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IndieWebCamp is a two-day gathering of web creators building and sharing open web technologies to advance the state of the Web. The first day is about discussing how to empower people to own their identities and data, followed by a day of hacking & creating. IndieWebCamp first started as a small event in Portland, Oregon and has since grown to 5 main events per year in the US and UK, as well as biweekly events in 5 cities in the US. IndieWebCamp is maintained by volunteers around the world, and all conferences are run by the community.
"What happens if Yahoo freezes your online account, loses your data, or goes out of business? What happens if you decide to move all your Facebook photos to another site? What if you want to reply to someone on Twitter using Google+? And the [IndieWeb] builds software that answers these questions." - Klint Finley, Wired
IndieWebCamp events routinely attract core developers and designers from Facebook, Google, Mozilla, Esri and W3C contributors to HTML and CSS, as well as prominent journalists and writers looking for the next generation of publishing on the web. The indiewebcamp.com wiki gets over 25K views a month, and the community chat room regularly has 80-100 people and steadily rising. IndieWebCamp events have been covered by Wired, Slate and other major news publications. Each event is kept small for quality and collaboration purposes. Expect 20-50 people per IndieWebCamp event, and 10-20 at each bi-weekly event.
"[Participants at IndieWebCamp practice] classic Internet innovation: created and deployed at the edge, not the center; rough, and constantly being improved." "In their early work they're taking advantage of the good things the social network 'silos,' as they call them, can offer, while ensuring that the data we create, and much of the conversation it engenders, lives in our own home-base sites." "And if we're lucky, and help these folks by testing it out on our own devices, it's a vital part of the future." - Dan Gillmor, Slate.com
"Much of the appeal in avoiding corporate silos is that eventually the companies go out of business and take all your data with them. The IndieWeb solution to these problems is to run your own site, retain full control over your data and syndicate it to those corporate sites so that you can still participate in the larger conversation." - Scott Gilbertson, theregister.co.uk
For inquiries contact Aaron Parecki (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Portland is the location of the original IndieWebCamp event. 50-60 attendees including leaders from Mozilla, Google, Esri, OAuth, CSS and HTML W3C Committees and other major companies and contributors to the web.
IndieWebCamp events in Portland have been hosted at
IndieWebCamp San Francisco attracts core contributors to CSS and HTML W3C Committees, people from Google, Facebook, Mozilla, Esri and other influential organizations, as well as emerging startups and Stanford alumni. It is a small event located in the middle of the city. Approximately 20 participants with some remote attendees.
IndieWebCamp San Francisco 2014 was hosted at the Embassy Network.
New York City
IndieWebCamp NYC has been hosted at the New York Times office.
The New York event attracts journalists, core web contributors, and major news organizations. Approximately 20 participants with several remote attendees.
The 2014 event was held simultaneously with Portland.
The Brighton event was held along-side the dConstruct conference in 2014. The event attracts top designers and developers, especially in the field of next generation user experience design. Approximately 30 participants from all over Europe and the US with some remote attendees.
The Cambridge event attracts theorists, journalists and technologists from MIT and Harvard working in the Media Lab and writing policy on privacy and the future of the web. Approximately 20 participants with some remote attendees.
IndieWebCamp Cambridge is hosted at the Harvard Berkman Center for Internet and Society.
The first IndieWebCamp event in Germany was hosted at Agora Collective in Neukölln, Berlin. The event attracted mixture of developers, artists, and technology oriented community activists who care about privacy and data ownership! IndieWebCamp events have also been held in Düsseldorf and Nürnberg.
We love working with sponsors who are aligned with and supportive of our principles.
Please note that sponsors are expected to follow our code of conduct just like any other participant of the community.
Offer to host an IndieWebCamp event in your space.
Diamond Full-Year Event Sponsor: $5,000
At this level, you will be sponsoring a full year of IndieWebCamp events in multiple cities and timezones. You will get:
Platinum Full-Year Event Sponsor: $2,500
Silver Individual Event Sponsor: $1000
Bronze Individual Event Sponsor: $500
Other Amount / Alternate Sponsorships
Sponsorship of any amount is appreciated! We also welcome alternative sponsorship suggestions, such as branded lanyards, etc. Please get in touch with Aaron Parecki to discuss.
Your contribution will be used to fund the ingredients that will make IndieWebCamp a success, including the venue, food and drink, printing costs, giant sticky notes, sketch paper, etc. While there are no formal speaking slots available, anyone from your team is welcome to attend and participate in the events, even if you don't yet have your own domain name.
Payment / Contact Information
Sponsorship is handled by Nicernet, LLC.
Please either mail a check to Nicernet, LLC (email email@example.com for the mailing address) or send payment via PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org. We can also invoice you or accept a credit card payment if needed.