The first Decentralized Web Summit is a call for dreamers and builders who believe we can lock the Web open for good. This goal of the Summit (June 8) and Meetup featuring lightning talks and workshops (June 9) is to spark collaboration and take concrete steps to create a better Web.
Together we can build a more reliable, more dynamic, and more private Web on top of the existing web infrastructure.
At the Summit on June 8, the “father of the Internet,” Vint Cerf, will share with us his “Lessons from the Internet,” the things he’s learned in his 40+ years that may help us create a new, more secure, private and robust Web. EFF’s Cory Doctorow, such a fine weaver of digital dystopias in his science fiction, will share what has gone awry with the current Web and what kind of values we need to build into the code this time.
Current builders of decentralized technologies will be on hand to share their visions of how we can build a fully decentralized Web. The founders and builders of IPFS, the Dat Project, WebTorrent, Tahoe-LAFS, zcash, Zeronet.io, BitTorrent, Ethereum, BigChainDB, Blockstack, Interledger, Mediachain, MaidSafe, Storj and others will present their technologies and answer questions. If you have a project or workshop to share on June 9, we’d love to hear from you at Dwebsummit@archive.org.
It will take the passion and expertise of many to lock the Web open. As Internet Archive founder, Brewster Kahle, wrote last year:
We can make openness irrevocable.
We can build this.
We can do it together.
On June 8-9, let’s collaborate to get there.
For more information and official schedule, go to decentralizedweb.net.
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at 8:00 AM – Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 8:00 PM
Internet Archive, 300 Funston Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94118
Please register on our Eventbrite (limit 250 participants on June 8).