2024/Brighton

From IndieWeb

IndieWebCamp Brighton 2024 will be the seventh IndieWebCamp in Brighton, England, on the weekend of 9-10 March 2024.

The Internet is about to get weird again – and you’re invited! Join fellow citizens of the World Wide Web for two days of knowledge sharing, teaching and making, and helping each other find ways to gain greater control over our data and identities online.

Not got a website yet? Bring your laptop or mobile device, and we’ll help you get setup so that you can publish somewhere you can control and make your own.

Seasoned web developer? Learn about the different open web services, software and technologies that can help empower yourself others to own their content and online identity.

Participation

Please read through and agree to the IndieWeb Code of Conduct. If you have any questions or problems regarding the Code of Conduct, please contact one or more of the #Organisers.

In person

If you wish to attend in person, please RSVP by getting a complimentary ticket. This will help us plan the day and manage venue capacity. Once you’ve done that, feel free to add yourself to the list below:

Remote

Anyone can attend remotely, details to follow. If you’re planning on joining us remotely, you can add yourself to the list below:

  • Tantek Çelik — planning remote, may still try to make it in-person (if there’s room)
  • James Smith - nearby but can't escape mothers' day! Building a self-hosted ActvityPub service called Manyfold.
  • V.H. Belvadi – Travelling elsewhere on these days—hoping to attend from the road.
  • Add yourself here… (see this for more details)

Venue

The glass entrance door to The Skiff. Beside it is a lamp post.
There are several entrances to the building, but only this one leads to The Skiff! The one you want is on Blackman Street. Buzz #7, head up the stairs, and it's on the right.

The Skiff has a total capacity of 30. On most days it is a busy and popular co-working space, so there are plenty of power sockets and cabling to ensure the space can flex to meet our needs.

There are a few breakout spaces we can use, including a small meeting room and a kitchen area with seating. The main event area can also be divided into to two. One small room will be reserved for members of the co-working space who want to use it while we're there.

Accessibility

The Skiff is situated on the first floor of the building, but has no lift and is therefore inaccessible.

If you have specific accessibility requirements, contact us in advance and we’ll try to make sure that we are able to accommodate you.

Health and Safety

In order to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all, if you are feeling unwell, or are experiencing any respiratory symptoms – COVID-19, Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), flu, cold, etc. – we request that you participate remotely.

In the 4-5 days before IndieWebCamp, try to avoid any situations that may risk exposure to contagious diseases, and consider wearing a high quality mask (N95, KN95, or similar rating) if you visit a hospital, pharmacy or doctor’s surgery.

The venue is provisioned with vertically oriented fresh air ventilation throughout, and if the weather is nice we can open some windows too.

Schedule

Day 1: Discussions Day 2: Hacking
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!
09:00 – Organiser setup

09:30 – Welcome, coffee and refreshments

10:00 – Introductions and demos

11:20 – Group photo and session planning

12:15 – Sessions

13:00 – Lunch

14:00 – Sessions continue

17:35 – Outro

09:00 – Organiser setup

09:30 – Doors open

10:00 – Day 2 kick-off

10:30 – Hack sessions

12:30 – Group photo and lunch

13:30 – Hack sessions continue

15:00 – Demos

15:45 – Clean-up

16:00 – Camp closed

Organisers

  • Paul Robert Lloyd — taking the lead on organising and promoting
  • Mark Everitt — supporting and co-ordinating with the venue
  • Joschi Kuphal — can help facilitating / co-hosting
  • Tantek Çelik — helping out wikifying, looking into going, or at least (some) remote participation
  • David Shanske — willing to support remote participation remotely
  • Ana Rodrigues — can help out on the day and promote online.
  • Jeremy Keith — available to answer questions and share experience having run the previous 6 events in Brighton, but not actively participating in the organisation of this year’s event

Adjacent Events

  • 2024-03-07 Patterns Day Brighton is a one-day event for designers and developers focused on design systems, pattern libraries, style guides, and components.
  • 2024-03-08 Designing for complex UI is a workshop with Vitaly Friedman being held on the day after Patterns Day.
  • ...

Meetups Beforehand

Friday Informal Social

Some of us will be arriving in Brighton on Friday afternoon or evening, have already been in town for Patterns Days or already live locally. If you 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):

Travel

If you are travelling from further afield, please consider the environmental impact of your travel choices, and remember that you can attend remotely. Remote attendees are equal attendees, and every effort is made to enable two way communication and participation.

🚲 Bike

There are three National Cycle Routes within less than 1km of the venue:

  • Route 2 follows adjacent to the seafront from locations West/East
  • Route 20 follows London Road and Preston Road from the North
  • Route 90 follows Lewes Road from the North East

Plan your cycle route on CycleStreets.

Key Smartcard holders can access the secure Cycle Hub at Brighton station. Alternatively there are bars outside the venue which can be used to attach your bike.

🚆 Train

Brighton is well connected to the British railway network, with direct trains from London Victoria and London Bridge, as well as locations along the South Coast.

If you are arriving via Eurostar, the easiest and most direct way of getting to Brighton is direct train from London St. Pancras International via Thameslink, which depart regularly from Platform A. A single ticket costs around £40 for a ticket. National Rail has timetables and prices. Advance tickets are cheaper, but require you to take a specific train.

Brighton railway station is less than 5 minutes walk from the venue.

Accommodation

Prices shown for 2 nights (Friday and Saturday).

VisitBrighton has further listings for hotels and bed and breakfasts.

Hostels

  • YHA £70 (shared), £140 (private with en-suite bathroom). Near pier and seafront, 10 minutes from venue.

Hotels (★★★)

Hotels (★★★★)

Promotional Images

Feel free to use these images to help promote the event:

Previously

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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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