Technology Track

For the builders of the Decentralized Web, these are early days. The concepts we heard about in 2016 are starting to appear in working code. But what are the roadblocks to building protocols that millions of people can use? Can we celebrate the wins, identify the gaps in technology and move forward together?

For us, it's all about sharing knowledge.  

Through panels, workshops, lightning talks and hands-on learning, the protocol builders will be opening up the hood and letting you look at the engine inside. They will teach you how to use their improving APIs. Everyone will be searching for partners across the stack. From new decentralized databases to the holy grail of decentralized identity, you'll hear-see-hack at the latest in decentralized tech.

 

Wendy Hanamura
Director of Partnerships, Internet Archive

Wendy Hanamura is the master juggler of the Decentralized Web Summit 2018. She led the team that produced the first DWeb Summit in 2016 and the team building this event.

As Director of Partnerships at the Internet Archive, one of the world’s largest digital libraries, Hanamura has helped guide the strategic direction of the Internet Archive since 2014. Passionate about using stories to accelerate social change, she uses her communication skills as a veteran journalist and leader in non-profit media to share the remarkable mission of the Internet Archive—providing people everywhere with unfettered access to knowledge. 

Joachim Lohkamp
Founder, Jolocom/Ouishare

Joachim Lohkamp is an entrepreneur and tech-enthusiast with a heart foractivism. As the founder of Jolocom, he has been working at the forefront of the decentralization movement in Berlin since 2014. With Jolocom, he is providing the identity solution that will enable real world use cases in smart contract based business models. To ultimately harvest this potential and inform innovation aimed regulation, he co-founded the German Blockchain Association (Bundesblock) that establishes the dialogue between blockchain businesses and politics. He is further active as an advisor for BlockchainHub, a decentralized Think Tank and as a Connector for OuiShare. Finally, you might find him as the Organizer of events like GetDecentralized, Decentralized Web Summit among others.