Attending IndieWeb Summit

The ninth annual gathering for independent web creators of all kinds, graphic artists, designers, UX engineers, coders, hackers, to share ideas, create and improve their personal websites, and build upon each others creations.

IndieWeb Summit 2019 is happening the weekend of June 29-30 in Portland Oregon and I’m planning on being there. I’m not exactly ready, though, as I still haven’t figured out how to properly converge my exceptionally sporadic social posting habits and my WordPress-based (and decidedly old school) web site, but then that seems like a particularly good reason for attending IndieWeb Summit in the first place.  Wish me luck…

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.