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2018/Baltimore Planning and organizing.


To Do

  • Friday
    • Pre-order bagels / coffee for Saturday
    • Buy fruit
    • Pack
      • Stickers
      • Badges and session-planning post-its
      • Streaming gear
  • Saturday
    • Pick up bagels / coffee
    • Pre-order bagels / coffee for Sunday
    • Re-fill fruit
  • Sunday
    • Pick up bagels / coffee
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Onsite Considerations

  • food - vegetarian default
  • onsite childcare?

Additional Event Links

Need to add IndieWebCamp Baltimore 2018 to:


Let's send updates to folks who have registered via Tito!

Items of note (one or more of these in one or more updates)

  • n days til IndieWebCamp!
  • still have a few spots left, invite a friend, co-worker, or two with a personal site (or who has said they want one!)
  • remind people of the general schedule and what to expect
  • start encouraging ideas for things to discuss and make
    • making your site "you" on the web (identity, domain, design)
    • owning your posts (improving how you post to your site, how your posts look)
    • reaching your friends, colleagues, co-workers (where to POSSE)
    • owning your conversations (replying/liking/reposting from your site, and showing comments/responses to your posts, including backfeed from POSSE copies)

Update 1

  • date: 2018-01-16

Hello PERSONNAME! Only a few more days before we all come together for IndieWebCamp Baltimore! I am very much looking forward to the weekend, and I hope you all have a fantastic time while you're in Baltimore.

We still have a few spots left on the guest list, so invite a friend, co-worker, or two with a personal site (or who has said they want one!). They can register at https://2018.indieweb.org/baltimore

Here are a few last pieces of information before we meet. You may want to save this update so you can refer to it as you make your way to Baltimore for the festivities.


As of today, we're expecting clear skies, with temperatures should ranging between the low 30s into the 50s. This is a nice surprise, since Baltimore winters can be pretty chilly!


Pre-Camp Social

Friday evening we will be having a couple of optional pre-camp social events.

Beginning at 7pm, we'll have food and beverages at Joe Squared. Located at 33 W. North Ave., Joe Squared is an (excellent) pizza and risotto place in Baltimore's Station North. We will have a couple of high-top tables reserved under the name Marty McGuire in the front bar area.

At 9pm, attendees are welcome to see some improvised comedy with an IndieWeb bent during the BIG Mainstage Show at Baltimore Improv Group's BIG Theater. The BIG Theater is located at 1727 N. Charles St., two blocks east from Joe Squared. The show features BIG mainstage troupes Old City (which will open the show), and Hostel (of which Marty is a member). Mention that you're here for IndieWebCamp for free admission to the show!

General Schedule

Saturday will be a day of discussions. We'll begin with participant introductions and demos, followed by a tour of IndieWeb building blocks, and then session planning. We'll break for lunch on your own in Federal Hill. After lunch, the rest of the day is reserved for discussion sessions that will be proposed and led by participants like you! We'll wrap at 5:00pm for some social time.

Sunday is a making / hacking day - time to put some of those ideas from Saturday into action! New designs, add features to (or starting building) your personal website, and help others do the same.

We'll have sponsored lunch brought in on Sunday, followed by more hacking. We'll close out with a round of demos before cleaning up and closing camp around 5:00pm.

You can find the full schedule on the event website.

What to Work On?

Not sure what to work on at IndieWebCamp? Here are some ideas:

  • making your site "you" on the web (working on your identity, domain, design)
  • owning what you post (improving how you post to your site, how your posts look)
  • reaching your friends, colleagues, co-workers (where to POSSE)
  • owning your conversations (replying/liking/reposting from your site, and showing comments/responses to your posts, including backfeed from POSSE copies)

Need ideas? Or already got ideas?

See what projects participants are thinking of working on, and add yours if you like on the wiki!


Breakfast and Lunch

We will be providing bagels and fruit on Saturday and Sunday mornings thanks to our sponsors, and we'll have coffee available all day as well!

Lunch on Sunday will be provided at the venue. Saturday lunch will be on your own at any of the nearby restaurants.

Getting Around

The Digital Harbor Foundation Tech Center is at 1045 Light St. The doors will open at 9:00am on Saturday and Sunday.

You can enter the building from Light Street. We'll be meeting in the Mega Lab, which is the first door on your left after you come in and walk up the stairs.

You can always give us a shout in the #indieweb chat if you get lost or stuck and someone will help guide you in!


The area around the venue generally has on-street metered parking with 2-hour maximums. There are a handful of spots on the Cross Street side of the venue that allow all-day metered parking.

The West St Garage offers all-day parking for $14 and is a couple of blocks south of the venue.

Public Transit

There is a bus stop across the street from the venue, served by a couple of buses. The Charm City Circulator's Purple Route is a free bus that goes south along Light Street (Google Maps Directions). The MTA LocalLink CityLine Silver is part of the paid bus system (Google Maps Directions).

The MTA Light Rail also passes near the venue. The closest stop is Hamburg St./Stadium. MTA fares are $1.80 each way, or $4.20 for a day pass.

There is a Baltimore Bike Share kiosk one block from the venue. Bike rentals are $2.00 per ride.

Remote Participation

We expect to have people participating remotely who couldn't come to Baltimore this year. We'll have two rooms set up with cameras and microphones for streaming and perhaps screen sharing. More information and the relevant links will be on the wiki.

Join the Chat

If you haven't already, join our Slack room or IRC channel (they're connected) and introduce yourself! We'll be using the chat during the event to take notes, share links, and communicate with the remote participants.

Code of Conduct

As a reminder, we have a Code of Conduct that applies to IndieWeb spaces both online and offline.

Thanks to our Supporters

I'd like to thank the other folks who have helped organize this first IWC Baltimore. Thanks to Jonathan Prozzi for co-organizing and securing the venue. Thanks to Amy Hurst for help organizing transit and food options. Thanks to Aaron Parecki for the lovely event pages, schedule planning. Thanks to all the long-time IndieWeb IRC folks for the wiki gardening, and for making the journey from Portland, San Diego, NYC, and more!

I'd also like to give a shout-out to our sponsors who make all of this possible! A huge thanks to the Digital Harbor Foundation for hosting us, This Week in the IndieWeb Audio Edition, as well as our monthly supporters and everyone who contributed specifically for this event!

That's all for now! I can't wait to see you all on Saturday!


Notes afterwards

Post-camp notes to keep in mind for future events.

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Initial Planning

This is an archive of the initial planning for IndieWebCamp Baltimore 2018, originally found here.

2018/Baltimore (the first!)

Dates: 2018-01-20...21

Venue: Digital Harbor Foundation Tech Center 1045 Light St, Baltimore, MD 21230

Co-organized by:

Can help co-organize:

Interested in participating!

Possible Dates:

Other Events:

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Previous To Dos

  • "Hello my URL is" stickers
    • ran out of time on this. bought regular "hello my name is" stickers.
  • IWC stickers
  • Script for opening sessions
  • Sticky notes for session grid
  • Masking tape
    • available at the space
  • Food - vegetarian default
    • bagels and fruit, coffee for mornings
    • Sat lunch/dinner on own
    • Sunday catered (likely pizza or salads)
  • IWC shirts?
    • not this time around

See Also