|I got this note today from the folks at OpenID. I will be attending some of the event. If you are keen on understanding the future of this technology it is worth attending. I am actually quite positive about the user-experience and research that is informing this next generation fo the OpenID protocol and hopeful it gives an alternative for the whole web to Facebook Connect.
OpenID “Connect Tech” Summit – September 12-13, 2011
The OpenID Foundation is launching its third OpenID Summit for 2011. This event is co-sponsored by Microsoft and will be held at the Microsoft Research Campus in Mountain View. The OpenID Foundation’s 2011 series of OpenID Summits focuses on use cases and topics of interest to key developers, executives and analysts in the online identity industry.
This OpenID summit gives web site developers and technologists a closer look at the OpenID Connect protocol, its use cases and adoption plans by leading companies. We will introduce “Account Chooser” its implementation and user experience and provide interop testing and feedback for next generation OpenID adoption.
Please join us on Monday, September 12, 2011 from 12:00 Noon until 5:00pm PDT and Tuesday, September 13, 2011 from 10:00am to 4:30pm PDT.
Registration is now open at the following link: REGISTER NOW!
Internet Identity Workshop #13 October 18-20 in Mountain View
The Internet Identity Workshop focuses on “user-centric identity” and trying to solve the technical challenge of how people can manage their own identity across the range of websites, services, companies and organizations that they belong to, purchase from and participate with. We also work on trying to address social and legal issues that arise with these new tools. This conference we are going to also focus some attention on business models that can make this ecology of web services thrive.
30% of the panels at the SXSW conference are picked by people’s votes so please if you care about these topics and want to see them covered please Vote for Me!
Personal Data Triple Win: People, Business & Gov – Kaliya Hamlin solo short talk
Obama & NSTIC: All Your IDs Are Belong to U(S) – Kaliya Hamlin on panel with others
Let My Data Go! Open data portability standards – Kaliya Hamlin, Phil Wolff
Rules for Innovators of User Centric Personal Data – Mary Hodder panel organizer
Successful Unconference Patterns – Jennifer Holmes, Kaliya Hamlin
One of the reasons I love IIW is that really smart people with passion can come together, discuss hard problems AND make real progress towards solving them. This is just my take – of course the workshop will be created by the people who attend.
OpenID “The Next Generation”:
In my last post I said some things that some people associated with particular technologies may have interpreted in a way that I didn’t intend. I said “OpenID as we know it” was dead – but OpenID itself is very much alive and making progress to the next generation of OpenID. The work led by Nat Sakimura on Attribute Binding and the proposal to do an OpenID Connect by David Recordon have merged into OpenID-ABC. They are making steady progress led by John Bradley and Nat with active participation from Microsoft, Google and Facebook. My hope is that some more people from independent web perspectives – hint hint Evan and Sarah 😉 can get involved too.
The OpenID Summit on May 2 will be a place where people are gathering to focus on the technology and progress will be made at IIW following.
Media, Trust and the Freedom to Comment:
Issues surfacing around the release of Facebook Comments and the “protection” they in theory give against trolls – articulated here on TechCrunch.
Facebook Comments homes in on trolling by forcing real identity, but the end result isn’t just the silencing of trolls, it’s the silencing of everyone.
I have been surprised by the number of projects surfacing about how individuals share and connect information about media. Bill Densmore has had a project called CircLabs for a while. Hypothes.is is a project that I just learned about that is in the research phase.
Personal Data – Legal and Technical Issues:
The buzz around various startups in the Personal Data Ecosystem is growing. Kynetx, Phil Windley’s company, has launched their new site for apps on the live web. This week TrustFabric put out Beta 3. Tara Hunt published an article about Personal Data on O’Reilly Radar. Drummond & Joe are working on Connect.me. Azigo has new software out. Mydex has completed its community prototype in the UK. Personal.com has a site up but is not live yet. Statz.com has begun a board of trade for people’s data and lets them upload their data. Folks from the Locker Project will also be attending.
Last week was Personal Data 2.0 with many sessions about key issues – it was a great warmup for IIW and precursor for the same workshop a week after IIW in London the same day as a similar conversation at the European Identity Conference. We are hosting Yukon Day, a day we are inviting investors to, on the third day of IIW. There are many legal issues to be discussed around data and rights. Scott David wrote a post about why lawyers should come to IIW.
NSTIC: Making it Real
The National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace is being announced today at the US Chamber of Commerce. I wrote about why we shouldn’t freak out about it after the program office was announced at Stanford. Government leaders working on actually implementing open standards for identity login at NIH and other agencies participated in our east coast satellite event last September in DC. This coming IIW will be a great opportunity to make progress in the dialogue about the issues NSTIC raises and to get down to the nitty gritty of implementing.
Igniting the Personal Data Ecosystem Deep Dive Workshop April 7th in Palo Alto
Within the STL Partners/Telco 2.0 New Digital Economics event.
Link to the event page http://bit.ly/pdew
This event brings together three different communities focused on this area:
* Telco 2.0 – a conference and analysis offering by STLPartners for the last several years and is has key forward thinking leader of that industry participating
* The World Economic Forum recently released a report in this area Personal Data: An Emerging Asset Class and is promoting the event as a venue to make progress on the action items (see below)
* The Internet Identity Workshop / User-Centric Identity Community focused on emerging open standards, innovative startups and open source efforts. Along with the Personal Data Ecosystem Consortium that is coming together. We have been tracking the industry on our wiki and there are over a dozen startups in the space and over a 1/2 dozen open source projects. You can see all of the ones we know about on our wiki http://hub.personaldataecosystem.org.
You can see the notes from various sessions in the last several years at IIW. http://iiw.idcommons.net/Personal_Data_Ecosystem-Notes this year is sure to be even richer and deeper and building on this event a month before.
At the deep dive workshop the event will be facilitated by me and the agenda will be made live the day of the event. It will be a rich and deep discussion and action planning meeting about making key aspects of the ecosystem real.
Their is a 20% discount – VIP946. Along with prices for ” there are some ‘early bird’, ‘Independent Developer/Start-Up’ and ‘team’ discounts available. See workshop & Register here http://bit.ly/pdew
Like all the events that I run participation is more important then your ability to pay. If you feel like you have something to contribute and can’t afford it please contact me.