Thomas is a Consultant & Software Developer for Emerging Technologies at CGI Federal. He leads agile product development for solutions around verifiable credentials, digital identity, and decentralized web.
Digital Identity or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Web3
Rubyists love the web, and it’s usually the primary platform for our applications. We tend to be highly pragmatic developers, choosing boring, well-tested technologies over what’s new and hot on Hacker News. Nowhere is this more evident than web3. Tasked with finding real use-cases for the federal government using these “decentralized” protocols and technologies, I’m here to tell you that in our — mostly justified — dismissal of web3, we are missing out on a pivotal innovation for user experience across the web: portable, verifiable, & interoperable digital identity.