IPFS: The Distributed Web
After a bit of a hiatus we're back next month with an interesting talk about IPFS, which is a distributed, peer-to-peer hypermedia protocol that some folks say may be the future of the Web.
IPFS builds on many of the same concepts and approaches as Git, BitTorrent, and others to provide a decentralized way to store and access blobs of data. From the wikipedia entry:
" IPFS provides a high-throughput, content-addressed block storage model, with content-addressed hyperlinks. This forms a generalized Merkle directed acyclic graph (DAG). IPFS combines a distributed hash table, an incentivized block exchange, and a self-certifying namespace. IPFS has no single point of failure, and nodes do not need to trust each other. "
We'll present an overview of IPFS, get people up and running, and have a discussion about some of it's more interesting details.
Looking forward to seeing everyone,
Rich Beaudoin, Organizer