FITC Amsterdam 2020

2020-02-24 00:00:00 2020-02-26 00:00:00 America/Toronto FITC Amsterdam 2020 Now in its 13th year, FITC Amsterdam returns to host the groundbreaking design and tech event on the future of innovation, design and all the cool shit in between. Amsterdam FITC CET Amsterdam


In a data-driven world, innovation requires data. Unfortunately, the way companies deal with our data today is deeply broken—and thus so is innovation. In this talk, Ruben will challenge the notion that data harvesting would be a necessity for delivering personalized services. An alternative are personal data pods, which provide a space for every person to store their own data and share it as they want. This creates equal opportunities for all innovators, from small developers to large companies, since creating new apps no longer depends on collecting data.

Ruben will introduce you to the principles of the Solid ecosystem, and how they impact web development. Through a collection of standards, Solid enables all of us to realize this independence of apps and data. He will explain what the world could look like with Solid, and how it is—if you think about it—a much more sustainable way to pursue innovation. Are you curious how this works? Bring your enthusiasm and critical mindset to this talk!


Fostering developer creativity by redefining the relationship between people, apps, and data.

Target Audience

Web developers and designers, and everyone who wants to build apps in the future

Assumed Audience Knowledge

A little background in web development helps, but is not required for the overall talk

Five Things Audience Members Will Learn

  1. What is Solid and how does it plan to shape the future Web?
  2. Can we still build apps without harvesting data?
  3. How do we increase innovation on the Web?
  4. Why should we separate data and apps, and how can we do it?
  5. What is the role of Linked Data for decentralized apps?