📍 Checked in at Glory Doughnuts, Frederick, MD.
📍 Checked in at Pretzel & Pizza Creations, Frederick, MD.

HWC Baltimore 2018-08-22 Wrap-Up

Baltimore's second Homebrew Website Club of August met at the Digital Harbor Foundation Tech Center on August 22nd!

Here are some notes from the "broadcast" portion of the meetup:

shawngrimes.me — Shawn has been working on teamruby.dog. Specifically, collecting content. It's a new WordPress site. Thought about Squarespace because of ease of maintenance but can't justify the pricing. Also trying to find a way to post some 360 panorama photos from a recent road trip through 19 states.

martymcgui.re — Finally started the grueling work of translating his site's data from Jekyll into Hugo. It involved writing lots of little scripts to do things like maintain redirects for old date-based URL slugs, RSS for podcast feeds, and other plumbing. Next up is to port his existing templates over, which should be a big process. Also started a tribute site to his cat Nitro at nitro.rocks. Hoping to make it an IndieWeb-project by getting folks to contribute fun cat memories by posting to their own site and syndicating to nitro.rocks.

Other discussion:

  • Ways to showcase 360 photos. Ricoh apps can (could?) post interactive panoramas to Facebook/Twitter. Marty posted some interactive panoramas on his site back in 2016 (example), but isn't super happy with the experience.
  • RSS (and Indie) readers
  • Webmentions and notifications
  • Badging (and politics)
Left-to-right: shawngrimes.me, teamruby.dog, martymcgui.re

Thanks to everybody who came out! We hope to see you all again at our next meeting on Wednesday September 5th at 6:30pm (quiet writing hour at 5:30pm)!

Photo for tonight’s HWC Baltimore

This Week in the IndieWeb Audio Edition • August 11th - 17th, 2018

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#Deactiday, losing your followers, and lots of events! It’s the audio edition for This Week in the IndieWeb for August 11th - 17th, 2018.

You can find all of my audio editions and subscribe with your favorite podcast app here: martymcgui.re/podcasts/indieweb/.

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!

Thanks to our guest Gillian Parent for bringing the heat in this week’s We Have to Ask Podcast!

https://wehavetoask.com/episodes/2018-08-21/

post from Can We Pencil You In? • Ep 126- Rebecca Noe
It's Baltimore Restaurant Week again. Marty and Jonathan look to discover what it takes to create a week long event. They have scheduled resident event coordinator, Rebecca Noe to learn more.
📕 Finished reading Death's End by Liu Cixin ISBN: isbn:9781784971656

Homebrew Website Club Baltimore

Digital Harbor Foundation Tech Center 1045 Light St., BaltimoreMD, 21230

Please note: We are back to meeting on Wednesday and meeting at 6:30pm. Be sure to double-check your calendars!

Join us for an evening of quiet writing, IndieWeb demos, and discussions!

  • Create or update your personal web site!
  • 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 writing hour starts at 5:30pm. Meetup begins at 6:30pm.

More information: https://indieweb.org/events/2018-08-22-homebrew-website-club

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/653300001722538/