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Saturday, May 4 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm
The Fediverse: Decentralized Social Networking

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The Fediverse is a loose association of independent, privately owned, interoperable social media servers. How can this possibly work? Multiple implementations like gnu.social, Mastodon, PixelFed, and more allow you to build your own online community that the big social media companies can't touch. Come learn how this works, how different servers define their culture, how to find the right server for you, and what it takes to run your own server.

Program Participants
avatar for Michael W. Lucas

Michael W. Lucas

I pay the mortgage writing novels and nonfiction books. Best known for BSD tech books, the Immortal Clay series, and (heaven help me) satirical Linux erotica. Talk to me about BSD operating systems, pet rats, martial arts, writing and publishing, and gelato.Latest tech books: SSH... Read More →
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Matt Arnold

Over the past 20 years, Matt has served in almost every position and every level of leadership in Penguicon. He has served as a Board Director and Officer at i3Detroit hacker space, currently as President. Professionally, Matt designs and publishes board games, develops websites... Read More →
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Edward L. Platt

Developer, Researcher, Author
I'm Ed. I create technology for communities and communities for technology. I'm also an artist, a hacker/maker, and a neuroscience fanboy. I have a PhD in Information Science from the University of Michigan and co-founded the i3 Detroit hackerspace. I am the author of "Network Science... Read More →

Saturday May 4, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
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