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IndieWebCamp LA 2016 was the second IndieWebCamp in Los Angeles, held 2016-11-04…06.

See IndieWebCamp Los Angeles for the most recent and a list of all past IndieWebCamps in LA!

IndieWebCamp LA 2016

For remote participants, tune into the live chat (tons of realtime notes!) and the video livestream:


Join us in LA (Santa Monica) 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 #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 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!


  • Friday (optional):
  • Saturday:
  • Sunday:
    • Nota bene: Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, November 6, at 2:00 A.M. Be sure to set your clocks back one hour (i.e., regaining one hour).


1333 2nd Street, Suite 200
Santa Monica, CA, 90401
United States


Parking: Parking in this area of Santa Monica is generally plentiful because of the 6+ large high rise parking lots for the major shopping/dining area in the surrounding blocks. For ease and cost, we recommend parking in the underground parking lot at Pivotal itself which provides a $7 day-long flat rate. Most of the public parking structures allow for 90 minutes free, but will likely charge $14 for the entire day.

For out-of-towners the camp location is a block away from Santa Monica's Third Street Promenade with several dozen dining, drinking, and entertainment options available within easy walking distance for after the camp. There's also lots of shopping (200+ stores within a few blocks) and the infamous Santa Monica Pier is also within a few blocks' walking distance as well. The Pacific Ocean is also two blocks away for those who want to dip their feet in the water.

(see schedule for which room(s) when)





Main article: 2016/LA/Schedule
Day 0 Prep Night Day 1 Discussion Day 2 Building
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. 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 or on your own.

18:30 Organizer setup
19:00 Doors open
19:15 Introductions
19:30 Build session
22:00 Day 0 closed

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 & Lunch
13:00 Sessions on the hour
16:00 Last session
17:00 Day 1 closing session, break, meetup later for dinner

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
15:00 Demos
16:30 Community clean-up
17:00 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: http://youtu.be/pTFhxu8sU_A

Indieweb Remote Parties:

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Related: 2016/LA/Planning


Special thanks to our tentpole sponsor Pivotal for providing not only the fantastic space, but for snacks and the catered lunch!





IndieWebCamp LA 2016 day 1 participants!


IndieWebCamp LA 2016 day 2 participants!


Notes and blog posts from and about IndieWebCamp LA 2016!

Adjacent Events

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Earlier (tangentally): IndieWebCamp Hollwyood 2013

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 • … •
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)