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 Privici
Students need to get back to interacting with each other and faculty face to face in order to maximize their education experience; similarly, employees need to interact with each other from time to time in person to generate new ideas, form relationships and build the next best thing together. The post pandemic world will have the effects of the virus with us for a while, so how do we protect each other in a way that also respects our privacy?
In this session on “Verifiable Credentials – How to bring students and employees back to school and work while respecting their privacy in the covid era,” Mahesh Balan, CEO of Privici, will discuss how verifiable credentials can be used securely check the status of a vaccination, antibody test or virus test without having to track this in a central database. He will cover ways this can be achieved and the practical limitations and issues of trying to bring this technology to the fore for Covid mitigation. He will also demo examples, talk about the technology and standards and what the world can expect in the immediate future as well as the wide applicability of this technology as Self-Sovereign Identity becomes more prevalent in multiple domains.
Tune on Wednesday, August 18, at 10:00 AM PDT. For more information and to register, go here.
Fall Open Source mentorship projects (paid)
The Linux Foundation is accepting applications for a range of paid mentorship projects for the fall. See the line-up here.
- Thursday, August 19, at 22:00 UTC / 19:00 BRT: Hyperledger Brazil Chapter hosts “Boas Práticas para Composição de Frameworks Hyperledger Fabric em Redes Blockchain” (Portuguese)
See the full Virtual Meetup schedule here.