26th September 2019

Hello and welcome to another edition of This Week in Solid!

Solid is a standard that describes how to build data storage and applications in such a way that users can conveniently switch between data storage providers and application providers and take the data generated along. If you have a suggestion on how to improve this description you may be interested in joining the Explaining the Vision panel who are working on describing Solid in a Nutshell.

This is a weekly summary of Solid progress.

Want something mentioned? Contact the Solid Manager at info@solidproject.org or send a pull request. Want to get involved? Contributions are welcome.

This Week in Solid is openly developed on GitHub. If you find any errors in this week’s issue please submit a pull request.

Weekly Solid Call

Every Thursday there is an hour long public call where newcomers can introduce themselves, anyone can ask general questions about Solid, and we recap the weeks works on Solid. This week Jim, Alessandra, Dan, Michiel, Jackson, Justin, and Dmitri tuned in and we had a round of introductions. Then we talked through the activity in the panels this week which included: data interoperability, authorisation and access control, and authentication. The issues on the specficiation respository define the scope of work that needs to be done, there was an invitation to read through these, comment and add any issues that you feel are missing.

Next weeks call will be on the 3rd October at 1000CEST on this line.

Press

Talks & Articles

Have you seen any articles or talks about Solid this week? If you’ve seen any talks, articles, or written blog posts about Solid please do send them over for next week.

Upcoming Solid Events

Solid Events are run by members of the Solid community like you. If you are interested in organising a Solid Event you may be interested in reading the tips for a organising successful Solid events here.

Date Event Organiser
10-10-2019 Solid Amsterdam Jeroen van Beele
11-10-2019 Solid Copenhagen Sarmad Reda

Solid Events are run by members of the Solid community like you. Solid Event organisers write tips for a organising successful Solid events here

Solid Implementation

If you have any new apps, Pods, or identity providers, or there are updates to existing Solid implementations, make sure to add them to the list so they get included in next week’s edition.

  • The brand new version 0.9 of Startin’blox is out in beta this week ! This version includes Ld-flex, the store that allows the app to get data on the server. This is the second Solid library that has been integrated into Startin’blox after Solid-auth. Thousand thanks to Ruben and his teammates, for their initiatives and contributions.

Solid Development

The scope of work that needs to happen on the Solid specification has been written down as issues which you can read here. If you feel something is missing from the scope of the Solid specification submit an issue. On Friday the editors will define which issues to include in the milestone to be delivered on December 19th which will define the focus of work until then.

Panel work included:

Updates on Solid Projects

Solid projects are activities happening on the Solid GitHub other than panels. Below are the links to where there were active conversations on each of the projects.

Node Solid Server Project

No updates.

Data Browser Project

Work is ongoing on a number of small tweaks to the Data Browser. The new version can currently be tested here.

Tasks

If you are keen to get started but are not sure where, check out the list of tasks. If you need help on something specific or know of something that would be useful to do make sure it’s listed by submitting a pull request

Until next week!

Mitzi László