Welcome to the Weekend Update. Our goal with this weekly post is to share quick updates about online education, networking and collaboration opportunities and resources for the open source enterprise blockchain community.
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Hyperledger in-depth: An hour with Evernym
James Monaghan and Andy Tobin of Evernym will guide a discussion on “Privacy-Preserving Verifiable Credentials in the Time of COVID-19.” Identity projects need to support business objectives, be easy to adopt, and protect the rights of the identity holder. That is a tall order, but real world deployments show this to be possible through the use of distributed ledgers. This session will focus on the analysis and discussion of two use cases where legacy identity solutions were unable to meet the needs, but ledger based solutions have been successful: covid credentials for travel and employment credentials for staff movements. James and Andy will introduce the solutions and are eager for feedback. By the end of the session, we hope you will be able to distinguish use cases where digital identity makes sense, as well as understand how Hyperledger Indy and Aries can play a role.
Tune on Wednesday, February 17, at 10AM GMT. For more information and to register, go here.
Hyperledger Healthcare Special Interest Group Guest Speaker: John Walker, COVID-19 Credentials Initiative and Linux Foundation Public Health
Join the Healthcare SIG meeting for a talk by John Walker from the COVID-19 Credentials Initiative and Linux Foundation Public Health team. He will review and demo proposed architecture for digital health pass solutions and offer his take on why this is a preferred method for identity interoperability.
For more information on the meeting, which is Wednesday, February 17, at 10:00 AM EST, go here.
Hyperledger Identity Working Group Guest Speaker: Kaliya “Identity Woman” Young
Join the Identity Working Group meeting to hear Kaliya “Identity Woman” Young present her new paper on Verified Credential (VC) Flavors. The paper was released by the COVID-19 Credentials Initiative to explain the major variants of W3C VCs to technical audiences. However, it also provides policymakers, business leaders, and many others working in the VC ecosystem or considering adopting VCs a high-level explanation of the offerings to head off interoperability headaches in the future.
For more information on the meeting, which is Wednesday, February 17, at 12:00 PM EST, go here.
Report – New Directions for Government in the Second Era of the Digital Age
The Blockchain Research Institute, Chamber of Digital Commerce and other experts released a detailed look at how the Biden-Harris administration could reimagine US technology strategy and policy—and take action to implement it. Go here to find out more.
- Saturday, February 13, at 17:00 UTC / 22:00 PKT: Hyperledger Pakistan hosts “Vision of Pakistan with future technologies”
- Tuesday, February 16, at 16:00 UTC / 16:00 GMT: Hyperledger Senegal hosts “Hyperledger en français: comment participer?” (French)
- Thursday, February 18 at 18:00 UTC / 18:00 GMT: Hyperledger London hosts “Sustainable Development Goals – How Blockchain can help us?”
See the full Virtual Meetup schedule here.