About us


Johannes Ernst is the founder of Dazzle.Town and CEO of Dazzle Labs, which builds software and governance that enables members to take back their personal data from the big internet platforms. He pioneered user-centric identity with LID and OpenID, and helped create Yadis, a predecessor of the Webfinger specfication, a key component of the Fediverse. He’s been on Mastodon since 2017, and is helping to put a Fediverse Developer Network together.
Reach out to Johannes at @j12t@social.coop.

Kaliya Young is the co-founder of the Internet Identity Workshop (IIW) and She’s Geeky: Connecting Women in Tech, which are both long-running unconferences. She’s an advocate for Self-sovereign Identity (SSI) and the author of two books: Domains of Identity (2020) and A┬áComprehensive Guide to Self Sovereign Identity (2018).
Reach out to Kaliya at @identitywoman@mas.to.

Jennifer Holmes started producing events while working for Wired Magazine in 1996. She has produced hackathons, conferences, concerts, parties and underground art events. She is a member of Survival Research Labs and the San Francisco Cacophony Society.
Reach out to Jennifer at @Dangerangel@kolektiva.social.

You can also e-mail us at fediforum@proton.me.