Federated Services, POSSE, and You

Chason Chaffin (Media Temple )
Sponsored Sessions
Location: E143
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Federated software is an incredibly important concept to a free and open Internet. It allows people to interact independently in ways not mediated by an overarching corporation. With the increasingly availability of inexpensive VPSs, anyone can run their own Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, and Gmail, and Google Talk alternatives.

The talk will cover:

  • Importance of federated software in an open world
  • Overview of several alternatives to popular hosted services
  • Basics of setting up and running these services on a VPS

At the end of this talk, participants will have an understanding of what federated services are, why they are important, and how to run their own.

This talk is sponsored by Media Temple

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Chason Chaffin

Media Temple

Chason Chaffin is a programmer working on pretty much anything to do with the web. He is interested in technology, social media, and the culture that the intermix of the two creates. Chason’s work currently involves small, focused projects that have an immediate impact on his coworker’s day to day productivity.

Chason is a software engineer for (mt) Media Temple and his personal blog can be found at http://pinkrobot.org/

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Chason Chaffin
07/24/2013 4:54am PDT

The Github repo I mentioned at the talk with installation of some of the tools we spoke about is at: https://github.com/mediatemple/federated_services_oscon_2013


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