📍 Checked in at MAC Harbor East, Baltimore, MD.
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Homebrew Website Club Baltimore July 12, 2017

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

Join us for an evening of quiet writing, wiki editing, 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 6:30pm. Meetup begins at 7:30pm.

More information: https://indieweb.org/events/2017-07-12-homebrew-website-club

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1716119405079431/

HWC Baltimore 2017-06-28 Wrap-Up

Baltimore's June 2017 meetup for Homebrew Website Club met at the Digital Harbor Foundation Tech Center on June 28th.

Below are notes from the "broadcast" portion of the meetup.

jonathanprozzi.net - Been very busy with work. Wrote a couple of posts since the last meeting. Tonight started a reflective post about his decision to use Hugo for his site vs Wordpress, which he already uses a lot for work. Feels like he has learned a little bit of Go (which Hugo is written in), but mostly has just learned Hugo and felt that's held him back. Interested in the Wordpress API and maybe move his site over because he wants to post more and still learn.

eddiehinkle.com - Been working on his site rewrite in Angular Universal. Today worked on micropub media endpoint. Is saving files successfully, now needs to add file extensions and return the Location URL. Also been working on Indigenous, his iOS micropub client. Been switching back and forth between the two as he makes progress or gets stuck on one or the other. Other stuff since last time: adding OwnYourSwarm, OwnYourGram. Having a micropub client on his phone has enabled him to send lots and lots of likes - enough that he decided to move likes out of his main social stream page and treat them as a reply.

djfalcon23 (domains currently expired) - been learning web development on and off for the last year. Now building a portfolio site using Bootstrap and trying out React, but it is a lot. Also trying to (re-)learn Android development.

martymcgui.re - Went to IndieWeb Summit and it was amazing! Added checkins to his site w/ OwnYourSwarm while there because of jealousy of seeing other folks checking in with Swarm. Really attracted to the gamification, but wants to make a checkin client so he doesn't have to give them his data. Also been cleaning up microformats on his site so that reply contexts on other site and in readers like Woodwind look better.

Chatted a bit about:

  • "Double-dipping" - choosing side projects that involve technology you already need to use (or learn) for work
  • Angular Universal, basically a server-side render of Angular which includes a static rendering of markup as well as all the scripts and data to "hydrate" the page
  • Saving posts on Facebook and trying to PESOS to a bookmark post, but the Facebook API seems to have those locked down.
  • Learning React is pretty overwhelming, lots of tooling and stuff up front that doesn't feel connected to a project.
  • Guided learning w/ online systems with guided courses like Pluralsight have been really helpful for Jonathan.
  • Gamification of Foursquare - coins for photos and random things, comparison with friends, weekly generated summaries with titles like "Weekend Getaways"
  • Talked about how some aspects of the "design language" of web sites have converged and solidified several years ago. djfalcon23 likes looking at the designs on the welovewebdesign Instagram page. Wants to see more like that in the world.
  • Talked about IndieWeb Summit and the videos available, particularly the Wordpress sessions.
  • Spent a lot of time on the Personal Web Sites examples.
    • Awesome suggestion by djfalcon23 to bring an inspirational website to the next meetings.
Left-to-right: jonathanprozzi.net, martymcgui.re, djfalcon23, eddiehinkle.com

We hope that you'll join us for the next HWC Baltimore, which will meet on July 12th and then again July 26th at the Digital Harbor Foundation Tech Center!

Photo for tonight’s Homebrew Website Club Baltimore

📍 Checked in at Digital Harbor Foundation Tech Center, Baltimore, MD.
Time for Homebrew Website Club!

This is quite an interesting re-framing of accountability issues in tech companies.

https://twitter.com/_danilo/status/880113154906312704

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I've written to you before on how startup founders and execs act as mine foremen for their venture capital sponsors https://twitter.com/_danilo/status/687384992893288449
📍 Checked in at 8 Ball Meatball, Baltimore, MD.
Settling back in to the Bmore life.

It’s been four weeks, but Homebrew Website Club Baltimore returns 6/28! Come work on your website and talk about all the cool new stuff to come out of the IndieWeb Summit this past weekend!

https://martymcgui.re/2017/06/06/135528/

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Homebrew Website Club Baltimore June 28, 2017

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

A 360 performance review with our boss Joel Murphy of the Peak Sloth Podcast Network. We would like to thank you for giving us a home for this thing we do.

https://wehavetoask.com/episodes/2017-06-27-101723/

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Who's The Boss? • Ep 23 - The Big Sloth Man Joel Murphy