Homebrew Website Club - Pacific

December 6, 2023

One big HWC, for anyone who is available. People from all parts of the world are welcome.

Pacific refers to the timezone(GMT-8) where the event time is centered.

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.

Archived notes on the wiki

Who's Running This Thing?

We all run this thing. It is a group effort from the regulars.

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


  • benji benji.dog

    I brought it up again at HWC Pacific since its one of the main ways I use my site and the lack of consensus has always bothered me.

    I create watch posts with sparkles where the u-watch-of property is an h-cite with name, year, IMDB ID, and IMDB URL. I also add a rating and progress which can be "want", "started", or "finished" based on these discussions.

    In the watched feed they used to be h-reviews but was pointed to this discussion about switching over to h-entry with an u-review-of at HWC. Not 100% on board but it feels better than h-review.

    If we take RSVPs as an example where a in-reply-to and rsvp means its an RSVP post, it would seem like an h-entry with a p-rating is enough to classify a post as an review. This way we could review a u-watch-of, u-read-of, or anything else. I think there might be a conflict if a post where to have a u-watch-of and a separate property (location for example) where the question would be: Is this review of the movie, the venue, or seeing the movie at this venue.

    For now, this is how I'm using watch posts. I need to start adding some of this stuff to the wiki and other discussions since it feels like if someone were to want to add watch posts they could either use this as a starting point or tell me how it can be improved.

  • jacky.wtf jacky.wtf/2023/11/7bL5