Monthly Guiding Compass Homebrew Website Club

May 4, 2022

The first HWC of the month, let's talk bigger picture IndieWeb, beyond our personal websites. The “guiding compass” is a twist on a standard HWC with an emphasis on community collaboration. This is a new, evolving format.

What's Homebrew Website Club?

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.

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

What Are "Chat" and "Etherpad"?

If you have questions, ask away in the the IndieWeb chat channel, usable from a browser, IRC, Slack, or Matrix.

At each HWC, we take collaborative notes using Etherpad. This week's link is

Who's Running This Thing?

What are some topics to expect?

  • Potentially talking about working on /itches
  • Get input on and share communal projects you're working on
  • Big picture web trends and the IndieWeb ecosystem
  • Current wins/gripes from people outside the community
  • Break through sticking points on IndieWeb projects
  • Discuss IndieWeb projects and ideas
  • Connect and get feedback across disciplines
  • Inspiration from outside the IndieWeb
  • Get a hand testing things you need
  • Work on collaborative Wiki gardening

Timing and Agenda

You're free to stick around as long as the Zoom room is active. The room is reserved for 2 Hours.

Here's a typical agenda:

  • 5-10 minutes: Introductions, especially from first-timers
  • 1-2 minutes: Take a picture (you don't have to be in it)
  • 10-20 minutes: Demos of personal website breakthroughs
  • 5-10 minutes: Pick on topics for freeform discussion
  • Rest of the time: Share and discuss ideas

RSVP (optional)

If your website supports it, post an indie RSVP. You can also log in with your website and click “I'm Going” below.

If none of that means anything to you, don't worry about it: just show up! The Zoom meeting link will appear shortly before the meeting time.

What Else Can I Attend?

Check for next week's meetup, including events centered around different time zones.