Welcome to the Solid Forum, please introduce yourself here. Great to have you on board


Hi everyone,
My name is Jose and I’m yet another one of the students commended with creating a solid-based chat app. So far it is proving to be quite the challenge for someone that is 100% new to all of these specifications and I hope to find answers to some of my questions in this community.

All the best,


@sofimrtn @danielferromeral @josecurioso

What a brilliant time to be a software student. In years to come you will be able to say “I was there at the very beginning of the new style web”.

Welcome to the forum


Hi everyone,

My name is Neil Rae - I started out on my school BBC Micro in the early 80s.

These days, I’m a Bristol based engineer - interested in the interaction between technology and creativity.



Hi Everyone,

I’m new here, please be gentle.

I’m Rob, I’ve been researching data privacy and internet co-operation / democratisation for a short while now. This work has brought me to the Solid community :wave:

I’m really interested in exploring the commercial use-cases for Solid / POD - I’m currently supporting a large UK co-operative and we’re interested in exploring the intersection between co-operatives and Solid. There seems to be a big overlap in values.

Very keen to hear from those in the community who are also musing this.



I’m eureka from China.
Here my profile


I’m Anton. I’ve been working with RDF for the past 4 years in healthcare. I have faced a lot of challenges while working with RDF and am interested in SOLID and it’s API. I work primarily with Java on backend and Angular 6 on front end. Typescript enthusiast. Please check out my profile at https://github.com/artonio.

I would like to find ways to improve the developer experience while working with RDF and SPARQL.


Hi, I am Mehdi Terdjimi.
I currently co-maintain HyLAR, a js-based semantic reasoner that works both on the server and the client sides (https://github.com/ucbl/HyLAR-Reasoner).
I followed the Solid project from afar, but recently decided to take a closer look. One of my objectives is to align HyLAR to Solid views (decentralization, spec-based, etc.).


Hallo Mitzi, this is Henk speaking. Just a short while ago (15 mins) I read about this Solid project. Immediately I surfed in that direction. And I must say it is very exciting. Don’t understand anything about it. Or better a little bit. Trying to break away from the Facebooks - Linkins - Googles etc etc. Being free and yourself again in the Web. Owner of your own data.
But I must say, it is a bit hard to get the feeling of it. It’s all new again. Takes some time. I hope to be back here soon, and do further investigations. In time I will understand it. When I have my own POD, I will hide in it asap. Or at least my personal things.
Thanks for letting me in.


Hi, I’m Lukas. I am a student at CODE University in Berlin and work with my project-team this semester on the SOLID topic. Right now we are redesigning the SOLID interface and building applications based on the semantic web. So I am curious to discuss the development of SOLID and to contribute to this amazing project!


Hi All, my name is Gertjan and I’ve since 1995 been involved in multiple software companies / start-ups working with excellent developers on various complex problems - dealing with semantics and internet technology. Generally interested to see where solid can go!



I’m Brad Allen, email ulmo+solid at sonic dot net, and my Public Solid POD URL is https://ulmo.ulmo.solar:8443 and my Public Solid WebID is https://ulmo.ulmo.solar:8443/profile/card#me and I am wondering what to experiment with.


Anything specific fields you’re interested in, technology-wise (e.g. serverside services, web applications) or research-wise (e.g. how authentication works, how authorization works, various specs)?


Hi, I’m Pieter van Everdingen, I have a background in Technology Management, AI and business rules classification at the University of Technology in Eindhoven. I started my career in the mid ninetees as an Oracle developer using Oracle Forms, Reports and Designer/2000, but I continued my career as a project/program/release manager from the late ninetees at Baan Development (ERP software development company) managing many Beta project worldwide for new Baan products. I also updated the Baan Development Method (BDM) to a new version, which gave a clear overview of how 40 different roles were involved in the development process with 100 deliverables.

I continued to work as an Enterprise Architect at a large insurance company, where I was also a member of the International Architecture Board (ITAB) for 4 years, working on the components of our reference architecture, standards and tooling selection processes, on best practices, re-use optimization worldwide, application portfolio rationalization, consolidation, cost reductions and on improving the service levels of our ICT-department. Currently, I’m working as an independent consultant/architect, doing projects for customers, mostly Linked Data related. And I’m also working as the community manager for Platform Linked Data Netherlands (PLDN), an open network community for Linked Data experts. We share Linked Data-related knowledge and experiences in our network via events and work sessions that we organize and via publications that we produce.

For more information on Platform Linked Data Netherlands, see:

My personal interest in Solid is that I do not want to be dependent of large social media platforms, where my personal data is locked in their system. Therefore, I would like to learn about Solid and be a bit more in control myself about my personal data. My development skills are a bit ‘rustic’, but I’m now looking into the details of Solid to see how much I can do myself and where I might need some help when things are becoming too technical or too complex. But, my data modelling skills are ok, having worked on meta models, enterprise data models, life cycle data models and on knowledge models (taxonomies, thesauri and ontologies). I’m in favor of using a minimal set of coherent modeling constructs and languages to create a maximum effect and of minimizing the number of mappings that you have to make (you don’t want to get ‘lost in translation’, where you lose things during every mapping). So, from a declarative specification in a formal language, I would like to be able to dynamically generate apps as easy as possible (model/shape-driven?). But, first I want to have a good understanding of all the different building blocks of Solid and how it works, before I will become active on this forum. That might take a few weeks, but hopefully soon.

For Platform Linked Data Netherlands (PLDN), I would like to start Solid activities within our PLDN-community aligned to the global Solid-community activities. I’ve been in contact with Mitzi to discuss how we can organize these activities, given what is available now in the Solid ecosystem. At April 9th, a PLDN-Solid kick-off session will be organized in Utrecht. For more details, see:

One of the challenges of this kick-off is, that I want to have a two-hour hands-on part included in this session using good sample PODS and apps we can show as examples and where all participants can create their first POD (or adapt their existing POD) and get a good idea of how to use existing apps (e.g. you can migrate your blogs to…, you can migrate your pictures to…, etc.) and of how to develop new apps, given the Solid libraries that are available in combination with other development frameworks. It would be nice to have a ‘running example’ for all the how to topics in the session (possibly combined with the develop a Solid app during your lunch break example or something similar to this example). Does anyone has experience with this and how I can squeeze sufficient practical how to information within a two-hour timeframe that the participants become really exited in using Solid and in contributing to the Solid developments as a whole.

So, if anyone has good suggestions for a two-hour Solid hands-on experience, please let me know.



My main interest would be working on decentralized messaging, conferencing, and document storage systems. I know a lot of people are already working on that, but that’s because it’s a sore need and we all need to do our best to get good outcome.



@Ulmo decentralized messaging = Linked Data Notifications (LDN), document storage system = Linked Data Platform (LDP) - might be some interesting resources to research. Regarding conferencing, you mean like conference calls? Don’t know to much about that in terms of Solid I’m afraid, so you’ll have to excuse my ignorance there.