IndieWeb Summit 2017 is 2017-06-24 through 2017-06-25 in Portland, Oregon; the seventh annual 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.
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 IndieWeb Summit and be a part of advancing & growing the indie web.
- When: from June 24, 2017 () at 9:30am through June 25 () at 6pm
- Cost: $10, or free with an Indie RSVP
- Please register and RSVP on the Official Event Page.
- Add yourself and what projects you’re working on to the Projects List.
- Please read through both our Code of Conduct and our host’s, Mozilla’s, Community Participation Guidelines.
- Session Proposals
- Schedule Grid - hyperlinked to actual session pages
- Etherpad index: https://etherpad.indieweb.org/2017
IndieWebCamp has a strong tradition of remote participation, typically using IRC, Google Hangouts and Etherpad during as well as after the event.
- Add yourself to: Remote Participants Guest List to indicate interest in remote participation!
This year, we'll be using Mozilla's system for remote participation. We will broadcast the main room on our YouTube channel, and if you would like to join the discussions you will be able to call in from a computer. You can download Vidyo Desktop ahead of the event to speed up joining the call once we're live.
Note that Portland is on PDT, UTC-7.
If you can't get to the event, consider remote participating or finding/running an IndieWebCamp remote party near you.
💻 Remote Participation:
- Joining the call interactively will require you download the Vidyo Desktop software and join the meeting room.
- Each physical room has its own Vidyo room. The links are available on the schedule
🎉 Indieweb Remote Parties:
Travel and Lodging
✈️ PDX Airport. If you are flying to Portland, Oregon, PDX is the airport you want.
🚈 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 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:
- The Nines - website yelp
- Ace Hotel - website yelp
- Mariott City Center - website yelp
- The Society Hotel - website yelp
- David Shanske has arranged a double at the University Place Hotel and is willing to share and split costs. Room comes with breakfast, wifi, and is 20 minutes away from the venue by streetcar, and less expensive than staying downtown.
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 (also has a PDX spot)
- 🏃🏻 November Project PDX (also on Instagram) meets Wednesday mornings for a good run + body weight exercises circuit workout (free), but they *may* have unofficial workouts on Friday morning or the weekend.
- 👾 Ground Kontrol has a good set of video games and pinball machines
🤓 Have you helped organize an IndieWebCamp or series of Homebrew Website Clubs and want to help out with our annual IndieWebSummit? Add yourself below, and what you'd like to / are available help do to make the summit happen:
- Aaron Parecki - onsite in Portland
- Ben Werdmüller - outreach and diversity
- Tantek Çelik - all kinds of wiki things (like this page and subpages), outreach, possibly cross-promotion with related events
🤗 Participated in an IndieWebCamp and want to help out new folks? Or just passionate to help out any way you can? Add yourself here!
- funwhilelost 13:28, 18 April 2017 (PDT)
- Martijn van der Ven - talk to Zegnat on IRC to have stuff get done.
- food - vegetarian default
- onsite childcare (was asked about the week before 2016, so we should look into options, costs, possible sponsorship thereof etc.) note: we did not put this together in time for 2017 so will have to try again for next year
Additional Event Links
Need to add IndieWeb Summit 2017 to:
- W3C Other Events: https://www.w3.org/participate/otherevents/
IndieWeb Summit Pre-Party
Post-summit notes to keep in mind for future events.
- This year we had 50 registrations, and ordered food for 40.
- 31 people attended on day 1, and 21 attended on day 2.
- Hot breakfast on day 1 was great, and many people ate the leftovers for lunch that day. We still had too much left over though.
- We consistently have people drop out the second day, so we can likely order less food for the second day than the first.
- We had way too many bagels for day 2 breakfast. We can probably order 1 bagel for every 2 people.
- The afternoon coffee refresh was a good idea, but it should have come around 2pm instead of 3pm. Also we didn't need as much as was ordered. The 4 coffees in the morning was a good amount, and probably needed only 2 more in the afternoon.
- An external sign out on the street would have made it easier to find.
- Several remote attendees filled out the ti.to registration, so we should make sure it's clear that the ti.to registration is just for in-person attendance.
- Some people registered on ti.to twice, a month apart. Not sure what the problem there was or how to fix it.