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Announcing ActivityPub Conf 2020!

Following a successful inaugural conference in 2019, we have expanded APConf 2020 to a four day event that will occur entirely on line via Big Blue Button!

The CFP is open through July 8 at:

We invite proposals for birds of a feather topics and 30- 60 minute talks related to ActivityPub. Register online ( or feel free to email us with questions ( )

Given the fact that we're not the only team struggling to throw together an online conference this year, @sl007 , Thomas from FOSShost, and I put together a talk for about our experience organizing an online conference. Given that the conference is still in progress, take it with a grain of salt for now and we'll let you know in the Q&A session on Sunday (UTC 17:00) if the expectations meet the reality!

You asked about 🍿?
Attendees of the live portion, please propose your Birds of feather session in the forum.
What would YOU like to debate at the party?

If you want to make yourself familiar with the software, we use for meeting, this page has some
quick videos:

#fediverse #apconf #activitypub #conference
#federated #distributed #social #network

"Digital public sphere - From gated platforms to the fediverse" by @eest9 takes a sociological approach to analyzing the fediverse, and cites some interesting academic papers that I had no idea were being written!

I think this is really important; we should be approaching federation tech in an interdisciplinary manner. It's not just technology... it's people!

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@darius gave the perfect closing keynote to in "Let's Play and Win Our Own Game" by helping us think from the perspective of: what are the centralized systems failing at, and what can we do that they can't? Lots to think about here!

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I really enjoyed watching @redchrision's talk at on "An analysis of privacy design principles as applied to decentralized systems"

It's interesting to me because this is the one talk we've had this year that was a clear continuation of thoughts from a previous year's talk

Christina has expertise in GDPR policy; between both talks you get an excellent overview of thoughts from policy-oriented last year and network structure this year

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Also I really recommend watching the opening keynote, a panel of authors/editors from the ActivityPub spec

I moderate it, but my goal here was actually to highlight everyone *else's* role in the AP specification. I think since I'm the noisiest of the ActivityPub-standardizing people on the fediverse, it may be possible to miss just how many other people were involved... and the way their thinking and involvement contributed to the spec we have today!

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I reference OAuth a lot in my talk, and I can already tell that @aaronpk's discussion of OAuth 2.1 is going to be of interest to anyone who wants to develop the "suite of community apps" pattern from my presentation.

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We've now also got the schedule for the live components of up on our website:

Since this is an international conference, the times listed are UTC.

Thank you for putting them up on #Peertube!

On a side note, thank you to the #ConfTube folks and their users who have selflessly created an instance hosting an extremely large amount of quality, useful content for the #FOSS and #CreativeCommons communities.

It's an amazing instance, and highly worth following!

So I've had this song stuck in my head for the last two weeks, now that the videos are live the rest of you can join me

WHEW! That was a lot of videos for and @mlemweb and I watched all of them and I can tell you in advance: THESE ARE SOME GREAT TALKS!

@mlemweb and I kept turning to each other and saying "How did we get talks that are *this good*? This is incredible!"

And last but FAR from least, the closing keynote of ...

"Let's Play and Win Our Own Game" by Darius Kazemi!!

Q&A Session: Sunday October 4th, 16:00 UTC

"Running a FOSS virtual conference" by Morgan Lemmer-Webber, Sebastian Lasse, and Thomas Markey of FOSSHost

Q&A Session: Sunday Oct 4th, 17:00 UTC

"IoT meets SocialWeb using ActivityPub" by Philippe Coval (aka RzR)

Q&A Session: Sat October 3rd, 18:30 UTC

"An analysis of privacy design principles as applied to decentralized systems" by Cristina DeLisle

Q&A Session: Sat October 3rd, 18:00 UTC

"The database is the protocol. Reflections on a 20 year tradition of re-inventing the wheel." by Caleb James DeLisle

Q&A Session: Sat October 3rd, 17:30 UTC

"Building a better GoodReads with ActivityPub" by Nilesh Trivedi

Q&A Session: Sat October 3rd, 15:30 UTC

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