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Seamless Services for an Open World

The advent of TCP/IP and the web produced an explosion of innovation by radically lowering the barrier to entry to connect over the network. Thanks to new technical and social innovations, we now have the building blocks for the next generation of open services: location-free verifiable data and computation.

Verifiable computation opens the door to content addressed function invocations, results, and workflows. This radically lowers the complexity of historical architectures (e.g. the LAMP stack), networked, and distributed systems. Not only is this easier to reason about, it also (paradoxically) enables superlinear scaling: the more it gets used, the more efficient it becomes!

This talk presents UCAN Invocations and the Interplanetary VM (IPVM). Code in this model is capable of running anywhere (even offline), respects data privacy, and services interoperate seamlessly out of the box without pre-negotiation. Since computation doesn't happen in a vacuum, we will also describe how the workflow planner interacts with existing services, and how to lift them into this seamless paradigm.

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Brooklyn Zelenka

Brooklyn Zelenka

CTO @ Fission

Brooklyn the co-founder and CTO of Fission, where her team is creating next-gen tools that empower developers to easily build innovative, decentralized applications. She is the author of numerous libraries including Witchcraft, and founded the Vancouver Functional Programming Meetup. Her belief in open standards has lead to work spanning distributed VMs (Ethereum, IPVM), authorization (UCAN), data privacy (Webnative FS), multiformats, and others.