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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.

Want to learn what it takes to plan and organize an IndieWebCamp? See:

Planned

The following IndieWebCamps are planned! Go sign up!

Save Dates

The following IndieWebCamps have a confirmed date and venue, start planning travel!

The following IndieWebCamps have a particular proposed date, save the dates in your calendar and start looking into travel plans:

  • ...

Planning

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

Clustered first by co-organizers that are regularly active in the community (e.g. in IRC), and then ordered roughly by known date if any, then expected/likely dates (in order to see what else there may be planned nearby or elsewhere)

2019

Let's plan more 2019 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.

Nearby 2019 Events

To keep in mind while planning


Summit

Dusseldorf

Stub: 2019/Düsseldorf

Venue: sipgate (same as before)

Adjacent:

Organizers:

Volunteers:

Interested in participating!

Dates?

Previously: 2018/Düsseldorf, 2017/Düsseldorf, 2016/Düsseldorf, 2015/Düsseldorf

Berlin

Venue:

  • Mozilla Berlin confirmed!
  • would consider other venues, especially for size

Dates:

  • Possibly: late April or early May
  • 4-5 May – Saturday / Sunday before IWC Düsseldorf 2019 SAVE THE DATE

Co-organizers:

Interested in participating!

Nearby events:

  • 1 May - Bank holiday, apparently no transit/taxis in/out of Kreuzberg
  • 11-12 May - IWC Düsseldorf
  • 13-15 May - Beyond Tellerand Düsseldorf
  • ...

Previously: 2018/Berlin, 2017/Berlin, 2016/Berlin, 2014#Berlin


Los Angeles

IndieWebCamp LA!

Venue

  • Chris Aldrich is looking into UCLA
  • Yahoo! has previously expressed interest in hosting on their campus in West LA/Culver City
  • DreamHost may be interested in hosting. Ask Jonathan LaCour.

Who is interested in helping co-organize?

Interested in participating:

Possible dates:

Nearby events:

  •  ???

Previously: 2016/LA


San Francisco

Venue: Maybe Mozilla SF, would consider other venues, especially for size

IndieWebCamp SF!

Can help co-organize:

Interested in participating!

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

Possible months:

  • ...

Possible dates:

  • ...
  • other dates?

Nearby events:

  • ...

Previously: 2018/SF, 2015/SF



NYC

Dates: ??-??

(Co-)organizers:

Interested in participating!

Proposed Month: August? September?

Nearby events:

  • ...

Denver

Venue: @thinkstudio at UC Denver

Organizers

Interested in co-organizing

Interested in Attending

Possible Dates

Utrecht

Utrecht, The Netherlands, 18/19 May 2019 (organisers Frank Meeuwsen and Ton Zijlstra)

Dates confirmed, venue confirmed. See 2019/Utrecht

Interested in Attending:

Amsterdam

Dates:

  • 2019-09-28…29 Saturday & Sunday

Venue:

  • possibly something arranged by Mozilla

Interested in Organizing:

  • Peter Molnar (though it probably needs an actual local to organise as well)
  • Ton Zijlstra (but we'll do IWC Utrecht in May first, see how that goes, then AMS as potential next installment)
  • Frank Meeuwsen (Same feeling about IWC Utrecht. Let's see how that goes)

Interested in Attending:

MIT

Venue: likely can get W3C to host at MIT

Can help co-organize:

Interested in participating!

Possible/preferred months: September?

Possible dates?

Previously: 2016/MIT


Brighton

Venue: 68 Middle st. is doable (same as most recent IWC/HWC Brighton events)

  • backup: pivot to London if Kevin Marks can get a venue

Can help co-organize:

Possible/preferred months: October?

Possible dates:

Nearby events: (or adjacent in time for planning purposes)

Interested in participating!


Previously: 2016/Brighton


Berlin2

Venue: likely Mozilla Berlin

Organizers:

Adjacent: 2019-11-04…06 Beyond Tellerand Berlin

Possible dates:

  • 2019-11-02…03 Saturday & Sunday before btBerlin
    • +1 Rosemary Orchard (1st is a holiday in most of Europe)
    • +1 Tantek Çelik right before Beyond Tellerand, makes the most sense
    • ... add your opinion
  • 2019-11-09…10 Saturday & Sunday after btBerlin

New Locations

Sorted roughly by number and availability of co-organizers, then dates.


Seattle

IWC:Sea

Venue: ???

Co-organized by:

Can help co-organize:

Interested in participating!

Possible dates:

  • November something. Per conversation on 2017-02-15, shooting for around SeaGL 2017
    • SeaGL dates are now set: 2017-10-06..2017-10-07
  • ...

Other events:

  • ...



Washington DC

IndieWebCamp DC (would be the first!)

Dates: TBD

Venue: TBD

Can help co-organize:


Previous people that offered to co-organize:


Interested in participating!


Related nearby conferences:

  • ...

Possible venues?

  • School of Advanced International Studies (suggested in the past by Chris Aldrich, will need to determine if this is still an option.


Possible dates:

  • Sept 7-8
  • Sept 14-15
  • Sept 21-22
  • Sept 28-29
  • Oct 5-6
  • Oct 12-13
  • Oct 19-20
  • Oct 26-27



Florida

IndieWebCamp Florida!

Venue: ???

Can help co-organize:

  • Michael Bishop Tampa resident, willing to help plan a Central FL IWC if someone in Orlando area could help secure location.
  • Daniel Moch Orlando resident, can start scouting locations as soon as there's consensus on a date.
  • Add yourself here… (see this for more details)

Interested in participating!

  • 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.
  • Shane Becker I'm interested in a Florida IWC, especially one where I can swim in the ocean or gulf easily.
  • ...

Possible dates:

  • Orlando WordCamp 2017 was 2017-11-11..12 https://2017.orlando.wordcamp.org/
  • ... suggest more dates! (Possibly in conjunction with Orlando WordCamp if there's a 2017 date?)



Providence
Main article: Providence

Venue: ??? I have connections at URI

Can help co-organize:

Interested in participating!

IndieWeb meetup Interested


Malmö

Venue: ???

Can help co-organize:

Interested in participating:

Maybe align with a different event? Malmöfestivalen / The Conference?

Needs interested participants and possible dates! Would also be helpful with some additional core contributors attending, to ensure enough content at event.

Would be great to set a date 4-6 months in advance, to ensure time to plan a proper event.



Barcelona

Venue: Makers of Barcelona

Organized by: Mark Hendrickson

Interested in participating:

Possible dates: ?


Toronto

Venue: ???

Organized by: ???

Interested in participating:

Vienna

Venue: Possibly TU Wien

Organized by: Rosemary Orchard

Interested in participating:

Possible dates: August 16/17 2019 (Fr-Sa)


More Locations

More new possibilities:

Past locations:

Edinburgh

IndieWebCamp Edinburgh

Venue: ???

Can help co-organize:

Interested in participating!

Previously: 2015/Edinburgh

2020

Summit

Planning dates and venue possibilities for IndieWebSummit 2020 in Portland!

10th IndieWebSummit!

Venue possibilities

  • Mozilla PDX
  • The Cleaners at the ACE (cost? only has maybe 1-2 upstairs small rooms for breakouts)
  • ...

Dates (2020 June), consider (Th)FSa and (F)SaSu variants, (parens) for Organizers / pre-party / social

  • ...

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 2019, 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.

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.

Organize

Want to organize a 2019 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 [[2019/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!

FAQ

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

Past planning notes can be found on each event's planning page, e.g.

To archive planning notes from this page:

  1. Add the event to IndieWebCamps if it isn't there already
  2. Add the event sub-page "Planning" if it doesn't exist yet, e.g. 2017/Planning
  3. Add a section == Initial Planning == to the event's Planning page
  4. Add a note in the new section "This is an archive of the initial planning for [event name], originally found here."
  5. Link the text "originally found here" to the latest, specific revision of this page where the notes last appeared.
  6. Copy/paste the latest planning notes from this page
  7. Remove the now-archived planning notes from this page.

Vlissingen

Vlissingen, The Netherlands, January 2019 (organiser Sebastian Lasse)

Interested in Attending

See Also

IndieWebCamps
2019 AustinOnlineNew HavenBerlinDüsseldorfUtrecht9th annual IndieWeb Summit (Portland) • More being planned!
2018 BaltimoreDüsseldorf8th annual IndieWeb Summit (Portland)SFOxfordNYCNürnbergBerlin
2017 BellinghamDüsseldorfNürnberg7th IndieWeb Summit (Portland)DortmundIstanbulNYCBerlinAustin
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