The original promise of the Internet was to be an interoperable platform for distributing data. However, we have since increasingly seen our data fragmented and trapped in a number of proprietary silos. Matrix hopes to fix this by being a federated, open standard for data exchange that any service can use.
The Decentralized Web Summit is a meetup for anyone interested in building the Decentralized Web, which aims to make the Web open, secure and free of censorship by distributing data, processing, and hosting across millions of computers around the world, with no centralized control. It takes place at the Internet Archive, San Francisco, CA on Wednesday June 8 and Thursday June 9, 2016.
Matrix will be represented at the event, and we hope to also host a workshop or a talk about Matrix.
The meetup has a Slack room set up for pre-meetup conversations - you can also access this room via Matrix: #decentralizedweb-general:matrix.org
We are looking forward to interesting people and interesting conversations at the first Decentralized Web Summit!