Kaliya Hamlin a.k.a. Identity Woman is a
leader in the user-centric identity community. She is the co-producer of the Internet Identity
workshop, unconference faciltiator, and organizer of She's Geeky, a women
in technology conference.
Her passion is to work with others to grow thriving communities that can
successfully address [not a big fan of the "beat" metaphor] the tough
challenges facing the network, read her blogs about this work on Unconference.net. Events she has led
include the Internet Identity Workshop,
MashupCamp, the Datasharing Summit, and she recently led the participant driven days of Supernova, BlogHer, Gnomedex, and Office 2.0.
As Identity Woman Kaliya is an expert in the ecology of people, companies and organizations working on innovating identity tools and systems on an internet scale. Since 2004 when she was hired by Identity Commons(1) to evangelize about its work around
user-centric digital identity she has bee a key community catalyst.
Kaliya's persona as Identity Woman emerged in January 2005. She was
presented the 2006 Digital Identity World Award for this work (previous
winners include Kim Cameron, Chief Identity Architect for Microsoft and
the Liberty Alliance). She currently is working as the Chief Catalyst
of Identity Commons(2) a loose organization formed with over a dozen
working groups focused on the social, legal and technical aspects of the
emerging identity layer. She has spoken about these topics at events
such as SuperNova, Mix07, O'Reilly's Emerging Telephony and Web 2.0 Expo.
Kaliya Hamlin has been an active member of the Planetwork community for
four years and now serves as its Network Director. The network is at the
intersection of IT and social/environmental good, providing community and project-sharing opportunities for conscious geeks.