The OpenID Foundation just lately announced the Kim Cameron award program as a way to assist a brand new era of user-centric digital identity specialists. The pilot award, whose deadline is at present, grants monetary assist to attend an upcoming identity convention, both the European Identity Conference in Berlin, Germany, May 10 to 13 or Identiverse in Denver, Colorado, June 21 to 25.
These digital identity business occasions are sometimes not accessible to aspiring and early profession professionals. Yet, there’s quite a lot of profit in attending these occasions by being uncovered to the concepts introduced and to fulfill and community with the professionals within the business. These are precisely the sorts of occasions to encourage the subsequent era of IAM professionals.
“The Scholarship Program is a ‘token’ literally and figuratively, a tangible symbol celebrating Kim’s legacy of mentorship” mentioned Don Thibeau, a member of the OpenID Foundation Board of Directors, wrote to Biometric Update in an e mail.
The award program is meant to create a path for younger students, researchers and technologists to assist them contribute to the digital identity neighborhood at massive. In order to be thought of for an award, submissions should embody the specified occasion and a 300 phrase description how the award will assist advance the recipient’s identity profession. The deadline is Monday, April 25, 2022 at 6pm PT and award recipients can be notified by April 29, 2022.
Kim Cameron’s Legacy
The identity business was grief-stricken in November 2021 when information circulated of Kim Cameron’s dying. Many colleagues posted heartfelt tributes. I’ve collected a few of my favourite exerpts.
“I want to post the original version of a column I wrote for PC Plus back in 2005 where I had entirely misread the commission which said ‘not so much with the personal angle’ and wrapped it around with personal details – because my memories of Kim are equal parts technical mastery and personal kindness and support,” writes Mary Branscombe in Cannibal Lobsters and Stolen Fingerprints – remembering Kim Cameron.
“At that first IIW, we went to dinner at the end of day one,” recounts Phil Windley in his submit, Remembering Kim Cameron. “The idea was that everyone would pay for their own meal since the workshop hadn’t collected any money in the registration for that. Kim, with his typical generosity, told everyone that Microsoft would buy dinner…and drinks. Later he confided to me that he wasn’t sure Microsoft would really pick up the tab—which turned out to be surprisingly large because of the alcohol—but he’d make sure it was covered either way. That started a tradition. Microsoft has sponsored the workshop dinner at every in-person IIW we’ve held. Not only with dinner, but in countless other ways, Kim’s participation and support was instrumental in building IIW over the years.”
“Kim injected his 7 laws of identity into Microsoft’s DNA as their Chief Architect of Identity at a time, when Microsoft was still ‘under the dark influence of Privacy is Dead’, and transformed that ‘big complicated place’, as he called it, into a modern and forward-thinking, privacy driven company that is respectful of the rights of individuals and organizations, and has become a strong contributor to the Identity Standards Community,” writes Joerg Resch in Rest in Peace, Kim Cameron.
“As the Director of Identity Systems for Microsoft, his high regard for the human factors, humans’ choices, and humans’ dignity was unexpected,” Britt Blaser writes in his tribute, Remembering a Human, Being. “I never heard him call us ‘users’, echoing Doc Searls’ insight that only tech companies and drug peddlers call their customers ‘users’.”
“Perhaps more than anyone at Microsoft—or at any big company—Kim pushed constantly toward openness, inclusivity, compatibility, cooperation, and the need for individual agency and scale,” Doc Searls recollects in his Remembering Kim Cameron. “His laws, and other contributions to tech, are still only beginning to have full influence.”
Cameron was an excellent and influential thinker, and influenced everybody constructing digital identity merchandise the previous 15 years, whether or not they knew it or not. He is greatest recognized for his 7 legal guidelines of identity that are:.
- User management and consent
- Minimum disclosure for a constrained use
- Justifiable events
- Directed identity (e.g., pairwise identity)
- Pluralism of operators
- Human integration
- Consistent expertise throughout contexts
And it’s value studying his unique 2005 paper.
“The Internet was not built with an Identity layer,” is considered one of Cameron’s most well-known quotes utilized in numerous identity displays (I’m responsible too!) and it merely explains why merchandise, instruments and people nonetheless battle to implement good identity options at present.
Just the start
The OpenID Foundation is a non-profit worldwide standardization group enabling, selling and defending OpenID applied sciences. Formed in June 2007, the Foundation serves as a public belief group representing the open neighborhood of builders, distributors, and customers.
OpenID already plans to increase the Kim Cameron award program in collaboration with member-donated direct funding and assist from the OpenID Foundation Japan, Women in Identity and IDPro. To contribute on to the award, contact OpenID Foundation Non-Executive Director, Don Thibeau.
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