2nd Solid Amsterdam Meetup – January 30th, 2020

Organized by: Jeroen van Beele
Date: Thursday January 30th, 2020
Time: 14:00 - 17:00 hours
Location: VU Amsterdam, room: HG-06A32

Meetup summary: 2nd Solid Amsterdam Meetup


14:00 Jeroen van Beele - Welcome
14:10 Tom Haegemans (Digita) - Capturing the value of SOLID: Actors, business models and lessons learned
15:00 Deike Schulz (NHL-Stenden) - Front end user commitment as a critical success factor for SOLID: Don't make me think? Including discussion with the audience
15:45 break
16:00 Hay Kranen (WikiMedia) - How to create a linked data community in only nineteen years
16:45 Özcan Şeker (HvA) - Lessons learned while building the PLDN linked beer app using SOLID
17:00 Drinks at the Basket (on the VU premisses: https://amsterdam.thebasket.nl/)


The theme of this second SOLID Amsterdam meetup at the VU is: business models and governance. We are happy to announce speakers linking to this theme from several different backgrounds. We start with Tom Haegemans from digita. Next is Deike Schulz, Associate lector Organizations & Social Media at NHL-Stenden University of Applied Sciences. Then Hay Kranen from the dutch WikiMedia chapter will present their experience with the matter. Finally Özcan Şeker told us at our first meeting what he was up to and will now present us how far he got and what he has learned about SOLID.

This second SOLID Amsterdam Meetup again is organized by Jeroen van Beele, with support from the SOLID Project organization, Platform Linked Data Netherlands (PLDNPlatform Linked Data Nederland (PLDN)), Triply and the VU Amsterdam.

The first SOLID Amsterdam Meetup was held on Thursday October 10. This session focused upon a wide range of SOLID development aspects in detail to give web developers a better understanding on what is needed to develop SOLID apps using the right SOLID authentication and authorization mechanisms and the right read and write statements to Personal Operational Data StoresPersonal Online Data Stores (PODS) of Personal Online Data Storage Containers zijn beveiligde online opslagplaatsen voor persoonlijke gegevens waar apps toegang tot kunnen hebben als zij daarvoor geautoriseerd zijn. (PODs) with the SOLID standards, tooling en best practices that are currently available. A summary of this session is available here.

In our discussions at the first SOLID Amsterdam Meetup, we got a better idea of what other non-technical SOLID topics the session participants were interested in. Topics like the governance aspects around SOLID and also the possible business and revenue models we see when we look at possible SOLID use casesEen usecase in software engineering en systems engineering is een beschrijving van een gedrag van een systeem, dat reageert op een verzoek dat stamt van buiten het systeem. Met andere woorden, de use case beschrijft "wie" met het betreffende systeem "wat" kan doen (bron: Wikipedia).. Our expectation is that these business and revenue models will be very different from the current traditional models, starting with the user and social humanity in mind.

More information on SOLID

Sir Tim Berners-Lee (inventor of the World Wide WebHet wereldwijde web (www) ook wel met de Engelse term 'world wide web' aangeduid, maar meestal kortweg het web, houdt in:

  • een aantal technische afspraken voor het wereldwijd over het internet aanbieden en verbinden van allerhande documenten en computertoepassingen;
  • de verzameling documenten en toepassingen die wereldwijd volgens dit systeem over het internet worden aangeboden.) already pointed out: The Web is broken, but he has a plan to fix it. It’s called SOLID. SOLID is an exciting new project led by Berners-Lee at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The project aims to radically change the way Web applications work today, resulting in true data ownership as well as improved privacy.

Within SOLID, decentralization means choice: being able to choose where you store your dataWeergave van een feit, begrip of aanwijzing, geschikt voor overdracht, interpretatie of verwerking door een persoon of apparaat, independently of the services you want on top of that dataWeergave van een feit, begrip of aanwijzing, geschikt voor overdracht, interpretatie of verwerking door een persoon of apparaat. On today’s Web, applications happily take our data in exchange for functionality, but we lose control over what happens to it. Moreover, because data is coupled to the service, we cannot share data across social network boundaries. In SOLID, you instead remain the data owner: you decide for every single piece of data you produce where you want to store it. Applications can request permission to specific parts of people’s dataWeergave van een feit, begrip of aanwijzing, geschikt voor overdracht, interpretatie of verwerking door een persoon of apparaat, which they combine at runtime into a personal experience.