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I co-founded Elgg and Known, worked on Medium, and now invest in innovative media startups to support a stronger democracy at Matter.

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Homebrew Website Club: June 14, 2017

Create or update your personal web site!

Location: Mozilla SF, 2 Harrison St, San Francisco, CA 94105

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Discussion around the independent web, and demos of personal websites and technology.

Join a community with like-minded interests. Bring friends that want a personal site, or are interested in a healthy, independent web!

Any questions? Ask in chat: http://indiewebcamp.com/irc/today#bottom

Optional quiet writing hour starts at 5:30.

More information: https://indieweb.org/events/2017-06-14-homebrew-website-club

 

Homebrew Website Club: May 31, 2017

Create or update your personal web site!

Location: Mozilla SF, 2 Harrison St, San Francisco, CA 94105

Time:

Ends:

Discussion around the independent web, and demos of personal websites and technology.

Join a community with like-minded interests. Bring friends that want a personal site, or are interested in a healthy, independent web!

Any questions? Ask in chat: http://indiewebcamp.com/irc/today#bottom

Optional quiet writing hour starts at 5:30.

More information: https://indieweb.org/events/2017-15-31-homebrew-website-club

Facebook copy of this event: https://www.facebook.com/events/693617677491856/

 

Homebrew Website Club: May 17, 2017

Create or update your personal web site!

Location: Mozilla SF, 2 Harrison St, San Francisco, CA 94105

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Finish that blog post you’ve been working on!

Demos of personal websites and technology
Discussion around the independent web

Join a community with like-minded interests. Bring friends that want a personal site!

Any questions? Ask in chat: http://indiewebcamp.com/irc/today#bottom

Optional quiet writing hour starts at 5:30.

More information: https://indieweb.org/events/2017-15-17-homebrew-website-club

 

Homebrew Website Club: April 5, 2017

Create or update your personal web site!

Location: Matter Ventures, 421 Bryant St, San Francisco, CA 94107

Time:

Ends:

Finish that blog post you’ve been working on!

Demos of personal websites and technology
Discussion around the independent web

Join a community with like-minded interests. Bring friends that want a personal site!

Any questions? Ask in chat: http://indiewebcamp.com/irc/today#bottom

Optional quiet writing hour starts at 5:30.

More information: https://indieweb.org/events/2017-04-05-homebrew-website-club

 

Homebrew Website Club: March 22, 2017

Create or update your personal web site!

Location: Matter Ventures, 421 Bryant St, San Francisco, CA 94107

Time:

Ends:

Finish that blog post you’ve been working on!

Demos of personal websites and technology
Discussion around the independent web

Join a community with like-minded interests. Bring friends that want a personal site!

Any questions? Ask in chat: http://indiewebcamp.com/irc/today#bottom

Optional quiet writing hour starts at 5:30.

More information: https://indieweb.org/events/2017-03-22-homebrew-website-club

 

Matter San Francisco Happy Hour

Meet Matter!

Location: Matter, 421 Bryant, San Francisco, CA 94107

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Applications for our next class are open! We'd like to open our doors and invite you into our space to see what it's like behind the scenes at Matter.

Join our team for happy hour drinks and mingling on Wednesday, March 15th! Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Matter's San Francisco Director of Investments, Ben Werdmuller will give an overview of the Matter experience and field your questions on the Matter program and application process.

If you're new to Matter, this is your opportunity to learn more about us.

If you've already applied to our program, this is a good chance to see our space, meet the team, and ask any general questions you have.

Afterwards, stick around for food, drinks, and networking with our team members, alumni and other guests.

Cheers!

More details: https://meetmattersfhappyhour.splashthat.com

 

Homebrew Website Club: March 8, 2017

Create or update your personal web site!

Location: Mozilla San Francisco, 2 Harrison St. (at Embarcadero), 1st floor open area, San Francisco, CA

Time:

Ends:

Finish that blog post you’ve been working on!

Demos of recent IndieWeb breakthroughs
Share what you’ve gotten working
Ask the experts questions

Join a community with like-minded interests. Bring friends that want a personal site!

Any questions? Ask in chat: http://indiewebcamp.com/irc/today#bottom

Optional quiet writing hour starts at 5:30.

More information: https://indieweb.org/events/2017-03-08-homebrew-website-club

 

Homebrew Website Club: March 11, 2015

Discuss progress; meet up; make new friends.

Location: The Creamery, 685 4th St, San Francisco

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Are you building your own website? Indie reader? Personal publishing web app? Or some other digital magic-cloud proxy? If so, come on by and join a gathering of people with like-minded interests. Bring your friends that want to start a personal web site. Exchange information, swap ideas, talk shop, help work on a project ...

See the Homebrew Website Club Newsletter Volume 1 Issue 1 for a description of the first meeting.

Originally posted on indiewebcamp.com.

Here's the Facebook event, if you prefer.

 

Homebrew Website Club: January 14, 2015

Discuss progress; meet up; make new friends.

Location: Mozilla SF, 1st floor, 2 Harrison st. (at Embarcadero), San Francisco, CA

Time:

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Are you building your own website? Indie reader? Personal publishing web app? Or some other digital magic-cloud proxy? If so, come on by and join a gathering of people with like-minded interests. Bring your friends that want to start a personal web site. Exchange information, swap ideas, talk shop, help work on a project ...

See the Homebrew Website Club Newsletter Volume 1 Issue 1 for a description of the first meeting.

Originally posted on indiewebcamp.com.

Here's the Facebook event, if you prefer.

 

The web is your API: feeds and actions using HTML5 and webmentions

A talk about some of the technologies that make Known work.

Location: Moscone Center, San Francisco

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Using modern web technologies, there's no need to build extra interfaces in formats like JSON in order to transmit data and build proprietary APIs. In this talk, you'll learn how to use easily-parseable microformats and indie web technologies like webmentions to build a fully social activity stream that lets you interact with each item from your own site. You'll leave with an understanding of microformats, h-feeds, webmentions and micropub, and all the ingredients you need to build your own social feeds in standards-based HTML.

See this event on the HTML5DevConf site.