Online / 5 & 6 February 2022


Āhau: Māori Identity & Data Sovereignty

Āhau is a FOSS project from Aotearoa New Zealand, built to meet the data needs of Māori. This talk will share insights from thinking in a less Eurocentric way about data, and how the need for data sovereignty has lead us to p2p data models, which fit really well with human-focused systems. Over the last 3 years, we've built a desktop application on secure scuttlebutt that is currently in use by hapū and iwi (tribal groups) to record family histories and create tribal registries.




Technologies: - secure scuttlebutt -, (p2p messaging) - tangle-js - (used to build ssb-crut) (CRDT-like tech) - hyperdrive - (hyper/ DAT for large files) - sodium-native - (encryption)


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