IndieWebCamp Baltimore Introduction and Demos is the opening session of IndieWebCamp Baltimore.
IndieWebCamp leaders will lead you through:
- Announce: Welcome to IndieWebCamp Baltimore 2018!
- Tell brief history:
- Note our principles:
- focus on your personal site, "scratch your own itch", creating, designing, selfdogfooding, demoing
- Show https://indieweb.org home page
- the wiki is a great resource to find what people have done so far
- anyone can edit the wiki, log in with your website
- the wiki also lists past and upcoming events, including this one
- Show code-of-conduct, point out organizers to go to in case of anything
- Note our public chat channels (discuss)
- Can join from IRC (freenode.net), Slack, or the web at chat.indieweb.org
- #indieweb - user-level discussion
- #indieweb-dev - protocols, markup, development
- #indieweb-meta - talking about events, community, organizing
- #microformats, #bridgy, #known each have channels for those topics
- #indieweb-chat - not publicly logged, for offtopic discussion
- Can join from IRC (freenode.net), Slack, or the web at chat.indieweb.org
- We are big fans of documentation
- Overview of schedule today and tomorrow
- Demos of what works on your site today
- create the session schedule
- barcamp style sessions with a lunch break
- intros, begin creating, lunch, continue creating
- demos at the end of the day
- Intro to how Barcamp sessions are scheduled: write THREE THINGS on a notecard:
- session name,
- your name,
- session #hashtag - used for tagging and etherpad.indieweb.org/hashtag
- during sessions, appoint at least one person to take notes in etherpad
- Thanks to our Sponsors for making this possible
- Next: Begin introductions and personal site demos!
Introductory demos by IndieWebCamp Baltimore participants!
Please transcribe more details for notes below per person from:
Please describe what they demonstrated in addition to what they said!
- gRegor Morrill https://gregorlove.com
- Showed home page, notes, briefly explained POSSE as a common indieweb feature
- Showed note publishing interface with text that I wanted to post and syndicate to Twitter
- Showed the "Syndicate to Twitter" checkbox on the form, submitted the form and it appeared on my site 
- Showed the "Tweet This" button that appears under the note (only for the logged-in admin). I usually use that button to semi-automate the Bridgy Publish of the tweet after confirming no typos.
- For this demo, though, I used the interactive publishing on Bridgy to 1) show Bridgy 2) show how it previews the tweet text and publishes it for you.
- Finally clicked through and saw it on Twitter 
- site supports 2 languages
- it's a static site. will be adding features this weekend.
- has an old flash site which is hard to view now because flash.
- has a wordpress site where he blogs. it also archives his tweets in realtime. that's in github.
- has two daughters with their own wordpress sites. those scrape their instagram sites and pull down their images and videos to their sites.
- http://github.com/kingkool68/ig2twitter auto reposts from IG to Twitter
- Adafruit employee in Baltimore
- Works on IoT platform as a service
- Static site, no cool Indieweb technology as hard to do as a day job then do it at home
- static site where he posts the "toys" - code sketches that he does for fun.
- shows a UX demo of a mock Hawaii missle alert station UI
- show a 1-dimensional cellular automata generator in browser
- "my website is my personal dropbox public folder"
- publishes his site with a single Makefile, including versioning like capistrano
- Works at Digital Harbor Foundation Tech Center (this venue)
- redirects to static site hosted on github
- started learning web dev about 18 months ago. course on udacity helped build his site with bootstrap
- mostly edits his website in "brackets" (an editor)
- Wants to update site and have a controller to push out the site
- this weekend working on a microcontroller-served website that serves a VR world using AFrame and sensors to control it.
- Eddie Hinkle http://eddiehinkle.com
- showing recent twitter timeline. finds gRegor Morrill's post on twitter. 
- share's via his iOS app Indigenous (listed as "micropub" in the share sheet)
- types a reply and sends.
- loads his website, shows the new reply on his timeline
- shows Telegraph to show how his site notified gRegor's by sending a webmention to Bridgy
- shows tracking what he watches and listens to. ticker at the top of the site with art from movies, tv, podcasts.
- David Shanske http://david.shanske.com
- WordPress dev for indieweb plugins
- if you see something that works, steal it
- inspired by recent bad weather (the "Bomb Cyclone"), added weather to his posts
- demos replying to indieweb.org/2018/Baltimore on a demo wordpress site
- demos the weather lookup in the wordpress admin
- Marty McGuire https://martymcgui.re/
- shows his reply to gRegor Morrill's tweet and how it backfeed to the original
- shows his own site, events styled similar to FB. Image, calendar thing, big date and time
- Shows Add to calendar links
- shows RSVPs on events
- when people RSVP by Facebook, Bridgy backfeeds to his site so he has a copy of the RSVP and can show them
- also posts audio to his site
- weekly This Week in the IndieWeb Audio Edition podcast
- posts the audio directly on his site using Screech
- so his site is the primary source for the audio instead of a separate domain or silo
- Jonathan Prozzi http://jonathanprozzi.net
- HWC was his first exposure to indieweb; hosts baltimore HWC with Template:martymcgquire
- used Hugo initially
- decided to switch to WordPress 1) to explore tools available
- got the indieweb tools set up very quickly. Used sempress as a theme to explore different types of posts.
- made it so he felt he could focus on writing content for his site
- wants to document wordpress indieweb setup so HWC participants can come to events and get set up
- Aaron Parecki https://aaronparecki.com
- shows how he posts from his phone
- has been using Swarm for checkins for a while. Long-time wish to have checkins on his own site.
- about a year ago got Own Your Swarm set up. He likes using the Swarm app and doesn't want to set up all of that infrastructure again.
- takes a selfie with the attendees
- posting the photo on Swarm (already previously checked in to venue, and now he's the mayor of this venue!)
- shows the checkin on Swarm, then goes back to his site.
- shows OYS: log in with your website and your 4sq account
- shows the checkin in OYS and manually pushes it to his site.
- back on his site, the photo shows up: https://aaronparecki.com/2018/01/20/6/
- since Marty McGuire is also on OYS, it sent a checkin to his site, since he was included in Aaron's checkin
- shows that checkin as well: https://martymcgui.re/2018/01/20/084450/
- similar service for Instagram: Own Your Gram
- services like this bridge the gap between the apps with good UX and your own site.
- Used a wordpress.com site for a while until she realized they were putting ads on her site.
- used spiderpig to scrape all the static pages
- now using Github Pages
- does a lot of web community stuff for work. uses up his web energy for that.
- eventually killed all of his non-work web presence.
- IndieWeb has him excited to return to an experience of having a conversation with individuals online
- interested in making a portfolio site and seeing other folks' approaches.
- does a lot of audio work, interested in audio timelines, interactive transcripts, excerpts
- wants to set up a research log capturing things he learns, building a habit
Participants with established IndieWeb personal sites have an opportunity to coordinate their demos to show critical or compelling features. Add yourself and the feature(s) you plan to demonstrate below!
A few of us discussed our various site features and how showcase the most features in a (roughly) meaningful order. Here's what we have!
- gRegor Morrill - posting a note to his site. POSSE to Twitter via brid.gy publish with preview.
- Marty McGuire will immediately like / retweet / reply to his tweet on Twitter to give brid.gy time to backfeed
- Eddie Hinkle - load gregor's Tweet and respond using Indigenous. Maybe also the Watch features on his site.
- David Shanske - wordpress site. maybe plugins. weather per post feature.
- Marty McGuire - show gRegor's post w/ the backfed tweet. show event posts. audio posts on his site.
- Aaron Parecki - checkins with OwnYourSwarm. OwnYourGram?
Volunteers in no particular order:
- Aaron Parecki (not necessarily first) posting to my website from various Micropub clients (open to other suggestions based on what others will be demoing)
- David Shanske (in no particular order) will quickly demo posting to a site using Indieweb WordPress tools.
- Eddie Hinkle can demo a variety of things depending on other potential demos, I'm flexible: Posting using Indigenous (iOS share sheet), media posts (watch/listen), On This Day widget, Weather in Posts,
holiday themes and/or person tagscome to mind. Open to other suggestions.
- gRegor Morrill can demo posting a note, using Bridgy Publish to syndicate to Twitter, and WebSub to see it appear in Woodwind (if the Woodwind gods are graceful at the time :)
- Add yourself here… (see this for more details)