I’m spending the day today at IndieWebCamp SF Decentralized Web Hackers Day hosted in Mozilla’s San Francisco office as a lead-up to this week’s Distributed Web Summit. My personal adventure today is getting up to speed on IndieWeb basics and enabling as many of them here on orangemoose.com as time (and trial & error) allows.
Decentralization is one of the core aspects of the IndieWeb, which aims at enabling a people-focused alternative to today’s very (if not alarmingly) centralized “corporate web”, but doing so by applying familiar, existing technologies in careful ways that keep the user in control of their data including identity, posts, code, created content, location, and more.
Happily today’s Hackers Day is set up to encourage hands-on experimentation and adoption, and the room is full of wonderfully knowledgeable people eager to help. Look for another post after the day is done, and we’ll see how well I do.