IndieWebCamp London 2020 is March 14-15, 2020 in London, UK; the first IndieWebCamp in London.
- Read our latest info regarding COVID-19.
IndieWebCamp London 2020
Two days with independent web creators of all kinds, graphic artists, designers, UX engineers, coders, hackers; meeting up to share ideas, create & improve their personal websites, and build upon each others creations.
Own your data.
We should all own the content we're creating, rather than just posting to third-party content silos.
Publish on your own domain, and syndicate to social media.
Be a part of advancing & growing the open independent web with the latest in decentralised web technologies.
- Online participation only - Please read our COVID-19 Risk assessment: https://indieweb.org/2020/London/Regarding_COVID-19
- Wiki: https://indieweb.org/2020/London
- free for everyone
Since this is now an online event, please join us via remote participation with no need for official RSVP: https://indieweb.org/2020/London#Remote_Participation
Read our latest info regarding COVID-19.
- Saturday March 14–Sunday March 15
- See: Schedule
|Day 1: Discussions||Day 2: Project Day|
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 making things! Direct your inspiration from what we discussed day 1 into something on your site. Work with others or on your own. We'll have demos at the end of the day to see what everyone worked on!
- All participants must agree to: our Code of Conduct
- Session Proposals on Etherpad https://etherpad.indieweb.org/IWC_London
- Schedule Grid - hyperlinked to actual session pages
- There are a fixed ramp is provided near the side of the front entrance.
- No dropped sinks in the kitchen
- Some items are not reachable for wheelchair users (glasses, mugs etc)
- The main door into the Reactor is not automatic (please ask Reception for assistance)
- There will be 1 wheelchair accessible stall.
- There is no childcare available at the venue, and being a weekend, local options will be limited.
- The venue is safe for small children.
Other venue information
- Quiet / Nursing Room: A room will be available on the day behind a security door, please request access. Please notice this is not lockable. (TBC);
- Gender neutral toilets;
Whatever your disability we want to make sure IndieWebCamps are accessible to all. If you consider attending IndieWebCamp London and have specific accessibility requirements, contact us in advance and we'll try to make sure that we are able to accommodate you.
We have a page dedicated for this issue with our latest announcements.
IndieWebCamp has a strong tradition of remote participation, typically using chat, Google Hangouts and Etherpad during as well as after the event. More details and links for remote participation will be posted here on the days of the event.
- Kevin Marks
- Ana Rodrigues
- Calum Ryan
- Dan Q
- Sebastiaan Andeweg
- Jamie Tanna
- Chris Aldrich
- David Shanske
- Lewis Cowles
- Barry Frost
- Carolina Gilabert
- Jim Hobbs
- Greg McVerry
- Add yourself here… (see this for more details)
If you can't get to the event, consider remote participating or finding/running an IndieWebCamp remote party near you.
Here is how you can participate in IndieWebCamp remotely!
- Discuss — Join the chat room via IRC, Slack or Matrix
- This is the primary communications channel during the two day event. This is the best way to talk with other participants and see what's going on.
- Session Planning - Propose and vote for sessions here: https://etherpad.indieweb.org/IWC_London
- Note Taking - Share the note of each session by creating an Etherpad doc each: https://indieweb.org/Etherpad
Questions about attending and participating?
- Learn more: Attending IndieWebCamp
- And please ask in chat! (also available via IRC or Slack)
Travel and Lodging
The London Underground (people call it "tube" here) network in London is usually the most cost effective and reliable form of transport within Central London. We recommended doing a Google Map or City Mapper search before travel on the day in case of late notice engineering works.
🚃 The closest step-free National Rail / London Underground station is Liverpool Street (National Rail, Metropolitan, Hammersmith and City, Circle and Central Line, Overground, TfL Rail), approximately 15 minutes from the venue.
🚃 Other stations close to the venue include Old Street and Moorgate on the Northern Line and Great Northern. There are also several bus stops within a one or two-block radius.
🚧 TfL Rail and National Rail are suspended over the weekend between Liverpool Street and Shenfield with longer alternatives via replacement bus and London Underground
Registered service animals are welcome on all London trains, buses and the London Underground.
Fees vary according to zones, the venue is located in zone 1. Get an Oyster card or use a contactless debit or credit card so you can have a daily cap on your fees. Alternatively visitors by train from outside London may find it cheaper to purchase a one-day Travelcard combined with their train ticket.
There are also buses running throughout London. This is a good way to travel to take in London's landmarks (if it goes past any). It's also very cost effective to travel on buses at just £1.50 per journey (including interchange within an hour).
For more information about routes, etc:
- 🚃 Accessible UK Train Timetables
- 🚈 Transport For London (TFL): Plan A Journey for London Underground status and trip planning
🚄 Several European cities are connected to London St Pancras in Central London by Eurostar directly including Paris, Brussels, Lille, Rotterdam and Amsterdam. Book in advance for cheaper fares than flying. Consider this option for a lower carbon footprint when traveling from Central Europe.
There are 6 airports serving London (Heathrow, City, Stansted, Luton, Gatwick, Southend), most of them are not in Greater London but have a reasonable connection to downtown London by train or coach (e.g. National Express). We don't recommend flying to and from Southend due to distance and scheduled engineering works. Trains to the airports can cost up to £18, please check before you budget for your travel.
By coach there are two popular nationwide companies including National Express and Megabus. Some of these stop close to the venue at Liverpool Street whilst most will terminate at the main coach station Victoria.
🚙 They operate in London
You can find to hire bikes everywhere. People have different opinions about cycling in the streets in London, it depends on your skill level. Please decide for yourself and plan your route in advance.
🚲 There are several National Cycle Routes near to the venue. Bicycle parking is located outside the venue. Plan your cycle route on CycleStreets.
If you bring your own bike, make sure you lock it well. There is no indoor parking at the venue.
There is no parking at the venue itself, but there are several car parks within a short walk. Car parking costs range from approximately £25 to £80 per day depending on the car park used. Also, note that the office is within the London congestion charge area and Ultra Low Emissions Zone. There is no Congestion charge on weekends.
🏫 Staying in central London (Zone 1) is not going to be cheap, you can consider staying in Zone 2-3. They are usually cheaper and traveling to them by public transport is normally straightforward. Consider the Docklands area (East London) where there are DLR trains through to Bank station, within walking distance.
There are clusters of cheaper hotels near King's Cross/Russell Square (near where Eurostar terminates) and Paddington/Bayswater (near where the Heathrow Express train terminates) - both of these areas are handy for the Underground or rental cycling.
- Dan Q is staying at the London Walthamstow Travelodge, which has "early bird" rooms from £65.99 and is about 15 minutes train ride from Liverpool Street Station (we're "remote only" now and he can't cancel it; anybody who has a use for a free hotel room in London on Saturday can have it)
- Jamie Tanna is staying in the Travelodge near Old Street, which was £140 at the time of booking for Friday and Saturday nights. (we're "remote only" now and he can't cancel it; anybody who has a use for a free hotel room in London on Saturday can have it)
- Put your roomsharing offers here.
Places to grab lunch
Places that offer "grab and go" options that you can take anywhere. These are also usually cheaper.
- Pret A Manger Unit 1, Oliver's Yard, City Road, London, United Kingdom EC1Y 1HQ
- Subway: 6 City Road, London, EN EC1Y 2AA, GBR
- Abokado 40-56 City Rd, Old Street, London EC1Y 2AN
- Itsu 1 Finsbury Square, Finsbury, London EC2A 1AE
- Patty & Bun 22-24 Liverpool St, London EC2M 7PD
The "Broadgate Circle" area will have some restaurants as well. These will likely be more expensive and usually sit down meals. Here are some recommendations of places that are more in the middle range of prices:
- Franco Manca Unit T2, 32 Broadgate, London EC2M 2QS
- Shoryu Ramen: 33 Broadgate, London EC2M 2QS
- 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 standards we set out for ourselves in the above code and guidelines:
- Calum Ryan
- Ana Rodrigues
- 2020-03-04 Ana Rodrigues Introducing IndieWebCamp London
- 2020-03-15 Cherrie IndieWebCamp London - Indie Webmention!
- 2020-03-18 Calum Ryan Online meetings: how to run a conference remotely
- TerminusDB - https://terminusdb.com/
- Microsoft Reactor - https://developer.microsoft.com/en-gb/reactor/
- Stickermule - http://stickermule.com/supports/indieweb20-sponsorship