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Personal Clouds Community Gathering

Personal Data Ecosystem Consortium

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)

Personal Clouds Community Gathering

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6pm: Doors Open. Mix, talk, eat, drink.

7pm. Presentations. No long preso's. Speakers have 5 min + 3 min Q&A.

Community Annoucements

Open group discussion: This Months Topic TBD

8pm: Networking. Connect with the presentors and your fellow personal cloud enthusiasts.

9pm: Ending 

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:

Want to present? We are always seeking people in the community who want to present at the meeting. The more concrete it is, the better: demos preferred. Please contact Johannes Ernst: jernst [@]

Location Host:

Geekdom SF LogoGeekdom San Francisco is a collaborative workspace for developers and startups alike.  We give you easy access to the great people to scale your idea faster.

Rackspace Logo

Drinks by Rackspace




A little background on Personal Clouds.

A Personal Cloud is similar to a personal computer that runs in the cloud. 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, former Berkman Center at Harvard Fellow.)

Staying in Touch

If you'd like to learn more about Personal Clouds and stay in touch via a mailing list, take a look at the Personal Clouds Wiki.

The Personal Data Ecosystem Consoritum links the companies who are buildnig companies to Empower People with their Personal Data. Startups working on perosnal clocuds are invited to learn more and apply to join.

Have questions about Personal Clouds Community Gathering? Contact Personal Data Ecosystem Consortium
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620 Folsom Street
San Francisco, CA 94107

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)

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Personal Data Ecosystem Consortium

The Personal Data Ecosystem Consortium is focused on connecting all the companies Empowering People with Their Personal Data. Our Startup Circle members build personal control of personal data into their products and services. PDEC supports its members through community, education, advocacy, and research programs.

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