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VZnet @ WebTech Conference 2010

This week VZnet hosted to sessions at the WebTech conference which took place from October 11th to October 13th in Mainz.

Here are the abstracts and the slides for these presentations:

Opening up the Social Web – Standards that are bridging the Islands

Speaker: Bastian Hofmann

Social networks are not closed off to the rest of the web anymore. Various standards like ActivityStreams, PubSubHubbub, WebFinger, OpenSocial, Salmon, OEmbed, XAuth or OExchange are emerging to open them up to other websites. I will introduce these protocols, show how they work together, how you can benefit from them and give an outlook on how they will change the world of social networks.

Slides: http://www.slideshare.net/bashofmann/open-5432123

Distributed Identities with OpenID

Speaker: Bastian Hofmann

The era of many separated logins and identities in the web is slowly coming to an end. Currently many of the big players are spurring this on with their own proprietary solutions, but open standards are starting to get more support as well with OpenID being the most promising one. In this session I will show how OpenID works for users and developers, where it currently fails and how OpenID is planned to evolve in the future.

Slides: http://www.slideshare.net/bashofmann/distributed-identities-with-openid