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Project Liberty, which aims to transform the way the Internet works to support democracy, restore trust and create a fairer economy, announces a new partnership with the Mediterranean digital and new technologies campus La Plateforme, focused on training future tech leaders and supporting Web3 innovations
PARIS, FRANCE - Project Liberty is partnering with La Plateforme for the second Innovation Lab challenge , "Web3 & Social Networks of Tomorrow," an ambitious effort to create several prototypes that demonstrate the potential of decentralized social networks, leveraging the shared social graph and blockchain technologies developed in Project Liberty.
This challenge takes the form of a Marseille-based bootcamp, which runs from March 25 to June 10, 2022. Participants will research the current social networking landscape, imagine and explore new models, and finally validate tangible ideas to build POC (Proof of concept) prototypes. These prototypes will then be developed by La Plateforme students in the summer of 2022 into working decentralized social network applications and presented at the Unfinished Live conference in September in New York City.
You can find more information about the bootcamp and how to register here.
In 2021, The Platform joined the Unfinished Network, which brings together organizations working for a more just future in technology, democracy and economics.
Cyril Zimmermann, founder of La Plateforme:
"We are pleased to initiate this pioneering partnership with Project Liberty that brings more than code and mentorship - it's about sharing common values and increasing our ability to evolve in a rapidly changing digital world through education.
We look forward to working with students, passionate creatives interested in digital culture and future design, researchers, engineers and developers, young entrepreneurs and others who care about digital, social and economic justice."
Frank McCourt, founder of the Liberty Project and CEO of McCourt Global Group:
"We are excited to deepen our partnership with The Platform to create opportunities for Marseilles residents, train future tech leaders, and bring forth a new architecture for the web that is decentralized, open to all, and that - by its very design - would shift the abusive power of large internet platforms and the value created to individuals, and help address our most pressing societal challenges.
Decentralization and Web3 offer new opportunities to rethink social networks and explore new, less harmful and more inclusive models. We look forward to seeing the fruits of this creative thinking and the new use cases that our partnership will enable.
To officially launch the partnership and innovation lab, The Platform will host an inaugural event on March 25, 2022 at 5pm, featuring social media artist and researcher Darius Kazemi, and Unfinished Labs President Braxton Woodham. Follow the event live here.
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Project Liberty aims to build a new foundation for the digital society, where citizens are once again in control of their data, where ethical principles are an integral part of technology, and where economic opportunities are available to both users and developers. The initiative also aims to accelerate the transition to an open and inclusive data economy that puts citizens in control, allowing everyone to benefit from the value created by their participation and contributions. The success of this project will depend on the active participation of many people and organizations working together for a better future.
Project Liberty seeks to mobilize diverse profiles and provide them with the essential infrastructure they need to catalyze change. We have developed the Decentralized Social Networking Protocol (DSNP), a revolutionary open source protocol that will serve as the foundation for the next generation of the Web. At the same time, we are bringing together several networks of organizations seeking change, including through the creation of the McCourt Institute, to ensure that digital governance becomes a priority component of new technology development.
La Plateforme is the Mediterranean Campus for digital and new technologies co-founded with the Top 20 Club, which brings together the major companies in the Aix Marseille metropolitan area. It offers a wide range of training programs designed to train coders and web developers, security experts, engineers specialized in Artificial Intelligence, and corporate executives through continuing education programs. The Platform will welcome 400 students in 2021/22 and plans to train 3,000 in 2025/26 to become the first European digital campus.
If you would like to participate in the event on March 25 or request an interview, please contact Ana Ramic, McCourt Institute, firstname.lastname@example.org, +49(0)15165114216
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Project Liberty and La Plateforme Partner to Reimagine Social Networks and Train Future Tech Leaders
Project Liberty, which aims to transform the way the internet works to support democracy, restore trust, and create a more equitable economy, announces a new partnership with the Mediterranean campus of La Plateforme, a digital and new technologies school focused on training future tech leaders and supporting Web3 innovation.
PARIS, FRANCE - Project Liberty is teaming up with La Plateforme for Innovation Lab's second challenge, "Web3 & Social Networks of Tomorrow", an ambitious effort to recruit talent and create several new prototypes that demonstrate the future of decentralized social networks made possible by the shared social graph and blockchain-enabled technologies developed under the banner of Project Liberty.
This challenge is part of a Marseille-based bootcamp, which runs from March 25 until June 10, 2022. Participants will conduct research on today's social media landscape, imagine and explore new models and, ultimately, consolidate tangible ideas to build proof-of-concept prototypes. The prototypes will be developed by La Plateforme's students during summer 2022 into functional, testable applications of decentralized social networks and presented at the Unfinished Live conference in September in New York City.
More information about the bootcamp, including how to enroll, can be found here.
In 2021, La Plateforme joined the Unfinished Network, a community of institutions working toward a more just future in technology, democracy, and the economy.
Cyril Zimmermann, founder of La Plateforme stated:
"We are glad to initiate this pioneering partnership together with Project Liberty, which is contributing more than code and frameworks - it's about sharing the same values and empowering people through education in a fast-moving digital world.
We are excited to work with students, passionate creatives interested in digital culture and future design, researchers, engineers and developers, young entrepreneurs, and others who are concerned about digital, social, and economic justice."
Frank McCourt, Founder of Project Liberty, and Chairman & CEO of McCourt Global, Inc. said:
"We are thrilled to deepen our partnership with La Plateforme to create opportunities for the Marseillais, develop future tech leaders, and advance a new architecture for the web that's decentralized, open to all, and - by its very design - would shift the awesome power of the internet and the value it creates from major platforms to people, and help address our most urgent societal challenges.
Decentralization and Web3 bring new opportunities to rethink social networks and explore new models that are less harmful and more inclusive. We look forward to the creative thinking and new use cases our partnership will help to unlock."
To officially launch the partnership and the innovation lab, La Plateforme will host an inaugural event on March 25, 2022, at 09:00 PDT / 12:00 EDT / 17:00 CET, featuring artist and social media researcher Darius Kazemi, and president of Unfinished Labs Braxton Woodham. Follow live here.
Download press release
Project Liberty aims to create a new civic architecture for the digital world that returns the ownership and control of personal data to individuals, embeds ethical values into technology, and expands economic opportunities for web users and developers alike. The initiative seeks to accelerate the world's transition to an open, inclusive data economy that puts citizens in control - a future in which all people can benefit from their participation and contributions. The success of this work depends on many people and organizations actively working together to shape a better future.
Project Liberty is working to engage diverse voices and equip them with the critical infrastructure needed to catalyze change. The tech team behind Project Liberty has developed a groundbreaking open-source protocol called the Decentralized Social Networking Protocol (DSNP) to serve as a new infrastructure for the next generation of the web. Project Liberty is also bringing together networks of organizations that seek change, including the formation of McCourt Institute, to help ensure that digital governance is embedded and prioritized in the development of new technology.
La Plateforme is a school of digital and new technologies co-founded with the Club Top 20 bringing together the major companies of the Aix-Marseille metropolis. It includes a diversified training offer designed to train coders and web developers, security experts, engineers specialized in Artificial Intelligence, and company executives through continuing education cycles. La Plateforme welcomed 400 students over the year 2021-22 and plans to train 3,000 students in 2025-26 to become the top European digital campus.
If you are interested in attending the March 25th event or interview opportunities, contact Ana Ramic, McCourt Institute, email@example.com, +49(0)15165114216