Welcome to the 🏕 2019 IPFS Camp 🌌 Content Repo 🚀 🚀 #13
Greetings @ipfs/ipfs-camp-2019-attendees 👋🏽
I'm psyched to welcome you to the
I'm Ian Preston, from Australia, but living in Oxford (UK). Today I had Vegemite on toast. :-)
I'm excited about making the web more secure and reliable with IPFS.
I'm looking forward to meeting more smart and fun people at IPFS camp and solving difficult problems!
Hi everyone! I'll take the opportunity to introduce myself as well :D
I'm David Dias, originally from Lisbon Portugal, but been all over planet earth for the last 5~6 years. For breakfast I had a delicious Gemüsesandwich (thats a Vegetable Sandwich in German) and delicious black coffee!.
I'm psyched about IPFS as it is a fundamental building block, a protocol, to create powerful and distributed experiences for humans across the planet-wide nervous system that we call the “Internet”. Before IPFS, developing a P2P application implied having years of experience building networking applications, going deep on technical protocols and fighting complexity at every step on the way. Building with Centralized Infrastructure had exactly if not even more complex hurdles, then HTTP and all the conventions on how to build Web Applications came along and now, everything is so much more simple. HTTP was instrumental in powering multiple waves of applications and services over the last 2 decades. I believe that IPFS will do the same for the DWeb (Distributed Web).
For IPFS Camp I'm looking forward for Lazers and Space Travel! Ahaha we've been cooking up something special :D Also and most importantly, I can't wait to meet and learn from you all!
I've been building IPFS since 2015 and it is the number 1 thing I focus on
I'm Robert Ignat, from Romania.
I had zacuscă for breakfast (there seems to be a veggie trend here).
I'm excited about IPFS' potential to decentralize the web and data storage in general.
I'm looking forward to meeting all you great people at IPFS Camp and learning as much as possible about p2p systems.
I'm not working on anything involving IPFS currently, but am enthusiastic about libp2p, OpenBazaar and most decentralized technology.
This morning, during an otherwise mundane breakfast of oaty hoops, this happened
I'm into IPFS for a future where we can meaningfully contribute to the co-hosting of data we care about.
At camp, I'll be your guide for the "Lifecyle of data in IPFS" course AKA "WHERE THE BLOCKS AT!?". It's gonna be rad! I can guarantee it will be slightly calmer and much more detailed than this: https://youtu.be/xTBm1skAfiY
I'm working on the IPFS Web UI and IPFS Desktop, and would like to talk to you all about the tools and visualisations we could add to it to support developers figure out what their IPFS node is up to, and as a learning tool to help new users build a mental model of what's going on under the hood.
Hey hey hey! I'm Dan Shields
Breakfast is always coffee - Black
What excites me about IPFS? I am passionate about all things Distributed Web (Web3). Blockchain is my main gig, but I know it is only a tiny part of the true decentralized infra future. IPFS (and it's stack) are what I hope are key to unlocking generalized, permissionless cloud storage, and lead to generalized compute as well.
EDIT: I am there in person!
I am working most on the IPFS and Blockchain community itself... but I have an end game: CORE Resources. A Distributed set of shared community resources hosted on IPFS by peers in the community. See the node repo for an outline of the plans
Hello Hello Hello!
This morning my breakfast was made of 2 boiled eggs, food supplements
ATM, I am working at Siderus developing a more production-ready gateway that solves the issues found by some users of our IPFS Desktop Client: Orion. If you guys has some feedback about this project, or if you want to help, I am the right person to talk to!
I'm Kevin Wong @kk3wong , from Hong Kong. I used to live in Toronto, Canada for many years but I moved back to Hong Kong couple of years ago.
I just had my son's left over bread roll for today's breakfast (which I always do
I started my university with learning Java, Html, MySQL etc... years ago and ended up landing in a commercial field. The excitement of IPFS kind of drag my focus back to the tech world. I am a big fan of p2p and truly believe IPFS will play a key role of the future Web 3.0
I am looking forward to meeting so many great people and talents through out the camp so that we can work together to help growing the amazing community!
I can't wait to see you all in the camp!
Hi there! I am Peter Brown or @mib-kd743naq ( just Mib, and no, that's not my main nickname
I am hailing from near Germany's coal-country Rheinland
This morning I skipped breakfast ( and 11sies, and lunch, and am already late for dinner ) because of a production issue. One
I am excited about IPFS and the IPLD subset in particular as it brilliantly implements various doodles I've been playing with during the past decade or so. I am most interested in offline uses of IPFS, in a manner similar to how I admire the offline capabilities of git.
I am looking forward to participating in the IPLD specification heddesking, various security-related matters, demo my latest progress on a "UNIXFS v1.5" to interested parties, and be part of the awesome experience overall.
I skipped breakfast today because I had to go to the dentist, but on my walk to the dentist I got to look at this:
Tons of things excite me about IPFS, but the broadest-possible-level one is the community of developers and users who are genuinely thrilled about and committed to creating protocols and implementations that will truly change the fabric of the internet. I've been lucky in the past to work with a bunch of folks involved in the very early days of the 'net and I've never been in a situation that captures the hope, optimism and excitement that they recall experiencing ... until now.
Outside of camp stuff I'm working primarily with the IPFS Package Managers Special Interest Group ... come check out what we're up to!
Hey Everyone! Vaibhav(aka vasa) form India here!
I am a dropout from IIT Delhi (dropped out in 2018 Jan). I run a startup named TowardsBlockchain. We have a really passionate team of people working on Web3.0. Also, I am a speaker and writer. I love writing articles that simplify a concept for beginners and average internet users. You can check out my medium profile here.
Here is a list of a few cool projects that I am working on:
I am really excited to join you all at the camp and explore other cool projects in the community
Hi all! I'm @b5 <firstname.lastname@example.org>, a Canadian living in Brooklyn. You may know me from such roles as "guy holding the bottom of the poster" in @olizilla's bitswap video. I legitimately cannot remember what I had for breakfast, but I'm sure it was tasty, and involved coffee. Anyway, I work at qri.io where we bring the open source way of doing things to data science. We're built on IPFS, and even have a docs page for that <https://qri.io/docs/concepts/ipfs_to_qri/> I'm *very* much looking forward to meeting all of you. Can't wait to learn new stuff, build cool stuff, and hash some stuff (out).…
On Thu, Jun 6, 2019 at 3:46 PM vasa ***@***.***> wrote: @olizilla <https://github.com/olizilla> Your previous video is already rad! You got the audience all charged up
-- -- Brendan O'Brien caretaker, qri.io twitter.com/b_fiive meeting avail: https://calendly.com/b_five
Hi, hola, 你好!
My name is Dietrich Ayala, and I've recently moved to San Francisco, California. I used to live in Portland for a long time. I'm adjusting to being Californian again, give me time.
I don't eat breakfast, but I did just have noodle soup for lunch, which we make at home many times every week (I really should publish this recipe...).
I spent a lot of years working on Firefox, Firefox OS and many other things at Mozilla, and now I'm SUPER EXCITED to be able to work on bringing IPFS to the web at Protocol Labs!! We are working to help the user agent live up to its name.
The part of camp I'm most looking forward to is the spaces in between... people meeting new people, building things together that could not be predicted in advance. There are also specific things like some IPFS+Dat+SSB people all being together, the people who work on browsers that are coming like Brave, Chrome, Puma (maybe!) and Firefox.
Projects I'm excited to be working on:
I am Steven from IPFS-Force Community, based in - Shanghai China
For the breakfast, I think you might be really interested. This picture is a part of it, plus honey water and delicious Baozi
Currently I am the technical lead in IPFS-Force Community, and one of organizers of ProtoSchool Shanghai Chapter. We have weekly IPFS event to update the status to people who are interested in, and monthly technical deep-dive session with technical engineers. At the same time, we put some effort on IPFS application development. One platform is on trial already to connect decentralized storage providers and users for commercial use.
I am really excited to join you all at the camp and explore other cool projects in the community
it's Ben, from Germany, mostly working from Berlin and Magdeburg nowadays, but used to live in Barcelona -- so very happy to go back there!
I didn't have breakfast yet, but you made me hungry. So, I made myself a little something...
For IPFScamp, I am looking to meet all these amazing people and projects building in the decentralisation space, learning about and from them, connect and exchange learnings and experience. I have been involved in the decentralisation, offline-first privacy-security-space for quite a while now, but haven't been to any larger IPFS event yet. So I am very much looking forward getting to know everyone and learn and share.
I myself am working on Substrate, the Rust Blockchain development kit developed by Parity. I've been doing network layer, consensus and client infrastructure stuff on it and am generally working towards integrations with other projects in the space. As such I have been involved in rust-libp2p, rust-ipfs and - most recently - with the Filecoin spec.
I'm @lidel, also known as Marcin Rataj.
Projects/areas I am excited about?
I am looking forward to in-between conversations at IPFS Camp.
My name is Justin Maier! I say I'm from Seattle, but by my actually from a super beautiful place (especially this time of year), called North Bend. It's about 30 minutes east in a valley surrounded by mountains. It was made famous by the cult classic from the 90s, Twin Peaks.
I had half a breakfast burrito today because I was too busy rewriting a reward function for an autonomous race car (only half as cool as it sounds).
A lot of things about IPFS excite me, but I think the thing that excites me most about it, kind of like everything with this decentralization movement, is how it takes power from the few and gives it to the many. The network and data layer of IPFS create the foundation for a completely new type of computing that I believe is necessary for humanity to reach the next level of evolution :)
I'm looking forward to being around other people excited about IPFS and learning from and talking with topic experts.
I'm building Gathering, an app that uses LibP2P to allow direct device to device contact info swapping at in-person conferences with a gamified incentive. It's mostly an experiment to explore the technology, but hopefully it'll work well
My name is Gorka, I was born in Mexico City, lived there for 22 years, then moved to Playa del Carmen (amazing Caribbean destination) for 5 years, then moved to Bueno Aires, Argentina also for 5 years and 2 years ago moved to Barcelona, Spain - planning on moving somewhere else once again.
IPFS rocks, big time. Several things about the project draw my attention:
I will be trying to learn as much as I can on how to use IPFS for Dapps, learn all I can on distributed Identity, learn how to improve an auth layer I've implemented on top of my IPFS node and how to easily connect nodes (nat is a bummer).
Projects I'm working on:
Hey hey! Xavi here, from just a couple hours away from the event.
Right now, most of my energy goes to Vocdoni, where we're building an end-to-end verifiable, censorship-resistant, voting system.
But also Interplanetary mind-map, where we're exploring how to construct and organize information so anyone can create a sharable ontology that fits her very unique model of the world. So we can play with more complexity, re-use knowledge, learn faster and transcend the default limitations of the human mind! Yeah!
I'm really excited about the event and to meet like-minded individuals.
Hey folks, my name's Greg and I'm from Edinburgh, Scotland! For breakfast, I cooked my famous poached eggs with a nice mug of coffee.
I graduated from University last year and joined Monax soon after, focusing on work in the blockchain space - specifically Hyperledger Burrow. I love all things decentralized, and IPFS is an incredible technology which will likely underpin the next web. We use it at work to share state across different chains, and we're also looking at versioning smart contracts with gx. I recently started work on a small side project nicknamed Gantry, which facilitates using IPFS as a registry for OCI compliant images.
At the camp I'm most excited to learn more about libp2p and identity, but I also aspire to better understand the whole ecosystem! Of course, I also can't wait to meet more like-minded geeks and work on some awesome design projects together!
Hey all, I'm Jérôme from Paris, France. I had a typical French breakfast, black coffee and fresh bread from the boulangerie.
I'm a bit of an oddball here, as I don't use IPFS, yet, (I'm currently working on a ... badminton training robot!) but I'm on a mission to connect a many cats to the internet as possible, and this should be made in a decentralised way, so I'm looking forward meeting you all and decentralise all the things
My name is João, and I'm super excited to get to know you all!
I've used IPFS in the past when building a web annotation censorship resistant system. Since then I shifted my attention to decentralised identity. I'm part of the Rebooting the Web of Trust community, and helped out designing and implementing (a tiny part) of the Identity Manager.
I live in London where today, predictably, it's raining. When I remember to have breakfast it's cereal and a cup of tea - when I forget it's usually croissants from the supermarket next door, which are ok but no doubt vastly inferior to @gorhgorh's boulangerie provided delights.
I'm jazzed about the use of IPFS in low powered computing environments with flaky network connections, identity, and integrity. I'll also be one of your guides on the libp2p workshop!
Hi all, I'm Hector and I mostly take care of the IPFS Cluster (https://github.com/ipfs/ipfs-cluster).
We have been very busy in the team preparing courses and an IPFS Cluster workshop for the camp (join Elective Course B!). We will also run a local Cluster-based pinning service on a bunch of Raspberry Pis.
I'm looking forward to meet you all and very excited to discuss about distributed apps on the libp2p and ipfs lands, crdts, and all new features coming to Cluster.
*For breakfast I had a swarm of tender peers seasoned with spicy pubsub messages, on a creamy dht sauce, toppled with unique chocolate bits of content.
Hey, folks! I'm Teri and I'm the lead maintainer and community manager for ProtoSchool, a community-driven open source project dedicated to making it easy to get started with decentralized web technologies through interactive tutorials and local community learning events. (We just added our 20th chapter this morning, and we'll be releasing a brand new tutorial later this week!
Since I live in Boston, there's a Dunkin' Donuts on every corner, so when I'm out and about I tend to end up grabbing the least unhealthy thing on the breakfast menu: the ham, egg and cheese wake-up wrap. If you frequent Zoom meetings in the IPFS universe, you've probably seen me sipping my accompanying iced tea from a Dunks cup.
I'm still new to IPFS and the decentralized web in general, but I'm excited about their potential to democratize access to data for folks with poor internet connections. I first learned about the decentralized web through my work organizing an unconference tech retreat called Offline Camp, which brings together the the Offline First community to tackle the challenges of building tech solutions that work in challenging network conditions. I used to be a developer advocate for IBM Cloudant, and have some experience building offline-capable Progressive Web Apps with CouchDB & PouchDB, but I've never build a Dapp. I've been exploring the crossover between Offline First and dweb as a member of the Local and Offline Collaboration Special Interest Group, and I look forward to learning more at IPFS Camp about how IPFS can support offline or low-bandwidth use cases.
I find a lot of discussion about decentralized web concepts to be quite inaccessible to beginners, in part due to vocabulary that feels really foreign. (For more on this, check out Nolan Lawson's passion talk "Decentralization Is Not Enough" and my subsequent interview with him on the messaging challenges of the decentralized web and the risk of creating an exclusive safe haven for the technical elite, rather than a compelling movement to change the way technology works for everyone.) I'm looking forward to connecting with all of you at camp and discussing how we can help to make both IPFS and broader dweb concepts friendlier for beginners as we build the IPFS community.
A special shout-out to all the ProtoSchool chapter organizers and IPFS Meetup organizers coming to camp. I can't wait to meet you all in person!
Hi, I am Marnee.
I live in Tucson, Arizona.
For breakfast I had a huge glass of whole, raw milk.
I am interested in two areas of application:
Mesh networks in general, and ham radio emergency communications networks, specifically. I have been designing and developing a system called FAPRS - F# for APRS, that you can read more about here, that I hope to someday integrate with IPFS and Broadband Hamnet (mesh network).
Research computing and reproducibility in general, and distributed, decentralized systems for sharing data, specifically. I suspect IPFS-cluster will be a good fit for this. I contribute a bit to a project called Exosphere, which is intended to make it easier for researchers to allocate and manage their computing infrastructure. We have talked about the potential to use IPFS for data storage and sharing. (New contributors are always welcome).
I am looking forward to learning a lot more about IPFS, interesting applications, meeting new people, and walk away with a good understanding of how to implement IPFS in my projects.
My name is Irakli Gozalishvili and I'm from Georgia (this one
My breakfast was yogurt with some berries, but I don't have a photo of it. So instead I'm going to share a photo of ice creams me & my son enjoyed on our bike ride this weekend. I'm having Shiitake mashroom flavor (which is quite a something) and my son is enjoying Berries, Beans, & BBQ Sauce!
I have being working at Mozilla about 10 years on different projects and capacity. Lately I've being focusing my efforts on enabling peer-to-peer technologies like IPFS in the browsers through projects like libdweb.
I think IPFS provides an opportunity to turn power dynamics of the web (favoring authority - server) upside down & to create an ecosystem where user agent (a.k.a browser) acts in user interests instead of corporate ones executing instructions delivered from their servers.
I am looking forward to meet the IPFS community and attempt to steer conversations from "how do we bring IPFS to the devs ?" towards in IMO more important question of "How do we bring core values of IPFS to the users?" as two can often lead to different choices and outcomes & values we are trying to bring are the most important. I also would be helping with "Making the Browser True User Agent" elective, "IPFS in Web Workers" deep dive and possibly unpacking above mentioned subject further at UNCONF
Lately I have being experimenting with Inter Planetary Data Feeds a side project of mine that I'll also do a lightning talk about. I also would be happy to share learnings from lunet exploration that is an attempts to bring the values of IPFS to the web by utilizing web platform & upgrading to the true P2P stack when local IPFS node is available.
Look forward to seeing you all there!
Hey everyone I'm Ian and I currently live in Denver,CO,
I had 'Malt-O-Meal' for breakfast. It's basically porridge but it's heart healthy and sticks with you all day :)
I am really excited about universal file namespaces and how IPFS can help decentralize data which I believe is critical to the future of the internet.
I'm excited about distributed package and source management. Docker container registries and other projects that help with designing more robust systems. I am interested in making IPFS more usable today and in my current day to day workflow. I am also interested in using IPFS in HPC settings.
I am on a short sabbatical from work at the moment and I'm excited for IPFS camp to re ignite some new computing passion.
Hey hey, I'm Gonçalo :)
I just settled down in London after a period of time between Lisbon and the road. I was raised in a small fisherman town in Portugal called Sesimbra, around 40km south of Lisbon and although I'm pretty excited about moving to London, I always feel slightly homesick. This picture explains it better:
For breakfast I had coffee. black!
I believe that IPFS has a huge role as part of the tech stack that will serve as the scaffolding for the future of connected experiences that are secure, private and decentralised. And that is pretty cool! :)
This thread sums up better than anything the main reason I'm so excited about the camp: to meet all the interesting people (and with solid decision making when it comes to breakfast) who will be around. I'm also looking forward to learn about the new projects that are pushing decentralisation forward and to have good conversations around hacking and the future of the web. I really enjoy spontaneous, popup hacking sessions and the IPFS camp seems to be the right place for that to happen
I've been working on p3lib, which is a toolbox for engineers to enhance privacy in P2P networks. IMO, one of the most interesting challenges on designing and building low latency P2P networks (e.g. based on distributed hash tables) is how to build those systems so that peers collaborate with each other without leaking information about their behaviour, interests and social graph. I believe that decentralised networks have a huge potential for delivering a scalable and private infrastructure for the web, but there is still a lot of research and engineering work to get there. p3lib is an effort in that direction: to provide building blocks for system engineers and designers to enhance privacy of their P2P applications.
Can't wait!! :)
Hello , everyone!
I'm JialeDai, from China , Should have met some community friends here before->..
At present, I am serving for Fintech and Edge Computing Business. I have held three IPFS technology salons for Chinese technology enthusiasts before, hoping that Chinese technology enthusiasts can understand these technologies in the right way.
This is my breakfast today. I made my own Chinese fried dish：
I am very honored to have the opportunity to participate in this IPFS Camp. I can't wait to learn and exchange advanced technologies and foreign cultures with more people in the community.
See you soon !
I know a little about IPFS because 8 out of the 17 students who took a full-semester course I taught last year did their term paper on IPFS or Filecoin. I am looking forward to drink from the IPFS firehose and teach it in the next iteration of the same course. I also want to explore building dapps using IPFS for automating teaching and administrative processes in my department.
I am looking forward to the elective on Textile. I am learning React to get the most out of this course.
I am working on privacy-preseving proof of reserves protocols for anonymous cryptocurrencies. Here is some of our recent work
In case you are wondering about my avatar, a colleague of mine recently gave a talk about his research and thanked his co-authors with this slide.
I’ve been following the IPFS project for a very long time, and my current main project (a decentralized, secure messenger with advanced use of cryptography) is based on a lot of components of IPFS.
What I like most is the "IP" part of IPFS: "interplanetary", the idea that this protocol would probably be the base for the Earth-Mars communication
Looking forward to meeting you in person and getting to know the other cool people who would participate in the camp!
Hey there! Adam here (@AuHau), sending greetings from Vizzavona in Corsica, which marks half of my Corsica's thru hike of GR 20 trail (easy part is done now the hard and dangers one). But I am originally from Prague, Czech Republic. My breakfast last five days consists of two cerial bar. Nothing fancy…
On Fri, Jun 14, 2019, 16:32 Manfred Touron ***@***.***> wrote: I'm Manfred <https://manfred.life> from Paris, France
I am most excited for the many ways that IPFS can and is improving the internet to empower and enable people. Local-first collaboration tools for education is the area that first got me really psyched about this technology (I started the Locol SIG), so looking forward to playing with your future dapps @avras!
I can't wait to meet you all at IPFS Camp and learn how you are using IPFS, and how we can make it better. I'm also especially psyched to participate in all the amazing elective courses folks have been putting together, they're all awesome!
I've been in the wider IPFS community for many years now, but getting to work on this full-time and learn from all of you is such a treat - really excited to investigate more ways for IPFS to solve real problems in the world and collaborate with all of you to make it happen! 🤩
Hello, all! My name is Marc-Antoine Parent, I live in Montréal, and I start most days with espresso and hummus on gluten-free (heh) toast. I am working on a Hyperknowledge, a protocol for distributed knowledge representation, where a global conceptual graph is built from a stream of statements. I am interested in the distributed web in general to lower the barrier to entry, and in IPLD selectors in particular as a way to traverse the distributed graph. That means I will keep a close eye on discussions around IPLD, graphsync, interplanetarymindmap, etc. I'm interested in high-throughput event streams, so I would be interested in generalizing the IPLD selectors to structures whose root is not necessarily a CID, but otherwise behaves like an immutable DAG, such as the head of an append-only log. I will lead a session to discuss a proposed extension of IPLD in that direction: https://github.com/maparent/camp/blob/dag_traversal/DEEP_DIVES/47-cross-protocol-dag-traversal.md <https://github.com/maparent/camp/blob/dag_traversal/DEEP_DIVES/47-cross-protocol-dag-traversal.md> I am comparatively new to the IPFS ecosystem, so I welcome any comment on my proposal. Regards, And looking forward to meeting you all soon, Marc-Antoine
I'm Guillaume, I'll come to Barcelona from Paris.
Today I woke up late so I skipped the breakfast, but I usually get some toasts and a coffee in the morning. Sadly I hadn't any croissants for a while, I'm not sure they will keep me in France for long.
When I first heard about IPFS it quite excited me because it allows apps reverse the data ownership back to the users contrary to what major content platforms or the decentralised ones can offer.
Not sure I can assist to everything but I am interested in the elective course on Textile and also in some deep dive sessions such as "Private DHT", "IPFS on Mobile", "Private content on IPFS".
Can't wait to meet all of you!
I’m Alan, living in London, UK. Coffee and plain old musli was my breakfast today (and most other days too
One thing I’m really excited about is apps that run in the browser without a central server! Also many other reasons!
At camp I’m looking forward to learning about all the awesome things that are being built with IPFS, as well as meeting the awesome people behind them! I’m very interested to hear people’s experiences and pain points, especially on the JS IPFS side of things so I can help make it better
I’m always working on some side project. I recently built iim - a tool to help you manage your IPFS installs - easily switch between different versions and implementations (Go and JS).
I started a project with @olizilla a while ago that I really want to get back to https://github.com/tableflip/ipfs-friends - essentially shared pinsets - agreement to co-host files for your friends plus easy instant file sharing.
Otherwise, I work on JS IPFS and I’m pretty stoked about that
Hey everyone! My name is Jonathan Schwartz, coming to IPFS Camp from NYC.
Today for breakfast - black coffee and a very average omelette.
I get excited about IPFS for several reasons, but one of my favorites is that my parents easily understood it.
Similar to everyone else, I’m looking forward to connecting with people working in this space and learning cool stuff during the electives.
I’m starting to work on an IPFS Cluster deployment that uses Ethereum smart contracts to determine pinning permissions. This is a project I’m stoked about.
Can’t wait to arrive at Camp! See you all there.
I'm André Cruz and I live in the sunny Porto, Portugal.
My breakfast was a cup of yogurt with cinnamon cookies and blueberries. Yes it's as good as it sounds!
What excites me more about IPFS is that it's an essential pillar to build decentralized apps, thanks to its distributed storage, automagically discovery, ubiquitous data exchange between peers and so on.
I'm looking forward to participate in courses, deep dives and posters. Those were awesome in previous events, along with some funny moments as well.
I envision an interoperable world where our digital wallets can be used to facilitate everything. Do you imagine a world where everything is easier and actually more secure? Just a few examples:
... I could go on but the list would be possibly infinite. I'm working on a project aligned with this vision. I will be talking about Identity in Elective Course A, so be sure to attend! I will also be driving a deep-dive on a subject related to identity, stay tuned!
Looking forward to meet you all!
My name is Antoine Eddi, I'm currently living in Paris but I come from the south of France :)
I usually have between 3 and 5 coffees along with a toast for breakfast and sometimes. I have a croissant AND a chocolatine
I have long been interested in all the alternatives to the services offered by the GAFAs, all the ways in which we can take advantage of technological advances while respecting our privacy. I have always promoted to my entourage and to use for my personal use, community projects that give maximum control to the user.
IPFS and all its related projects have interested me since their inception and today I work in a startup that aims to create an encrypted and decentralized messaging system based on libp2p.
That's why I look forward to meeting you all, exchanging with you on those topics, sharing tips and ideas and being part of the progress of the decentralized Internet!
See you soon!
Hi everyone, I'm Victor Rortvedt and I live in Washington, DC. I had black coffee and toast for breakfast, which is super boring I know, but a red fox came skulking around my yard while I was eating so I think that has to be included in the whole experiential mix. I'm new to this industry, having switched careers last year after a decade practicing law. My IPFS curiosity flowed from my interest in Ethereum, which I'm using to build a suite of social trust based strategy games. I'm still in the goggle-eyed "how neat is that?" stage of using IPFS, playing around with adding files to my DappNode, and retrieving them from three feet away on another machine. I'm also working on Gathering with Justin Maier, having caught his infectious enthusiasm for building on IPFS and libp2p at ETHDenver this year. I love being involved in this early phase of building the dweb, where we are spinning visions of a better world enabled by human-focused protocols that feels tantalizingly close. Can't wait to get to Spain and swim in the deep end with you all!…
On Tue, Jun 18, 2019 at 4:51 AM aeddi ***@***.***> wrote: Hi everyone, My name is Antoine Eddi, I'm currently living in Paris but I come from the south of France :) I usually have between 3 and 5 coffees along with a toast for breakfast and sometimes. I have a croissant AND a chocolatine
Blake Joyce. I'm the Assistant Director of Research Computing at the University of Arizona. Which is a fancy title that just means I help all the researchers at UA with...uh...computing. We help run the UA HPC machines, have statistics and data visualization consultants, and work on university-wide projects for researchers. I'm an end user of IPFS, and before I became a suit, I was an ecologist, a molecular biologist, and a bioinformatician. But that's a longer story.
Your location (city or country where you live)
Tucson, AZ, USA is home for now. But I'm originally from Georgia. The state; not the country. It's confusing sometimes.
What you had today for breakfast
I had eggs, bacon, and grits. If you don't know what grits are, there's a 1978 documentary called "It's Grits" (http://www.folkstreams.net/film-detail.php?id=335). TL;DW: polenta without all the pomp. In math we would express that as: grits = (polenta - pomp) x 10.
I'm also looking forward to learning how people survive without breakfast. I thought it was a biological imperative. Shows you what I know.
What excites you about IPFS
Everything? Everything. We have a lot of data problems in research. Especially the fact that there's data everywhere, no great way to move TB/PB easily, esoteric sharing mechanisms, massive amounts of duplication from lack of clear technical tools and training, and many other problems. I'm also just a big fan of BitTorrent for good.
A noncomprehensive list:
What are you looking forward to do at IPFS Camp
I'd like to benchmarking IPFS against other transfer protocols (HTTPS, dat, iRODS, etc) to demonstrate the benefits of distributed file protocols. Beginners need a reason to adopt something new.
IPFS Projects that interest me:
A project you are building or that you are excited about
I'm here as an end-user. I basically know nothing, but I'm pretty sure I can give a user's perspective to the projects at the camp. I've got a lot of my own projects for the research community though if there's interest.
For breakfast I had a tall cup of coffee, but am looking forward to a thicc burmese tea leaf salad for lunch :)
IPFS to me is such an incredibly exciting technology for many reasons - after working on centralized distributed systems (specifically transactional replication for distributed storage) at Microsoft for about 3 years, coming to the land of decentralized storage about a year ago has been extremely refreshing.
I think the implications that IPFS and Filecoin have are society-shifting, and am incredibly stoked to be a part of this camp.
The main thing I am looking forward to at this camp is to meet other folks who are interested in IPFS, learning about how and what they have built, and the opportunities to dive deep into the technical underpinnings of the protocol and how they work.
My day to day work involves IPFS pretty intensely - we have developed a content availability mechanism within Audius to guarantee CID retrieval through public gateways and it is incredible how well this system works. While there are a few particular asks we have from IPFS, the functionality in terms of throughput and latency is honestly quite impressive.
Personally, I am very interested in IPFS desktop / git on IPFS / peer resolution during retrieval (DHT traversal basically) / more decentralized ipfs cluster + pinset management / so many other things.
P.S. If you are a musician and would like a beta invite to Audius, please reach out to me!
My name is Stefan from Munich
In these days, I did feel a bit dazed and stressed. Thesis, divorce, job, and a list of small but important things were the reason for it.
My breakfast usually is coffee with milk - no food, no cigarette.
What excites me about IPFS
Here, you can meet me for sure:
My long-time project is to bring together:
Now I'm looking forward to tomorrow afternoon when I will have arrived in Barcelona at the IPFS camp.
I like to meet Dan and Kevin, Petra and Rüdiger, and all the lovely people from Protocol Lab I know from emails, video and so forth.
Cheers, and see you tomorrow, Stefan
Hi, I'm Mathias or mostly known as mafintosh online
I've been in the distributed/p2p space for many years now, mostly working on Dat and software in that part of the space.
I'm coming to the camp to catch up with all things IPFS and to try to see what we can do to work closer in the projects across.
Excited to meet you all :)
Hi, I'm Jim and I'm from Vancouver, Canada, and I'm working with Protocol Labs. I'm super excited to get to see everybody soon!
Some things I've been working on:
I've spent the past 7 years in the academic world (as a researcher)
What excite me most about IPFS is its resilient design
Currently, I'm working on a Distributed Web platform, called Desidera,
I'm interested in a lot of core and elective courses, deep dives and lighting talks,
I’m Mikeal Rogers. I live in San Francisco
I’ve done too much stuff in the past to list, but right now I’m the team lead for IPLD, which is the data structure layer IPFS uses to store files. Currently I’m working on UnixFSv2 (the next version of IPFS’ file storage structure) and what we are now calling “IPLD Composites” which we’re using to build it.
I’ll be helping @alanshaw in Course A and also running a UnixFSv2 deep dive :)
Hello! I'm @parkan here and most other places.
I primarily work on IPFS collaborations at PL, and for this event I'm helping folks showcase their experiments at the Sci-Fi Fair, dialing in the vibe for the Quiet Room, and generally running around and helping out as much as I can!
Before this I've worked on a lot of music projects and a little bit of mapping/GIS, plus this thing called mediachain.
Here's a breakfast from the last time I actually had my own kitchen (in Berlin), rice cake soup
Hi all! I'm Edgar, and I currently live in the Bay Area but I'm originally from Hong Kong.
I work on tooling and infrastructure, and in particular, Linux containers at Netflix. I'll be presenting a lightning talk about container image distribution via IPFS, something I've been experimenting with the past few months. You can find the work at https://github.com/hinshun/ipcs.
IPFS is a great combination of many distributed system ideas, so I'm excited to see what everyone is building with the technology, and going deep into some of the protocols that power the network.
Hello, I am John Kane from Glasgow in Scotland (if you head north from Winterfell, cross the Wall into the True North then west to the sea you'll soon get there).
I had a cup of tea for breakfast.
Why am I excited about IPFS? Well, providing a global 1st Amendment right to free speech and thought, through a network protocol that wins by the grinding inevitability of cheap compute, storage and communication ... yeah that is kinda cool. BUT if it will also help me sync data between two legacy enterprise systems through achingly easy equality comparisons ... I am crying tears of joy into my keyboard at the thought.
Catch you all tomorrow, I will be the one blinking in the Spanish light wondering what the hell that giant orb in the sky is.
I'm Michael Muré, from Strasbourg in France, just on the border with Germany.
I've been toying around distributed app and P2P network for a long time, fascinated by how powerful they can be. We live in a world where the economic incentives have been for a long time in favor a centralization, where massive silo of personal data are created without much control, with all the dangers that represent. "But we just need a DHT and some data pipe, and everyone can be in control of their data again!". I experimented with that, again and again (very badly, mind you).
And then I discovered IPFS during the alpha release of go-ipfs. I was blown away. It was someone had taken my very rough dreamy idea and made them real, only 10 times better. That's why I'm excited about IPFS. It spawn a huge new space of possible solutions, where we can reclaim control on our personal life and stop being pawn of the advertisement industry.
I kept pushing around this, eventually working on yet another attempt. Arbore, a p2p file-sharing app for personal data, IPFS based of course.
Nowadays, I'm working at INFURA, building high scale IPFS infrastructure. If you wonder how building a centralized solution with decentralized technology make sense, well, I think that it can be a complement, without vendor locking. I'm very much interested to know how we can help your projects!
Ho, I'm also the author of git-bug, a decentralized offline first bug tracker embedded in git. Not on IPFS though .... yet :-)
I'm Shawn Rutledge, from Phoenix Arizona, but have been living in Oslo, Norway for 8 years, working at the Qt Company (formerly known as Digia, Nokia, and Trolltech). Qt is not doing anything with IPFS (yet!) but Qt includes a very old lightweight HTML implementation called QTextDocument (QTextBrowser is the rendering widget), and I've been adding direct support for markdown to that.
I feel that I need a much better understanding of how to use IPLD to build data structures. I worry about the granularity problem mostly: when you build structures in memory, you use lots of pointers; but if you replace pointers with CIDs, you can't afford to use as many of them; and anyway paths to specific pieces of data will be even longer than plain CIDs. So it seems that the data structures will need to be designed differently, storing data in bigger chunks. I wonder if there could somehow be a way to compactly store a hash plus a delta though.
IPFS excites me because I've been thinking for a long time about how to address content across very large distributed systems, but it seems like so far there is still no better technique than using the hash of the content somehow, and thus making making the storage machine-independent and making redundancy easy. IPFS appears to be the best implementation of this idea so far.
For breakfast today I had smoked mackerel on whole-grain bread with sliced tomatoes, then coffee and toast. (I'm preparing for a long day after all.)
I think IPFS is not only implements distributed storage infrastructure, besides, there are many cool ,common components in IPFS, I like it.
I want to know more about IPFS in IPFS Camp, and perherps disscuss some questions.
I had analyzed the source code and the architecture of IPFS&filecoin in chinese as below,
And I had been made a little contribution at go-filecoin,
I hope I can do more work on the IPFS/filecoin in the future if I have space time.
Hey, I'm Roman. I was born in cold Russia but like to be a decentralized in terms of location :) Currently I live in Berlin with my family.
For breakfast, I had a greek yogurt and a poached egg.
I’m working on Anytype. Anytype is an entry point to harness capabilities of a distributed web. With Anytype users can create web pages and software products built on IPFS without coding skills.
I'm excited to meet other people inspired by the p2p. Also, I will be happy to talk about CRDT and DBs implementation on top of IPFS.
Hey y'all! I'm Thomas O'Brien, I live in NYC usually but will be in Barcelona for the next month. If you're gonna be in town, lmk!
I used to work on IPFS storage for Ujo Music, now I'm working at Open Work Labs on a collaboration product on top of IPFS. If you're interested in using IPFS for things like team communication and archiving work, I'd love to chat.
This morning I had a near ideal breakfast—left over croquetones and espresso.
Hi all, I’m Zhanna. Originally I’m from Russia, but last several years I lived in Switzerland, Lithuania, USA and now in Berlin.
For breakfast I had an avocado toast, a poached egg, and an orange juice - it was what Barcelona welcomed me with :)
I’m a big believer in human collaboration, it’s the foundation of everything we achieved as species and what truly is a human trait. That’s why I’m passionate about designing systems that help people collaborate.
I’m working on Anytype. It lets makers turn their ideas into software products without any programming skills and infrastructure costs. Anytype uses a modular software approach to a graphical user interface that allows users to create software products in a visual way. Because Anytype uses p2p protocols as a backbone, everything created with Anytype is owned by creators, supports full data-ownership, and allows to collaborate without compromising on privacy.
I’m excited about IPFS, because the web became the most important technology for human collaboration and we better have the right foundation for it. For me, it means that every user should have the right to private thoughts and communication, but at the same time that he or she can exercise freedom of speech.
All in all, with Anytype I’m striving to build a bicycle for the mind, but not just one mind, but for connected minds - a collaborative bicycle in a way :)
I’m looking forward to meeting everyone, to get to know each other and share ideas.