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IndieWebCamp Amsterdam 2019

IndieWebCamp Amsterdam 2019 is 28-29 September 2019, the first IndieWebCamp in Amsterdam!

The importance of owning your data is getting more awareness every year. But there is still a lot of work to do to help people to understand what the IndieWeb is and “owning your data” actually means at all. Besides the growth, there is also the need to start building bridges to other areas of interest where the IndieWeb principles can be of importance. To start connecting, building bridges, find the others and to help people getting started, we're meeting for a bar-camp like collaboration in Amsterdam for two days of brainstorming, working, collaborating, teaching, helping and much more.

Food and drinks: We are looking for sponsors!

See Planning for latest planning details and progress.


A list of participants with public web presences

All participants must agree to:

Please also consider:


  • Please reach out to an organizer during the event for any reason, especially if you feel unsafe or unwelcome or feel members are not living up to the code of conduct:

Questions about attending and participating?

See also:

  • Add yourself to the Project Goals page to indicate your interest in participating and what project(s) new or existing you want to work on!


Additional optional tracking events for your convenience:


Main article: 2019/Amsterdam/Schedule

Friday September 27

Pre-IWC Meetup and small dinner on Friday night September 27th. Please add your name below if you want to join.

Ton Zijlstra I made a reservation for 6 people at 19:30 at Meatless District , van Woustraat 189-191 hs (De Pijp) Amsterdam. Tram: line 3 or 4, Metro: North-South line stop De Pijp. The reservation is in my name, but it is also known under IndieWebCamp.

Regrets — if you can’t make it feel free to let folks know:

Saturday and Sunday

Day 1: Discussions Day 2: Hacking

09:00 Organizer setup
09:30 Doors Open - Coffee, Tea
10:00 Welcome, Introductions and Demos
11:30 Sessions
13:05 Group Photo & Lunch
14:05 Sessions
18:00 End of Day 1

09:00 Organizer setup
09:30 Doors Open - Coffee, Tea
10:00 Day 2 kick-off
10:30 Hack sessions
12:45 Lunch
14:00 Hack sessions continue
15:30 Demos
16:45 Clean-up
17:00 Camp closed

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.

Day 2 is about implementing what we discussed. Work with others or on your own. We'll have demos at the end of the day to see what everyone worked on!


Venue sponsor

CODAM Coding Academy is providing the venue and free coffee / tea / water during the two days. We also had 2 kind sponsors for the Saturday lunch.

Become a sponsor?

We are currently looking for lunch sponsors for this event.


  • Organizers: Ton Zijlstra, Frank Meeuwsen
  • Want to help out?
    • Contact an organizer or sign-up to Volunteer below!
    • Check the Volunteer tasklist below to see if there's something you can help out with.


Volunteer tasks: (feel free to grab one and put it next to your name in the list above!)

  • setting up the stickers / pins / name badges table (and checking it regularly)
  • setting up the session grid rows and columns in a good spot (see 2018/Düsseldorf as an example)
  • help out with lunch set up

Questions for Organizers

Add your questions and requests below

  • ...


Put suggestions for IndieWebCamp Amsterdam here.

  • Note to self: Bring plenty of stroopwafels for our overseas visitors. 😆



Group photo of IndieWebCamp Amsterdam day 1

Photo album by Ton Zijlstra https://www.flickr.com/photos/tonz/albums/72157711104805793

Photo album by Aaron Parecki https://www.flickr.com/photos/aaronpk/albums/72157711161622328

@jamietanna shared some photos on Twitter:

Adjacent Events

Blog Posts

  Jamie Tanna wrote about a discussion during the Licensing and Ownership session - https://www.jvt.me/posts/2019/09/28/microformats-licensing/

  Jamie Tanna also wrote a recap of the whole event – https://www.jvt.me/posts/2019/10/03/indiewebcamp-amsterdam-2019/

Frank Meeuwsen wrote a Dutch blogpost with some thoughts and lookbacks about the sessions on "indieweb for all" - https://diggingthedigital.com/indieweb-publiek/

Aaron Parecki wrote about his new unlisted posts feature.

Sebastiaan Andeweg wrote about his new feature dark mode.

David Bryant wrote about a discussion during the photo session - https://orangemoose.com/blog/2019/09/29/photo-gallery-as-post/

Ton Zijlstra posted some reflections as host for next editions in the Netherlands https://www.zylstra.org/blog/2019/09/indiewebcamp-amsterdam-after-event-notes/ and wrote a first draft of introducing IndieWeb without mentioning IndieWeb https://indiewebcamp.nl/jij-en-het-web-kunnen-meer-dan-je-denkt/

Elmine wrote about the photo session discussion, and why photos are different than texts https://infullflow.net/2019/09/indieweb-its-about-first-ownership/

  Jamie Tanna wrote about the conference as a whole, as well as the sessions he attended at IndieWebCamp Amsterdam 2019

See Also