New Relic FutureTalk: Kyle Drake talks about the completely distributed Web

One of the nicest things about having a New Relic office in town is the fact that they take the time to program events for our community. What’s even better is when they highlight some of the amazing people we have here in Portland. Like Kyle Drake. Who will be speaking at the next event.

In response to concerns about the future of online expression, hacktivists are fighting back, writing the code to build what could become the next version of the web. For lack of a better name, I’m calling it the Completely Distributed Web: a mix of existing technologies (IPv6, Tor) with some really big new ideas (Hyperboria, Namecoin, IPFS) that combine to create a new version of the web that’s permanently resistant to centralization, censorship and control.

It sounds like cyberpunk fiction, but it’s real, and people have already started using it. I will introduce you to the technology, show the innovations that made it possible, and our plans to turn Neocities into the first-ever distributed web host. I’ll wrap up with a live demonstration of the distributed web that you’ll be able to try using your own laptop.

Kyle will be speaking March 14 at New Relic’s office in Big Pink. The event begins at 6:00PM.

For more information or to RSVP, visit FutureTalk with Kyle Drake.