IndieWebCamp 2014, the first main IndieWebCamp held simultaneously in three locations (Portland, New York City, Berlin), took place on and across all three time-zones continuously. See the Guest List for who participated.
IndieWebCamp 2011 was on and immediately following OSBridge 2011 on June 21-24. See 2011 Planning for how we made it happen. Check out the amazing Demos that were worked on in Day 2 of IndieWebCamp 2011.
Every aspect of signing up for IndieWebCamp has been deliberately designed for you and other creators to be maximally productive during your scarce and valuable time at IndieWebCamp.
Personal site passion. IndieWebCamp is focused on the IndieWeb and those that are passionate about it firsthand.
Are you passionate about having & using your own website for your identity and your content?
Then IndieWebCamp may be for you!
Having a personal site. Having a personal site shows that you're willing to invest the few minutes it takes to buy a domain and set it up. Want to but don't know how? Check out Getting Started. Which brings us to:
Interested in learning. IndieWebCamp is for folks hungry to learn about how to make themselves even more independent on the web.
One measure of a desire to learn is, do you have the time and patience to read? Check out the Getting Started page as an example.
Beyond reading, another measure of the desire to learn is to practice what you've learned. Did you try following the steps in Getting Started? Which brings us to:
Ok asking for help. IndieWebCamp is a community which partly means we help each other out, which definitely means that asking for help is strongly encouraged!
We are building a community of people who are comfortable with admitting they don't know everything, and thus actively ask questions. Which is also another indicator of interested in learning.
Setting up IndieAuth. This takes mere minutes, with the help of Getting Started, and if you get stuck, our chat forum. By spending just a few minutes setting up your site with IndieAuth, you demonstrate that there's a much better chance you will be productive for several hours at IndieWebCamp, both with working on your own site, and hopefully with collaborating with other such creators as well!
Adding yourself to the wiki. This also takes mere minutes, and very importantly demonstrates that you are willing to make at least small edits to the wiki.
IndieWebCamp as a community thrives and depends on community contributions of time:
to setup and run IndieWebCamps
to lead and participate in sessions
to take collaborative notes in Etherpad
but most importantly, to contribute to our community wiki.
By wikifying, yourself, session notes, and helping improve subject matter pages, you demonstrate that you're not only interested in the IndieWeb, but in IndieWebCamp as a community, and that commitment to community is important to us.
If that's not your thing, that's ok too, you may use all of the resources on the IndieWebCamp wiki for free, CC0, because that's how strongly we believe in this community.
We do want you to benefit from the wiki, regardless of whether you contribute to the wiki or not.
IndieWebCamps events themselves are specifically for this community, for those that believe in contributing to and helping to grow an intentional positive community, and enjoy doing so.