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2010 OpenID Technology Summit West

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Technology Track Overview

For all of you that wish OpenID had feature X or worked like Y, this is the OpenID Summit for YOU!  This track will be for participants ONLY.

You are either part of the Problem (you don't use OpenID because of X or Y and are willing to present), or you are part of the Solution (you are or will be active in an OpenID Working Group).  This is NOT a track for those that want to learn about OpenID.

We will start off after lunch on Monday, April 5th with short presentations about the Problem, followed by an evening of beer and food and lively discussion. 

Tuesday, April 6th will be a full day (starting at 9am) where we will have technology presentations, open space for ad hoc topics, and then next step discussions for Working Groups.

The 2010 theme for the OpenID Technical Committee is OpenID v Next. Our goal is to pull the community together so that we can understand what we collectively need the technology to do next, and kick off Working Groups to make that happen. This Summit is that start of the process. 

Agenda suggestions? Interested in giving a presentation? Other questions? Shoot specs@openid.net an email.

Policy and Certification Track Overview

There will be presentations and discussions on policy and certification topics that pertain to OpenID as part of the open space content on Tuesday afternoon.  Note that many of these topics will have both policy and technology implications, and so maybe of interest to technology track attendees as well.  For instance, if a certification program is created for OPs that provide a verified e-mail address claim (allowing RPs to skip the e-mail verification dance), a relevant protocol question is how an RP learns whether an OP was certified under that program or not.



Time & Location

Microsoft Silicon Valley Technology Center

1065 La Avenida Street - Building 1

Mountain View CA 94043


There will be several rooms available throughout the summit, enabling both scheduled open space interactions and adequate spaces for informal side conversations.


Monday, April 05, 2010 at 12:00 PM - Tuesday, April 06, 2010 at 5:00 PM

Tentative Agenda

Day 1 (April 5th)

11:30-1pm - Lunch

1:00-1:15 - Kickoff

1:15-2:15 - Problem Talks A

  • 1:15 - Eric Sachs (Google) - What OpenID needs to do in the future
  • 1:30 - Bill Shupp (Digg) - Lessons learned from Digg's experience accepting OpenID
  • 1:45 - Luke Shepard (Facebook) - Why OpenID doesn't work great for Facebook today
  • 2:00 - Raffi Krikorian (Twitter) - Why doesn't OpenID make sense for Twitter today? (TBD)

2:45-3:45 - Problem Talks B

  • 2:45 - Sabari Devadoss (Yahoo!) - Concerns/issues on adoption for ecommerce sites 
  • 3:00 - Mike Repass (LinkedIn) - How can OpenID help us trust RPs as they request more data?
  • 3:15 - Hans Granqvist (NetFlix) - Why NetFlix can't use OpenID
  • 3:30 - tbd 

4:15-5:15 - Problem Talks  C

  • 4:15 - John Bradley (Protiviti) - What's missing for OpenID to be used in higher-security government deployments
  • 4:30 - tbd
  • 4:45 - tbd
  • 5:00 - tbd

5:15 - Break

6:00 - Dinner/drinks nearby 

Day 2 (April 6th)

9:00-9:15 - Kickoff

9:15-10:15 - Solution Talks A

  • 9:15 - Breno de Medeiros (Google) - Artifact binding for OpenID
  • 9:30 - tbd
  • 9:45 - tbd
  • 10:00 - tbd

10:15-10:45 - Break

10:45-11:45 - Solution Talks B

  • 10:45 - tbd
  • 11:00 - tbd
  • 11:15 - tbd
  • 11:30 - tbd

noon - Lunch

1:00-2:00 - Open Space/Discussion

  • 1:00 - tbd
  • 1:15 - tbd
  • 1:30 - tbd
  • 1:45 - tbd

2:30-3:30 - Open Space/Discussion (topic tbd) 

  • 2:30 - tbd
  • 2:45 - tbd
  • 3:00 - tbd
  • 3:15 - tbd

4:00-5:00 - New working group organization

  • 4:00 - tbd
  • 4:15 - tbd
  • 4:30 - tbd
  • 4:45 - tbd

5:30 - Drinks nearby



Google & Microsoft

Technology Topic Guidelines

We are looking for people to give presentations about the issues the barriers their organization has in deploying OpenID either as an OP or RP. We are also looking for technologists to give presentations on how to resolve the issues identified.

We are not looking for presentations on "Here is how OpenID works", "My thoughts on OpenID", or "Here is what my company has done / will do with OpenID". These are all important presentations, but this is not the right venue.

Policy and Certification Topic Possibilities

Some policy and certificaiton topic possibilities that have been discussed in advance follow.  Actual sessions and speakers will be assigned using the open space process on Tuesday.


Principles of Openness – Mary Rundle (plans to present at 1:00 on Tuesday)

Topics with a significant technology aspect to them:

  • Signaling trust characteristics and discoverability certification attributes – John Bradley
  • Informed user consent
  • Access/participation in ensuring data accuracy and completeness
  • Auditing
  • Reputation – Nat Sakimura

Certification program topics: 

  • A certification program for IdPs providing a verified e-mail address claim – Eric Sachs
  • A certification profile to support the use of case of a website that wants to be PCI Compliant for traditional retail E-commerce transactions, but wants to be an RP
  • Characterstics of a certification profile that would enable larger IdPs to become RPs of one another.

Presentation Format

Each talk will have an enforced 10 minute time limit, followed by 5 minutes for Q&A and getting the next speaker lined up. We have lots of break times for people to discuss the topics in more detail. We also will reserve a number of open slots that can be used for followup talks Tuesday afternoon.

Please prepare your presentation ahead of time and take at least 20 minutes to practice running through your presentation a couple times. If you do the work creating an presentation that effectively communicates your message, you are more likely to get people to solve your problem or adopt your solution. As an added incentive, we will also have a prize for the best presentation.


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