The Internet Archive Canada recently sponsored a DWeb meetup in collaboration with Fission, a research lab committed to building a better internet, and their founder Boris Mann. The event brought together experts from the technology industry to explore and discuss the distributed web and topics related to the Fediverse.
The evening kicked off with a presentation by Boris Mann, who spoke about the challenges facing the current web and the need for a decentralized alternative. He highlighted the potential of a distributed web to address issues such as privacy, security, and censorship.
Other presentations included discussions on the architecture of the web itself and how it can be re-imagined to better serve the needs of users. The speakers highlighted various projects and initiatives that are working towards creating a more decentralized and user-centric web. Claire Atkin presented a fascinating introduction to Check My Ads, an adtech watchdog.
One of the standout presentations was about the development of a peer-to-peer file-sharing platform that leverages blockchain technology to provide users with a secure and decentralized means of exchanging information. The presenter emphasized the importance of having a distributed web that is not controlled by a single entity, but instead is governed by a decentralized network of nodes.
The DWeb meetup was a great opportunity for attendees to learn about the cutting-edge innovations in DWeb and engage in discussions with experts from the field. The Internet Archive Canada and Fission Codes’ collaboration demonstrated their commitment to advancing the state of the web and promoting a more open and accessible internet.
Overall, the meetup showcased the potential of DWeb to create a more equitable and user-friendly internet and emphasized the need for continued innovation and collaboration to make this vision a reality.