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IndieWebCamp Berlin 2016

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IndieWebCamp Berlin 2016 was a two day BarCamp-style gathering of web creators building and sharing open web technologies to empower users to own their own identities & content, and build blocks for the #indieweb!

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 & publish content on your own site, and optionally syndicate to third-party silos.
Along the way you’ll get a solid grounding in the history and future of Microformats, IndieAuth, WebMention, Micropub and more!
Remote participants, see below.

IndieWebCamp BER is the weekend before famous  :


  • Friday (optional):
  • Saturday:
  • Sunday:

one-hit-wonder ⏰- difference to LA is -8 hours on Saturday and -9 hours on Sunday


Mozilla Berlin
Haus 12, Treppe 3
Voltastraße 5
13355 Berlin, Germany
OpenStreetMap | google map
[U8, Voltastraße] -- [IATA airport codes: TXL or SXF (NOT BER, that is like Bielefeld)]

See schedule for which rooms when (tba)
See this wiki for info about the venue.

  • Cost: Free



Remote Participants


  • tune into the live chat / infos
  • Sunday is mostly building, so you can hear only the introduction. The saturday cast recording will be available soon.
  • watch the Vidyo Conference
  • (hopefully) watch an alternating stream with LA on youtube


Register for a ticket here (it's free):

Additional URLs for optional event tracking / RSVPing on various sites:
Lanyrd | Meetup | Eventbrite
(for convenience only - to attend you must register - we need the final numbers for planning food and drinks!)



The working groups are listed in the
Main article: 2016/Berlin/Schedule
Day 0 Prep Night (2016-11-04) Day 1 Discussion (2016-11-05) Day 2 Building (2016-11-06)
Day 0 is an optional prep night for people that want to button up their website a little bit to get ready for the IndieWebCamp proper. Organize it yourself ... 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. We make the schedule together! Day 2 is about making things on and for your personal site! Work with others to create building blocks or on your own.

till 18:30 Explore Berlin and add suggestions where and how to meet here: Sebastian and Joshi just arrived but they are tired. However contact Sebastian if you want to meet already.

08:00 Organizer setup
08:30 Doors open - badges
09:15 Introductions and demos
10:00 Session scheduling
10:30 Sessions
12:00 Group photo & Catered Lunch
13:00 Sessions on the hour
16:00 Last session
17:00 Day 1 closing session, break, meetup later for dinner – preferably with an option to "Say Hello to L.A."

09:30 Doors open - badges
10:10 Day 2 kick-off, session scheduling
10:30 Build sessions
12:00 Catered lunch
14:30 Build sessions continue
15:30 Demos
17:00 Community clean-up
17:30 Good bye!
Feel free to follow Day 2 of IWC L.A. now.

Other Side Events

IndieWebCamp Hoodies

IndieWebCamp Hoodie
IndieWebCamp Hoodie
IndieWebCamp Hoodie are ready!
IndieWebCamp Hoodie are ready!
IndieWebCamp Hoodie are ready!
IndieWebCamp Hoodie are ready!

Joschi Kuphal is organizing a batch of IndieWebCamp hoodies and bringing them to IWC Berlin. The hoodies will be of proper quality (= not necessarily the cheapest ones) and printed by a local textile printer — there's no online shop or similar. Mailing the hoodies to anywhere in the world should be no problem as well but right now I've got no idea about the shipping charges (same applies to customs).

Please add yourself to the list below including the size you'd like to order (XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL). Alternatively drop me a line on Twitter, IRC or by email and I'm happy to add you here. I'll keep this description updated as soon as I get to know any further details. Thanks for spreading the word!

Update 2016-10-17: Each hoodie will cost € 29,-- (including 19% VAT). I can write you a proper invoice if you need one. It's going to be the SOL'S UNISEX HOODED SWEAT-SHIRT and it's available in Black, Dark Grey and French Navy (as seen on the website), so please add your colour to the list as well. I will have to order the hoodies on Thursday, October 20th, at latest, otherwise it wouldn't be in time for Berlin.

Update 2016-10-20: The hoodies are in production now, there no sense in adding yourself to the list any longer. If there's demand we could think about another batch at a later time again. Thanks for all your orders!

Blog posts


Your organizers for IndieWebCamp Berlin 2016:

If you'd like to help out, join IRC, and check out the Planning page!

Help Out




beyond tellerrand

beyond tellerrand



Flickr photo set

Initial Planning

This is an archive of the initial planning for IndieWebCamp Berlin 2016, originally found here.

Beyond Tellerrand Berlin 2016 is 2016-11-07..09. The organizer(s) are likely to want to hold an IndieWebCamp on the weekend before or after:

Potential Organizers: (add yourself if you can help make this happen!)

  • ... need a local-to-Berlin organizer to make a venue happen!
  • Marc Thiele
  • Sebastian Lasse, volunteered to look for a venue during IWC Brighton (see [1], [2]) ::
  • Joschi Kuphal can help organizing on-spot

Possible venues (aside from 3 regrets) :

  • 2016-11-05..06 (Weekend before bt)

Joschi Kuphal made contact with Contentful (see also Accessibility Club on Monday, Nov 7th), waiting for response;

(!) "Mozilla Spaces" response :

[deu] "Hi Sebastian, das hört sich grundsätzlich machbar an, es hängt wahrscheinlich größtenteils davon ab, ob wir Mozilla employees finden, die Zeit zum hosten haben. Ich muss mal schauen wie es bei mir zeitlich aussieht und werd eine Email an das Büro schreiben... Was hattest du dir denn an Catering vorgestellt? Nur Lunch für zwei Tage könnte machbar sein, ..."

[eng, translated] "Hi, sounds doable. Mostly depends if we find Mozilla employees to host. I will see if I can make him [note by editor: strongly convinced him again] and will write a mail to the office. What did you like for catering? Just lunch for two days could be doable. [note by editor: ordered enough coffee]"

  • 2016-11-12..13

(!) We could board the c-base for free. Saying "Thank You" to Sven Knebel for dropping in on the station.

Possible dates:

  • Saturday / Sunday preferred

See Also


2024 BrightonBuild a Website in an Hour March (P)Front End Study Hall April (P)Front End Study Hall May (P)DüsseldorfFront End Study Hall June (P)Planning More Camps & Popups • … •
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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)