Science Fair

Take a deeper dive into decentralized projects, protocols, and products at our Science Fair—held during the Opening Night Party at the Internet Archive, Tuesday, July 31 from 6-9 p.m. From the Great Room to the lawn, you will find 70 tables + 70 projects = countless innovative ideas.

Science Fair is a time for you to talk one-on-one with the builders of the Decentralized Web, ask questions, and try out the latest working code. Then, once you know the names, faces and projects, you'll be better set to chart your course through the Summit offerings the next day.

Who knows, you might just meet your next partner, employer, staffer or best friend in the process!  

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. 

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. 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

bunsanweb
bunsanweb is a decentralized web born in Tokyo which forms an open network of individual programs that freely share information between them.
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Ryoichi Ichiyama
Chief Scientist, Kanata Limited

Ryoichi's current interest is systems programming and programming languages.

He has worked for several companies to design and implement programmable architecture of systems.

He studied computer science from type theory to component architecture at Kyoto University and Tokyo University.

Ryoichi Ichiyama
Chief Scientist, Kanata Limited

Ryoichi's current interest is systems programming and programming languages.

He has worked for several companies to design and implement programmable architecture of systems.

He studied computer science from type theory to component architecture at Kyoto University and Tokyo University.

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).

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
Chief Policy Officer, BigchainDB/ascribe

Greg is Chief Policy Officer at ascribe.io and BigchainDB.com. Before joining ascribe, Greg spent five years as a lawyer with one of Canada’s top class action law firms, where he worked on class actions against Facebook and the Government of Canada alleging privacy violations, and against Teranet alleging copyright infringement. Greg is on the Board of Directors of the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association, and the author of the BCCLA handbook on laptop and smartphone searches at the Canadian border.

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).

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
Chief Policy Officer, BigchainDB/ascribe

Greg is Chief Policy Officer at ascribe.io and BigchainDB.com. Before joining ascribe, Greg spent five years as a lawyer with one of Canada’s top class action law firms, where he worked on class actions against Facebook and the Government of Canada alleging privacy violations, and against Teranet alleging copyright infringement. Greg is on the Board of Directors of the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association, and the author of the BCCLA handbook on laptop and smartphone searches at the Canadian border.

Coil
Refactoring the Web Economy through the Interledger Protocol
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Stefan Thomas
Founder, President, Coil

Stefan is the Founder and President of Coil, a San Francisco based startup that wants to create a better business model for the Web. Prior to Coil, Stefan was a prominent figure in the blockchain movement. As an early Bitcoin contributor, he produced the popular “What is Bitcoin?” video, introducing millions of users to Bitcoin and created BitcoinJS, the first implementation of Bitcoin cryptography in the browser. As CTO and one of the first employees at Ripple, Stefan built new protocols for cross-border payments, now used by banks all over the world. He has also worked with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop Mojaloop, an open-source national payment switch that connects mobile wallets in developing markets.

Ben Sharafian
Chief of Technology, Co-founder, Coil

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

 

Andros Wong
Software engineer, Coil

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

Stefan Thomas
Founder, President, Coil

Stefan is the Founder and President of Coil, a San Francisco based startup that wants to create a better business model for the Web. Prior to Coil, Stefan was a prominent figure in the blockchain movement. As an early Bitcoin contributor, he produced the popular “What is Bitcoin?” video, introducing millions of users to Bitcoin and created BitcoinJS, the first implementation of Bitcoin cryptography in the browser. As CTO and one of the first employees at Ripple, Stefan built new protocols for cross-border payments, now used by banks all over the world. He has also worked with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop Mojaloop, an open-source national payment switch that connects mobile wallets in developing markets.

Ben Sharafian
Chief of Technology, Co-founder, Coil

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

 

Andros Wong
Software engineer, Coil

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

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.

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.

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.

 

Stephen Whitmore
Digital Democracy

Stephen Whitmore works with Digital Democracy to build useful open tools that raise the bar of the commons, especially for marginalized communities.

Stephen creates and maintains open technology that enables self-determination; honors people, not profit; is sustainable for the communities that adopt it; and is maximally accessible regardless of resources or technical background. Stephen is based in Oakland, CA, USA.

 

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.

 

Stephen Whitmore
Digital Democracy

Stephen Whitmore works with Digital Democracy to build useful open tools that raise the bar of the commons, especially for marginalized communities.

Stephen creates and maintains open technology that enables self-determination; honors people, not profit; is sustainable for the communities that adopt it; and is maximally accessible regardless of resources or technical background. Stephen is based in Oakland, CA, USA.

 

EOS dApp Store
Distributed Applications on EOS blockchain
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Bill Mar
Founder, EOS dApp Store

Implementer of BIOS, DOS, WinCE, Windows for embedded devices

Founded Special Computing, integrating thousands of embedded platforms

Microsoft MVP (embedded) for 12 years

Microprocessor Reference Platform Design, training, and certification

Organizer of Community groups (Makers of Phoenix with 3000+ members)

Founded EOSdAppStore to accelerate adoption of distributed applications

Bill Mar
Founder, EOS dApp Store

Implementer of BIOS, DOS, WinCE, Windows for embedded devices

Founded Special Computing, integrating thousands of embedded platforms

Microsoft MVP (embedded) for 12 years

Microprocessor Reference Platform Design, training, and certification

Organizer of Community groups (Makers of Phoenix with 3000+ members)

Founded EOSdAppStore to accelerate adoption of distributed applications

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.

Dietrich Ayala
Developer, Mozilla

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

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.

Dietrich Ayala
Developer, Mozilla

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

GIF economy
GIF to the moon
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Duke Crawford
Creator, th.ai human ai

Duke Crawford figured out how to sync audio with GIF. He syncs GIF with audio visual wiki context at th.ai and thinks GIF can learn to host an attention economy where players own the game.

email: duke@th.ai twitter: @dukecrawford.

Duke Crawford
Creator, th.ai human ai

Duke Crawford figured out how to sync audio with GIF. He syncs GIF with audio visual wiki context at th.ai and thinks GIF can learn to host an attention economy where players own the game.

email: duke@th.ai twitter: @dukecrawford.

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.

Priya Kuber
GUN

Priya is an Indian-born, San Francisco based entrepreneur. She has built revenue-generating ventures across India and US in open-source hardware, real estate, and software domains. She was the founding Managing Director for Arduino in India. She is the author of the book "Arduino for Kids" and is also a visiting faculty teaching Rapid-prototyping with Fondazione Agnelli in Turin, Italy. She is now working full time in the dweb space, with GUN as a core team member. 

Martti Malmi
Head of Identity, GUN

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

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.

Priya Kuber
GUN

Priya is an Indian-born, San Francisco based entrepreneur. She has built revenue-generating ventures across India and US in open-source hardware, real estate, and software domains. She was the founding Managing Director for Arduino in India. She is the author of the book "Arduino for Kids" and is also a visiting faculty teaching Rapid-prototyping with Fondazione Agnelli in Turin, Italy. She is now working full time in the dweb space, with GUN as a core team member. 

Martti Malmi
Head of Identity, GUN

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

HIE of One Trustee
A reference implementation of a standards-based self-sovereign technology stack.
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Adrian Gropper
Chief Technology Officer, Patient Privacy Rights Foundation

Adrian Gropper, MD is CTO of the non-profit Patient Privacy Rights Foundation where he brings training as an engineer from MIT (ME ‘74) and physician from Harvard Medical School (MD ‘78) followed by a career as a medical device entrepreneur including launch of AMICAS, a major radiology PACS business, out of MGH. More recently, his paper won a prize at ONC’s 2016 Blockchain Health competition. His current project, HIE of One Trustee, uses public blockchains, standards and open source software to enable patient-controlled independent health records that can last a lifetime. He is active in blockchain standards development for identity, credentials, and reputation.

Policies and practices about control of patient health records is a growing issue for clinical, research, and economic reasons. It directly impacts the work of HHS to implement the interoperability mandates of the 21st Century CURES Act, the work of NIH to implement the All of US research initiative, the CMS API into the Medicare records, and the VA systems APIs with private-sector EHRs and health information exchanges. Patient health records are also the essential feedstock for machine learning and artificial intelligence in medicine as in this very short talk to the 40th reunion class at Harvard Medical School http://bit.ly/HMS78Talk .

Adrian Gropper
Chief Technology Officer, Patient Privacy Rights Foundation

Adrian Gropper, MD is CTO of the non-profit Patient Privacy Rights Foundation where he brings training as an engineer from MIT (ME ‘74) and physician from Harvard Medical School (MD ‘78) followed by a career as a medical device entrepreneur including launch of AMICAS, a major radiology PACS business, out of MGH. More recently, his paper won a prize at ONC’s 2016 Blockchain Health competition. His current project, HIE of One Trustee, uses public blockchains, standards and open source software to enable patient-controlled independent health records that can last a lifetime. He is active in blockchain standards development for identity, credentials, and reputation.

Policies and practices about control of patient health records is a growing issue for clinical, research, and economic reasons. It directly impacts the work of HHS to implement the interoperability mandates of the 21st Century CURES Act, the work of NIH to implement the All of US research initiative, the CMS API into the Medicare records, and the VA systems APIs with private-sector EHRs and health information exchanges. Patient health records are also the essential feedstock for machine learning and artificial intelligence in medicine as in this very short talk to the 40th reunion class at Harvard Medical School http://bit.ly/HMS78Talk .

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). 
 

InterPlanetary Wayback (IPWB)
A Distributed and Persistent Archival Replay System Using IPFS
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Sawood Alam
Researcher, Old Dominion University

Sawood Alam is a PhD Student of Computer Science at Old Dominion University, USA. Sawood received his B.Tech. degree in Computer Engineering from Jamia Millia Islamia, India in 2008 and his M.S. in Computer Science from Old Dominion University, USA in 2013. His Master’s Thesis title was "HTTP Mailbox – Asynchronous Restful Communication". Sawood is currently working on his Ph.D. dissertation titled, "A Framework of Web Archive Profiling for Efficient Memento Aggregation". Apart from his academic research in Web Science and Web Archiving field, he has a keen interest in various fields including Linux Containerization, Decentralized Web, Machine Learning, and solving technical challenges of Urdu and other Right-to-Left complex script languages. Sawood actively follows latest Web technologies.

Sawood Alam
Researcher, Old Dominion University

Sawood Alam is a PhD Student of Computer Science at Old Dominion University, USA. Sawood received his B.Tech. degree in Computer Engineering from Jamia Millia Islamia, India in 2008 and his M.S. in Computer Science from Old Dominion University, USA in 2013. His Master’s Thesis title was "HTTP Mailbox – Asynchronous Restful Communication". Sawood is currently working on his Ph.D. dissertation titled, "A Framework of Web Archive Profiling for Efficient Memento Aggregation". Apart from his academic research in Web Science and Web Archiving field, he has a keen interest in various fields including Linux Containerization, Decentralized Web, Machine Learning, and solving technical challenges of Urdu and other Right-to-Left complex script languages. Sawood actively follows latest Web technologies.

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.

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.

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 for activism. He is obsessed with knowledge, change and innovation. Currently, he is Founder and CEO of Jolocom, a Berlin-based startup building decentralized tools that lets you generate your own digital identity to assist linkage and attribution of data. Besides that Joachim is a connector for Ouishare, currently curating the content for the Decentralization & Blockchain track of the next Ouishare Fest in Paris. Also he organizes GETDcent and is an active member of the Agora Collective in Berlin.

 

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.

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 for activism. He is obsessed with knowledge, change and innovation. Currently, he is Founder and CEO of Jolocom, a Berlin-based startup building decentralized tools that lets you generate your own digital identity to assist linkage and attribution of data. Besides that Joachim is a connector for Ouishare, currently curating the content for the Decentralization & Blockchain track of the next Ouishare Fest in Paris. Also he organizes GETDcent and is an active member of the Agora Collective in Berlin.

 

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.

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. 

Sarah Bowers
Outreach Coordinator, NetFreedom Pioneers

Sarah Bowers works as an Outreach Coordinator for NetFreedom Pioneers. With a background in international education and nonprofit work, Sarah’s passion lies in cross-cultural inquiry and analyzing the ethics and effectiveness of international development efforts. With these interests she has joined NFP in rethinking the social impact of technology. 

AliReza Firoozi
Technical Coordinator, NetFreedom Pioneers

Evan (AliReza) Firoozi is a former student activist and journalist who was imprisoned by the Iranian government for more than a year, six months of which he spent in solitary confinement. He has collaborated with several organizations and universities to translate to Farsi technical articles and applications related to internet security, privacy, and anti-censorship. While simultaneously pursuing his education in Computer Science, Evan currently works at NetFreedom Pioneers on the development and implementation of Toosheh/Knapsack, a service and application focused on the distribution of data through satellite connection.

Shadi Sharifi
Toranj Project Coordinator, NetFreedom Pioneers

Shadi Sharifi is an Iranian lawyer who practiced family law for four years before moving to the United States. Shadi is an innovator and coordinates NetFreedom Pioneers’ Toranj project - an android application that supports those at risk of experiencing violent or abusive circumstances.

Camelon Baker
Senior Engineer, NetFreedom Pioneers

Camelon Baker currently works as the Senior Engineer at NetFreedom Pioneers. He has been responsible for the development and implementation of NFP’s primary project: Toosheh, an offline technology that distributes content through satellite datacasting. Camelon has been a computer engineer for the past 20 years. 

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. 

Sarah Bowers
Outreach Coordinator, NetFreedom Pioneers

Sarah Bowers works as an Outreach Coordinator for NetFreedom Pioneers. With a background in international education and nonprofit work, Sarah’s passion lies in cross-cultural inquiry and analyzing the ethics and effectiveness of international development efforts. With these interests she has joined NFP in rethinking the social impact of technology. 

AliReza Firoozi
Technical Coordinator, NetFreedom Pioneers

Evan (AliReza) Firoozi is a former student activist and journalist who was imprisoned by the Iranian government for more than a year, six months of which he spent in solitary confinement. He has collaborated with several organizations and universities to translate to Farsi technical articles and applications related to internet security, privacy, and anti-censorship. While simultaneously pursuing his education in Computer Science, Evan currently works at NetFreedom Pioneers on the development and implementation of Toosheh/Knapsack, a service and application focused on the distribution of data through satellite connection.

Shadi Sharifi
Toranj Project Coordinator, NetFreedom Pioneers

Shadi Sharifi is an Iranian lawyer who practiced family law for four years before moving to the United States. Shadi is an innovator and coordinates NetFreedom Pioneers’ Toranj project - an android application that supports those at risk of experiencing violent or abusive circumstances.

Camelon Baker
Senior Engineer, NetFreedom Pioneers

Camelon Baker currently works as the Senior Engineer at NetFreedom Pioneers. He has been responsible for the development and implementation of NFP’s primary project: Toosheh, an offline technology that distributes content through satellite datacasting. Camelon has been a computer engineer for the past 20 years. 

MaidSafe
Security and privacy focused decentralized storage and communications platform
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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.

 

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.

 

Nick Lambert
COO, Maidsafe

Nick Lambert​, ​started his working life in project management roles with IBM, before a change in tack led him into senior marketing positions with a diverse range of companies. He has co-authored papers on decentralised networks, presented at several international conferences and holds an MSc in Marketing from Strathclyde University.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Nick Lambert
COO, Maidsafe

Nick Lambert​, ​started his working life in project management roles with IBM, before a change in tack led him into senior marketing positions with a diverse range of companies. He has co-authored papers on decentralised networks, presented at several international conferences and holds an MSc in Marketing from Strathclyde University.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

Medici Ventures Property Registry
Recording land and property rights onto decentralized ledger
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Chris Chrysostom
Software engineer, Medici Ventures

Chris Chryosostom is a senior software engineer at Medici Ventures on the DeSoto project. His experience developing software ranges from inventory management and finance applications to distributed supply chain systems. His current interest is making property rights visible by recording them on blockchain.

Chris Chrysostom
Software engineer, Medici Ventures

Chris Chryosostom is a senior software engineer at Medici Ventures on the DeSoto project. His experience developing software ranges from inventory management and finance applications to distributed supply chain systems. His current interest is making property rights visible by recording them on blockchain.

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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Benedict Lau
Contributor, Toronto Mesh

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

Benedict Lau
Contributor, Toronto Mesh

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

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.

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.

Ninja
Ninja is an anonymous P2P platform for decentralized exchanges on the blockchain.
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Duy Huynh
Founder, Ninja

Duy is the founder of Ninja, an anonymous peer-to-peer exchange, more casually known as the crypto version of Craigslist.  Prior to that, Duy was the founder of Autonomous, which creates smart office products based on AI and Robotics technologies.

Offline, Duy lives in NYC and enjoys boxing, cycling, and bagels.

Duy Huynh
Founder, Ninja

Duy is the founder of Ninja, an anonymous peer-to-peer exchange, more casually known as the crypto version of Craigslist.  Prior to that, Duy was the founder of Autonomous, which creates smart office products based on AI and Robotics technologies.

Offline, Duy lives in NYC and enjoys boxing, cycling, and bagels.

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.

 

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.

 

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. 

 

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. 

 

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/

Charles Lehner
Secure Scuttlebutt Consortium

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

https://github.com/clehner

Mikey Williams
Secure Scuttlebutt Consortium

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

https://dinosaur.is

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/

Charles Lehner
Secure Scuttlebutt Consortium

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

https://github.com/clehner

Mikey Williams
Secure Scuttlebutt Consortium

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

https://dinosaur.is

Seedpod
A semantic desktop built around a decentralized database filesystem, designed to empower knowledge workers with composable applications.
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Andrew Osheroff
Software Developer, Independent

Andrew is a freelance software developer based in Seattle. He’s primarily focused on building tools for empowering knowledge workers, using decentralized storage systems. Previously, he worked on the Fuchsia operating system team at Google, and was the lead developer of the Binder project, a cloud service for creating reproducible environments for hosting Jupyter notebooks (now a part of the Jupyter ecosystem). Andrew also actively contributes to multiple open-source projects, including Idyll and Dat.

Andrew Osheroff
Software Developer, Independent

Andrew is a freelance software developer based in Seattle. He’s primarily focused on building tools for empowering knowledge workers, using decentralized storage systems. Previously, he worked on the Fuchsia operating system team at Google, and was the lead developer of the Binder project, a cloud service for creating reproducible environments for hosting Jupyter notebooks (now a part of the Jupyter ecosystem). Andrew also actively contributes to multiple open-source projects, including Idyll and Dat.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Subsect
Subsect is a light weight general purpose platform for serving web content from Android and iOS devices.
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Mark Kudlac
Subsect

Mark Kudlac graduated with degrees in engineering and computer science from the University of Toronto in 1985. He founded Conxsys with a partner in 1990. Conxsys developed a turnkey Linux based ERP system, Drive 2.0, for car dealerships. After a successful exit in 2000 Mark developed a voice controlled email system for mobile phones, VerbalFusion, which was crushed by the rise of BlackBerry and later smart phones.

After a period of retirement travelling and spending time with family a number of other products were developed which focused on using mobile devices as data servers. This track has culminated in Subsect which is a light weight general purpose platform for serving web content from Android and iOS devices.

Mark Kudlac
Subsect

Mark Kudlac graduated with degrees in engineering and computer science from the University of Toronto in 1985. He founded Conxsys with a partner in 1990. Conxsys developed a turnkey Linux based ERP system, Drive 2.0, for car dealerships. After a successful exit in 2000 Mark developed a voice controlled email system for mobile phones, VerbalFusion, which was crushed by the rise of BlackBerry and later smart phones.

After a period of retirement travelling and spending time with family a number of other products were developed which focused on using mobile devices as data servers. This track has culminated in Subsect which is a light weight general purpose platform for serving web content from Android and iOS devices.

The InfoCentral Project
InfoCentral is a unifying information-centered architecture proposal for the decentralized internet and the software that will live in it. It focuses on interoperability, semantics, and dynamic programmable UI paradigms.
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Chris Gebhardt
Software Researcher, The InfoCentral Project

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

Chris Gebhardt
Software Researcher, The InfoCentral Project

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

Tokenized Exquisite Corpse & Poem
Illustrate your inspiration or pen a pun and we'll make it into crypto-art together
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Duncan Krostue
Western Governors University, Student of Marketing

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

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

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

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

Duncan Krostue
Western Governors University, Student of Marketing

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

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

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

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

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.

 

Jack Platts
Communications, Web3 Foundation

Jack works from Berlin, Germany where he is helping to launch the Polkadot protocol and coordinate all protocols within the Web3 Tech stack. Jack leads various community and communications efforts in the domain of decentralized technologies at the Foundation.

Jack served an Associate and Head of Crypto of Ulysses Holdings. As an Associate Jack provided support to the CFO, Head of People, and other Ulysses Partners in the form of investment research, financial modeling, and operational functions. As Head of Crypto Jack led the firm’s cryptocurrency and blockchain related investments and partnerships.

Previously, Jack was an Analyst at Bain Capital in Boston, MA and the Founder and President of Cypher League Media in Brooklyn, NY.


 

Dina Carabas
Development Partnerships, Web3 Foundation

Dina is a member of the Web3 Foundation which aims to bring about a more secure, efficient and trust-free web. She is helping to launch the Polkadot protocol and other technologies that build the base for decentralized applications. Previously, she served on the management board of Parity Technologies where she helped to build the organization and operations.

She obtained her Masters of Engineering and Business degree from the University of Karlsruhe in Germany, and she worked for 5 years with McKinsey & Company where she advised a variety of global companies in strategy, organizational development and operations.

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.

 

Jack Platts
Communications, Web3 Foundation

Jack works from Berlin, Germany where he is helping to launch the Polkadot protocol and coordinate all protocols within the Web3 Tech stack. Jack leads various community and communications efforts in the domain of decentralized technologies at the Foundation.

Jack served an Associate and Head of Crypto of Ulysses Holdings. As an Associate Jack provided support to the CFO, Head of People, and other Ulysses Partners in the form of investment research, financial modeling, and operational functions. As Head of Crypto Jack led the firm’s cryptocurrency and blockchain related investments and partnerships.

Previously, Jack was an Analyst at Bain Capital in Boston, MA and the Founder and President of Cypher League Media in Brooklyn, NY.


 

Dina Carabas
Development Partnerships, Web3 Foundation

Dina is a member of the Web3 Foundation which aims to bring about a more secure, efficient and trust-free web. She is helping to launch the Polkadot protocol and other technologies that build the base for decentralized applications. Previously, she served on the management board of Parity Technologies where she helped to build the organization and operations.

She obtained her Masters of Engineering and Business degree from the University of Karlsruhe in Germany, and she worked for 5 years with McKinsey & Company where she advised a variety of global companies in strategy, organizational development and operations.

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.

 

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.

 

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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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.

 

Kristoffer Newsom
Content Creator, Λ L Ξ X Λ N D R I Λ

Kristoffer Newsom is a content creator at Alexandria.io and a multidisciplinary artist, focused on the intersection of scientific thought with creative expression and intuition. Kris has worked as a Photographer for Print and Web, in Film/TV as a Cinematographer, Colorist, Editor, Producer, and Director, and as a Designer, Machinist, and Product Developer in the Automotive and Consumer Products industries. He thinks the decentralized web will bring a new era of unparalleled creativity and economic development.

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.

 

Kristoffer Newsom
Content Creator, Λ L Ξ X Λ N D R I Λ

Kristoffer Newsom is a content creator at Alexandria.io and a multidisciplinary artist, focused on the intersection of scientific thought with creative expression and intuition. Kris has worked as a Photographer for Print and Web, in Film/TV as a Cinematographer, Colorist, Editor, Producer, and Director, and as a Designer, Machinist, and Product Developer in the Automotive and Consumer Products industries. He thinks the decentralized web will bring a new era of unparalleled creativity and economic development.