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IndieWebCamp NYC 2019 was a two-day maker event for creating and/or improving your personal website and the seventh IndieWebCamp in NYC!

See IndieWebCamp NYC for the most recent and a list of all past IndieWebCamps in NYC!

It was held 2019-10-05 and 2019-10-06 at Pace University in Manhattan, New York City.

The importance of owning your data is getting more awareness. Yet we need to build both the technical and societal systems to ensure a free and open web for the future. We invite computer engineers, hackers, activists, teachers, students and journalist to this two day event.

For two days computer science students, hackers, designers, engineers, and everyone interested in the web come together to help build tools that will allow everyone to take control of their data and own their own domain. The top engineers in the world attend IndieWebCamps.

IndieWebCamp will also draw many educators who have taken interest in "Domain of One's Own" for students. Many university faculty will attend both locally and remotely to discuss how we bring the #IndieWeb to K12 and higher education.

For journalists at the event we want to rethink how local news can support the local news. No one took a greater hit from the silos than journalists. It is clear truth soon followed.

Regardless of your studies or what you do for a living #IndieWebCamp is for everyone. If you just want to launch your first blog and have never been online before...well then you are the guest of honor. Come down and take control of your digital identity.


  • Please note this year Saturday and Sunday are at two different locations, one each day.


Siedenberg School, Pace University, 163 William Street, New York City, NY 10038.


Pace University, 1 Pace Plaza, New York City, NY 10038.
Register: https://2019.indieweb.org/nyc
Wiki: https://indieweb.org/2019/NYC
  • Cost: Free. (Participants must provide their own travel, lodging, food)

Food and drinks: We are looking for sponsors!


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!


Register and RSVP on:

Additional listings:

  • Coming Soon



  • Saturday
    • Think Tank Classroom /12-5/ 30 people
    • Video Conference/ All day/ 15 people
    • Collaboration Area/ all day/ 26 people
    • Design Factor/ all day/ 15 people
    • Lounge/all day/ 80 people
  • Sunday-1 Place Plaza
    • CIVIC E314/ all day/ 16 people
    • CIVIC 315/ all day/ 24 people


Friday - Pre-Camp Meetup

The Pre-Camp Meetup is an informal social meetup for IndieWebCamp participants to catch up and get to know each other before the weekend.

18:00 - 20:00 Stone Street Restaurants, Stone Street

Stone Street is an a narrow cobblestone street in the heart of NYC's Financial District with tables and communal seating in the street, surrounded by a variety of food and drink options.

Seating is open, but we will do our best to grab some table space. Look for IndieWebCamp logos, and feel free to ping schmarty, jgmac1106, or tmiller in the chat!

If weather is a problem due to rain or low temperatures, we'll do our best to update this page in a timely fashion. Please check in the chat for up-to-the-minute info.

Saturday and Sunday

Main article: 2019/NYC/Schedule

Saturday: Discussions Sunday: Hacking
163 William Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10038

08:00 Organizer setup
08:30 Doors Open
09:00 Keynotes

10:30 Introductions and Choosing Sessions
11:15 Sessions
12:00 Group Photo & Lunch
13:00 Sessions
16:30 Intro to Day 2

One Pace Plaza, New York, NY 10038

Enter via the 3 Spruce Street / Michael Schimmel Center for The Arts entrance

08:00 Organizer setup
08:30 Doors open
09:00 Day 2 kick-off
12:00 Lunch
13:00 Hack sessions continue
15:00 Known Open Collective Meeting
16:30 Demos
17:15 Clean-up
17:30 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 schedule. 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!

How to Remote Participate

  • Join the IndieWeb you can use the chatroom or on IRC. The server is irc.freenode.net and then choose port: 6697 (usually default. You can learn more about the channels on discuss. To join on slack visit our channel.
  • Follow the schedule All times are local.
  • If you are using social media use the hashtag #IndieWebCamp
  • All of the keynotes will be streamed live. URLs will be shared as sessions begin. They will also be archived on YouTube.
  • Introductions occur During lightning rounds. This happens at 10:00. As a remote participant please answer the following prompts in the #IndieWeb chatroom (feel free to post time shifted if 10:00 edt time does not work in your local timezone):
    • What is my Domain? Why
    • What is one cool thing you did?
    • What is the next thing you want to try?
  • On Saturday the unconference sessions begin. Each session will be streamed, have a hashtag, and an etherpad. Check the schedule grid for sessions.
  • If you would like to propose a session as a remote attendee ping David Shanske, Marty McGuire, or Greg McVerry and they will make sure your idea is considered.
  • Vote with your browser. If you are in a remote session and you do not enjoy feel free to get up and go to another room.
  • Add yourself to: Remote Participants Project Goals to indicate interest in remote participation!
  • Please do not register for a ticket on ti.to, since we use those registration numbers to estimate food and space requirements

Video conferencing will be set up with one room in NYC. Streams for other session rooms in NYC will be made available and breakout sessions can also be organized locally by participants and joined by those in NYC.

Streams of the keynote and main room sessions will be available.


Your organizers for IndieWebCamp NYC 2019:

See also to do inside: 2019/NYC/Planning


Main article: 2019/NYC/Photos

Got photos from IndieWebCamp NYC (or nearby events) to share?

This section is for a couple of group photos, Saturday and Sunday.

Day 1 Photo

IndieWebCamp New York City day 1 group photo with 12 individuals. (original size)

Day 2 Photo

IndieWebCamp New York City day 2 group photo with 10 individuals. (original size)

Blog posts

Notes / tweets:


Venue sponsor

Pace University looks forward and meets the challenges of educating 21st century leaders. Nowhere is that more apparent than at the Seidenberg School where faculty prepare students for careers that don’t yet exist, using tools that have not yet been invented.

Meal Sponsor

ReVIEW Talent Feedback System improves teaching and learning by focusing on the feedback teachers and employees get from coaches and supervisors.

Partnership Sponsors

Thank you to the the companies and universities who provide donations of employee time or cover the travel for IndieWebCamp organizers

Southern Connecticut State University is a vibrant community of more than 10,000 students located less than three miles from downtown New Haven, near the artsy and historic Westville Village section of the city.

Founded as a teachers college in 1893, Southern has evolved over the past century into a comprehensive university offering 114 graduate and undergraduate programs. More than 700 faculty members lead students through a wide range of studies and research specialties.

Become a sponsor?

We are currently looking for sponsors for this event.

If you're interested, please see How to sponsor IndieWebCamp or ping Greg McVerry via email or Twitter to discuss the available options.




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