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This email was sent to registered attendees on Tuesday June 25, 10:15am PDT.

Subject: IndieWeb Summit is just around the corner!

Hello {{ first_name }}! Only a few days before we all come together for IndieWeb Summit! I am very much looking forward to the week, and hope you all have a fantastic time while you're in Portland.

We are about to sell out! If you know someone who was thinking about participating, tell them to register quickly to grab one of the few remaining tickets!

If you can't make it, please click the "View Ticket" link at the bottom of this email and cancel your ticket. This will ensure your spot is opened up for someone else who wants to attend!

Here are a few details before we meet. You'll probably want to save this update so you can refer to it as you make your way to Portland for the festivities.

## Code of Conduct

As a reminder, we have a [Code of Conduct](https://indieweb.org/code-of-conduct) that applies to IndieWeb spaces both online & in-person, and our events hosted by Mozilla Portland also have [Mozilla Community Participation Guidelines](https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/about/governance/policies/participation/) to help us create a safe and positive community experience for all.

## Join the Chat

If you haven't already, join our [Slack](https://chat.indieweb.org/slack) or [IRC channel](https://indieweb.org/discuss) (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.

## Weather 

It looks like we'll have some pretty great weather, much less hot than last year! The [forecast](https://www.wunderground.com/forecast/us/or/portland?cm_ven=localwx_10day) is showing a high of 79 and low of 54, with a chance of rain Wednesday and Thursday but dry the rest of the week.

![weather forecast](https://media.aaronpk.com/2019/06/file-20190624191813-3276.png)

## Breakfast and Lunch

We will be providing vegan breakfast with vegetarian options on Saturday and Sunday mornings thanks to Mozilla. Coffee will be available all day as well!

Lunch on Sunday will be provided at the venue thanks to Mozilla, with vegan and vegetarian options. Saturday lunch will be on your own at any of the [nearby food carts](https://foursquare.com/aaronpk/list/alder-food-carts).

## Friday Pre-Party

On Friday evening, we'll be hosting a pre-party at [Pine Street Market](http://www.pinestreetpdx.com/) in downtown Portland starting at 5:30pm.

We'll have food and drink tickets available thanks to Name.com, and anyone is welcome to come to the pre-party!

Pine Street Market has a variety of food and drink options, including [burgers and veggie burgers](https://www.byhpdx.com/burgers/), [ramen](http://www.marukinramen.com/), [Korean street food](http://www.kimjongsmokehouse.com/), [pizzas](https://www.checkerboardpdx.com/), [tacos and arepas](http://www.teotepdx.com/), as well as [Salt & Straw ice cream](https://www.saltandstraw.com/wizbangbar).

## Getting Around

IndieWeb Summit will be hosted at Mozilla Portland at [1120 NW Couch St #320](https://goo.gl/maps/pK4YsfTooEoWjWpk6). The doors open at 9:00am on Saturday and Sunday ([complete schedule on the wiki](https://indieweb.org/2019/Schedule)). Once you enter the building, go up to the third floor, and you'll see the door for Mozilla.

### Public Transit

From the airport to downtown and getting around:

[TriMet](http://trimet.org/) runs the buses and light rail here. The cheapest way to get into town from the airport is to take the [MAX red line](https://goo.gl/maps/QrKGJs8qwVUsXkw99) which picks up at the airport and drops off at "Galleria/SW 10th" downtown. It's $2.50 for a 2.5 hour ticket or $5 for an all-day ticket.

There is a streetcar that runs [North/South along 10th and 11th Avenues](https://portlandstreetcar.org/schedules) that will drop off a couple blocks from Mozilla.

If your phone supports Apple Pay or Google Pay, you can just tap your phone to buy a Tri-Met or Streetcar ticket using the "Hop" readers at every stop! It's by far the easiest option. Make sure you tap your phone at the stop *before* boarding. You don't need to tap out when you get off. Otherwise, you can use a credit card or cash to buy a ticket at most MAX and Streetcar stops.

## Remote Participation

We will be providing remote participation facilities for people who couldn't join us in Portland this year. The main room will be set up for remote participation with cameras and screen sharing, and all the sessions will be recorded. The two breakout rooms will have a camera setup for remote participation as well. More information and the relevant links are [on the wiki](https://indieweb.org/2019#Remote_Participation).

## Related Events

Here are some fun events happening this week leading up to IndieWeb Summit! They are all in or near downtown so will be easy to get to if you're in the area. These events have their own registration process and community guidelines so please register on their respective websites!

### Donut.js

https://donutjs.club

On Tuesday night, [Donut.js](https://donutjs.club/) is having their monthly meetup featuring a fun collection of talks! Despite the name, the talks are rarely actually about JavaScript. The event starts at 6pm and there are three 15-minute talks. Donuts and La Croix are provided with the $10 Donut.js ticket.

### Homebrew Website Club

https://indieweb.org/events/2019-06-26-homebrew-website-club

On Wednesday night, we’re hosting a pop-up Homebrew Website Club Portland, also at the Mozilla Portland office! Homebrew Website Club is a meetup of people passionate about or interested in creating, improving, building, designing their own website. Please RSVP if you're planning on coming by either adding yourself to the wiki, or just reply to this email and let me know!

### Hack the Dot

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hack-the-dot-alchemy-code-lab-tickets-62233446915

On Thursday night, Hack the Dot is having a two-hour hackathon where coding school students, junior developers, experienced developers, non developers, marketers, designers, and those with little or no computer programming skill come together to build ideas around a single domain name.

Tickets are free, and food and drinks will be provided!

### Dat Night

https://datnight.org

On Saturday night, Dat Night is having their monthly meetup for people excited about an internet that is decentralized, distributed, peer to peer, federated, or all of the above. Your $5 or free ticket includes snacks and drinks!

## Thanks to our Supporters

I'd like to give a shout-out to our sponsors who make all of this possible! A huge thanks to [Name.com](https://name.com), [Okta](https://developer.okta.com/), [Mozilla](https://mozilla.org), and [Bridgy](http://brid.gy/), as well as [our monthly supporters](https://opencollective.com/indieweb) and everyone who contributed specifically for this event!

That's all for now! Looking forward to seeing everyone this week!

-- [aaronpk](https://aaronparecki.com)