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GETD has been the event where we will be sharing ideas, skills and resources to co-create new experiences around the decentralized web. We exchange knowledge and not least design and hack concrete solutions we are passionate about. You meet like minded people in a crowd of super interesting individuals that all share one goal: to collaborate and GETDecentralized.

Every GETD moves topics, code and projects downfield.

Participating projects gain in both technological development and mutual collaboration between individuals and partners within their own field and as part of an ecosystem.

At GETD substantial work gets done!

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Image taken from the Agora Collective exhibition: Dmitry Paranyushkin – Polysingularity of Matter

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Together, we are discussing the hottest topics of the decentralized web3, Identity, ICOs, IoT, legal frame works for the blockchain!

GETD#5 Summit & Hackathon
Berlin, TBA 2017

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Berlin, July 11-14, 2017

Ouishare Fest
Paris, July 5-7, 2017

Lyon, May 25-26, 2017

New York City, November 11-16, 2016

Graz, October 20-23, 2016

Ethereum DevCon2
Shanghai, September 19-21, 2016

MyData 2016
Helsinki, August 31 – September 2, 2016

GETD#4 Summit & Hackathon
Berlin, July 22-23, 2016

Barcelona, June 16-18, 2016

Decentralized Web Summit
San Francisco, June 8-9, 2016

Ouishare Fest
Paris, May 18-20, 2016

Blockchain Workshops Sydney
Sydney, 10 & 11 December 2015

GETD#3 Summit & Hackathon
Berlin, 10 & 11 October 2015

Innovations for the ‘Energy Internet’
Berlin, June 27, 2015

Ouishare Fest
Paris, May 20-22, 2015

Ouishare Labs Camp
Paris, May 18-19, 2015

GETD#2 Summit & Hackathon
San Francisco – Mar 31 to Apr 2, 2015

EU CAPS Info Day
Berlin, Jan 12, 2015

JOLOCOM Design Challenge
Berlin, Dec 13, 2014

GETD#1 Summit & Hackathon
Berlin, Sep 17-19, 2014


Registration will open here!

GETD#5 Summit & Hackathon

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At GETD we will be sharing ideas, skills and resources to co-create new experiences around the dezentralized web and its collaborative model. Much value will be added throughout the participative process undertaken by each project. The GETD framework is meant to support all participating projects in their research to reach their next level, in both technological development and mutual collaboration between individuals and partners. You decide to participate in one of the listed projects or to bring your own.

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together”

The African proverb implies that it takes a whole community to create and develop a collaborative network. A network that really helps us to get ahead. It is an universally acknowledged truth holding it’s value until today.

AGILE is a modular hardware and software gateway for the Internet of Things with support for protocol interoperability, device and data management, IoT apps execution, and external Cloud communication, featuring diverse pilot activities, Open Calls & Community building.

Backfeed is developing the protocols and tools for grassroots, value creating collaborations to emerge. In an era where value is generated by the creation of networks, not apps, we wish to allow networks to own their value and allow people to gain their fair share in the collaborations they support.

Coliga is a platform that enables any network to self­ organize around channeling jobs to their members and become marketplace. We make it easy for networks like coworking spaces to earn on revenue generated from jobs and connections they facilitate. Any network can leverage their reputation to create more work opportunities for their members.

Compose is an open source Platform as a Service (PaaS) for developing and hosting Internet of Things applications. Based on popular frameworks like Cloudfoundry, ElasticSearch, Node-RED, and STORM it allows developers to easily create end-to-end applications that enable connected devices to send contextual information and be controlled remotely.

Ethereum is a decentralized Web 3.0 publishing platform that makes it possible for any developer to build and publish next-generation distributed applications. It features stateful user-created digital contracts and a Turing-complete contract programming language.

FreedomBox is a community project to develop, design and promote personal servers aimed at giving you control over your online identity and personal data. The project helps to re-decentralize the Internet by allowing you to run and manage your own part of the physical infrastructure. FreedomBox includes a range of different functions, such as distributed social networking, data sharing, secure instant messaging, anonymous browsing, secure e-mail, etc.

With Gatesense we want to create a platform for an ecosystem to emerge and be self-sustainable. In doing so, we want the community to adopt and shape the platform, continuously expand the ecosystem, and redefine the interplay between people and the surrounding environment.

Gooddler is disrupting the market of online in-kind donations by changing the way supporters of causes donate goods. It utilizes an increasing demand for online shopping and covers the needs of all, charities, organizations and individual donors.
Gooddler is a business with a social cause, created to help charities, organizations and individuals to collect goods donations from their supporters.

The IndieWeb is a global community of hackers, tinkerers, and makers that are creating communication protocols, libraries, and software to power a decentralized social web. The IndieWeb focusses heavily on “dogfooding” or using these experimental new technologies in your daily web activity.

A data sharing application and distributed server software for the collaborative economy. The novelty of Jolocom’s innovation is that every kind of data can be shared across networks while remaining secure in the hands of the originator; core to the innovation is the decentralized server and database structure.

The team behind Riot_OS expects an evolution in the software platforms powering Internet of Things devices that can be compared, to some extent, to the recent evolution of software platforms powering smartphones.

As the digital megaphone of sense making ideas we use social media technology & unique methodologies: from triggering Authentic Conversations to initiating Meaningful Cooperations.

Re-imagining equity markets with Blockchain technology. Starting with corporate shareholder agreements and moving to equity givebacks and crowdfunding.

Traity aims to become the reputation standard, helping us trust one another to enable more and safer economic opportunities particularly in the sharing economy. As opposed to your reputation being kidnapped by eBay or AirBnB, Traity gives people back ownership of their reputation.






GETD#2 at the Internet Archive

After an exciting day filled with awesome talks and discussions at the Red Vic Brewster Kahle invited us all over to the Internet Archive for some more talks, as well as to meet and mingle the communities.

Decentralization as a mean of empowerment

“To transform bureaucratic hierarchies into technology driven networks” (Fred Wilson). That is what the actors from the GETDecentralized community want to achieve. Their next meetings are in San Francisco and Paris. A full track will be dedicated to this topic at the next OuiShare Fest.

Decentralization has become a buzzword… read more

Decentralize All The Things! – on Tech Crunch

They gave us a fully decentralized Internet and we used it to build web services–Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, iCloud–so massively centralized they verge on being quasi-medieval fiefdoms. Now we’re building the Internet of Someone Else’s Things, wherein every room of every home will contain devices controlled by servers the homeowners don’t know, control, or understand. What is wrong with us? … read more

Announcing GETD in Spring 2015 for the San Francisco Bay Area

Dear GETD Community!

After returning from an exciting journey to San Francisco and the surrounding Bay Area the organizers of GETD are happy to announce that a GETDecentralized Event will be happening in the San Francisco Bay Area in Spring 2015.

Watch out for the details!

Discussing the hottest topics of the decentralized web at GETD – by Alex Corbi

„If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” is a more than adequate motto chosen by GETD‘s organisers to give character to this event, a conference aiming to explore the status, possibilities and challenges of the decentralized web. In its first edition, GETD took place between the 17th and 19th of September in the amazing Agora Collective space in Berlin-Neukölln.

Decentralized web is a relatively new topic for many, as it is my case, and completely unknown by the vast majority of the internet users. If you belong to the latter group, let me explain briefly what I understand behind this term: The internet that most of the people use today (let me call it mainstream web) is structured in a centralized manner and a huge percent of the information is stored in big data centres and routed through servers owned by gigantic corporations. This makes possible that we all … read more

Review of GETDecentralized at Agora in Berlin – by Joachim Lohkamp

We are super excited that we could welcome a diverse crowd from across Europe and abroad at GETD, and I guess one could argue that all who attended were pulled together by shared common interests and values.
The vision of GETD is Decentralization. This is also reflected in the projects that were being represented at GETD.

Over the course of three days we got to know various perspectives onto decentralization and different approaches to realize decentralization. The perspectives included technologies and also business, finance and impact models.

With events we always face a challenge to sync our time coordinates with each other. So there were quite some people who could not come to GETD for various reasons.
Therefore we had contributions from Henry Story (who just became a father: again congratulations!) who presented his vision and work on the decentralized web via hangout, Ina Lauth joined via Skype to explain Finnodex, and then we had a Living Bridges hangout panel moderated by Bert-Ola Bergstrand, which was open to participants from all around the world in which people could share their work and visions on decentralization.

Collaboration: GETD was also designed as an experiment to support collaboration on a personal, project and technological level. Within the format of GETD the event as such is part of a larger process that continuously drives the progress of team building, project development and technological interoperability with the goal to create a collaborative ecosystem.

Community building: it was also nice to see that individuals new to the network found it easy to integrate into the collaboration of existing projects, or brought along their own project and connected it to others.

Funding: during the event we had a dedicated session for funding with a focus on EU calls, crowd funding and venture capital. Individual show cases and shared experiences allowed to learn from each other, and to form consortia and partnerships for future funding.

Location: with our coworking space Agora we also have an attractive partner as proof of concept for collaboration and community building – many companies look into alternative concepts to take leaps in creativity and innovation. Community building and collaboration are also requirements that are specifically demanded in a few EU calls.And as an open space it also enables newbies to the collaborative economy to experience it.

Thx again to all of you for the great collaboration.

What people said:

“I had a great time at GETD. The projects were great, we had a lot of room to connect and learn from each other. I’ll be there again next time!” – Justas Azna (Developer)

“I enjoyed it a great deal. I really loved the “Decentralized” theme used not only in software projects but also in beer, food and funding. Finally, it is always nice to meet like-minded people and I think I learned a great deal from you guys.” – Eelco Wiersma (Developer)

“I’m working on another layer of the integration of CoAP and Node-RED and can use the Grundfos (Gatesense) work from your hackathon. Great outcome!” – Michael Koster (ARM)




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