Intro to the IndieWeb: How Far Can We Go?

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Accepted Session
Short Form
Intermediate
Scheduled: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 from 10:00 – 10:45am in B204

Excerpt

What happens when an online service you use freezes your account, loses your data, or goes out of business? Have you ever used a service by a company that suddenly went under, stranding your data? Do you own your own identity or does somebody else? What happened to the web in 2003, and how did we get where we are today? This talk will teach you how to post on your own site and optionally syndicate to other sites (POSSE), how to authenticate with your own domain (IndieAuth) and steps to take data ownership back into your own hands.

Description

The IndieWeb movement is a global community that is building an open set of principles and methods that empower people to take back ownership of identity and data instead of sharecropping on 3rd party websites. You’ll learn about ways to empower yourself to own your data, create and publish content on your own site, and only optionally syndicate to third-party silos. Along the way you’ll get a solid grounding in the history and future of Microformats, domain ownership, IndieAuth, WebMention and more. Finally, we’ll cover just how far this movement can go and how it can change the web as we know it.

OSBridge participants can attend this talk before IndieWebCamp Portland, a post-OSBridge event.

Tags

indieweb, data ownership, privacy, community, social networks, silos, Freedom

Speaking experience

Keynote SXSW 2012, speaker at past OSBridge events, keynote Oredev Sweden, many open source conferences, TED 2009. Organizer of local groups. I've given a version of this talk before at Keeping it Realtime Conference, but this one will be more in depth, actionable and evolved.

Speaker

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    Amber Case

    Esri R&D Center Portland

    Biography

    Amber Case is the Director of Esri’s R&D Center, Portland, where she works on next generation location-based technology. Previously, she co-founded Geoloqi, a location-based software company acquired by Esri in 2012. She recently worked on MapAttack! an urban geofencing game based on Esri technology.

    In 2012 she was named one of National Geographic’s Emerging Explorers and made Inc Magazine’s 30 under 30 with Geoloqi co-founder Aaron Parecki. Case has spoken at TED on technology and humans and regularly speaks around the world.

    Case is a proponent of data ownership, and uses her domain as her own personal data store and identity provider. Case founded IndieWebCamp with Tantek Çelik and Aaron Parecki in 2010. Case is interested in furthering the ideas of Calm Technology, wearable computing, and the future of the interface. You can follow her on Twitter @caseorganic or at caseorganic.com.

    Sessions

      • Title: Intro to the IndieWeb: How Far Can We Go?
      • Track: Chemistry
      • Room: B204
      • Time: 10:0010:45am
      • Excerpt:

        What happens when an online service you use freezes your account, loses your data, or goes out of business? Have you ever used a service by a company that suddenly went under, stranding your data? Do you own your own identity or does somebody else? What happened to the web in 2003, and how did we get where we are today? This talk will teach you how to post on your own site and optionally syndicate to other sites (POSSE), how to authenticate with your own domain (IndieAuth) and steps to take data ownership back into your own hands.

      • Speakers: Amber Case