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IndieWebCamp 2015 was a distributed IndieWebCamp Summit held 2015-07-11 through 2015-07-12 in Brighton, England & Portland, Oregon; the fifth annual gathering for independent web creators of all kinds, from graphic artists, to designers, UX engineers, coders, hackers, to share ideas, actively work on creating for their own personal websites, and build upon each others creations.

IndieWebCamp 2015

One of several IndieWebCamp events in 2015.

Own your data.

We should all own the content we're creating, rather than just posting to third-party content silos. Publish on your own domain, and syndicate out to silos.

Join us for two days of brainstorming & creating at IndieWebCamp 2015 and be a part of advancing & growing the indie web.


Add yourself

Other URL(s) (for convenience only)


  • Schedule - see for links to sessions inline in schedule spots



Remote IndieWebCamp Parties

IndieWebCamp has a strong tradition of remote participation, typically using IRC, Google Hangouts and Etherpad during as well as after the event. If you can't get to the Portland event, consider remote participating or finding/running an IndieWebCamp remote party near you.

Indieweb Remote Parties:

  • Winston-Salem, NC - Talk to Andy Leap for details


See buttons and put one your blog/site sidebar for IndieWebCamp 2015!


Blog and post about IndieWebCamp. See what others are posting: http://tagboard.com/indiewebcamp


If you'd like to help out, join IRC, and add your name below!

Organizers - alphabetical (see below for specific cities)

  • Aaron Parecki - PDX
  • Tantek Çelik - PDX
  • Bret Comnes - PDX
  • bear - can help co-organize for New York (or any eastern locations really)
  • David Shanske - will help organize for New York (or any eastern locations if possible). Looking to help with audio/video for remote participants and documenting sessions.
  • ...

Help Out


Bridgy is an open source project and proxy that implements backfeed as a service. Bridgy sends webmentions for comments, likes, etc. on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Instagram.

NLNet Foundation

NLNet Foundation supports organizations and people that contribute to an open information society, and protects users and developers against software patents.

Esri Portland

Esri Portland is graciously hosting the 2015 event in Portland.


Clearleft is graciously hosting the 2015 event in Brighton.

"Our mission is to advance the field of user experience design, one exceptional product at a time."

West Sponsors

Sponsors for West Coast (Portland)

  • Venue: Esri
  • Friday Pre-party:
  • Breakfast Saturday:
  • Coffee Saturday:
  • Lunch Saturday:
  • Dinner Saturday:
  • Breakfast Sunday:
  • Coffee Sunday:
  • Lunch Sunday:

Brighton Sponsors

Sponsors for Brighton

  • Venue: Clearleft
  • Friday Pre-party:
  • Breakfast Saturday:
  • Coffee Saturday:
  • Lunch Saturday:
  • Dinner Saturday:
  • Breakfast Sunday:
  • Coffee Sunday:
  • Lunch Sunday:

Collaborative Sessions

Notes from organizers (and 2014 participants) about what did and did not work for cross-city collaborative sessions:

What worked

  • good cameras and microphones are super important - Aaron Parecki
  • the shared sessions worked well when there was
    1. a camera with a good view of the people and whiteboard
    2. someone monitoring IRC for questions - bear


  • the dilemma with large time zone swings was being able to participate in another cities remote session - bear
  • it's never easy and requires lots of prior planning - bear

Things to try this year

  • we could make sure certain "domain experts" are known so everyone could make use of them, something like "HTTPS Hour with bear and ..." - bear


Why multiple cities

Q: What's the rationale for having separate IWCs simultaneously?

A: tl;dr: The short answer is - because people stepped up to organize.

IWC East happened because Jeremy Zilar wanted to host an IWC in NYC simultaneously with the one in Portland.

Then IWC Farther East happened because Brennan Novak wanted to host on IWC in Berlin simultaneously.

The overall rationale(s) is/are because:

  • Someone took the initiative and wanted to, and
  • it seemed more in the indie spirit as well as
  • more decentralized in spirit to encourage and enable multiple locations

Candidate Cities and Dates

See 2015/Planning

See Also

2024 BrightonBuild a Website in an Hour March (P)Front End Study Hall April (P)Front End Study Hall May (P)DüsseldorfPlanning More Camps & Popups • … •
2023 Build a Website in an Hour July (P)Build a Website in an Hour September (P)Multi-Lingual Personal Websites (P)NurembergCreate Day November (O)San DiegoCreateFest (O)
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)