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IndieWebCamp Bellingham 2017 was the first IndieWebCamp held in Bellingham, WA 2017-05-04 through 2017-05-05.

IndieWebCamp is a gathering for independent web creators of all kinds, from graphic artists, to designers, UX engineers, coders, hackers, to share ideas, actively work on creating for their own personal websites, and build upon each others creations.

IndieWebCamp Bellingham

One of several IndieWebCamp events in 2017.

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 out to silos.

Join us for two days of brainstorming & creating at IndieWebCamp Bellingham 2017 and be a part of advancing & growing the indieweb.


From through


The Foundry, 1000 F Street, Bellingham, WA 98225

Accessibility Notice:

  • The meeting space for the first day (2017-05-04) is on the second floor, only accessible by stairs. Unfortunately it is not wheelchair accessible.
  • The meeting space for the second day (2017-05-05) is on the ground floor and is wheelchair accessible.




  • Add yourself and what projects you’re working on to the Projects List.


2017-05-04 (Thursday) through 2017-05-05 (Friday)

Day 1 Keynotes & Discussions Day 2 Create, Hack, Demo!
Day 1 discuss 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 make things on and for your personal site! Collaborate with others or work on your own to improve at least one thing on your personal site, no matter how small or how epic.

08:30 Organizer setup
09:00 Doors open, badges, coffee, and breakfast!
09:30 Introductions and demos
10:30 Building blocks
11:30 Session scheduling
12:00 Group photo & lunch
13:00 45-minute sessions
16:45 Wrap up sessions, break, meetup later for dinner
17:00 End of Day 1

08:30 Organizer setup
09:00 Doors open, badges, coffee, and breakfast!
09:30 Day 2 kickoff, session scheduling
10:30 Creating sessions
12:00 Group photo & lunch
13:00 Creating sessions continue
16:00 Demos
17:00 Camp closed!


Remote Participation

IndieWebCamp has a strong tradition of remote participation, typically using IRC, Google Hangouts and Etherpad during as well as after the event.

If you can't get to the Bellingham event, consider remote participating or finding/running an IndieWebCamp remote party near you.


  • Livestream was over Talky, not recorded.

Indieweb Remote Parties:

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Travel & Lodging

Public Transit

If you are flying into BLI, unfortunately it is a small airport and public transportation does not go directly to it. The closest stop, route 50, is about 0.9 miles. Otherwise, public transit around town and to the venue is good. See: http://ridewta.com


See: https://www.portofbellingham.com/BusinessDirectoryII.aspx?lngBusinessCategoryID=84


You can also take Uber from the airport. The cost from the airport to the venue will be about $17-21 for UberX. More info: https://www.uber.com/cities/bellingham/


Here are some hotels sorted by proximity to the venue:

AirBnB / Couchsurfing

Some alternatives to hotels are AirBnB and Couchsurfing.


See 2017/Bellingham/Planning for planning and organizing archive.



Day 1 Photos

IndieWebCamp Bellingham 2017-05-04 attendees

IndieWebCamp Bellingham sign Ginger made this awesome sign for the event. May the Fourth be with you!

Our manual attempt at making a gif

Day 2 Photos

IndieWebCamp Bellingham 2017-05-05 attendees

IndieWebCamp Bellingham sign with day 2 alterations Sign updated for day two. Revenge of the Fifth!


Notes and blog posts from and about IndieWebCamp Bellingham 2017!

Adjacent Events

See Also

2023 Build a Website in an Hour (P)Build a Website in an Hour (P)Multi-Lingual Personal Websites (P)NurembergCreate Day November (P)San Diego • … • Planning More Camps & Popups
2022 Analog Meets Online (P)Personal Libraries (P)Create Day March (P)DüsseldorfCreate Day July (P)BerlinCreate Day September (P)How to Make the IndieWeb More Approachable (P)Create Day December (P)
2021 Respectful Responses (P)Webmentions Beyond Webmention.io (P) • Very Sensitive Data (P)Create Day July (P)Microsub (P)IndieAuth (P)Gardens and Streams II (P)Create Day October (P)IndieAuth 2 (P)DüsseldorfCreate Day December (P)
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)