Speakers

Mitchell Baker
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.
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.
Vint Cerf
Vint Cerf, widely known as one of the "Fathers of the Internet", is vice president and Chief Internet Evangelist for Google, as well as the co-creator of the TCP/IP protocols.
Vinton Gray "Vint" Cerf is an Internet pioneer, who is recognized as one of "the fathers of the Internet” for his co-invention of TCP/IP. His contributions have been acknowledged and lauded, repeatedly, with honorary degrees and awards that include the National Medal of Technology, the Turing Award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Marconi Prize, and membership in the National Academy of Engineering. Cerf has worked for Google as a Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist since October 2005.
Cory Doctorow
Cory Doctorow is an author, journalist, and Special Advisor at the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
Cory Doctorow (craphound.com) is a science fiction author, activist, journalist and blogger — the co-editor of Boing Boing (boingboing.net) 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.
Brewster Kahle
Brewster Kahle is the founder and Digital Librarian of the Internet Archive, as well as a member of the Internet Hall of Fame.
A passionate advocate for public Internet access, 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, the largest digital library in the world. Since the mid-1980s, Kahle has developed technologies for information discovery, including the Internet’s first publishing system called Wide Area Information Server (WAIS), and Alexa Internet, which helps catalog the Web. Kahle is a member of the Internet Hall of Fame and serves on the boards of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Public Knowledge.
Tim Berners-Lee
Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web in 1989. He founded and Directs the World Wide Consortium (W3C) the forum for technical development of the Web.
Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web in 1989. He founded and Directs the World Wide Consortium (W3C) the forum for technical development of the Web. He founded the Web Foundation whose mission is that the WWW serves humanity, and co-founded the Open Data Institute in London. Tim is a long-time defender of rights such as privacy, freedom, Net Neutrality and the openness of the Web.

Presenters

Feross Aboukhadijeh
WebTorrent
Feross is building WebTorrent (webtorrent.io), 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.
Chelsea Barabas
MIT Media Lab/Center for Civic Media
Chelsea is the Head of Social Innovation at Digital Currency Initiative at MIT Media Lab, as well as a research assistant at MIT's Center for Civic Media. Chelsea leads the development of collaborations between the MIT research community and other institutions to build blockchain applications that serve the public interest. Previously, she worked on civic technology and international development projects in Africa, South America and the Middle East with a variety of organizations and research institutions including Nuru International.
Ryan Barrett
IndieWeb
Ryan spent 10 years at Google building infrastructure and co-founded App Engine, and then helped create and launch two startups, first Quip and now Color Genomics. Ryan is here representing the IndieWeb community, where he created and runs brid.gy, a service that syncs your web site with social networks.
Juan Benet
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.
David Dias
Protocol Labs/IPFS
David is a Peer-to-Peer Software Engineer at Protocol Labs. He is building the InterPlanetary File System, which enables the creation of completely distributed applications. He has also contributed to nodesecurity.io and built several modules that enable developers to check for vulnerabilities. He has a Master of Science in Engineering with major in Peer-to-Peer Networks from Technical University of Lisbon.
Joel Dietz
Decentralized Autonomous Society
Co-founder of the Decentralized Autonomous Society, EtherCasts, and Swarm, Joel Dietz has been one of the earliest members of the Bay Area Ethereum community and greatest pioneers in the realm of decentralized govenrance. The Decentralized Autonomous Society is a distributed thinktank that also has regular meetups in Palo Alto. It has the broad goal of facilitating new types of governance that are made possible via decentralized technologies. It was founded in the early days of Ethereum.
Kyle Drake
Neocities
Kyle Drake is a tech entrepreneur and the founder of Neocities. Kyle has contributed to numerous Bitcoin projects (including BitcoinJS), and is currently focusing on defining and building the distributed web.
Primavera De Filippi
Backfeed/COALA
Primavera De Filippi is a permanent researcher at the CERSA / CNRS / Université Paris II. She is a faculty associate at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School, where she is investigating the concept of governance-by-design as it relates to distributed online architectures, such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, etc. Primavera holds a PhD from the European University Institute in Florence. She is a member of the Global Agenda Council on the Future of Software & IT Services at the World Economic Forum, as well as the founder of the Internet Governance Forum’s dynamic coalitions on Network Neutrality, Platform Responsibility and Blockchain Technology (COALA). In addition to her academic research, Primavera acts as a legal expert for Creative Commons and the P2P Foundation.
Lauren Garcia
LevelNews.org
Lauren Garcia is a software developer whose interest in independent news and frustration with digital distribution systems led her to develop LevelNews.org, an independent news aggregator for the open web (LevelNews.org is currently live but under construction)
Peter Van Garderen
Artefactual Systems
Peter Van Garderen is the founder of Artefactual Systems and the original developer of the open-source Archivematica and AccessToMemory software. These applications are used to manage the preservation and access for hundreds of archival collections worldwide. Peter is a distinguished alumnus of the University of British Columbia's Master of Archival Studies program. He now works as an information management consultant designing electronic records and digital archives architectures http://vangarderen.net. Peter's current research and prototyping interests are in the application of blockchain technologies to recordkeeping workflows and decentralized autonomous collections.
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.
Alberto Granzotto
IPDB/BigchainDB
Wendy Hanamura
Internet Archive
As the Director of Partnerships at the Internet Archive, Wendy uses her storytelling skills to share the remarkable stories locked in its collections. Previously, as Chief Digital Officer of KCETLink and Link TV, the national nonprofit media network, Wendy led diverse teams producing television series, apps, a semantic platform for global videos, international film contests and documentaries—all in the service of social change. Wendy began her career in journalism at Time magazine. She's reported and produced television content around the world for CBS, World Monitor Television, NHK (Japanese Broadcasting Corporation), and PBS.
Matthew Hodgson
Matrix
Van Jacobson
Google, Named Data Networking Project (NDN)
Van Jacobson’s algorithms for the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) helped solve the problem of congestion and are used in over 90% of Internet hosts today. He is renowned for his pioneering achievements in network performance and scaling. Widely credited with enabling the Internet to expand in size and support increasing speed demands, he helped the Internet survive a major traffic surge (1988-89) without collapsing. - See more at: http://www.internethalloffame.org/inductees/van-jacobson#sthash.iIwDLMAe.dpuf
Jeromy Johnson
IPFS
Jeromy is a Peer to Peer Software Engineer at Protocol Labs who goes by whyrusleeping on the internet. He is currently working on IPFS (The Interplanetary FileSystem) to improve the unrestricted flow of data through the decentralized web. Prior to Protocol Labs he worked on distributed filesystems at EMC Isilon and earned a Bachelors Degree with a major in Computer Science at Washington State University.
Tamas Kocsis
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.
Arkadiy Kukarkin
Mediachain.io
Arkadiy is the CTO of Mediachain Labs, the organization that leads and supports development of the open-source Mediachain project, a universal media library. He previously worked on the music aggregator Hype Machine and on GIS at Foursquare.
Jae Kwon
Tendermint
Jae Kwon is a blockchain software architect and cofounder of Tendermint. After graduating from Cornell in 2005 with a B.S. degree in computer science, he worked as a professional developer in Silicon Valley, including at Alexa, and at Yelp where he led the mobile application development team. He also cofounded iDoneThis, a productivity service. Jae has worked on numerous open-source projects, including a CoffeeScript compiler/interpreter written in Javascript, an end-to-end encrypted email system called Scramble.io, and a cryptocurrency exchange. These projects were inspired by the cryptopunk hacker ethos, which ultimately led to the current work with Tendermint. Jae has been working on a project he created in 2014, called Tendermint. He invented and refined the Tendermint consensus algorithm with the aim of liberating the blockchain from the costs and drawbacks of proof-of-work mining. His mission is to make this technology more accessible, in order to accelerate the adoption of decentralized ledger technology.
Greg Lindahl
Internet Archive
Greg currently works on search for the Wayback Machine, but caught the distributed computing bug while working on the Legion metacomputing system in the late 1990s. Formerly, he was founder/CTO of a web-scale search engine, which was sold to IBM Watson in 2015. Before that, he was founder/Distinguished Engineer at a supercomputing startup. For fun, he plays a bunch of Renaissance-era musical instruments, and taught himself Italian so that he could reconstruct the dances in 16th century Italian dance manuals.
Joachim Lohkamp
Jolocom/Ouishare
Joachim is an entrepreneur and tech enthusiast. 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.
Trent McConaghy
BigchainDB/ascribe
Trent McConaghy is co-inventor of the world's first planetary-scale blockchain database, BigchainDB, and the creators-first IP service, ascribe. Previously, he worked on AI for designing computer chips to help drive Moore's Law.
Karissa McKelvey
The Dat Project
Karissa McKelvey is a software developer, writer, inventor, and activist supporting an equitable web. Formerly a research scientist at Indiana University, 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 has successfully led teams to success with diverse projects throughout her career in academia, non-profits, and industry. In her spare time, she teaches beginning programmers, volunteers her time in social movements, and plays the trumpet.
Natalie Meyers
Center for Open Science
Natalie Meyers is a Partnerships and Collaborations manager at the Center for Open Science (cos.io) during a part-time leave from her faculty role as an E-Research librarian at the University of Notre Dame's Digital Initiatives and Scholarship unit in the Hesburgh Libraries. Natalie devotes a significant part of her time as an embedded data librarian and served as the Vector-Borne Disease Network digital librarian for the past three years. She is a member of senior personnel for the NSF funded Data and Software Preservation for Open Science (daspos.org) project.
Philip Monk
Urbit
Philip dropped out of a Computer Science degree at Arizona State to work as a developer at Urbit. As a systems programmer, he strives to put humans in control of technology rather than the reverse.
Victor Morrow
Prometheus
Victor Morrow is a software developer and creator of Prometheus: The Social Currency Network. Prometheus is a P2P Social Network for commerce. By bridging time banking, decentralized autonomous organizations, and smart-contracts, Prometheus hopes to establish universal metric for human value in the form of a sustainable universal basic income system created by currency.
Denis Nazarov
Mediachain
Denis is a Project Lead at Mediachain — an open data network for creative works--a blockchain-based metadata platform that uses machine learning to turn media into an information transmitter.
Jim Nelson
Internet Archive
Jim Nelson is a Cluster Operations Engineer at the Internet Archive. Prior to joining the Archive, he 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’s novel Bridge Daughter is now available from Kindle Press.
Max Ogden
The Dat Project
Max Ogden is a software developer and founder of The Dat Project (http://www.wired.com/2014/08/dat/), a grant funded software development non-profit. Max has lead the Dat team to work with data scientists, journalists and civic technologists to develop better tools for sharing datasets online. Prior to starting the Dat Project, Max was a Code for America fellow.
Joe Perla
Turntable2.FM
Joseph Perla has a degree in computer science from Princeton University, and worked on mobile apps at Facebook and growth at Lyft. He has shipped several Rust cargo libraries, and is currently building and promoting a WebRTC music website.
Paige Peterson
MaidSafe
Paige is an advocate for open standards, user privacy and decentralized technologies. She received a BFA practicing experimental art with a strong focus on complexity in nature through interactive installations. Her understanding of natural decentralized systems would map rather eloquently to her growing interest in censorship resistant technologies as she started working for mesh networking startup Open Garden and organizing many bitcoin and cryptocurrency events in San Francisco. In early 2014, Paige met Scotland-based company, MaidSafe who are building a peer-to-peer Internet stemming from similar principles within natural systems which were so attractive to her many years prior and she has been working on various communication efforts full-time with MaidSafe since.
Ross Schulman
Open Technology Institute
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.
Evan Schwartz
Interledger
Evan Schwartz is co-inventor of Interledger, the protocol suite for connecting blockchains, payment networks and other digital asset ledgers. Interledger enables payments between parties on different ledgers, meaning developers can build payments into other protocols and apps without being tied to a single payment provider or currency. Interledger is inspired by the designs of IP, TCP, etc and aims to connect the world’s ledgers like the internet protocols connected its information networks.
Wendy Seltzer
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.
Maira Sutton
Shareable
Maira Sutton is the Campaign Organizer at Shareable, focused on designing online advocacy initiatives to create democratic, sustainable economies. She was formerly at the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) for over four years as their Global Policy Analyst, where she monitored and advocated for digital rights around emerging tech policy and their impact on access to knowledge, privacy, and free expression.
Ben Trask
StrongLink
Ben Trask works on content addressing and eventually consistent distributed databases, including StrongLink and Hash-Archive.org
Jehan Tremback
Althea
Jehan Tremback has been developing blockchain applications for 3 years, starting with a Dogecoin tipbot. He is currently exploring the intersection between blockchains and mesh networks.
Brian Warner
Tahoe-LAFS
Brian builds Tahoe-LAFS, a distributed storage system that safely uses untrusted servers, and Magic Wormhole, the easiest secure file transfer tool ever.
Dan Whaley
Hypothes.is
Dan is the founder of Hypothesis. His mission is to bring an open, distributed annotation layer to all knowledge. Dan created the first online travel reservation company on the web (ITN/GetThere) in 1995. He wrote much of the software, launched the business and guided the long term technical and product vision. GetThere went public in 1999 and was sold to Sabre in 2000 with nearly 600 employees while processing approximately 50% of travel transacted online. Dan currently serves as a director of Sauce Labs, the leading open source functional testing company and Getaround, a peer-to-peer car sharing company.
Zooko Wilcox
Zcash/ Tahoe-LAFS
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 and CEO of Least Authority. He sometimes blogs about health science. He tweets a lot. Zcash is a decentralized and open source cryptocurrency that aims to set a new standard for privacy through the use of groundbreaking cryptography.
Christoph Witzany
CloudFleet
Decentralization Fanatic
Passionate Storyteller
Founder of CloudFleet
Galen Wolfe-Pauly
Urbit
Galen is a designer, developer and one of the founders of Urbit. Originally trained as an architect (Cooper Union B.Arch 2012), Galen builds tools for people to create, structure and share knowledge.
Harlan T Wood
Co-Makery
Harlan is CTO of comakery.com, cofounder of core.network, and architect of the nodesphere.org project. Nodesphere is a global-scale distributed content addressable semantic graph protocol and open source codebase. Its design goals are to create interoperability of heterogeneous data sources, maximize individual ownership and control of data, and enable a new generation of graph visualization browsers. Harlan brings a career of practical software development together with a diverse background including years of deep work with modern mystery schools.
Dr. Gavin Wood
Ethereum
Before co-founding Ethcore, Gavin was the CTO and co-founder of the Ethereum Project. He is the co-designer of the Ethereum Protocol, the lead programmer on the C++ Ethereum software client, and was the project chief of the IDE, Solidity programming language, and the Swarm and Whisper protocols. He has pushed the state-of-the-art in video analysis tools and programming languages, as well as co-founding several technology start-ups. Gavin has given seminars and presented to numerous audiences around the world from keynotes at regional technology conferences to musings on the future of legal systems. He coined the terms 'web three' and 'alegality'.

Organizers

Juan Benet
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.
Richard Caceres
Internet Archive
Richard joined the Internet Archive in January of 2016 as an engineer on the Books team after running his own startup and freelancing for a variety of clients. He has strong ideals, and is passionate about open, self-hosted and decentralized web technologies.
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.
David Dias
Protocol Labs/IPFS
David is a Peer-to-Peer Software Engineer at Protocol Labs. He is building the InterPlanetary File System, which enables the creation of completely distributed applications. He has also contributed to nodesecurity.io and built several modules that enable developers to check for vulnerabilities. He has a Master of Science in Engineering with major in Peer-to-Peer Networks from Technical University of Lisbon.
Kyle Drake
Neocities
Kyle Drake is a tech entrepreneur and the founder of Neocities. Kyle has contributed to numerous Bitcoin projects (including BitcoinJS), and is currently focusing on defining and building the distributed web.
Primavera De Filippi
Seven Advisory/COALA
Primavera De Filippi is a permanent researcher at the CERSA / CNRS / Université Paris II. She is a faculty associate at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School, where she is investigating the concept of governance-by-design as it relates to distributed online architectures, such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, etc. Primavera holds a PhD from the European University Institute in Florence. She is a member of the Global Agenda Council on the Future of Software & IT Services at the World Economic Forum, as well as the founder of the Internet Governance Forum’s dynamic coalitions on Network Neutrality, Platform Responsibility and Blockchain Technology (COALA). In addition to her academic research, Primavera acts as a legal expert for Creative Commons and the P2P Foundation.
Wendy Hanamura
Internet Archive
As the Director of Partnerships at the Internet Archive, Wendy uses her storytelling skills to share the remarkable stories locked in its collections. Previously, as Chief Digital Officer of KCETLink and Link TV, the national nonprofit media network, Wendy led diverse teams producing television series, apps, a semantic platform for global videos, international film contests and documentaries—all in the service of social change. Wendy began her career in journalism at Time magazine. She's reported and produced television content around the world for CBS, World Monitor Television, NHK (Japanese Broadcasting Corporation), and PBS.
Mek Karpeles
Internet Archive
Mek (@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
John Light
Bitseed
John Light is a co-founder of Bitseed, author of Bitcoin: Be Your Own Bank, writer at the okTurtles Foundation, free software advocate and contributor, and advisor to cryptocurrency startups and investors. He organized Blockstack Summit NYC in 2015, founded the Buttonwood SF P2P Cryptocurrency Trading meetup in San Francisco, hosts the P2P Connects Us podcast, and is an avid reader and writer on the topics of peer-to-peer technology, philosophy, and culture. You can find John's website and blockchain ID at www.lightco.in.
Joachim Lohkamp
Jolocom/Ouishare
Joachim is an entrepreneur and tech enthusiast. 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.
Trent McConaghy
BigchainDB/ascribe
Trent McConaghy is co-inventor of the world's first planetary-scale blockchain database, BigchainDB, and the creators-first IP service, ascribe. Previously, he worked on AI for designing computer chips to help drive Moore's Law.
Greg McMullen
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.
Courtney Mumma
Internet Archive
Courtney joined the Internet Archive in September of 2015 as Program Manager, with a focus on collaborative partnerships, grants management, community development, research initiatives, new services and sustainable innovation in web archives. Her career has been dedicated to building and fortifying the digital cultural heritage preservation sector, helping to build the Archivematica open source digital preservation system and community, as well as several other open source projects.
Max Ogden
The Dat Project
Max Ogden is a software developer and founder of The Dat Project (http://www.wired.com/2014/08/dat/), a grant funded software development non-profit. Max has lead the Dat team to work with data scientists, journalists and civic technologists to develop better tools for sharing datasets online. Prior to starting the Dat Project, Max was a Code for America fellow.
Paige Peterson
MaidSafe
Paige is an advocate for open standards, user privacy and decentralized technologies. She received a BFA practicing experimental art with a strong focus on complexity in nature through interactive installations. Her understanding of natural decentralized systems would map rather eloquently to her growing interest in censorship resistant technologies as she started working for mesh networking startup Open Garden and organizing many bitcoin and cryptocurrency events in San Francisco. In early 2014, Paige met Scotland-based company, MaidSafe who are building a peer-to-peer Internet stemming from similar principles within natural systems which were so attractive to her many years prior and she has been working on various communication efforts full-time with MaidSafe since.
Jeff Ubois
Kahle/Austin Foundation
For more than a decade, Jeff has worked as a consultant, foundation program officer, and foundation trustee specializing in media, memory, and digital preservation of cultural materials. Currently based in Chicago, Jeff serves on the boards of Questioncopyright, and the Kahle/Austin Foundation.

Registered Attendees

Ari Bader-Natal — Principal Learning Architect at Minerva Project
Jeffrey Ventrella — Founder of Wiggle Planet, LLC
Kyle Drake — Founder of Neocities
Edward Silverton — Senior Consultant at Digirati
Ben Trask — Developer at Decentralized Services
Dan Whaley — CEO at Hypothes.is
Cassie Findlay — Archives and Record Keeping Consultant at Recordkeeping Innovation
Matt Zumwalt — Founder of DataBindery & Dat Jawn
Amber Case — Cyborg Anthropologist at Calmtech.com
Neil Minton — System Support Engineer at Internet Archive, Archive-It
Giovanni Damiola — Software Engineer at Internet Archive
Mouse Reeve — Web Application Developer at Internet Archive
Mark Graham — Director of the Wayback Machine at Internet Archive
Vinay Goel — Senior Data Engineer at Internet Archive
Sylvie Rollason-Cass — Web Archivist at Internet Archive
Maria LaCalle — Web Archivist at Internet Archive
Drew Winget — Visualisation Engineer at Stanford University Libraries
Mek Karpeles — Engineer at Internet Archive
Tracey Jaquith — TV Architect at Internet Archive
Richard Caceres — Engineer at Internet Archive
Veronica Estrada Galinanes — Visiting Graduate Student from UC Santa Cruz
Kelly Ransom — Director at Internet Archive
Peter Van Garderen — Founder of Artefactual Systems
Courtney Mumma — Program Manager at Internet Archive
Jim Nelson — Cluster Operations Engineer at Internet Archive
Davide Semenzin — Software Engineer at Internet Archive
John Light — Co-founder of Bitseed
Greg Lindahl — Engineer at Internet Archive
Juan Benet — Creator of IPFS
Jillian Lohndorf — Web Archivist at Internet Archive
Caitlin Olson — Executive Assistant at Internet Archive
Karissa McKelvey — Hat Wearer at US Open Data
Carolyn Madeo — Designer, Librarian at Internet Archive
Dimitrios Latsis — Film Archivist and Curator at Internet Archive
Regina Mullen — Peopled at Dialexica
Carla LaFever — Internet Evangelism Manager at Google
Anish Mohammed — Advisor at Ripple Labs
Gordon Feller — Board of Directors Member at Meeting of the Minds
Max Senges
Cory Doctorow
Alberto Granzotto — CEO at Urlist
Trent McConaghy — CTO of BigchainDB
Samer Hassan — Berkman Fellow & Assistant Prof at Berkman Center at Harvard & Univ. Complutense Madrid
Ferris Aboukhadijeh — Founder of WebTorrent
Jason Griffey — Fellow at Berkman Center for Intermet & Society
Michael Grube — Developer at University of Michigan
Harlan T Wood — Cofounder of Core Network
Ilya Kreymer — Engineer at Rhizome
Benjamin Mandel — Geek at Internet Archive
Laura Seaman — Program Manager at Stanford PACS DCSL
Sandro Hawke — Technical Staff at W3C / MIT
Michael Vassar — Advisor at Nanotronics Imaging
Ben Gross — Manager, Endpoint Engineering and Infrastructure at UC Berkeley
Maira Sutton — Campaign Organizer at Shareable
Bram Cohen— Founder of BitTorrent Inc.
Mike Doty — Engineer at Bitseed
David Dias — P2P Software Engineer at Protocol Labs
Jay Graber— Software Engineer at Skuchain
Tekla Perry — Senior editor at IEEE Spectrum
Mek Karpeles — Engineer at Internet Archive / Archive Labs
Jeremy Gillula — Staff Technologist at Electronic Frontier Foundation
Noah Swarz — Staff Technologist at Electronic Frontier Foundation
Dan Gillmor — Professor at Arizona State University
Greg McMullen — Chief Policy Officer at BigchainDB / IPDB
Brian Warner — Engineer
Primavera De Filippi — Researcher at Harvard / Berkman Center
Kristen Ratan — Cofounder of Collaborative Knowledge Foundation
Dominic Tarr
Alberto Granzotto — Engineer at BigchainDB
Denis Nazarov — Project Lead at Mediachain
Arkadiy Kukarkin — CTO at Mediachain Labs
Wendy Hanamura — Director of Partnerships at Internet Archive
Muneeb Ali — Co-founder at Blockstack Labs
Snehan Kekre — Student/Activist at Minerva Project
William Lubanovic — Senior Software Engineer at Internet Archive
Wendy Seltzer — Technology & Society Domain Lead at W3C MIT
Noah Thorp — Cofounder of CoMakery
Shish Ramam — Senior Architect at Guidewire Software
Brendan Boyd — Software Development Manager at Gensler
Ross Schulman — Senior Counsel at New America's Open Technology Institute
Xavier Beynon — Engineer at Duetto Research Inc
Jacob Payne — Self Employed Software Developer
Chelsea Palmer — Organizer at Human Data Commons Foundation
Mike Pfister — Software Engineer
Michael Pierce
Bill Levay — Freelance Archivist
John Muller — Vice President at PayPal, Inc.
Matthew Hodgson — Technical Co-founder of Matrix.org
Abraham Goldoor — Software Engineer at BitTorrent, Inc.
Peter Mui — Founder of MIT $100K Entrepreneurial Competition
Richard Whitt – Corp Dir. for Strategic Initiatives of Google Inc.
Jake Orlowitz — Head of the Wikipedia Library at Wikimedia Foundation
Joseph Perla — Engineering Manager at Lyft
Ryan Barrett — Engineer at IndieWebCamp and Bridgy
Mark Watson — Author and Consultant at Cognition.tech
Nicola Greco — PhD Student at MIT/Berkman Center
Lorien Smyer — Galvanize Full Stack Web Dev Program Graduate
Charles Lehner — Free Software Developer at Secure Scuttlebutt Consortium
Michael Grube — Developer at University of Michigan
Shuli Hallak — VP of ISOC-NY
Daniel Posch — Engineer at Scramble.io / WebTorrent
Van Jacobson — Researcher at Google
Gail Truman — Consultant at Truman Technologies
Jake Wilkins — Comrade at Tolerable Technology
Robin Chandler — Project Manager at Califa
Barbara Miller — Support Engineer at Internet Archive
Andrew Sherman — Digital Communications Intern at Wikimedia Foundation
Abel Patten — Owner of Solvocracy
Johnny Script — CEO of Modulhaus
Jefferson Bailey — Director, Web Archiving Programs at Internet Archive
Kevin Marks — Organiser at Indieweb
Steven Siloti — Engineer at BitTorrent Inc
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Francis Brunelle — Web Developer
Christina Michelle Bailey — Creator & Curator at DistributedBytes
Victor Morrow — Founder at Prometheus
John Lekashman — Archivist at Internet Archive
Jeremy Rand — Lead Application Engineer at Namecoin
Gillian Andrews — Senior Usability Research Fellow at Simply Secure
Ryan Rix — Site Reliability Engineer at Uber Technologies
Kyzyl Fenno-Smith — Librarian at CSUEB
Jeffrey Martin — Creative Director at Take it LLC
David Reed — Principal at Reed.com
Michael Becker — Software Engineer at Groupon
Melanie Benjamin — Donor and Funder Relations Lead at Center for Open Science
Natalie Meyers — Partnerships & Collaborations Manager at Center for Open Science
Jeffrey Kaplan — Collections Manager at Internet Archive
Andrew Bezella — Sr Sysadmin at Internet Archive
Evan Schwartz — Engineer at Ripple / Interledger
Stefan Thomas — CTO at Ripple / Interledger
John Gonzalez — Director of Engineering at Internet Archive
Mark Graham — Director, Wayback Machine at Internet Archive
Daniel Finlay — Software Developer at Consensys Systems
Jehan Tremback — Founder at Althea
Jae Kwon — Cofounder at Tendermint
Vinay Goel — Senior Data Engineer at Internet Archive
David Rinehart — Artist in Residence at Internet Archive
DV Henkel-Wallace — Partner at A.B. Scott & Co.
Mark Seiden — Aecurity Advisor at Internet Archive
Eric Liu — Director at Bayes Impact
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Brian Behlendorf — Executive Director at The Hyperledger Project
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Jay Carpenter — Founder of Desert Blockchain LLC
David Vorick — CEO of Nebulous Inc.
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Steve Dekorte — Lead at voluntary.net
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Mitchell Baker — Executive Chairwoman at Mozilla
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Vicky Reich — Executive Director of LOCKSS Program at Stanford University Libraries
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Jaye Lapachet — Senior Consultant at J8 Consulting
Eric Newton — Innovation Chief, Professor of Practice at Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Univ AZ
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Jessy Exum — Software Architect
Bill Mar — Founder at Special Computing
Christopher Allen — Principal Architect: Blockchain Standards & Decent at Blockstream
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Carl Malamud — Rogue Archivist at Public.Resource.Org, Inc.
Dwalu Khasu — Sr. Cluster/DevOps Engineer at The Internet Archive
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Aaron Ximm — Engineer at Archive.org
Dave Cohen — Integration Engineer at Ripple
Jon Godston — Mechanical Engineer at google
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David Chiles — Developer at ChatSecure
Chris Ballinger — Founder at ChatSecure
David Brodsky — Developer at ChatSecure
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Danese Cooper — Distinguished Member Technical staff at PayPal
John Ryan—CEO at WireTheWorld
Cinmarron Taylor — Principal engineer at Piston Cloud Computing
Gavin McDermott — Engineer at IDEO
Dave Taht — Nagger-In-Chief at BlufferBoat.net
Jennifer Granick — Director of Civil Liberties at Stanford Center for Internet and Society
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Amandine Le Pape — Product Manager at Vector
Gerard Cerchio — Consultant at Circlesoft Llc.
Nathan Wilcox — Chief Engineer at Zcash
Reid Williams — Designer at IDEO
Marek Kotewicz — Core Developer at ETH Core Limited
Daneil Cawrey — Communications at Velocity
Norman Bookstein — Mahdi at Skipatrol.org
Katie Lucas — Public Policy Specialist at TBC
Kim Zetter — Senior Staff Writer at Wired
Ronny Kerr — Writer
Stephen Whitemore — p2p Hacker at Protocol Labs
Mark Sullivan — Improvisational Engineer at Maybe
Alexis Rossi — Director of Media & Access at Internet Archive
William Bruns — Software Engineer
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Gavin Morgan — CTO at FirstClass CI
Bob Way — Integration Architect at Ripple
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Robert Krahn—Senior Researcher at HARC / YC Research
Kevin O'Malley — President at TechTalk Studio
Christie Dames—CEO at TechTalk Studio
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Caleb Chen—Marketing Associate at London Trust Media
Yuvi Panada — Operation Engineer at Wikimedia Foundation
Wendell Davis— Developer at ETH CORE LIMITED
Thomas Greco—Special Advisor at Omise
Richardo Cabello — Open Source Developer at Mr.doob
Candida Haynes — Technology Consultant
Tom Lagenstein — Program Manager at Stanford University
Darius Dunlap — CEO at Syncopat
Joesuel Musambaghani — Software Engineer at Slack
Caleb Chen — Marketing associate at Private Internet Access
Matthew Braithwaite
Ainsley Sutherland — Open Lab Fellow at BuzzFeed
Peter Brantley — Director Of Online Strategy at UC Davis Library
Amanda Hickman — Senior Fellow at BuzzFeed Open Lab
Lucas Gonze — VP Content Operations at Gracenote
Gene Becker — Instigator at Samsung
Evan Paschke — CoFounder at Factbox
Martin Zizi — CEO at Arendir Mobile
Brian Ebert — Head Deep Learning and Data at Aerendir Mobile inc.
Tiffany Shlain — Filmmaker/Founder of the Webby Awards at Let It Ripple Mobile Films for Global Change
Tim Lewkow — Integration Engineer at Ripple
Jae Yang — Software Engineer at Keyboard Masher
Promit Ghosh — Data Science Intern at Lineage Logistics
Jonathan Weber — Global Technology Editor at Reuters
Danny O'Brien — International Director at Electronic Frontiers Foundation
Ben Sharafian — Engineering Intern at Ripple
Greg Slepak — President at okTurtle Foundation
Bryan Kaplan — Self Employed
Hunter Lee — Data Scientist at Lineage Logistics
Mikola Lysenko — Free Lance
Nathan Ginnever — Engineer
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Ian McKeller — Senior Software Engineer at Google
Don Means — Director at Gigabit Libraries Network
Caterina Rindi — Consultant and Educator at Rindi Counseling
Steve Waterhouse — Partner at Pantera Capital
Zach Alexander — Designer and Developer
Adam Hyde — CoFounder at Coko Foundation
Andrew Atkin — IT Manager at Santa Clara County
Bernhard Seefeld — Director, Product Management at Google
John Eisenmen — Software Architect at Orange SV
Eric Myhre — Hopeful Hacker at Polydawn
Squiggy Rubio — Web Developer at Electronic Frontier Foundation
Marc Juul — Hacker at BioBricks Foundation
Trav Fryer — Internet Gardener at Singularity University
Joseph Chow — Consulting Engineer (Ethereum) at consensys
G Chiacchieri — Designer of Powerful Interfaces at Human Advancement Research Community (HARC)
Dan Kurtz — Software Engineer at No Where In Particular
Abhishek Gutgutia — Open Innovation at Accenture
Greg Hazel — CoFounder at OpenGarden
Joseph Poon — CoFounder at Lightning
Thaddeus Dryja — CTO at Lightning Labs
Brian Webster — General Manager at Better World Associates
Kenny Okagaki — FilmMaker at Harvard University
Alessandro Voto — Research Manager at IFTF
Antoine McGrath — Founder & Project Manager at CRSReports.com
Robert Terrin — Student at Colombia University
Gavin Knight — COO at Credible Friends
Brian Santos — CEO at eSpend
Karriem Khan — Advisor at eSpend
Sean Phillips — Advisor at eSpend
Matthew Nakatani — Digital Marketing Consultant at Anonymous Ads
Wayne Vaughan — CEO at Tierion
Tom Kyser — Director of Growth at Tierion
Alexander MacGillivray
Steve Douty — CEO at Nexo Inc.
Alex Leverington — Core Developer at Ethereum Project
Ameen Soleimani — Engineer at Consensys
Elizabeth Biddlecome — Engineer at Null
Linnsey Miller — Senior Data Scientist at ShadowFax Security
Dan Morehead — CEO Pantera at Capital
Hilliery Shay — Student at Mills College
Jake Hartnell — Founder Common at Garden
Richard Stallman — Founder of GNU Project and Free Software Foundation