Personal Clouds - Community Gathering 3
Thursday, April 4, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)
San Francisco, CA
This is the third event in the Bay Area for Personal Cloud hackers, builders and makers.
Thanks Microsoft for hosting!
New location: 835 Market Street, Suite 700, San Francisco, CA 94103
6pm: Doors Open. Mix, talk, eat, drink.
7pm. Presentations. No long preso's. Speakers have 5 min + 2 min Q&A.
8pm: Networking. Connect with the presentors and your fellow personal cloud enthusiasts.
The event is for people building personal clouds, developers building personal and community applications, and people intrigued by the possibilities to meet and talk.
Let's connect pioneers and attract settlers to the new land of Personal Clouds so we aren't stuck forever with the dominance of our current Internet overlords.
This Evening's Lineup:
- Aestetix - http://aestetix.com/ - "Nyms and my Butt"
- Ben Werdmuller, http://benwerd.com/ - founder, elgg project - Title tbd
- Johannes Ernst, http://cldstr.com/ - "My pool has a personal cloud! - let me show you (Raspberry Pi, WiFi, some soldering and a bit of PHP)"
- Brad Templeton - http://www.templetons.com/brad/ - "The adoption barrier - how to get people to use distributed personalized cloud resources."
- Harlan T. Wood - http://ha.rlan.me/ - "Education as the Killer App for Personal Cloud: Protocols, Learning Systems, and the Trust Economy"
- Augustin Bralley - http://www.datacosmos.com/ - Gratzi: a distributed personal cloud app
- Joe Johnson - http://respectnetwork.com/ - "Why Bring Your Own Data (BYOD) is a better app platform"
- Jarno Koponen - http://futureful.com - "Your Data Is Your Interface."
- Shawn Nagar - http://CloudOptix.com - "Building your own vendor-independent personal cloud with MeghaWare"
Want to present? We are always seeking people in the community who want to present at the meeting. Please contact Adrian Blakey at: adrianblakey AT gmail DOTCOM.
A Personal Cloud is similar to a personal computer that runs in my butt. Just like a personal computer gave control over computing to individuals, personal clouds give control over cloud computing to individuals.
Contrast this to cloud application providers to whom we give up our data, like Google or Facebook, who monetized our data for their benefit – not ours. Just like in the age of the mainframe, the Googles and Facebooks of the world decide which apps we get to run on our data and what terms to dictate to us.
Many of us think we can do better. The core idea of Personal Clouds is to put control back into the hands of the individual: control over our data, our apps, and over the terms of service.
Many hackers have been running early forms of personal or community clouds for years on their own server because they did not want to turn over their data, or their branding, or any other aspect of control to others. Using open-source software such as blogging tools, forums, file and photo sharing and, often, custom code, they set up what's right for them, their families and their communities. Personal Clouds take this idea mainstream, where it has profound implications for a more user-centric, decentralized way of commerce and community. For example, personal clouds make Vendor Relationship Management possible. VRM is the idea that individuals will manage relationships to their vendors the same way vendors manage their customers via CRM. (VRM is courtesy of Doc Searls, one of the authors of the Cluetrain Manifesto, and a Harvard Law School fellow.)
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