Note: much of this was taken from the “thank-you” email that Greg, Tantek, Tiara, and I put together to send attendees after camp
Thanks to all organizers and attendees for making this year’s IndiewebCamp NYC a success! From the enlightening keynotes and in-depth discussions on Saturday, to the successful launch of several new personal websites and other projects on Sunday, we are extremely pleased with how it went.
Here’s a quick recap of the weekend.
Six of us met up at Adrienne’s pizzabar on Stone Street for pizza, pasta, and discussion of the weekend to come! Thanks to Mozilla for sponsoring this pre-event social!
Amanda Rush walked us through some concrete steps that we can take to make our websites more accessible. Look for a link to her talk transcript on indieweb.org/2019/NYC as soon as we can make it available.
We then made a schedule of attendee-facilitated discussions, covering topics like Automation, Getting Started, Why We Publish, and many more!
You can find the full list of discussions, including session notes and video streams, at https://indieweb.org/2019/NYC/Schedule
Sunday was a day of making, with 10 of us convening at One Pace Plaza to create and hack on our personal sites and projects. We kicked off by having each participant stick notes for their planned projects on the wall for accountability, then dove in!
Three participants were able to demonstrate brand new personal sites, and many more folks had made incremental improvements or fixes! You can find the full details on what was demoed at https://indieweb.org/2019/NYC/Demos
I’ll post some of my own, shortly, but we also want to see yours!
Did you take photos? Write a blog post about the experience? Want to share? We encourage everyone to help us get the word out about IndieWebCamp NYC. Please hashtag your posts with #IndieWebCamp!
We’ll be collecting blog posts, short notes, photos, and more on the event page at: https://indieweb.org/2019/NYC#Blog_posts
As a bonus, if you publish by Friday Oct 11 at 2pm Eastern time you can even make the weekly IndieWeb newsletter! There are 4 ways to make it into the newsletter:
- Syndicate your blog post to IndieNews
- Post your link in IRC, Slack, or chat
- Share a link on Twitter with the hashtag #IndieWebCamp. Our friendly bot Loqi will pick up the link, drop it into our chat channels, and a community member can add your post to the newsletter.
- Ask a community member in chat and we will help you out!
Upcoming IndieWeb Events
Live near NYC and hungry for more IndieWeb? We encourage you to attend our semi-regular IndieWeb Meetups in NYC!
Our next meetup is scheduled for October 19. Exact time and location time are still TBD. To learn more check out the brand new (and under construction) indieweb.nyc.
And of course, New York City isn’t the only place for the IndieWeb! You can find a list of upcoming IndieWebCamps and local meetups worldwide at https://indieweb.org/Events
We have a few more IndieWebCamps in particular this year, so if you’re nearby one of these cities, check it out:
- October 19-20th: IndieWebCamp Brighton — complimentary sign-ups open!
- November 23-24th: IndieWebCamp Berlin— save the date!
- December 7-8th: IndieWebCamp San Francisco— save the date!
IndieWebCamp NYC would not have been a success without attendees like you! Of course, we’d also like to thank our sponsors (Pace, ReView, Mozilla, and all our Open Collective donors) for making this event possible!
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