Federate you, federate me
Let's talk about open source, distributed, federated social networks. Mastodon, for example, is rather new and has learned a lot from the mistakes of the past and from similar projects. The nice thing: at its core it's a standard Rails app, so we should feel right at home. But what is the magic that goes into federation, the essential piece so that you can be on one Mastodon instance and get updates from people on other instances? Well, this is what this talk will be about.