Giving my talk at Web 2.0 was an interesting for a few reasons.
Firstly I tried to really step out and talk about what is next for identity and where the problem issues are looking forward assuming people knew about the past. I How to think about what we do in terms of people and community? How do we things with Identity for people in groups not just about ‘them’ in this user-centric but isolated. To articulate this I wrote what I hope is the heart of a great article that gets at where we are now with the identity layer, where we could go. This is the first two pages of the PDF. (yes doc it is a PDF and I will work on an HTML version).
Secondly, the audience was not who I expected. I thought this was the regular ‘tech crowd’ I meet often. Instead it was people coming from big companies trying to figure out this web 2.0 stuff and people buidling things who travelled a long way to be here. Not really who I typically think of in the O’Reilly scene. So for all of you who wanted ‘the download’ about all the identity ‘bits’ the basics of all that on the third and forth pages of this PDF.
I learned from this experience and I have had two opportunities to really be on stage at O’Reilly events in the past two months and I learned quite a bit from both of them.
Looking forward I am going to be working on some core content to speak with ‘completely’ normal and somewhat technically literate people about identity. I am also going to be practicing these talks more regularly.
I also have thoughts about what is next in terms of the problems that the identity community needs to address and can address moving forward. This is where the opportunity lies if you are an enterpriser, venture person or coder. These opportunities and issues are deeper then code and money stepping into the heart of what it means to be human in the networked world. What we do now on the web in relationship to this REALLY MATTERS.