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IndieWebCamp San Diego 2023

IndieWebCamp San Diego 2023 was the first IndieWebCamp in San Diego (AKA IWC SD), the weekend of December 16-17th, 2023.


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If you have any questions or problems regarding the Code of Conduct, please contact one or more of the #Organizers.


Whatever your disability, we want to make sure IndieWebCamps are accessible to all. If you consider attending IndieWebCamp San Diego and have specific accessibility requirements, contact us in advance and we'll try to make sure that we are able to accommodate you.


Local travel by 🚃 rail, 🚗 car, 🚲 bicycle:

Health and Safety Rules

In order to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all, if you are feeling unwell, or any respiratory (Covid, RSV, flu, cold) symptoms, we request that you participate remotely.

If you are flying to the IndieWebCamp to participate in person, please consider:

  • In the airport: wear a N95 or KN95 mask at all times, except for any identity checks
  • On the plane: wear a N95 or KN95 mask at all times, except to briefly pull it down to take a sip of water/liquids.

In the 4-5 days before IndieWebCamp (i.e. from December 11-15th) please consider avoiding any situations that may risk exposure to contagious diseases, or at least wear a N95 or KN95 mask if you must enter such a situation (e.g. going to a hospital, pharmacy, on taking transit of any sort).

Weekend Schedule

Below may be subject to change as venue arrangements are finalized.

Main article: 2023/SD/Schedule
Day 1: Discussions Day 2: Hacking

09:00 Organizer setup
09:30 Welcome Attendees - Coffee and Refreshments
10:00 Introductions and Demos
11:20 Group photo & session planning
12:15 Sessions
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Sessions continue
17:35 Outro

09:00 Organizer setup
09:30 Doors Open
10:00 Day 2 kick-off
10:30 Hack sessions
12:30 Group photo & lunch
13:30 Hack sessions continue
15:00 Demos
15:45 Clean-up
16:00 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!


Sessions are proposed and voted on by the participants.

Main article: 2023/SD/Schedule

Sessions proposed before the camp:

  • Proposed session idea by Tantek Çelik: mobile content authoring and posting workflow examples, how do people do it today and want to ideally do it, maybe co-facilitated with Anthony Ciccarello.
  • ...


From 2023/SD/intro-demos, 2023/SD/project-goals, 2023/SD/Demos, roughly alphabetical by fullname, with optional t-shirt size in parentheses e.g. (medium) if you don't have an IndieWebCamp t-shirt and want Aaron Parecki to ship one to you! (dm him your shipping address)

Remote Participants

Day 1:

Day 2:

  • ...


See 2023/SD/Planning for an archive of initial event planning.


Some places collected through chat and the collective consciousness. Please add more!

For food

  • El Zarape Restaurant, 3201 Adams Ave (cross-street 32nd st.), San Diego, CA.
    • went there for an informal after-camp dinner on Sunday night
    • Tantek Çelik: superb tacos, several vegan options, plentiful outdoors seating, even a huge TV outdoors suitable for demos
  • Tacotarian, 43332 30th st., San Diego, CA. https://eattacotarian.com/menu/
    • Tantek Çelik: excellent plant-based Mexican food, tacos, burritos, sides. went there for lunch the day after camp.
  • ...

For drinks

  • ...

Adjacent Events

Covid Info

One case was reported in the week after IndieWebCamp:

  • One positive test was reported on the Monday (the day after), with “symptoms felt like a sinus infection” that began the prior Sunday evening (hours after IndieWebCamp)
  • Negative reports of symptoms (and some negative tests) from all other in-person IndieWebCamp participants


Posts and notes about the camp!


Main article: 2023/SD/Photos

Group photos of attendees are on the event page.

Meetups beforehand

Friday Informal Social

Some of us will be arriving in San Diego the Friday afternoon or evening before the camp, or live in the region, and are interested in meeting up for some informal social time. Please feel free to add yourself and if you are interested in meeting up for a drink or dinner (please add a time you might be available at):


Organizer notes / questions / answers / observations after the fact.

  • On day 1 we maxed out the capacity around one table for intro sessions with ~10 people. We may want to cap any future IndieWebCamps at this venue at 10 confirmed participants. - Tantek Çelik 10:08, 26 December 2023 (PST)
    • In reference to question beforehand for organizers: should we cap sign-ups? What is our approximate venue limit for the Bakery? 8? 10? 12? [Joe_Crawford] GWG [tantek]
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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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