Can We Save the Open Web? [June 1, 2016]

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The Internet was founded on the principle that information should be open—that everyone can build together. But we’ve come a long way in how the web looks and operates. Even as millions of websites and billions of people have come online, access to content is increasingly controlled by a handful of powerful corporations, such as Google, Facebook, and Apple. These giants collect and silo our data, leading to questions about users’ privacy, consent, and access.

Is the vision of an open web losing to big names? Can we defend the open web and save it for the future? Join Dries Buytaert in a discussion about the web’s evolution, how we can put the power of the Internet back into the hands of the people, and how you can prepare your organization, including:
• What the open web and closed web are, and why the open web is potentially in danger
• A brief history of the web as it relates to the open and closed web
• The 3 major trends that are driving the web today and why we can’t ignore them
• The impact the open web is having on your organization and how to prepare

Hi! I'm Karim Boudjema, the developer and site-builder of this site. I'm currently working as a freelance Drupal developer.

I was wondering how could I giving back to the Drupal community all what it gave to me during the last 10 years, that's how the idea of this site came to me ... (read more)

Hi! I’m Santiago Rico, the web designer and themer of this site.

When Karim proposed me to design and theme this site for the Drupal community, I accepted immediately because the community is the main reason why I love Drupal so much.