REST Fest US 2017


Time to Redecentralise the Web
Keynote: Friday, September 15th

The information age is transforming how we work, live and interact. We are all increasingly dependent on digital services to travel around, decide where to eat, learn, share info and maintain our public identity.

And yet, digital services are increasingly provided by a diminishing group of super monopolies, whose real customers are advertisers. Or else, services spring up, only to disappear or change once acquired, our data lost.

How do realise the vision for a resilient and open decentralised web? Can and should it be the default? Irina will talk about the motivations behind the redecentralise movement, some projects leading the charge and what challenges we could be tackling next.

photo of Irina Bolychevsky Irina is passionate about products and using technology to make things better. She spent many years working on open data at Open Knowledge (as one of the directors and ckan product owner), at web startups, and recently as a data consultant for W3C, Open Data Institute and the UK and Dubai governments. She co-founded — a project to promote and bring together people working on and interested in decentralised digital technologies.

sponsored by Protocol Labs

Schedule (see the wiki for more)

Pre-Fest - Workshop

Start Finish Event
08:30 09:00 Registration & Breakfast
09:00 09:45 What is REST?
09:45 10:30 Designing a REST API
10:30 10:45 Break
10:45 11:30 Implementing a REST Server
11:30 12:15 Validating your API
12:15 13:30 Lunch
13:30 14:15 The Basics of a REST Client
14:15 15:00 Designing a REST Client
15:00 15:30 Break
15:30 16:15 Implementing a REST Client
16:15 17:00 Validating your REST Client

Day 1 - Hack day

Start Finish Event
08:30 09:00 Registration & Breakfast
09:00 09:30 The Challenges of Open Data APIs
This year's Hack Day will focus on Open Data APIs. We'll start the day introducing the group to Open Data APIs and specific hack day challenges that will help the Open Data ecosystem.
09:30 10:00 Hackathon Group Formation
10:00 12:00 Hackathon!
12:00 13:00 Lunch
13:00 16:30 Hackathon!
16:30 17:00 Stand-Ups, Demos, Wrap-Up
17:15 18:00 GET /Greenville - Tea/Bar Crawl Kickoff!
Tea Tasting with Bubble Bar at Chasing Rabbits Tea Company. At 6 o'clock we will move from the tea bar to Dark Corner Distillery for a moonshine tasting. 131 E McBee St, Greenville, SC 29601
18:45 Late GET /greenville
Keep Crawling!

Day 2 - Stack day

Start Finish Event
08:30 09:00 Registration & Breakfast
09:00 12:00 Stack Day Talks (TBA)
12:00 13:00 Lunch
13:00 17:00 Stack talks & 5-in-5 talks (TBA)
17:00 18:30 Dinner Break
18:30 -- Coffee Bar Opens!
19:00 20:00

Keynote: Time to Redecentralise the Web
by Irina Bolychevsky

sponsored by Protocol Labs

20:00 23:00 Boardgames & Star Trek Continues!

Day 3 - Conference day

Start Finish Event
08:30 09:00 Registration & Breakfast
09:00 12:00 Feature & 5-in-5 talks (TBA)
12:00 13:00 Lunch
13:00 17:00 Feature talks
17:00 17:30 Wrap up
18:00 Late After Party!
Liberty Tap Room - 941 S Main St, Greenville, SC 29601