On Wednesdays We Use Web5: A 'Mean Girls' Guide to Data Sovereignty

If you’ve heard the term web5 thrown around, you may be wondering what it’s all about? The key concept of web5 is something called “data sovereignty”, which is essentially about users owning their own data versus companies owning users’ data. How does it work? Rizèl Scarlett will go over what web5 means, why it is worth paying attention to and how to get started building applications using it.

On Wednesdays We Use Web5: A 'Mean Girls' Guide to Data Sovereignty

In today’s web, our data often isn’t ours. But what if you could change that narrative?Explore the world of Web5, where you reclaim data sovereignty. This beginner’s talk introduces you to the core concepts of DIDs, DWNs, and protocols, all with a “Mean Girls” twist. By the end, we’ll craft a digital Burn Book. But unlike Regina George’s version, this one’s all about privacy. Share your messages, but only with those you truly trust.

Get in. We’re making Web5 happen.

Rizel Scarlett is a Staff Developer Advocate at TBD, Block’s newest business unit. With a diverse background spanning GitHub, startups, and non-profit organizations, Rizel has cultivated a passion for utilizing emerging technologies to champion equity within the tech industry. She moonlights as an Advisor at G{Code} House, an organization aimed at teaching women of color and non-binary people of color to code. Rizel believes in leveraging vulnerability, honesty, and kindness as means to educate early-career developers.

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