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IndieWebCamp Cambridge MIT2 2016


For those who would like to watch or participate remotely, tune into the live chat (tons of realtime notes!) and a livestream (URL TBA).

Join us for IndieWebCamp MIT2, a one day BarCamp-style gathering at MIT 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!


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D407, MIT Stata Centre, 32 Vassar St, Cambridge (312 also reserved for us, and G882 is currently not booked by anyone until 4pm.)




Main article: 2016/MIT2/Schedule
IndieWebCamp Hack Day!

IndieWebCamp MIT2 2016 is a DevCamp for implementing what is your highest priority for your personal site. Work with others or on your own. We'll have demos at the end of the day to see what everyone worked on!

08:00 Organizer setup
08:30 Doors open - badges & breakfast!
09:15 Introductions and demos
10:00 Hack session scheduling
10:30 Sessions
12:00 Group photo & catered lunch
13:00 Sessions on the hour
16:30 Demos
17:30 Community clean-up
18:00 Camp closed!


Remote Participation

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 LA event, consider remote participating or finding/running an IndieWebCamp remote party near you.

Livestream: TBD

Indieweb Remote Parties:

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Related: 2016/MIT2



IndieWebCamp MIT2 Participants


Adjacent Events


Initial Planning

This is an archive of the initial planning for IndieWebCamp MIT2 2016, originally found here.

Modest proposal:

One day IndieWebCamp MIT2 for combination of brainstorming and hacking sessions (like IndieWebCamp SF 2015).

When: 2016-11-16 (day before the W3C Social Web Working Group F2F8 meeting) Where: MIT (hosting pending, need a local host like Sandro Hawke or Amy Guy)


Can help organize:

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