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Friday, June 8 • 11:50 - 12:10
Cultivating Sustainable Privacy-Centric Projects

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Large cloud providers that have made their fortunes by leveraging users' personal data are facing a paradigm shift with the arrival of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). While small enterprises are equally liable for protecting user data, they are well positioned to develop privacy-enhancing technologies since they are not competitive in the big-data market anyway.

There is much excitement in the crypto space, finally extending beyond the established community, but there are still many challenges to establish your enterprise as a trustworthy service provider. This presentation will explore the difficulties of cultivating a community around open-source projects, developing technologies which are difficult to coopt into proprietary platforms, and innovating in a culture where mistakes can have severe consequences. I'll share insights based on the experiences of the CryptPad development team, and how we have made crypto work for us.

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Aaron MacSween

Research Engineer, XWiki
Aaron MacSween moved to Paris from Toronto in 2015 to work full time at XWiki SAS on the CryptPad open-source project. He has been featured in Motherboard magazine for his involvement in the Toronto Meshnet project. He spoke at Battlemesh v8 in Maribor, Slovenia on the topic of "Building... Read More →

Friday June 8, 2018 11:50 - 12:10
Amphitheatre - Orange Gardens 44 Avenue de la République, 92320 Châtillon

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