The second day of Drumbeat festival in Barcelona I spent most of my time at the Badge Lab code sprint helping out finalizing a working demo of a federated badge system. The backpack and the hub is available at Github.
Thumbs up during the Badge Lab presentation at the end of the day.
An incredible group of skilled people worked hard on the project: Dan Mills, Ho Trang, Ana Carvalho, Carlo Frinolli, Ryan Merkley, Joshua Gay, and Paul Osman among others did an amazing job finalizing the demo and shooting a short video showcasing the project with a nice touch of humor.
The federated badge system developed during the Badge Lab might aspire to solve a problem of allowing small institutions, e.g. small internet based educational groups to have a way of passing out certificates that students can embed on their webpage and are easy to validate for third parties.