Inaugural Solid (Social Linked Data) London Meetup

Solid London
Solid London
Public group

2 Old Street Yard

2 Old Street Yard · London

How to find us

Old Street Station-Subway 3, Moorgate exit. Past the White Collar Factory. Enter the yard with green shubbery and statue of a person with a mobile phone. The reception of the building is next to Passo restaurant.

Location image of event venue



To accommodate more people comfortably NP Group have kindly offered their offices at:

NP Group , 1st Floor
2 Old Street Yard (off Mallow Street)
Old Street

You know you have found the place when you see a large statue in the court yard of a person using a mobile phone!

Places are limited so please only sign up if you intend to attend and release your place if you find you really cannot make it.


- Paul Worrall - Intro
- Ruben Verborgh - Introduction to Solid
- Pat McBennet - Introduction to Inrupt
- Nikita Baksalyar - Solid use at MaidSafe

Speaker Bios:

Ruben Verbogh

Ruben is a professor of Semantic Web technology at Ghent University. Ruben focuses on shaping the Solid ecosystem and its developer experience. He has helped develop Solid’s architecture and features, and handles software maintenance.

Pat McBennet - Technical Architect with Inrupt

Pat has over 30 years 'hands-on' development experience. Most recently working with Linked Data at Mastercard, Dun and Bradstreet and Bank of America.

Nikita Baksalyar

Nikita is a Rust software engineer at MaidSafe, leading the development of API for apps running on the SAFE Network. The SAFE Network ( is the world’s first decentralised autonomous data and communications network. Currently in Alpha release after a decade’s development, SAFE is a peer-to-peer next generation internet, with privacy, security and freedom for all by default.

Paul Worrall - Founder and Chief Developer of Zonafide

Paul is the founder and Chief Developer of Zonafide. Zonafide is an Ethereum blockchain based solution for helping people prove who they are and what they are entitled to do. Paul previously built the Semantic Web/Linked Data development team at the investment bank JPMorgan Chase and promoted it's use in problems from trade provenance to software source code management ( He has 25 years as a leader in software development and infrastructure applied in investment banking and technology startups.