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IndieWebCamp Sponsorship Prospectus (PDF)

About IndieWebCamp

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

Attendees

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

Topics

  • Emerging web standards and protocols
  • OAuth, IndieAuth and future aspects of authentication
  • Blogging, publishing and journalism on the web
  • Microformats, Micropub, Webmention, Backfeed and other publishing methods
  • Personal and corporate web security
  • Business, technology and design
  • Storing and sharing personal data
  • Web development for long term storage of information
  • Hosting and running personal web servers
  • Data ownership and access
"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 (aaron@parecki.com)

Annual Events

Portland

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

San Francisco

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.

Brighton, UK

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.

Cambridge, Massachusetts

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.

Germany

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.

Sponsorship

We love working with sponsors who are aligned with and supportive of our principles.

Meal Sponsor Venue Sponsor Bronze Individual Event
$500
Silver Individual Event
$1000
Platinum Full Year
$2500
Diamond Full Year
$5000
Small logo on event page on indiewebcamp.com X X X X X X
Logo on the footer of indiewebcamp.com X X X
Verbal thank-you during the mealtime you sponsor X
Verbal thank-you during the morning, afternoon and closing of the IndieWebCamp event X X X X X
You can bring t-shirts, stickers and other promotional items to distribute to attendees of IndieWebCamp events X X X
If you are attending, you can give a 5-minute sponsor presentation at the start of the event describing how your product or service helps build an independent web X X
Your company can provide a physical banner that will stay up during each two-day event X X

Please note that sponsors are expected to follow our code of conduct just like any other participant of the community.

Meal Sponsor

  • Food - Cover the cost and delivery of any of the following for day 1 or 2 of IndieWebCamp:
    • Pre-event drinkup - Cover the tab at a nearby pub (usually about $150-200)
    • Breakfast snacks (fruit, pastries, bagels)
    • Coffee (morning and/or afternoon, both days, usually about $100)
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    • Post-event drinkup - Cover the tab at a nearby pub (about $150-200)

Venue Sponsor

Offer to host an IndieWebCamp event in your space.

Sponsorship Levels

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:

  • Your logo on each IndieWebCamp event page
  • Your logo on the IndieWebCamp website footer for at least the year of the sponsorship
  • A verbal thank-you during the morning, afternoon and closing of each event
  • You can bring t-shirts, stickers and other promotional items to distribute to attendees of IndieWebCamp events
  • A sponsor representative will get an optional 5-minute presentation slot during the opening session before the breakout sessions to describe how your product or service helps build an independent web
  • Your company can provide a physical banner that will stay up during each two-day event

Platinum Full-Year Event Sponsor: $2,500

  • Your logo on each IndieWebCamp event page
  • Your logo in the IndieWebCamp website footer for at least the year of the sponsorship
  • A verbal thank-you during the morning, afternoon and closing of each event
  • You can bring t-shirts, stickers and other promotional items to distribute to attendees of IndieWebCamp events

Silver Individual Event Sponsor: $1000

  • Your logo on each IndieWebCamp event page
  • Your logo on the IndieWebCamp website footer for at least the year of the sponsorship
  • A verbal thank-you during the morning, afternoon and closing of each event
  • You can bring t-shirts, stickers and other promotional items to distribute to attendees of IndieWebCamp events
  • A sponsor representative will get a 5-minute presentation slot during the opening session before the breakout sessions to describe how your product or service helps build an independent web
  • Your company can provide a physical banner that will stay up during the two-day event

Bronze Individual Event Sponsor: $500

  • Your logo on the IndieWebCamp event page
  • A verbal thank-you during the morning, afternoon and closing of each event

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 hello@nicernet.org for the mailing address) or send payment via PayPal to hello@nicernet.org. We can also invoice you or accept a credit card payment if needed.

You can get in touch with Aaron Parecki (aaron@parecki.com) with any questions.

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