Decentralization drives much of the thinking of modern systems, including Tim Berners-Lee’s ideas for where the web should go to recover its potential. There are common benefits touted by advocates of these approaches, but as with all things, there are some problems that are better met with some technologies than others.
Join Brian Sletten to explore the major decentralized approaches and their applicability to specific problems. You’ll dive into major ideas such (e.g. distributed hash tables, content-based addressing, etc.) as well as how they are used in actual, running systems. We will also cover where the fall short, run into regulatory/governance issues, security concerns and more.
Brian Sletten is the president of Bosatsu Consulting, where he focuses on web architecture, resource-oriented computing, social networking, the semantic web, data science, 3D graphics, visualization, scalable systems, security consulting, and other technologies of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. A liberal arts-educated software engineer with a focus on forward-leaning technologies, Brian has worked in many industries, including retail, banking, online games, defense, finance, hospitality, and healthcare. He holds a BS in computer science from the College of William and Mary. Brian is a rabid reader and devoted foodie with excellent taste in music. If pressed, he might tell you about his international pop recording career.
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