IndieWebCamp May 1-8, 2015

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proof of work

Created by on May 2

  • Sat, May 2 prompted by tantek and dfn added by tantek
  • Sat, May 2 include rest of content truncated from irc, separate see also
  • Sat, May 2 trim dfn a bit for IRC / Loqi
  • Sat, May 2 trim further
  • Sat, May 2 trim further, add explicit questions to use as proof of work challenges
  • Sat, May 2 what if they don't have or not interested in personal site, nor control, ownership, longevity.
  • Sat, May 2 added why section
  • Sun, May 3 /* Why */ cite for less noisy logs desires

proof of work is a way of responding to questions or requests with a challenge to the requester to do some work before questions are answered; in the context of the IndieWeb such work includes asking what is their personal site, what is the next thing they want to improve on it, all as ways to refocus abstract or plumbing questions on practical personal site selfdogfooding.


Why ask for proof of work?

  • Encourages people to start being productive with their own indieweb needs, e.g. focusing on Get Started
  • Discourages abstract questions/requests with no actual use-cases.
  • Refocuses abstract/plumbing/architecture astronomy discussions into practical personal site focused, UX-first discussions, per principles.
  • Keeps the IRC channel focussed and less-noisy for anyone following the discussion live or reading the logs.[1]

Questions to ask

Good proof of work challenges to ask people that show up in IRC with abstract/plumbing questions or statements/discussions:

  • What is your personal site?
  • What is the next thing you want to improve on your personal site?
  • Go ahead and add yourself to
  • Document that next thing you want to improve on your user page per wikifying
  • Document what you are working on in a "Working On" section on your user page
  • What is the use case you are trying to solve? add that to your "Itches" section on your user page.

If they're not interested in having a personal site, ask them if they post publicly on silos like Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr etc., and if so, ask them if they care about control, ownership, and longevity of their posts, as compared to the history of site-deaths.

If they're not interested in a personal site, nor ownership, nor longevity, then point to the IndieWeb principles as the focus of the channel, and if those things don't interest them then they may have better luck getting their questions answered in other channels.

Use any or all of these to refocus abstract / plumbing / architecture astronomy questions or discussions onto practical personal site focused, UX-first discussions, per principles.

By responding to abstract questions with challenges for the requester to actually do something with their personal site and / or document what they're talking about, you make them do some work that is productive for the IndieWeb community before spending time answering their questions, and hopefully you can help refocus them on more pragmatic rather than abstract topics and approaches.

See Also


Created by on May 6

  • Wed, May 6 getting started
  • Wed, May 6 /* Back-end development */ added some PHP references
  • Wed, May 6 /* meta */ improving wording

This page is to document learning resources that are useful to helping build your own website.



Web technology has gotten more complicated. HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Ajax, back-end coding, web frameworks, more complex specifications and developer tools means that learning the "web stack" takes more time and effort than ever before. This has made running your own website harder, and thus the position of silo services more attractive.


Please make sure that all resources are up-to-date: HTML tutorials should describe only stuff that works on the web now using current-era HTML, JavaScript tutorials should refer to JavaScript as it ought to be written on the web today, not bad old DHTML-era stuff.


Hosting, domains etc.



Back-end development



public social website

Created by on May 2

A public social website is a public website (at a URL you can curl), that has social content like posts which have obvious visible authorship (even if pseudonymous), and mentions other people or other social web content, via URL reference, not just name.

As defined:

See Also


Created by on May 1

  • Fri, May 1 prompted by tantek and dfn added by rhiaro

hubot is a customizable life embetterment robot.


Created by on May 8

  • Fri, May 8 copy and update intros from 2014

The opening IndieWebCamp 2015/Germany session.

IndieWebCamp leaders will lead you through:

  1. Announce: Welcome to IndieWebCamp Germany!
  2. Show Squarespace parody video
  3. Tell brief history:
  4. Show home page and principles
  5. Note explicit decision to focus on
    • personal site "scratch your own itch" doers, doing, selfdogfooding, demoing
  6. Show code-of-conduct
  7. Overview of IndieWebCamp Two Days:
    • Day 1: intro/demos, lunch, brainstorming sessions, dinner
    • Day 2: day two hack sessions, lunch, hack sessions, demos
  8. Demos of what works on your site today - note: must be a demo on your primary personal website (NOT: a secondary site, demo deployment, other corp/school/org site, random github library - this is a challenge to get your stuff working on your public personal site - if you won't put it on yours, why should anyone else on theirs?)
  9. Explanation of today (brainstorming sessions) vs tomorrow (hack sessions)
  10. Intro to how Barcamp sessions are scheduled (write THREE THINGS on a notecard: 1. session name, 2. your name, 3. session #hashtag - used for tagging and
  11. Session scheduling!
  12. Camp leaders call *start your sessions* at start time



See Also


Created by on May 8

IndieWebCamp Germany 2015 Demos


Other Years

Created by on May 4

  • Mon, May 4 prompted by gRegorLove and dfn added by gRegorLove is


Created by on May 6

  • Wed, May 6 Created page with "Tyler Gillies"

Tyler Gillies

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2015/Germany/Guest List

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  • Mon, May 4 /* Platform Examples */ add twitter example from android
  • Mon, May 4 Screenshots cannot be done currently. will have to add later
  • Tue, May 5 /* Silo Examples */ add Twitter with screenshot from Android


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  • Sun, May 3 clarify barnaby does not need to see the photo on his home page, needs to see it in his reader. also PuSH is an optional enhancement
  • Sun, May 3 solved how to receive a person-tag
  • Sun, May 3 /* mapping to indieweb */ note using a separate reader is ok


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  • Sun, May 3 /* Overview */ link to some RFCs
  • Sun, May 3 /* h-entry */ update some properties in some examples


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  • Tue, May 5 /* Facebook */ add screenshot
  • Tue, May 5 /* Facebook */ update screenshot

WordPress Plugins

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  • Sat, May 2 add Working On to ##projects on home page of personal site
  • Sun, May 3 perpetual-tripper /* Itches */ collections to group friends, events, wishes etc.


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  • Sat, May 2 perpetual-tripper added few relevant links
  • Sat, May 2 perpetual-tripper /* See also */ added link to rfc7284


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  • Fri, May 8 add day 1 schedule grid
  • Fri, May 8 /* Sunday 2015-05-10 */ add day 2 schedule grid


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representative h-card

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  • Fri, May 1 add wiki redesign to IndieWeb Examples

social web

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  • Sat, May 2 move public social website to its own page


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  • Sat, May 2 /* Causes Plumbing Misfocus */ linky linky, conclude with method of correcting for plumbing misfocus


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  • Sat, May 2 clarify UX before protocols includes formats, data models, schema etc. AKA UX before plumbing.


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  • Thu, May 7 /* Micropub */ add ref to Feverdream


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  • Thu, May 7 perpetual-tripper /* IndieWeb Examples */ added following (contact) list from


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  • Wed, May 6 /* Silo quitters 2015 */ Joss Whedon