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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!


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:


  • Marc Thiele
  • ...

Possible dates:

  • Saturday / Sunday preferred
  • 2016-11-05..06 (Weekend before bt)
  • 2016-11-12..13
    • +1 Tantek Çelik This is a possibility. Will have to see what travel commitments are like that time of year.
    • +1 Joschi Kuphal
    • ...


2016-?? 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?)
  • ... suggest more dates!


2016-?? IndieWebCamp Edinburgh

San Francisco

IndieWebCamp SF! Who is interested?

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

Possible JULY date(s):

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.
    • ...

Washington, DC

2016-?? IndieWebCamp DC

Possible dates

  • 2016-07-?? – Indie-pendence Day?
  • 2016-10-?? – Fall in DC tends to be pretty nice!



2017-05-20..21 2017/Nuremberg

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

Possible new locations

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


  • 2017 - IndieWebSummit 2017 planning/brainstorming

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

Brighton UK

Main article: IndieWebCamp Brighton

2016-09-24..25 is looking very likely! Please add your name and +1/0/-1 preferences to the "Possible dates" to help us finalize dates!


Possible dates:

New York City

2016-01 IndieWebCamp NYC.

  • Mozilla NYC is a very doable weekend venue (8-15 people, several breakout rooms)
  • Interested:
  • co-organizers: ...
    • Tantek Çelik can help co-organize and be the Mozilla connection to help with hosting
    • David Shanske willing to try to work with anyone who needs help in the Northeastern United States, and possibly farther afield if sufficient notice.
    • ...
  • ...

Some date constraints:

  • weekends are preferable
  • I ( Tantek Çelik) can get in-office help thru end of February 2016 for Moz NYC venue, not necessarily after.
  • FSa work better for David Shanske so we're considering those dates first. But he has nothing scheduled for January/February weekends and would accept any.

Possible dates: (all are Friday…Saturday) Please add your ** +1/0/-1 signature preferences!


2016-03 2016/MIT

  • note: 03-16…17 is the W3C Social Web WG f2f [2]
  • 03-13…14 SuMo IWC before W3C Social Web WG f2f
    • -1 Ben Roberts Commuter Rail won't get me in until the afternoon on sundays
  • 03-14…15 MoTu IWC right before W3C Social Web WG f2f is 03-16…17 (VENUE CONFIRMED!)
    • +1 Ben Roberts This worked out well last year
    • +1 Tantek Çelik 03-14 is Gregorian pi day, and we can get lots of stuff working to demo at Social Web WG
    • +1 Bridget H This works for me. Should I bring pie for pi day?
    • +1 Aaron Parecki
    • +1 Cassie ( and I'll be in town again for Libreplanet, so this would be perfect!
  • 03-18…19 FrSa IWC right after W3C Social Web WG f2f
  • note: 03-19…20 Libreplanet


2016-04-16..17 2016/Nuremberg

  • co-organized by Joschi Kuphal and his team, looking for additional co-organizers
  • +1 Aaron Parecki can help with event but not local logistics


2016-06-?? Annual IndieWeb Summit (in Portland ESRI R&D and likely Brighton? other cities)

Possible dates:

  • 2016-06-04..05 IS A GO
    • +1 Tantek Çelik currently I can make this, though June is filling up quick, would prefer locking down *a* date sooner rather than later.
    • +1 Aaron Parecki
    • +1 gRegor Morrill works for me currently.
    • ...


  • update why definition, header to focus on the positive rather than be a reaction to silos.

Los Angeles

2016-11-04…06 IndieWebCamp Los Angeles is planned and dates are firm!

Check out specific planning details:

Interested in attending:

New York City 2

Main article: 2016/NYC2

Dates and venue for the second IWC NYC this year are set!

August 27-28 at the Dalberg offices in New York City

Organizers? If you can / want to help co-organize, add yourself!

  • David Shanske is willing to be a co-organizer and as of now has not booked anything for July/August.
  • Emma Hodge is also willing to be co-organizer.
  • Tantek Çelik also helping co-organizing
  • Looking for volunteers and help with creating/cloning the IWC NYC2 wiki pages!

Previous date discussion:

In particular, July/Aug/Sep may be good as it will be warmer, and 6 months since the previous IWC NYC.

Possible dates:

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))


The following 2016 IndieWebCamps have been successfully completed!

The following 2015 IndieWebCamps have been successfully completed!

See Also

2016 NYCMITNürnbergDüsseldorf6th annual IndieWeb Summit (Portland)NYC2BrightonLA
more being plannedBerlinDCSF
2015 Cambridge MAGermany5th annual in Portland & BrightonEdinburghMITSF
2014 SFNYCPortland/NYC/BerlinUKCambridge MAOnline
2013 PortlandUKHollywood
2012 PortlandUK
2011 Portland

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