A weekend to learn, connect and make technology that shapes society.
17-18 October 2015 | London | #redecentralize
Ryan Taylor asks people at the conference to describe what it is and if they recommend it.Watch now
Johanna Kollman, Sarah Gold, Vinay Gupta and Ira Bolychevsky tell us their highlights from the conference, and what they'd like to see happen in the future. Plus thanks!Watch now
Ian Preston gives an overview and live demonstration of the InterPlanetary File System, IPFS.Watch now
Harry Halpin and Blaine Cooke go through the history of standards for social networks and identiy, and why they failed.Watch now
Johanna Kollman gives lessons from vegan activism on how the decentralization movement can get non-technical people to care.Watch now
Andrei Sambra and Nicola Greco describe Solid (social linked data), a project led by web creator Tim Berners-Lee to change the way apps are made so people control their data.Watch now
Philip Sheldrake describes the hi:project, which aims to decentralize the creation of user interfaces so they fit better to humans. Includes insights from marketing Firefox.Watch now
Nikolai for calling it 'decent'; Mick on research questions; Hugh on community currency in a box; Richard Pope on an open replacement for Google Now; Tim Retout on open mail and spam; Co-operative ownership of Internet services.Watch now
Everyone pitches sessions for the second day of the unconference.Watch now
What are the best projects? What as a community will make this work? Ira Bolychevsky, Francis Irving and Blaine Cook from Redecentralize discuss, chaired by David MillerWatch now
Jutta Steiner talks through real world uses of Ethereum, in particular supply chain management.Watch now
Gavin Wood explains what Ethereum is, including its unusual properties as a singular, global computer.Watch now
Vinay Gupta gives the cultural history of crypto, explaining where Ethereum comes from. Why does the only crypto used so far enable trade? Can we have democratic respresentation for users of decentralized systems?Watch now
dr electronic max @emax talks about PIES - Personal Information Environments, and keeping data for a lifetime.Watch now
Andrei - SoLID, Nick - Running your own Email, Odvar - Matrix.org, Hugh - CClite and blockchains, Tristan - Cozy Cloud, Christoph - Cloudfleet.io, Blaine - Formats and standards, Eva - Digital Bill of Rights / CybersalonWatch now
Ira introduces the Redecentralize Conference 2015, and then everyone pitches sessions that they want to happen.Watch now
The Redecentralize conference brings together people working on decentralization projects with others outside the movement - to drive adoption and sustainability of decentralized alternatives. We'll be showcasing projects, looking at open strategies, marketing, design and business models.
Dates are 17th & 18th October — in London, UK
When the web was created, it was open, free and decentralized. Anyone could share information and connect. Now it's home to vast monopolies. Many people's primary internet experience is limited to facebook. Even email runs on proprietary platforms.
We lack genuine choice and the freedom to disagree with their terms and conditions. It is time to push back and build alternatives... and ensure a future with competition, innovation, resilience, open standards and privacy.
Redecentralize Conference is run and organised by a fittingly decentralized group of volunteers.
Our conference is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion (or lack thereof). We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online media. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organisers.