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Hotglue on Dat workshop for kids / non-techies #20

gohai opened this issue Jul 1, 2019 · 0 comments


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commented Jul 1, 2019


Building decentralized websites using Beaker and Dat is fun - and a great, hands-on way to learn about the otherwise hidden structures and exchanges that power the web. But to do so, one - more so than ever - needs proficiency in the language of the web (HTML, CSS and JavaScript) in order to participate.

In a workshop specifically for children and other "outsiders", a modified version of "Hotglue" is used to build decentralized sites together and interlink them.

Hotglue is a FOSS "What you see is what you get" editor for the web. Created in 2010, it currently uses files on the server it is installed to hold the users' data. A to-be-created modified branch of "Hotglue" would instead work on top of the Dat ecosystem - forgoing the need to be running a server altogether.

Type: workshop
Length: 2-3h
Language: english
Additional considerations: max. 12 participants

Session Objective

  • learn how Dat & Beaker are different from your regular website
  • build decentralized websites using Hotglue
  • interlink our decentralized websites

Material and Technical Requirements

Presenter materials: Projector, WiFi
Participant materials: Laptops


Name: Gottfried Haider
Twitter: @mrgohai
GitHub: gohai

As organizers we strive for low-cost pathways of participation, are you interested in a community billet program either hosting out-of-towners or staying with locals?

Presenter Bio

Gottfried is an artist, educator and software tool-maker. He currently lives in Los Angeles.

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