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RE: Invitation VC-EDU Interoperability Plug Fest

From: John, Anil <anil.john@hq.dhs.gov>
Date: Fri, 6 May 2022 00:04:48 +0000
To: Mike Prorock <mprorock@mesur.io>, Kerri Lemoie <kerri@openworksgrp.com>, Oskar van Deventer <oskar.vandeventer@tno.nl>
CC: "public-vc-edu@w3.org" <public-vc-edu@w3.org>, W3C Credentials Community Group <public-credentials@w3.org>, Sharon Leu <sleu@jff.org>
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+1 to both the opportunity AND to Sharon’s awesomeness!

Currently discussing internally to see how best the SVIP VC/DID portfolio companies can take part in this.

(+ Oskar)

Do I need to ask the question? 😊

Best Regards,


Anil John
Technical Director, Silicon Valley Innovation Program
Science and Technology Directorate
US Department of Homeland Security
Washington, DC, USA

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From: Mike Prorock <mprorock@mesur.io>
Sent: Thursday, May 5, 2022 2:58 PM
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>
Subject: Re: Invitation VC-EDU Interoperability Plug Fest

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Thanks Kerri!

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

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

I'm forwarding the below email on behalf of Sharon Leu (working out some mailing list issues).


Dear Colleagues,

This April, JFFLabs released a market scan<https://urldefense.us/v3/__http:/jff.org/digitalwallets__;!!BClRuOV5cvtbuNI!WlI4TwrI4lH2PZ-nlhxlLHmAi0L0Lx_NhdLKwjhN1sMvnrnDBvwAd1_V1Q-VtNbq0uFy$> 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://urldefense.us/v3/__https:/www.nga.org/projects/skills-driven-state-community-of-practice__;!!BClRuOV5cvtbuNI!WlI4TwrI4lH2PZ-nlhxlLHmAi0L0Lx_NhdLKwjhN1sMvnrnDBvwAd1_V1Q-VtOjRNqAT$> 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/<https://urldefense.us/v3/__https:/www.w3.org/TR/vc-data-model/__;!!BClRuOV5cvtbuNI!WlI4TwrI4lH2PZ-nlhxlLHmAi0L0Lx_NhdLKwjhN1sMvnrnDBvwAd1_V1Q-VtDx1iFBo$>
·         Universal Wallet Specification - https://w3c-ccg.github.io/universal-wallet-interop-spec/#protocol<https://urldefense.us/v3/__https:/w3c-ccg.github.io/universal-wallet-interop-spec/*protocol__;Iw!!BClRuOV5cvtbuNI!WlI4TwrI4lH2PZ-nlhxlLHmAi0L0Lx_NhdLKwjhN1sMvnrnDBvwAd1_V1Q-VtHOjlCRr$>
·         Learner Credential Wallet Specification - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vPqb4bJ6pfuAPYF_fMW_Lb-7GZugasWKfrSCotpuv6o/edit?usp=sharing<https://urldefense.us/v3/__https:/docs.google.com/document/d/1vPqb4bJ6pfuAPYF_fMW_Lb-7GZugasWKfrSCotpuv6o/edit?usp=sharing__;!!BClRuOV5cvtbuNI!WlI4TwrI4lH2PZ-nlhxlLHmAi0L0Lx_NhdLKwjhN1sMvnrnDBvwAd1_V1Q-VtD-7CbJt$>
·         Decentralized Identifiers Recommendation - https://www.w3.org/TR/did-core/<https://urldefense.us/v3/__https:/www.w3.org/TR/did-core/__;!!BClRuOV5cvtbuNI!WlI4TwrI4lH2PZ-nlhxlLHmAi0L0Lx_NhdLKwjhN1sMvnrnDBvwAd1_V1Q-VtPdaFn2C$>

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<https://urldefense.us/v3/__https:/github.com/w3c-ccg/vc-ed__;!!BClRuOV5cvtbuNI!WlI4TwrI4lH2PZ-nlhxlLHmAi0L0Lx_NhdLKwjhN1sMvnrnDBvwAd1_V1Q-VtA1nU-W_$>.

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<mailto: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<https://urldefense.us/v3/__https:/cvent.me/A2ov3L__;!!BClRuOV5cvtbuNI!WlI4TwrI4lH2PZ-nlhxlLHmAi0L0Lx_NhdLKwjhN1sMvnrnDBvwAd1_V1Q-VtHVezZYq$>.

Please feel free to reach out with any specific questions ahead of our public discussion next week.  We look forward to your participation.


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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