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Holding Data Together: Decentralized patterns for stewardship #15

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Holding Data Together: Decentralized patterns for stewardship


Formed in the wake of grassroots archiving efforts undertaken in 2017, Data Together seeks to contribute to a civic layer of the internet where communities use decentralized technologies to steward data they care about. Since July 2017, founding partners EDGI,, and Protocol Labs, have been prototyping open source and decentralized archiving of web pages and data sets using IPFS. Initiatives also include public engagement through in-person events and topical roundtable conversations through online webinars.

This talk will speak to the tensions and successes in our early prototypes and address the values motivating our work.

Type: talk
Length: 30 minutes
Additional considerations: none!

Session Objective

  • Attendees will learn about Data Together

Material and Technical Requirements



Name: Brendan O'Brien | b5
Twitter: @b_fiive
GitHub: @b5

Interested in attending the sprint July 16-18: Y
Interested in a community billet: N

Presenter Bio

Brendan is a leader in the open source software development community and open data movement. He founded Qri (pronounced “query”) to help bring the benefits of open source software to public data. He helped to launch, a network of communities, data scientists and developers dedicated to promoting a culture of data collection and sharing. He is also a member of EDGI, the Environmental Data and Governance Initiative, founded to support efforts to preserve at-risk government environmental data.

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