MIT: Independent Activities Period: IAP

IAP 2016 Activities by Sponsor - Andrei Vlad Sambra

Building decentralized and privacy-oriented Web applications.

Andrei Sambra, Research associate/W3C staff

Jan/15 Fri 10:00AM-05:00PM 32-G531, Bring your laptop
Jan/16 Sat 09:30AM-06:00PM 32-G531, Bring your laptop

Enrollment: Unlimited: Advance sign-up required
Sign-up by 01/14
Attendance: Repeating event, particpants welcome at any session
Prereq: Javascript, HTML, CSS

This activity will take the form of a workshop/hackathon, spanning over 2 full days, where attendees will have a chance to learn about Solid and to use it to build decentralized, social applications that put users in control of their own data and respect their privacy. We will also take this opportunity to look for UROPs and MEng students interested in working on Solid.


Day 1 - we provide an overview of Solid and how we can decentralize the Web. The morning will have the format of a workshop, while in the afternoon will get started with using the libraries, servers and user accounts. 

Day 2 - full day hackathon where attendees will build and present a privacy-friendly, decentralized application. Food will be provided during lunch break.


Solid is an exciting new project lead by Prof. Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, which aims to radically change the way Web applications work today, resulting in true data ownership as well as improved privacy.

NOTE: please sign up by contacting the organizers -- Andrei ( or Nicola (

Contact: Andrei Sambra, G32-504, 617-324-8267, ASAMBRA@MIT.EDU