ActivityPub, the Fediverse, and Everything.
2019-04-19, 20:00–20:45, EI 9

Yes, we want to talk about ActivityPub - because it's what drives many popular fediverse services (e.g. mastodon). We will cover history and basic structure of the spec. And then discuss whether or not this a case of XKCD 927 and if Moxie Marlinspike's blogpost applies.


This talk will provide a complete picture of the current form of whats known as "ActivityPub".

We will answer all the big Qs:

  • What is it?
  • Where did it come from?
  • What is it good for?
  • Is this the bootloader of skynet or just another instance of XKCD 927 https://xkcd.com/927/?
  • Who is behind all of this?