Builders Day

Welcome to Builders Day at the Internet Archive-- Tuesday July 31, 2018 from 8AM-5PM!  This day is an opportunity to work with a group of 100+ of the top builders of decentralized protocols and applications, along with leaders from the law, policy, governance, the arts and global rights groups.

The idea is from Lawrence Lessig:  there are four regulators in society—Technology + Law + Markets + Norms; it takes all of them to make real change.  So let's tackle the goal of decentralizing the Web through all those lenses. Together, can we help build a Decentralized Web that millions can use?

On Builders Day there are no panels or talks. It's a time to share your knowledge, tackle the over-arching problems, and help move the ball forward.  Here's a proposed agenda for the day:

 

TIME AGENDA DETAILS
8:00-8:50 am Breakfast & Registration Internet Archive Foyer
9:00-9:10 Welcome: Game plan for the day Great Room-- Wendy Hanamura
9:10-9:20 Welcome: "Vision for 2018: what do we hope to accomplish?" Brewster Kahle
9:20-9:30 Meeting New Allies: form groups of three with two others you have never met, and introduce yourself! Allen "Gunner" Gunn
9:30-10:30 Science Fair: Learning about each other! What are the latest updates to your project? Visit each table and meet the builders! 20 x  2 Decentralized Projects and protocols
10:30-10:45 Break  
10:45-11:45 Framing the Problems 1-13: With a great deal of input, we have outlined 13 key problems that need to be solved before we can create a Decentralized Web that millions can use. (See handout) In the next hour, we want you to weigh in on four of these problems. NOTE: Please share alternative framings to narrow these 13 areas. We'll ask you to answer three questions: What is agreed upon already? What are the unsolved problems? Where should we start in this area after lunch? This input will help facilitators to focus of the working groups ahead. Great Room
11:45-1:00 PM Lunch break Foyer, Sunday School
1:00-1:15 Meet the facilitators & reporters: how has the framing changed with input from the group? Facilitators & Storytellers
1:15-2:45

Working Group breakout sessions (90:00) in groups of approximately 10

GOAL OF WORKING GROUPS: --Identify the roadblock/problem areas. --Collate information on what those around the table are doing in each problem area; --identify the gaps that still need to be addressed

 
  Working Groups -- Session 1 Location
 

1. 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?

Facilitator:  Peter Czaban  Storyteller:  Mouse Reeve

Strategy Room
 

2. 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?

Facilitators:  John Gonzalez & Jay Graber

Annex
 

3. Identity and Reputation—How do we establish “this is who I am” in the DWeb? Who holds that information? When ISIS becomes your #1 user, how do we handle reputation and identity in a privacy-enhanced environment?

Facilitators:  Natascha Wittenberg & Althea Allen;  Storyteller:  Jim Nelson

Board Room
 

4. How Do you Manage & Name Mutable Data at Scale?—What are the current approaches to handling “non-human readable names”? What are the scaling issues in these approaches?

Facilitators:  Brian Warner & Kate Sills; Storyteller: Priya Kuber

Archive-It Room

 

5. Archiving the Decentralized WebInformation on the Web disappears all the time. How do we create a persistent, reliable archive of everything ever published on the DWeb?

Facilitators:  Dawn Walker & Matt Davis; Storyteller: Chris Freeland

Great Room Stage
 

6. 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?

Facilitators:  Greg McMullen; Storyteller:  Alexis Rossi

Fishbowl
 

7. Takedowns: Censorship Resilience & Freedom of Expression vs. Filtering, Copyright & the Right to be Forgotten—In the Decentralized Web, how do you distinguish between the good/bad bits? Whose responsibility is it to distinguish between the two and take down the “bad”? How do you adjudicate the competing claims of censorship resilience & freedom of expression vs. copyright and the right to be forgotten?

Facilitators:  Wendy Seltzer & Emma Llanso;  Storyteller:  Caroline Sinders

Great Room Platform
 

8. 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?

Facilitators:  Jean Russell;  Storyteller:  Nadia Egbal

Tent 1
 

9. 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?

Facilitators:  Paul Lindner & Daniel Erasmus;  Storyteller:  Omayeli "Yeli" Arenyeka

Tent 2
 

10. 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?

Facilitators:  Mek Karpeles & John Kelly;  Storyteller: Henry Chen

Tent 3
 

11. Governance in the DWeb—What kind of decision-making and owernership structures do you need to avoid becoming centralized all over again?

Facilitators:  Constance Choi & Maria Gomez; Storyteller: Fennie Wang

Tent 4
 

12. Defining D-Terms—What do we mean by federated? Decentralized? Even “Open Web”? Can we define our terms and map them to projects in the ecosystem today?

Facilitator:  Lawrence Wilkinson;  Storyteller:  Richard Whitt

Tent 5
 

13. Rethinking UI and UX for a Decentralized Web—What should the user experience be for the Decentralized Web? Should it feel like the WWW but with superpowers? Is this a new day when you can de-couple the decentralized backend from multiple front ends?
Subtopics include: forking UIs; decoupling UI/data;

Facilitators:  Michelle Lee & Amy James;  Storyteller:  Iryna Nezhynska

SS Couches
2:45-3:15 Break  
3:15-4:45 Framing the Problems 1-13: How has the framing changed? Regroup into the Working Groups of your choice  
     
  Working Groups Session 2:  
  Working Groups Location
  1. Naming in the Decentralized Web Strategy Room
  2. Permissions, Authentication and Key Management in the DWeb Annex
  3. Identity and Reputation Boardroom
  4. How Do you Manage & Name Mutable Data at Scale? Archive-it
  5. Archiving the Decentralized Web Greatroom Stage
  6. Reader Privacy Fishbowl
  7. Takedowns: Censorship Resilience & Freedom of Expression vs. Filtering, Copyright & the Right to be Forgotten Greatroom Platform
  8. The Web beyond Advertising: who will pay for what and how? Tent 1
  9. How do we make the Decentralized Web work in browsers of today? Tent 2
  10. Storage in the DWeb Tent 3
  11. Governance in the DWeb Tent 4
  12. Defining D-Terms Tent 5
  13. Rethinking UI and UX for a Decentralized Web SS Couches
     
4:45-5:00 Gameplan & Group Photo: What's ahead at the Summit & Party & Group Photo

GreatRoom

Wendy Hanamura

5-5:45
Early Dinner for Science Fair Presenters
Taco trucks
5:45-6 Report to your Science Fair Stations Throughout the Internet Archive grounds
6-9 PM Opening Party at Internet Archive  
8-9PM Mike Judge, creator of HBO's Silicon Valley in conversation with Cory Doctorow, author & technologist Great Room
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Coming to Builders Day

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Videos from the summit:

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 uploading content or commenting on them.

 

Videos from the summit:

Alexis Rossi
Director of Media & Access, Internet Archive

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, as well as working on the Open Content Alliance, and the Zotero/IA project. From 2009-2015 Rossi managed internal web crawling projects and the Wayback Machine.

Rossi has been working with Internet content since 1996 when she discovered that being picky about words in books was good training for being picky about data on computers. She spent several years managing news content at ClariNet (the first online news aggregator), worked as the Editorial Director at Alexa Internet, and as Product Manager at Mixercast.

Rossi has an Masters of Library and Information Science, concentrating on web technologies and interfaces, and enjoys making jewelry, dancing, and baking Cookie Smackdown-winning cookies.

 

Videos from the summit:

Allen "Gunner" Gunn
Aspiration

Gunner works to help NGOs, activists, foundations and software developers make more effective use of technology for social change. He has worked in numerous technology environments from NGO to Silicon Valley start-up to college faculty to large corporation, serving in senior management, engineering, teaching and volunteer roles. He is an experienced facilitator with a passion for designing collaborative open learning processes, and is an active facilitator, contributor, advisor, and/or partner in a number of open projects, including The Tor Project, OpenReferral, Open Architecture Collaborative, Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team, Simply Secure, and Mozilla. He is a board member of The Ruckus Society, Global Exchange, and Peer 2 Peer University, and also serves in formal advisory roles with SAFETAG, CorpWatch, LocalizED, Ranking Digital Rights, The Center for Tech Cultivation, DATA Uruguay, Libraries.io, Social Movement Technologies, The Engine Room, The Everett Program, United for Iran, and The Rosetta Foundation. He believes in melding hard work with serious fun.

 

The common thread that connects all facets of Gunner's work is a focus on open approaches to capacity building and knowledge sharing in social change efforts. Aspiration prioritizes work that supports and contributes to open communities of practice who create technology and content that benefit nonprofit and foundation efforts. Over the past twelve years, the organization has designed and facilitated almost 500 extremely open learning and knowledge sharing events, in over 40 countries across the globe, predicated on a philosophy of active participation that puts each participant “in control of their own destiny”, in contrast to approaches that place audiences in passive listening roles. Aspiration publishes all licensed work products, including software tools, books, papers and training materials, under open licenses; for published documents and media, the Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike, and for software the GNU General Public License whenever possible.

 

Allison Jones
Organizer, Solidarity Track

Allison has a background as an experiential and outdoor educator and has worked in the mental health and rehabilitation communities for 7 years. Her passion for exploring modern cultural issues includes challenging the current weight-centered health paradigm and evaluating the interaction between technology and social determinants of health. She hopes to contribute her strong interpersonal skills, graphic design skills, and newly learned coding expertise towards a likeminded nonprofit. She acts as a volunteer coordinator for the Solidarity Track of the Decentralized Web Summit.

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 the crypto ecosystem.
 

 

Videos from the summit:

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 and interoperable as email, and brings the power back to the user on choosing who they trust with their data and how they want to communicate. It defines a new lightweight pragmatic open standard for federation/interoperability and releases open source reference implementations of the protocol. Amandine is also Head of Operation and Products for New Vector, the company behind Riot (https://riot.im), an open source, secure and interoperable collaboration tool built on Matrix. She previously set up and led product management for the Unified Communications line of business within Amdocs and has more than 10 years of experience in mobile services and telecommunications. Amandine has a degree in telecommunications engineering from Ecole Supérieure de Chimie, Physique et Electronique de Lyon as well as an EMBA from ESC Rennes.

 

 

Videos from the summit:

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, political campaigns and as an independent writer/director. How blockchain will benefit creators, audiences & the web is the most exciting story she’s ever told.

 

 

Videos from the summit:

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 with the Internet Archive include the “We’re All in the Same Boat” parade for Bread & Puppet Theater’s 2015 West Coast tour, “Decentralized Origami” for the 2016 Decentralized Web Summit, and educational outreach for a new work commissioned by the Internet Archive, created with funding from a Hewlett Foundation 50 Arts Commission - DJ Spooky’s “Quantopia,” a multimedia hip hop concert experience about the history and exponential growth of the Internet, will premiere in January of 2019.

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 in empowerment through technological experimentation. His home is in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where he lives with his wife, cats and more IoT boards than he can ever put into use.

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 the awesome P2P Models project. His research aims to provide decentralized governance tools for Commons-Based Peer Production communities. In the past, he was a core part of the technical team of the P2Pvalue European research project. He has been visiting researcher at the University of Surrey, the University of Westminster and Kozminski University. His experience developing decentralized web tools includes Teem, SwellRT and Decentralized.science, using technologies such as Blockchain and IPFS. Recent related work also include the proposal a framework for decentralized applications using IPFS and Blockchain and the design and development of decentralized.science, a project that aims to disintermediate and open scientific publication. 

 

 

Videos from the summit:

Arkadiy Kukarkin
Project Manager, Protocol Labs

Arkadiy's work focuses on creating sustainable communities around media consumption and creation. He is currently a PM with Protocol Labs, and collaborating with the Internet Archive. Previously, he was the CTO at Mediachain Labs (acquired by Spotify in spring 2017) and worked on The Hype Machine, an influential music blog aggregator.

 

Videos from the summit:

Ashley Tyson
Partnerships & Strategic Initiatives, Web3 Foundation
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 globally. Her passion for blockchain and creating lasting sustainable social impact in developing countries led her to join the Ethereum Foundation as Executive Director. There she supports the core development and research efforts of the Ethereum protocol, and helps to bolster the decentralized community engagement through grants, education, and events to expand the Ethereum ecosystem.

 

Videos from the summit:

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 Research. He received a bachelor's degree from Cornell University in 1999, and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford University in 2006. Ben's research interests include application of sophisticated static and dynamic analysis techniques to finding errors in programs. Ben has published papers at PLDI, POPL, Oakland Security, Usenix Security, CCS, SOSP, ICSE, FSE, and many other venues. He is the author of over 100 academic papers, dozens of patents, and multiple tech transfer awards for bringing research into practice.

Bram Cohen
Co-Founder & CEO, Chia Network
 

Videos from the summit:

Brewster Kahle
Founder, Internet Archive

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

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

 

Videos from the summit:

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.

 

Videos from the summit:

Brian Zisk
Venture Partner, Exponential Creativity Ventures

Brian Zisk is a Venture Partner at Exponential Creativity Ventures which provides early stage funding to companies which enhance human creativity. He is a  founder of BuzzMakers, Inc. which produces the Future of Money & Technology Summit and the SF MusicTech Summit, popular Bay Area Technology Conferences. Brian was previously a founder of The Green Witch Internet Radio, an Open Source Developing Internet Radio Company which was sold to a public company at the turn of the millennium. He has been working on creating new currencies since the 1990s, as can be seen by visiting the historic Transaction.net website. He is a huge fan of the Internet Archive, and would love to help as many folks as possible improve your messaging.

Bryan Newbold
Web Archiving Engineer, Internet Archive

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

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

Caroline Sinders
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 designer and founder of Convocation Design + Research, and has held residencies with the International Center of Photography, Eyebeam, the Frank Ratchye Studio for Creative Inquiry and the Yerba Buena Arts Center. Her work has been shown MoMA PS1, Pioneer Works, B4bel4b Gallery, Babycastles, the Weird Reality Festival, and Internet Yami Ichi. Her written work and research has appeared Fast Co, Vice, Fusion News, Slate, as well as others.
 

 

Videos from the summit:

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.

 

 

Videos from the summit:

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 web interfaces of his dreams.

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 of State on Internet freedom, a policy counsel with the non-profit public interest organization Free Press, and an attorney-advisor at the Federal Communications Commission. Chris holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University and a J.D. from Yale Law School. He has published scholarship on topics including innovation policy, cognitive framing, graph drawing, and distributed load balancing.

 

Videos from the summit:

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 Internet Archive, Chris was an Associate University Librarian at Washington University in St. Louis, managing Washington University Libraries’ digital initiatives and related services. He has an M.S. in Biological Sciences from Eastern Illinois University and is currently pursuing a Master’s of Library and Information Science at University of Missouri-Columbia. Chris loves to explore the intersections of science and technology in a cultural heritage context, having published and presented on a variety of topics relating to the use of new media and emerging technologies in libraries and museums. While working previously at Missouri Botanical Garden, Chris founded and led the Center for Biodiversity Informatics and served as the Founding Technical Director of the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL), an international consortium of the world’s leading natural history libraries that are working together to digitize their historic collections for free and open access use. He has been a project director for several large informatics and academic computing projects, including the development of the Tropicos botanical information system, online at www.tropicos.org, and the BHL, online at www.biodiversitylibrary.org. In addition to his busy academic life, he enjoys making and selling soap for South Compton Soap Company, the small business he runs with his husband, who is also named Chris.

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 ConsenSys. Christian has worked on a diverse set of projects within ConsenSys and is now focusing on the identity system uPort as well as zk-SNARKs and key recovery systems. When not in the blockchain world Christian enjoys scuba diving in the waters of the NorthEast US.

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 catalyst, she uses her experience in ecology, land-use planning (human ecology) and research to illuminate the context - the knowledge ecosystem - of a given problem or endeavor. She works with the people of that ecosystem to translate big-picture systems thinking into the nuts and bolts of strategic actions using critical thinking, skillful dialog and functional design. She is currently focused on a map supporting the decentralized web community.

 

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 internet. He worked with Netscape to develop SSL and co-authored the IETF TLS internet draft that is now at the heart of all secure commerce on the World Wide Web. Though he’s worked within numerous privacy and security sectors, Christopher’s recent emphasis has been on engines of trust such as blockchain, smart contracts, and smart signatures, in particular decentralized self-sovereign identity. Christopher has been a digital civil liberties and human-rights privacy advisor, mobile developer, startup consultant, MBA faculty, and social web strategy consultant. He served as Principle Architect at Blockstream.

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 compliance, government advocacy, and strategic market development for blockchain technologies. 

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, she was an attorney at the U.S. National Archives, and before that, at The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press where she worked on First Amendment and freedom of information issues. Before practicing law, Cori reported for the Des Moines Register. She has taught a class on First Amendment law at American University in Washington, D.C. for the past 10 years. Cori serves on the board of directors for MuckRock, a nonprofit, collaborative news site in the U.S. that promotes transparency for an informed democracy; on the Advisory Council for the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law; and as a mentor for the Harmony Labs Accelerator which supports early-stage tech companies that use media to support an open, resilient, democratic society. 

 

Videos from the summit:

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 book INFORMATION DOESN’T WANT TO BE FREE, and young adult novels like HOMELAND, PIRATE CINEMA and LITTLE BROTHER and novels for adults like RAPTURE OF THE NERDS and MAKERS. He works for the Electronic Frontier Foundation and co-founded the UK Open Rights Group. Born in Toronto, Canada, he now lives in Los Angeles.

 

 

Videos from the summit:

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, she has represented Professor Lawrence LessigPublic.Resource.Orgthe Yes Men, and a dancing baby, among others, and one of her first cases at EFF was In re Sony BMG CD Technologies Litigation (aka the "rootkit" case). In 2015 she was named one of California's Top Entertainment Lawyers.  She was also named AmLaw's "Litigator of the Week" for her work on Lenz v. Universal. Her policy work includes leading EFF’s effort to fix copyright (including the successful effort to shut down the Stop Online Piracy Act, or SOPA), promote net neutrality, and promote best practices for online expression. In 2014, she testifiedbefore Congress about problems with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.  Corynne comments regularly on digital rights issues and has been quoted in a variety of outlets, including NPR, CBS News, Fox News, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and Rolling Stone. Prior to joining EFF, Corynne was a civil litigator at the law firm of Bingham McCutchen, LLP. Corynne has a B.A. from the University of California at Santa Cruz, a Ph.D from the University of California at San Diego, and a J.D. from Stanford Law School. While in law school, Corynne published Who Owns Academic Work?: Battling for Control of Intellectual Property (Harvard University Press, 2001).

Dan Gillmor
Author, Tech Journalist

Dan Gillmor teaches, writes, and speaks on the development of media and technology. At Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, he teaches digital media literacy and promotes entrepreneurship in journalism. He is author of We the Media: Grassroots Journalism by the People, for the People and Mediactive. His upcoming project, entitled Permission Taken, looks at the increasing control that companies and governments are exerting over the way we use technology and communicate, and how we can take  back some of that control. Dan writes a regular column for Slate's Future Tense channel, and is a frequent contributor to Medium's Backchannel technology site. He has co-founded, advised, and served on boards at a number of media-related companies and nonprofits, and speaks widely around the world on media and technology topics.

Daniel Erasmus
Founder and Director, Digital Thinking Network

As founder and Director of the Digital Thinking Network (DTN), Daniel uses big data analysis and in-person interviews to help us understand the future. For more than 20 years, the DTN has facilitated more than a 100 leadership, innovation and scenario planning sessions on four continents, leading to groundbreaking strategic initiatives as well as breakthrough innovation.  

DTN—together with Erasmus.io AI/ big data analytics—anticipated the 2014 Oil Price Collapse (in 2012) leading to a $50 billion merger in the Oil Field Sector. Additionally DTN helped to anticipate the global financial crisis in early 2006 for a global bank, well as the rise of solar for large asset holders ($500B+).  DTN's work in information technology includes: for Vodafone, DTN scenarios anticipated the rise of 802.11 in 2000, the significant delay in 3G take up, the dot-com collapse; for Telenor new emerging market business models which led to its expansion in Pakistan, and well as new frameworks for mobile internet provision.

DTN leadership group conceived, planned and led transformational processes for the top 100 leaders in the oil field sector; as well as transforming the Foreign Ministry of the Netherlands; we helped to create the International Advisory Board for the City of Rotterdam, and helpd strategize the Netherlands' groundbreaking China Strategy; Climate Change Initiative; etc. 

As input to these processes, the DTN draws on a unique network of “remarkable people” and has conducted more than 1000 high level multi-hour video interviews with global thought leaders, from inventors of the Internet Vint Cerf & Bob Kahn; entrepreneurial pioneer of mobile payments, Takeshi Natsuno, and founder of Rakuten, Shinnosuke Honjo; to Nobel Laureates George Akerlof and James Mirrlees; to author of Limits to Growth, Jorgen Randers; climate scientist and NASA Goddard Head, Jim Hansen; to CEO of SWIFT, Gottfried Leibbrandt, CEO of TCS, Natarajan Chandrasekaran; to one of the sushi masters of the Emperor of Japan, Eiji Sato-Oyakata and HRH Price Carlos de Bourbon de Parne, etc.

DTN's Director, Daniel Erasmus has written three books.  He is  a visiting Professor at the Ashridge Business School and has been a Fellow of the Rotterdam School of Management, where he taught leadership, innovation and thinking about the future. 

Over the last two decades, the DTN has worked with private and public sector clients including Central Banks, Royal Dutch Shell, Rabobank, Schlumberger, Baker Hughes,  Telenor,  Vodafone, Sanoma, Nokia, Mitsubishi Sumitomo Insurance Group, the City Rotterdam, 2020 Vision for the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Information Economy in 2020+ for Ministry of Economic Affairs, Structure of the Netherlands in 2020+ for Ministry of Spatial Planning, and 2030 Global Futures for the Government of France.
 

 

Videos from the summit:

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 with members of DIF to realize an open decentralize identity ecosystem that enables a new class of apps and services.”

 

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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 Fellow for Science, where she ran in Working Open Workshops around the world and explored decentralized data archiving as a DataRescue strategy.

 

 

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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 its international outreach coordinator from 2007-2009. After three years working to protect at-risk online reporters with the Committee to Protect Journalists, he returned to EFF in 2013 to supervise EFF's global strategy. He is also the co-founder of the Open Rights Group, Britain's own digital civil liberties organization.

In a previous life, Danny wrote and performed the only one-man show about Usenet to have a successful run in London's West End. His geek gossip zine, Need To Know, won a special commendation for services to newsgathering at the first Interactive BAFTAs. He also coined the term "life hack."

It has been over a decade since he was first commissioned to write a book on combating procrastination

 

 

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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.

 

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David Irvine
Founder & CEO, 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 business consultancy to corporates and SMEs in many sectors. He has presented technology at Google (Seattle), British Computer Society (Christmas Lecture) and many others. He has spent many years as a lifeboat Helmsman and is a keen sailor when time permits. David is also a published author on papers in the fields of complex networking, distributed computing and cryptography related technologies. His is the author of 30 patent applications in the field of computer networking.

 

 

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David Dias
Peer-to-Peer Software Engineer, IPFS

David is a Peer-to-Peer Software Engineer at <a href="http://ipn.io">Protocol Labs</a>. He is building the InterPlanetary File System, which enables the creation of completely distributed applications. He has also contributed to <a href="https://nodesecurity.io">nodesecurity.io</a> and built several modules that enable developers to check for vulnerabilities. He has a Master of Science in Engineering with major in Peer-to-Peer Networks from Technical University of Lisbon.

 

 

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David Fox
Director of Development, Internet Archive

David has been a “Friend of the Archive” since 2000, advising the organization in the areas of music and entrepreneurship. Now he joins the team as Director of Development to build a major giving program with the Internet Archive’s most committed donors. David knows the rewards of being a major donor from the inside out, having helped to fund two non-profit organizations, putting to good use the proceeds from his digital commerce venture. David has been a technology industry entrepreneur for over three decades. He was co-founder of KnowledgeWeb, an e-commerce and online publishing pioneer that offered personalized digital products to a global audience in 1996 and developed one of the early online affiliate programs soon after. The company was acquired by a public company in 1999 and David continued to build the company’s technology, audience, and revenue for four more years.  Earlier in his career David was co-founder of technology distributor InfoMagic Australia which represented desktop publishing pioneers like Adobe, Aldus and Radius throughout the continent. As a philanthropist, David was the seed funder of two non-profit organizations. The first, classical music recording label Musica Omnia founded in 1999, draws on centuries-long work of archivists to bring historically informed performances of Baroque, Classical and Romantic music to modern day audiences. The second, the Biomimicry Institute founded in 2005, offers an approach to innovation that seeks sustainable solutions to human challenges by emulating nature’s time-tested patterns and strategies. In addition to serving on the boards of these two organizations, David was a board member of WiserEarth, the global NGO database founded by environmental leader Paul Hawken. David still surfs a short board at Ocean Beach and is father to a teenage daughter.

David Vorick
Lead Developer, Sia

Lead developer of Sia, the decentralized cloud storage platform and CEO of Obelisk, a cryptocurrency ASIC manufacturing company.

 

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David Huseby
Security Maven, Hyperledger

David has spent his 20+ year career driving the adoption of open source software to increase security and reliability in a range of industries. In the 1990’s he helped define and implement the first interactive web applications and was a leader in open source server-side business logic development. He then spent years in the entertainment software industry focusing on performance, reliability and security as well as building teams of engineers focused on security best practices. Most recently, as a senior platform security engineer at Mozilla, he led an effort to harden Firefox Web Browser with the anti-surveillance and security advancements found in the Tor Browser. He brings to the project, years of experience and a great passion for user privacy and improving the security and trust in open source software through transparent and secure software development and deployment best practices.

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 Mesh. As a member of EDGI and Data Together, she imagines possibilities for more just and resilient environmental and climate data.

 

Videos from the summit:

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 infantryman, contributed to Emmy & Oscar winners as a post-production artist, and co-founded a small design/manufacture/import business. He is obsessed with how decentralized technology can make the web more open, transparent and trustworthy.

 

 

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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 data and AI marketplaces]. Currently, Dimitri is heading research at Ocean Protocol on public intelligence networks. 

 

 

Videos from the summit:

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 security. He is the author of the Digital Security and Privacy for Human Rights Defenders manual and was a founding member and coordinator of the NGO-in-a-Box Security Edition project. Since 2011, Dmitri has lead the eQualit.ie team and its various projects.

 

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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://dominictarr.com/

 

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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 threats in remote offline environments. Dd pioneers new technology which its partners use to map millions of acres of rainforest, monitor oil spills and illegal mining activities, and lobby governments to respect land rights and increase environmental protections. Emily began her career as a youth journalist at the age of thirteen, and learned early on that the people most affected by a problem are the ones with the expertise to solve it. She has led technology, media and research projects in Latin America, West Africa, Southeast Asia and the United States.

 

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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 advocacy and amicus activity in the U.S. aimed at ensuring that online expression receives the highest level of protection under the First Amendment. Recognizing the crucial role played by Internet intermediaries in facilitating individuals’ expression, she works to preserve strong intermediary liability protections in the U.S. and to advance these key policies abroad.

Emma also leads the Free Expression Project’s work in developing content policy best practices with Internet content platforms and advocating for user-empowerment tools and other alternatives to government regulation of online speech. The Project’s work spans many subjects, including online child safety and children’s privacy, human trafficking, privacy and online reputation issues, counter-terrorism and “radicalizing” content, and online harassment. Emma is also a member of the Freedom Online Coalition’s Working Group on Privacy and Transparency Online, which is developing best practices for transparency reporting by governments and companies regarding government demands to Internet companies for content removal and access to user data. Emma works with CDT’s Global Internet Policy & Human Rights Project on advancing policies that promote free expression in global fora; she also works with the Global project in advocating for decentralized, multistakeholder approaches to Internet governance.

 

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Erik Stallman
Associate Director, Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic

Erik Stallman is the Associate Director of the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic and also an Assistant Clinical Professor at the UC Berkeley School of Law. Before joining the Samuelson Clinic, Erik was a policy counsel at Google, focusing on copyright and telecommunications policy. He spent the previous 12 years in Washington D.C, working for the Federal Communications Commission, the US House of Representatives, the law firm of Steptoe & Johnson, and the Center for Democracy & Technology. Erik is a graduate of the UC Berkeley School of Law.
 

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, Redux, Reflux, Express, among others. Eugeniu is leading also Jolocom in the Horizon 2020 initiative named AGILE of the EU, building an adaptive IOT gateway for managing devices and visualizing data in real time and exporting data to cloud providers and personal data stores.

 

Videos from the summit:

Fennie Wang
Cofounder, ixo Network

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 securities lawyer, who practiced in New York and London. When not working on ixo, she is involved in legal advocacy for the emergent token economy, as an advisor to New York State Assemblyman Ron Kim and the New York City Economic Development Corporation on blockchain affairs, as well as working group coordinator at COALA, a cross-disciplinary blockchain technology policy group.

She started her career at JPMorgan. In between Wall Street and law school, she founded a legal services non-profit in Uganda. She holds a law degree from Columbia, and degrees in business and legal studies from Berkeley.

 

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Feross Aboukhadjeh
Founder, WebTorrent

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

 

 

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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 the development of Parity's core blockchain infrastructure technology. He has a Masters in Engineering Physics from Lund University, Sweden.
 

 

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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.

Giovanni Damiola
Software Projects Engineer, Internet Archive

A transplant from Italy, Giovanni joined the Archive in January 2015 as a full stack engineer for the Digital Libraries Division. He loves books, traveling, photography, freaks and freedom. He believes in the power of imagination to remake the world.

Gordon Mohr
Advisor, Internet Archive & Zcash

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

 

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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 Directors of the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association, and authored he BCCLA handbook on laptop and smartphone searches at the Canadian border.

 

Videos from the summit:

Henry Chen
Director of Super Center Digitization, Internet Archive

Henry joins the Internet Archive as the Director of Super Center Digitization, where he is responsible for improving and expanding the scale, speed, and quality of our book digitization around the world. Henry has over twenty years of industry experience at companies such as Adaptive Insights and Ariba. While most of his experience has been in software engineering, he has also run operations and manufacturing teams at companies such as Apple and Ricoh. Henry worked on the Amazon Kindle, first running the software quality team and later working on initiatives to improve the quality of content and the digital reading experience. With a PhD in English from the University of California at Berkeley, Henry marries  his love of literature (he was a scholar of James Joyce) with technical acumen. As a graduate student at Berkeley, he made the career move from literature totechnology by helping to create an introductory computer science class designed for liberal arts students. Long fascinated by the intersection of books and tech, he once worked for a short-lived start-up that facilitated the buying and selling of book and movie rights. The nicest rooms in his house are the kitchen and study, which is a good indication of what he likes to do in his spare time.

Irakli Gozalishvili
Research Engineer, Mozilla

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

Iryna Nezhynska
Designer, Jolocom

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

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

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

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 some of the most restrictive Internet environments.

 

 

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Jay Graber
Engineer, Zcash

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

 

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Jean Russell
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 today at the intersections of technology, money, identity, and social transformation. Currently her culture hacking comes in the form of leadership within Holo and Holochain, transformative technologies for building the next internet with an eye toward building the economy for the next era.

As a founder of the thrivability movement, Jean plays with social innovators, technologists, and edge-riders from Malmo to Melbourne, and London to San Francisco. Demonstrating collaboration, she curated, "Thrivability: A Collaborative Sketch" in 2010. She wrote "Thrivability: Breakthroughs for a World That Works" (Triarchy Press, 2013). Then she published, with Herman Wagter, "Cultivating Flows: How Ideas Become Thriving Organizations" (Triarchy Press, 2016). 
 

Jeff Ubois
Senior Program Officer, 100&Change, MacArthur Foundation

Previous to his work at MacArthur, Jeff was a consultant to archives, museums, broadcasters, and commercial organizations in the U.S. and E.U. Most recently, he has worked for Fujitsu Labs in Sunnyvale, California, the Bassetti Foundation in Milano, Italy, and the Netherlands Institute of Sound and Vision. Prior to this, he was a staff research associate at the University of California, Berkeley, and part of the Preserving Digital Public Television Project based at Thirteen/WNET and funded by the Library of Congress.

Jeff is a frequent public speaker, and primary convener of the Personal Digital Archiving conferences held at the Internet Archive. In the 1990s, Jeff worked in the software industry, co-founding Omniva (funded by venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins), and as a journalist in Washington, Hong Kong, London, and San Franscisco covering new technology. In the voluntary sector, Jeff served as president of the Berkeley Hillside Club, helping to revive a 110 year-old cultural center. He attended New College in Sarasota, Florida for undergraduate studies, and has written for First Monday, D-Lib, Computerworld, Release 1.0, ACM Interactions, Bloomberg Business News, Ferris Research, and other publications summarized at http://www.ubois.com.

Jefferson Bailey
Director of Web Archiving, Internet Archive

Jefferson Bailey is Director of Web Archiving at Internet Archive. Jefferson joined Internet Archive in Summer 2014 and manages Internet Archive’s web archiving services including Archive-It, used by over 450 institutions to preserve the web. He also oversees contract domain-scale web archiving services for national libraries and archives around the world.

He works closely with partner institutions on collaborative archiving technology development, digital preservation, data research services, educational partnerships, and other programs. He is Primary Investigator on multiple grants focused on systems interoperability, data-driven research use of web archives, and digital preservation initiatives.

Prior to Internet Archive, he worked on strategic initiatives, digital collections, and digital preservation at institutions such as Metropolitan New York Library Council, Library of Congress, Brooklyn Public Library, and Frick Art Reference Library and has worked in the archives at NARA, NASA, and Atlantic Records.

He is currently Vice Chair of the International Internet Preservation Consortium. He has an MLIS in Archives from University of Pittsburgh and a BA in English from Oberlin College.

 

 

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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 but spends much of his time working on applications which enhance online privacy.

 

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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.

 

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Jim Nelson
Cluster Operations Engineer, Internet Archive

Prior to joining the Internet Archive, Jim Nelson was lead engineer and Executive Director of the Yorba Foundation, an open-source nonprofit. In the past he's worked at XTree Company, Starlight Networks, and a whole lot of Silicon Valley startups you've probably never heard of. Jim also writes novels and short fiction. You can read more at j-nelson.net.

Jim Shankland
Engineer--Special Projects, Internet Archive

Jim Shankland has been working with computer networks and distributed storage for many years. A long-time technical contributor to the Internet Archive, his most recent job was at Google, where he managed an engineering team developing network management and monitoring software. He would like to see the Internet become, once again, more of a force for good than it currently is.

 

Joachim Lohkamp
Founder, Jolocom/Ouishare

Joachim Lohkamp is an entrepreneur and tech-enthusiast with a heart foractivism. As the founder of Jolocom, he has been working at the forefront of the decentralization movement in Berlin since 2014. With Jolocom, he is providing the identity solution that will enable real world use cases in smart contract based business models. To ultimately harvest this potential and inform innovation aimed regulation, he co-founded the German Blockchain Association (Bundesblock) that establishes the dialogue between blockchain businesses and politics. He is further active as an advisor for BlockchainHub, a decentralized Think Tank and as a Connector for OuiShare. Finally, you might find him as the Organizer of events like GetDecentralized, Decentralized Web Summit among others.

John Light
Co-founder, Author, Bitseed

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 startups and investors.

John has helped organize many crypto-community events including EIP0 Summit in 2018, the Decentralized Web Summit in 2016, and Blockstack Summit NYC in 2015. He also hosted the P2P Connects Us podcast, founded the Buttonwood SF cryptocurrency trading meetup in San Francisco, and is an avid reader and writer on the topics of peer-to-peer technology, philosophy, and culture.

You can find John's website at lightco.in.

 

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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 to the Internet Archive mission of Universal Access to All Knowledge.

Immediately prior to his position at Internet Archive, Gonzalez directed product strategy and development for multiple content management offerings. From 2005 to 2014 he was Director of Content Management Products at Xerox where he managed a $22 million product line of document management products. From 2001 to 2005 he was VP of Product Management and Strategy for Clearstory Systems (WebWare Digital Asset Management software). In the late 1990’s Gonzalez was part of the Getty Images Corporate Business Development team as VP of Business Development where he participated in the acquisition and integration of multiple digital stock photography companies and negotiated business partnerships with Adobe, Lycos, AltaVista, and other iconic early-internet organizations.

Gonzalez has consistently demonstrated passion for improving access and opportunity for youth in underserved populations. Throughout his professional career, he has volunteered time tutoring and mentoring students from families of color and contributing skills and resources to organizations focused on advancing the availability and quality of education for underserved youth. This commitment was redoubled when Gonzalez’s oldest child, Raphael, was diagnosed with dyslexia.

Starting in 2009, Gonzalez served on the Board of Directors for the San Francisco Children’s Creativity Museum, including two years as Chairman and two years as Treasurer. The Children’s Creativity Museum provides youth (ages 2-12) with experiences and programs designed to expand creative literacy and design thinking. During his six-year tenure, Gonzalez worked with and then led the CCM board to expand patron demographics and to stabilize financial and organizational scaffolding. Located in the heart of low-income neighborhoods of San Francisco, CCM continues to provide highly engaging and educational experiences for youth of all backgrounds and demographics.

In May 2017, Gonzalez joined the board of the Buck Institute for Education (BIE), an organization whose highest priority is to help teachers prepare K-12 students for successful lives. The strategic focus of BIE is to enhance educational outcomes for all students, but especially for those in the US who are furthest from opportunity and resources.

He earned a BS in Computer Science with honors from MIT and a MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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 curating content for their Asking Better Questions course.  He adapts and applies methods from Future Mapping, Metaplanning, Liberating Structures,  deliberative juries and budget games to help teams collaborate on difficult issues. 

Jonathan Dotan
Consulting Producer, HBO

Jonathan joined SILICON VALLEY in its first season to guide the show’s real-world authenticity. In addition to his producing duties, Jonathan leads strategy for the holographic media pioneer, OTOY Inc., anchoring its partnerships with Facebook, Unity, IBM and Samsung. Previously, Jonathan served as President of Media and Digital Strategy at the private equity arm of the Indian conglomerate, Future Group, with over $1.2b under advisement. He also had a five-year tenure at Motion Picture Association, working in over 30 countries as liaison to local film industries and governments, with special emphasis on East Asian markets’ adoption of digital media.

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.

 

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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.

 

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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 governance, interoperability, and scalability issues. To help foster blockchain innovation, Parity Technologies has recently announced Parity Substrate, a blockchain-building technology that makes it easier to experiment with new ideas for sharding, encryption, and governance.

 

Previously, Jutta served as Chief of Security for the Ethereum Foundation and pioneered blockchain use in supply chains as Project Provenance co-founder.

 

 

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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 scientist, her work studying online political communication resulted in multiple peer-reviewed papers and press in outlets such as NPR and the Wall Street Journal. In addition to an experienced software and web developer, she leads teams to success with diverse projects in academia, non-profits, and industry. In her spare time she plays the trumpet and volunteers at The Debt Collective as a technology consultant.

 

 

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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.

Katie Barrett
Development Manager, Internet Archive

Katie Barrett is Development Manager of the Internet Archive, a nonprofit digital library, offering permanent access for researchers, historians, and scholars to the world’s knowledge in digital format. Her primary goal is to help the Internet Archive improve its financial resiliency, ensuring the long term sustainability of this vital cultural heritage library.

Prior to joining the Archive in 2016, Barrett was General Manager of some of San Francisco’s premier technology conferences, including the SF MusicTech Summit and Future of Money & Technology Summit, where she drove sponsorship and partnership development, and oversaw all event production and planning.

Barrett has a background in membership development, having worked with the Grammy Awards organization as Membership Manager. She promoted artist advocacy at the governmental level, spearheaded artist professional development projects, and drove engagement with many Grammy Nominated and/or Award winning artists.

Barrett is Founder of Pops & Buzzes, an affiliation of accomplished women who work in all aspects of the entertainment, recording and live music industries. She produces quarterly networking events and salons promoting partnership, mentorship and community engagement to female music professionals in the Bay Area.

Barrett spent 2 years teaching abroad in Kamojima, Japan as part of the JET program, and graduated from St. Mary’s College in Moraga with a degree in English.

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, decentralized exchange protocols, and a secure mobile-first wallet.

Her project-based practice spans disciplines, from engagement with open source space technologies to synthetic biology research, and has been exhibited by organisations including the Victoria & Albert Museum and FACT Liverpool. In 2017 at Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design, she co-founded Patternist, a sci-fi, augmented reality game for urban research and alternative economies. Previously, she contributed to unMonastery, an open source initiative for networked living spaces inspired by monasticism and hackerspace design patterns. Her work focuses on organizational design and utopian conspiracies.

 

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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 associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society. Kendra’s scholarship and academic work touches on diverse issues, from online harassment to linkrot to video game preservation. 

 

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Kenji Baheux
Product Manager, Google

Kenji is a Product Manager at Google in Tokyo, working on the web platform in Chrome. His expertise is in Performance and Loading, e.g. Brotli, CSS font-display, Service Worker, Streams, Web Package and "Portals". Kenji has an MSc in Computer Science (School of Engineering in Information Technology TELECOM Nancy, France) and a PhD in Electrical Engineering (Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan).

Kerry Maeve Sheehan
Coordinator, Law, Policy and Governance Track

Kerry is consulting with the Internet Archive as the coordinator of the Decentralized Web Summit’s law, policy, and governance tracks. She’s also a fellow at the Internet Law & Policy Foundry. Prior to her work on the Decentralized Web Summit, Kerry was consulting policy strategist at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and a policy fellow at Public Knowledge in Washington, D.C. Her work has focused primarily on copyright, patent, and free expression issues. Her writings have been published in The Hill, Slate, and the EFF’s Deeplinks Blog. She has her J.D. from Boston University School of Law, and was a visiting student at Oxford University, where she focused on media law, and international and comparative intellectual property law. She graduated magna cum laude from the State University of New York at Buffalo with a B.A. in Media Study, where she focused on artistic practices in new media, robotics, and biological art.
 

Kevin Silverman
Summit Associate Producer, Internet Archive

Kevin is a summer fellow at the Archive. He currently manages the law and policy track, sponsorships and works on the website development and conference outcome documentation. He is passionate about the flow of ideas across the globe and how we relate technology to our values. He studies history, in particular Latin American history and early modern European history, at Williams College. 

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 W3C Credentials Community Group, the standards group driving the Decentralized Identifiers (DID) specification. She co-developed the BTCR DID method specification and open source implementations. 

 

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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 Media, Broderbund Software, Ealing Studios, Design Within Reach, and Public Bikes.  As co-founder and president of Global Business Network (GBN), Lawrence helped develop and spread the scenario planning approach to long-term planning, now one of the most widely-used techniques by organizations globally; he continues to offer strategic counsel to a number of corporate clients, NGOs, and governments around the world. His eleemosynary work includes service as a director of The Institute for the Future (IFTF), Landesa, Common Sense Media, Public Radio International, Public Architecture, and The Global Lives Project; as an advisor to The Library of the Future Project at The Bodleian Library, Oxford; as a Visitor at Harvard University; and as a Fellow of the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics.


Lawrence@HemingeAndCondell.com

http://www.HemingeAndCondell.com


 

Lila Bailey
Policy Counsel, Internet Archive

Lila Bailey is Policy Counsel for the Internet Archive where she advises on the complex legal and policy issues associated with democratizing access to knowledge. She is also a lecturer at Berkeley Law, most recently teaching a course in the Fundamentals of Internet Law. 

Prior to becoming the Internet Archive’s in-house counsel, Bailey was the founder and principal attorney at The Law Office of Lila Bailey, specializing in digital copyright and privacy issues for individual entrepreneurs and creators, early stage startups, Internet platforms, and libraries. From 2011-2013, Bailey was a Clinical Teaching Fellow at Berkeley’s Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic, where she managed and mentored student attorneys as they tackled cutting edge work in public interest technology law and policy. Bailey’s work there included advising a Civil Rights group on the copyright issues involved in making historical materials available in digital form, working on privacy issues associated with California’s “smart” electricity grid, and drafted a white paper on the benefits of flexible copyright exceptions and limitations for libraries outside the U.S. 

Prior to this, Bailey was counsel for Creative Commons, a nonprofit organization offering open copyright licenses that allow the sharing of creative works under flexible licensing terms. In this capacity, Bailey worked with the Open Educational Resources community, to make high-quality educational materials freely available under terms that allow anyone, anywhere, to access, customize, and share those resources via the Internet. Bailey held an Intellectual Property Fellowship with the Electronic Frontier Foundation in 2007, helping Internet users push back against abusive DMCA takedown notices and supporting EFF staff on the early stages of the Lenz v. Universal Music Group case (a.k.a. “the Dancing Baby case”). Bailey served as an associate at Perkins Coie, where she worked on copyright, patent, and trademark litigation. In 2006, she won the firm-wide Pro Bono Leadership Award for billing over 600 pro bono hours for the Internet Archive.

Bailey is a frequent speaker on digital copyright issues nationwide. She received her JD from Berkeley Law and her bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from Brown University.

María Gómez
Strategy lead, Aragon

María Gómez is a former corporate lawyer. She worked several years in the M&A and corporate finance practice. Currently she works as the strategy lead for Aragon.one, one of the teams working for the Aragon project. A project that is building tools for the governance of organizations and open source projects. María is a local to Bogotá-Colombia, a citizen of the open world.

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.

 

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Mark Graham
Director of the Wayback Machine, Internet Archive

Mark Graham has created and managed innovative online products and services since 1984. As Director of the Wayback Machine he is responsible for capturing, preserving and helping people discover and use, more than 1 billion new web captures each week. Mark was most recently Senior Vice President with NBC News where he managed several business units including GardenWeb and Stringwire, a live, mobile, video platform for collaborative citizen reporting. Mark was Senior Vice President of Technology with iVillage, an early Internet company that focused on women and community. He co-founded Rojo Networks, one of the first large-scale feed aggregators and personalized blog readers (sold to sixapart.)

In the early days of the net he managed technology and business development at The WELL and lead their effort to build the first web-based interface for online forums, and also helped bring the pre-web Internet to millions of people by running AOL's Gopher project as part of their Internet Center. He managed technology for the pioneering US-Soviet Sovam Teleport email service and co-founded and managed PeaceNet, one of the first online communities for progressive social change, and later IGC.org, one of the world first ISPs. He also co-founded the global NGO, APC.org. Mark's early training and experience with computer-mediated communications was acquired while he served in the US Air Force, spending more than 3 years working at the Air Force Data Services Center at the Pentagon. Mark's nonprofit work includes volunteering with the open education library http://oercommons.org and as a board member of http://openrecoverysf.org.

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 Network, and the FreedomBox. He has worked as an analyst and consultant at the Harvard Berkman Center for Internet & Society, at the MIT Media Lab's Human Dynamics Group, at the World Economic Forum, and at the Personal Data Ecosystem Consortium. Markus has spoken at dozens of conferences and published papers about both the politics and technologies of digital identity. In 2015 he founded Danube Tech, a consulting and development company that contributes to Sovrin Foundation, the Decentralized Identity Foundation, and various self-sovereign identity projects around the world.

 

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Martti Malmi
Head of Identity, GUN

Bitcoin's first collaborator. Creator of Identi.fi and head of identity @GUN. Voluntaryist.

 

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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 First Amendment matters, including in the Harvard Law Review and the New York Times. He serves on the Boards of Fight for the Future and Demand Progress. He began his career at the corporate law firm Kirkland & Ellis LLP and attended Harvard Law School.
 

 

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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 work on the Dat protocol.

 

 

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Matt Davis
Director of Emerging Technology, Mediacurrent

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

 

 

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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 presentations about Decentralized Data Stewardship, the work-in-progress Decentralized Web Primer and (co-authored) policy paper Why is decentralized and distributed file storage critical for a better web?

Previously Matt spent 10 years building digital repositories for large research institutions and served as technology lead for Samvera, an open source collaboration that now includes over 40 of the world’s top libraries and archives.

 

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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 open source reference implementations, Matrix hopes to create a new ecosystem that makes open real-time-communication as universal and interoperable as email.

Matthew juggles Matrix with the roles of CEO and CTO of New Vector, the company behind Riot.im, the flagship collaboration app built on Matrix. Previously, as a technical lead at MX Telecom (acquired by Amdocs in 2010), Matthew designed & architected Amdocs’ next-generation Video/VoIP client and network infrastructure, and draws on his Internet background to rapidly deliver carrier-grade enhanced communication solutions to network operators. He has specialised in interactive video and telephony applications for over 16 years, including co-founding a digital marketing startup, and contracting roles at Accenture and the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory. He has a BA in Computer Science and Physics from the University of Cambridge, and has lectured on VoIP at Imperial College London.

Matthew believes in the virtues of open collaboration. We live in an era where we can benefit very easily from cross-industry inputs to foster innovation and we don't make enough out of it. He wants to change the world to give access to communication and privacy to everyone while keeping the user's experience at the heart of every new product and leaving everyone the choice of their provider.

Mehdi Yahyanejad
Director, founder, NetFreedom Pioneers, Balatarin.com

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 digital content via satellite to regions of the world with limited internet access. He is also a researcher at USC researching new anti-censorship technologies. 

 

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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.

 

 

 

Michael Brennan
Program Officer, Ford Foundation

Michael Brennan is the technology program officer on the Internet Freedom team at Ford Foundation where he oversees a global portfolio of grantees that address open Internet issues through a technical lens. He also designed and manages the Foundation's technology fellows program. Michael has over 10 years of experience researching and advising both the private and the public sector on technology policy.

 

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 for public agencies. From 2005-2011, she helped build Google Maps and Google Docs as you know them today. Currently, she leads Product at Protocol Labs, building new internet protocols to make the web faster, safer, and more resilient. Away from the keyboard, she serves on the board of directors of the OpenGov Foundation and the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia.
 

 

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Mike Judge
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 Valley (2014–present), and Mike Judge Presents: Tales from the Tour Bus (2017). He also wrote and directed the films Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (1996), Office Space (1999), Idiocracy (2006) and Extract (2009).

In Season 5 of Judge's HBO series,Silicon Valley, started to explore a quixotic goal: developing a decentralized internet. 

 

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Mindy Seu
Internet Archive Fellow, Harvard Graduate School of Design

Mindy Seu is currently a student in Harvard's Graduate School of Design, summer fellow at Internet Archive, and incoming fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for the Internet and Society.

mindyseu.com / twitter

 

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 continues her commitment to an open, innovative Web and the infinite possibilities it presents.

 

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Mitra Ardron
Lead on Decentralized Web Project, Internet Archive

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

 

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Morgan Sutherland
Product Manager, Tlon

Morgan is a product manager working on Urbit with a background in media art. His current work is on security UX, and long-term he's interested in calm, timeless interfaces.

Mouse Reeve
Web Application Developer, Internet Archive
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 and PlanetLab—the world's first and largest cloud computing testbed. Muneeb was awarded a J. William Fulbright Fellowship and gives guest lectures on cloud computing at Princeton. He has built a broad range of production systems and published research papers with over 900 citations.

 

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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 source tools are produced. While at GitHub, she focused on improving the open source developer experience. Nadia currently works at Protocol Labs, focused on research. She is based in San Francisco.

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 sector with a focus on the intersection of IT and energy related topics.

Nicolás Pace
AlterMundi A.C

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

 

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Omayeli Arenyeka
Artist & Technologist, School for Poetic Computation

Omayeli is a Nigerian born artist and technologist living in New York. She use writing, data visualization, code and satire to put our current realities in a view that exposes issues and fosters disillusionment. She's also interested in making technology and data more accessible and understandable. She gives talks and teaches workshops on creative and activist uses of technology. She's an alum of the School of Poetic Computation and has previously worked as a Software Engineer at LinkedIn. She's currently exploring bias in language at the Recurse Center.

 

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Paul Frazee
Co-Creator, Beaker Browser

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

 

 

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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 Foundation.
 

 

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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.

He has worked across defense, finance and data analytics industries, working on mesh networks, distributed knowledge bases, quantitative pricing models, machine learning and business development. As a principal engineer at Parity Technologies, he contributed to the Parity Ethereum Client development, in particular implementing consensus algorithms, as well as driving enterprise solutions built on the Parity technology stack.

He has given multiple talks at conferences (TOA, BPASE, DevCon, EdCon) and meetups.

 

 

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Peter Todd
Founder, OpenTimestamps
 

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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 European University Institute. She is a member of the Global Future Council on Blockchain Technologies at the World Economic Forum, and co-founder of the Internet Governance Forum’s dynamic coalitions on Blockchain Technology (COALA). Her fields of interest focus on legal challenges raised by decentralized technologies, their potential to design new governance models and participatory decision-making, and the concept of governance-by-design. Her book, “Blockchain and the Law,” was published in 2018 by Harvard University Press (co-authored with Aaron Wright).

 

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Priya Kuber
Chief Process Officer., 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 Officer.

 

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Richard Caceres
Developer / Designer, Internet Archive

Richard Caceres is a developer and designer at the Internet Archive. His primary focus is with Internet Archive's online library (BookReader, Lending, etc), but he has recently been involved in evolving the UX and creating a new design system for Archive.org. He is also involved in various community-based projects at Internet Archive such as Archive Lab's Experiments and the Decentralized Web Summit (developer of the site).

In his spare time, he also develops open source apps, and is interested in writing decentralized applications that work on many platforms, and have realtime collaborative features. He's interested in increasing the diversity and craft in the software we use everyday.

Previously he was the first engineer at Cargo Collective, and also consulted with Google, Use All Five, and OSK.

Twitter, Github, Website

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 technologies, market dynamics, and corporate and public policies.

For his last four years with Google, Richard served as Corporate Director for Strategic Initiatives at the Mountain View headquarters.  In that capacity, he worked with a number of different groups within the Company to develop and implement corporate policy.  Most recently, he assisted Vint Cerf and Hal Varian on projects concerning IoT governance, machine learning ethics, digital preservation, and rural broadband deployment.  Richard also guided the Google Access team’s approach to working with governmental bodies and international organizations to deploy broadband infrastructure globally, particularly in Cuba and other emerging market countries.

From mid-2012 to mid-2014, Richard was vice president for global public policy and government relations with Motorola Mobility, a Google company. Prior to joining Motorola, Richard served as Google’s director and managing counsel for federal policy, overseeing strategic thinking on privacy, cybersecurity, intellectual property, Internet governance, free expression, and international trade.  In his first five years with Google’s DC office, Richard headed up the public policy team on telecommunications and media issues. Among other achievements in that role, he led Google’s advocacy on open Internet, broadband deployment, and spectrum policy. Richard also guided the Company’s participation in the 700 MHz spectrum auction, involvement in TV White Spaces spectrum allocations, and launch of Google Fiber.

Prior to joining Google in 2007, Richard founded and headed NetsEdge Consulting, a public policy consulting firm that provided legal analysis, regulatory strategy, and advocacy counsel to Web companies.  From 1994 to 2006, Richard worked in the legal department at MCI Communications, where he most recently served as vice president for federal law and policy. Rick previously spent five years as an associate attorney in the online communications practices of two large Washington, D.C.-based law firms.

Rick is a 1988 graduate of Georgetown University Law Center, and a 1984 graduate of James Madison University. He currently resides in San Francisco, California.

Rob Walker
Clinical Supervising Attorney, Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic at Univ. of California, Berkeley, School of Law

Rob Walker is the Clinical Supervising Attorney at the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic at Univ. of California, Berkeley, School of Law. Rob’s practice focuses on intellectual property and Internet law issues. Prior to practicing law, Rob was a video producer and business journalist in New York.

 

Ross Shulman
Open Technology Institute, Co-director

 

Ross Schulman is a co-director of the Cybersecurity Initiative and senior policy counsel at New America’s Open Technology Institute where he focuses on cybersecurity, encryption, surveillance, and Internet governance. Prior to joining OTI, Ross worked for Google in Mountain View, California. Ross has also worked at the Computer and Communications Industry Association, the Center for Democracy and Technology, and on Capitol Hill for Senators Wyden and Feingold. Ross earned his juris doctor magna cum laude from Washington College of Law at American University and his bachelor’s degree in computer science from Brandeis University.

 

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Rouven Heck
Co-Founder, Project Lead, Digital Identity Platform, Decentralized Identity Foundation

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.

Ruben Verborgh
Professor of Semantic Web technology, Ghent University

Ruben Verborgh is a professor of Semantic Web technology at Ghent University – imec and a research affiliate at the Decentralized Information Group at MIT.

 

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Sam Hart
Founding member, Avant.org, Guild, New Computers, Cybernetics Library

Sam Hart is a scientist, curator and editor working across computational biology and distributed publishing.

 

Sami Van Ness
Holo

Sami Van Ness is a veteran Digital Marketer and Full-Stack Web Developer with over a decade in experience in data-driven marketing automation and brand identity management working with organizations such as Smuckers, Jif, Folgers, Sony, Best Buy, Porsche, Exxon Mobil, and more. Through an interest in cryptography and data privacy she has been involved in the cryptocurrency space for over 5 years. Prior to Holo, she did initial brand identity prototyping, web asset management, white paper and logo design for the project Promether (promether.com), and web asset management for Demonsaw(demonsaw.com).

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 movements, and NGOs in the US and MENA region on digital security, ethical data & privacy, and data-driven storytelling.

 

Sean White
Chief R&D Officer, Mozilla

 

Sean White is a high-tech executive, entrepreneur, inventor, and musician who has spent his career leading innovative development of the experiences, systems, and technologies that enable creative expression, connect us to each other, and enhance our understanding of the world around us. He was most recently the founder and CEO of BrightSky Labs, a company he incubated while an EIR at Greylock Partners, and is currently teaching CS377m: HCI Issues in Mixed & Augmented Reality at Stanford University.

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’ and ‘Anti-Manifesto.’ Choi’s solo exhibitions include Speakers Corners, Eyebeam Art and Technology Center, New York (2012); My friends, there is no friend, Spanien 19C, Aarhus (2011); and When Technology Fails, Reality Reveals, Art Space Hue, Seoul (2007). His projects were presented at the Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai (2012) and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2015). Choi was an artist in residence at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Workspace, New York (2014), The Frank-Ratchye Studio for Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh (2014) and at Art Center Nabi, Seoul (2006). He received commissions from Art +Technology Lab, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, LA (2014) and SeMA Biennale Mediacity Seoul (2016). He curated Resistance and Resilience at Usdan Gallery, Bennington College, Vermont (2012) and directed Making Lab at Anyang Public Art Project, Anyang (2013). Choi holds a B.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a M.S. from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. He teaches at the Interactive Telecommunications Program in the Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. Choi co-founded the School for Poetic Computation where he continues to organize sessions and teach classes on electronics, drawings, and social practice. Recently, he’s been focusing on unlearning the wall of disability and normalcy, and enhancing accessibility and inclusion within art and technology.

 

 

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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 the BitTorrent network.

 

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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 all.

 

 

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Tim Berners-Lee
Founder & Project Director, Solid/W3C

Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web in 1989. He wrote the first web client and server in 1990. His specifications of URIs, HTTP and HTML were refined as Web technology spread.

Sir Tim is the Director of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), which oversees the technical standards development of the Web. Sir Tim is the founder and a Director of the World Wide Web Foundation which was launched in 2009 to coordinate efforts to further the potential of the Web to benefit humanity. He is a Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the Computer Science and AI Lab (CSAIL). His research group, the Decentralized Information Group (DIG), works to re-decentralize the Web. He is also a Professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of Oxford, UK. He is President of and co-founded the Open Data Institute in London. In 2017 Sir Tim was awarded the ACM A.M. Turing Prize, called the "Nobel Prize of Computing” and considered one of the most prestigious awards in Computer Science. Tim is a long time defender of Net Neutrality and the openness of the Web.

 

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Tracey Jaquith
founding engineer and system architect, Internet Archive

Tracey Jaquith is a founding engineer and system architect for Internet Archive since 1996, writing multi-threaded servers, crawlers, and more. She wrote the “what’s related” services that ultimately led to Alexa Internet’s acquisition by Amazon. An inventor with two patents, she is the Archive’s longest tenured employee after founder, Brewster Kahle.

In 2000, Jaquith left for four years to be the technical lead and founding engineer at a financial startup focusing on more efficiently trading convertible bonds.

Recently, Jaquith rewrote Internet Archive’s TV recording system as an open source single server system, capable of preserving 75 simultaneous 24×7 channels, and developed the Television Archive’s “full stack” first and second versions. For more than a decade, Jaquith held primary responsibility for archive.org and its full stack infrastructure, later launching a fully responsive “Version 2” of the archive.org website —migrating to jQuery, bootstrap, LESS, modern faceting, ElasticSearch, postgreSQL and more. She is leading the core infrastructure migration to Docker for archive.org’s in-house AWS and S3-like system. Open Libraries services will rest upon the infrastructure Jaquith is designing.

Jaquith’s first job was at Xerox PARC, writing core low-level C-language image processing and comparison algorithms using novel computational geometry based on research from her Master’s degree. 

Jaquith holds a Master’s and Bachelor’s in Computer Science from Cornell University where she focused on machine vision, robotics and mathematics. Jaquith presents at conferences (Demuxed 2016, MozFest) and is a regular guest lecturer at colleges about news and broadcast technologies.

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 6 years at MaidSafe ensure that he is capable of leading all aspects of development. In his time at the company he has been pivotal in refining development processes and helping to build the development team.

 

 

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Wendy Hanamura
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 helped guide the strategic direction of the Internet Archive since 2014. Passionate about using stories to accelerate social change, she uses her communication skills as a veteran journalist and leader in non-profit media to share the remarkable mission of the Internet Archive—providing people everywhere with unfettered access to knowledge. 

 

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Wendy Seltzer
Policy Counsel, W3C

Wendy Seltzer is Policy Counsel to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) at MIT, where she leads the Technology & Society Domain's focus on privacy, security, web payments, and social web standards. As a visiting Fellow with Yale Law School's Information Society Project, she researches openness in intellectual property, innovation, privacy, and free expression online.

Yan Zhu
Chief Information Security Officer, Brave

Yan is the Chief Security Officer at Brave Software and was previously a Staff Technologist at the Electronic Frontier Foundation. She has worked on numerous open source security and privacy projects, including Let's Encrypt, HTTPS Everywhere, SecureDrop, and Privacy Badger. She has also served as a board member of the Zcash Foundation,
an elected member of the W3C Technical Architecture Group, a CFP reviewer for DEF CON, and a board member of Noisebridge Hackerspace. She holds a B.S. in Physics from MIT.
 

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. He sometimes blogs about health science.

 

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Science Fair

A Decentralized Internet Archive
dweb.archive.org : A decentralized UI to the Internet Archive
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Mitra Ardron
Lead on Decentralized Web Project, Internet Archive

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

 

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Mitra Ardron
Lead on Decentralized Web Project, Internet Archive

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

 

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Aragon
Governance for dapps, organizations, and open source projects.
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John Light
Co-founder, Author, Bitseed

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 startups and investors.

John has helped organize many crypto-community events including EIP0 Summit in 2018, the Decentralized Web Summit in 2016, and Blockstack Summit NYC in 2015. He also hosted the P2P Connects Us podcast, founded the Buttonwood SF cryptocurrency trading meetup in San Francisco, and is an avid reader and writer on the topics of peer-to-peer technology, philosophy, and culture.

You can find John's website at lightco.in.

 

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María Gómez
Strategy lead, Aragon

María Gómez is a former corporate lawyer. She worked several years in the M&A and corporate finance practice. Currently she works as the strategy lead for Aragon.one, one of the teams working for the Aragon project. A project that is building tools for the governance of organizations and open source projects. María is a local to Bogotá-Colombia, a citizen of the open world.

John Light
Co-founder, Author, Bitseed

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 startups and investors.

John has helped organize many crypto-community events including EIP0 Summit in 2018, the Decentralized Web Summit in 2016, and Blockstack Summit NYC in 2015. He also hosted the P2P Connects Us podcast, founded the Buttonwood SF cryptocurrency trading meetup in San Francisco, and is an avid reader and writer on the topics of peer-to-peer technology, philosophy, and culture.

You can find John's website at lightco.in.

 

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María Gómez
Strategy lead, Aragon

María Gómez is a former corporate lawyer. She worked several years in the M&A and corporate finance practice. Currently she works as the strategy lead for Aragon.one, one of the teams working for the Aragon project. A project that is building tools for the governance of organizations and open source projects. María is a local to Bogotá-Colombia, a citizen of the open world.

Beaker Browser
The Web should be a creative tool for everyone. Beaker brings peer-to-peer publishing to the Web, turning the browser into a supercharged tool for sharing websites, files, apps, and 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 become a live environment.

 

 

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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 work on the Dat protocol.

 

 

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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 all.

 

 

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Paul Frazee
Co-Creator, Beaker Browser

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

 

 

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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 work on the Dat protocol.

 

 

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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 all.

 

 

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Blockstack: A New Internet for Decentralized Apps
A New Internet for Decentralized Apps.
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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 and PlanetLab—the world's first and largest cloud computing testbed. Muneeb was awarded a J. William Fulbright Fellowship and gives guest lectures on cloud computing at Princeton. He has built a broad range of production systems and published research papers with over 900 citations.

 

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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 and PlanetLab—the world's first and largest cloud computing testbed. Muneeb was awarded a J. William Fulbright Fellowship and gives guest lectures on cloud computing at Princeton. He has built a broad range of production systems and published research papers with over 900 citations.

 

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BTCR DID Method
The Bitcoin Reference DID method supports DIDs on the public Bitcoin blockchain
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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 internet. He worked with Netscape to develop SSL and co-authored the IETF TLS internet draft that is now at the heart of all secure commerce on the World Wide Web. Though he’s worked within numerous privacy and security sectors, Christopher’s recent emphasis has been on engines of trust such as blockchain, smart contracts, and smart signatures, in particular decentralized self-sovereign identity. Christopher has been a digital civil liberties and human-rights privacy advisor, mobile developer, startup consultant, MBA faculty, and social web strategy consultant. He served as Principle Architect at Blockstream.

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 W3C Credentials Community Group, the standards group driving the Decentralized Identifiers (DID) specification. She co-developed the BTCR DID method specification and open source implementations. 

 

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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 internet. He worked with Netscape to develop SSL and co-authored the IETF TLS internet draft that is now at the heart of all secure commerce on the World Wide Web. Though he’s worked within numerous privacy and security sectors, Christopher’s recent emphasis has been on engines of trust such as blockchain, smart contracts, and smart signatures, in particular decentralized self-sovereign identity. Christopher has been a digital civil liberties and human-rights privacy advisor, mobile developer, startup consultant, MBA faculty, and social web strategy consultant. He served as Principle Architect at Blockstream.

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 W3C Credentials Community Group, the standards group driving the Decentralized Identifiers (DID) specification. She co-developed the BTCR DID method specification and open source implementations. 

 

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Chia Network
a blockchain based on proofs of space and time to make a cryptocurrency that is less wasteful, more decentralized, and more secure.
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Bram Cohen
Co-Founder & CEO, Chia Network
 

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Bram Cohen
Co-Founder & CEO, Chia Network
 

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COALA
COALA’s collaborative, community-driven work drives blockchain policy, technical development, and next-generation applications at global scale.
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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 European University Institute. She is a member of the Global Future Council on Blockchain Technologies at the World Economic Forum, and co-founder of the Internet Governance Forum’s dynamic coalitions on Blockchain Technology (COALA). Her fields of interest focus on legal challenges raised by decentralized technologies, their potential to design new governance models and participatory decision-making, and the concept of governance-by-design. Her book, “Blockchain and the Law,” was published in 2018 by Harvard University Press (co-authored with Aaron Wright).

 

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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 compliance, government advocacy, and strategic market development for blockchain technologies. 

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 Directors of the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association, and authored he BCCLA handbook on laptop and smartphone searches at the Canadian border.

 

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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 European University Institute. She is a member of the Global Future Council on Blockchain Technologies at the World Economic Forum, and co-founder of the Internet Governance Forum’s dynamic coalitions on Blockchain Technology (COALA). Her fields of interest focus on legal challenges raised by decentralized technologies, their potential to design new governance models and participatory decision-making, and the concept of governance-by-design. Her book, “Blockchain and the Law,” was published in 2018 by Harvard University Press (co-authored with Aaron Wright).

 

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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 compliance, government advocacy, and strategic market development for blockchain technologies. 

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 Directors of the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association, and authored he BCCLA handbook on laptop and smartphone searches at the Canadian border.

 

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D.Tube
DTube is a decentralized YouTube built on STEEM, IPFS, and GUN.
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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 uploading content or commenting on them.

 

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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 uploading content or commenting on them.

 

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DID Universal Resolver
Implementation of a Resolver for Decentralized Identifiers (DIDs)
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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 Network, and the FreedomBox. He has worked as an analyst and consultant at the Harvard Berkman Center for Internet & Society, at the MIT Media Lab's Human Dynamics Group, at the World Economic Forum, and at the Personal Data Ecosystem Consortium. Markus has spoken at dozens of conferences and published papers about both the politics and technologies of digital identity. In 2015 he founded Danube Tech, a consulting and development company that contributes to Sovrin Foundation, the Decentralized Identity Foundation, and various self-sovereign identity projects around the world.

 

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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 Network, and the FreedomBox. He has worked as an analyst and consultant at the Harvard Berkman Center for Internet & Society, at the MIT Media Lab's Human Dynamics Group, at the World Economic Forum, and at the Personal Data Ecosystem Consortium. Markus has spoken at dozens of conferences and published papers about both the politics and technologies of digital identity. In 2015 he founded Danube Tech, a consulting and development company that contributes to Sovrin Foundation, the Decentralized Identity Foundation, and various self-sovereign identity projects around the world.

 

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Digital Democracy
Digital Democracy empowers marginalized communities to use technology to defend their rights.
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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 scientist, her work studying online political communication resulted in multiple peer-reviewed papers and press in outlets such as NPR and the Wall Street Journal. In addition to an experienced software and web developer, she leads teams to success with diverse projects in academia, non-profits, and industry. In her spare time she plays the trumpet and volunteers at The Debt Collective as a technology consultant.

 

 

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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 scientist, her work studying online political communication resulted in multiple peer-reviewed papers and press in outlets such as NPR and the Wall Street Journal. In addition to an experienced software and web developer, she leads teams to success with diverse projects in academia, non-profits, and industry. In her spare time she plays the trumpet and volunteers at The Debt Collective as a technology consultant.

 

 

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Firefox Extensions with Libdweb
See demos and learn about Mozilla’s experimental APIs for building dweb applications with browser extensions.
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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 in empowerment through technological experimentation. His home is in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where he lives with his wife, cats and more IoT boards than he can ever put into use.

Irakli Gozalishvili
Research Engineer, Mozilla

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

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 in empowerment through technological experimentation. His home is in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where he lives with his wife, cats and more IoT boards than he can ever put into use.

Irakli Gozalishvili
Research Engineer, Mozilla

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

Gnosis
Redistribute the future. Gnosis builds new market mechanisms to enable the distribution of resources—from assets to incentives, and information to ideas.
Read more.
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, decentralized exchange protocols, and a secure mobile-first wallet.

Her project-based practice spans disciplines, from engagement with open source space technologies to synthetic biology research, and has been exhibited by organisations including the Victoria & Albert Museum and FACT Liverpool. In 2017 at Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design, she co-founded Patternist, a sci-fi, augmented reality game for urban research and alternative economies. Previously, she contributed to unMonastery, an open source initiative for networked living spaces inspired by monasticism and hackerspace design patterns. Her work focuses on organizational design and utopian conspiracies.

 

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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, decentralized exchange protocols, and a secure mobile-first wallet.

Her project-based practice spans disciplines, from engagement with open source space technologies to synthetic biology research, and has been exhibited by organisations including the Victoria & Albert Museum and FACT Liverpool. In 2017 at Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design, she co-founded Patternist, a sci-fi, augmented reality game for urban research and alternative economies. Previously, she contributed to unMonastery, an open source initiative for networked living spaces inspired by monasticism and hackerspace design patterns. Her work focuses on organizational design and utopian conspiracies.

 

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GUN
GUN is an open-source decentralized database service that allows developers to build fast peer-to-peer applications that will work, even when their users are offline.
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Mark Nadal
Founder, GUN

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

 

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Priya Kuber
Chief Process Officer., 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 Officer.

 

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Martti Malmi
Head of Identity, GUN

Bitcoin's first collaborator. Creator of Identi.fi and head of identity @GUN. Voluntaryist.

 

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Mark Nadal
Founder, GUN

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

 

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Priya Kuber
Chief Process Officer., 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 Officer.

 

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Martti Malmi
Head of Identity, GUN

Bitcoin's first collaborator. Creator of Identi.fi and head of identity @GUN. Voluntaryist.

 

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Holo
A demo and open discussion on how agent-centric models in P2P applications can unleashing greater composability and transformative capacity in software
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Sami Van Ness
Holo

Sami Van Ness is a veteran Digital Marketer and Full-Stack Web Developer with over a decade in experience in data-driven marketing automation and brand identity management working with organizations such as Smuckers, Jif, Folgers, Sony, Best Buy, Porsche, Exxon Mobil, and more. Through an interest in cryptography and data privacy she has been involved in the cryptocurrency space for over 5 years. Prior to Holo, she did initial brand identity prototyping, web asset management, white paper and logo design for the project Promether (promether.com), and web asset management for Demonsaw(demonsaw.com).

Jean Russell
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 today at the intersections of technology, money, identity, and social transformation. Currently her culture hacking comes in the form of leadership within Holo and Holochain, transformative technologies for building the next internet with an eye toward building the economy for the next era.

As a founder of the thrivability movement, Jean plays with social innovators, technologists, and edge-riders from Malmo to Melbourne, and London to San Francisco. Demonstrating collaboration, she curated, "Thrivability: A Collaborative Sketch" in 2010. She wrote "Thrivability: Breakthroughs for a World That Works" (Triarchy Press, 2013). Then she published, with Herman Wagter, "Cultivating Flows: How Ideas Become Thriving Organizations" (Triarchy Press, 2016). 
 

Sami Van Ness
Holo

Sami Van Ness is a veteran Digital Marketer and Full-Stack Web Developer with over a decade in experience in data-driven marketing automation and brand identity management working with organizations such as Smuckers, Jif, Folgers, Sony, Best Buy, Porsche, Exxon Mobil, and more. Through an interest in cryptography and data privacy she has been involved in the cryptocurrency space for over 5 years. Prior to Holo, she did initial brand identity prototyping, web asset management, white paper and logo design for the project Promether (promether.com), and web asset management for Demonsaw(demonsaw.com).

Jean Russell
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 today at the intersections of technology, money, identity, and social transformation. Currently her culture hacking comes in the form of leadership within Holo and Holochain, transformative technologies for building the next internet with an eye toward building the economy for the next era.

As a founder of the thrivability movement, Jean plays with social innovators, technologists, and edge-riders from Malmo to Melbourne, and London to San Francisco. Demonstrating collaboration, she curated, "Thrivability: A Collaborative Sketch" in 2010. She wrote "Thrivability: Breakthroughs for a World That Works" (Triarchy Press, 2013). Then she published, with Herman Wagter, "Cultivating Flows: How Ideas Become Thriving Organizations" (Triarchy Press, 2016). 
 

ixo - the blockchain for impact
Using Web3 standards and blockchain to issue digital assets representing social impact to fulfill the Sustainable Development Goals
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Fennie Wang
Cofounder, ixo Network

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 securities lawyer, who practiced in New York and London. When not working on ixo, she is involved in legal advocacy for the emergent token economy, as an advisor to New York State Assemblyman Ron Kim and the New York City Economic Development Corporation on blockchain affairs, as well as working group coordinator at COALA, a cross-disciplinary blockchain technology policy group.

She started her career at JPMorgan. In between Wall Street and law school, she founded a legal services non-profit in Uganda. She holds a law degree from Columbia, and degrees in business and legal studies from Berkeley.

 

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Fennie Wang
Cofounder, ixo Network

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 securities lawyer, who practiced in New York and London. When not working on ixo, she is involved in legal advocacy for the emergent token economy, as an advisor to New York State Assemblyman Ron Kim and the New York City Economic Development Corporation on blockchain affairs, as well as working group coordinator at COALA, a cross-disciplinary blockchain technology policy group.

She started her career at JPMorgan. In between Wall Street and law school, she founded a legal services non-profit in Uganda. She holds a law degree from Columbia, and degrees in business and legal studies from Berkeley.

 

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JOLOCOM
Own your digital self
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Joachim Lohkamp
Founder, Jolocom/Ouishare

Joachim Lohkamp is an entrepreneur and tech-enthusiast with a heart foractivism. As the founder of Jolocom, he has been working at the forefront of the decentralization movement in Berlin since 2014. With Jolocom, he is providing the identity solution that will enable real world use cases in smart contract based business models. To ultimately harvest this potential and inform innovation aimed regulation, he co-founded the German Blockchain Association (Bundesblock) that establishes the dialogue between blockchain businesses and politics. He is further active as an advisor for BlockchainHub, a decentralized Think Tank and as a Connector for OuiShare. Finally, you might find him as the Organizer of events like GetDecentralized, Decentralized Web Summit among others.

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, Redux, Reflux, Express, among others. Eugeniu is leading also Jolocom in the Horizon 2020 initiative named AGILE of the EU, building an adaptive IOT gateway for managing devices and visualizing data in real time and exporting data to cloud providers and personal data stores.

 

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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 sector with a focus on the intersection of IT and energy related topics.

Joachim Lohkamp
Founder, Jolocom/Ouishare

Joachim Lohkamp is an entrepreneur and tech-enthusiast with a heart foractivism. As the founder of Jolocom, he has been working at the forefront of the decentralization movement in Berlin since 2014. With Jolocom, he is providing the identity solution that will enable real world use cases in smart contract based business models. To ultimately harvest this potential and inform innovation aimed regulation, he co-founded the German Blockchain Association (Bundesblock) that establishes the dialogue between blockchain businesses and politics. He is further active as an advisor for BlockchainHub, a decentralized Think Tank and as a Connector for OuiShare. Finally, you might find him as the Organizer of events like GetDecentralized, Decentralized Web Summit among others.

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, Redux, Reflux, Express, among others. Eugeniu is leading also Jolocom in the Horizon 2020 initiative named AGILE of the EU, building an adaptive IOT gateway for managing devices and visualizing data in real time and exporting data to cloud providers and personal data stores.

 

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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 sector with a focus on the intersection of IT and energy related topics.

Knapsack for Hope
Knapsack for Hope is a satellite filecasting technology that uses common satellite equipment to deliver digital content without relying on access to the Internet.
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Mehdi Yahyanejad
Director, founder, NetFreedom Pioneers, Balatarin.com

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 digital content via satellite to regions of the world with limited internet access. He is also a researcher at USC researching new anti-censorship technologies. 

 

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Mehdi Yahyanejad
Director, founder, NetFreedom Pioneers, Balatarin.com

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 digital content via satellite to regions of the world with limited internet access. He is also a researcher at USC researching new anti-censorship technologies. 

 

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Matrix
Open standard for secure, decentralized, real-time communication
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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 and interoperable as email, and brings the power back to the user on choosing who they trust with their data and how they want to communicate. It defines a new lightweight pragmatic open standard for federation/interoperability and releases open source reference implementations of the protocol. Amandine is also Head of Operation and Products for New Vector, the company behind Riot (https://riot.im), an open source, secure and interoperable collaboration tool built on Matrix. She previously set up and led product management for the Unified Communications line of business within Amdocs and has more than 10 years of experience in mobile services and telecommunications. Amandine has a degree in telecommunications engineering from Ecole Supérieure de Chimie, Physique et Electronique de Lyon as well as an EMBA from ESC Rennes.

 

 

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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 open source reference implementations, Matrix hopes to create a new ecosystem that makes open real-time-communication as universal and interoperable as email.

Matthew juggles Matrix with the roles of CEO and CTO of New Vector, the company behind Riot.im, the flagship collaboration app built on Matrix. Previously, as a technical lead at MX Telecom (acquired by Amdocs in 2010), Matthew designed & architected Amdocs’ next-generation Video/VoIP client and network infrastructure, and draws on his Internet background to rapidly deliver carrier-grade enhanced communication solutions to network operators. He has specialised in interactive video and telephony applications for over 16 years, including co-founding a digital marketing startup, and contracting roles at Accenture and the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory. He has a BA in Computer Science and Physics from the University of Cambridge, and has lectured on VoIP at Imperial College London.

Matthew believes in the virtues of open collaboration. We live in an era where we can benefit very easily from cross-industry inputs to foster innovation and we don't make enough out of it. He wants to change the world to give access to communication and privacy to everyone while keeping the user's experience at the heart of every new product and leaving everyone the choice of their provider.

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 and interoperable as email, and brings the power back to the user on choosing who they trust with their data and how they want to communicate. It defines a new lightweight pragmatic open standard for federation/interoperability and releases open source reference implementations of the protocol. Amandine is also Head of Operation and Products for New Vector, the company behind Riot (https://riot.im), an open source, secure and interoperable collaboration tool built on Matrix. She previously set up and led product management for the Unified Communications line of business within Amdocs and has more than 10 years of experience in mobile services and telecommunications. Amandine has a degree in telecommunications engineering from Ecole Supérieure de Chimie, Physique et Electronique de Lyon as well as an EMBA from ESC Rennes.

 

 

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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 open source reference implementations, Matrix hopes to create a new ecosystem that makes open real-time-communication as universal and interoperable as email.

Matthew juggles Matrix with the roles of CEO and CTO of New Vector, the company behind Riot.im, the flagship collaboration app built on Matrix. Previously, as a technical lead at MX Telecom (acquired by Amdocs in 2010), Matthew designed & architected Amdocs’ next-generation Video/VoIP client and network infrastructure, and draws on his Internet background to rapidly deliver carrier-grade enhanced communication solutions to network operators. He has specialised in interactive video and telephony applications for over 16 years, including co-founding a digital marketing startup, and contracting roles at Accenture and the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory. He has a BA in Computer Science and Physics from the University of Cambridge, and has lectured on VoIP at Imperial College London.

Matthew believes in the virtues of open collaboration. We live in an era where we can benefit very easily from cross-industry inputs to foster innovation and we don't make enough out of it. He wants to change the world to give access to communication and privacy to everyone while keeping the user's experience at the heart of every new product and leaving everyone the choice of their provider.

Meshstream
The purpose is to show what can be accomplished with peer-to-peer applications running over a wireless mesh network that is completely isolated from the Internet.
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Nicolás Pace
AlterMundi A.C

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

 

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Nicolás Pace
AlterMundi A.C

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

 

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MetaMask
Brings Ethereum to your browser
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aaron kumavis
human

try make future less bad via computers + humans + cryptography

 

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aaron kumavis
human

try make future less bad via computers + humans + cryptography

 

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Namecoin
Decentralized naming system based on Bitcoin algorithms, code, and threat model
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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 but spends much of his time working on applications which enhance online privacy.

 

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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 but spends much of his time working on applications which enhance online privacy.

 

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Ocean Protocol
Ocean protocol is building a decentralized intelligence network for the commons.
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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 data and AI marketplaces]. Currently, Dimitri is heading research at Ocean Protocol on public intelligence networks. 

 

 

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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 data and AI marketplaces]. Currently, Dimitri is heading research at Ocean Protocol on public intelligence networks. 

 

 

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OmiseGO
OmiseGO is building the public OMG Network, scalable financial infrastructure powered by Plasma.
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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 the crypto ecosystem.
 

 

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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 the crypto ecosystem.
 

 

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Open Library
openlibrary.org is the world's largest open-source, non-profit, digital public library with 3M+ accessible ebooks and a wiki metadata-catalog spanning 25M editions.
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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.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

OpenTimestamps
Open-source, trust-minimized, infrastructure to prove data existed in the past with cryptographic timestamping.
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Peter Todd
Founder, OpenTimestamps
 

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Peter Todd
Founder, OpenTimestamps
 

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Ouinet
Cooperative P2P caching and routing of web content to avoid connectivity issues.
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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 some of the most restrictive Internet environments.

 

 

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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 some of the most restrictive Internet environments.

 

 

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P2P Models
Decentralized Blockchain-based Organizations for Bootstrapping the Collaborative Economy
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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 the awesome P2P Models project. His research aims to provide decentralized governance tools for Commons-Based Peer Production communities. In the past, he was a core part of the technical team of the P2Pvalue European research project. He has been visiting researcher at the University of Surrey, the University of Westminster and Kozminski University. His experience developing decentralized web tools includes Teem, SwellRT and Decentralized.science, using technologies such as Blockchain and IPFS. Recent related work also include the proposal a framework for decentralized applications using IPFS and Blockchain and the design and development of decentralized.science, a project that aims to disintermediate and open scientific publication. 

 

 

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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 the awesome P2P Models project. His research aims to provide decentralized governance tools for Commons-Based Peer Production communities. In the past, he was a core part of the technical team of the P2Pvalue European research project. He has been visiting researcher at the University of Surrey, the University of Westminster and Kozminski University. His experience developing decentralized web tools includes Teem, SwellRT and Decentralized.science, using technologies such as Blockchain and IPFS. Recent related work also include the proposal a framework for decentralized applications using IPFS and Blockchain and the design and development of decentralized.science, a project that aims to disintermediate and open scientific publication. 

 

 

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Scuttlebutt
A decentralized social communication protocol, an active international community
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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://dominictarr.com/

 

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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://dominictarr.com/

 

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SES: Secure ECMAScript
Let eval() into your heart: SES enables safe evaluation of untrusted Javascript source code, so mutually-suspicious programs can interact without being too vulnerable to each other.
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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.

 

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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.

 

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Solid
Solid (derived from "social linked data") is a proposed set of conventions and tools for building decentralized social applications based on Linked Data principles.
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Tim Berners-Lee
Founder & Project Director, Solid/W3C

Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web in 1989. He wrote the first web client and server in 1990. His specifications of URIs, HTTP and HTML were refined as Web technology spread.

Sir Tim is the Director of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), which oversees the technical standards development of the Web. Sir Tim is the founder and a Director of the World Wide Web Foundation which was launched in 2009 to coordinate efforts to further the potential of the Web to benefit humanity. He is a Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the Computer Science and AI Lab (CSAIL). His research group, the Decentralized Information Group (DIG), works to re-decentralize the Web. He is also a Professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of Oxford, UK. He is President of and co-founded the Open Data Institute in London. In 2017 Sir Tim was awarded the ACM A.M. Turing Prize, called the "Nobel Prize of Computing” and considered one of the most prestigious awards in Computer Science. Tim is a long time defender of Net Neutrality and the openness of the Web.

 

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Ruben Verborgh
Professor of Semantic Web technology, Ghent University

Ruben Verborgh is a professor of Semantic Web technology at Ghent University – imec and a research affiliate at the Decentralized Information Group at MIT.

 

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Tim Berners-Lee
Founder & Project Director, Solid/W3C

Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web in 1989. He wrote the first web client and server in 1990. His specifications of URIs, HTTP and HTML were refined as Web technology spread.

Sir Tim is the Director of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), which oversees the technical standards development of the Web. Sir Tim is the founder and a Director of the World Wide Web Foundation which was launched in 2009 to coordinate efforts to further the potential of the Web to benefit humanity. He is a Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the Computer Science and AI Lab (CSAIL). His research group, the Decentralized Information Group (DIG), works to re-decentralize the Web. He is also a Professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of Oxford, UK. He is President of and co-founded the Open Data Institute in London. In 2017 Sir Tim was awarded the ACM A.M. Turing Prize, called the "Nobel Prize of Computing” and considered one of the most prestigious awards in Computer Science. Tim is a long time defender of Net Neutrality and the openness of the Web.

 

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Ruben Verborgh
Professor of Semantic Web technology, Ghent University

Ruben Verborgh is a professor of Semantic Web technology at Ghent University – imec and a research affiliate at the Decentralized Information Group at MIT.

 

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The Wayback Machine
Helping to make the Web more Useful and Reliable, one archived URL at a time
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Mark Graham
Director of the Wayback Machine, Internet Archive

Mark Graham has created and managed innovative online products and services since 1984. As Director of the Wayback Machine he is responsible for capturing, preserving and helping people discover and use, more than 1 billion new web captures each week. Mark was most recently Senior Vice President with NBC News where he managed several business units including GardenWeb and Stringwire, a live, mobile, video platform for collaborative citizen reporting. Mark was Senior Vice President of Technology with iVillage, an early Internet company that focused on women and community. He co-founded Rojo Networks, one of the first large-scale feed aggregators and personalized blog readers (sold to sixapart.)

In the early days of the net he managed technology and business development at The WELL and lead their effort to build the first web-based interface for online forums, and also helped bring the pre-web Internet to millions of people by running AOL's Gopher project as part of their Internet Center. He managed technology for the pioneering US-Soviet Sovam Teleport email service and co-founded and managed PeaceNet, one of the first online communities for progressive social change, and later IGC.org, one of the world first ISPs. He also co-founded the global NGO, APC.org. Mark's early training and experience with computer-mediated communications was acquired while he served in the US Air Force, spending more than 3 years working at the Air Force Data Services Center at the Pentagon. Mark's nonprofit work includes volunteering with the open education library http://oercommons.org and as a board member of http://openrecoverysf.org.

Mark Graham
Director of the Wayback Machine, Internet Archive

Mark Graham has created and managed innovative online products and services since 1984. As Director of the Wayback Machine he is responsible for capturing, preserving and helping people discover and use, more than 1 billion new web captures each week. Mark was most recently Senior Vice President with NBC News where he managed several business units including GardenWeb and Stringwire, a live, mobile, video platform for collaborative citizen reporting. Mark was Senior Vice President of Technology with iVillage, an early Internet company that focused on women and community. He co-founded Rojo Networks, one of the first large-scale feed aggregators and personalized blog readers (sold to sixapart.)

In the early days of the net he managed technology and business development at The WELL and lead their effort to build the first web-based interface for online forums, and also helped bring the pre-web Internet to millions of people by running AOL's Gopher project as part of their Internet Center. He managed technology for the pioneering US-Soviet Sovam Teleport email service and co-founded and managed PeaceNet, one of the first online communities for progressive social change, and later IGC.org, one of the world first ISPs. He also co-founded the global NGO, APC.org. Mark's early training and experience with computer-mediated communications was acquired while he served in the US Air Force, spending more than 3 years working at the Air Force Data Services Center at the Pentagon. Mark's nonprofit work includes volunteering with the open education library http://oercommons.org and as a board member of http://openrecoverysf.org.

Urbit
Urbit is a secure peer-to-peer network of personal servers, built on a clean-slate system software stack.
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Morgan Sutherland
Product Manager, Tlon

Morgan is a product manager working on Urbit with a background in media art. His current work is on security UX, and long-term he's interested in calm, timeless interfaces.

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.

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 web interfaces of his dreams.

Morgan Sutherland
Product Manager, Tlon

Morgan is a product manager working on Urbit with a background in media art. His current work is on security UX, and long-term he's interested in calm, timeless interfaces.

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.

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 web interfaces of his dreams.

Web3 Foundation
Web3: building the base for decentralized applications
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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.

He has worked across defense, finance and data analytics industries, working on mesh networks, distributed knowledge bases, quantitative pricing models, machine learning and business development. As a principal engineer at Parity Technologies, he contributed to the Parity Ethereum Client development, in particular implementing consensus algorithms, as well as driving enterprise solutions built on the Parity technology stack.

He has given multiple talks at conferences (TOA, BPASE, DevCon, EdCon) and meetups.

 

 

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Ashley Tyson
Partnerships & Strategic Initiatives, Web3 Foundation
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.

He has worked across defense, finance and data analytics industries, working on mesh networks, distributed knowledge bases, quantitative pricing models, machine learning and business development. As a principal engineer at Parity Technologies, he contributed to the Parity Ethereum Client development, in particular implementing consensus algorithms, as well as driving enterprise solutions built on the Parity technology stack.

He has given multiple talks at conferences (TOA, BPASE, DevCon, EdCon) and meetups.

 

 

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Ashley Tyson
Partnerships & Strategic Initiatives, Web3 Foundation
WebTorrent
Torrents in your web browser
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Feross Aboukhadjeh
Founder, WebTorrent

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

 

 

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Feross Aboukhadjeh
Founder, WebTorrent

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

 

 

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ZeroNet
using Bitcoin cryptography and BitTorrent network
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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 the BitTorrent network.

 

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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 the BitTorrent network.

 

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Λ L Ξ X Λ N D R I Λ
Λ L Ξ X Λ N D R I Λ is the first application to use Open Index Protocol and was built by the OIP team alongside the specification. It is a web application to search and browse all records published to the Index.
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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 infantryman, contributed to Emmy & Oscar winners as a post-production artist, and co-founded a small design/manufacture/import business. He is obsessed with how decentralized technology can make the web more open, transparent and trustworthy.

 

 

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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, political campaigns and as an independent writer/director. How blockchain will benefit creators, audiences & the web is the most exciting story she’s ever told.

 

 

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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 infantryman, contributed to Emmy & Oscar winners as a post-production artist, and co-founded a small design/manufacture/import business. He is obsessed with how decentralized technology can make the web more open, transparent and trustworthy.

 

 

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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, political campaigns and as an independent writer/director. How blockchain will benefit creators, audiences & the web is the most exciting story she’s ever told.

 

 

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