Why work on Crosscloud?

Crosscloud is an exciting new project led by Prof. Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, taking place at MIT and the Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI). The project aims to radically change the way Web applications work today, resulting in true data ownership as well as improved privacy. Here are several key improvements offered by Crosscloud...

True data ownership

Users should have the freedom to choose where their data resides and who is allowed to access it by decoupling content from the application itself.

Modular design

Because applications are decoupled from the data they produce, users will be able to avoid vendor lock-in by seamlessly switching the apps and personal data storage servers, without losing any data or social connections.

Reusing existing data

Developers will be able to easily innovate by creating new apps or improving current apps, all while reusing existing data that was created by other apps.

As part of our Crosscloud team, you will have a chance at a firsthand experience of working at MIT, together with people who care and want to change the world. Also, thanks to our close collaboration with W3C, you will have access to some of the best Web specialists in the world.

The same position(s), as well as additional ones may also available at QCRI: Work With Us.

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