Internet Identity Workshop XXXVIII Report


This spring's IIW was full of interesting people and interesting discussions with people from around the globe.

IIW 38 Attendee Map

We recently completed the 38th edition of the Internet Identity Workshop. We had 330 people from around the world who called 169 sessions. As usual there was lots of energy and thousands of side conversations. IIW is a place to get things done and it showed in the energy and the comments people made to me about how much they enjoyed it.

Tuesday opening
Tuesday opening (click to enlarge)

As you can see by the pins in the map at the top of this post, there were attendees from all over the world. Not surprisingly, most of the attendees were from the US (241), followed by Canada (11). Germany, India, and Switzerland rounded out the top five with 9, 8, and 7 attendees respectively. Attendees from India (5), Thailand (3), and Korea (3) showed IIW's diversity with attendees from APAC. And there were 4 attendees from South America this time. Sadly, there were no attendees from Africa again. Please remember we offer scholarships for people from underrepresented areas, so if you'd like to come to IIW39, please let us know. If you're working on identity, we want you there.

Demo hour on Wednesday
Demo hour on Wednesday (click to enlarge)

For states and provinces, California was first with 122. Washington (16), Utah (10), Texas (10) and New York (10) rounded out the top five. San Francisco (14) Oakland (13), San Jose (12), Seattle (11), and New York (9) were the top cities.

Drummond Reed conducts a session
Drummond Reed conducts a session (click to enlarge)

In addition to sessions, we have a demo hour on Wednesday that is a little like speed dating. There were 20 different projects highlighted. There's always more than one session that I want to attend in any given time slot and choosing is hard. That's a common refrain. Luckily we have sessions notes that we publish in a Book of Proceedings.

Here's pictures from all three days courtesy of Doc Searls

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You belong at IIW! IIW is where you will meet people to help you solve problems and move your ideas forward. Please come! IIW 39 will be held October 29-31, 2024 at the Computer History Museum. We'll have tickets available soon.

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