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Thanks for the invitation, Marty. Wish I could.

If travel is an issue (it’s a big deal for me), remote participation is possible!

Links will be up at

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Greetings web adventurers!Join us for an evening of quiet writing, IndieWeb demos, and discussions! Create or update your personal website! Finish that blog post you’ve been writing, edit the wiki! Demos of recent IndieWeb breakthroughs, share what you’ve gotten working! Join a community with like-minded interests. Bring friends that want a personal site! Any questions? Join the #indieweb chat! Optional quiet...
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I’ll be in Portland next week for IndieWeb Summit. Marty McGuire has a nice overview and invitation for anyone to attend: IWS kicks off with a pre-party on Monday evening at the Pine Street Market where you can enjoy some great handmade food and drinks. More importantly, you can meet and befriend some of the most earnest and clever folks...

You're Invited to IndieWeb Summit!

The 2018 IndieWeb Summit is now less than a week away, and I'd like to personally invite you, (yes, you!) to join us there.

IWS kicks off with a pre-party on Monday evening at the Pine Street Market where you can enjoy some great handmade food and drinks. More importantly, you can meet and befriend some of the most earnest and clever folks I know when it comes to having fun being yourself on the web. You're likely to share stories about how awful silos like Facebook and Twitter have become, get inspired to build things you didn't even know you wanted to put on your website, and hatch schemes for what you'd love to learn, discuss, and build over the next two days.

Tuesday is a day of discussions and, while there will be some extremely great keynote talks and a chance to show off your favorite feature on your own site, most of the day is reserved for discussions chosen by the folks who attend. I've seen sessions range from the extremely technical (build a Micropub server in 40 minutes) to the extremely personal (what is the meaning of identity on the web?). If you've got burning questions, you can volunteer to lead a session on a topic even (especially?) if you're not an expert. If you're not sure sit in on whatever feels interesting to you! There is no pressure to be clever.

Wednesday is all about creating. Take something you learned from Tuesday, or just something you've been meaning to do, and build it! There will be some optional HowTo sessions for some of the technical IndieWeb building blocks, and lots of knowledgable folks who would love to answer questions and even collaborate on projects. At the end of the day, you can show off what you've got. Or not! It's your website, no pressure.

As the producer of a weekly informational podcast about the IndieWeb, I would love to chat with anyone who is willing! I'll be conducting one-minute interviews on what inspired folks to get involved in the IndieWeb and what they're working on for their personal website. If you want to be interviewed, but we don't find time during the Summit, I'll be around Portland on Thursday, and on Friday I'll be around the Open Source Bridge un-conference.

IndieWeb Summit was one of the most inspiring events for me when I attended my first one in 2017. In the year since I have been inspired to add tons of new things to my website and built out some new IndieWeb-related tools, which I've (sort of) kept track of. Additionally, Homebrew Website Club Baltimore celebrated our 1-year anniversary, and hosted Baltimore's first IndieWebCamp!

So, no matter where you are in terms of technical skills, what your website currently looks like or does, or whether it even exists yet, I encourage you to join us at IndieWeb Summit!

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Featured image credit: Simon Abrams on Unsplash Attention: This is a long post! If you’ve read any of my recent posts, talked to me in person about web development/attended Homebrew Website Club Baltimore, or follow me on Twitter you’ve seen me proclaim how much I enjoy using Gatsby. I discovered Gatsby in March when reading about Netlify and #JAMstack, and I recently have reflected on how...
📗 Want to read Whistling Vivaldi : and other clues to how stereotypes affect us by Claude Steele ISBN: isbn:9780393339727

Thanks to our guest Juan Ogando for a cogent and emergent discussion in this week’s We Have to Ask Podcast!

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Marty and Jonathan squad up this week with special guest, Juan. This week they discuss the Gears of War franchise. They get a chance to speak on its growing popularity, its next installment, and its online game play.
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This Week in the IndieWeb Audio Edition • June 9th - 15th, 2018

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Countdown to the IndieWeb Summit, improvements for WordPress beginners, and a new kind of book club. It’s the audio edition for This Week in the IndieWeb for June 9th - 15th, 2018.

You can find all of my audio editions and subscribe with your favorite podcast app here:

Music from Aaron Parecki’s 100DaysOfMusic project: Day 85 - Suit, Day 48 - Glitch, Day 49 - Floating, Day 9, and Day 11

Thanks to everyone in the IndieWeb chat for their feedback and suggestions. Please drop me a note if there are any changes you’d like to see for this audio edition!

📗 Want to read Death's End by Liu Cixin ISBN: isbn:9781784971656