Decentralise ALL THE THINGS

Decentralise ALL THE THINGS

Somehow, in the last years, we forgot about one of the things that makes the web awesome: It's decentral nature. This makes the web resistant to a number of threats, including state surveillance and suppression of information among other things.

This slide deck was the intro for a session I gave at jsunconf in April 2014 and sums up my current state of thinking. If future cfp's go well, I intend to turn this into a series of talks that hopefully will help people understand how current trends in web development and startup business are actively hurting the awesomeness and important functions of the web, a once utopian place.

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Jan Krutisch

April 26, 2014
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  1. None
  2. Why?!?

  3. The Web is decentral

  4. Resilience

  5. Technological

  6. Social

  7. How

  8. 1. Technology 2. Organisation 3. Business

  9. Technology

  10. None
  11. ux ALL THE THINGS

  12. 1. Setup/Installation 2. Maintenance/Ops 3. Usage

  13. (please. let's fix this.)

  14. Interop

  15. Open protocols

  16. Don't be over clever

  17. Service discovery?

  18. Security

  19. None
  20. Organisation

  21. Decentralise all the things

  22. HUGE ≈ BAD

  23. Small things, loosely joined

  24. Small orgs, loosely joined

  25. Small deployments, loosely joined

  26. !== self hosted

  27. Business

  28. World Domination ≈ BAD

  29. (At odds with VC model)

  30. (At odds with enconomies of scale)

  31. Small businesses, loosely joined

  32. Critical Infrastructure 1. Email 2. "Groupware" 3. Chat 4. ???

  33. Coops?

  34. Back to you...

  35. @halfbyte jan@krutisch.de jan.krutisch.de