards that influence the entire... Read More →
avatar for Mitra Ardron

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... Read More →
avatar for Gavin Atkinson

Gavin Atkinson

Designer, Tlon
Gavin is a designer working on Urbit. Most recently he has focused on visualizing cryptographic data like public keys and other identifiers.
avatar for Dietrich Ayala

Dietrich Ayala

Developer, Mozilla
Dietrich Ayala is a developer advocate at Mozilla, the non-profit makers of the Firefox web browser, where he's been working for internet freedom and shipping open source software to hundreds of millions of people for over a decade.
avatar for Camelon Baker

Camelon Baker

Software Engineer, NetFreedom Pioneers
Camelon Baker currently works as the Senior Software Engineer at NetFreedom Pioneers. He has been responsible for the development and implementation of NFP’s primary project: Toosheh, an offline technology that distributes content through satellite datacasting. Camelon has been... Read More →
avatar for Tim Berners-Lee

Tim Berners-Lee

Founder & Project Director, Solid/W3C
Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web in 1989. He founded and Directs the World Wide Consortium (W3C) the forum for technical development of the Web. He founded the Web Foundation whose mission is that the WWW serves humanity, and co-founded the Open Data Institute in London... Read More →
avatar for Eva Beylin

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 →
avatar for Sarah Bowers

Sarah Bowers

Outreach Coordinator, NetFreedom Pioneers
Sarah Bowers works as an Outreach Coordinator for NetFreedom Pioneers. With a background in international education and nonprofit work, Sarah’s passion lies in cross-cultural inquiry and analyzing the ethics and effectiveness of international development efforts. With these interests... Read More →
avatar for Francis Brunelle

Francis Brunelle

Community Support, MaidSafe
As a software developer, Francis has been passionate about Decentralized Web technologies since 2012. Over the years, he has developed a keen expertise with regards to many projects (e.g. SAFE Network, Beaker Browser, Dat, Scuttlebutt, IPFS, etc.) that aim to provide open source platforms... Read More →
avatar for Mathias Buus

Mathias Buus

Chief of Research, Beaker Browser
Mathias Buus is a self taught JavaScript hacker from Copenhagen that has been working with Node.js since the 0.2 days. Mathias likes to work with P2P and distributed systems and is the author of more than 650 modules on npm. He is also the Chief of Research at Beaker leading the technical... Read More →
avatar for Dina Carabas

Dina Carabas

Development Partnerships, Web3 Foundation
Dina is a member of the Web3 Foundation which aims to bring about a more secure, efficient and trust-free web. She is helping to launch the Polkadot protocol and other technologies that build the base for decentralized applications. Previously, she served on the management board of... Read More →
avatar for Constance Choi

Constance Choi

Seven Advisory, COALA
Constance is one of the principal drivers of global, collaborative, multi-stakeholder initiatives (www.blockchainworkshops.org and www.coala.global) and her ongoing work is intended to foster sound public policy to allow blockchain technologies to fulfill the great social and economic promise of its technical ingenuity. Her company, Seven Advisory, also supports diverse public and private clients in global regulations, licensing and... Read More →
avatar for Chris Chrysostom

Chris Chrysostom

Senior software engineer, Medici Ventures
Chris Chryosostom is a senior software engineer at Medici Ventures on the property rights project. His experience developing software ranges from inventory management and finance applications to distributed supply chain systems. His current interest is making property rights visible... Read More →
avatar for Bram Cohen

Bram Cohen

Co-Founder & CEO, Chia Network
avatar for Mike Cohen

Mike Cohen

Business Analyst, WeTrust
Mike is a Business Analyst at WeTrust. Although having entered the cryptoeconomy full-time only recently, Mike has been mining, trading, blogging, and observing the cryptocurrency world for years. Prior to joining WeTrust, he was IT & Operations Manager at a successful telecom consulting... Read More →
avatar for Duke Crawford

Duke Crawford

Creator, th.ai human ai
Duke Crawford figured out how to sync audio with GIF. He syncs GIF with audio visual wiki context at th.ai and thinks GIF can learn to host an attention economy where players own the game.email: duke@th.ai twitter: @dukecrawford.
avatar for Peter Czaban

Peter Czaban

Executive Director, Web3 Foundation
Peter is the Executive Director of the Web3 Foundation which aims to bring about a more secure, efficient and trust-free web. He obtained his Masters of Engineering degree at the University of Oxford, reading Engineering Science where he focused on Bayesian Machine Learning... Read More →
avatar for Kim Hamilton Duffy

Kim Hamilton Duffy

Chief Technology Officer, Learning Machine, Blockcerts
Kim Hamilton Duffy is CTO of Learning Machine and Principal Architect of Blockcerts. Her focus is building decentralized systems enabling interoperable, recipient-owned credentials and identity solutions based on open standards and open source implementations. Kim is co-chair of the... Read More →
avatar for Primavera De Filippi

Primavera De Filippi

Researcher & Faculty Associate, CERSA/CNRS and Berkman-Klein Center / Harvard
Primavera De Filippi is a Permanent Researcher at the National Center of Scientific Research (CNRS) in Paris, a Faculty Associate at the Berkman-Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, and a Visiting Fellow at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the... Read More →
avatar for Evan Firoozi

Evan Firoozi

Technical Coordinator, NetFreedom Pioneers
Evan (AliReza) Firoozi is a former student activist and journalist who was imprisoned by the Iranian government for more than a year, six months of which he spent in solitary confinement. He has collaborated with several organizations and universities to translate to Farsi technical... Read More →
avatar for Paul Frazee

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... Read More →
avatar for Andre Garzia

Andre Garzia

TechSpeaker, Mozilla
Andre is a Mozilla TechSpeaker focused on decentralization technologies and is an active member of the Secure Scuttlebutt community. In the recent years he published books about Firefox OS and managed a Web Literacy program in vulnerable neighborhoods of Rio. He is a firm believer... Read More →
avatar for Chris Gebhardt

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 →
avatar for Irakli Gozalishvili

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 t... Read More →
avatar for Adrian Gropper

Adrian Gropper

Chief Technology Officer, Patient Privacy Rights Foundation
Adrian Gropper, MD is CTO of the non-profit Patient Privacy Rights Foundation where he brings training as an engineer from MIT (ME ‘74) and physician from Harvard Medical School (MD ‘78) followed by a career as a medical device entrepreneur. My current work is all about human... Read More →
avatar for María Gómez

María Gómez

Strategy, Aragon.one
María Gómez is a former Colombian/Spanish corporate lawyer. She worked several years in the M&A and corporate finance practice. Currently she works for Aragon.one, the first team, and in the future one of the several teams, working for the Aragon project. A local to Bogotá-Colombia... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Hill

Andrew Hill

CEO, Textile Photos
Andrew Hill is the CEO at Textile where he is working on building a high quality user experience for the decentralized web and sharing the process and results with the everybody. Before Textile, Andrew helped build CartoDB and received a PhD in Biology in Boulder, CO.
avatar for Matthew Hodgson

Matthew Hodgson

Technical Lead, Matrix
Matthew Hodgson is technical co-founder of Matrix.org: a not-for-profit open source project focused on solving the problem of fragmentation in current Chat, VoIP and IoT technologies. By defining a new lightweight pragmatic open standard for federation/interoperability and releasing... Read More →
avatar for Duy Huynh

Duy Huynh

Founder, Ninja
Duy is the founder of Ninja, an anonymous peer-to-peer exchange, more casually known as the crypto version of Craigslist.  Prior to that, Duy was the founder of Autonomous, which creates smart office products based on AI and Robotics technologies.Offline, Duy lives in NYC and enjoys... Read More →
avatar for Ryoichi Ichiyama

Ryoichi Ichiyama

Chief Scientist, Kanata Limited
Ryoichi's current interest is systems programming and programming languages. | | | | He has worked for several companies to design and implement programmable architecture of systems. | | | | He studied computer science from type theory to component architecture at Kyoto... Read More →
avatar for Devon Read James

Devon Read James

Co-Founder, Open Index Protocol & Alexandria.io
Devon Read James is the inventor of Open Index Protocol (OIP), a blockchain specification for an open and permissionless database, and CEO of Alexandria.io, where you can find anything published to the Open Index. He has worked for Apple and Sony, deployed twice overseas as a US Marine... Read More →
avatar for Amy James

Amy James

Co-Founder, Open Index Protocol & Alexandria.io
Amy James is the co-lead author of Open Index Protocol, a blockchain specification for an open and permissionless database, and co-founder of Alexandria.io where she serves as strategist, writer, speaker and advocate for artists. She has previously worked for nonprofit arts organizations... Read More →
avatar for Chris Johnson

Chris Johnson

Web Developer, Tlon
Chris is a web developer / UX designer who turned to decentralization after a decade of stagnation in social media innovation. He quit Twitch in April of 2017 to do decentralization research and found the broader community. Now he works at Tlon, finally building the next-generation... Read More →
avatar for Dimitri De Jonghe

Dimitri De Jonghe

Co-Founder, Head of Research, BigchainDB and Ocean Protocol
Dr. Dimitri De Jonghe is a cross-domain protocol researcher. After finishing his PhD on micro-electronics and machine learning, he co-founded a series of blockchain startups: ascribe [power to creators] and BigchainDB [a blockchain database], and Ocean Protocol [a public network for... Read More →
avatar for Mek Karpeles

Mek Karpeles

Software Engineer, Internet Archive/Open Library
(@mekarpeles on GitHub) is a software engineer and citizen of the world dedicated to curating a living map of the universe's knowledge. His philosophies on open access and semantic knowledge systems can be explored at https://michaelkarpeles.com.  
avatar for Tamas Kocsis

Tamas Kocsis

Founder, Programmer, ZeroNet
Tamas is a self-taught web builder from Hungary who has been in love with the Internet since the dial-up era. He is the founder and programmer of ZeroNet (https://zeronet.io), which allows you to create decentralized, P2P and real-time updated websites using Bitcoin cryptography and... Read More →
avatar for Duncan Krostue

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... Read More →
avatar for Priya Kuber

Priya Kuber

GUN
Priya is an India-born San Francisco based entrepreneur. She was the 8th employee of Arduino and subsequently, the Director of their office in India. From 2018, she is also a visiting faculty for entrepreneurship, with Fondazione Agnelli in Italy. She works with GUN as a Chief Process... Read More →
avatar for Mark Kudlac

Mark Kudlac

Subsect
Mark Kudlac graduated with degrees in engineering and computer science from the University of Toronto in 1985. He founded Conxsys with a partner in 1990. Conxsys developed a turnkey Linux based ERP system, Drive 2.0, for car dealerships. After a successful exit in 2000 Mark developed... Read More →
avatar for aaron kumavis

aaron kumavis

human
try make future less bad via computers + humans + cryptography
avatar for Nick Lambert

Nick Lambert

COO, MaidSafe
Nick Lambert​, ​started his working life in project management roles with IBM, before a change in tack led him into senior marketing positions with a diverse range of companies. He has co-authored papers on decentralised networks, presented at several international conferences... Read More →
avatar for Benedict Lau

Benedict Lau

Contributor, Toronto Mesh
Benedict is an engineer working on mobile software and mesh networks. He is a contributor and organizer at Toronto Mesh, currently focused on meshing with single-board computers and building deployment tools and literacy around peer-to-peer applications.
avatar for Charles Lehner

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
avatar for John Light

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 →
avatar for Joachim Lohkamp

Joachim Lohkamp

CEO, JOLOCOM
Joachim Lohkamp is an entrepreneur and tech-enthusiast with a heart for activism. As the founder of Jolocom, he has been working at the forefront of the decentralization movement in Berlin since 2014. To ultimately harvest this potential and inform innovation aimed regulation, he... Read More →
avatar for Gregory Magarshak

Gregory Magarshak

President, Qbix
Web developer and entrepreneur who is passionate about the power of social applications to improve people's lives. Greg is the architect behind the technology that powers Qbix applications.
avatar for Martti Malmi

Martti Malmi

Head of Identity, GUN
Bitcoin's first collaborator. Creator of Identi.fi and head of identity @GUN. Voluntaryist.
avatar for Chris Mankiewicz

Chris Mankiewicz

Digitization Manager, Internet Archive
Chris worked at the Internet Archive as an archive administrator for a little over 2 years before being promoted to the position of digitization manager. Prior to that, he studied history at San Diego State University, worked in an audio/visual department at Sony Pictures in LA, and... Read More →
avatar for Bill Mar

Bill Mar

Founder, Special Computing
Implementer of BIOS, DOS, WinCE, Windows for embedded devices | | | | Founded Special Computing, integrating thousands of embedded platforms | | | | Microsoft MVP (embedded) for 12 years | | | | Microprocessor Reference Platform Design, training, and certification... Read More →
avatar for Adrien Marie

Adrien Marie

Founder, DTube
DTube is a decentralized video platform that utilizes the Blockchain and P2P technology. It operates without censorship or algorithms that artificially change the rankings of videos. It is ad-free, and creators and users earn revenue when they interact with the service, either by... Read More →
avatar for Karissa McKelvey

Karissa McKelvey

Software Engineer, Digital Democracy
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. Formerly a data... Read More →
avatar for Greg McMullen

Greg McMullen

Lawyer, COALA
Greg is a lawyer based in Berlin, where he chairs the Privacy and Data Protection subsection of the Blockchain Bundesverband. He is co-founder of the Interplanetary Database Foundation, and the former Chief Policy Officer of ascribe.io and BigchainDB. Before moving to Berlin, Greg spent five years as a litigator with one of Canada’s top class action law firms, where he worked on class actions against Facebook over privacy violations, and Visa and MasteCard alleging price fixing. He served on the Board of Dire... Read More →
avatar for Mark Nadal

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.
avatar for Jude Nelson

Jude Nelson

Engineering Partner, Blockstack
Jude Nelson earned his PhD in computer science at Princeton and worked as a core member of PlanetLab, which received the ACM Test of Time Award for enabling planetary scale experimentation and deployment. His research covered wide-area storage systems and CDNs. 10+ years of Vim u... Read More →
avatar for Kristoffer Newsom

Kristoffer Newsom

Content Creator, Λ L Ξ X Λ N D R I Λ
Kristoffer Newsom is a content creator at Alexandria.io and a multidisciplinary artist, focused on the intersection of scientific thought with creative expression and intuition. Kris has worked as a Photographer for Print and Web, in Film/TV as a Cinematographer, Colorist, Editor... Read More →
avatar for noffle

noffle

P2P Hacker
I build open technologies to empower people and their communities, respect their values, and foster self-determination. I value mindfulness, honesty, kindness, simplicity, and sharing. I work independently and with non-profit tech organizations like Digital Democracy. Right now I... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Osheroff

Andrew Osheroff

Software Developer, Independent
Andrew is a freelance software developer based in Seattle. He’s primarily focused on building tools for empowering knowledge workers, using decentralized storage systems. Previously, he worked on the Fuchsia operating system team at Google, and was the lead developer of the Binder... Read More →
avatar for Nicolas Pace

Nicolas Pace

Member, AlterMundi
Nicolás Pace is a member of AlterMundi A.C., a grassroots organizationsupporting rural underserved communities in their pursue for creatingtheir own telecommunications infrastructure, their own piece of internet.In doing so, Nicolas has traveled to more than 15 countries, getting... Read More →
avatar for Amandine Le Pape

Amandine Le Pape

Founder, Matrix
Amandine is the co-founder of Matrix.org, a unique initiative aiming to democratise secure online communication and solve the problem of fragmentation in current Chat, VoIP and IoT technologies. Matrix hopes to create a new ecosystem that makes open real-time-communication as universal... Read More →
avatar for Alfonso Pating

Alfonso Pating

Product Manager, WeTrust
Alfonso is the Product Manager at WeTrust, a blockchain technology company creating a decentralized, financially inclusive, socially impactful ecosystem. Previously the co-founder of Rosca Finance (rosca.io), the only product on the market that allowed consumers to build credit history through saving and investing their own money. A former banker for over 12 years, he's worked at renowned international financial institutions across the globe, spanning US, Taiwan, Spain and China... Read More →
avatar for Sander Pick

Sander Pick

CTO, Textile Photos
Sander Pick is CTO at Textile where he is building the technology to help decentralize our personal data and build the epic consumer apps of the future. Previously, Sander worked at Apple and Mission Motors. 
avatar for Jack Platts

Jack Platts

Communications, Web3 Foundation
Jack works from Berlin, Germany where he is helping to launch the Polkadot protocol and coordinate all protocols within the Web3 Tech stack. Jack leads various community and communications efforts in the domain of decentralized technologies at the Foundation.Jack served an Associate... Read More →
avatar for Jeremy Rand

Jeremy Rand

Lead Application Engineer, Namecoin
 Jeremy is Lead Application Engineer and Community Organizer of Namecoin, a naming system (currently used for DNS and identities) which backs authenticity of records with the same algorithms and code used to back financial transactions in Bitcoin. Jeremy wears many hats at Namecoin... Read More →
avatar for Jean Russell

Jean Russell

Co-Director of Commons Engine, Holo
Cultivator of Flows, Jean Russell passionately transforms ideas into thriving organizations, always looking for the highest leverage points for us to shift from the world we have toward the world we want. Jean is a culture hacker, facilitator, speaker, and writer creating the future... Read More →
avatar for Eugeniu Rusu

Eugeniu Rusu

Developer, Jolocom
Eugeniu is a full stack developer at Jolocom. His passion lies in Self sovereign identity systems and architectures. He designed the architecture of both the Jolocom protocol and smart wallet application. His experience stretches from blockchain technology (Ethereum, IPFS) to React... Read More →
avatar for Jenny Ryan

Jenny Ryan

Co-founder, Community Organizer & Treasurer, Omni Commons, People's Open Network
Jenny Ryan is co-founder, community organizer & treasurer of both the Omni Commons and the People's Open Network. She works alongside organizations to build human and communications infrastructure. She connects grassroots communities and global initiatives rooted in the shared struggle... Read More →
avatar for Markus Sabadello

Markus Sabadello

CEO, Danube Tech
Markus Sabadello has been a pioneer and leader in the field of digital identity for many years and has contributed to cutting-edge technologies that have emerged in this space. He has been an early participant of decentralization movements such as the Federated Social Web, Respect... Read More →
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Carla Schroer

Founder & Director, Cultural Heritage Imaging
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Matthew Schutte

Director of Communication, Holo
avatar for Ben Sharafian

Ben Sharafian

Chief of Technology, Co-founder, Coil
Ben is CTO and Co-Founder at Coil, a startup that aims to fix monetization on the Web. In addition to Web Monetization, Ben has contributed to the design and implementation of Interledger, an interoperability protocol for money. Before Coil, Ben worked as an engineer at Ripple.
avatar for Shadi Sharifi

Shadi Sharifi

Toranj Project Coordinator, NetFreedom Pioneers
Shadi Sharifi is an Iranian lawyer who practiced family law for four years before moving to the United States. Shadi is an innovator and coordinates NetFreedom Pioneers’ Toranj project - an android application that supports those at risk of experiencing violent or abusive circu... Read More →
avatar for Morgan Sutherland

Morgan Sutherland

Product Manager, Tlon
Morgan is a product manager working on Urbit with a background in media art. Currently he works on Urbit's identity system and security UX.
avatar for Dominic Tarr

Dominic Tarr

Founder, Secure Scuttlebutt Consortium
Scuttlebutt was created by Dominic Tarr, a Node.js developer with more than 600 modules published on npm and who lives on a self-steering sailboat in New Zealand. It is here, from the need for offline connection with the outside word, Scuttlebutt emerged. | | | | http://do... Read More →
avatar for Antonio Tenorio-Fornés

Antonio Tenorio-Fornés

Software Developer and Researcher, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Antonio Tenorio-Fornés is a free software developer and researcher. He holds a 5 years CS/Eng degree and a Master in Research in Computer Science. He is currently developing his PhD at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, funded by an institutional scholarship, and working for... Read More →
avatar for Kasima Tharnpipitchai

Kasima Tharnpipitchai

Director of Engineering, OmiseGO
 Kasima has been developing software for decades. Most of that time has been spent helping startups deliver software to production. As Director of Engineering for Plasma, he's singularly focused on productionizing Plasma research to ship the OMG Network in a safe and responsible... Read More →
avatar for Peter Todd

Peter Todd

Founder, OpenTimestamps
avatar for Jehan Tremback

Jehan Tremback

CEO, Althea
Jehan has a background in software consulting and has been developing blockchain software since 2013, including an early wallet for Tendermint, the Avocado state channel framework, and the RPR payment channel routing protocol. He has volunteered with the PeoplesOpen.net mesh network... Read More →
avatar for Tara Vancil

Tara Vancil

Co-Creater, Beaker Browser
Tara is the co-creator of the Beaker Browser, a browser for exploring and building the peer-to-peer Web. She co-founded Blue Link Labs, the team of decentralization enthusiasts behind the Beaker Browser and hashbase.io. She's dedicated to building the Web of tomorrow as a Web for... Read More →
avatar for Ruben Verborgh

Ruben Verborgh

Professor of Semantic Web technology, Ghent University – imec
Ruben Verborgh is a professor of Semantic Web technology at Ghent University – imec and a research affiliate at the Decentralized Information Group at MIT. Specializing in Web-scale query execution, he aims to build a more intelligent generation of clients for a decentralized Web... Read More →
avatar for Gabriel Viagnotti

Gabriel Viagnotti

Software Engineer, MaidSafe
Gabriel is a Software Engineer working with MaidSafe to decentralise the internet with the SAFE Network. He started becoming involved in the project as part of the community, actively contributing to the goal of having a free web, with real privacy, no surveillance, which helps humans... Read More →
avatar for Ivan Vilata-i-Balaguer

Ivan Vilata-i-Balaguer

eQualitie
Ivan Vilata-i-Balaguer is a member of eQualitie, a company that develops open and reusable systems with a focus on privacy, online security, and information management. He works on the development of technologies enabling unfettered access to the World Wide Web for netizens operating in... Read More →
avatar for Jeremiah Wagstaff

Jeremiah Wagstaff

Chief Hacker, Subspace
Jeremiah is an entrepreneur with a diverse background. He received a BS and MS in Cultural Geography from Texas A&M University, where he conducted field work in Sierra Leone, West Africa. He then spent eight years in the United States Army as Infantry Officer with service in Iraq... Read More →
avatar for Fennie Wang

Fennie Wang

Cofounder, ixo
Fennie is a lawyer turned entrepreneur in the blockchain field, as cofounder of ixo, which is a blockchain protocol for scaling impact measurement and tokenizing any project’s impact data into digital assets that can be funded, traded or exchanged. | | | | Fennie is a US-qualified... Read More →
avatar for Brian Warner

Brian Warner

Founder, Tahoe - LAFS/ Agoric
Brian builds Tahoe-LAFS, a distributed storage system that safely uses untrusted servers, and Magic Wormhole, the easiest secure file transfer tool ever.
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Mikey Williams

Secure Scuttlebutt Consortium
Mikey is working to solve group coordination problems. He's currently building peachcloud.org, a hosted Scuttlebutt pub-as-a-service platform. Every week in Wellington, New Zealand, he organizes arthack.nz, a local gathering to open space for creative energy. | | | | https... Read More →
avatar for Natascha Wittenberg

Natascha Wittenberg

Developer, Jolocom
Natascha is a full stack developer at Jolocom (React, React Native, JavaScript, Typescript) and on decentralized technologies (Ethereum, IPFS). She has several years of experience in leadership and project management. Beyond this Natascha has 7 years of working experience in the energy... Read More →
avatar for Andros Wong

Andros Wong

Software engineer, Coil
Andros is currently a software engineer at Coil, where he works on the flat rate monetization product across different platforms/devices and building Codius, Coil’s open hosting protocol. Previously he was a software engineer at Ripple.
avatar for Mehdi Yahyanejad

Mehdi Yahyanejad

Founder and Director, NetFreedom Pioneers
Mehdi Yahyanejad is founder of Balatarin.com, the largest user-generated news website in Persian and a crucial information source in the 2009 pro-democracy protest movement in Iran. He is the co-founder and director of NetFreedom Pioneers, a nonprofit organization that delivers curated... Read More →

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Tuesday July 31, 2018 6:00pm - 7:45pm
Internet Archive 300 Funston Ave, San Francisco, CA 94118

6:00pm

Registration
Before you hit the Science Fair tables, be sure to register and get your nametag!  It's your ticket to food, drinks, swag and more.  

Tuesday July 31, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Internet Archive 300 Funston Ave, San Francisco, CA 94118

6:00pm

Opening Night Party
Limited Capacity seats available

We'll kick off on Tuesday night, July 31st at 6 PM with an Opening Party at the Internet Archive in San Francisco. Meet the top builders of decentralized tech from around the world at our Science Fair, where you can experience deep conversations and demonstrations with leaders of dozens of decentralized projects.


Tuesday July 31, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Internet Archive 300 Funston Ave, San Francisco, CA 94118

8:00pm

Mike Judge, Co-creator of HBO's Silicon Valley in conversation with Cory Doctorow
Limited Capacity seats available

Close your eyes. If you had unlimited time and resources to create any new tool, what would it be?
When Richard Hendricks, the fictional founder of a Silicon Valley start-up, was confronted with that question, his answer?  A Decentralized Internet. An internet that would run on all the unused compute power in our phones. An internet that wouldn't spy on us, or market us, or be prone to hacking.  

If decentralization is becoming a meme, one of the individuals responsible for that may be Mike Judge, co-creator of the HBO series Silicon Valley. Mike is the famed writer/director of Idiocracy, Office Space, and King of the Hill. Judge will sit down with master polemicist, Cory Doctorow, for a wide ranging conversation about technology, entertainment and of course...the decentralized internet that we all deserve.

Speakers
avatar for Cory Doctorow

Cory Doctorow

Special Advisor, Electronic Frontier Foundation
Cory Doctorow is an author, journalist, and Special Advisor at the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Cory Doctorow is a science fiction author, activist, journalist and blogger — the co-editor of Boing Boing  and the author of the YA graphic novel IN REAL LIFE, the nonfiction business... Read More →
avatar for Mike Judge

Mike Judge

Co-creator, HBO's Silicon Valley
Michael Judge is an American actor, animator, writer, producer, director and musician. Judge is the creator of the television series Beavis and Butt-Head (1993–97, 2011), and co-creator of the television series King of the Hill (1997–2010), The Goode Family (2009), Silicon V... Read More →



Tuesday July 31, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Internet Archive 300 Funston Ave, San Francisco, CA 94118
 
Wednesday, August 1
 

8:00am

Continental Breakfast
Enjoy a healthy, organic breakfast to get your day started.  SF coffee, tea and away you go.


Wednesday August 1, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
L Brewster's Pub; Transport Hall; O- Back End Lounge

8:00am

Registration
Be sure to register and get your name tag!  


Wednesday August 1, 2018 8:00am - 12:00pm
[F] Fair Use Salon 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

9:00am

Opening Session
We'll kick off the Decentralized Web Summit in the courtyard, with a word from Internet Archive 's Founder, Brewster Kahle. Then we'll emulate the Decentralized Web itself in a creative exploration led by Taeyoon Choi of the School for Poetic Computation.

Have you heard about the Treasure Hunt through the SF Mint?  Once home to one-third of all US currency, the Mint will hide the clues for a crypto-puzzle of epic proportions!  Hear all the details from the Grand Puzzler, Jason Scott.

But enough fun and games.  It's time to get decentralized.

Speakers
avatar for Taeyoon Choi

Taeyoon Choi

Artist/Cofounder, School for Poetic Computation
Taeyoon Choi is an artist, educator, and activist based in New York and Seoul. His art practice involves performance, electronics, drawings, and installations that form the basis for storytelling in public spaces. He has published artists’ books, including ‘Urban Programming 101... Read More →
avatar for Wendy Hanamura

Wendy Hanamura

Summit Director & Emcee; Director of Partnerships, Internet Archive
Wendy Hanamura is the master juggler of the Decentralized Web Summit 2018. She led the team that produced the first DWeb Summit in 2016 and the team building this event.As Director of Partnerships at the Internet Archive, one of the world’s largest digital libraries, Hanamura has... Read More →
avatar for Brewster Kahle

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... Read More →
avatar for Jason Scott

Jason Scott

Free-Range Archivist & Software Curator, Internet Archive
Jason Scott fills the singularly unique role as the Free-Range Archivist & Software Curator at the Internet Archive. He likes long walks on the beach and exploding paradigms. He is attempting to collect everything, at which point he will retire and make folder tags.



Wednesday August 1, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Middle Out Courtyard 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

10:00am

BREAK
There's so much to choose from!  Use this time to find your first official session of the day!  Or meet new allies.

Wednesday August 1, 2018 10:00am - 10:30am
SF Mint 88 5th St, San Francisco, CA, 94103

10:00am

Workshop: Mapping the Decentralized Web
In a complex world, we need to be able to see our networks to find effective ways to drive the changes and outcomes we hope to see. We are building a dynamic network map for the Decentralized Web community to help you do your work, reduce duplication of effort, share insights and resources, and strategize more effectively across organizations and levels in the emerging decentralized stack.

Come add your project to the map, learn about the ways we can view this network, and make the map better by letting us know how you hope to use this tool for the decentralized commons. A project of the Digital Life Collective (https://diglife.com/our-ecosystem/)
Be sure to stop by our mapping station in the "Bits in Bits out" room throughout the Summit. Come visit, ask questions, and add your project to the map. You can also find out how to add your project here: https://diglife.com/our-ecosystem/

Speakers
avatar for Robert Best

Robert Best

Data Analyst & Co-Intelligence Catalyst, Holo
Robert Best is an open source web developer, researcher, and data analyst. His areas of interest are peer-to-peer technologies,collective intelligence, commoning, social entrepreneurship, and the future of work. His current work is with Holo/Holochain: a software framework+platform... Read More →
avatar for Christina Bowen

Christina Bowen

Digital Life Collective
Christina is the Digital Life Collective's lead mapper and knowledge ecologist, tracing the transformation of information to knowledge in human systems the way an ecologist follows the movement of sunlight energy or nitrogen through a wetland. A collaborative researcher and network... Read More →



Wednesday August 1, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am
[N] Bits In / Bits Out 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

10:00am

Decentralized Virtual Worlds
Virtual worlds are nothing new, we've been building and playing in them for decades - games like GTA and Skyrim, MMOs like World of Warcraft and Sims Online, or social virtual worlds ranging from the 90s-00s like WorldsChat, Second Life, and ActiveWorlds, all the way to the current breed of modern social VR apps.  But the majority of these virtual worlds are owned, operated, and controlled by one company - they choose which content you can view, who is allowed to publish, and if the company revokes access, removes features, or goes out of business your identity and possessions within these worlds are gone with them.  

Come join us in the Ford Vault where we'll be discussing and demoing ongoing efforts towards building the decentralized virtual world platforms of the future using the standards of the open web, running right in your browser.  WebVR, IPFS, mesh networks, blockchain, and sovereign identity all come together to allow anyone to build virtual worlds they own, hosted in any way they choose.  We'll have the following stations available throughout the day:

VR Internet Archive
Transport yourself virtually to a 3D scan of the Internet Archive's church (courtesy of Noisebridge Hackerspace), where you can spin a '78 record from IA's collection on an antique phonograph, play a hiphop mix tape on a virtual cassette player, or load up a film reel from the Prelinger Collection.

VR on Mesh
WebVR worlds aren't limited to the open internet.  Come and discuss how captive portals, mesh networks and NFC can be used to create completely off-grid virtual worlds.

Self-sovereign Identity
One of the first steps to decentralizing virtual worlds is to give users control of their own identity.  Come and talk with us about ongoing efforts to implement self-sovereign identity systems using standards like the W3C DID spec in virtual worlds, allowing you to bring your identity and possessions with you as you move between different platforms.

Speakers
avatar for James Baicoianu

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... Read More →
avatar for Alberto Elias

Alberto Elias

Founder, Simbol
Alberto is the founder of Simbol, the social layer for WebXR. It easily makes WebXR sites a multi user experience where people can interact and move between experiences with their self-sovereign identity. He has been interested and researching decentralization and XR for many years... Read More →
avatar for Jason Scott

Jason Scott

Free-Range Archivist & Software Curator, Internet Archive
Jason Scott fills the singularly unique role as the Free-Range Archivist & Software Curator at the Internet Archive. He likes long walks on the beach and exploding paradigms. He is attempting to collect everything, at which point he will retire and make folder tags.



Wednesday August 1, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm
[2] Ford Vault 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

10:00am

Wayforward Machine
The Wayforward Machine is a creative play space where attendees can come to get inspired, play with others and imagine a world of possibility for the Decentralized Web through fun, games, and collaborative art-making.

Speakers
avatar for Andi Wong

Andi Wong

Teaching Artist, Project Manager, Internet Archive
Andi Wong is a teaching artist who enjoys creating memorable experiences that build community. She serves as project coordinator for ArtsEd4All, an informal collective of educators, artists, scientists, civic institutions and community organizations based in San Francisco. Her projects... Read More →



Wednesday August 1, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm
[M] Wayback Ballroom 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

10:00am

Pop-Up Space
Great ideas happen at all times and places.  Some inspirations cannot be scheduled in advance.  Got an idea you want to share?  Moved by a talk you heard and want to dialogue about it? We've left open the Blue Systems Salon for Pop-up talks and workshops.  

Just write your name and time on the white board outside, and let our Registration desk know so we can put it in SCHED.  Then tell your friends and colleagues to join you for this pop-up session.

The best things are often the most surprising.


Wednesday August 1, 2018 10:00am - 5:00pm
[10] Blue Systems Salon 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

10:00am

Pop-Up Space
Great ideas happen at all times and places.  Some inspirations cannot be scheduled in advance.  Got an idea you want to share?  Moved by a talk you heard and want to dialogue about it? We've left open the Filecoin Vault for Pop-up talks, art installations,  or hack-a-thons. 

Just write your name and time on the white board outside, and let our Registration desk know so we can put it in SCHED.  Then tell your friends and colleagues to join you for this pop-up session.

The best things are often the most surprising.


Wednesday August 1, 2018 10:00am - 5:00pm
[7] Filecoin Vault 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

10:00am

Pop-Up Space
Great ideas happen at all times and places.  Some inspirations cannot be scheduled in advance.  Got an idea you want to share?  Moved by a talk you heard and want to dialogue about it? We've left open the Holo Vault for Pop-up happenings of all kinds.

Just write your name and time on the white board outside, and let our Registration desk know so we can put it in SCHED.  Then tell your friends and colleagues to join you for this pop-up session.

Let inspiration reign!


Wednesday August 1, 2018 10:00am - 5:00pm
[8] Holo Vault 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

10:00am

Distributed Gardens at the Decentralized Internet Archive
The Decentralized Internet Archive is a site-specific installation designed to exhibit the technical and creative output from the 2018 Decentralized Web Summit, while showcasing our ongoing collaboration with Protocol Labs to move the world’s knowledge onto the decentralized web.

Distributed Gardens is a peer-to-peer knowledge ecosystem that animates the documentation of the Decentralized Web Summit. You are invited to use your badge at Gardening Kiosks where you can collect and exchange data seeds representing documents collected from summit workshops and the collections of the Internet Archive. Visit the Greenhouse in the Ore Room to watch the connections grow, and explore the distribution and migration of data as we collectively archive the Summit within the distributed web for everyone to share.

Server Gardens is built around the Decentralized Internet Archive, a distributed knowledge layer for the Summit that serves as an information dispersal system using IPFS.

Speakers
avatar for Callil Capuozzo

Callil Capuozzo

Designer, General Trademark
Callil Capuozzo is a designer at General Trademark, an educator at the School of Visual Arts and a researcher at New Computer Working Group. He is interested in building creative tools through collaboration with artists, scientists and engineers. | | | |  
avatar for Melanie Hoff

Melanie Hoff

Artist, researcher, and educator, Cybernetics Library, Rutgers University
Melanie Hoff is an artist, researcher, and educator examining the poetics and politics of culturally embedded software. Hoff builds computational and social installations to study how platforms and processes — including algorithms, data collection, language, networks, and ritual... Read More →
avatar for Arkadiy Kukarkin

Arkadiy Kukarkin

Protocol Labs
avatar for Dan Taeyoung

Dan Taeyoung

Designer, Teacher, Columbia University GSAPP
Dan Taeyoung dreams of, and builds, infrastructures for care, cybernetic architecture, ethical pedagogy, and warm cooperatives. He is interested in the intersection of architecture, technology, and cooperative community.He teaches on architectural representation and experimental design... Read More →



Wednesday August 1, 2018 10:00am - 5:00pm
[3] Protocol Ore Mill 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

10:00am

Furtherfield Screening Room
Curated by Ruth Catlow, co-founder and co-director of Furtherfield Gallery, this installation will screen works that speak to the origins of the P2P movement, a time in which communities began to form around new modes of networked interaction.

The artworks selected exemplify an attitude to artmaking particular to the Web before the great centralization.

  • Michael Szpakowski, House and Garden (2009)
  • Annie Abrahams, The Big Kiss (2008)
  • Annie Abrahams, Angry Women (2012)



Wednesday August 1, 2018 10:00am - 5:00pm
[6] Ethereum Vault 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

10:00am

Secrets
The installation of Secrets at the San Francisco Mint examines how the distribution of information structures social, political, and economic life. While a liberal democratic frameworks value open and transparent processes, the value of secrecy is often under examined. A secret might be clandestine, or it may be used for legitimate purposes to guard private information from exploitation. Often the sharing of a secret fosters intimacy and trust among communities, friends, and peers.

If decentralized systems regard secrets as composable elements, might we also consider secrecy as a medium in itself? For instance, the architecture of blockchains represents both complete secrecy (accounts are controlled by private keys) and complete openness (transactions are always available to everyone). Likewise, a gossip protocol is scheme in which ‘secret’ information may be freely shared amongst a distributed network of peers.

The works in this exhibition examine the secret as an information structure within today’s social and technological context, from algorithmic “black boxes” and state classification schemes, to new digital infrastructures built upon cryptographic primitives. These artists consider both the possibilities and the dangers of secrecy. While Paolo Cirio intervenes in offshore finance’s complex architecture of concealment, American Artist navigates dynamics of participation and refusal online by intentionally obscuring his Facebook photographs. Taken together, the works in Secrets forge a growing aesthetic vocabulary for the unknowable and the encrypted, the private and the hidden.

--
Co-curated by Sam Hart and Sarah Hamerman

Sam Hart is a scientist and editor from New York, working across computational biology and distributed publishing. He is a founding member of Avant.org, Guild, and the Cybernetics Library. Sam has curated exhibitions at MoMA PS1, Eyebeam, and The School For Poetic Computation, and exhibited work at The Guggenheim, ICA London, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, and The Queens Museum. Sam is also a co-organizer of the Decentralized Web Summit Arts Track with Mindy Seu.

Sarah Hamerman is a librarian and arts researcher based between New Jersey and New York City. She currently works as Poetry Cataloging Specialist in Princeton University Library's Rare Books and Special Collections. Her research is centered around experimental publishing as a networked practice across print and digital media. Sarah is a founding member of the Cybernetics Library, and has presented at venues including the NYU Center for Experimental Humanities, the New York Art Book Fair, and the BABZ Art Book Fair. Her writing has appeared in Temporary Art Review, Avant.org, In The Mesh, and Art Libraries Journal.


Speakers
avatar for Sarah Hamerman

Sarah Hamerman

Poetry Cataloging Specialist, Princeton University
Sarah Hamerman is a librarian and arts researcher based between New Jersey and New York City. She currently works as Poetry Cataloging Specialist in Princeton University Library's Rare Books and Special Collections. Her research is centered around experimental publishing as a networked... Read More →



Wednesday August 1, 2018 10:00am - 5:00pm
[5] OmiseGo Vault 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

10:00am

Puzzling Paintings: A Newly Minted Hunt through the Crypt
Hanging on the walls of the San Francisco Mint are six special paintings - collaborative works by famed cryptographer and puzzle master, Ryan Clarke (LoSTBoy), and international lowbrow contemporary artist, Mar Williams.

These paintings hold pieces of a puzzle with multiple answers, each more devious and difficult than the last. We invite you to spend some time in front of these artworks, scattered throughout the building, and tease out the various answers to each puzzle.

Desperately need a clue?  Look for the man in the top hat!  This puzzle is hosted by your Devious Gallery Guide, Jason Scott of Internet Archive (Textfiles).  At the End of Day One, Jason will be in the Courtyard willing to point you in the right direction...in case you are lost.

The winners will be chosen from those with the correct answers for each level.  Your prize?  Our friends from OmiseGO, ZCash, and Ethereum are offering up tokens....to be donated by you to the charities of your choice. The Internet Archive will help your favorite cause learn how to accept donations in cryptocurrencies. Win-Win-Win?  We think so!

Want to bring home a piece of the experience? All works will be for sale via silent auction. 50% of art sales will donated to the Internet Archive.

Puzzle designed by Ryan Clarke (LoSTBoy)
Paintings by Mar Williams (ihate.art)


Speakers
avatar for Jason Scott

Jason Scott

Free-Range Archivist & Software Curator, Internet Archive
Jason Scott fills the singularly unique role as the Free-Range Archivist & Software Curator at the Internet Archive. He likes long walks on the beach and exploding paradigms. He is attempting to collect everything, at which point he will retire and make folder tags.



Wednesday August 1, 2018 10:00am - 5:30pm
SF Mint 88 5th St, San Francisco, CA, 94103

10:30am

Talk: Are we in the Internet Dark Ages? Here's how to find the light.
Speakers
avatar for Muneeb Ali

Muneeb Ali

Co-Founder, Blockstack
Muneeb co-founded Blockstack, a new internet for decentralized apps where users own their data. Muneeb received his PhD in Computer Science from Princeton University specializing in distributed systems. He went through Y Combinator and has worked in the systems research group at Princeton... Read More →



Wednesday August 1, 2018 10:30am - 11:00am
[G] Open Source Room 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

10:30am

Talk: Mitchell Baker--"Revitalizing the Web"
Technology, law, markets, customs and norms all played a role in the first phases of the web. This gives some clues about revitalizing and (re) decentralizing digital life, which this session will explore.

Speakers
avatar for Mitchell Baker

Mitchell Baker

Chairperson, Mozilla Foundation & Corp
As the leader of the Mozilla Project, Mitchell Baker is responsible for organizing and motivating a massive, worldwide, collective of employees and volunteers who are breathing new life into the Internet with the Firefox Web browser, Firefox OS and other Mozilla products. Mitchell... Read More →



Wednesday August 1, 2018 10:30am - 11:00am
[J] Front End Stage 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

10:30am

Talks: IPFS Lightning Talks!
This will be a track about IPFS, use cases, and some of the apps built on it.  
Including:

  • IPFS Project Overview (David Dias)
  • IPFS in the Browsers! (Alan Shaw)
  • IPFS Companion (Marcin Rataj)
  • IPFS in other platforms (Jeromy Johnson)
  • Decentralized Data Stewardship, IPFS Cluster & IPFS for Large Volumes (Michelle Hertzfeld)
  • Peer to Peer Applications on a Mesh Network (Benedict Lau, Toronto Mesh)
  • PeerPad (Pedro Teixeira)
  • Internet Archive on IPFS (Mitra Ardron, Arkadiy Kukarkin)
  • PeerGos: Decentralized Encrypted Files (Ian Preston)
  • Where is IPFS Headed? (Juan Benet)

Speakers
avatar for Mitra Ardron

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... Read More →
avatar for Juan Benet

Juan Benet

Founder, IPFS
Juan Benet created IPFS, Filecoin, and other open source protocols. He is the founder of Protocol Labs, a company improving how the internet works. He studied Computer Science (Distributed Systems) at Stanford University. Juan is obsessed with Knowledge, Science, and Technology.
avatar for David Dias

David Dias

Peer-to-Peer Software Engineer, Protocol Labs, IPFS, libp2p & IPLD
David is a Peer-to-Peer Software Engineer at Protocol Labs. He is one of the creators of the InterPlanetary File System, which enables the creation of completely distributed applications. | | He has also contributed to nodesecurity.io and built several modules that enable developers... Read More →
avatar for Mike Goelzer

Mike Goelzer

libp2p, Protocol Labs
Mike Goelzer is an engineer, hacker and leader of product management for the libp2p Project (libp2p.io) at Protocol Labs. Previously, he was a member of the team that built the Docker engine and Docker’s clustering technology. Before that, Mike has been an entrepreneur, engineer... Read More →
avatar for Michelle Hertzfeld

Michelle Hertzfeld

Product Management and User Experience, Protocol Labs
avatar for Jeromy Johnson

Jeromy Johnson

Engineering, Libp2p, IPFS
Jeromy is a Distributed Systems Engineer at Protocol Labs. He is the maintainer of the Go implementations of IPFS and Libp2p. Prior to that, he worked on large scale clustered filesystems at EMC Isilon, and got his Bachelors degree in CS at Washington State University.
avatar for Arkadiy Kukarkin

Arkadiy Kukarkin

Protocol Labs
avatar for Benedict Lau

Benedict Lau

Contributor, Toronto Mesh
Benedict is an engineer working on mobile software and mesh networks. He is a contributor and organizer at Toronto Mesh, currently focused on meshing with single-board computers and building deployment tools and literacy around peer-to-peer applications.
avatar for Ian Preston

Ian Preston

Founder, Peergos Ltd
Security, privacy, decentralised social networks, Peergos.
avatar for Marcin Rataj

Marcin Rataj

Web Browsers WG, ipfs-companion, Protocol Labs
Marcin is a carbon based lifeform working on converting oxygen into carbon dioxide. And bringing IPFS to Web Browsers.
avatar for Pedro Teixeira

Pedro Teixeira

Software Engineer, Protocol Labs
P2P, Decentralisation, CRDT, IPFS, Javascript.



Wednesday August 1, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
[H] Log Lounge 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

10:30am

Workshop: Distributed Web of Care
Can we code to care and code carefully? The Distributed Web of Care (DWC) is a research initiative on communication infrastructure, exploring the Distributed Web as a peer-to-peer, alternative web which prioritizes collective agency and individual ownership of data and code. Through collaborations with artists, engineers, social scientists and community organizers, DWC imagines distributed networks as a form of interdependence and stewardship, in critical opposition to the networks that dominate the world today.

Speakers
avatar for Taeyoon Choi

Taeyoon Choi

Artist/Cofounder, School for Poetic Computation
Taeyoon Choi is an artist, educator, and activist based in New York and Seoul. His art practice involves performance, electronics, drawings, and installations that form the basis for storytelling in public spaces. He has published artists’ books, including ‘Urban Programming 101... Read More →



Wednesday August 1, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
[M] Wayback Ballroom 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

10:30am

Panel: Decentralized Governance - Keynote(s) and Case Studies
The discourse around decentralization has often conflated distribution of technical infrastructure, with distribution of control, not only of resources but of power. Decentralization is increasingly seen as a goal in and of itself, rather than a means to a goal.  We will explore distribution of resources as secondary to the issue of distribution of power vis­-a-­vis governance mechanisms in practice as well as theory. Day 1 will kick off with a series of talks and case studies to orient participants in the real-world governance issues in the decentralized ecosystem, from the developers’ perspective to legal challenges and emerging community structures and norms.

Speakers
avatar for David Dias

David Dias

Peer-to-Peer Software Engineer, Protocol Labs, IPFS, libp2p & IPLD
David is a Peer-to-Peer Software Engineer at Protocol Labs. He is one of the creators of the InterPlanetary File System, which enables the creation of completely distributed applications. | | He has also contributed to nodesecurity.io and built several modules that enable developers... Read More →
avatar for María Gómez

María Gómez

Strategy, Aragon.one
María Gómez is a former Colombian/Spanish corporate lawyer. She worked several years in the M&A and corporate finance practice. Currently she works for Aragon.one, the first team, and in the future one of the several teams, working for the Aragon project. A local to Bogotá-Colombia... Read More →
avatar for Greg McMullen

Greg McMullen

Lawyer, COALA
Greg is a lawyer based in Berlin, where he chairs the Privacy and Data Protection subsection of the Blockchain Bundesverband. He is co-founder of the Interplanetary Database Foundation, and the former Chief Policy Officer of ascribe.io and BigchainDB. Before moving to Berlin, Greg spent five years as a litigator with one of Canada’s top class action law firms, where he worked on class actions against Facebook over privacy violations, and Visa and MasteCard alleging price fixing. He served on the Board of Dire... Read More →
avatar for Matt Zumwalt

Matt Zumwalt

Protocol Labs
At Protocol Labs, Matt contributes to stewardship of open source projects like IPFS, libp2p and Filecoin, all of which are focused on building a more secure, more equitable, decentralized web. Some of his recent publications include Instructions for Saving Endangered Data, his pr... Read More →



Wednesday August 1, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
[E] Sherman Salon 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

10:30am

Panel: Decentralizing Social Networks
How can we break up the centralized control of the social network ecosystem and enable decentralized alternatives to thrive?

The panel will discuss current legal, cultural, and technological challenges faced by decentralized social networks, identity laws, regulations, and precedent that could impede those networks (including the CFAA, copyright law, and the GDPR’s data portability requirement), and propose legal and policy tools to support those decentralized alternatives.
 

Moderators
avatar for Ross Schulman

Ross Schulman

Senior Policy Technologist, New America's Open Technology Institute
Ross Schulman is a senior counsel and senior policy technologist at New America’s Open Technology Institute, where he focuses on internet measurement, emerging technologies, surveillance, and decentralization. Prior to joining OTI, Schulman worked for Google in Mountain View, California... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kendra Albert

Kendra Albert

Clinical Instructional Fellow, Harvard Law School Cyberlaw Clinic
Kendra is a clinical instructional fellow at the Cyberlaw Clinic at Harvard Law School, where they teach students how to practice law by working with pro bono clients. Previously, they were an associate at Zeitgeist Law PC, a boutique technology law firm in San Francisco, and a research... Read More →
avatar for Cindy Cohn

Cindy Cohn

Executive Director, Electronic Frontier Foundation
avatar for Chris Riley

Chris Riley

Director of Public Policy, Mozilla
Chris Riley is the Director of Public Policy at Mozilla, working to advance the open internet through public policy analysis and advocacy, strategic planning, coalition building, and community engagement. Prior to joining Mozilla, Chris worked as a program manager at the U.S. Department... Read More →
avatar for Caroline Sinders

Caroline Sinders

Founder, Design Researcher, Design Researcher/Artist
Caroline Sinders is a design researcher and artist working in open source, machine learning, protest, and emotional data. She is from New Orleans, Louisiana and based in Brooklyn, NY. She holds a masters from New York University in interactive technology. Caroline is the principal... Read More →



Wednesday August 1, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
[C] Hash Lounge 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

10:30am

Lightning Talks: New Discoveries
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.

Line-up

Mikey Williams - a tour of the Scuttlebutt ecosystem

Paul Lindner - Decentralized Perkeep

Barbara Yamaguchi and Jim Pick - The "Pear-to-Pear" web: Recipe sharing

Jeremy Rand - Status of Namecoin integration with DNS, TLS, Tor, ZeroNet, Monero, Zcash, and YaCy; status of lightweight clients; statistics+anecdotes on real-world Namecoin usage.

Edward Silverton - I will demonstrate how to combine IIIF with P2P technologies (IPFS and Dat)

Christian Tschudin - Information Centric Networking

Maria Bustillos - I'm the editor of Popula, a publication on the Ethereum-based Civil publishing platform

Andy Atkin - Privacy ERC20 token trustlessly redeemable for BTC

Noah Thorp - Techniques for scalable decentralized collaboration

Moderators
avatar for John Light

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 →

Speakers
avatar for Maria Bustillos

Maria Bustillos

Editor in chief, Popula
I'm the founder and editor in chief of Popula.com, a new alt-global publication on Civil, the Ethereum-based publishing platform. Ask me what blockchain technology can do for readers, for archives, for journalism and speech rights.
avatar for Paul Lindner

Paul Lindner

Google
Paul Lindner is a Software Engineer at Google and a contributor to the Perkeep personal archiving project.  Paul is a long-time Internet and open-source developer and was one of the founders of the Internet Gopher and a key contributor to Apache Shindig and the OpenSocial Founda... Read More →
avatar for Jim Pick

Jim Pick

Software Engineer, Backblend Systems, Inc.
Jim has been writing software since the early '80s. His career has been spread between systems consulting and working at a number of startups in Vancouver and San Francisco. He has been involved in several open source movements, include Debian GNU/Linux, where he spearheaded the ARM... Read More →
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Jeremy Rand

Lead Application Engineer, Namecoin
 Jeremy is Lead Application Engineer and Community Organizer of Namecoin, a naming system (currently used for DNS and identities) which backs authenticity of records with the same algorithms and code used to back financial transactions in Bitcoin. Jeremy wears many hats at Namecoin... Read More →
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Edward Silverton

Founder, Mnemoscene
Founder of mnemoscene.io. Developer of universalviewer.io. | Interested in IIIF, Dat, IPFS, A-Frame.
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Noah Thorp

Founder, CoMakery
Noah Thorp is a founder at CoMakery where he helps blockchain communities thrive using token economies. He’s co-organizer of the SF Legal Hackers and blockchain architect for SharesPost's new digital assets group. Previously, he co-founded a holacratic blockchain innovation prototyping... Read More →
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Christian Tschudin

Prof, University of Basel
Christian is a computer science professor at the University of Basel in Switzerland and does consulting in the security space. His journey started with a diploma in Mathematics followed by a PhD in Computer Science, a PostDoc year at ICSI in Berkeley, a professorship at Uppsala University... Read More →
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Mikey Williams

Secure Scuttlebutt Consortium
Mikey is working to solve group coordination problems. He's currently building peachcloud.org, a hosted Scuttlebutt pub-as-a-service platform. Every week in Wellington, New Zealand, he organizes arthack.nz, a local gathering to open space for creative energy. | | | | https... Read More →



Wednesday August 1, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
[1] Hyper Room 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

10:30am

Roundtable: Permissions, Authentication and Key Management in the DWeb
Who can do what in a decentralized website? How do we keep track of our private keys and use them seamlessly?  In this Roundtable, come and help chart the roadmap for Permissions, Authentication and Key Management.  We'll discuss the key problems in this space, try to document who is working on these problems, and identify the gaps.

Speakers
avatar for John Gonzalez

John Gonzalez

Director of Engineering, Internet Archive
John Gonzalez has been at Internet Archive for three years working to support, coach, and lead the technology and operation teams at the heart of Internet Archive service delivery. His role has allowed him to apply over 30 years of experience in business and technology management... Read More →
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Jay Graber

Engineer, Zcash
Jay is a software developer with an interest in privacy and decentralization tech.



Wednesday August 1, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
[D] Peabody Room 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

10:30am

Workshop: Exploring the p2p Web with Beaker: websites, apps, and did somebody say webrings?!
What happens when you put a peer-to-peer protocol in a browser? Join the Beaker Browser team for an interactive learning session to find out. Together we'll install Beaker, create our own p2p websites, explore how to build p2p apps with JavaScript,  and see how a p2p protocol changes the social dynamics of the Web.


Speakers
avatar for Mathias Buus

Mathias Buus

Chief of Research, Beaker Browser
Mathias Buus is a self taught JavaScript hacker from Copenhagen that has been working with Node.js since the 0.2 days. Mathias likes to work with P2P and distributed systems and is the author of more than 650 modules on npm. He is also the Chief of Research at Beaker leading the technical... Read More →
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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... Read More →
avatar for Tara Vancil

Tara Vancil

Co-Creater, Beaker Browser
Tara is the co-creator of the Beaker Browser, a browser for exploring and building the peer-to-peer Web. She co-founded Blue Link Labs, the team of decentralization enthusiasts behind the Beaker Browser and hashbase.io. She's dedicated to building the Web of tomorrow as a Web for... Read More →



Wednesday August 1, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
[K] Blockchain Ballroom 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

11:00am

Talk: Why Map? Mapping the Decentralized Tech Ecosystem
What is a network map and why might my community use one? How can I best learn from a map of the decentralized tech ecosystem? Christina Bowen of The Digital Life Collective will offer a glimpse into the opportunities and challenges of mapping any ecosystem, and present the progress and plans for mapping the decentralized tech ecosytem.

Speakers
avatar for Christina Bowen

Christina Bowen

Digital Life Collective
Christina is the Digital Life Collective's lead mapper and knowledge ecologist, tracing the transformation of information to knowledge in human systems the way an ecologist follows the movement of sunlight energy or nitrogen through a wetland. A collaborative researcher and network... Read More →



Wednesday August 1, 2018 11:00am - 11:20am
[G] Open Source Room 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

11:00am

Panel: Stories from the Field—A View of the Internet from the Global South
The Web we want cannot be built from code alone. At its best, it is informed by the myriad human stories and needs expressed around the world today.

In Stories From The Field, we invite allies from around the globe to reflect on the places, people, and moments they have encountered that inspire them build towards a more equitable and secure world. Together, we will travel through Iran, Pakistan, Ecuador, Kenya, and beyond on a journey to better understand the "why" behind decentralization: why it is necessary, why it is urgent, and why we must create it together?

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Bowers

Sarah Bowers

Outreach Coordinator, NetFreedom Pioneers
Sarah Bowers works as an Outreach Coordinator for NetFreedom Pioneers. With a background in international education and nonprofit work, Sarah’s passion lies in cross-cultural inquiry and analyzing the ethics and effectiveness of international development efforts. With these interests... Read More →
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Nighat Dad

Founder, Digital Rights Foundation
Nighat Dad is the ​Founder and executive director of the Digital Rights Foundation (DRF), Pakistan, She has run the DRF since it was established in 2012, and has been a practicing lawyer since 2007, where she worked on civil​,​ criminal​ and now cyber​ litigation... Read More →
avatar for Matt Davis

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... Read More →
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Cecilia Maundu

Broadcast Journalist & Digital Security Trainer, Kenya Broadcasting Corporation
Cecilia Mwende Maundu is broadcast journalist working for the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation, which is the state broadcaster in Kenya. Cecilia is also a filmmaker with her interest being documentary filmmaking. Ms Maundu is a graduate of the University of Nairobi where she did a Bachelor... Read More →
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Nicolas Pace

Member, AlterMundi
Nicolás Pace is a member of AlterMundi A.C., a grassroots organizationsupporting rural underserved communities in their pursue for creatingtheir own telecommunications infrastructure, their own piece of internet.In doing so, Nicolas has traveled to more than 15 countries, getting... Read More →



Wednesday August 1, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
[J] Front End Stage 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

11:20am

Talk: Introduction to Self-Sovereign Identity
This session will introduce the basic elements that make Self-Sovereign Identity possible, how they fit together and explain why Decentralized Identifiers in particular are tranformative in the evolution of how people can be first class nodes in the Web. The talk with contextualized SSI developments (Decentralized Identifiers, Verifiable Credentials, PKI, Shared Ledgers, Smart Phones) relative to infrastructure broadly and technical standards that have come before. It will also explain why they are important to the whole of Decentralized Web efforts.

Speakers
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Kaliya

Founder, Identity Woman & Internet Identity Workshop
Kaliya also known as Identity Woman has been working on supporting the emergence of a new layer of the internet that empowers people for the past 15 years. She is an expert in what is being called Self-Sovereign Identity. She is a talented designer and facilitator of interactive events... Read More →



Wednesday August 1, 2018 11:20am - 12:00pm
[G] Open Source Room 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

11:30am

Workshop: A Journey Round Zeronet
Take a trip around ZeroNet and see what it looks like, what is it good for and how to create a simple, p2p blog site on the network.

Speakers
avatar for Tamas Kocsis

Tamas Kocsis

Founder, Programmer, ZeroNet
Tamas is a self-taught web builder from Hungary who has been in love with the Internet since the dial-up era. He is the founder and programmer of ZeroNet (https://zeronet.io), which allows you to create decentralized, P2P and real-time updated websites using Bitcoin cryptography and... Read More →



Wednesday August 1, 2018 11:30am - 12:00pm
[H] Log Lounge 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

12:00pm

Lunch
Grab your lunch in Brewster's Pub, the Transport Hall or the Back End Lounge....then find a bench, a bean bag, or a sunny spot in the courtyard.  Did you know there's an espresso cart on the Vault level? 


Wednesday August 1, 2018 12:00pm - 1:30pm
L Brewster's Pub; Transport Hall; O- Back End Lounge

12:00pm

Chi Gung with Sifu Young Wong
Need to center yourself?  Sifu Young Wong will lead participants through a set of breathing and movement exercises that will demonstrate how chi gung can be used to clear the mind, relax the body, and dispel the bad energy that comes from everyday stress.

Sifu Wong will also gladly demonstrate how the application of chi gung can be awesome in fighting!


Speakers
avatar for Young Wong

Young Wong

Martial Artist
Young is a Kung Fu practitioner in the southern style Shaolin Kung Fu. He is a disciple in Choy Li Fut with the knowledge in Wing Chun and Chi Gung. Chi Gung is the practice of storing the good physical and mental energies for healing and dispelling the bad energies from everyday... Read More →



Wednesday August 1, 2018 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Middle Out Courtyard 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

12:00pm

Wayforward Machine
The Wayforward Machine is a creative play space where attendees can come to get inspired, play with others and imagine a world of possibility for the Decentralized Web through fun, games, and collaborative art-making.

Speakers
avatar for Andi Wong

Andi Wong

Teaching Artist, Project Manager, Internet Archive
Andi Wong is a teaching artist who enjoys creating memorable experiences that build community. She serves as project coordinator for ArtsEd4All, an informal collective of educators, artists, scientists, civic institutions and community organizations based in San Francisco. Her projects... Read More →



Wednesday August 1, 2018 12:00pm - 1:30pm
[M] Wayback Ballroom 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

12:00pm

Registration
Be sure to register and get your name tag!  We'll be in the Transport Hall all day long to answer questions, give directions, and keep things running respectfully at all times.

Wednesday August 1, 2018 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Transport Hall 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

1:30pm

Talk: The Web of Commons
Looking at the internet as a commons — as a shared resource — allows us to understand both its unlimited possibilities and also what threatens it. Let's create protocols that are easy to use, to develop with, and to extend without asking for permission and without paying or having much money at all. Let's create protocols that are driven by the community, built for the public good, and given away for free. If the company or organization dies, the protocols should still be usable. Any blockchains involved should not be tied to a particular for-profit company. We should not be tying our data to any one coin or blockchain for fear of enclosure. The protocols should be optimizing for science (broadly speaking, as in developing knowledge) and mutual collaboration rather than optimizing for profit. Let us not recreate the problem we are trying to solve.


Speakers
avatar for Karissa McKelvey

Karissa McKelvey

Software Engineer, Digital Democracy
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. Formerly a data... Read More →



Wednesday August 1, 2018 1:30pm - 2:00pm
[C] Hash Lounge 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

1:30pm

Talks: Deep dive into decentralizing the Internet Archive
As (possibly) the largest site to try and go decentralized, the Internet Archive has faced many of the problems that others will face to decentralize.  This will be a deep dive into the challenges we faced, and how we solved, or worked around them with partners including WebTorrent and IPFS.  We will explore the problems we are still working on. For example how do you deal with a long tail of petabytes of data.

Speakers
avatar for Feross Aboukhadjeh

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.
avatar for Mitra Ardron

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... Read More →
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Arkadiy Kukarkin

Protocol Labs



Wednesday August 1, 2018 1:30pm - 2:00pm
[H] Log Lounge 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

1:30pm

Talk: Vint Cerf--Continued thoughts on a self-archiving Web
Huge amounts of information are accumulating in the World Wide Web
and indexing systems help us find it - but we need a way to regularize
the capture and preservation of this content along with its meta data.
There are some new initiatives that will help facilitate solutions - in
particular a new inter-cloud data transfer capability. This talk explores
the implications of standards for this purpose and speculates about
unsolved problems still to be addressed.



Speakers
avatar for Vint Cerf

Vint Cerf

Chief Internet Evangelist, Google
Vinton Gray "Vint" Cerf is an Internet pioneer, who is recognized as one of "the fathers of the Internet” for his co-invention of TCP/IP. His contributions have been acknowledged and lauded, repeatedly, with honorary degrees and awards that include the National Medal of Technology... Read More →



Wednesday August 1, 2018 1:30pm - 2:15pm
[J] Front End Stage 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

1:30pm

Workshop: P2P2P2P
What does a server look like on your computer? How does it feel to host files from your living room? In this hands-on workshop, you’ll create your own P2P site by forking our boilerplate and bootstrapping your own P2P network with other participants at the summit. Our objective is to make it extremely easy for anyone, regardless of technical background, to get started with the P2P web using Beaker Browser. Participants are encouraged to share with friends and family, since the strength of the P2P web depends on its expansive network of linked peers.

Speakers
KM

Kyle Mock

Designer, Unaffiliated
Kyle Mock is a fan of distributed web technology who studied painting and drawing at California College of the Arts. From DAT sites to chatrooms, he explores ways to enable more people to build and own their own communities online. As a self-taught designer, his vision is to make... Read More →
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Laurel Schwulst

Designer, Writer, Teacher, Yale University
Laurel Schwulst currently teaches interactive design at Yale University and maintains Beautiful Company, a design practice. Previously, she was creative director of The Creative Independent and worked at the New York-based design studio Linked by Air. Most recently, she's excited... Read More →



Wednesday August 1, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm
[G] Open Source Room 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

1:30pm

Workshop: Mapping the Decentralized Web
In a complex world, we need to be able to see our networks to find effective ways to drive the changes and outcomes we hope to see. We are building a dynamic network map for the Decentralized Web community to help you do your work, reduce duplication of effort, share insights and resources, and strategize more effectively across organizations and levels in the emerging decentralized stack.

Come add your project to the map, learn about the ways we can view this network, and make the map better by letting us know how you hope to use this tool for the decentralized commons. A project of the Digital Life Collective (https://diglife.com/our-ecosystem/)
Be sure to stop by our mapping station in the "Bits in Bits out" room throughout the Summit. Come visit, ask questions, and add your project to the map. You can also find out how to add your project here: https://diglife.com/our-ecosystem/

Speakers
avatar for Robert Best

Robert Best

Data Analyst & Co-Intelligence Catalyst, Holo
Robert Best is an open source web developer, researcher, and data analyst. His areas of interest are peer-to-peer technologies,collective intelligence, commoning, social entrepreneurship, and the future of work. His current work is with Holo/Holochain: a software framework+platform... Read More →
avatar for Christina Bowen

Christina Bowen

Digital Life Collective
Christina is the Digital Life Collective's lead mapper and knowledge ecologist, tracing the transformation of information to knowledge in human systems the way an ecologist follows the movement of sunlight energy or nitrogen through a wetland. A collaborative researcher and network... Read More →



Wednesday August 1, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm
[N] Bits In / Bits Out 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

1:30pm

Roundtable: Centralization, Decentralization & Re-Centralization- Breaking the Cycle
This roundtable discussion will investigate the social, political, and economic incentives for centralization in an effort to reveal the forces that cause entropy towards (re)centralization. We will explore potential countervailing forces, in the form of social contracts, business arrangements, legal norms and regulations, community structures, and emerging norms. 

Speakers
avatar for Cory Doctorow

Cory Doctorow

Special Advisor, Electronic Frontier Foundation
Cory Doctorow is an author, journalist, and Special Advisor at the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Cory Doctorow is a science fiction author, activist, journalist and blogger — the co-editor of Boing Boing  and the author of the YA graphic novel IN REAL LIFE, the nonfiction business... Read More →
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Juan Ortiz Freuler

Web Foundation



Wednesday August 1, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm
[D] Peabody Room 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

1:30pm

Decentralized Virtual Worlds
Virtual worlds are nothing new, we've been building and playing in them for decades - games like GTA and Skyrim, MMOs like World of Warcraft and Sims Online, or social virtual worlds ranging from the 90s-00s like WorldsChat, Second Life, and ActiveWorlds, all the way to the current breed of modern social VR apps.  But the majority of these virtual worlds are owned, operated, and controlled by one company - they choose which content you can view, who is allowed to publish, and if the company revokes access, removes features, or goes out of business your identity and possessions within these worlds are gone with them.  

Come join us in the Ford Vault where we'll be discussing and demoing ongoing efforts towards building the decentralized virtual world platforms of the future using the standards of the open web, running right in your browser.  WebVR, IPFS, mesh networks, blockchain, and sovereign identity all come together to allow anyone to build virtual worlds they own, hosted in any way they choose.  We'll have the following stations available throughout the day:

VR Internet Archive
Transport yourself virtually to a 3D scan of the Internet Archive's church (courtesy of Noisebridge Hackerspace), where you can spin a '78 record from IA's collection on an antique phonograph, play a hiphop mix tape on a virtual cassette player, or load up a film reel from the Prelinger Collection.

VR on Mesh
WebVR worlds aren't limited to the open internet.  Come and discuss how captive portals, mesh networks and NFC can be used to create completely off-grid virtual worlds.

Self-sovereign Identity
One of the first steps to decentralizing virtual worlds is to give users control of their own identity.  Come and talk with us about ongoing efforts to implement self-sovereign identity systems using standards like the W3C DID spec in virtual worlds, allowing you to bring your identity and possessions with you as you move between different platforms.

Speakers
avatar for James Baicoianu

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... Read More →
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Alberto Elias

Founder, Simbol
Alberto is the founder of Simbol, the social layer for WebXR. It easily makes WebXR sites a multi user experience where people can interact and move between experiences with their self-sovereign identity. He has been interested and researching decentralization and XR for many years... Read More →
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Jason Scott

Free-Range Archivist & Software Curator, Internet Archive
Jason Scott fills the singularly unique role as the Free-Range Archivist & Software Curator at the Internet Archive. He likes long walks on the beach and exploding paradigms. He is attempting to collect everything, at which point he will retire and make folder tags.



Wednesday August 1, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm
[2] Ford Vault 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

1:30pm

Wayforward Machine
The Wayforward Machine is a creative play space where attendees can come to get inspired, play with others and imagine a world of possibility for the Decentralized Web through fun, games, and collaborative art-making.

Speakers
avatar for Andi Wong

Andi Wong

Teaching Artist, Project Manager, Internet Archive
Andi Wong is a teaching artist who enjoys creating memorable experiences that build community. She serves as project coordinator for ArtsEd4All, an informal collective of educators, artists, scientists, civic institutions and community organizations based in San Francisco. Her projects... Read More →



Wednesday August 1, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm
[M] Wayback Ballroom 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

1:30pm

Workshop: Avoiding Collateral Damage: Preventing New Tech Regulation from Killing the Distributed Web
There's a new impetus among governments to combat the centralized web with laws and regulations. But could these proposals also affect decentralized alternatives? We'll talk about concrete new laws from GDPR to Article 13, incoming drafts, and big picture initiatives, and how they might be tweaked to help, not hinder, the DWeb.

How can developers either comply with those rules or design their systems in line with the underlying goals of protecting privacy and giving users control over their data?
 
This workshop provides an opportunity for developers who care about the privacy goals underlying the GDPR and other regulations to learn from legal experts, to share information about their systems and how they view compliance, and to hear from builders who are implementing systems under these legal regimes.

Moderators
avatar for Danny O'Brien

Danny O'Brien

International Director, Electronic Frontier Foundation
Danny O'Brien has been an activist for online free speech and privacy for over 20 years. In his home country of the UK, he fought against repressive anti-encryption law, and helped make the UK Parliament more transparent with FaxYourMP.  He was EFF's activist from 2005 to 2007, and... Read More →

Speakers
ID

Ian Darrow

Protocol Labs
Ian is a lawyer and software developer working with Protocol Labs on a range of topics, from the best ways to protect Filecoin storage miners from liability to new strategies for token incentive comp. Previously, he was the general counsel and chief regulatory officer of LedgerX... Read More →
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Matthew Hodgson

Technical Lead, Matrix
Matthew Hodgson is technical co-founder of Matrix.org: a not-for-profit open source project focused on solving the problem of fragmentation in current Chat, VoIP and IoT technologies. By defining a new lightweight pragmatic open standard for federation/interoperability and releasing... Read More →
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Greg McMullen

Lawyer, COALA
Greg is a lawyer based in Berlin, where he chairs the Privacy and Data Protection subsection of the Blockchain Bundesverband. He is co-founder of the Interplanetary Database Foundation, and the former Chief Policy Officer of ascribe.io and BigchainDB. Before moving to Berlin, Greg spent five years as a litigator with one of Canada’s top class action law firms, where he worked on class actions against Facebook over privacy violations, and Visa and MasteCard alleging price fixing. He served on the Board of Dire... Read More →
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Chris Riley

Director of Public Policy, Mozilla
Chris Riley is the Director of Public Policy at Mozilla, working to advance the open internet through public policy analysis and advocacy, strategic planning, coalition building, and community engagement. Prior to joining Mozilla, Chris worked as a program manager at the U.S. Department... Read More →



Wednesday August 1, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm
[E] Sherman Salon 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

1:30pm

Workshop: LibreRouter: A Geek-free Mesh Network Router
The LibreRouter is an open source hardware for Geek-Free Mesh Community Networks. During the course of this session we will effectively deploy a small network to be able to experience what it means, and discuss about how this could be extended/enhanced by the DWeb.


Speakers
avatar for Nicolas Pace

Nicolas Pace

Member, AlterMundi
Nicolás Pace is a member of AlterMundi A.C., a grassroots organizationsupporting rural underserved communities in their pursue for creatingtheir own telecommunications infrastructure, their own piece of internet.In doing so, Nicolas has traveled to more than 15 countries, getting... Read More →



Wednesday August 1, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm
[M] Wayback Ballroom 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

1:30pm

Lightning Talks: New Discoveries
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.

Line-up

Dimitri De Jonghe - Democratic and Public Intelligence Networks for the Commons

David Van Duzer - Retrospective on global service discovery and telehash.org

Cecilia Maundu - UX user experience how it’s important to get feedback on tools used for safety

Brendan O'Brien - Archiving APIs using qri & IPFS

Jay Freeman - Federation, Ferengi, Borg, or Changeling?

Duke Crawford - GIF contain audio, wiki, linked-list, contracts

Vienna Rae-Looi - Zero degree project: Climate change & distributed ledger tech

Benjamin De Kosnik - Decentralized sound and video archives

Mehdi Yahyanejad - How to stream content over satellite


Moderators
avatar for John Light

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 →

Speakers
avatar for Duke Crawford

Duke Crawford

Creator, th.ai human ai
Duke Crawford figured out how to sync audio with GIF. He syncs GIF with audio visual wiki context at th.ai and thinks GIF can learn to host an attention economy where players own the game.email: duke@th.ai twitter: @dukecrawford.
avatar for Jay Freeman

Jay Freeman

CTO, Orchid Labs
Jay Freeman, widely known online as "saurik", is the developer of Cydia, the alternative to the App Store used on jailbroken iPhones, iPads, and the iPod touch. Substrate, the platform he provides developers to alter the behavior of running programs by way of runtime in-memory patching... Read More →
avatar for Dimitri De Jonghe

Dimitri De Jonghe

Co-Founder, Head of Research, BigchainDB and Ocean Protocol
Dr. Dimitri De Jonghe is a cross-domain protocol researcher. After finishing his PhD on micro-electronics and machine learning, he co-founded a series of blockchain startups: ascribe [power to creators] and BigchainDB [a blockchain database], and Ocean Protocol [a public network for... Read More →
avatar for Cecilia Maundu

Cecilia Maundu

Broadcast Journalist & Digital Security Trainer, Kenya Broadcasting Corporation
Cecilia Mwende Maundu is broadcast journalist working for the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation, which is the state broadcaster in Kenya. Cecilia is also a filmmaker with her interest being documentary filmmaking. Ms Maundu is a graduate of the University of Nairobi where she did a Bachelor... Read More →
avatar for Brendan O'Brien

Brendan O'Brien

caretaker, Qri.io
Brendan is a leader in the open source software development community and open data movement. He founded Qri (pronounced “query”) to help bring the benefits of open source software to public data. He helped to launch DataTogether.org, a network of communities, data scientists... Read More →
avatar for Vienna Rae-Looi

Vienna Rae-Looi

Collaborator/Co-founder, COALA & Zero Degree Project, Stanford Kozmetsky Global Collaboratory
Vienna co-founded Zero Degree Project & Economic Space Agency (a seed-funded distributed ledger technology start-up) in the Valley. Back in Malaysia where she was from, she co-founded DurianAsean (a media station on Southeast Asia current affairs) & KillTheBill (an aware-winning human... Read More →
avatar for Mehdi Yahyanejad

Mehdi Yahyanejad

Founder and Director, NetFreedom Pioneers
Mehdi Yahyanejad is founder of Balatarin.com, the largest user-generated news website in Persian and a crucial information source in the 2009 pro-democracy protest movement in Iran. He is the co-founder and director of NetFreedom Pioneers, a nonprofit organization that delivers curated... Read More →



Wednesday August 1, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm
[1] Hyper Room 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

1:30pm

Roundtable: How do we make the Decentralized Web work in browsers of today?
What do we need to make decentralized tools work in today’s browsers? How do those browsers need to evolve to handle a decentralized future? How do we evolve WebRTC, Javascript, key management and local storage in this landscape?

Join top product engineers from Firefox, Chrome and Brave browsers, along with architects of decentralized protocols in this roundtable discussion about the roadmap forward.  We'll discuss the current status of browser integrations and extensions, as well as gaps we need to fill.

Moderators
avatar for Omayeli Arenyeka

Omayeli Arenyeka

Software Engineer & Artist, Independent
avatar for Daniel Erasmus

Daniel Erasmus

Founder and Director, Digital Thinking Network
For well over than 20 years The DTN has facilitated more than a 100 leadership, innovation and scenario sets on 4 continents, leading to groundbreaking strategic initiatives as well as breakthrough innovation.  DTN processes together with Erasmus.io AI/ big data analytics anticipated... Read More →
avatar for Paul Lindner

Paul Lindner

Google
Paul Lindner is a Software Engineer at Google and a contributor to the Perkeep personal archiving project.  Paul is a long-time Internet and open-source developer and was one of the founders of the Internet Gopher and a key contributor to Apache Shindig and the OpenSocial Founda... Read More →

Speakers
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Dietrich Ayala

Developer, Mozilla
Dietrich Ayala is a developer advocate at Mozilla, the non-profit makers of the Firefox web browser, where he's been working for internet freedom and shipping open source software to hundreds of millions of people for over a decade.
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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... Read More →
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Ben Livshits

Chief Scientist, Brave Software
Ben Livshits is Chief Scientist for Brave Software (https://brave.com/), the company behind the Brave browser, a fast, open source, privacy-focused browser that blocks intrusive ads and trackers. He is also a Reader at Imperial College London and an affiliate professor at the University of Washington. Previously, he was a research scientist at Microsoft... Read More →
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Alex Russell

Sr. Staff Software Engineer, Google
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David Temkin

Chief Product Officer, Brave Software
David is Chief Product Officer at Brave Software. He's previously managed engineering and product/business teams at Apple, AOL, Palm, and Hightail,  and has been a pioneer in new product categories. He was an early innovator in the area of Rich Internet Applications (RIAs), having... Read More →



Wednesday August 1, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm
[F] Fair Use Salon 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

1:30pm

Workshop: Introduction to Decentralized Identity Technologies
Introduction to Decentralized Identity and related technologies (Wallets, Agents, DID Auth, Verifiable Credentials, Linked Data, etc.). This workshop is aimed at a developer community who is not yet deeply familiar with decentralized identity technologies but potentially interested in collaborating or adopting them.

We will discuss how decentralized identity topics relate to other ongoing efforts in the decentralization community, how different pieces can fit together, and how identity is a basic prerequisite for other functionality. We will do short demos of  what specifications, tools, SDKs, apps, etc. are already available, and how they can be integrated into your project.

Speakers
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Christopher Allen

Rebuilding the Web of Trust
  | | | | Christopher Allen is an entrepreneur, technologist, and educator who specializes in collaboration, security, and trust. As a pioneer in internet cryptography, he’s initiated cross-industry collaborations and created industry standards that influence the entire... Read More →
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Daniel Buchner

Decentralized Identity, Microsoft
Leading technical product development for Microsoft’s decentralized identity efforts, previously worked at Mozilla driving Web standards and open source, developer-focused tools, services, and SDKs. Daniel represents Microsoft in the Decentralized Identity Foundation, and is working... Read More →
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Rouven Heck

Co-Founder, Project Lead, uPort / ConsenSys
Rouven has a computer science background and over 15 years experience in banking IT, having worked for Deutsche Bank in various IT project, architecture and strategy roles in Germany, Hong Kong and New York before joining ConsenSys early 2016.
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Christian Lundkvist

Technologist, Researcher, ConsenSys/ uPort
Christian started his career as a mathematician doing research in Algebraic Geometry, followed by a deep dive into quantitative finance developing and implementing derivatives pricing models at Bloomberg. After venturing down the Bitcoin rabbit hole he discovered Ethereum and joined... Read More →
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Eugeniu Rusu

Developer, Jolocom
Eugeniu is a full stack developer at Jolocom. His passion lies in Self sovereign identity systems and architectures. He designed the architecture of both the Jolocom protocol and smart wallet application. His experience stretches from blockchain technology (Ethereum, IPFS) to React... Read More →
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Markus Sabadello

CEO, Danube Tech
Markus Sabadello has been a pioneer and leader in the field of digital identity for many years and has contributed to cutting-edge technologies that have emerged in this space. He has been an early participant of decentralization movements such as the Federated Social Web, Respect... Read More →



Wednesday August 1, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm
[K] Blockchain Ballroom 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

1:30pm

Net Work
Net Work, a documentary about the decentralized web.

During the DWeb Summit 2018, the Internet Archive will be filming Net Work, a documentary about the future of the decentralized web. We are at a critical juncture in the development of the web, at which radical new visions and protocols are fomenting in the face of mounting structural and political crises. The DWeb summit is a coming-together of old and new thinkers who will play a crucial role in confronting these challenges and defining the future trajectory of how the internet is imagined and engineered. As part of the Internet Archive's broader mission, Net Work will be an archival snapshot of this moment in internet history through the individuals and cultures that are shaping it.

On the afternoon of Day 1 of the conference, individuals will be invited to enter the [8] Holo Vault downstairs at the Mint, alone, in order to record a short filmed response about the current and future state of the internet. A time capsule, these responses will be archived, as well as becoming part of the documentary feature distributed by the Internet Archive.

To participate in the documentary, arrive at the [8] Holo Vault downstairs on Day 1 (Wednesday) between 1.30 – 5pm.

For further information, contact gary.zhexi.zhang@gmail.com.


Speakers
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Gary Zhexi Zhang

Artist, MIT
Gary Zhexi Zhang is an artist and writer interested in socio-technical objects. His current research investigates the role of work within decentralised organisations such as swarms, mycelia and markets. He has published essays on many-headed slime moulds, Chinese internet culture... Read More →



Wednesday August 1, 2018 1:30pm - 5:00pm
[8] Holo Vault 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

2:00pm

Talk: The Open Index Protocol and its ecosystem
Learn about the concept of public spaces on the internet by seeing how the Open Index Protocol works at the protocol layer.  

Then we'll introduce you to some of the most interesting apps built on top of the OIP, including Alexandria.io, a fully decentralized media platform for artists that helps them get paid directly for their work.

Partners from CalTech and Medici Ventures will demonstrate use cases in land rights management in South America and scientific data in Southern California.  You'll see how the Open Index Protocol works from the bottom up.


Speakers
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Chris Chrysostom

Senior software engineer, Medici Ventures
Chris Chryosostom is a senior software engineer at Medici Ventures on the property rights project. His experience developing software ranges from inventory management and finance applications to distributed supply chain systems. His current interest is making property rights visible... Read More →
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Amy James

Co-Founder, Open Index Protocol & Alexandria.io
Amy James is the co-lead author of Open Index Protocol, a blockchain specification for an open and permissionless database, and co-founder of Alexandria.io where she serves as strategist, writer, speaker and advocate for artists. She has previously worked for nonprofit arts organizations... Read More →
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Devon Read James

Co-Founder, Open Index Protocol & Alexandria.io
Devon Read James is the inventor of Open Index Protocol (OIP), a blockchain specification for an open and permissionless database, and CEO of Alexandria.io, where you can find anything published to the Open Index. He has worked for Apple and Sony, deployed twice overseas as a US Marine... Read More →
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Davi Ortega

Postdoctoral Scholar, California Institute of Technology
Davi Ortega is a PhD in computational biophysics working as a postdoctoral scholar in the Jensen Lab at Caltech. He is the project coordinator for ETDB (etdb.caltech.edu) and a developer of several applications focused in data visualization for bioinformatics. He is passionate about evolution of complexity and distributed forms of governance... Read More →



Wednesday August 1, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
[C] Hash Lounge 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

2:00pm

Talks: Maidsafe: The SAFE Network: An Internet for the people by the people
An overview of the world's first autonomous, data and communications network. We will explore our unique features, our architecture and latest innovations, including SAFE's new collaboration with SOLID.

Speakers
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David Irvine

Founder, Maidsafe
David has in excess of 23 years experience in IT and 15 years running companies. He is the designer of one of the World’s largest private networks (Saudi Aramco, over $300M). He is an experienced Project Manager and has been involved in start up businesses since 1995 and has provided... Read More →
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Nick Lambert

COO, MaidSafe
Nick Lambert​, ​started his working life in project management roles with IBM, before a change in tack led him into senior marketing positions with a diverse range of companies. He has co-authored papers on decentralised networks, presented at several international conferences... Read More →
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Vivekanand Rajkumar

CTO, Maidsafe
Having graduated in Aerospace Engineering and Astronautics ​CTO Vivekanand Rajkumar​ worked as a Server Specialist at IBM before joining MaidSafe. He has extensive expense leading UX teams as well as being a certified Mobile platform engineer. Viv’s experience with IBM and his... Read More →
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Gabriel Viagnotti

Software Engineer, MaidSafe
Gabriel is a Software Engineer working with MaidSafe to decentralise the internet with the SAFE Network. He started becoming involved in the project as part of the community, actively contributing to the goal of having a free web, with real privacy, no surveillance, which helps humans... Read More →



Wednesday August 1, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
[H] Log Lounge 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

2:15pm

Walking Distributed Hash Table: a demonstration of participatory gossip
We will play together in a bit of a game that has each of us playing with data in a distributed hash table. We will gossip.  And through movement, you'll learn how the Distributed Hash Table (DHT) works.





Speakers
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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... Read More →
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Jean Russell

Co-Director of Commons Engine, Holo
Cultivator of Flows, Jean Russell passionately transforms ideas into thriving organizations, always looking for the highest leverage points for us to shift from the world we have toward the world we want. Jean is a culture hacker, facilitator, speaker, and writer creating the future... Read More →



Wednesday August 1, 2018 2:15pm - 2:30pm
Middle Out Courtyard 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

2:15pm

Panel: In a Decentralized World, Who Decides? Five Leaders Share their Governance Stories
Growing Pains, War Stories, and the lessons learned along the way. Five leaders share how they came to select their form of governance, from non-profit, B-Corp, Non-Profit/For Profit split and several variations in between. How do you raise capital, preserve your values, answer to stakeholders, and make a good product? Learn from the experiences of these five who have gone first.

Moderators
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Wendy Hanamura

Summit Director & Emcee; Director of Partnerships, Internet Archive
Wendy Hanamura is the master juggler of the Decentralized Web Summit 2018. She led the team that produced the first DWeb Summit in 2016 and the team building this event.As Director of Partnerships at the Internet Archive, one of the world’s largest digital libraries, Hanamura has... Read More →

Speakers
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Muneeb Ali

Co-Founder, Blockstack
Muneeb co-founded Blockstack, a new internet for decentralized apps where users own their data. Muneeb received his PhD in Computer Science from Princeton University specializing in distributed systems. He went through Y Combinator and has worked in the systems research group at Princeton... Read More →
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Greg McMullen

Lawyer, COALA
Greg is a lawyer based in Berlin, where he chairs the Privacy and Data Protection subsection of the Blockchain Bundesverband. He is co-founder of the Interplanetary Database Foundation, and the former Chief Policy Officer of ascribe.io and BigchainDB. Before moving to Berlin, Greg spent five years as a litigator with one of Canada’s top class action law firms, where he worked on class actions against Facebook over privacy violations, and Visa and MasteCard alleging price fixing. He served on the Board of Dire... Read More →
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Amandine Le Pape

Founder, Matrix
Amandine is the co-founder of Matrix.org, a unique initiative aiming to democratise secure online communication and solve the problem of fragmentation in current Chat, VoIP and IoT technologies. Matrix hopes to create a new ecosystem that makes open real-time-communication as universal... Read More →
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Danielle Robinson

Co-Executive Director, Code for Science & Society
Danielle Robinson is Co-Executive Director of Code for Science & Society, where she works to open create inclusive public access to information through decentralized technologies. She completed a PhD in Neuroscience at Oregon Health & Science University in 2016. She was a 2016 Mozilla... Read More →
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Zooko Wilcox

Founder, Zcash
Zooko has more than 20 years of experience in open, decentralized systems, cryptography and information security, and startups. He is recognized for his work on DigiCash, Mojo Nation, ZRTP, “Zooko's Triangle”, Tahoe-LAFS, BLAKE2, and SPHINCS. He is also the Founder of Least Authority... Read More →



Wednesday August 1, 2018 2:15pm - 3:00pm
[J] Front End Stage 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

3:00pm

BREAK
There's so much to choose from!  Use this time to find your first official session of the day!  Or meet new allies.

Wednesday August 1, 2018 3:00pm - 3:30pm
SF Mint 88 5th St, San Francisco, CA, 94103

3:00pm

Wayforward Machine
The Wayforward Machine is a creative play space where attendees can come to get inspired, play with others and imagine a world of possibility for the Decentralized Web through fun, games, and collaborative art-making.

Speakers
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Andi Wong

Teaching Artist, Project Manager, Internet Archive
Andi Wong is a teaching artist who enjoys creating memorable experiences that build community. She serves as project coordinator for ArtsEd4All, an informal collective of educators, artists, scientists, civic institutions and community organizations based in San Francisco. Her projects... Read More →



Wednesday August 1, 2018 3:00pm - 5:00pm
[M] Wayback Ballroom 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

3:30pm

Tech Talk: What is the meaning of "decentralization"?
Taken literally, "decentralization" just means "not centralized", but what are the different ways something can be not centralized? Are there different types or flavors of decentralization that can be meaningfully distinguished?


Speakers
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Dominic Tarr

Founder, Secure Scuttlebutt Consortium
Scuttlebutt was created by Dominic Tarr, a Node.js developer with more than 600 modules published on npm and who lives on a self-steering sailboat in New Zealand. It is here, from the need for offline connection with the outside word, Scuttlebutt emerged. | | | | http://do... Read More →



Wednesday August 1, 2018 3:30pm - 4:00pm
[C] Hash Lounge 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

3:30pm

Conversation: Theodor Nelson + Charles Broskoski
This interview series invites internet pioneers to reflect on the first wave of decentralization: What choices drove the adoption of web technologies and cultivated a vibrant internet culture? What false assumptions allowed the platform centralization and structural injustices of today’s web? With the opportunity to re-decentralize, how can we ensure this process advances inclusivity, equity, and sustainability?

This interview will be videotaped for later viewing.

Speakers
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Charles Broskoski

Co-founder, Are.na
Charles Broskoski is co-founder of Are.na, an online platform for collaborative research and creative thinking. Prior to working on Are.na, he worked as an artist in New York City. | | | |  
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Theodor Holm Nelson

Fellow, Internet Archive
Designer, generalist, author. Visionary of an on-line world since 1960; Still working on an alternative system of hypertext. Coined many words now in use, including hypertext, hypermedia, micropayment, transclusion, dildonics. structangle, intertwingled.



Wednesday August 1, 2018 3:30pm - 4:15pm
[E] Sherman Salon 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

3:30pm

Talk: Emily Jacobi: Tools of Solidarity - Building Decentralized Tools in Remote Environments
What does the decentralized web mean to communities living far from internet access and mobile phone networks? What potentials does decentralization offer such communities, who are often on the frontlines of the most urgent human rights and environmental threats?

For the past decade, Digital Democracy has worked alongside frontline communities in Southeast Asia, Haiti and the Amazon Rainforest, seeing firsthand the way mainstream and commercial tech tools fail to meet the needs of remote users. In this talk, Emily will take the audience on a journey to communities in the Amazon rainforest, in Guyana, Ecuador & Peru, where Digital Democracy is pioneering p2p technologies built with end users, tools for mapping and monitoring their territories. See the very real ways in which decentralization and peer-to-peer tools are making a critical difference for marginalized groups around the world.  


Speakers
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Emily Jacobi

Founder, Executive Director, Digital Democracy
Emily Jacobi has dedicated her life to using media and technology to amplify marginalized communities. The founder and executive director of Digital Democracy (Dd), she works to decolonize technology by centering the voices and experiences of indigenous communities, people of color and women. Since 2013, Dd has worked closely with indigenous peoples in the Amazon Rainforest to build technology for mapping and monitoring environmental t... Read More →



Wednesday August 1, 2018 3:30pm - 4:15pm
[J] Front End Stage 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

3:30pm

Workshop: Building the Peer-to-Peer Internet
Participants will learn about community networks, wireless mesh networks, distributed applications, and train their pet Raspberry Pi to do networking things. This is a hands-on session where participants will use IPFS and Secure Scuttlebutt on a mesh network of Raspberry Pis, then perhaps become future facilitators of this open-source workshop.

Speakers
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Benedict Lau

Contributor, Toronto Mesh
Benedict is an engineer working on mobile software and mesh networks. He is a contributor and organizer at Toronto Mesh, currently focused on meshing with single-board computers and building deployment tools and literacy around peer-to-peer applications.
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Dawn Walker

Environmental Data & Governance Initiative
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... Read More →



Wednesday August 1, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm
[M] Wayback Ballroom 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

3:30pm

Workshop: Mapping the Decentralized Web
In a complex world, we need to be able to see our networks to find effective ways to drive the changes and outcomes we hope to see. We are building a dynamic network map for the Decentralized Web community to help you do your work, reduce duplication of effort, share insights and resources, and strategize more effectively across organizations and levels in the emerging decentralized stack.

Come add your project to the map, learn about the ways we can view this network, and make the map better by letting us know how you hope to use this tool for the decentralized commons. A project of the Digital Life Collective (https://diglife.com/our-ecosystem/)
Be sure to stop by our mapping station in the "Bits in Bits out" room throughout the Summit. Come visit, ask questions, and add your project to the map. You can also find out how to add your project here: https://diglife.com/our-ecosystem/

Speakers
avatar for Robert Best

Robert Best

Data Analyst & Co-Intelligence Catalyst, Holo
Robert Best is an open source web developer, researcher, and data analyst. His areas of interest are peer-to-peer technologies,collective intelligence, commoning, social entrepreneurship, and the future of work. His current work is with Holo/Holochain: a software framework+platform... Read More →
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Christina Bowen

Digital Life Collective
Christina is the Digital Life Collective's lead mapper and knowledge ecologist, tracing the transformation of information to knowledge in human systems the way an ecologist follows the movement of sunlight energy or nitrogen through a wetland. A collaborative researcher and network... Read More →



Wednesday August 1, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm
[N] Bits In / Bits Out 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

3:30pm

Roundtable: Mapping the Human Layers of the Decentralized Ecosystem - Externalities of System Design
This roundtable discussion will investigate the question of identifying the stakeholders in decentralized ecosystem and power dynamics in decentralized decision-making. In a centralized system, the hierarchical structure is more transparent. In a decentralized system, power consolidates into implicit clusters of power, but because there is no formalized hierarchical structure, the underlying power dynamics are not apparent. Invisible powers may emerge in the system, making it difficult for people to understand in the hands of whom the power actually lies.

A decentralized system does not remove the human elements, but it makes certain actions public and more visible. In such a system, the formerly “hard power” of centralized systems and identified actors may morph into new forms of “soft power” and unidentified and/or new forms of gatekeepers. A decentralized system therefore requires distribution of power and decision-­making mechanisms. What are the implicit structures of these “structureless” systems? What kind of normative steps do we need to foster to manage “soft power” in decentralized decision-­making and empower participation?

Moderators
avatar for Greg McMullen

Greg McMullen

Lawyer, COALA
Greg is a lawyer based in Berlin, where he chairs the Privacy and Data Protection subsection of the Blockchain Bundesverband. He is co-founder of the Interplanetary Database Foundation, and the former Chief Policy Officer of ascribe.io and BigchainDB. Before moving to Berlin, Greg spent five years as a litigator with one of Canada’s top class action law firms, where he worked on class actions against Facebook over privacy violations, and Visa and MasteCard alleging price fixing. He served on the Board of Dire... Read More →

Speakers
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Althea Allen

Head of Ecosystem Growth, OmiseGO
Althea loves a good positive sum game. She helps to guide growth strategy at OmiseGO, a fintech company building the free and fully public OMG network for scalable, decentralized asset exchange secured by the Ethereum blockchain, with a special focus on incentive alignment across... Read More →
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Kei Kreutler

Strategy Director, Gnosis
Kei Kreutler is a researcher, designer, and developer interested in how cultural narratives of technologies shape their use. As Strategy Director at Gnosis, she oversees messaging and direction as the company builds open, blockchain-based prediction market platforms, decentralize... Read More →
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Vienna Rae-Looi

Collaborator/Co-founder, COALA & Zero Degree Project, Stanford Kozmetsky Global Collaboratory
Vienna co-founded Zero Degree Project & Economic Space Agency (a seed-funded distributed ledger technology start-up) in the Valley. Back in Malaysia where she was from, she co-founded DurianAsean (a media station on Southeast Asia current affairs) & KillTheBill (an aware-winning human... Read More →
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Iris Wuisman

Professor of Company Law, Leiden University
Since 2011 Iris Wuisman is Professor of Company Law at Leiden University and was formerly an entrepreneur and lawyer. She is interested in the broad area of company law, comparative law and European company law, given her active involvement in international education and research... Read More →



Wednesday August 1, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm
[D] Peabody Room 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

3:30pm

Workshop: Defending Your Users
Technologists: welcome to the real world! A world in which the choices you make have profound impact on people around the world. Rainey Reitman, EFF’s Activism Director, will lead a workshop for Decentralized Web developers and organization staffers on how they can stand up for their users.
Participants will be taken through real-world scenarios: how should you react to the complex trade-offs and choices that Decentralized Web developers face on a day-to-day basis?  When and how should you stand up for users? We will unpack Issues related to transparency, privacy, accessibility, interoperability, and safety through the lens of human rights and user empowerment, with voices from the human rights movement discussing how design and governance choices can have a real world impact on activists around the globe.

Participants will have a chance to discuss and strategize how they would respond to different scenarios that challenge foundational concepts of privacy, innovation, user choice, and free expression, and will be able to connect with other participants who may have dealt with similar, crucial decisions in building their own projects.

Moderators
avatar for Rainey Reitman

Rainey Reitman

Director of Activism, Electronic Frontier Foundation
Rainey Reitman serves as director of the activism team at the Electronic Frontier Foundation. She is particularly interested in the intersection between personal privacy and technology, particularly social networking privacy, network security, web tracking, government surveillance... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Marvin Ammori

Marvin Ammori

General Counsel, Protocol Labs
Marvin Ammori is the General Counsel of Protocol Labs, Inc. Previously, he spent over a decade as an advocate for Internet freedom and privacy, including by leading the net neutrality fights of 2009 (Comcast-BitTorrent case) and 2015 (Title II victory). He has published widely on... Read More →
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Cynthia Wong

Senior Researcher, Internet And Human rights, Human Rights Watch
Cynthia M. Wong is the senior researcher on the Internet and human rights. Before joining Human Rights Watch, Wong worked as an attorney at the Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) and as director of their Project on Global Internet Freedom. She conducted much of the organization’s... Read More →



Wednesday August 1, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm
[K] Blockchain Ballroom 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

3:30pm

Lightning Talks: New Discoveries
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.

Line-up

Primavera De Filippi - Plantoid - decentralized autonomous lifeform

Robert Kaye - Introducing the immutable web

Sonya Mann - Brief postmortem of the Zcash Foundation's first round of open governance (which takes place in June).

Steve Dekorte - Decentralized in-browser messaging

Elio Grieco - The three necessary components of modern communication (identity, data synchronization, discovery and curation). The importance of data co-ownership.

Mark Kudlac - Subsect is a light weight web server that installs as an app on non rooted Android 5.0+ and iOS 11 devices. A server in every pocket is the project's objective.

Nighat Dad - I will be talking about cyber harassment helpline

Cody Eilar - Flipping the current data economy through decentralized data ownership

Nicolas Pace - Decentralized Repository of Culture



Moderators
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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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Alexis Rossi

Director of Media & Accesss, Internet Archive
Code of Conduct Team Leader | | Alexis Rossi manages all aspects of Internet Archive collections work for movies, audio, software, and books, as well as the archive.org web site and social media presences. From 2006-2008, Rossi managed the audio and video collections and Open Library... Read More →

Speakers
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Nighat Dad

Founder, Digital Rights Foundation
Nighat Dad is the ​Founder and executive director of the Digital Rights Foundation (DRF), Pakistan, She has run the DRF since it was established in 2012, and has been a practicing lawyer since 2007, where she worked on civil​,​ criminal​ and now cyber​ litigation... Read More →
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Cody Eilar

CTO/Co-founder, Lens
Cody Eilar is the CTO/Co-founder of an early stage tech company based out of London, UK and Albuquerque, N.M called Lens since June, 2018. He recently took entrepreneurial leave from Sandia National Laboratories to start Lens with his co-founder, Mark Chavez, which focuses on putting... Read More →
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Primavera De Filippi

Researcher & Faculty Associate, CERSA/CNRS and Berkman-Klein Center / Harvard
Primavera De Filippi is a Permanent Researcher at the National Center of Scientific Research (CNRS) in Paris, a Faculty Associate at the Berkman-Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, and a Visiting Fellow at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the... Read More →
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Elio Grieco

Subcommittee Chair, Cyber Security Canyon
My current focus is on cyber security (especially within the state of Arizona), education reform, and reinventing the internet through fully decentralized systems a.k.a. Nebula project.
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Robert Kaye

Mayhem & Chaos Coordinator, MetaBrainz Foundation Inc.
I'm the founder of the MetaBrainz Foundation, the people behind MusicBrainz. However, at the D-web summit I'm trying to meet people and get feedback on my latest project, the Immutable Web. I'd love for people to have a look at the white paper and tell me what is wrong with it and... Read More →
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Mark Kudlac

Subsect
Mark Kudlac graduated with degrees in engineering and computer science from the University of Toronto in 1985. He founded Conxsys with a partner in 1990. Conxsys developed a turnkey Linux based ERP system, Drive 2.0, for car dealerships. After a successful exit in 2000 Mark developed... Read More →
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Sonya Mann

Communications, Zcash Foundation
Interested in cypherpunk technologies that increase people's freedom!
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Nicolas Pace

Member, AlterMundi
Nicolás Pace is a member of AlterMundi A.C., a grassroots organizationsupporting rural underserved communities in their pursue for creatingtheir own telecommunications infrastructure, their own piece of internet.In doing so, Nicolas has traveled to more than 15 countries, getting... Read More →



Wednesday August 1, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm
[1] Hyper Room 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

3:30pm

Panel: Decentralization Meets the Virtual World
How decentralization and immersive technologies play well together. Two different technologies are gaining interest in parallel, decentralization and VR/AR. Different builders of social virtual worlds will discuss how decentralization can work in their favour, its pain points and how this new virtual universe, with decentralization built in, can plant the seed for everyone to have better digital rights.



Moderators
avatar for Kent Bye

Kent Bye

Host, Voices of VR
I host the Voices of VR podcast and Voices of AI podcast tracking the evolution and storytelling potentials of immersive technologies.

Speakers
avatar for James Baicoianu

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... Read More →
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Sam Chase

Founder, Venn Agency
Since founding Venn Agency in 2014, Sam Chase has been steadily growing the privately backed R&D prototyping group focused on building and visualising distributed spatial computing systems. Venn's team leads research projects in peer to peer communication and meshnets, digital business... Read More →
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Andrés Cuervo

Software Engineer, WebXR Artist
Andrés Cuervo is a web VR/AR/XR artist, developer, & human-computer-interaction researcher. Their work focuses on usability, accessibility, generative design, and pushing the boundaries of narratives through new technologies.
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Alberto Elias

Founder, Simbol
Alberto is the founder of Simbol, the social layer for WebXR. It easily makes WebXR sites a multi user experience where people can interact and move between experiences with their self-sovereign identity. He has been interested and researching decentralization and XR for many years... Read More →
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Philip Rosedale

CEO, High Fidelity


Wednesday August 1, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm
[2] Ford Vault 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

3:30pm

Roundtable: How Do you Manage & Name Mutable Data at Scale?
SCHEDULE CHANGE!  What are the current approaches to handling “non-human readable names”? How do we manage data that changes over time? What are the scaling issues in these approaches?

This is discussion with experts in the field to identify the problems that need to be solved; we'll identify current approaches and roadblocks, and list the gaps that still need to be tackled.

The conclusions from this Roundtable will be published on the site and presented at various fora in October.


Moderators
avatar for Priya Kuber

Priya Kuber

GUN
Priya is an India-born San Francisco based entrepreneur. She was the 8th employee of Arduino and subsequently, the Director of their office in India. From 2018, she is also a visiting faculty for entrepreneurship, with Fondazione Agnelli in Italy. She works with GUN as a Chief Process... Read More →
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Brian Warner

Founder, Tahoe - LAFS/ Agoric
Brian builds Tahoe-LAFS, a distributed storage system that safely uses untrusted servers, and Magic Wormhole, the easiest secure file transfer tool ever.


Wednesday August 1, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm
[F] Fair Use Salon 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

3:30pm

Talks: The journey to Web 3 - the Builders, the Protocols, and the Challenges Ahead
The Web3 Foundation will begin by introducing the Web3 technology stack. This framework illustrates the different protocols and projects comprising Web3. This framework is important because the Web3 tech stack forms the base upon which future mainstream decentralised applications will be built. Each component must be aligned in terms of development and compatibility for the mainstream to adopt decentralised technologies. As such, the Web3 tech stack is used as a roadmap for disparate and decentralised teams to coordinate efforts and push development forward collaboratively.

We will provide an overview of what has been developed to date by teams and projects from every major component of the technology stack. Five of the most interesting teams in the space will present their approaches to building these protocols as well as the challenges they are facing. After the presentations, we will conclude the track with a panel and a Q&A with all speakers to dive deeper into the projects, teams and movement comprising Web3.

Speakers
avatar for Mihai Ciucu

Mihai Ciucu

Co-founder, CEO, Blink
Prior to Blink and CS Academy, Mihai worked as a software engineer at Full Tilt Poker. In 2009 he build the world’s best Texas Hold’em Poker AI. Before Blink, Mihai co-founded the CS Academy, a programming competitions platform.
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Peter Czaban

Executive Director, Web3 Foundation
Peter is the Executive Director of the Web3 Foundation which aims to bring about a more secure, efficient and trust-free web. He obtained his Masters of Engineering degree at the University of Oxford, reading Engineering Science where he focused on Bayesian Machine Learning... Read More →
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Andrei Grigorean

Co-founder & COO, Blink.network
A Forbes Romania 30 under 30 winner, Andrei has a vast experience with algorithms and data structures. He is an International Olympiad in Informatics silver medalist. Before Blink, Andrei co-founded the CS Academy, a programming competitions platform.
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Fredrik Harrysson

CTO, Parity Technologies
Over the course of 15+ years, Fredrik has worked in everything from freelance web development to fintech, working in most popular languages from PHP to Haskell. Prior to joining Parity, he was co-founder and CTO of several startups. As CTO of Parity Technologies, Fredrik oversees... Read More →
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Dimitri De Jonghe

Co-Founder, Head of Research, BigchainDB and Ocean Protocol
Dr. Dimitri De Jonghe is a cross-domain protocol researcher. After finishing his PhD on micro-electronics and machine learning, he co-founded a series of blockchain startups: ascribe [power to creators] and BigchainDB [a blockchain database], and Ocean Protocol [a public network for... Read More →
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aaron kumavis

human
try make future less bad via computers + humans + cryptography
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Patrick Nielsen

Co-founder, CTO, Clovyr
Patrick Nielsen led blockchain and Quorum ("Ethereum/Zcash for Enterprise") development for JPMorgan, and was a visiting researcher at Cornell/IC3. He has been involved with several projects building usable, privacy-preserving technology, as well as open source projects like the Go... Read More →
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Jutta Steiner

CEO, Parity Technologies
Jutta is the co-founder and CEO of Parity Technologies, a blockchain technology company best known for Parity, the most advanced Ethereum client. Parity Technologies continues to advance core blockchain infrastructure with Polkadot, an ambitious protocol that addresses blockchain... Read More →



Wednesday August 1, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm
[H] Log Lounge 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

3:30pm

Workshop: Diving into Decentralized Communication
In this workshop we'll dive into the state of the art of Decentralised Communication (instant messaging, VoIP etc) including projects such as Matrix.org, Status.im and Vuvuzela/Alpenhorn - looking at what decentralised options are available as an alternative to WhatsApp, Slack, etc; how they work technically and how you can build on them; and the existential challenges ahead in terms of reputation, identity, abuse management.

Speakers
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Matthew Hodgson

Technical Lead, Matrix
Matthew Hodgson is technical co-founder of Matrix.org: a not-for-profit open source project focused on solving the problem of fragmentation in current Chat, VoIP and IoT technologies. By defining a new lightweight pragmatic open standard for federation/interoperability and releasing... 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
avatar for Amandine Le Pape

Amandine Le Pape

Founder, Matrix
Amandine is the co-founder of Matrix.org, a unique initiative aiming to democratise secure online communication and solve the problem of fragmentation in current Chat, VoIP and IoT technologies. Matrix hopes to create a new ecosystem that makes open real-time-communication as universal... Read More →



Wednesday August 1, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm
[G] Open Source Room 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

4:00pm

Panel: Decentralized Identity
Representatives from different decentralized identity projects will share and discuss insights of what they are building, why it matters, and how it relates to other efforts in the community. The audience will learn about their stories and goals, as well as some basic technical details about their respective solutions.


Moderators
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Kaliya

Founder, Identity Woman & Internet Identity Workshop
Kaliya also known as Identity Woman has been working on supporting the emergence of a new layer of the internet that empowers people for the past 15 years. She is an expert in what is being called Self-Sovereign Identity. She is a talented designer and facilitator of interactive events... Read More →

Speakers
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Daniel Buchner

Decentralized Identity, Microsoft
Leading technical product development for Microsoft’s decentralized identity efforts, previously worked at Mozilla driving Web standards and open source, developer-focused tools, services, and SDKs. Daniel represents Microsoft in the Decentralized Identity Foundation, and is working... Read More →
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Kim Hamilton Duffy

Chief Technology Officer, Learning Machine, Blockcerts
Kim Hamilton Duffy is CTO of Learning Machine and Principal Architect of Blockcerts. Her focus is building decentralized systems enabling interoperable, recipient-owned credentials and identity solutions based on open standards and open source implementations. Kim is co-chair of the... Read More →
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Eugeniu Rusu

Developer, Jolocom
Eugeniu is a full stack developer at Jolocom. His passion lies in Self sovereign identity systems and architectures. He designed the architecture of both the Jolocom protocol and smart wallet application. His experience stretches from blockchain technology (Ethereum, IPFS) to React... Read More →
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Markus Sabadello

CEO, Danube Tech
Markus Sabadello has been a pioneer and leader in the field of digital identity for many years and has contributed to cutting-edge technologies that have emerged in this space. He has been an early participant of decentralization movements such as the Federated Social Web, Respect... Read More →



Wednesday August 1, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
[C] Hash Lounge 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

4:15pm

Conversation: Cathy Marshall + Claire Evans
This interview series invites internet pioneers to reflect on the first wave of decentralization: What choices drove the adoption of web technologies and cultivated a vibrant internet culture? What false assumptions allowed the platform centralization and structural injustices of today’s web? With the opportunity to re-decentralize, how can we ensure this process advances inclusivity, equity, and sustainability?

While working at Xerox PARC in the 1980s, Cathy Marshall led a series of projects investigating analytical work practices and developing collaborative hypertext: visionary pre-Web “idea processors" like NoteCards, Aquanet and VIKI. In a conversation with Broad Band author Claire L. Evans, Marshall will share insights about the legacy and influence of early hypertext applications in relation to our present-day Web and her larger anthropological approach to software design.

Speakers
avatar for Claire Evans

Claire Evans

Author, Broad Band
Claire L. Evans is a writer and musician. She is the singer and coauthor of the pop group YACHT, the founding editor of Terraform, VICE's science-fiction vertical, and the author of Broad Band: The Untold Story of the Women Who Made the Internet. She is the former futures editor... Read More →
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Cathy Marshall

Principal Researcher, Microsoft
Cathy Marshall is a Principal Researcher in Microsoft Research's Silicon Valley Lab. She has led a series of projects investigating analytical work practices and collaborative hypertext, including two system development projects, Aquanet and VIKI. Marshall is mainly interested in... Read More →



Wednesday August 1, 2018 4:15pm - 5:00pm
[E] Sherman Salon 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

4:15pm

Panel: Building the First Web—Lessons for a Decentralized World
When the architects of the first World Wide Web and the internet looked into the future, they imagined an open and distributed system, encouraging the free flow of knowledge.  Today, the internet and Web are dominated by a few large players and ISPs; knowledge sits behind paywalls; our online data is neither private or secure.  What lessons would the first builders impart to the DWeb builders of today?  Join us for this rare chance to learn from the giants of the field.

Moderators
avatar for Wendy Hanamura

Wendy Hanamura

Summit Director & Emcee; Director of Partnerships, Internet Archive
Wendy Hanamura is the master juggler of the Decentralized Web Summit 2018. She led the team that produced the first DWeb Summit in 2016 and the team building this event.As Director of Partnerships at the Internet Archive, one of the world’s largest digital libraries, Hanamura has... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Mitchell Baker

Mitchell Baker

Chairperson, Mozilla Foundation & Corp
As the leader of the Mozilla Project, Mitchell Baker is responsible for organizing and motivating a massive, worldwide, collective of employees and volunteers who are breathing new life into the Internet with the Firefox Web browser, Firefox OS and other Mozilla products. Mitchell... Read More →
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Tim Berners-Lee

Founder & Project Director, Solid/W3C
Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web in 1989. He founded and Directs the World Wide Consortium (W3C) the forum for technical development of the Web. He founded the Web Foundation whose mission is that the WWW serves humanity, and co-founded the Open Data Institute in London... Read More →
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Whitfield Diffie

Chief Scientist, Cryptic Labs
Whitfield Diffie is one of the world’s preeminent cryptographers and a co-creator of Public Key Encryption. Currently, Diffie is Chief Scientist at Cryptic Labs, an innovative research lab primarily focused on solving fundamental problems to advance the viability and growth of the... Read More →
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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... Read More →



Wednesday August 1, 2018 4:15pm - 5:00pm
[J] Front End Stage 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

5:00pm

Break
Catch your breath after a jam-packed Day One!  

Wednesday August 1, 2018 5:00pm - 5:15pm
SF Mint 88 5th St, San Francisco, CA, 94103

5:00pm

Puzzling Paintings: Tips from our Gallery Guide
Hanging on the walls of the San Francisco Mint are six special paintings - collaborative works by famed cryptographer and puzzle master, Ryan Clarke (LoSTBoy), and international lowbrow contemporary artist, Mar Williams.

These paintings hold pieces of a puzzle with multiple answers, each more devious and difficult than the last. We invite you to spend some time in front of these artworks, scattered throughout the building, and tease out the various answers to each puzzle.

Desperately need a clue?  Look for the man in the top hat!  This puzzle is hosted by your Devious Gallery Guide, Jason Scott of Internet Archive (Textfiles).  At the End of Day One, Jason will be in the Courtyard willing to point you in the right direction...in case you are lost.

The winners will be chosen from those with the correct answers for each level.  Your prize?  Our friends from OmiseGO, ZCash, and Ethereum are offering up tokens....to be donated by you to the charities of your choice. The Internet Archive will help your favorite cause learn how to accept donations in cryptocurrencies. Win-Win-Win?  We think so!

Want to bring home a piece of the experience? All works will be for sale via silent auction. 50% of art sales will donated to the Internet Archive.

Puzzle designed by Ryan Clarke (LoSTBoy)
Paintings by Mar Williams (ihate.art)


Speakers
avatar for Jason Scott

Jason Scott

Free-Range Archivist & Software Curator, Internet Archive
Jason Scott fills the singularly unique role as the Free-Range Archivist & Software Curator at the Internet Archive. He likes long walks on the beach and exploding paradigms. He is attempting to collect everything, at which point he will retire and make folder tags.



Wednesday August 1, 2018 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Middle Out Courtyard 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

5:00pm

NEW ADDITION: Can the Decentralized Web be more Humane that today's Web?
NEW ADDITION!! Tristan Harris has been called "the closest thing Silicon Valley has to a conscience" by The Atlantic magazine. As co-founder of the new Center for Humane Technology, he has been been waking people up to the way today's Web platforms are programmed to get us addicted to staying glued to them for as long as possible.

Harris has a challenge and a warning: If we (in the decentralization community) don't recognize the social harms arising from centralized tech platforms (addiction, loneliness, mental health, polarization caused by attention-maximizing algorithms) then decentralized platforms will only decentralize the same social harms.




Speakers
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Tristan Harris

Co-founder, Center for Humane Technology
Tristan Harris, called the “closest thing Silicon Valley has to a conscience” by The Atlantic magazine, was the former Design Ethicist at Google. He became a world expert on how technology steers the thoughts, actions, and relationships that structure two billion people’s lives... Read More →


Wednesday August 1, 2018 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Middle Out Courtyard 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA
 
Thursday, August 2
 

8:00am

Continental Breakfast
Enjoy a healthy, organic breakfast to get your day started.  SF coffee, tea and away you go.

Thursday August 2, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
L Brewster's Pub; Transport Hall; O- Back End Lounge

8:00am

Registration
Just checking in now?   We'll be in the Transport Hall all day long to register you, answer questions, give directions, and keep things running respectfully at all times.

Thursday August 2, 2018 8:00am - 4:00pm
Transport Hall 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

8:00am

Puzzling Paintings: A Newly Minted Hunt through the Crypt
Hanging on the walls of the San Francisco Mint are six special paintings - collaborative works by famed cryptographer and puzzle master, Ryan Clarke (LoSTBoy), and international lowbrow contemporary artist, Mar Williams.

These paintings hold pieces of a puzzle with multiple answers, each more devious and difficult than the last. We invite you to spend some time in front of these artworks, scattered throughout the building, and tease out the various answers to each puzzle.

Desperately need a clue?  Look for the man in the top hat!  This puzzle is hosted by your Devious Gallery Guide, Jason Scott of Internet Archive (Textfiles).  

The winners will be chosen from those with the correct answers for each level.  Your prize?  Our friends from OmiseGO, ZCash, and Ethereum are offering up tokens....to be donated by you to the charities of your choice. The Internet Archive will help your favorite cause learn how to accept donations in cryptocurrencies. Win-Win-Win?  We think so!

Want to bring home a piece of the experience? All works will be for sale via silent auction. 50% of art sales will donated to the Internet Archive.

Puzzle designed by Ryan Clarke (LoSTBoy)
Paintings by Mar Williams (ihate.art)


Speakers
avatar for Jason Scott

Jason Scott

Free-Range Archivist & Software Curator, Internet Archive
Jason Scott fills the singularly unique role as the Free-Range Archivist & Software Curator at the Internet Archive. He likes long walks on the beach and exploding paradigms. He is attempting to collect everything, at which point he will retire and make folder tags.



Thursday August 2, 2018 8:00am - 5:00pm
SF Mint 88 5th St, San Francisco, CA, 94103

8:45am

NEW ADDITION: Get your DWebSummit Swag!
NEW ADDITION: Come early and get your Official Decentralized Web Summit commemorative swag!  We have a few announcements, too.  Then off to your first sessions.
PS--Did you know there's a free cappuccino cart in the vault level?  We didn't think so.

Speakers
avatar for Wendy Hanamura

Wendy Hanamura

Summit Director & Emcee; Director of Partnerships, Internet Archive
Wendy Hanamura is the master juggler of the Decentralized Web Summit 2018. She led the team that produced the first DWeb Summit in 2016 and the team building this event.As Director of Partnerships at the Internet Archive, one of the world’s largest digital libraries, Hanamura has... Read More →



Thursday August 2, 2018 8:45am - 9:00am
Middle Out Courtyard 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

9:00am

Talk: Internet Infrastructure Challenges with Decentralized Web
Over the years the public Internet infrastructure has been slowly tuned for tremendous traffic growth. The technical and business implications to how Service Providers operate these services are profound when it comes to how P2P traffic is treated. This session will provide an overview of connectivity basics, how networks have been designed to deal with recent trends, what this means to decentralized web trends and several technical and non-technical call to actions to the community at large.

Speakers
avatar for Marco Rodrigues

Marco Rodrigues

VP of Product, Volterra Edge Services
Marco has more than a 20 years experience in design, building and operating Internet & IP infrastructures. He is currently responsible for Products at Volterra Edge Services. Prior to Volterra, Marco was a Distinguished Engineer at Juniper Networks supporting the worlds largest Service... Read More →



Thursday August 2, 2018 9:00am - 9:30am
[H] Log Lounge 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

9:00am

Workshop: Openness WTF?
Open source. Open APIs. Open data. Open Internet. Open science. Open government.

The concept of openness seemingly is everywhere in the information technology space. For the most part, openness is seen by its backers as an unalloyed virtue, a way of meritoriously spreading the innovative and social value of a particular online resource. And yet, surprisingly, no rigorous conceptual framework currently exists for assessing the relative value of open systems, especially as compared to their more proprietary counterparts. The thesis is that it is critical for stakeholders to fully understand openness at its deepest levels, in order to be able to participate in searching discussions of its merits in technology policy.

Speakers
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Richard Whitt

Founder, NetsEdge LLC
Richard Whitt recently departed Google after eleven years, to resuscitate his tech consulting practice, NetsEdge LLC.  His firm focuses on advising tech companies, law firms, and other clients on the complex strategic and tactical challenges at the intersection of emerging platform... Read More →



Thursday August 2, 2018 9:00am - 9:30am
[G] Open Source Room 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

9:00am

Conversation: Whitfield Diffie + Jay Graber
This interview series invites internet pioneers to reflect on the first wave of decentralization: What choices drove the adoption of web technologies and cultivated a vibrant internet culture? What false assumptions allowed the platform centralization and structural injustices of today’s web? With the opportunity to re-decentralize, how can we ensure this process advances inclusivity, equity, and sustainability?

This interview will be videotaped for later viewing.

Moderators
avatar for Jay Graber

Jay Graber

Engineer, Zcash
Jay is a software developer with an interest in privacy and decentralization tech.

Speakers
avatar for Whitfield Diffie

Whitfield Diffie

Chief Scientist, Cryptic Labs
Whitfield Diffie is one of the world’s preeminent cryptographers and a co-creator of Public Key Encryption. Currently, Diffie is Chief Scientist at Cryptic Labs, an innovative research lab primarily focused on solving fundamental problems to advance the viability and growth of the... Read More →



Thursday August 2, 2018 9:00am - 9:45am
[E] Sherman Salon 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

9:00am

Talk: Jennifer Granick—The End of the Internet As We Knew It, And What Happens Next
In 2015, Jennifer Granick gave a keynote at Black Hat Briefings USA assessing the state of the Internet, a revolutionary communications technology for which we've had such high hopes. Even in 2015, “cyberspace" was looking a lot less utopian than it once did. Openness, innovation, and liberty were under threat. People working together to build the decentralized web are fighting to preserve and revitalize these same values. But what are the challenges? In this keynote, Granick brings us up to date. Certainly, one problem with the current Internet is centralization. But there are other reasons that the dream of Internet-enabled freedom is faltering: internationalization, politics, and commerce play a role. To achieve the goals of a decentralized web, we’ll need more than technology. We’ll need to engage with norms, laws, and markets as well.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Granick

Jennifer Granick

Surveillance and Cybersecurity Counsel, ACLU
Jennifer Granick fights for civil liberties in an age of massive surveillance and powerful digital technology. As the surveillance and cybersecurity counsel with the ACLU Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project, she litigates, speaks, and writes about privacy, security, technology... Read More →



Thursday August 2, 2018 9:00am - 9:45am
[J] Front End Stage 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

9:00am

Workshop: Mapping the Decentralized Web
In a complex world, we need to be able to see our networks to find effective ways to drive the changes and outcomes we hope to see. We are building a dynamic network map for the Decentralized Web community to help you do your work, reduce duplication of effort, share insights and resources, and strategize more effectively across organizations and levels in the emerging decentralized stack.

Come add your project to the map, learn about the ways we can view this network, and make the map better by letting us know how you hope to use this tool for the decentralized commons. A project of the Digital Life Collective (https://diglife.com/our-ecosystem/)
Be sure to stop by our mapping station in the "Bits in Bits out" room throughout the Summit. Come visit, ask questions, and add your project to the map. You can also find out how to add your project here: https://diglife.com/our-ecosystem/

Speakers
avatar for Robert Best

Robert Best

Data Analyst & Co-Intelligence Catalyst, Holo
Robert Best is an open source web developer, researcher, and data analyst. His areas of interest are peer-to-peer technologies,collective intelligence, commoning, social entrepreneurship, and the future of work. His current work is with Holo/Holochain: a software framework+platform... Read More →
avatar for Christina Bowen

Christina Bowen

Digital Life Collective
Christina is the Digital Life Collective's lead mapper and knowledge ecologist, tracing the transformation of information to knowledge in human systems the way an ecologist follows the movement of sunlight energy or nitrogen through a wetland. A collaborative researcher and network... Read More →



Thursday August 2, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
[N] Bits In / Bits Out 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

9:00am

Roundtable: Design Criteria for Blockchain Governance - Endogenous and Exogenous Mechanisms
Building upon workshops in Day 1 of the DWeb Summit, this workshop will kick off Day 2 with an exploration of core design criteria and principles for decentralized governance, using blockchain governance as a case study. We will engage in a thorough discussion of endogenous and exogenous mechanisms for the governance of each layer of the technology stack - from the internet, blockchain, and application layers  - and how these mechanisms can best interplay or hybridize to achieve decentralized governance goals. Can a technological artifact alone protect itself from centralization at the social /institutional layer by incorporating a particular design feature that makes it impossible, or at least harder to implement institutional centralization? Or do we need structures and/or institutions to protect a technology against institutional centralization (e.g. just like governmental intervention is required to protect the “free market” against oligarchic tendencies)? 

Speakers
avatar for Anja Blaj

Anja Blaj

Legal Advisor, Datafund
Anja is a lawyer based in Ljubljana, Slovenia and is a community manager for Blockchain Think Tank Slovenia. She has worked with Lemur Legal and is currently consulting Datafund and Blockestate project. Just recently she has founded Ljubljana Legal Hackers Chapter and became a member... Read More →
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Quinn DuPont​

Research Associate​, University of Washington​
Quinn DuPont studies human and social dimensions of computer security, crypto, and code. He is currently a Research Associate in the School of Information at University of Washington. He has a PhD in Information Science (Toronto), and is an ALA-accredited librarian (Western). He is... Read More →
avatar for María Gómez

María Gómez

Strategy, Aragon.one
María Gómez is a former Colombian/Spanish corporate lawyer. She worked several years in the M&A and corporate finance practice. Currently she works for Aragon.one, the first team, and in the future one of the several teams, working for the Aragon project. A local to Bogotá-Colombia... Read More →



Thursday August 2, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
[D] Peabody Room 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

9:00am

Decentralized Virtual Worlds
Virtual worlds are nothing new, we've been building and playing in them for decades - games like GTA and Skyrim, MMOs like World of Warcraft and Sims Online, or social virtual worlds ranging from the 90s-00s like WorldsChat, Second Life, and ActiveWorlds, all the way to the current breed of modern social VR apps.  But the majority of these virtual worlds are owned, operated, and controlled by one company - they choose which content you can view, who is allowed to publish, and if the company revokes access, removes features, or goes out of business your identity and possessions within these worlds are gone with them.  

Come join us in the Ford Vault where we'll be discussing and demoing ongoing efforts towards building the decentralized virtual world platforms of the future using the standards of the open web, running right in your browser.  WebVR, IPFS, mesh networks, blockchain, and sovereign identity all come together to allow anyone to build virtual worlds they own, hosted in any way they choose.  We'll have the following stations available throughout the day:

VR Internet Archive
Transport yourself virtually to a 3D scan of the Internet Archive's church (courtesy of Noisebridge Hackerspace), where you can spin a '78 record from IA's collection on an antique phonograph, play a hiphop mix tape on a virtual cassette player, or load up a film reel from the Prelinger Collection.

VR on Mesh
WebVR worlds aren't limited to the open internet.  Come and discuss how captive portals, mesh networks and NFC can be used to create completely off-grid virtual worlds.

Self-sovereign Identity
One of the first steps to decentralizing virtual worlds is to give users control of their own identity.  Come and talk with us about ongoing efforts to implement self-sovereign identity systems using standards like the W3C DID spec in virtual worlds, allowing you to bring your identity and possessions with you as you move between different platforms.

Speakers
avatar for James Baicoianu

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... Read More →
avatar for Alberto Elias

Alberto Elias

Founder, Simbol
Alberto is the founder of Simbol, the social layer for WebXR. It easily makes WebXR sites a multi user experience where people can interact and move between experiences with their self-sovereign identity. He has been interested and researching decentralization and XR for many years... Read More →
avatar for Jason Scott

Jason Scott

Free-Range Archivist & Software Curator, Internet Archive
Jason Scott fills the singularly unique role as the Free-Range Archivist & Software Curator at the Internet Archive. He likes long walks on the beach and exploding paradigms. He is attempting to collect everything, at which point he will retire and make folder tags.



Thursday August 2, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
[2] Ford Vault 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

9:00am

Wayforward Machine
The Wayforward Machine is a creative play space where attendees can come to get inspired, play with others and imagine a world of possibility for the Decentralized Web through fun, games, and collaborative art-making.

Speakers
avatar for Andi Wong

Andi Wong

Teaching Artist, Project Manager, Internet Archive
Andi Wong is a teaching artist who enjoys creating memorable experiences that build community. She serves as project coordinator for ArtsEd4All, an informal collective of educators, artists, scientists, civic institutions and community organizations based in San Francisco. Her projects... Read More →



Thursday August 2, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
[M] Wayback Ballroom 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

9:00am

Panel/Workshop: Data Stewardship on the Decentralized Web
Libraries and archives alongside grassroots initiatives are decentralizing data stewardship in order to address ongoing sharing, access, and vulnerability issues facing scientific data. Starting with a brief discussion of different approaches from members of IPFS, Dat project, qri.io <http://qri.io>, and Environmental Data & Governance Initiative (EDGI), this panel and discussion will unpack the distinct perspectives around issues surrounding current data stewardship challenges on existing internet infrastructure.

After this brief panel, the session will move into a conversation based on the different perspectives each project is bringing, starting from recent initiatives from Internet Archive, Dat, and Data Together. Through discussion, participants will guide conversation on how to help frame opportunities for future efforts.

Speakers
avatar for Jefferson Bailey

Jefferson Bailey

Director of Web Archiving & Data Services, Internet Archive
Jefferson Bailey is Director of Web Archiving & Data Services at Internet Archive. Jefferson joined Internet Archive in Summer 2014 and manages Internet Archive’s web archiving services including Archive-It, used by over 600 institutions to preserve the web. He also oversees web... Read More →
avatar for Michelle Hertzfeld

Michelle Hertzfeld

Product Management and User Experience, Protocol Labs
avatar for Brendan O'Brien

Brendan O'Brien

caretaker, Qri.io
Brendan is a leader in the open source software development community and open data movement. He founded Qri (pronounced “query”) to help bring the benefits of open source software to public data. He helped to launch DataTogether.org, a network of communities, data scientists... Read More →
avatar for Danielle Robinson

Danielle Robinson

Co-Executive Director, Code for Science & Society
Danielle Robinson is Co-Executive Director of Code for Science & Society, where she works to open create inclusive public access to information through decentralized technologies. She completed a PhD in Neuroscience at Oregon Health & Science University in 2016. She was a 2016 Mozilla... Read More →
avatar for Dawn Walker

Dawn Walker

Environmental Data & Governance Initiative
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... Read More →
avatar for Matt Zumwalt

Matt Zumwalt

Protocol Labs
At Protocol Labs, Matt contributes to stewardship of open source projects like IPFS, libp2p and Filecoin, all of which are focused on building a more secure, more equitable, decentralized web. Some of his recent publications include Instructions for Saving Endangered Data, his pr... Read More →



Thursday August 2, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
[C] Hash Lounge 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

9:00am

Lightning Talks: New Discoveries
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.

Line-up

Travis Hairfield - The fundamental challenge of online communities is that success leads to growth, yet excessive population size leads to destruction of trust and community. What are our choices for overcoming this?

Michelle Lee - "Who cares about decentralized storage?" or "Crossing the chasm: how adoption will work for the decentralized web"

Eddan Katz - Decentralized governance methodology @ WEF.

Duy Huynh - Decentralized Autonomous Dataset

Kei Kreutler - "DAO Zero?" A talk on what full decentralization means for platforms like decentralized exchanges, questioning how to make the first decisions in a decentralized ecosystem.

Benjamin Goering - I can talk about https://activitypub.com and my implementation of it https://github.com/gobengo/distbin

Jehan Trembeck - I will speak about Althea. This is a project that lets communities form decentralized ISPs by integrating payments directly into a mesh routing protocol.

Dan Posch - Wikipedia over Dat. Happy to give a crash course on serving peer-to-peer hypertext using Dat and Beaker.

Moderators
avatar for John Light

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 →

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Buchner

Daniel Buchner

Decentralized Identity, Microsoft
Leading technical product development for Microsoft’s decentralized identity efforts, previously worked at Mozilla driving Web standards and open source, developer-focused tools, services, and SDKs. Daniel represents Microsoft in the Decentralized Identity Foundation, and is working... Read More →
avatar for Travis Hairfield

Travis Hairfield

Founder, Doxa
Travis is the founder of Doxa, a curation network for the decentralized web being built on Ethereum. Before Doxa, Travis was a software engineer at 23andMe.
avatar for Duy Huynh

Duy Huynh

Founder, Ninja
Duy is the founder of Ninja, an anonymous peer-to-peer exchange, more casually known as the crypto version of Craigslist.  Prior to that, Duy was the founder of Autonomous, which creates smart office products based on AI and Robotics technologies.Offline, Duy lives in NYC and enjoys... Read More →
avatar for Eddan Katz

Eddan Katz

Protocol Design Networks, World Economic Forum
avatar for Kei Kreutler

Kei Kreutler

Strategy Director, Gnosis
Kei Kreutler is a researcher, designer, and developer interested in how cultural narratives of technologies shape their use. As Strategy Director at Gnosis, she oversees messaging and direction as the company builds open, blockchain-based prediction market platforms, decentralize... Read More →
avatar for Michelle Lee

Michelle Lee

Product Lead, Protocol Labs
Michelle Lee is a software maker, startup founder, and inventor of Google Forms. From 2012-2016, she sought to make government technology suck less — first at Code for America, as cofounder and CEO of government texting company Textizen, and at GovDelivery building messaging technology... Read More →
avatar for Jehan Tremback

Jehan Tremback

CEO, Althea
Jehan has a background in software consulting and has been developing blockchain software since 2013, including an early wallet for Tendermint, the Avocado state channel framework, and the RPR payment channel routing protocol. He has volunteered with the PeoplesOpen.net mesh network... Read More →



Thursday August 2, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
[1] Hyper Room 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

9:00am

Roundtable: Naming in the Decentralized Web
How do we handle human readable names in the DWeb? What is the DWeb’s URL? Is there value in showing the name in the URL for the user? Do we even need a certificate authority if the name signifies the value of the thing?

This is discussion with experts in the field to identify the problems that need to be solved; we'll identify current approaches and roadblocks, and list the gaps that still need to be tackled.

The conclusions from this Roundtable will be published on the site and presented at various fora in October.

Moderators
avatar for Mouse Reeve

Mouse Reeve

Web Application Developer, Internet Archive

Speakers
avatar for Peter Czaban

Peter Czaban

Executive Director, Web3 Foundation
Peter is the Executive Director of the Web3 Foundation which aims to bring about a more secure, efficient and trust-free web. He obtained his Masters of Engineering degree at the University of Oxford, reading Engineering Science where he focused on Bayesian Machine Learning... Read More →



Thursday August 2, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
[F] Fair Use Salon 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

9:00am

Workshop: Holo Advancing composability in P2P software utilizing DHT solutions to build an agent-centric internet
A open discussion and demonstration on how agent-centric models in P2P applications can unleash greater composability and transformative capacity in software.  We will do an overview of the paradigm shift Holochain enables and then dig into what that means to code. We will close with a discussion of the socio-economic implications and intentions.

Speakers
avatar for Jean Russell

Jean Russell

Co-Director of Commons Engine, Holo
Cultivator of Flows, Jean Russell passionately transforms ideas into thriving organizations, always looking for the highest leverage points for us to shift from the world we have toward the world we want. Jean is a culture hacker, facilitator, speaker, and writer creating the future... Read More →
avatar for Connor Turland

Connor Turland

Developer Training, Holo



Thursday August 2, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
[M] Wayback Ballroom 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

9:00am

Workshop: Incentive design with token engineering.
Arguably, the core feature of tokenized ecosystems is getting people to do stuff. Incentives are powerful. The blockchain community understands that tokens can help align incentives among digital tribes. Put another way: you can get people to do stuff, by rewarding them with tokens. Blockchains are incentive machines. Blockchains can even be framed as life. In this context, what if we end up with a rogue life form sucking the life energy out of the planet? More pointedly: has Bitcoin gone rogue?

 In this session, the DWeb builders explore token design patterns for global collaboration: How to design token ecosystems to ensure global reach and inclusion as well as fair value capture? Can tokens help steer towards a sustainable and ethical future, with the commons and humanitarian benefits at the core?

Further topics we can explore: - how fully tokenized stacks look like: from idea and funding to operations, governance and network objectives. - how to convert existing platforms, enterprises, governments and NGOs - when tokens don't make sense


Speakers
avatar for Dimitri De Jonghe

Dimitri De Jonghe

Co-Founder, Head of Research, BigchainDB and Ocean Protocol
Dr. Dimitri De Jonghe is a cross-domain protocol researcher. After finishing his PhD on micro-electronics and machine learning, he co-founded a series of blockchain startups: ascribe [power to creators] and BigchainDB [a blockchain database], and Ocean Protocol [a public network for... Read More →
avatar for Fennie Wang

Fennie Wang

Cofounder, ixo
Fennie is a lawyer turned entrepreneur in the blockchain field, as cofounder of ixo, which is a blockchain protocol for scaling impact measurement and tokenizing any project’s impact data into digital assets that can be funded, traded or exchanged. | | | | Fennie is a US-qualified... Read More →
avatar for Natascha Wittenberg

Natascha Wittenberg

Developer, Jolocom
Natascha is a full stack developer at Jolocom (React, React Native, JavaScript, Typescript) and on decentralized technologies (Ethereum, IPFS). She has several years of experience in leadership and project management. Beyond this Natascha has 7 years of working experience in the energy... Read More →
avatar for Michael Zargham

Michael Zargham

Founder, CEO, Scientist, BlockScience
Social Sensor Fusion, Decentralized Estimation, Sensor Networks, Emergent Coordination, Dynamical Systems, Mechanism Design, Convex Optimization and Fixed Point Theory.



Thursday August 2, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
[K] Blockchain Ballroom 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

9:00am

Pop-Up Space
Great ideas happen at all times and places.  Some inspirations cannot be scheduled in advance.  Got an idea you want to share?  Moved by a talk you heard and want to dialogue about it? We've left open the Blue Systems Salon for Pop-up talks and workshops.  

Just write your name and time on the white board outside, and let our Registration desk know so we can put it in SCHED.  Then tell your friends and colleagues to join you for this pop-up session.

The best things are often the most surprising.


Thursday August 2, 2018 9:00am - 4:30pm
[10] Blue Systems Salon 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

9:00am

Pop-Up Space
Great ideas happen at all times and places.  Some inspirations cannot be scheduled in advance.  Got an idea you want to share?  Moved by a talk you heard and want to dialogue about it? We've left open the Filecoin Vault in case you want to say...do cryptography in the crypt.

Just write your name and time on the white board outside, and let our Registration desk know so we can put it in SCHED.  Then tell your friends and colleagues to join you for this pop-up session.

Surprise us!


Thursday August 2, 2018 9:00am - 4:30pm
[7] Filecoin Vault 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

9:00am

Pop-Up Space
Great ideas happen at all times and places.  Some inspirations cannot be scheduled in advance.  Got an idea you want to share?  Moved by a talk you heard and want to dialogue about it? We've left open the Holo Vault for Pop-up happenings of all kinds.

Just write your name and time on the white board outside, and let our Registration desk know so we can put it in SCHED.  Then tell your friends and colleagues to join you for this pop-up session.

Let inspiration reign!


Thursday August 2, 2018 9:00am - 4:30pm
[8] Holo Vault 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

9:00am

Distributed Gardens at the Decentralized Internet Archive
The Decentralized Internet Archive is a site-specific installation designed to exhibit the technical and creative output from the 2018 Decentralized Web Summit, while showcasing our ongoing collaboration with Protocol Labs to move the world’s knowledge onto the decentralized web.

Distributed Gardens is a peer-to-peer knowledge ecosystem that animates the documentation of the Decentralized Web Summit. You are invited to use your badge at Gardening Kiosks where you can collect and exchange data seeds representing documents collected from summit workshops and the collections of the Internet Archive. Visit the Greenhouse in the Ore Room to watch the connections grow, and explore the distribution and migration of data as we collectively archive the Summit within the distributed web for everyone to share.

Server Gardens is built around the Decentralized Internet Archive, a distributed knowledge layer for the Summit that serves as an information dispersal system using IPFS.

Speakers
avatar for Callil Capuozzo

Callil Capuozzo

Designer, General Trademark
Callil Capuozzo is a designer at General Trademark, an educator at the School of Visual Arts and a researcher at New Computer Working Group. He is interested in building creative tools through collaboration with artists, scientists and engineers. | | | |  
avatar for Melanie Hoff

Melanie Hoff

Artist, researcher, and educator, Cybernetics Library, Rutgers University
Melanie Hoff is an artist, researcher, and educator examining the poetics and politics of culturally embedded software. Hoff builds computational and social installations to study how platforms and processes — including algorithms, data collection, language, networks, and ritual... Read More →
avatar for Arkadiy Kukarkin

Arkadiy Kukarkin

Protocol Labs
avatar for Dan Taeyoung

Dan Taeyoung

Designer, Teacher, Columbia University GSAPP
Dan Taeyoung dreams of, and builds, infrastructures for care, cybernetic architecture, ethical pedagogy, and warm cooperatives. He is interested in the intersection of architecture, technology, and cooperative community.He teaches on architectural representation and experimental design... Read More →



Thursday August 2, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
[3] Protocol Ore Mill 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

9:00am

Secrets
The installation of Secrets at the San Francisco Mint examines how the distribution of information structures social, political, and economic life. While a liberal democratic frameworks value open and transparent processes, the value of secrecy is often under examined. A secret might be clandestine, or it may be used for legitimate purposes to guard private information from exploitation. Often the sharing of a secret fosters intimacy and trust among communities, friends, and peers.

If decentralized systems regard secrets as composable elements, might we also consider secrecy as a medium in itself? For instance, the architecture of blockchains represents both complete secrecy (accounts are controlled by private keys) and complete openness (transactions are always available to everyone). Likewise, a gossip protocol is scheme in which ‘secret’ information may be freely shared amongst a distributed network of peers.

The works in this exhibition examine the secret as an information structure within today’s social and technological context, from algorithmic “black boxes” and state classification schemes, to new digital infrastructures built upon cryptographic primitives. These artists consider both the possibilities and the dangers of secrecy. While Paolo Cirio intervenes in offshore finance’s complex architecture of concealment, American Artist navigates dynamics of participation and refusal online by intentionally obscuring his Facebook photographs. Taken together, the works in Secrets forge a growing aesthetic vocabulary for the unknowable and the encrypted, the private and the hidden.

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Co-curated by Sam Hart and Sarah Hamerman

Sam Hart is a scientist and editor from New York, working across computational biology and distributed publishing. He is a founding member of Avant.org, Guild, and the Cybernetics Library. Sam has curated exhibitions at MoMA PS1, Eyebeam, and The School For Poetic Computation, and exhibited work at The Guggenheim, ICA London, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, and The Queens Museum. Sam is also a co-organizer of the Decentralized Web Summit Arts Track with Mindy Seu.

Sarah Hamerman is a librarian and arts researcher based between New Jersey and New York City. She currently works as Poetry Cataloging Specialist in Princeton University Library's Rare Books and Special Collections. Her research is centered around experimental publishing as a networked practice across print and digital media. Sarah is a founding member of the Cybernetics Library, and has presented at venues including the NYU Center for Experimental Humanities, the New York Art Book Fair, and the BABZ Art Book Fair. Her writing has appeared in Temporary Art Review, Avant.org, In The Mesh, and Art Libraries Journal.


Thursday August 2, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
[4] Sloan Catacombs, [5] OmiseGO Vault

9:30am

Roundtable: Defining D-Terms
How can we build something bold and new, if we can't agree upon terms?

What do we mean by decentralized?  Distributed? Is something that is federated like Mastodon also decentralized? Can we define our terms and map them to projects in the ecosystem today?

This Roundtable discussion is a start at clearly communicating our goals, technologies, and the promises when everything is D-.  

As a start, check out our FAQ.  We enlisted the services of a crack journalist who researched the topic, interviewed founders and engineers, and came up with this guide to help shed light on the terms.

Speakers
avatar for Richard Whitt

Richard Whitt

Founder, NetsEdge LLC
Richard Whitt recently departed Google after eleven years, to resuscitate his tech consulting practice, NetsEdge LLC.  His firm focuses on advising tech companies, law firms, and other clients on the complex strategic and tactical challenges at the intersection of emerging platform... Read More →
avatar for Lawrence Wilkinson

Lawrence Wilkinson

Chairman, Heminge & Condell (H&C)
Lawrence Wilkinson is Chairman of Heminge & Condell (H&C), an investment and strategic advisory firm. Through H&C, Lawrence is involved in venture formation work, and as a director and counselor to a number of companies that he helped create over the years, among them: Wired, Oxygen... Read More →



Thursday August 2, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
[G] Open Source Room 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

9:30am

Talk: Better Algorithms for a Decentralized Web—the GUN Stack
Our solution, graphs, CRDTs, and more, have already been used for cutting edge research in IoT, AI/ML, autonomous machines, blockchains, etc. at MIT and the Dutch Navy. But that only laid the foundation for the more important pieces we have built alongside Martti 'Sirius' Malmi, Satoshi's first contributor to Bitcoin and world renown applied cryptographer, such as decentralized identity and reputation that restore power and fairness back to people, not a middleman, which is already being used to create privacy-aware and censorship-resistant social networks in D.Tube and a P2P Reddit that can push terabytes of daily traffic. These systems can be used to create a new economic era of abundance, not controlled by any one party, but based on automation and algorithmic trade in local and global networks. This is what we call Freeism, free peoples, free products, and a flourishing planet.

Speakers
avatar for Priya Kuber

Priya Kuber

GUN
Priya is an India-born San Francisco based entrepreneur. She was the 8th employee of Arduino and subsequently, the Director of their office in India. From 2018, she is also a visiting faculty for entrepreneurship, with Fondazione Agnelli in Italy. She works with GUN as a Chief Process... Read More →
avatar for Martti Malmi

Martti Malmi

Head of Identity, GUN
Bitcoin's first collaborator. Creator of Identi.fi and head of identity @GUN. Voluntaryist.
avatar for Adrien Marie

Adrien Marie

Founder, DTube
DTube is a decentralized video platform that utilizes the Blockchain and P2P technology. It operates without censorship or algorithms that artificially change the rankings of videos. It is ad-free, and creators and users earn revenue when they interact with the service, either by... Read More →
avatar for Mark Nadal

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.



Thursday August 2, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
[H] Log Lounge 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

9:45am

Talk: Brewster Kahle—A Game with Many Winners
Speakers
avatar for Brewster Kahle

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... Read More →



Thursday August 2, 2018 9:45am - 10:30am
[J] Front End Stage 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

10:00am

Key Ceremony
From 10-10:30 on Thursday 8/2 we will use all manner of randomness generation methods to collectively create a public key pair that will be used to sign all documentation produced at the DWeb Summit.

Speakers


Thursday August 2, 2018 10:00am - 10:30am
[5] OmiseGo Vault 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

10:30am

BREAK
Go meet new allies, and what about those Treasure Hunt clues?

Thursday August 2, 2018 10:30am - 11:00am
SF Mint 88 5th St, San Francisco, CA, 94103

10:30am

Wayforward Machine
The Wayforward Machine is a creative play space where attendees can come to get inspired, play with others and imagine a world of possibility for the Decentralized Web through fun, games, and collaborative art-making.

Speakers
avatar for Andi Wong

Andi Wong

Teaching Artist, Project Manager, Internet Archive
Andi Wong is a teaching artist who enjoys creating memorable experiences that build community. She serves as project coordinator for ArtsEd4All, an informal collective of educators, artists, scientists, civic institutions and community organizations based in San Francisco. Her projects... Read More →



Thursday August 2, 2018 10:30am - 12:30pm
[M] Wayback Ballroom 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

11:00am

Talks: Blockstack: Decentralized Apps: True Data Ownership
Speakers
avatar for Prabhaav Bhardwaj

Prabhaav Bhardwaj

Co-founder and CEO, Stealthy
Prabhaav Bhardwaj has been in the technology industry for the past 6 years. He began building Stealthy to provide users a better decentralized communication service. Prabhaav has worked on other startups and developed IDE's at Xilinx and Mentor Graphics. He hopes Stealthy will enable... Read More →
avatar for Justin Hunter

Justin Hunter

Founder, Graphite
Justin Hunter has been in the technology industry for the last decade. He began building Graphite to support his other passion—writing. Justin's fiction and non-fiction has been published in numerous literary journals, magazines, and other publications. He hopes Graphite will enable... Read More →
avatar for Patrick Stanley

Patrick Stanley

Head of Growth, Blockstack
Patrick is Head of Growth at Blockstack, a new internet for decentralized apps where users own their data. He studied economics and psychology at Johns Hopkins and was the first employee at data-driven lending startup Earnest. In a growth role there, he helped it scale from 1 to 200... Read More →



Thursday August 2, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am
[H] Log Lounge 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

11:00am

Talk: Primavera De Filippi—Building the Decentralized Stack: The Missing Social Layer
Technology is neither good or bad, but is is also not neutral:  the underlying design of a technology will shape the mix of affordances and constraints that become available to the users of that technology.  Decentralized infrastructures are less likely to fall under the control of centralized parties, yet, they are not immune from market dynamics.  With no institution protecting them, they can be easily coopted by powerful actors.

So perhaps today the main challenge is not the design of technology, but rather the design of the governance structure on top of it.  In her talk, Primavera De Filippi argues that instead of focusing only on the technological layer, we must also look at the missing social layer--how to govern decentralized networks--to ensure the long-term sustainability of these decentralized systems.

Speakers
avatar for Primavera De Filippi

Primavera De Filippi

Researcher & Faculty Associate, CERSA/CNRS and Berkman-Klein Center / Harvard
Primavera De Filippi is a Permanent Researcher at the National Center of Scientific Research (CNRS) in Paris, a Faculty Associate at the Berkman-Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, and a Visiting Fellow at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the... Read More →



Thursday August 2, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am
[J] Front End Stage 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

11:00am

Workshop: Browser Superpowers - Building the Distributed Web with Extensions
You've built a distributed application platform that will change everything... but where is everyone? Browser extensions can lower the barrier to entry for early-adopters and developers to try your project. Prototyping in the browser is also a great way to experiment with what the future of the web can look like.

We’re developing a set of experimental APIs for building dweb applications using the WebExtension framework in Firefox. We’d love to have you try them out, and get your feedback and learn what you need to build dweb apps in browsers.

Join us and build your first browser extension, learn about the APIs for building dweb applications, and starting porting your project.

Required: Laptops, JavaScript experience

Speakers
avatar for Dietrich Ayala

Dietrich Ayala

Developer, Mozilla
Dietrich Ayala is a developer advocate at Mozilla, the non-profit makers of the Firefox web browser, where he's been working for internet freedom and shipping open source software to hundreds of millions of people for over a decade.
avatar for Andre Garzia

Andre Garzia

TechSpeaker, Mozilla
Andre is a Mozilla TechSpeaker focused on decentralization technologies and is an active member of the Secure Scuttlebutt community. In the recent years he published books about Firefox OS and managed a Web Literacy program in vulnerable neighborhoods of Rio. He is a firm believer... Read More →
avatar for Irakli Gozalishvili

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 t... Read More →



Thursday August 2, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
[K] Blockchain Ballroom 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

11:00am

Workshop: Internet as a City
If the Internet were a city, what are roads, buildings, and parks? How do people, businesses and governing bodies produce insights into the qualitative characteristics of distribution beyond the tired triptych of centralized, decentralized, and distributed? This workshop examines decentralized forms of networking through the lens of cities, urbanism, and architecture. In groups, attendants will use provided “urban” elements to construct landscapes that tease out models of decentralization and governance for the “Internet as a city.” We will extend this to modes of governance in decision making, and notions of “public space” or the commons.

Speakers
avatar for Agnes Cameron

Agnes Cameron

Research Assistant, MIT media lab
Agnes Cameron is a graduate student in the Viral Communications group at the MIT media lab. Her work is focussed on distributed forms of co-operation, and self-organisation in network systems. Her background is originally in Electronic and Information Engineering.
avatar for Sam Ghantous

Sam Ghantous

Teaching Fellow, MIT Architecture
Sam is a Teaching Fellow in the Department of Architecture at MIT where his work addresses issues of networked image culture. The medium of his recent work spans the likes of a twitter bot, a sticker set, an augmented reality app, and chocolates.
avatar for Kalli Retzepi

Kalli Retzepi

MIT Media Lab
Kalli is a graduate student at the Viral Communications group at the MIT Media Lab. She has a background in engineering, neuroscience and design. She is interested in the making and politics of online interfaces, in the User’s behavior, agency and assumed roles.
avatar for Gary Zhexi Zhang

Gary Zhexi Zhang

Artist, MIT
Gary Zhexi Zhang is an artist and writer interested in socio-technical objects. His current research investigates the role of work within decentralised organisations such as swarms, mycelia and markets. He has published essays on many-headed slime moulds, Chinese internet culture... Read More →



Thursday August 2, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm
[G] Open Source Room 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

11:00am

Workshop: Mapping the Decentralized Web
In a complex world, we need to be able to see our networks to find effective ways to drive the changes and outcomes we hope to see. We are building a dynamic network map for the Decentralized Web community to help you do your work, reduce duplication of effort, share insights and resources, and strategize more effectively across organizations and levels in the emerging decentralized stack.

Come add your project to the map, learn about the ways we can view this network, and make the map better by letting us know how you hope to use this tool for the decentralized commons. A project of the Digital Life Collective (https://diglife.com/our-ecosystem/)
Be sure to stop by our mapping station in the "Bits in Bits out" room throughout the Summit. Come visit, ask questions, and add your project to the map. You can also find out how to add your project here: https://diglife.com/our-ecosystem/

Speakers
avatar for Robert Best

Robert Best

Data Analyst & Co-Intelligence Catalyst, Holo
Robert Best is an open source web developer, researcher, and data analyst. His areas of interest are peer-to-peer technologies,collective intelligence, commoning, social entrepreneurship, and the future of work. His current work is with Holo/Holochain: a software framework+platform... Read More →
avatar for Christina Bowen

Christina Bowen

Digital Life Collective
Christina is the Digital Life Collective's lead mapper and knowledge ecologist, tracing the transformation of information to knowledge in human systems the way an ecologist follows the movement of sunlight energy or nitrogen through a wetland. A collaborative researcher and network... Read More →



Thursday August 2, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm
[N] Bits In / Bits Out 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

11:00am

Decentralized Virtual Worlds
Virtual worlds are nothing new, we've been building and playing in them for decades - games like GTA and Skyrim, MMOs like World of Warcraft and Sims Online, or social virtual worlds ranging from the 90s-00s like WorldsChat, Second Life, and ActiveWorlds, all the way to the current breed of modern social VR apps.  But the majority of these virtual worlds are owned, operated, and controlled by one company - they choose which content you can view, who is allowed to publish, and if the company revokes access, removes features, or goes out of business your identity and possessions within these worlds are gone with them.  

Come join us in the Ford Vault where we'll be discussing and demoing ongoing efforts towards building the decentralized virtual world platforms of the future using the standards of the open web, running right in your browser.  WebVR, IPFS, mesh networks, blockchain, and sovereign identity all come together to allow anyone to build virtual worlds they own, hosted in any way they choose.  We'll have the following stations available throughout the day:

VR Internet Archive
Transport yourself virtually to a 3D scan of the Internet Archive's church (courtesy of Noisebridge Hackerspace), where you can spin a '78 record from IA's collection on an antique phonograph, play a hiphop mix tape on a virtual cassette player, or load up a film reel from the Prelinger Collection.

VR on Mesh
WebVR worlds aren't limited to the open internet.  Come and discuss how captive portals, mesh networks and NFC can be used to create completely off-grid virtual worlds.

Self-sovereign Identity
One of the first steps to decentralizing virtual worlds is to give users control of their own identity.  Come and talk with us about ongoing efforts to implement self-sovereign identity systems using standards like the W3C DID spec in virtual worlds, allowing you to bring your identity and possessions with you as you move between different platforms.

Speakers
avatar for James Baicoianu

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... Read More →
avatar for Alberto Elias

Alberto Elias

Founder, Simbol
Alberto is the founder of Simbol, the social layer for WebXR. It easily makes WebXR sites a multi user experience where people can interact and move between experiences with their self-sovereign identity. He has been interested and researching decentralization and XR for many years... Read More →
avatar for Jason Scott

Jason Scott

Free-Range Archivist & Software Curator, Internet Archive
Jason Scott fills the singularly unique role as the Free-Range Archivist & Software Curator at the Internet Archive. He likes long walks on the beach and exploding paradigms. He is attempting to collect everything, at which point he will retire and make folder tags.



Thursday August 2, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm
[2] Ford Vault 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

11:00am

Panel: Can the DWeb combat Censorship, Prosecution, and Government Interference?
This panel provides an overview of the ways we have seen, are currently seeing, and are likely to see, misguided and/or malicious government interference that restricts the free flow of information online. It will also ask how those governments are likely to deal with the Decentralized Web, and how Decentralized Web developers can build tools that may counter governments that fail to respect their users’ rights. What are the legal frameworks that limit and protect these new technologies?

Moderators
avatar for Cori Zarek

Cori Zarek

Senior Fellow, Mozilla
Cori Zarek is a Senior Fellow at Mozilla, a nonprofit that promotes a free and open Internet. Before joining Mozilla, Cori was Deputy U.S. Chief Technology Officer at the White House where she led the team's work to build a more digital, open, and collaborative government. Previously... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Victoria Baranetsky

Victoria Baranetsky

General Counsel, The Center for Investigative Reporting
Victoria Baranetsky is general counsel at The Center for Investigative Reporting. Before joining CIR, Baranetsky was the first attorney on the West Coast for the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, where she worked on matters involving the intersection of technology and... Read More →
avatar for Emma Llansó

Emma Llansó

Director, Free Expression Project, Center for Democracy & Technology
Emma Llansó is the Director of CDT’s Free Expression Project, which works to promote law and policy that support users’ free expression rights in the United States and around the world. Emma leads CDT’s work in advancing speech-protective policies, which include legislative... Read More →
avatar for MARY KAY MAGISTAD

MARY KAY MAGISTAD

Creator & host, Whose Century Is It? podcast
Mary Kay Magistad is creator & host of the Whose Century Is It? podcast, looking at ideas, trends and twists shaping the 21st century -- the prospect of a decentralized web among them. After more than two decades as a foreign correspondent in China and Southeast Asia for NPR and for... Read More →
avatar for Danny O'Brien

Danny O'Brien

International Director, Electronic Frontier Foundation
Danny O'Brien has been an activist for online free speech and privacy for over 20 years. In his home country of the UK, he fought against repressive anti-encryption law, and helped make the UK Parliament more transparent with FaxYourMP.  He was EFF's activist from 2005 to 2007, and... Read More →
avatar for Dmitri Vitaliev

Dmitri Vitaliev

Founder and Director, eQualit.ie
Dmitri is the founder and director of eQualit.ie with fifteen years experience working on digital security and privacy technology with civil society organizations. He has led and participated in missions to over 40 countries, and is a recognized expert on technology training and organizational... Read More →



Thursday August 2, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm
[C] Hash Lounge 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

11:00am

Panel/Workshop: Building User Experience "On-ramps" to the Decentralized Web
Building a new Web for the entire globe?  What should that look and feel like this time around?

For the decentralized web to succeed it has to provide great user experiences and easy on-ramps that attract, or at least don’t discourage new users from every part of the globe. We cannot rely on new users having knowledge of the benefits of the underlying technology, but rather the features and experiences need to instantly appeal and empower a new generation of users.

This session will begin with a panel that includes UX/UI experts, technologists, and global activists discussing their views on the current state user interface design.  We'll map the future  and potential roadblocks of improving user experiences on the Decentralized Web. The panel will be followed by a brainstorming workshop where the audience can contribute their own ideas to the conversation.

Speakers
avatar for Nighat Dad

Nighat Dad

Founder, Digital Rights Foundation
Nighat Dad is the ​Founder and executive director of the Digital Rights Foundation (DRF), Pakistan, She has run the DRF since it was established in 2012, and has been a practicing lawyer since 2007, where she worked on civil​,​ criminal​ and now cyber​ litigation... Read More →
avatar for Matt Davis

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... Read More →
avatar for Michelle Lee

Michelle Lee

Product Lead, Protocol Labs
Michelle Lee is a software maker, startup founder, and inventor of Google Forms. From 2012-2016, she sought to make government technology suck less — first at Code for America, as cofounder and CEO of government texting company Textizen, and at GovDelivery building messaging technology... Read More →
avatar for Cecilia Maundu

Cecilia Maundu

Broadcast Journalist & Digital Security Trainer, Kenya Broadcasting Corporation
Cecilia Mwende Maundu is broadcast journalist working for the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation, which is the state broadcaster in Kenya. Cecilia is also a filmmaker with her interest being documentary filmmaking. Ms Maundu is a graduate of the University of Nairobi where she did a Bachelor... Read More →
avatar for Amandine Le Pape

Amandine Le Pape

Founder, Matrix
Amandine is the co-founder of Matrix.org, a unique initiative aiming to democratise secure online communication and solve the problem of fragmentation in current Chat, VoIP and IoT technologies. Matrix hopes to create a new ecosystem that makes open real-time-communication as universal... Read More →
avatar for Tara Vancil

Tara Vancil

Co-Creater, Beaker Browser
Tara is the co-creator of the Beaker Browser, a browser for exploring and building the peer-to-peer Web. She co-founded Blue Link Labs, the team of decentralization enthusiasts behind the Beaker Browser and hashbase.io. She's dedicated to building the Web of tomorrow as a Web for... Read More →



Thursday August 2, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm
[F] Fair Use Salon 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

11:00am

Cryptoeconomics: An Introduction
This class will cover the first chapter of cryptoeconomics study , some content from chapter 2, and overviews of Casper, sharding, and Plasma. Tons of Q&A so come ready to participate and have a nice time!



Speakers
avatar for Karl Floersch

Karl Floersch

Researcher, Ethereum Foundation
Karl is an EF researcher working on Casper, Sharding and Plasma. He is also communicating the design patterns this technology is based on in a FOSS course called cryptoeconomics.study . Contributing to both the means and memes of decentralization



Thursday August 2, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm
[M] Wayback Ballroom 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

11:00am

Lightning Talks: New Discoveries
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.

Line-up

Jaycen Horton - We'll talk about our use of upgradeable smart contracts at Nori.

Pegah Vaezi - Exploring and developing decentralized/distributed digital ecosystems for cross-cultural creative economy: overcoming political barriers to collaboration for the art communities across the world

Jenny Ryan - Participating in the People's Open Network - a community-owned and -operated wireless mesh network based in Oakland, CA. We'll discuss the history, present status, and future roadmap of the network and how it works.

John Kunze - Decentralized persistent identifiers

Alberto Elias - Simbol, an easy way to create social immersive sites, with new ways of expression and self-sovereignty

Peter Todd - OpenTimestamps cryptographic timestamping.

Fennie Wang - Decentralized impact marketplace for sustainable development goals

Feross Aboukhadijeh - WebTorrent

Antonio Tenorio-Fornés - Introducing P2P Models, a large research project to build Blockchain-powered organizations which are decentralized, democratic and distribute their profits, in order to boost a new type of Collaborative Economy.

Moderators
avatar for John Light

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 →

Speakers
avatar for Feross Aboukhadjeh

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.
avatar for Alberto Elias

Alberto Elias

Founder, Simbol
Alberto is the founder of Simbol, the social layer for WebXR. It easily makes WebXR sites a multi user experience where people can interact and move between experiences with their self-sovereign identity. He has been interested and researching decentralization and XR for many years... Read More →
avatar for Jaycen Horton

Jaycen Horton

Co-founder & Principal Blockchain Architect, Nori.com
Coming from a background focusing on peer to peer and distributed technical architectures, Jaycen Horton has worked as a Lead Software Engineer for Dell, ASU Decision Theater, and MapStory. Additionally, he worked as an Information Security Engineer for companies including Wells Fargo... Read More →
avatar for John Kunze

John Kunze

Identifier Systems Architect, California Digital Library
avatar for Jenny Ryan

Jenny Ryan

Co-founder, Community Organizer & Treasurer, Omni Commons, People's Open Network
Jenny Ryan is co-founder, community organizer & treasurer of both the Omni Commons and the People's Open Network. She works alongside organizations to build human and communications infrastructure. She connects grassroots communities and global initiatives rooted in the shared struggle... Read More →
avatar for Antonio Tenorio-Fornés

Antonio Tenorio-Fornés

Software Developer and Researcher, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Antonio Tenorio-Fornés is a free software developer and researcher. He holds a 5 years CS/Eng degree and a Master in Research in Computer Science. He is currently developing his PhD at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, funded by an institutional scholarship, and working for... Read More →
avatar for Peter Todd

Peter Todd

Founder, OpenTimestamps
avatar for Pegah Vaezi

Pegah Vaezi

Creative Catalyst, Curator & Designer, University of Toronto
Pegah Vaezi is an interdisciplinary curator, artist and designer. She is exploring decentralized/distributed digital ecosystems as a way to overcome political barriers to collaboration for the art communities across the world, and to foster a cross-cultural creative economy. She is... Read More →
avatar for Fennie Wang

Fennie Wang

Cofounder, ixo
Fennie is a lawyer turned entrepreneur in the blockchain field, as cofounder of ixo, which is a blockchain protocol for scaling impact measurement and tokenizing any project’s impact data into digital assets that can be funded, traded or exchanged. | | | | Fennie is a US-qualified... Read More →



Thursday August 2, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm
[1] Hyper Room 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

11:00am

Roundtable: Storage in the DWeb
In a decentralized world, where should I store my data? Who pays for that storage? How do we make it persistent, accessible and private? How does decentralized storage change the paradigm for all web applications?

This is a discussion with experts in the field to identify the problems that need to be solved; we'll identify current approaches and roadblocks, and list the gaps that still need to be tackled.  If there's time, we will imagine paradigm shifts when data is no longer stored by app-makers.

The conclusions from this Roundtable will be published on the site and presented at various fora in October.

Moderators
avatar for Mek Karpeles

Mek Karpeles

Software Engineer, Internet Archive/Open Library
(@mekarpeles on GitHub) is a software engineer and citizen of the world dedicated to curating a living map of the universe's knowledge. His philosophies on open access and semantic knowledge systems can be explored at https://michaelkarpeles.com.  
avatar for John N. Kelly

John N. Kelly

Facilitator, Independent
John Kelly has facilitated hundreds of workshops and meetings to help clients understand and make decisions about complex issues.  Recently he has been an advisor to CivicMakers.com and Topicquests.org.  He worked as a trainer/consultant for Global Business Network, teaching and... Read More →

Thursday August 2, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm
[D] Peabody Room 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

11:00am

Workshop: Build a dApp with Open Index Protocol
A ‘public space’ is missing on the web today. We’ll share the lessons we’ve learned building a public, permissionless & persistent Open Index for Decentralized Web 3.0. We’ll discuss current implementations (Caltech, Medici/DeSoto, Alexandria, Alpha Browser, Token.FM, Robo3D, etc) and imagine other new applications.

Open Index Protocol (OIP) is a specification for a worldwide database for decentralized publishing, distribution and payments. OIP is a permissionless and decentralized system with metadata anchored in a blockchain. It uses distributed networking and peer-to-peer technology to operate with no central authority: content indexing, file storage/distribution and transaction management are carried out collectively by the network. The system uses a Salutary Protocol model, which creates financial incentive at both application and protocol layers, and aligns incentives of system participants toward co-opetition.

We will build a new dApp on Open Index Protocol LIVE in the workshop. We’ll teach how to build an application and discuss the additional functionality the system can support. We will leave plenty of time for conversation between the audience and the developers from Medici/DeSoto, Caltech and Alexandria and may break out into smaller groups for discussion depending who is at the workshop and what will best support these discussions.


Speakers
avatar for Chris Chrysostom

Chris Chrysostom

Senior software engineer, Medici Ventures
Chris Chryosostom is a senior software engineer at Medici Ventures on the property rights project. His experience developing software ranges from inventory management and finance applications to distributed supply chain systems. His current interest is making property rights visible... Read More →
avatar for Amy James

Amy James

Co-Founder, Open Index Protocol & Alexandria.io
Amy James is the co-lead author of Open Index Protocol, a blockchain specification for an open and permissionless database, and co-founder of Alexandria.io where she serves as strategist, writer, speaker and advocate for artists. She has previously worked for nonprofit arts organizations... Read More →
avatar for Devon Read James

Devon Read James

Co-Founder, Open Index Protocol & Alexandria.io
Devon Read James is the inventor of Open Index Protocol (OIP), a blockchain specification for an open and permissionless database, and CEO of Alexandria.io, where you can find anything published to the Open Index. He has worked for Apple and Sony, deployed twice overseas as a US Marine... Read More →


Thursday August 2, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm
[E] Sherman Salon 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

11:30am

Talk: Authentication & Access Control: How to hide things when there everything is visible
Authentication and access control is tough in an environment where you cannot hide anything. 
As part of its open-source dweb-objects library, we have developed a library to build authentication of objects. It builds on the API’s in our dweb-transports library to work transparently on top of decentralized databases (such as YJS & GUN) and document stores (such as IPFS). 


Speakers
avatar for Mitra Ardron

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... Read More →



Thursday August 2, 2018 11:30am - 11:45am
[H] Log Lounge 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

11:45am

Talk: Fearless Cooperation: Giving eval() to your worst enemy for fun and profit
The web means Javascript. The decentralized web means your Javascript interacting with other people's Javascript, both of which might be buggy, exploitable, malicious, or simply confused. But isolation and sandboxing makes cooperation difficult. There are ways to safely run mutually-suspicious code in the same program, using small language modifications to enable an approach named Object Capability Security. Come to our session to learn about the new "Frozen Realms" API (now in the TC39 standards track to become an official part of ECMAScript), the existing shims which add to Node.js and modern browsers, and examples of the safe cooperation that it enables.


Speakers
avatar for Brian Warner

Brian Warner

Founder, Tahoe - LAFS/ Agoric
Brian builds Tahoe-LAFS, a distributed storage system that safely uses untrusted servers, and Magic Wormhole, the easiest secure file transfer tool ever.



Thursday August 2, 2018 11:45am - 12:00pm
[H] Log Lounge 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

11:45am

Talk: Joseph Poon—The Abundance Game
Joseph Poon, co-author of the Lightning Network and Plasma, will share his latest research on crypto-economic incentives and gift economies.

Speakers
avatar for Joseph Poon

Joseph Poon

Co-author, Lightning Network, Plasma
Joseph Poon is co-author of the Lightning Network and Plasma. His | | current areas of research involve blockchain scalability mechanisms, | | inter-blockchain interaction, and cryptoeconomic incentives around gift | | economics.



Thursday August 2, 2018 11:45am - 12:30pm
[J] Front End Stage 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

12:00pm

Where is the Web Closed? Empirical Evidence of Regional Blocking
One of the Internet’s purported strengths is the degree to which it facilities widespread access to its resources from anywhere in the world. Yet various commercial, technical, and national interests have come to constrain universal access to information, resulting in a “fragmentation” of the network. We assess the extent to which these fissures fall along regional borders, drawing from a series of global network scans and collection of user anecdotes, before leading a wider discussion on reasons behind website unavailability and the potential impacts of blocking.  

Speakers
avatar for Sadia Afroz

Sadia Afroz

Senior Research Scientist, International Computer Science Institute (ICSI)
Sadia Afroz, PhD, is a research scientist at the International Computer Science Institute (ICSI). Her work focuses on anti-censorship, anonymity and adversarial learning. Her work on adversarial authorship attribution received the 2013 Privacy Enhancing Technology (PET) award, the... Read More →
avatar for Anushah Hossain

Anushah Hossain

PhD student, UC Berkeley
Anushah Hossain is a PhD student in the Energy and Resources Group at UC Berkeley, where she studies how marginalized communities use information technologies. She has a background in development economics and previously worked as a survey researcher on technology adoption and impact... Read More →



Thursday August 2, 2018 12:00pm - 12:30pm
[H] Log Lounge 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

12:00pm

WORKSHOP: Building on the GUN Stack
Speakers
avatar for Martti Malmi

Martti Malmi

Head of Identity, GUN
Bitcoin's first collaborator. Creator of Identi.fi and head of identity @GUN. Voluntaryist.
avatar for Mark Nadal

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.



Thursday August 2, 2018 12:00pm - 12:30pm
[K] Blockchain Ballroom 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

12:30pm

Lunch
Grab your lunch in Brewster's Pub, the Transport Hall or the Back End Lounge....then need a quiet place to relax?  Check out the Universal Access Lounge for a comfy couch to plop down on.  Read a book in the Decentralized Library. Or how about building a future you'd want to live in at the Wayforward Machine?

Thursday August 2, 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm
L Brewster's Pub; Transport Hall; O- Back End Lounge

12:30pm

Chi Gung with Sifu Young Wong
Need to center yourself?  Sifu Young Wong will lead participants through a set of breathing and movement exercises that will demonstrate how chi gung can be used to clear the mind, relax the body, and dispel the bad energy that comes from everyday stress.

Sifu Wong will also gladly demonstrate how the application of chi gung can be awesome in fighting!


Speakers
avatar for Young Wong

Young Wong

Martial Artist
Young is a Kung Fu practitioner in the southern style Shaolin Kung Fu. He is a disciple in Choy Li Fut with the knowledge in Wing Chun and Chi Gung. Chi Gung is the practice of storing the good physical and mental energies for healing and dispelling the bad energies from everyday... Read More →



Thursday August 2, 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Middle Out Courtyard 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

12:30pm

Wayforward Machine
The Wayforward Machine is a creative play space where attendees can come to get inspired, play with others and imagine a world of possibility for the Decentralized Web through fun, games, and collaborative art-making.

Speakers
avatar for Andi Wong

Andi Wong

Teaching Artist, Project Manager, Internet Archive
Andi Wong is a teaching artist who enjoys creating memorable experiences that build community. She serves as project coordinator for ArtsEd4All, an informal collective of educators, artists, scientists, civic institutions and community organizations based in San Francisco. Her projects... Read More →



Thursday August 2, 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm
[M] Wayback Ballroom 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

12:30pm

Meet Global Activists: Roundtable Mentorship Luncheon
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Informal roundtable discussions will enable technologists, artists, and lawyers in the dweb community to interact with activists - both those in the field and those working remotely. Learn more about conditions where they work and the communities whose lives they are working to improve.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Aoun

Sarah Aoun

Open Web Fellow, Mozilla
Sarah Aoun is a data activist, operational security trainer, and Ford-Mozilla Open Web Fellow working on data privacy and security. Her work lies at the intersection of tech, human rights, and transformative justice. She’s collaborated with activists, journalists, grassroots social... Read More →
avatar for Nighat Dad

Nighat Dad

Founder, Digital Rights Foundation
Nighat Dad is the ​Founder and executive director of the Digital Rights Foundation (DRF), Pakistan, She has run the DRF since it was established in 2012, and has been a practicing lawyer since 2007, where she worked on civil​,​ criminal​ and now cyber​ litigation... Read More →
AF

AliReza Firoozi

Technical Coordinator, NetFreedom Pioneers
Evan (AliReza) Firoozi is a former student activist and journalist who was imprisoned by the Iranian government for more than a year, six months of which he spent in solitary confinement. He has collaborated with several organizations and universities to translate to Farsi technical... Read More →
avatar for Emily Jacobi

Emily Jacobi

Founder, Executive Director, Digital Democracy
Emily Jacobi has dedicated her life to using media and technology to amplify marginalized communities. The founder and executive director of Digital Democracy (Dd), she works to decolonize technology by centering the voices and experiences of indigenous communities, people of color and women. Since 2013, Dd has worked closely with indigenous peoples in the Amazon Rainforest to build technology for mapping and monitoring environmental t... Read More →
avatar for Cecilia Maundu

Cecilia Maundu

Broadcast Journalist & Digital Security Trainer, Kenya Broadcasting Corporation
Cecilia Mwende Maundu is broadcast journalist working for the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation, which is the state broadcaster in Kenya. Cecilia is also a filmmaker with her interest being documentary filmmaking. Ms Maundu is a graduate of the University of Nairobi where she did a Bachelor... Read More →
avatar for Nicolas Pace

Nicolas Pace

Member, AlterMundi
Nicolás Pace is a member of AlterMundi A.C., a grassroots organizationsupporting rural underserved communities in their pursue for creatingtheir own telecommunications infrastructure, their own piece of internet.In doing so, Nicolas has traveled to more than 15 countries, getting... Read More →
avatar for Dmitri Vitaliev

Dmitri Vitaliev

Founder and Director, eQualit.ie
Dmitri is the founder and director of eQualit.ie with fifteen years experience working on digital security and privacy technology with civil society organizations. He has led and participated in missions to over 40 countries, and is a recognized expert on technology training and organizational... Read More →
avatar for Mehdi Yahyanejad

Mehdi Yahyanejad

Founder and Director, NetFreedom Pioneers
Mehdi Yahyanejad is founder of Balatarin.com, the largest user-generated news website in Persian and a crucial information source in the 2009 pro-democracy protest movement in Iran. He is the co-founder and director of NetFreedom Pioneers, a nonprofit organization that delivers curated... Read More →



Thursday August 2, 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm
[K] Blockchain Ballroom 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

2:00pm

TALK: Solid: empowering people through choice
Within Solid, decentralization means choice: being able to choose where you store your data, independently of the services you want on top of that data. On today’s Web, applications happily take our data in exchange for functionality, but we lose control over what happens to it. Moreover, because data is coupled to the service, we cannot share data across social network boundaries. In Solid, you instead remain the data owner: you decide for every single piece of data you produce where you want to store it. Applications can request permission to specific parts of people’s data, which they combine at runtime into a personal experience. In this talk, we will explain the Solid project, its underlying philosophy, and its future plans.

Speakers
avatar for Tim Berners-Lee

Tim Berners-Lee

Founder & Project Director, Solid/W3C
Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web in 1989. He founded and Directs the World Wide Consortium (W3C) the forum for technical development of the Web. He founded the Web Foundation whose mission is that the WWW serves humanity, and co-founded the Open Data Institute in London... Read More →
avatar for Ruben Verborgh

Ruben Verborgh

Professor of Semantic Web technology, Ghent University – imec
Ruben Verborgh is a professor of Semantic Web technology at Ghent University – imec and a research affiliate at the Decentralized Information Group at MIT. Specializing in Web-scale query execution, he aims to build a more intelligent generation of clients for a decentralized Web... Read More →



Thursday August 2, 2018 2:00pm - 2:30pm
[H] Log Lounge 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

2:00pm

Talk: Juan Benet—DWeb Progress: Where have we been? What's next?
The Decentralized Web movement has made admirable progress in the last few years. But to realize our hopes and dreams, we have much more to do. Let's take a tour and celebrate the significant achievements of many groups and people in the last couple of years. And let's look ahead together, at the promising directions and hard challenges ahead. This talk aims to inspire, to bring us together, and to cheer us on for the road ahead.

Speakers
avatar for Juan Benet

Juan Benet

Founder, IPFS
Juan Benet created IPFS, Filecoin, and other open source protocols. He is the founder of Protocol Labs, a company improving how the internet works. He studied Computer Science (Distributed Systems) at Stanford University. Juan is obsessed with Knowledge, Science, and Technology.



Thursday August 2, 2018 2:00pm - 2:45pm
[J] Front End Stage 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

2:00pm

Workshop: Prototyping a Decentralized Web with Browser Extensions
Creating browser extensions provides an easy and accessible way for people to express their vision for the internet they want. This is important because, for the Decentralized Web to be a truly democratized and viable alternative to today’s web, there needs to be equal access and participation in its conception, creation and usage. One way to foster this equality is to remove barriers for less technical folk and to provide a way for their ideas to be heard. This workshop will explore building browser extensions as an exercise in speculating on a better web.

This workshop is about learning how to build a simple browser extension but also about reimagining the place(s) our data lives and how we want it presented. We're going to build a browser extension that allows you to create your own zone for your data and then you're going to design it as you see fit.

Bring your laptops (and your imagination)

Speakers
avatar for Omayeli Arenyeka

Omayeli Arenyeka

Software Engineer & Artist, Independent
avatar for Andrés Cuervo

Andrés Cuervo

Software Engineer, WebXR Artist
Andrés Cuervo is a web VR/AR/XR artist, developer, & human-computer-interaction researcher. Their work focuses on usability, accessibility, generative design, and pushing the boundaries of narratives through new technologies.



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

2:00pm

Workshop: Mapping the Decentralized Web
In a complex world, we need to be able to see our networks to find effective ways to drive the changes and outcomes we hope to see. We are building a dynamic network map for the Decentralized Web community to help you do your work, reduce duplication of effort, share insights and resources, and strategize more effectively across organizations and levels in the emerging decentralized stack.

Come add your project to the map, learn about the ways we can view this network, and make the map better by letting us know how you hope to use this tool for the decentralized commons. A project of the Digital Life Collective (https://diglife.com/our-ecosystem/)
Be sure to stop by our mapping station in the "Bits in Bits out" room throughout the Summit. Come visit, ask questions, and add your project to the map. You can also find out how to add your project here: https://diglife.com/our-ecosystem/

Speakers
avatar for Robert Best

Robert Best

Data Analyst & Co-Intelligence Catalyst, Holo
Robert Best is an open source web developer, researcher, and data analyst. His areas of interest are peer-to-peer technologies,collective intelligence, commoning, social entrepreneurship, and the future of work. His current work is with Holo/Holochain: a software framework+platform... Read More →
avatar for Christina Bowen

Christina Bowen

Digital Life Collective
Christina is the Digital Life Collective's lead mapper and knowledge ecologist, tracing the transformation of information to knowledge in human systems the way an ecologist follows the movement of sunlight energy or nitrogen through a wetland. A collaborative researcher and network... Read More →



Thursday August 2, 2018 2:00pm - 3:15pm
[N] Bits In / Bits Out 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

2:00pm

Roundtable: Best Practices for Governance Systems
This workshop will explore the current implementation and experiments in decentralized governance systems. We will investigate the spectrum of governance mechanisms today, from cryptoeconomics, free market and plutocratic structures, to liquid democracy, futarchy and beyond. Drawing from the failures and successes of various approaches today, we will identify common pitfalls and best practices for builders and leaders of the decentralized web.

Moderators
avatar for María Gómez

María Gómez

Strategy, Aragon.one
María Gómez is a former Colombian/Spanish corporate lawyer. She worked several years in the M&A and corporate finance practice. Currently she works for Aragon.one, the first team, and in the future one of the several teams, working for the Aragon project. A local to Bogotá-Colombia... Read More →
avatar for Antonio Tenorio-Fornés

Antonio Tenorio-Fornés

Software Developer and Researcher, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Antonio Tenorio-Fornés is a free software developer and researcher. He holds a 5 years CS/Eng degree and a Master in Research in Computer Science. He is currently developing his PhD at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, funded by an institutional scholarship, and working for... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Peter Todd

Peter Todd

Founder, OpenTimestamps



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

2:00pm

Decentralized Virtual Worlds
Virtual worlds are nothing new, we've been building and playing in them for decades - games like GTA and Skyrim, MMOs like World of Warcraft and Sims Online, or social virtual worlds ranging from the 90s-00s like WorldsChat, Second Life, and ActiveWorlds, all the way to the current breed of modern social VR apps.  But the majority of these virtual worlds are owned, operated, and controlled by one company - they choose which content you can view, who is allowed to publish, and if the company revokes access, removes features, or goes out of business your identity and possessions within these worlds are gone with them.  

Come join us in the Ford Vault where we'll be discussing and demoing ongoing efforts towards building the decentralized virtual world platforms of the future using the standards of the open web, running right in your browser.  WebVR, IPFS, mesh networks, blockchain, and sovereign identity all come together to allow anyone to build virtual worlds they own, hosted in any way they choose.  We'll have the following stations available throughout the day:

VR Internet Archive
Transport yourself virtually to a 3D scan of the Internet Archive's church (courtesy of Noisebridge Hackerspace), where you can spin a '78 record from IA's collection on an antique phonograph, play a hiphop mix tape on a virtual cassette player, or load up a film reel from the Prelinger Collection.

VR on Mesh
WebVR worlds aren't limited to the open internet.  Come and discuss how captive portals, mesh networks and NFC can be used to create completely off-grid virtual worlds.

Self-sovereign Identity
One of the first steps to decentralizing virtual worlds is to give users control of their own identity.  Come and talk with us about ongoing efforts to implement self-sovereign identity systems using standards like the W3C DID spec in virtual worlds, allowing you to bring your identity and possessions with you as you move between different platforms.

Speakers
avatar for James Baicoianu

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... Read More →
avatar for Alberto Elias

Alberto Elias

Founder, Simbol
Alberto is the founder of Simbol, the social layer for WebXR. It easily makes WebXR sites a multi user experience where people can interact and move between experiences with their self-sovereign identity. He has been interested and researching decentralization and XR for many years... Read More →
avatar for Jason Scott

Jason Scott

Free-Range Archivist & Software Curator, Internet Archive
Jason Scott fills the singularly unique role as the Free-Range Archivist & Software Curator at the Internet Archive. He likes long walks on the beach and exploding paradigms. He is attempting to collect everything, at which point he will retire and make folder tags.



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

2:00pm

Wayforward Machine
The Wayforward Machine is a creative play space where attendees can come to get inspired, play with others and imagine a world of possibility for the Decentralized Web through fun, games, and collaborative art-making.

Speakers
avatar for Andi Wong

Andi Wong

Teaching Artist, Project Manager, Internet Archive
Andi Wong is a teaching artist who enjoys creating memorable experiences that build community. She serves as project coordinator for ArtsEd4All, an informal collective of educators, artists, scientists, civic institutions and community organizations based in San Francisco. Her projects... Read More →



Thursday August 2, 2018 2:00pm - 3:15pm
[M] Wayback Ballroom 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

2:00pm

Roundtable: Takedowns: Censorship Resilience & Freedom of Expression vs. Filtering, Copyright & the Right to be Forgotten
This workshop on Intermediary Liability seeks to identify the core legal and technical problems  and share any potential solutions and new understandings.

We start with  a high level overview of laws and government pressures requiring content removal, filtering, or blocking, and a discussion of those laws’ most likely interpretation or application to the decentralized web. Participants will gain an overview of the tensions between national and regional attempts to control the internet and the global nature of both the dominant internet and the decentralized web.

The workshop aims to provide a sense of what new regulatory regimes mean for us as developers, designers, advocates, and activists in the decentralized web context. This workshop also provides an opportunity for legal thinkers and decentralized web developers to build ongoing working relationships, and to  promote sensible and intelligent governmental policy and regulation.

Moderators
avatar for Emma Llansó

Emma Llansó

Director, Free Expression Project, Center for Democracy & Technology
Emma Llansó is the Director of CDT’s Free Expression Project, which works to promote law and policy that support users’ free expression rights in the United States and around the world. Emma leads CDT’s work in advancing speech-protective policies, which include legislative... Read More →
avatar for Wendy Seltzer

Wendy Seltzer

Strategy Lead and Counsel, W3C
Wendy Seltzer is Strategy Lead and Counsel to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) at MIT, improving the Web's security, availability, and interoperability through standards. As a Fellow with Harvard's Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, Wendy founded the Lumen Project (formerly... Read More →
avatar for Caroline Sinders

Caroline Sinders

Founder, Design Researcher, Design Researcher/Artist
Caroline Sinders is a design researcher and artist working in open source, machine learning, protest, and emotional data. She is from New Orleans, Louisiana and based in Brooklyn, NY. She holds a masters from New York University in interactive technology. Caroline is the principal... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Corynne McSherry

Corynne McSherry

Legal Director, EFF
Corynne McSherry is the Legal Director at EFF, specializing in intellectual property, open access, and free speech issues. Her favorite cases involve defending online fair use, political expression, and the public domain against the assault of copyright maximalists. As a litigator... Read More →



Thursday August 2, 2018 2:00pm - 3:15pm
[E] Sherman Salon 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

2:00pm

Talk: No Retreat, No Surrender! The Battle for the Internet
Over 2 billion people cannot access international media platforms, secure messaging tools, Wikipedia, social justice and women's health information online due to various forms of Internet censorship. Internet surveillance and network filtering infrastructure is growing in sophistication and adoption. Is this the swan song for the Internet once promised?

The decentralized web offers new opportunities for users living in countries that heavily filter the Internet. Peer to peer routing and distributed storage give leverage over current censorship circumvention 'cat and mouse' techniques. They can also provide temporary relief during Internet shutdowns or the establishment of national intranets. Building on the relative success of P2P file sharing networks, we propose its usage for web browsing in the https://censorship.no project. Decentralized routing and storage would help circumvent most current network restrictions and reduce network access costs for people living in countries that tier national / international traffic.

Can the decentralized web free us from walled gardens and challenge the encroaching status quo of government approved content?

Speakers
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Lai Yi Ohlsen

Technical Projects Coordinator, eQualit.ie
avatar for Ivan Vilata-i-Balaguer

Ivan Vilata-i-Balaguer

eQualitie
Ivan Vilata-i-Balaguer is a member of eQualitie, a company that develops open and reusable systems with a focus on privacy, online security, and information management. He works on the development of technologies enabling unfettered access to the World Wide Web for netizens operating in... Read More →
avatar for Dmitri Vitaliev

Dmitri Vitaliev

Founder and Director, eQualit.ie
Dmitri is the founder and director of eQualit.ie with fifteen years experience working on digital security and privacy technology with civil society organizations. He has led and participated in missions to over 40 countries, and is a recognized expert on technology training and organizational... Read More →



Thursday August 2, 2018 2:00pm - 3:15pm
[M] Wayback Ballroom 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

2:00pm

Lightning Talks: New Discoveries
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.

Line-up

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.


Moderators
avatar for John Light

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 →

Speakers
avatar for Eva Beylin

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 →
avatar for Chris Gebhardt

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 →
avatar for Charles Lehner

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
avatar for Gordon Mohr

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 →
avatar for Ainsley Sutherland

Ainsley Sutherland

Enigma
Private computation for decentralized apps!
avatar for Tantek

Tantek

Web Standards Lead, Mozilla
http://tantek.com/
avatar for Matilda Wysocki

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

2:00pm

Panel/Workshop: How do we create sustainable funding for Open Source Projects?
This session is a panel discussion on effective ways to fund open source communities and projects of various stages and sizes. Reflecting on Nadia Eghbal’s report–Roads and Bridges: The Unseen Labor Behind Our Digital Infrastructure, and drawing on experiences from different funding initiatives among our communities, we hope to collaboratively strategize moving forward.

What are the methodologies and tools that will help us support the diversity of contributions to open source ecosystems? What can we learn from previous experiences to ensure the flow of monetary incentives will reinforce social networks that have formed through open source collaborations? We will explore themes around accessiblity, accountability, inclusivity, sustainability, and transparency that have been surfaced as important topics for both contributors and funders.

We will begin our session by having each panelist share personal experiences and experiments in open source funding, followed by a panel moderated by Jenny Ryan from Omni Commons. Through this session at the Summit, we hope to frame the topic and provide context for panelists and audiences to find common grounds in general principles important to open source sustainability. The audience is invited to the Mesh the Planet! 2018 Unconference hosted by People’s Open Network on August 4th, to extend our strategizing to small work sessions where we can put our thoughts into concrete actions.

Moderators
avatar for Jenny Ryan

Jenny Ryan

Co-founder, Community Organizer & Treasurer, Omni Commons, People's Open Network
Jenny Ryan is co-founder, community organizer & treasurer of both the Omni Commons and the People's Open Network. She works alongside organizations to build human and communications infrastructure. She connects grassroots communities and global initiatives rooted in the shared struggle... Read More →

Speakers
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Mehan Jayasuriya

Program Officer, Mozilla Foundation
Mehan is a Program Officer at the Mozilla Foundation, where he oversees the Wireless Innovation for a Networked Society (WINS) Challenges and Tracks I and II of the Mozilla Open Source Support (MOSS) program. He has previously worked for NYU, Tumblr, General Assembly and Public Knowledge and has written for the Guardian, Gizmodo and Pitchfork... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Lee

Andrew Lee

Co-Founder, Purse / Bcoin
Andrew is the CEO and co-founder of Purse, a cryptocurrency company that builds protocol implementations and consumer applications. Purse launched the flagship consumer marketplace in 2014 and launched Bcoin, a full node bitcoin implementation, in 2016.
avatar for Nicolas Pace

Nicolas Pace

Member, AlterMundi
Nicolás Pace is a member of AlterMundi A.C., a grassroots organizationsupporting rural underserved communities in their pursue for creatingtheir own telecommunications infrastructure, their own piece of internet.In doing so, Nicolas has traveled to more than 15 countries, getting... Read More →
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Dominic Tarr

Founder, Secure Scuttlebutt Consortium
Scuttlebutt was created by Dominic Tarr, a Node.js developer with more than 600 modules published on npm and who lives on a self-steering sailboat in New Zealand. It is here, from the need for offline connection with the outside word, Scuttlebutt emerged. | | | | http://do... Read More →



Thursday August 2, 2018 2:00pm - 3:15pm
[C] Hash Lounge 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

2:00pm

Roundtable: The Web beyond Advertising: who will pay for what and how?
In the DWeb, what will be the new economic models that sustain it? What are the technical infrastructures needed to support these new economic models?

This Roundtable discussion dives into the technologies needed to support new models of making money.  We'll establish what is working at these early stages, what tech is missing, and who is making inroads into the problem areas.

We will publish the outcomes of this working session and present them at various fora in October.

Moderators
avatar for Nadia Eghbal

Nadia Eghbal

Protocol Labs
Nadia Eghbal explores the economic incentives and community dynamics of digital infrastructure. She published "Roads and Bridges: The Unseen Labor Behind Our Digital Infrastructure" with support from the Ford Foundation, which highlighted gaps in funding and knowledge around how open... Read More →
avatar for Jean Russell

Jean Russell

Co-Director of Commons Engine, Holo
Cultivator of Flows, Jean Russell passionately transforms ideas into thriving organizations, always looking for the highest leverage points for us to shift from the world we have toward the world we want. Jean is a culture hacker, facilitator, speaker, and writer creating the future... Read More →


Thursday August 2, 2018 2:00pm - 3:15pm
[F] Fair Use Salon 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

2:00pm

Workshop: Building Decentralized Apps on the Permanent Web
In this session we will build a working peer-to-peer collaborative editor using IPFS pub-sub and CRDTs (conflict-free replicated data types). We'll also discuss how the same ideas can be generalized to collaborating on a generic shared data structure.


Speakers
avatar for André Cruz

André Cruz

CTO, MOXY
https://MOXY.studio CTO. Helping decentralizing the web with IPFS. Author of @npms_io & twitter's @bower and founder of @indigounited. I love open-source!
avatar for David Dias

David Dias

Peer-to-Peer Software Engineer, Protocol Labs, IPFS, libp2p & IPLD
David is a Peer-to-Peer Software Engineer at Protocol Labs. He is one of the creators of the InterPlanetary File System, which enables the creation of completely distributed applications. | | He has also contributed to nodesecurity.io and built several modules that enable developers... Read More →
avatar for Marco Oliveira

Marco Oliveira

CEO, MOXY
Marco has been developing for the web for over 15 years, going through its several transformations during that period.Marco has done some sizeable contributions to the tech community, namely Bower, a JavaScript package manager that was used by hundreds of thousands of developers... Read More →
avatar for Pedro Teixeira

Pedro Teixeira

Software Engineer, Protocol Labs
P2P, Decentralisation, CRDT, IPFS, Javascript.



Thursday August 2, 2018 2:00pm - 3:15pm
[K] Blockchain Ballroom 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

2:30pm

Talks: Building Peer to Peer Applications on Dat & Beaker Browser
Get to know dat://, Beaker, and the folks building p2p websites and apps in a set of rapid-fire presentations about the p2p Web.  

What you'll learn:
  • Intro to Dat - Danielle Robinson, Joe Hand  
  • Intro to the Beaker Browser - Tara Vancil, Paul Frazee  
  • Enoki, Hardly Everything - Decentralized CMS
  • Artists building with Dat and Beaker:  Laurel Schwulst
  • Pixelpusher: real-time p2p collaboration - Peter van Hardenberg 
  • A multi-authored shopping list - Jim Pick 
  • cabal: real-time p2p chat for people & their communities - noffle
  • Dat + multicast: a protocol experiment - Mathias Buus, Jim Pick 


Speakers
avatar for Mathias Buus

Mathias Buus

Chief of Research, Beaker Browser
Mathias Buus is a self taught JavaScript hacker from Copenhagen that has been working with Node.js since the 0.2 days. Mathias likes to work with P2P and distributed systems and is the author of more than 650 modules on npm. He is also the Chief of Research at Beaker leading the technical... Read More →
avatar for Paul Frazee

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... Read More →
avatar for Joe Hand

Joe Hand

Co-Executive Director, Code for Science & Society
Joe Hand is Co-Executive Director at Code for Science & Society and a core developer on Dat Project. He has experience developing and managing data-focused programs for researchers and global community-driven organizations. Previously, Joe led a global project at the Santa Fe Institute... Read More →
avatar for Jon-Kyle Mohr

Jon-Kyle Mohr

Myself, Friend
Jon-Kyle’s work engages three primary interests: open space, time, and networks. This often involves programming, design, music, and lots of walking. He was one of the core team members behind the publishing platform Cargo Collective, and has worked with an expansive range of cultural... Read More →
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noffle

P2P Hacker
I build open technologies to empower people and their communities, respect their values, and foster self-determination. I value mindfulness, honesty, kindness, simplicity, and sharing. I work independently and with non-profit tech organizations like Digital Democracy. Right now I... Read More →
avatar for Jim Pick

Jim Pick

Software Engineer, Backblend Systems, Inc.
Jim has been writing software since the early '80s. His career has been spread between systems consulting and working at a number of startups in Vancouver and San Francisco. He has been involved in several open source movements, include Debian GNU/Linux, where he spearheaded the ARM... Read More →
avatar for Danielle Robinson

Danielle Robinson

Co-Executive Director, Code for Science & Society
Danielle Robinson is Co-Executive Director of Code for Science & Society, where she works to open create inclusive public access to information through decentralized technologies. She completed a PhD in Neuroscience at Oregon Health & Science University in 2016. She was a 2016 Mozilla... Read More →
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Laurel Schwulst

Designer, Writer, Teacher, Yale University
Laurel Schwulst currently teaches interactive design at Yale University and maintains Beautiful Company, a design practice. Previously, she was creative director of The Creative Independent and worked at the New York-based design studio Linked by Air. Most recently, she's excited... Read More →
avatar for Tara Vancil

Tara Vancil

Co-Creater, Beaker Browser
Tara is the co-creator of the Beaker Browser, a browser for exploring and building the peer-to-peer Web. She co-founded Blue Link Labs, the team of decentralization enthusiasts behind the Beaker Browser and hashbase.io. She's dedicated to building the Web of tomorrow as a Web for... Read More →



Thursday August 2, 2018 2:30pm - 3:15pm
[H] Log Lounge 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

2:45pm

Talk: Decentralization by Elimination
Decentralization has become a buzzword. A marketing gimmick. Without the elimination of centralized authorities, there cannot be true decentralization. How does an organization eliminate itself for the better future of the decentralized web? In this talk, Aya Miyaguchi and Albert Ni of the Ethereum Foundation share their best efforts to do just that.

Speakers
avatar for Aya Miyaguchi

Aya Miyaguchi

Executive Director, Ethereum Foundation
 Aya originally became fascinated in the blockchain space for its potential to impact financial inclusion in emerging markets. In early 2013, she joined Kraken as Managing Director and has since been educating the public, VCs, and regulators on cryptocurrencies and blockchain innovation... Read More →
avatar for Albert Ni

Albert Ni

Ethereum Foundation



Thursday August 2, 2018 2:45pm - 3:15pm
[J] Front End Stage 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

3:15pm

Break
Thursday August 2, 2018 3:15pm - 3:30pm
SF Mint 88 5th St, San Francisco, CA, 94103

3:15pm

Talk: How Civic Institutions Can Save Democracy (but first they must save themselves)
Today, as public confidence in institutions is diminishing, libraries are some of the most trusted civic
institutions and are vital resources for the survival of democracy in the digital age. However, if libraries
do not adapt their approaches and structures, they may not be able to save us.


Speakers
avatar for John Bracken

John Bracken

Executive Director, Digital Public Library of America
John S. Bracken is the executive director of the Digital Public Library of America.  He joined DPLA in December of 2017 after nearly two decades as a philanthropic investor in digital media, media policy and innovation. He most recently served as Vice President for Technology Innovation... Read More →



Thursday August 2, 2018 3:15pm - 3:30pm
[J] Front End Stage 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

3:15pm

Wayforward Machine
The Wayforward Machine is a creative play space where attendees can come to get inspired, play with others and imagine a world of possibility for the Decentralized Web through fun, games, and collaborative art-making.

Speakers
avatar for Andi Wong

Andi Wong

Teaching Artist, Project Manager, Internet Archive
Andi Wong is a teaching artist who enjoys creating memorable experiences that build community. She serves as project coordinator for ArtsEd4All, an informal collective of educators, artists, scientists, civic institutions and community organizations based in San Francisco. Her projects... Read More →



Thursday August 2, 2018 3:15pm - 4:30pm
[M] Wayback Ballroom 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

3:30pm

Talk: New Primitives for Cryptographic Protocols
Bram Cohen will discuss Boneh-Lynn-Shacham (BLS) signatures and how they enable aggregated signatures and what the benefits of that are. Also will describe verifiable delay functions (VDFs) and explain what their important properties are and how they might be useful.

Speakers
avatar for Bram Cohen

Bram Cohen

Co-Founder & CEO, Chia Network



Thursday August 2, 2018 3:30pm - 4:00pm
[C] Hash Lounge 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

3:30pm

Talks: libp2p Lightning Talks!
This will be a track about libp2p, use cases, and systems built on it.

Talks will cover:
  •  libp2p Overview (David Dias, Protocol Labs)
  •  Paratii:  P2P Video Publishing (Felipe Pereira, Paratii)
  •  Polkadot on the Browser! (Björn Wagner, Parity)
  •  Secure connectivity across platforms (Chris Pacia, Open Bazaar)
  •  livepeer: Live Video Streaming (Raffi Sapire, LivePeer)
  •  Filecoin:  Blockchain User (Jeromy Johnson)


Speakers
avatar for Felipe

Felipe

Co-founder, Paratii
Video streaming, coins' stories, surf photography & film, cryptoeconomics without tokens.
avatar for Mike Goelzer

Mike Goelzer

libp2p, Protocol Labs
Mike Goelzer is an engineer, hacker and leader of product management for the libp2p Project (libp2p.io) at Protocol Labs. Previously, he was a member of the team that built the Docker engine and Docker’s clustering technology. Before that, Mike has been an entrepreneur, engineer... Read More →
avatar for Jeromy Johnson

Jeromy Johnson

Engineering, Libp2p, IPFS
Jeromy is a Distributed Systems Engineer at Protocol Labs. He is the maintainer of the Go implementations of IPFS and Libp2p. Prior to that, he worked on large scale clustered filesystems at EMC Isilon, and got his Bachelors degree in CS at Washington State University.
avatar for Raphaela Sapire

Raphaela Sapire

Director of Operations, Livepeer
Decentralized, p2p video technology
avatar for Björn Wagner

Björn Wagner

Co-founder, Parity Technologies



Thursday August 2, 2018 3:30pm - 4:00pm
[H] Log Lounge 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

3:30pm

Workshop: Build a Blockchain Community
Participants will get a hands on experience of building a blockchain as a community using newspaper.  We will demonstrate mining, hashing and blockchain dimensions without the use of a computer.  As we build the newspaper blockchain, we will explore how an open, free and decentralized blockchain compares and contrasts with closed and centralized constructs.  In addition, we will have a community conversation to highlight the fundamental and profound impact of this new realm of ecosystem and human relationships.

Speakers
avatar for Jay Carpenter

Jay Carpenter

Founder, Desert Blockchain LLC
Decentralized realms of naming, numbering, addressing and identity are my areas of expertise and interest.



Thursday August 2, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
[D] Peabody Room 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

3:30pm

Decentralized Virtual Worlds
Virtual worlds are nothing new, we've been building and playing in them for decades - games like GTA and Skyrim, MMOs like World of Warcraft and Sims Online, or social virtual worlds ranging from the 90s-00s like WorldsChat, Second Life, and ActiveWorlds, all the way to the current breed of modern social VR apps.  But the majority of these virtual worlds are owned, operated, and controlled by one company - they choose which content you can view, who is allowed to publish, and if the company revokes access, removes features, or goes out of business your identity and possessions within these worlds are gone with them.  

Come join us in the Ford Vault where we'll be discussing and demoing ongoing efforts towards building the decentralized virtual world platforms of the future using the standards of the open web, running right in your browser.  WebVR, IPFS, mesh networks, blockchain, and sovereign identity all come together to allow anyone to build virtual worlds they own, hosted in any way they choose.  We'll have the following stations available throughout the day:

VR Internet Archive
Transport yourself virtually to a 3D scan of the Internet Archive's church (courtesy of Noisebridge Hackerspace), where you can spin a '78 record from IA's collection on an antique phonograph, play a hiphop mix tape on a virtual cassette player, or load up a film reel from the Prelinger Collection.

VR on Mesh
WebVR worlds aren't limited to the open internet.  Come and discuss how captive portals, mesh networks and NFC can be used to create completely off-grid virtual worlds.

Self-sovereign Identity
One of the first steps to decentralizing virtual worlds is to give users control of their own identity.  Come and talk with us about ongoing efforts to implement self-sovereign identity systems using standards like the W3C DID spec in virtual worlds, allowing you to bring your identity and possessions with you as you move between different platforms.

Speakers
avatar for James Baicoianu

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... Read More →
avatar for Alberto Elias

Alberto Elias

Founder, Simbol
Alberto is the founder of Simbol, the social layer for WebXR. It easily makes WebXR sites a multi user experience where people can interact and move between experiences with their self-sovereign identity. He has been interested and researching decentralization and XR for many years... Read More →
avatar for Jason Scott

Jason Scott

Free-Range Archivist & Software Curator, Internet Archive
Jason Scott fills the singularly unique role as the Free-Range Archivist & Software Curator at the Internet Archive. He likes long walks on the beach and exploding paradigms. He is attempting to collect everything, at which point he will retire and make folder tags.



Thursday August 2, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
[2] Ford Vault 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

3:30pm

Panel: Cryptocurrency and the Law
How many protocol builders at this Decentralized Web Summit have launched their own cryptocurrencies or intend to? ICOs are replacing VC capital to spur growth in the Decentralized Web world, so starting to understand some of the legal landscape and policy battles ahead will be critical. Hear from both the DWeb founders and practitioners who have been navigating this terrain and lobbying regulators, and some of the legal experts who can answer your questions.

Speakers
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Althea Allen

Head of Ecosystem Growth, OmiseGO
Althea loves a good positive sum game. She helps to guide growth strategy at OmiseGO, a fintech company building the free and fully public OMG network for scalable, decentralized asset exchange secured by the Ethereum blockchain, with a special focus on incentive alignment across... Read More →
avatar for Marvin Ammori

Marvin Ammori

General Counsel, Protocol Labs
Marvin Ammori is the General Counsel of Protocol Labs, Inc. Previously, he spent over a decade as an advocate for Internet freedom and privacy, including by leading the net neutrality fights of 2009 (Comcast-BitTorrent case) and 2015 (Title II victory). He has published widely on... Read More →
avatar for Ryan Shea

Ryan Shea

Co-founder, Blockstack
Ryan co-founded Blockstack, a new internet for decentralized apps where users own their data. Ryan studied engineering at Princeton, went through Y Combinator, and was inducted into the Forbes 30 Under 30. He has authored several popular open source libraries in cryptography and... Read More →
avatar for Peter Van Valkenburgh

Peter Van Valkenburgh

Director of Research, Coin Center
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Zooko Wilcox

Founder, Zcash
Zooko has more than 20 years of experience in open, decentralized systems, cryptography and information security, and startups. He is recognized for his work on DigiCash, Mojo Nation, ZRTP, “Zooko's Triangle”, Tahoe-LAFS, BLAKE2, and SPHINCS. He is also the Founder of Least Authority... Read More →



Thursday August 2, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
[J] Front End Stage 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

3:30pm

Workshop: Knapsack for Hope: Satellite Filecasting Around Censorship
Come experience the Knapsack for Hope Project led by Net Freedom Pioneers.  We'll lead an interactive demo of the satellite filecasting technology used in places like Iran to deliver daily data dumps to communities facing digital censorship. Though not using decentralized web technology today, Net Freedom Pioneers is looking for great ways to incorporate such tools where it can help disseminate censored material within countries like Iran.

Come learn about on-the-ground needs and brainstorm with Net Freedom Pioneers on using your technologies to increase access to knowledge around the world.

Speakers
avatar for Camelon Baker

Camelon Baker

Software Engineer, NetFreedom Pioneers
Camelon Baker currently works as the Senior Software Engineer at NetFreedom Pioneers. He has been responsible for the development and implementation of NFP’s primary project: Toosheh, an offline technology that distributes content through satellite datacasting. Camelon has been... Read More →
avatar for Sarah Bowers

Sarah Bowers

Outreach Coordinator, NetFreedom Pioneers
Sarah Bowers works as an Outreach Coordinator for NetFreedom Pioneers. With a background in international education and nonprofit work, Sarah’s passion lies in cross-cultural inquiry and analyzing the ethics and effectiveness of international development efforts. With these interests... Read More →
avatar for Evan Firoozi

Evan Firoozi

Technical Coordinator, NetFreedom Pioneers
Evan (AliReza) Firoozi is a former student activist and journalist who was imprisoned by the Iranian government for more than a year, six months of which he spent in solitary confinement. He has collaborated with several organizations and universities to translate to Farsi technical... Read More →
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Mehdi Yahyanejad

Founder and Director, NetFreedom Pioneers
Mehdi Yahyanejad is founder of Balatarin.com, the largest user-generated news website in Persian and a crucial information source in the 2009 pro-democracy protest movement in Iran. He is the co-founder and director of NetFreedom Pioneers, a nonprofit organization that delivers curated... Read More →



Thursday August 2, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
[M] Wayback Ballroom 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

3:30pm

Lightning Talks: New Discoveries
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.

Line-up

Jay Graber - Demo of Twitter -> Patchwork bridge hack. Share ideas for linking centralized to decentralized social media

Ivan Vilata-i-Balaguer - Ouinet, a cooperative P2P web cache that helps overcome network interference.

David Vorick - An overview of the Sia platform

Stefan Thomas - We built a new way for websites to make money called Web Monetization. It's a proposed new browser API built on top of Interledger, which allows websites to request small amounts of money from the browser.

Sander Pick - Textile Photos is a decentralized mobile application where users can store and share encrypted photos

Sawood Alam - InterPlanetary Wayback: A Distributed and Persistent Archival Replay System Using IPFS

Chelsea Palmer - Decentralize Education: the Future of Participatory, Collaborative Learning (where we're going, we don't need classrooms - but we might need more structure than we currently assume!)

Moderators
avatar for John Light

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 →

Speakers
avatar for Sawood Alam

Sawood Alam

Researcher, Old Dominion University
Sawood Alam is a PhD Student of Computer Science at Old Dominion University, USA. Sawood received his B.Tech. degree in Computer Engineering from Jamia Millia Islamia, India in 2008 and his M.S. in Computer Science from Old Dominion University, USA in 2013. His Master’s Thesis title... Read More →
avatar for Jay Graber

Jay Graber

Engineer, Zcash
Jay is a software developer with an interest in privacy and decentralization tech.
avatar for Chelsea Palmer

Chelsea Palmer

Cofounder & Experience Design, Carpe Lunam Events
I am an educator, event organizer, and decentralization proselytizer. My involvement in blockchain started at DCTRL community commons (www.dctrl.ca) in downtown Vancouver a few years ago -- that led me to join up with the Decentralized Dance Party crew (www.theddp.com), who seek to... Read More →
avatar for Sander Pick

Sander Pick

CTO, Textile Photos
Sander Pick is CTO at Textile where he is building the technology to help decentralize our personal data and build the epic consumer apps of the future. Previously, Sander worked at Apple and Mission Motors. 
avatar for Stefan Thomas

Stefan Thomas

Founder, President, Coil
Stefan is the Founder and President of Coil, a San Francisco based startup that wants to create a better business model for the Web. Prior to Coil, Stefan was a prominent figure in the blockchain movement. As an early Bitcoin contributor, he produced the popular “What is Bitcoin... Read More →
avatar for Ivan Vilata-i-Balaguer

Ivan Vilata-i-Balaguer

eQualitie
Ivan Vilata-i-Balaguer is a member of eQualitie, a company that develops open and reusable systems with a focus on privacy, online security, and information management. He works on the development of technologies enabling unfettered access to the World Wide Web for netizens operating in... Read More →
avatar for David Vorick

David Vorick

Lead Developer, Sia
Lead developer of Sia, the decentralized cloud storage platform and CEO of Obelisk, a cryptocurrency ASIC manufacturing company.



Thursday August 2, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
[1] Hyper Room 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

3:30pm

Roundtable: Archiving the Decentralized Web
Information on the Web disappears all the time. How do we create a persistent, reliable archive of everything ever published on the DWeb?

Join this critical discussion about how we can secure online media forever.  We'll establish what is being done, what the problem areas lie ahead, and do both a landscape analysis and a gap analysis of what is missing.

Moderators
avatar for Matt Davis

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... Read More →
avatar for Chris Freeland

Chris Freeland

Director of Open Libraries, Internet Archive
Chris Freeland is the Director of Open Libraries at the Internet Archive, working with partners in the library world to select, source, digitize and lend a the most useful books for scholars, students, library patrons and people with disabilities around the world. Before joining the... Read More →
avatar for Dawn Walker

Dawn Walker

Environmental Data & Governance Initiative
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... Read More →


Thursday August 2, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
[G] Open Source Room 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

3:30pm

Roundtable: Preserving Reader Privacy
On the DWeb, who gets to peer over the shoulders of readers? How do we ensure what readers consume remains private? Or at least, how do we make it harder to monitor what people are consuming?

Join us for a roundtable discussion of one of the thorniest issues in technology.  What progress has been made?  What are the things we can agree on?  What do we disagree on?


Moderators
avatar for Greg McMullen

Greg McMullen

Lawyer, COALA
Greg is a lawyer based in Berlin, where he chairs the Privacy and Data Protection subsection of the Blockchain Bundesverband. He is co-founder of the Interplanetary Database Foundation, and the former Chief Policy Officer of ascribe.io and BigchainDB. Before moving to Berlin, Greg spent five years as a litigator with one of Canada’s top class action law firms, where he worked on class actions against Facebook over privacy violations, and Visa and MasteCard alleging price fixing. He served on the Board of Dire... Read More →
avatar for Alexis Rossi

Alexis Rossi

Director of Media & Accesss, Internet Archive
Code of Conduct Team Leader | | Alexis Rossi manages all aspects of Internet Archive collections work for movies, audio, software, and books, as well as the archive.org web site and social media presences. From 2006-2008, Rossi managed the audio and video collections and Open Library... Read More →


Thursday August 2, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
[E] Sherman Salon 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

3:30pm

WORKSHOP: Building Solid apps – a hands-on tutorial
In this workshop, you will learn the basics of developing decentralized apps for the Solid ecosystem. With nothing but a text editor and a browser, we will bring a small JavaScript application to life. You will learn how Linked Data is used to make different data pods interoperable, and how we can combine information from different sources at runtime.

Speakers
avatar for Tim Berners-Lee

Tim Berners-Lee

Founder & Project Director, Solid/W3C
Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web in 1989. He founded and Directs the World Wide Consortium (W3C) the forum for technical development of the Web. He founded the Web Foundation whose mission is that the WWW serves humanity, and co-founded the Open Data Institute in London... Read More →
avatar for Ruben Verborgh

Ruben Verborgh

Professor of Semantic Web technology, Ghent University – imec
Ruben Verborgh is a professor of Semantic Web technology at Ghent University – imec and a research affiliate at the Decentralized Information Group at MIT. Specializing in Web-scale query execution, he aims to build a more intelligent generation of clients for a decentralized Web... Read More →



Thursday August 2, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
[K] Blockchain Ballroom 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

3:30pm

Workshop: Entering the Merkle Forest: A hands-on guide to participating in the bold, distributed future of data
Content addressing through hashes has become a widely-used means of connecting data in distributed systems, from the blockchains that run your favorite cryptocurrencies, to the commits that back your code, to the web’s content at large. Yet, whilst all of these tools rely on some common primitives, their specific underlying data structures are not interoperable.

Enter IPLD: IPLD is a single namespace for all hash-inspired protocols. Through IPLD, links can be traversed across protocols, allowing you explore data regardless of the underlying protocol.

In this session, participants will learn how to apply the IPLD data model to any kind of hash-linked structure, and how to see the Merkle Forest for the trees.

Speakers
avatar for David Dias

David Dias

Peer-to-Peer Software Engineer, Protocol Labs, IPFS, libp2p & IPLD
David is a Peer-to-Peer Software Engineer at Protocol Labs. He is one of the creators of the InterPlanetary File System, which enables the creation of completely distributed applications. | | He has also contributed to nodesecurity.io and built several modules that enable developers... Read More →
VM

Volker Mische

Software Engineer, Protocol Labs
IPLD, Search and Geo.
avatar for Mikeal Rogers

Mikeal Rogers

Community, Protocol Labs
avatar for Stebalien

Stebalien

Protocol Labs
Ask me about IPFS, libp2p, IPLD, and anything related to our go implementations.



Thursday August 2, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
[F] Fair Use Salon 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

3:30pm

Workshop: Mapping the Decentralized Web
In a complex world, we need to be able to see our networks to find effective ways to drive the changes and outcomes we hope to see. We are building a dynamic network map for the Decentralized Web community to help you do your work, reduce duplication of effort, share insights and resources, and strategize more effectively across organizations and levels in the emerging decentralized stack.

Come add your project to the map, learn about the ways we can view this network, and make the map better by letting us know how you hope to use this tool for the decentralized commons. A project of the Digital Life Collective (https://diglife.com/our-ecosystem/)
Be sure to stop by our mapping station in the "Bits in Bits out" room throughout the Summit. Come visit, ask questions, and add your project to the map. You can also find out how to add your project here: https://diglife.com/our-ecosystem/

Speakers
avatar for Robert Best

Robert Best

Data Analyst & Co-Intelligence Catalyst, Holo
Robert Best is an open source web developer, researcher, and data analyst. His areas of interest are peer-to-peer technologies,collective intelligence, commoning, social entrepreneurship, and the future of work. His current work is with Holo/Holochain: a software framework+platform... Read More →
avatar for Christina Bowen

Christina Bowen

Digital Life Collective
Christina is the Digital Life Collective's lead mapper and knowledge ecologist, tracing the transformation of information to knowledge in human systems the way an ecologist follows the movement of sunlight energy or nitrogen through a wetland. A collaborative researcher and network... Read More →



Thursday August 2, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm
[N] Bits In / Bits Out 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

4:00pm

Climate Change, Migration, War, Collapse: How Might a Decentralized Web Help?
The early 21st Century will bring a unique set of new challenges. Refugees. Water wars. Mass migration caused by the ravages of climate change. For example, the UN expects 200 million climate refugees by 2050. Today, the European Union is struggling with the headwind created by 1.5 million refugees.  How will any institution survive 10, 20, 50 million more?  

If this is the new context, how can the Internet respond?  As creators of decentralized technologies, what small moves smartly made by you today can create different outcomes in the future?  This session, led by global strategist and futurist, Daniel Erasmus, will not provide solutions, but rather, will discuss the  context the Decentralized Web must exist within. Together we'll explore a set of goals, challenges, and engage in dialogue on how to respond to them.


Speakers
avatar for Daniel Erasmus

Daniel Erasmus

Founder and Director, Digital Thinking Network
For well over than 20 years The DTN has facilitated more than a 100 leadership, innovation and scenario sets on 4 continents, leading to groundbreaking strategic initiatives as well as breakthrough innovation.  DTN processes together with Erasmus.io AI/ big data analytics anticipated... Read More →



Thursday August 2, 2018 4:00pm - 4:30pm
[C] Hash Lounge 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

4:00pm

Talks: Holo Lightning Talks!

Stealing from Nature: a different approach to P2P apps with Holochain

In this talk, Matthew Schutte, from Holo, will call into question some of our core assumptions, make visible some of the very different approaches that nature relies upon, and introduce a bio-inspired pattern (not a platform) for building and running peer-to-peer applications using just the devices of the users themselves.


Speakers
avatar for Jean Russell

Jean Russell

Co-Director of Commons Engine, Holo
Cultivator of Flows, Jean Russell passionately transforms ideas into thriving organizations, always looking for the highest leverage points for us to shift from the world we have toward the world we want. Jean is a culture hacker, facilitator, speaker, and writer creating the future... Read More →
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Matthew Schutte

Director of Communication, Holo



Thursday August 2, 2018 4:00pm - 4:30pm
[H] Log Lounge 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

4:30pm

Break
Get your place in the courtyard to hear our final speaker of the Summit!  We'll gather in the courtyard.

Thursday August 2, 2018 4:30pm - 4:45pm
SF Mint 88 5th St, San Francisco, CA, 94103

4:45pm

Group Photo in the Courtyard
What if this turns out to be the Woodstock of the next Web?  You'll want to be in the picture!  Come for the commemorative group photo in the Middle Out Courtyard!


Thursday August 2, 2018 4:45pm - 5:00pm
Middle Out Courtyard 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

5:00pm

Keynote: Cory Doctorow—"Big Tech's problem is Big, not Tech"
For decades, we fought complacency over Big Tech. That's over. The techlash is here, and with it, a new and scarier problem: that we'll tame big tech by regulating it with expensive compliance rules that no startup could match, enthroning Big Tech as permanent (regulated) monarchs of the digital age.

In this keynote address, author and advocate, Cory Doctorow, argues that Big Tech is a problem, but the problem isn't "Tech," it's "BIG." Giants get to bend policy to suit their ends, they get to strangle potential competitors in their infancy, they are the only game in town, so they can put the squeeze on users and suppliers alike.

Surrender is premature.
Nerds don't take it or leave it: they take the parts that work and block the parts that don't. That's what we have to offer to everyone else: the training and tools to decide what tech can do with us, our data, and our communications. The MOST democratic future is one where everyone gets to hack, where we seize the means of computation and distribute it to everyone.

This session will be videotaped for future viewing.

Speakers
avatar for Cory Doctorow

Cory Doctorow

Special Advisor, Electronic Frontier Foundation
Cory Doctorow is an author, journalist, and Special Advisor at the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Cory Doctorow is a science fiction author, activist, journalist and blogger — the co-editor of Boing Boing  and the author of the YA graphic novel IN REAL LIFE, the nonfiction business... Read More →



Thursday August 2, 2018 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Middle Out Courtyard 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

6:00pm

Puzzling Paintings: Silent Auction
You've spent hours gazing at these six special paintings.
You've lost sleep puzzling over the devious and difficult puzzles captured in each.

Now bring home a piece of cryptographic art history.

We are hosting a Silent Auction for these one-of-a-kind, collaborative works by famed cryptographer and puzzle master, Ryan Clarke (LoSTBoy), and international lowbrow contemporary artist, Mar Williams.

 50% of art sales will donated to the Internet Archive.  50% goes to the artist.  Be sure to keep your eye on the bidding sheets.  We'll end bidding exactly at 8 PM and announce the six winners from the stage!

Puzzle designed by Ryan Clarke (LoSTBoy)
Paintings by Mar Williams (ihate.art)


Speakers
avatar for Jason Scott

Jason Scott

Free-Range Archivist & Software Curator, Internet Archive
Jason Scott fills the singularly unique role as the Free-Range Archivist & Software Curator at the Internet Archive. He likes long walks on the beach and exploding paradigms. He is attempting to collect everything, at which point he will retire and make folder tags.



Thursday August 2, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Grey Area Theater 2665 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

6:00pm

Afterparty and Decentralized Art Exhibition at the Gray Area Grand Theater
Let's end the Decentralized Web Summit with a blast at the Afterparty and Gray Area Festival Art Exhibition located at the historic Grand Theater at 2665 Mission Street, San Francisco. Join us in the heart of San Francisco's Mission District on Thursday, August 2nd from 6:00–9:00pm for cocktails, food, music and the largest collection of blockchain based artworks ever assembled on the West Coast. Plus, we'll unveil the winners of the Treasure Hunt in the Crypt!

Anyone with a badge is welcome. 


Thursday August 2, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Gray Area Grand Theater 2665 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110