ONLINE: Homebrew Website Club West Coast

March 25, 2020
Wed 6:00 - 8:00pm (America/Los_Angeles)

Now Online Only

Join the Zoom call:

Out of an abundance of caution regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus), we have decided to switch the March 25th meetup to an online-only meetup.

We will provide a Zoom video conference link 20 minutes before the meetup here and in the IndieWeb chat.

Homebrew Website Club is a meetup for anyone interested in personal websites and a distributed web. Whether you’re a blogger, coder, designer, or just someone who wants to improve their presence on the web, this meetup is for you.

6:00pm–7:00pm Quiet writing hour * Finish that blog post you’ve been working on!

7:00pm–8:00pm IndieWeb Meetup * Demos of personal website breakthroughs * Discussion around the independent web * Create or update your personal web site!

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

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Blog Posts


  • Tantek Çelik went to tonight’s ONLINE: Homebrew Website Club West Coast where we discussed how we could improve including helping people who just want to Get Started: using a service or CMS without worrying about code.
  • We talked about some improvements to during tonight’s IndieWeb meetup. I think we landed on the idea that it is primarily a tool for developers, since it involves instructing people to change HTML. We discussed possibly changing it from a numbered list (or levels) to more of a “Choose Your Own Adventure” format. “ is still very 2015 indieweb” — Tantek As a first small step, I wanted to propose that we change the messaging so it’s clear it’s intended for developers and add some prominent links (perhaps in a top bar?) to other indieweb resources if you’re not a developer, like the getting started page. Since can be some people’s first exposure to the indieweb, I think it is important that we don’t give the impression that indieweb = you have to be a developer. We should provide clear, inviting calls to action for non-developers. Since it is largely a set of validators, I wonder if that should be part of the messaging, too. Something like “ indieweb validators for developers”? What are your thoughts?
  • that's it. I give up Currently discussing how to position getting in the IndieWeb during the online Homebrew Website Meetup (we do this online now for the entire West Coast!)… (…)
  • I’m attending ONLINE: Homebrew Website Club West Coast.