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Rebooting the Web of Trust VI -- Santa Barbara, CA -- March 6-8

From: Joe Andrieu <joe@joeandrieu.com>
Date: Tue, 06 Feb 2018 11:01:18 -0800
Message-Id: <1517943678.4150065.1261696744.00F72C7E@webmail.messagingengine.com>
To: Verifiable Claims <public-vc-wg@w3.org>, Credentials Community Group <public-credentials@w3.org>, W3C Digital Verification CG <public-digital-verification@w3.org>
As many of you know, the Rebooting the Web of Trust workshops have
provided a good opportunity for face-to-face engagement for those of us
involved in the Credentials Community Group and the Verifiable Claims
Working Group.
The next Rebooting the Web of Trust workshop is March 6th-8th in Santa
Barbara, California. We'd love for you to join us, to participate in our
continuing work to create a new, twenty-first century model for
decentralized self-sovereign identity on the web.
The event will be held in coordination with the *1st Non-Annual
Rebooting Web of Trust Disc Golf Tournament* on the afternoon of Monday
March 5. Arrive a bit early and join your collaborators for a fun ice
breaker on a beautiful course.
Over the last two years, the #RebootingWebOfTrust[1] community has
published twenty-five collaborative white papers[2], technical specs,
and code repos, with another half-dozen expected this summer from our
successful fifth design workshop, which ran in Boston last October. The
focus of all of our events has been on decentralized identity, including
technical models, reputation systems, smart contracts and more. We've
had high-level users tell us about practical use cases and applications,
and we've had engineers create technical specifications and code.
Some members of the #RebootingWebOfTrust[3] community have taken our
efforts and turned them into projects that have received VC funding,
while others have brought in over $1M in stage 1 and stage 2 SBIR grants
from the US Government. The technology specifications incubated at our
events are also moving toward acceptance in W3C and IETF as
international standards, while one company has had their code accepted
as a Hyperledger project. The terminology of “Self-Sovereign Identity”
created at our design workshops is now being used broadly as the future
of identity by many identity organizations worldwide. The current draft
specification for Decentralized Identifiers (DIDs) in the W3C
Credentials Community Group https://w3c-ccg.github.io/did-spec/ drew
heavily on the work at our workshops (as well as at IIW[4] and the
CCG[5] itself).
If you have want to help design the next generation of identity on the
Internet; if you have practical needs or technical insights; if you're
an entrepreneur, a futurist, or an engineer; if you're involved in
identity, reputation, credentials, claims, or blockchain; then we
encourage you to sign up and join us for our newest exploration of the
future of identity technology.
I hope to see you there.


We are ordering discs for the tournament this week. Please sign up soon
to reserve your spot.

p.p.s.Topic Paper submissions are due Feb 15. We'd appreciate if you can
      purchase your ticket before then. Thanks.
Joe Andrieu, PMP


  1. https://twitter.com/search?q=%23RebootingWebOfTrust
  2. http://www.weboftrust.info/papers.html
  3. https://twitter.com/search?q=%23RebootingWebOfTrust
  4. http://www.internetidentityworkshop.com/
  5. https://w3c-ccg.github.io/
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