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IndieWebCampCambridge 2014

Stata Center room D463 with seating

Join us in Cambridge, MA for the very first IndieWebCamp at MIT - one of many IndieWebCamps.

Join us at MIT for two days of a BarCamp-style gathering of web creators building and sharing open web technologies to empower users to own their own identities & content, and advance the state of the indie web!

The IndieWeb movement is a global community that is building an open set of principles and methods that empower people to take back ownership of identity and data instead of relying on 3rd party websites.

At IndieWebCamp you’ll learn about ways to empower yourself to own your data, create and publish content on your own site, and only optionally syndicate to third-party silos. Along the way you’ll get a solid grounding in the history and future of Microformats, domain ownership, IndieAuth, WebMention and more!


Blog Posts

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An attempt at a tag aggregation:


Group Photos!

Day 1 Brainstorming / Discussion Sessions Schedule:


Day 1 Discussion Day 2 Hacking

Day 1 is about discussing in a BarCamp-like environment. Bring a topic you'd like to discuss or join in on topics as they are added to the board.

Day 2 is about implementing what we discussed. Work with others or on your own. We'll have demos at the end of the day to see what everyone worked on!

09:00 Organizer setup
09:30 Doors open - badges
10:15 Introductions and demos
11:00 Session scheduling
12:00 Sessions
13:00 Group photo & Lunch out
14:00 Sessions on the hour
17:00 Last session
18:00 Day 1 closing session, head to dinner

09:00 Organizer setup
09:30 Doors open - badges
10:10 Day 2 kick-off, session scheduling
10:30 Hack sessions
12:00 Catered lunch
14:00 Hack sessions continue
17:00 Demos
18:30 Community clean-up
19:00 Camp closed!


Individual Session wiki pages - Day 1 (transfer from Etherpads as sessions complete)


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Questions for Organizers

  • What is the capacity of the venue?
    • 60
  • How many rooms will we have for sessions at the venue, # of people, projectors? whiteboards?
    • Main Room / 60
    • Breakout Room 1 / 40
    • Breakout Room 2 / 15
    • Breakout Room 3 / 10


Put suggestions for IndieWebCamp Cambridge 2014 here.

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Get Your Flights and Hotel!

Getting to MIT

Subway From Logan Airport From any terminal at Logan Airport, take the Silver Line bus to South Station. At South Station, change to the Red Line subway to Kendall/MIT (inbound toward Alewife). Under normal conditions the ride will take about one-half hour and the fare is $2.10 (CharlieCard plastic card, not a paper CharlieTicket) or $2.65 (cash).

Taxi From Logan Airport Taxi fare from the airport is about $35–$40. During non-rush hour, the taxi ride will take about 15 minutes. During rush hour, the ride could take 30 minutes or more.

Car From Logan Airport Leaving the airport, follow the signs to the Sumner Tunnel. Enter the tunnel and stay in the right lane. At the end of the tunnel, continue to stay in the right lane, start down an incline and bear to the right immediately at the sign for Storrow Drive. Take Exit 26 for Cambridge/Somerville. Follow the signs for Back Bay/Cambridge (do not take the exit for Cambridge/Somerville). Stay in the right lane and follow the signs for Storrow Drive Westbound. After you pass under the pedestrian walkbridges, change to the left lane and take the exit on your left for 2A North. Turn right onto the Harvard Bridge (Massachusetts Avenue). MIT's main entrance is 77 Massachusetts Avenue, and it will be on the right at the second set of traffic lights. Lodging:

Travel and Lodging

AirBNB Listings Close to Campus

Hotels near campus

Kendall Hotel

Boston Marriott Cambridge Hotel

Hyatt Regency Cambridge

Le Meridien Cambridge @ MIT

Residence Inn at Marriott


Help Out

  • Venue: MIT
  • Saturday breakfast snacks: Reclaim Hosting
  • Saturday coffee: Esri
  • Saturday lunch: Reclaim Hosting
  • Saturday dinner out: Mozilla
  • Sunday breakfast snacks: Reclaim Hosting
  • Sunday coffee: Esri
  • Sunday lunch: Reclaim Hosting

How to sponsor IndieWebCamp


Our thanks to these sponsors for supporting the event!

How to sponsor IndieWebCamp


MIT is graciously hosting the 2014 event in Cambridge.

Reclaim Hosting

Reclaim Hosting






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See Also

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2022 Analog Meets Online (P)Personal Libraries (P)Create Day March (O)DüsseldorfCreate Day July (O)BerlinCreate Day September (O)How to Make the IndieWeb More Approachable (P)Create Day December (O)
2021 Respectful Responses (P)Webmentions Beyond Webmention.io (P) • Very Sensitive Data (P)Create Day July (O)Microsub (P)IndieAuth (P)Gardens and Streams II (P)Create Day October (O)IndieAuth 2 (P)DüsseldorfCreate Day December (O)
2020 OnlineAustin London (O)Garden & Stream (P)West (O)Micropub (P)IndieAuth (P)Get Started with WP (P)microformats2 (P)Friendly WP Themes (P)East (O)Create Day (O)
2019 AustinOnlineNew HavenBerlinDüsseldorfUtrecht9th IndieWeb Summit (Portland)AmsterdamOxfordNYCBrightonBerlin2SF
2018 BaltimoreDüsseldorf8th IndieWeb Summit (Portland)SFOxfordNYCNürnbergBerlin
2017 BellinghamDüsseldorfNürnberg7th IndieWeb Summit (Portland)IstanbulNYCBerlinAustin
2016 NYCMITNürnbergDüsseldorf6th IndieWeb Summit (Portland)NYC2BrightonLA (Santa Monica)BerlinMIT2
2015 Cambridge MAGermany (Düsseldorf)Portland & Brighton (5th Summit) • EdinburghMITSF
2014 SFNYCPortland/NYC/Berlin (4th Summit)UK (Brighton)Cambridge MAOnline
2013 Portland (3rd Summit)UK (Brighton)Hollywood
2012 Portland (2nd Summit)UK (Brighton)
2011 Portland (Summit)