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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

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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/2017-15-31-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

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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/2017-04-05-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

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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/2017-03-22-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

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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

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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

Ends:

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.

Homebrew Website Club: September 10, 2014

Discuss progress; meet up; make new friends.

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

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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: August 27 2014

Discuss progress; meet up; make new friends.

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

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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: August 13 2014

Discuss progress; meet up; make new friends.

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

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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: July 30, 2014

Discuss progress; meet up; make new friends.

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

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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: July 16, 2014

Discuss progress; meet up; make new friends.

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

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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: July 2, 2014

Discuss progress; meet up; make new friends.

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

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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. The Portland event is cancelled this week.

Here's the Facebook event, if you prefer.

Homebrew Website Club

Discuss progress; meet up; make new friends.

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

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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. There's also a companion event at Mozilla Portland.

Here's the Facebook event, if you prefer.

Homebrew Website Club

Discuss progress; meet up; make new friends.

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

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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. There's also a companion event at Mozilla Portland.

Here's the Facebook event, if you prefer.

IndieWebCamp NYC

The very first IndieWebCamp in New York City.

Location: The New York Times, 620 8th Ave, New York, NY 10018

Ends:

Rather than posting content on third-party silos of content, we should all own the content we're creating. Publish on your own domain, and syndicate out to silos.

Join us at The New York Times building in New York City for two days of a BarCamp-style gathering of web creators building and sharing open web technologies to empower users to own their own identities & content, and advance the state of the indie web.

Also see the original post on indiewebcamp.com.

Here's a Facebook event, if you prefer.

Homebrew Website Club

Discuss progress; meet up; make new friends.

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

Ends:

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. There's also a companion event at Esri PDX.

Here's the Facebook event, if you prefer.

Homebrew Website Club

Discuss progress; meet up; make new friends.

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

Ends:

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. There's also a companion event at Mozilla Portland.

Here's the Facebook event, if you prefer.

Homebrew Website Club

Discuss progress; meet up; make new friends.

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

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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. There's also a companion event at Mozilla Portland.

Here's the Facebook event, if you prefer.

Homebrew Website Club Meeting

Discuss progress; meet up; make new friends.

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

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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 likeminded interests. Bring your friends that want to start a personal web site. Exchange information, swap ideas, talk shop, help work on a project, whatever...

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

Originally posted on indiewebcamp.com. There's also a companion event at Esri R&D.

Homebrew Website Club Meeting

Independent web talk and catchup.

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

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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 likeminded interests. Bring your friends that want to start a personal web site. Exchange information, swap ideas, talk shop, help work on a project, whatever ...

Here's the original post on IndieWebCamp.com, or you can also respond on Facebook.

Homebrew Website Club

Location: Quip SF, 988 Market St. (at 6th), 7th Floor, San Francisco, CA

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 likeminded interests. Bring your friends that want to start a personal web site. Exchange information, swap ideas, talk shop, help work on a project, whatever ...

Also see: the main page on IndieWebCamp, including details of the Portland side of the event; the event on Facebook.

This event is hosted by Ryan Barrett.

Introduction to the IndieWeb

An introductory class

Location: RockIT Colabs

See: http://www.rockitcolabs.com/introduction-indieweb

I'll be leading a discussion about the and how you can get started with it.

cc IndieNews

Indieweb Dinner

Catch up, discuss the independent web. Join us!

Location: 21st Amendment, 563 2nd St, San Francisco

Own your presence on the web. Come join us, find out how, and make new friends in the process.

Comments on IndieNews

An #Indieweb catchup over food and drink

Discuss the state of the indieweb

Location: Papalote Mexican Grill, 3409 24th Street, San Francisco

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Invited: Tantek Çelik, Amber Case, Aaron Parecki and anyone who wants to come along!

Mixed Media Mixer

Bands, art, drinks

Location: Firehouse Art Events Hangar, 3192 Adeline Street, Berkeley, California

House DJ: Organic Rhythm

Musicians include my sister Hannah Werdmuller. Which is why I'm posting this!

Main event is hosted on Facebook (with an incorrect start time).

Personal Clouds Community Gathering 5

Demos and discussions of personal cloud data

Location: Geekdom San Francisco, 620 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

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Tickets on the original Eventbrite event.

The event is for people building personal clouds, developers building personal and community applications, and people intrigued by the possibilities to meet and talk.

Let's connect pioneers and attract settlers to the new land of Personal Clouds so we aren't stuck forever with the dominance of our current Internet overlords.