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Exploring the peer-to-peer Web

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Galvanize - Austin

119 Nueces Street

Austin, TX 78701

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Join the Beaker Browser team for an evening of discussion about the Web, peer-to-peer protocols, and the joining of the two.

6-6:30pm Eat, drink, and be merry

6:30-6:45pm Tara Vancil will give an overview of the peer-to-peer Web and what problems it aims to address.

6:45-7pm Beaker demo by Paul Frazee

7-7:30pm User demos

7:30-8pm Open discussion and Q&A


About the peer-to-peer Web

The Web platform was designed to create an open commons, where anyone can publish without permission. But as publishing platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter have become more powerful and convenient, independent publishing has lost its appeal, and an alarming amount of content on the Web is published on centralized platforms.

The peer-to-peer Web is an effort to reclaim the decentralized, open, and collaborative nature of the Web, by using peer-to-peer protocols as the Web's transport layer. Using a peer-to-peer protocol on the Web makes it practical for any user to self-host websites, and for developers to build applications without maintaining a central data store of user profiles and content.


About the Beaker Browser

Beaker is an experimental peer-to-peer Web browser that implements Dat, a peer-to-peer protocol, as a new way to browse and publish websites and applications.

In addition to making dat:// websites browse-able, Beaker introduces new Web APIs for writing to dat:// websites, and for building peer-to-peer applications.

Beaker's mission is to build the Web platform we think ought to exist, prioritizing user privacy, creativity, and open collaboration.

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