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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! 2017-05-13..14 Düsseldorf

2017-05-20..21 Nürnberg

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

2017-11-04..05 Berlin

  • organized by Joschi Kuphal and Stefan Judis, looking for additional co-organizers



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)


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!

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

General planning date notes:

  • December is tough due to holidays and lots of other events. Exception: a one day IWC e.g. 2015/SF.
  • November first half is the likely last chance to plan an IWC for the year.

San Francisco

IndieWebCamp SF! Who is interested in helping co-organize?

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

Possible dates:

  • 2017-??-??
    • ... who else can make it

Washington DC

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

  • Jason Garber can help co-organize this.
  • AEA is July 10-12 I know there was some discussion about trying to sync a couple of IWC and AEA in 2017
  • Eddie Hinkle has never been to an IWC, but is interested in helping out however he can.

Possible dates: (organizers please add some!)

  • 2017-??
  • ... Fall in DC tends to be pretty nice!


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:

  • 2017-??-??
  • ... suggest more dates! (Possibly in conjunction with Orlando WordCamp if there's a 2017 date?)


  • 2017 - IndieWebSummit 2017 planning/brainstorming

Can help co-organize:


Possible dates:

  • ...

Vague date related thoughts:

  • June?
  • 2.5 days again (half day leaders summit, 1 day intro/brainstorming, 1 day hackday)
  • ...

Other events with similar audiences:

Other events / possible conflicts:




IndieWebCamp Edinburgh






Venue? Local host?

Interested in co-organizing:

  • ...

Interested in co-organizing in particular an IndieWebCamp Brooklyn in 2017:





Main article: 2017/Bellingham



  • 2017-05-04..05



Other events:

  • LinuxFest Northwest 2017-05-06..07
  • OSCON (Austin, TX) 2017-05-10..11


  • ...



Possible dates:

  • Per conversation on 2017-02-15, shooting for around SeaGL 2017
  • ...

Other events:

  • ...


More new locations

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

Potential Cities

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

  • Seattle - would be great to host something like this in 2017, maybe co-sponsor with co-working space/venue
  • ...

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.

  • 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
  • Amsterdam (possible Schiphol Airport?) - let's first try and make a HWC happen
  • ...

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 2017 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 [[2017/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

(lets figure out a way to archive past year's planning discussions, because the considerations/possibilities therein may help with future planning)

Los Angeles 2016

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))

Berlin 2016

Main article: archived planning notes

MIT2 2016

Main article: archived planning notes


(how long should we keep track of these? just make sure to transfer them all to IndieWebCamps?)

The following 2016 IndieWebCamps have been successfully completed!

The following 2015 IndieWebCamps have been successfully completed!

See Also

2017 BellinghamNürnberg • And many more being planned!
2016 NYCMITNürnbergDüsseldorf6th annual IndieWeb Summit (Portland)NYC2BrightonLABerlinMIT2
2015 Cambridge MAGermany5th annual in Portland & BrightonEdinburghMITSF
2014 SFNYCPortland/NYC/BerlinUKCambridge MAOnline
2013 PortlandUKHollywood
2012 PortlandUK
2011 Portland
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