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Re: Invitation VC-EDU Interoperability Plug Fest

From: Mike Prorock <mprorock@mesur.io>
Date: Thu, 5 May 2022 14:58:02 -0400
Message-ID: <CAGJKSNQv0HGwDBoBV6D2aDc-cQoq-bdUkQAaZzNNgWGAQ1J2Cg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Kerri Lemoie <kerri@openworksgrp.com>
Cc: public-vc-edu@w3.org, W3C Credentials Community Group <public-credentials@w3.org>, Sharon Leu <sleu@jff.org>
Thanks Kerri!

Cannot recommend this opportunity enough and highly encourage
participation.  Sharon is fantastic

Mike Prorock
mesur.io

On Thu, May 5, 2022, 14:55 Kerri Lemoie <kerri@openworksgrp.com> wrote:

> Hello all,
>
>
> I'm forwarding the below email on behalf of Sharon Leu (working out some
> mailing list issues).
>
>
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>
>
> Dear Colleagues,
>
>
>
> This April, JFFLabs released a market scan <http://jff.org/digitalwallets> focused
> on verifiable credentials digital wallets - tools that we believe will
> enable mobility for learners and workers and give them agency over their
> education and career paths.  Thank you for the time and expertise you have
> provided us during our research for this project.
>
>
>
> JFF is excited to continue support of the development of the verifiable
> credentials community, which we believe will be foundational to a
> skills-based talent marketplace.  In collaboration with the W3C VC-EDU Task
> Force, JFF will be hosting a series of community plugfests to promote the
> interoperability of credentials across various learning and employment
> ecosystems.  With these plugfests, we hope to encourage the development of
> a large and active marketplace of LER (learning and employment record)
> friendly technology, tools, and infrastructure and for the community to
> demonstrate true multi-vendor, multi-platform interoperability.
>
>
>
> In partnership with the National Governors Association, these outputs of
> these plugfests will contribute critical information to the Skills-Driven
> States
> <https://www.nga.org/projects/skills-driven-state-community-of-practice>Community
> of Practice, informing state leaders and policymakers on best practices in
> technology development and acquisition as they fund the implementation of
> LER friendly ecosystems and skills-based practices at scale, nationally.
>
>
>
> Each of these plugfests will focus on a few technical elements that will
> together form a complete workflow for requesting, issuing, storing,
> verifying, and presenting verifiable credentials using a wallet, as
> described in:
>
>    - Verifiable Credentials Data Model -
>    https://www.w3.org/TR/vc-data-model/
>    - Universal Wallet Specification -
>    https://w3c-ccg.github.io/universal-wallet-interop-spec/#protocol
>    - Learner Credential Wallet Specification -
>    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vPqb4bJ6pfuAPYF_fMW_Lb-7GZugasWKfrSCotpuv6o/edit?usp=sharing
>    - Decentralized Identifiers Recommendation -
>    https://www.w3.org/TR/did-core/
>
>
>
> We will be hosting an open, public discussion on the Interoperability Test
> Plan for the first plugfest during the W3C VC-EDU Task Force Meeting on *Monday,
> May 9, 2022*.  The goal of this discussion is to answer questions about
> the process for implementing the interoperability testing (such as timing,
> definitions, IP) and to find consensus on the minimal technical
> specifications that will achieve our functional requirements.  Details on
> joining the meeting may be found: https://github.com/w3c-ccg/vc-ed.
>
>
>
> Wallet developers interested in participating in these community plugfests
> may receive a stipend of $10,000* to support any technical development and
> collaboration efforts necessary to participate in the first demonstration
> event.  Please send an email to Sharon Leu, sleu@jff.org no later than *Friday,
> May 13, 2022* with the following information:
>
>    - Name of the organization developing the wallet
>    - Name of primary and technical contact and email (for correspondence)
>    - Public link to the wallet, including any relevant documentation
>    - Credential assertion format (in production)
>    - DID methods supported (if applicable)
>    - Digital signature cryptographic suite used (or planned, if
>    applicable)
>    - Protocol for obtaining and storing VCs (if applicable)
>
>
>
> We plan to host the first community interoperability demonstration event
> on *Monday, June 6, 2022*, from 1 PM to 5 PM CT, as a pre-conference
> event preceding the JFF Horizons conference.  You can register for this
> event separately at https://cvent.me/A2ov3L.
>
>
>
> Please feel free to reach out with any specific questions ahead of our
> public discussion next week.  We look forward to your participation.
>
>
>
> Sincerely,
>
>
>
> Sharon Leu
>
>
>
> * Please note that the stipend does not apply to those recipients of
> funding from Walmart.org where this activity has already been supported.
> Stipend is per wallet project, not individual participant.
>
>
> *___________________________*
>
> Sharon Leu
>
> Executive in Residence | JFFLabs
>
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> <https://www.jff.org/what-we-do/impact-stories/jfflabs/>
>
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