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Welcome to the planning page for future IndieWebCamps!

The IndieWebCamp community is planning numerous upcoming events, including future IndieWebCamps, regular Homebrew Website Club meetups, talks, and other proposals — if you'd like to help, please contribute to this page!.

See each individual IndieWebCamp's home page (typically /Year/City ) for planning specific to that camp.



The following IndieWebCamps are planned! Go sign up!


The following IndieWebCamps are currently being planned and need help figuring out a date - help co-organize!

Ordered roughly by expected date (in order to see what else there may be planned nearby or elsewhere)


Please offer your opinion/preference with a nested list item and +1/0/-1 signed!


Modest proposal:

One day IndieWebCamp MIT2 for combination of brainstorming and hacking sessions (like IndieWebCamp SF 2015).

When: 2016-11-16 (day before the W3C Social Web Working Group F2F8 meeting) Where: MIT (hosting pending, need a local host like Sandro Hawke or Amy Guy)


Can help organize:

San Francisco

IndieWebCamp SF! Who is interested?

Then add your +1/0/-1 and name to the possible dates:

Possible DECEMBER dates:

  • 2016-12-03…04
    • -1 Tantek Çelik conflicts with Northface Endurance Challenge CA, and likely need to fly to Moz meetings the next week
    • ...
  • 2016-12-10…11
    • -1 Tantek Çelik now booked for more meetings immediately after so either traveling or away.
    • ...


2016-?? IndieWebCamp Edinburgh


Let's start planning 2017 IndieWebCamps!

If you live in one of the cities / states / countries below and are interested, add your name!

If you know of a suitable venue for hosting, add that as a possibility.

If you have a particular month of the year to recommend, add that!


2017-05-20..21 2017/Nuremberg

  • organized by Joschi Kuphal and his team, looking for additional co-organizers

More new locations

  • Chicago
  • Sweden
  • Australia
  • Central/South America
  • Spain/France

Washington DC

2017-?? IndieWebCamp DC (would be the first!)

Possible dates

  • 2016-10-?? – Fall in DC tends to be pretty nice!
    • 0 Tantek Çelik agreed this is a good time of year for DC, yet now we're in October, difficult to plan so close-in - maybe consider simultaneous with LA/Berlin?

Or just look at 2017 dates!


2017-?? IndieWebCamp Florida. interested:

  • Hector Iribarne
    • southeast Florida[1]
  • David Shanske
    • Miami - {gwg} would be interested in attending as interest was expressed.
  • Tantek Çelik definitely interested in returning to Orlando
  • Tyler Gillies I go annually to Orlando [January], would be cool to have one there.
  • David G. Johnson I live in Southwest Florida (Sarasota) but Tampa, Orlando or Miami are within easy driving distance. Planning to be in Miami in late Feb for WordCamp.
  • Michael Bishop Tampa resident, willing to help plan a Central FL IWC if someone in Orlando area could help secure location.
  • Shane Becker I'm interested in a Florida IWC, especially one where I can swim in the ocean or gulf easily.
  • ...

Possible dates:

  • 2016-11-?? unless wanted to wait a year, maybe a late fall date would work, once weather gets nicer again.(Possibly in conjunction with Orlando WordCamp if there's a 2016 date?)
  • 2017-??-??
  • ... suggest more dates!

Summit 2017

  • 2017 - IndieWebSummit 2017 planning/brainstorming


Possible dates:

  • ...

Other events:

Berlin 2017


Brighton 2017


Dusseldorf 2017


LA 2017


MIT 2017


NYC 2017

Venue? Local host?

SF 2017


Potential Cities

The following are twinkles in co-organizer's eyes - help find a venue and/or narrow to a date range!

  • ...

Other possible cities - no specific plans or dates - just expressions of interest (which is fine too!). Feel free to add your city and sign it, indicating how you can help make it happen.

  • Providence
  • Malmö, Sweden – Pelle Wessman can help settings things up with local venues and help from local conference/meetup organizers – just need the people and a date! Possibly during the Malmöfestivalen / The Conference week of August 2017 if not before?
    • Would give me a good excuse to visit Sweden, I’d also volunteer to aid wherever — Martijn van der Ven
  • ...

Help Out

Want to help out with one of those? Say something in IRC and add yourself to the page.

David Shanske is willing to help out with an Indiewebcamp, providing support and planning to the extent possible. This would include some volunteering. Depends on what is needed and when and is willing to try to work with anyone who needs help in the Northeastern United States, and possibly farther afield if sufficient notice.


Want to organize a 2016 IndieWebCamp in your town and don't see it above?

Start with:

  1. Find at least one committed co-organizer. This is the most important step.
  2. Add a link above to [[2016/YourCity]]
  3. Click it and create the new page, and continue with the steps listed in:

Homebrew Website Club

Having trouble finding a co-organizer for your city or unsure how to organize an IndieWebCamp by yourself?

Start a Homebrew Website Club chapter in your city to gather interested individuals and gauge interest in a full weekend IndieWebCamp!


Creator camp not a hackathon

Q: Is IndieWebCamp a hackathon?

A: IndieWebCamps are creator camps focused on helping everyone develop, grow, and advance their personal indieweb presence.

The term "hackathon" has become to mean some sort of short term event where a group of people come up with a typically new project to develop just for the sake of the hackathon, often in a competitive environment, and often for prizes donated by one or more sponsors.

IndieWebCamp resembles that only in the aspect of group collaboration.

  • IndieWebCamp encourages you to work on and improve your existing personal site, not just a new site (unless you need a new site!)
  • IndieWebCamp encourages you to work on your personal site in a way that encourages longevity and your personal use beyond the camp itself.
  • IndieWebCamp focuses on collaboration instead of competition. There are all sorts of different experts at IndieWebCamp and we do our best to both ask questions of each other and help each other!
  • The prize(s) you win at IndieWebCamp are your own improved personal website, hopefully with new features you can then use day-to-day after the camp has completed!

As we do "hack" on stuff (our own websites), IndieWebCamps do have a "hack day" component of it, but certainly not "hackathon" in the commonly understood "corporate hackathon" sense.

Past Planning Notes

Los Angeles

Main article: archived planning notes

HWC 2016

2016 Homebrew Website Club start date! Should we start the 2016 HWC meetups on:

  • 2016-01-06 only one week after 2015-12-30,
    • but avoids having a meetup land the day before US Thanksgiving
    • 0 Tantek Çelik ok with this. no longer any preference.
    • 0 gRegor Morrill OK with this. Not attending an HWC currently so does not impact me.
  • 2016-01-13 two weeks after 2015-12-30,
    • but collides with Wednesday before US Thanksgiving thus unlikely to have much (any) participation at US venues.
    • 0 Tantek Çelik ok with this.

Based on lack of strong input on this, we are going with the default continuing every two weeks from 2015-12-30 and starting 2016 HWC with 2016-01-13. - Tantek 14:56, 23 December 2015 (PST) (updated, no objections, going with this plan. Tantek 07:51, 31 December 2015 (PST))


Beyond Tellerand Berlin 2016 is 2016-11-07..09. The organizer(s) are likely to want to hold an IndieWebCamp on the weekend before or after:

Potential Organizers: (add yourself if you can help make this happen!)

  • ... need a local-to-Berlin organizer to make a venue happen!
  • Marc Thiele
  • Sebastian Lasse, volunteered to look for a venue during IWC Brighton (see [2], [3]) ::
  • Joschi Kuphal can help organizing on-spot

Possible venues (aside from 3 regrets) :

  • 2016-11-05..06 (Weekend before bt)

Joschi Kuphal made contact with Contentful (see also Accessibility Club on Monday, Nov 7th), waiting for response;

(!) "Mozilla Spaces" response :

[deu] "Hi Sebastian, das hört sich grundsätzlich machbar an, es hängt wahrscheinlich größtenteils davon ab, ob wir Mozilla employees finden, die Zeit zum hosten haben. Ich muss mal schauen wie es bei mir zeitlich aussieht und werd eine Email an das Büro schreiben... Was hattest du dir denn an Catering vorgestellt? Nur Lunch für zwei Tage könnte machbar sein, ..."

[eng, translated] "Hi, sounds doable. Mostly depends if we find Mozilla employees to host. I will see if I can make him [note by editor: strongly convinced him again] and will write a mail to the office. What did you like for catering? Just lunch for two days could be doable. [note by editor: ordered enough coffee]"

  • 2016-11-12..13

(!) We could board the c-base for free. Saying "Thank You" to sknebel for dropping in on the station.

Possible dates:

  • Saturday / Sunday preferred


The following 2016 IndieWebCamps have been successfully completed!

The following 2015 IndieWebCamps have been successfully completed!

See Also

2016 NYCMITNürnbergDüsseldorf6th annual IndieWeb Summit (Portland)NYC2BrightonLABerlin
more being plannedMIT2SFDC
2015 Cambridge MAGermany5th annual in Portland & BrightonEdinburghMITSF
2014 SFNYCPortland/NYC/BerlinUKCambridge MAOnline
2013 PortlandUKHollywood
2012 PortlandUK
2011 Portland

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