IndieWebCamp SF 2015: December 3, 2015!

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What is the IndieWeb?

The IndieWeb is a people-focused alternative to the ‘corporate web’.

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When you post something on the web, it should belong to you, not a corporation. Too many companies have gone out of business and lost all of their users’ data. By joining the IndieWeb, your content stays yours and in your control.

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Your articles and status messages can go to all services, not just one, allowing you to engage with everyone. Even replies and likes on other services can come back to your site so they’re all in one place.

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You can post anything you want, in any format you want, with no one monitoring you. In addition, you share simple readable links such as These links are permanent and will always work.

Join the IndieWeb

Beyond Blogging and Decentralization

The IndieWeb effort is different from previous efforts/communities:

Perhaps most importantly, we are people-focused instead of project-focused, and have regular meetups where everyone is welcome:

Homebrew Website Club

Homebrew Website Club 2014-05-21

Homebrew Website Club is a (bi)weekly meetup of creatives passionate about designing, improving, building, and actively using their own websites, sharing their successes and challenges with a like-minded and supportive community. We have adopted a similar structure as the classic Homebrew Computer Club meetings. [1]

We typically meet every other Wednesday* right after work, 18:30-19:30, across cities and online. Exceptions: Some locations have a 17:30-18:30 Quiet Writing Hour beforehand, Edinburgh is meeting every week, and some cities meet on Tuesdays!

The next Homebrew Website Club meetups are:

  • - local time. Homebrew Website Club in Brighton (UK), Göteborg (SWEDEN), Portland OR & San Francisco!
Homebrew Website Club
2015 12-3012-1612-0812-02&0111-2411-18&1711-1011-04&0310-21&2010-1310-07&0609-24&2309-1709-10&0909-0308-27&2608-2008-13&1207-2907-1507-0106-1706-0305-2005-0604-2204-0803-2503-1102-2502-1102-07-ko01-2801-14
2014 12-1712-0311-1911-0510-2210-0810-05-par09-2409-1008-2708-1307-3007-1607-0206-1806-0405-2105-0704-2304-0903-2603-1903-1202-2602-1201-2901-15
2013 12-1812-0411-20


IndieWebCamp 2014 swaying back and forthIndie Web Camp 2014 Cambridge by Aaron Parecki

IndieWebCamp is a gathering of web creators building & sharing open web technologies to advance the state of the indie web. We get together for a weekend to discuss how we can empower people to own their identities and data, then spend a day hacking & creating.

See Previous IndieWebCamps, most recently IndieWebCamp Edinburgh, the 2015 Annual IndieWebCamp in Portland and Brighton, Düsseldorf Germany, and Cambridge MA. IndieWebCamp has a code-of-conduct.

The next IndieWebCamps are:

IndieWebCamp SF 2015

Main article: 2015/SF

More IndieWebCamps

We are planning one more IndieWebCamp for 2015, and many in 2016!

Jump on in and help organize and/or suggest dates & locations for more!

2015 Cambridge MAGermany5th annual in Portland & BrightonEdinburghMITSF
being planned: NYC
2014 SFNYCPortland/NYC/BerlinUKCambridge MAOnline
2013 PortlandUKHollywood
2012 PortlandUK
2011 Portland

More Events

Past Events

Indie Web Camp UK 2014 by Tom Morris
Indie Web Camp 2014 West by aaronpk
Indie Web Camp 2014 East by Jeremy Zillar
Indie Web Camp 2014 Farther East by @brennannovak
Indie Web Camp SF 2014 by @aaronpk
Indie Web Camp UK 2013 by aaronpk
Indie Web Camp 2013 by aaronpk
Indie Web Camp 2012 by aaronpk
Indie Web Camp 2011 by @aaronpk

How can I join the IndieWeb?

How to support the IndieWeb:

  • Add buttons and badges to show your support on your website
  • Help with to-do next steps for IndieWebCamps and this wiki
  • Sponsor an IndieWebCamp with a venue, food, or donation.


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