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IndieWebCamp Pop-ups 2021

IndieWebCamp Pop-ups 2021 are stand-alone single topic sessions originally started in 2020, partly in response to the coronavirus pandemic that prevented the long history of regularly occurring in-person camps in various cities.

While different from traditional 2-day camps of sessions and creating, pop-ups are meant to foster ongoing in-depth discussion & development of topics of interest to the IndieWeb community.


  • Please read through our Code of Conduct
  • All pop-ups are by remote participation only, using shared video (Zoom), chat, and Etherpad for real-time collaborative notes
  • Any questions? Ask in our Discussion forum


Pop-up events are scheduled individually on an as-desired basis. See:

Past Sessions

Time ordered list of past session wiki pages:

Session Proposals

Main article: 2021/Pop-ups/Sessions

If you're interested in organizing or hosting a pop-up session, feel free to use the session brainstorming and organizing page to brainstorm or flesh out your event(s), or ask for help in the IndieWeb chat.


Various organizers are responsible for putting together these individual pop-up events. They are listed below:

Scheduling Brainstorming

Unlike a physical event, online events allow participation from multiple timezones, but this creates a series of logistics problems. Currently, the largest amount of IndieWeb event participants come from the United States and Europe, which means most attendees will stretch from GMT-8 to GMT+1, making it a challenge to find the ideal time.

So far, the time that has worked the best has been a weekend at 9:30-10AM Pacific(GMT-8), which is 12:30-1PM Eastern(GMT-5), 5:30-6PM(UK/GMT), or 6:30-7PM European(GMT+1).

The challenge of a weekday is that, most people's work schedules, the best option for weekday attendance is in the evening. HWC meetings have started between 5-7 PM local time. The European meeting is at a time that can be attended by both of the European timezones with the most Indieweb participants. The American meeting is currently on Pacific time, as the bulk of the attendees are in this time, but is still early enough for Eastern time attendance.

Possible ideas

  • Schedule sessions on either UK or Pacific time based on the number of participants from each location.
  • Reduce sessions, which have been at 2 hours, to 1.5 or 1 hour, and possibly in 2 pieces. The 2 hour meetings have worked as it it allows for us to go a bit more in depth on a topic.
  • Schedule a session as late as possible on UK time, for example 8 or 9PM, which would translate to 3 or 4PM Eastern, or 12-1 Pacific, making it a 'lunchtime' session for the Pacific individuals.
  • Schedule a session on a Friday at the 10am Pacific timeslot, which are "no at work meeting" days for some folks


Blog posts and articles

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2024 BrightonBuild a Website in an Hour March (P)Planning More Camps & Popups • … •
2023 Build a Website in an Hour July (P)Build a Website in an Hour September (P)Multi-Lingual Personal Websites (P)NurembergCreate Day November (O)San DiegoCreateFest (O)
2022 Analog Meets Online (P)Personal Libraries (P)Create Day March (O)DüsseldorfCreate Day July (O)BerlinCreate Day September (O)How to Make the IndieWeb More Approachable (P)Create Day December (O)
2021 Respectful Responses (P)Webmentions Beyond Webmention.io (P) • Very Sensitive Data (P)Create Day July (O)Microsub (P)IndieAuth (P)Gardens and Streams II (P)Create Day October (O)IndieAuth 2 (P)DüsseldorfCreate Day December (O)
2020 OnlineAustin London (O)Garden & Stream (P)West (O)Micropub (P)IndieAuth (P)Get Started with WP (P)microformats2 (P)Friendly WP Themes (P)East (O)Create Day (O)
2019 AustinOnlineNew HavenBerlinDüsseldorfUtrecht9th IndieWeb Summit (Portland)AmsterdamOxfordNYCBrightonBerlin2SF
2018 BaltimoreDüsseldorf8th IndieWeb Summit (Portland)SFOxfordNYCNürnbergBerlin
2017 BellinghamDüsseldorfNürnberg7th IndieWeb Summit (Portland)IstanbulNYCBerlinAustin
2016 NYCMITNürnbergDüsseldorf6th IndieWeb Summit (Portland)NYC2BrightonLA (Santa Monica)BerlinMIT2
2015 Cambridge MAGermany (Düsseldorf)Portland&Brighton (5th Summit) • EdinburghMITSF
2014 SFNYCPortland/NYC/Berlin (4th Summit)UK (Brighton)Cambridge MAOnline
2013 Portland (3rd Summit)UK (Brighton)Hollywood
2012 Portland (2nd Summit)UK (Brighton)
2011 Portland (Summit)

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