Open Platforms for Federated Futures

Ryan Jarvinen (Red Hat)
1:30pm–2:00pm Wednesday, 04/22/2015
Application architectures
Location: Salon 12/13/14/15
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This talk covers popular open standards for identity (open id, persona), authentication (OAuth 1/2), and data (activity feeds, RSS), and will take a look at several new protocols for federated communication (, diaspora,, gnu social, etc).  

We’ll review the core architectural design shared by many federated social networks, and evaluate several major tradeoffs that one may encounter when using these platforms.
The talk concludes with a live demo where audience members can spin up their own federated community hubs (in minutes).
I’d like to discuss decentralized and distributed application design and talk about what we stand to gain from a service-oriented, open web.

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Ryan Jarvinen

Red Hat

Ryan Jarvinen is an Open Source Evangelist working with RedHat’s OpenShift team. He lives in Oakland, California and is passionate about open source, open standards, open gov, and digital rights.
You can reach him as ‘ryanj’ on twitter, github, and IRC.