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What is IndieWebCamp

IndieWebCamp is a 2-day creator camp and ongoing community (e.g. on IRC) focused on growing the independent web or "indieweb" for short.

What is the indieweb

Main article: indieweb

The indieweb is about owning your domain and using it as your primary identity.

  • You can have more than one such personal domain.
  • You could use your own domain for purely a professional identity facet, preferring to keep anything personal off the internet/web. That's totally fine.

You might:

  • Have an h-card on your home page which acts as your electronic contact card.
  • Link to "other profiles" from your home page with rel=me.
  • Use your domain to sign in to other websites using RelMeAuth, IndieAuth or OpenID

Content hosting possibilities

  • You own your own domain but use Tumblr.com or WordPress.com or some other hosted content solution to publish content (like posts) on your site.
  • You use a full-service web site hosting service and have them maintain a WordPress or other CMS install and databases for you.
  • You use a web hosting service and maintain your own WordPress or other CMS project install, backup your content (files and/or databases) etc.

What is a creator

Main article: creator

Being a creator means you do one or more of:

  • code. create or contribute to indieweb open source projects
  • design. create or contribute to indieweb designs, graphic, layout, adaptive or otherwise.
  • ux. create wireframes or other indieweb user interface flows

To be an indieweb creator, you must be using the things you create (code, design, ux) on your personal site. We call that selfdogfooding.

What is a camp

Camp, in the context of a IndieWebCamp, refers to the BarCamp structure that is used at IndieWebCamps, with the following modifications:

  • Creators only (each of which may bring an apprentice).
  • Day 1: Brainstorming / Inspiration / Ideas
    • usual 3 tag BarCamp-style introducitons
    • starts with demos of what people have already working on their personal website(s).
    • 45-60 min sessions on brainstorming what to create / build next, exploring challenges
  • Day 2: Creating / Hackday / DevDay / Demos
    • 120-180 min hacking/coding sessions
    • ~16:00 demos of what people got working during the camp

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