We are not at WAR! How the Identity Community is Collaborating in 2010 by Kaliya Hamlin
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We are not at WAR! How the Identity Community is Collaborating in 2010
Kaliya (@IdentityWoman) has been working on cultivating open standards for user-centric identity since 2004. She co-founded, co-produces and facilitates the Internet Identity Workshop, the primary venue for collaboration amongst large internet portals, large Enterprise IT companies and small innovators.
Internet Identity Workshop:
West Coast Community Leadership Summit:
In 2009, Kaliya Hamlin was named by Fast Company Magazine as one of the most influential women in tech. She an expert and community leader in the field of user-centric identity. Working in the field for over 5 years she is both a maven and a connector. She regularly speaks to both technical, business and regular person audiences about the emerging identity layer of the web.
She is a founder and the facilitator of the Internet Identity Workshop that she co-produces with Phil Windley and Doc Searls. She represents the workshop on the stewards council of Identity Commons an association of groups working on social, legal and technical issues that arise with the development an identity layer of the web.
She is also a:
- Fellow of the Information Card Foundation,
- one of the few members of the Open Web Foundation and
- a Member of the OpenID Foundation.
Kaliya has another professional career leveraging her skills as a community leader in the field of digital identity as a designer and and facilitator of almost 100 unConferences mostly for professional technical communities. Her blog on this subject can be found here.
She first learned about user-centric identity through her active participation in the Planetwork community from 2002-2004. She developed a vision to link communities she was an active participant in and as a aspiring-social-entrepreneur had two early Drupal sites built. This vision required open standards for user-centric identity and having “got” power of this idea from reading the Augmented Social Network: Building Identity and Trust into the Next Generation Internet when it was published in 2003 she became an passionate evangelist for open standards. In 2004 following the last Planetwork conference she was hired by the first Identity Commons as an evangelist. In early 2005 she began this Identity Woman blog.
She is always open to questions from those trying to navigate the identity landscape.