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IndieWeb Summit 2018 Day 1 attendees

⛰️ IndieWeb Summit 2018 was the eighth IndieWeb Summit, held 2018-06-26…27 in Portland.

IndieWeb Summit 2018 was June 26-27, 2018 in Portland, Oregon; the eighth annual gathering for independent web creators of all kinds, graphic artists, designers, UX engineers, coders, hackers, to share ideas, create & improve their personal websites, and build upon each others creations.


Optional Leaders Summit Monday June 25th (see 2018/Leaders if you're not sure if you should come)
Eliot Center
1226 SW Salmon St
Portland, OR
Chat logs


Register and RSVP on


You can optionally add yourself to: The Guest Book to indicate your interest in participating!

Additional listings:

Nearby Events

June 25-29 will be an exciting IndieWeb Week! Check out these events while you’re in town!

  • 2018-06-25 5:30pm IndieWeb pre-summit social meetup at Pine Street Market!
    • Monday night before day 1 of IndieWeb Summit
  • 2018-06-26 6:00pm DonutJS!
    • Tuesday night after day 1 of IndieWeb Summit
  • 2018-06-27 6:29am November Project Portland (#NP_PDX)
    • Just show up at the Salmon Street Fountain - free outdoor workout!


  • Monday June 25th
    • morning: 2018/Leaders
    • evening: pre-party open to all (bring friends and guests no problem)
Day 1 Discussing Day 2 Making
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 on and for your personal site! Work with others or on your own.


Session Grid



Berlin Remote Event

Depending on how this goes, we’ll join again on Wednesday!

Remote Participation

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

How to Remote Participate

  • Join the IndieWeb you can use the chatroom or on IRC. The server is irc.freenode.net and then choose port: 6697 (usually default. You can learn more about the channels on discuss. To join on slack visit our channel.
  • Follow the schedule All times are local.
  • If you are using social media use the hashtag #IndieWebCamp
  • All of the keynotes will be streamed live. URLs will be shared as sessions begin. They will also be archived on YouTube.
  • Introductions occur During lightning rounds. This happens at 11:45. As a remote participant please answer the following prompts in the #IndieWeb chatroom (feel free to post time shifted if 11:45 pdt does not work in your local timezone):
    • What is my Domain? Why
    • What is one cool thing you did?
    • What is the next thing you want to try?
  • At 14:00 the unconference sessions begin. Each session will be streamed, have a hashtag, and an etherpad. Check the schedule grid for sessions.
  • If you would like to propose a session as a remote attendee ping Martijn van der Ven or Greg McVerry and they will make sure your idea is considered.
  • Vote with your browser. If you are in a remote session and you do not enjoy feel free to get up and go to another room.
  • Add yourself to: Remote Participants Guest Book to indicate interest in remote participation!
  • Please do not register for a ticket on ti.to, since we use those registration numbers to estimate food and space requirements

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

📺 Videos:

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Travel and Lodging


✈️ PDX Airport. If you are flying to Portland, Oregon, PDX is the airport you want.

Public Transit

🚈 From the PDX airport, the MAX will drop you off downtown a few blocks from the venue. It costs $2.50 for a ticket. Public Transit directions

Lyft or Uber

🚙 You can also take Lyft or Uber from the airport, they will pick you up in the lower level, in a section named "Transportation Network Companies." The cost will be about $18-22 for UberX. More info on the Uber blog.


🚕 If you want to take a local cab, Aaron Parecki recommends calling Radio Cab (503-227-1212) when you are just outside security, and they will meet you in the lower level for pickup. Alternately, there is usually a line of cabs ready to take people in the lower level.


🏫 Here are a few nearby recommended hotels:


  • add yourself here if you are interested in sharing a room with others!

AirBnB or Couchsurfing

🏡 Some alternatives to hotels are

Attractions and other activities

If you have favorite things in Portland to recommend, please add them!

Food and drink

  • 🍩 Blue Star Donuts has SIX Portland locations now (including apparently one at the airport).
  • 🍜 Prasad makes excellent vegan bowls (and is connected with a yoga studio)
  • 🍜 The Whole Bowl also makes excellent vegan bowls



  • 👾 Ground Kontrol has a good set of video games and pinball machines


Blog and post about IndieWeb Summit! See what others are posting: http://tagboard.com/indieweb

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See the Guest Book for what people have worked on and thought they might work at IndieWeb Summit.

After IndieWeb Summit, see what the attendees built and demoed!


🤓 Have you helped organize an IndieWebCamp or series of Homebrew Website Clubs and want to help out with our annual IndieWeb Summit? Add yourself below, and what you'd like to / are available help do to make the summit happen:


🤗 Participated in an IndieWebCamp and want to help out new folks? Or just passionate to help out any way you can? Add yourself here!


Main article: 2018/Photos

2018 IndieWebSummit participants on day 1


Main article: 2018/Planning

See Also

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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)