Date: This event took place live on October 20 2015
Duration: Approximately 90 minutes.
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What would the world look like if we took an open-source approach to the financial system? We protect the open web because we're passionate about access to information, communication and ideas. The Mozilla Foundation made the web more participatory by many orders of magnitude. Wikipedia has 25 million registered users making contributions to the record of human knowledge. To accomplish this for money, what software do we need and what is being built?
This webcast will address that question and others:
Scott and Vanessa from Stellar.org will walk through the scale of the social problem and the technical details of what open source finance will look like.
Stellar.org is a nonprofit dedicated to full financial participation for all human beings. They contribute to the Stellar network, an open protocol that makes sending and receiving money as easy as email.
About Scott Fleckenstein - Developer
Scott has been writing code professionally since graduating from high school. Prior to Stellar, he worked as Lead Developer at Couchsurfing, Lead Engineer and Chief Architect at OpenFeint (acquired by GREE) and was Lead Engineer and on the founding team for Get Satisfaction.
About Vanessa Gennarelli - Educator
Vanessa works to build a more participatory world. Prior to Stellar she was the Learning Lead at P2PU, a non-profit dedicated to open learning. She built learning communities with orgs like Scratch, Creative Commons, and littleBits. She holds a Master's in Educational Technology from Harvard and was a Research Intern at the MIT Media Lab.