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Trust and Identity at the 2017 Technology Exchange

Jul 12, 2017, by Dean Woodbeck
Tags: 2017 Technology Exchange, Frontpage News, InCommon, Recent Posts, Technology Exchange, Trust & Identity, Trust and Identity in Education and Research

This year’s Trust and Identity sessions at the annual Technology Exchange will include the traditional track sessions and unconference Advance CAMP. But our program committee members can’t resist making some tweaks to keep things interesting.

First the basics. If you plan to attend, please make your reservations so you stay through noon on Thursday, October 19 (even though the “official” meeting dates are October 15-18). The meeting takes place at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco on Embarcadero Center in downtown San Francisco.

What’s new this year? We’ll offer some longer track sessions on Tuesday morning, with more in-depth coverage of key themes, including “Campus IAM,” “External Identities,” “DevOps,” and “TIER.” Each topic will include a variety of speakers and span 110 minutes (rather than the typical 50-minute track session).

TechEx kicks off Sunday morning with the meeting of international federation operators (REFEDS), plus two half-day tutorials (one on Grouper and one on the use of IdP proxies with SimpleSAML.php.

On Monday and Tuesday morning, we’ll offer two tracks of trust and identity sessions, including those longer sessions mentioned above. We’ll have IdP and SP operators square off in the Great Federation Showdown, new approaches to consent, and federated IdM for the sciences and humanities. Tuesday afternoon will be dedicated to working group meetings and BoFs (Birds of a Feather), including the always-popular Shibboleth users BoF.

Advance CAMP, the unconference format that will both exhilarate and exhaust, starts on Wednesday morning and runs through Thursday at noon. Attendees propose topics and set the agenda each morning, with five simultaneous breakouts. Those who have superb multitasking skills can attend one session, while keeping track of others via the live scribing Google docs.

Interested developers and working group members involved in the TIER software and policy development will meet on Thursday afternoon, as well.

TechEx also includes tracks for advanced networking, security, research applications, and web-scale computing, making the meal times and hallway conversations even more valuable.

For schedule details, registration, and hotel and travel information, please visit the meeting website: https://meetings.internet2.edu/2017-technology-exchange/