Fediverse: Decentralized Social Networking and Services
der.hans is a Free Software, technology and entrepreneurial veteran.
Hans is chairman of the Phoenix Linux User Group (PLUG); BoF organizer, jobs board maintainer, and jobs night organizer for the Southern California Linux Expo (SCaLE); and founder of the Free Software Stammtisch along with the Stammtisch Job Nights.
Currently a Customer Data Engineer at Object Rocket, most likely anything Hans says publicly was not approved by $dayjob.
The Fediverse is a collection of decentralized digital, social spaces. Using protocols like ActivityPub allows various services to interact.
ActivityPub enables various services to interact and share data on behalf of accountholders. For instance, competing microblogging services can subscribe to accounts on other services. Also, one type of service can use another, such as a long form blog engine using an external microblogging service for comments. Or, a microblogging account can subscribe to accounts on different photo and video services.
ActivityPub is an official W3C recommended standard published. It provides client to server APIs and server to server APIs. The client to server APIs allow clients to work with different services. The server to server APIs allow services federate and to share data on behalf of their account holders.
Attendees will learn about:
- why decentralized social networking is useful
- the history of the Fediverse
- the history of decentralized social networking
- pros and cons of self-hosting
- list of some services in the Fediverse
- how they can join and participate in decentralizing the web
- 45 min
- LinuxFest Northwest 2020
- Be excellent to each other