Join us at Harvard's Berkman Center of Internet and Society for two days of a BarCamp-style gathering of web creators building and sharing open web technologies to empower users to own their own identities & content, and advance the state of the indie web! This will be the very first IndieWebCamp in Cambridge and one of many IndieWeb events.
Like IndieWebCamp SF, this event will be free and limited to 20 people.
I woke up at 5:30am in San Francisco this morning. It was dark and extremely rainy, and my flight back to Portland, Oregon was due to depart SFO Airport at 9:10am. But I wasn't going to the airport. I was going running. Really going running. And as I put on my running shoes and a thin sweatshirt, I pushed all thoughts of the insanity of what I was doing out of my mind. This morning I would run with Tantek Çelik (the person who encouraged me to join him on this early morning adventure).
I just got back from hosting an amazing IndieWebCamp in San Francisco. The conference lasted two full days, from Friday, March 6, 2014 through Saturday, March 7, 2014. The first day was for discussion, and the second day was for implementation. Everyone who attended accomplished something and everyone had something to present during the demos at the end.
I have many fond memories of SXSW. Since first attending in 2008, I got a lot out of SXSW over the years, from attending, speaking, covering it as press with Discovery Channel one year, and eventually keynoting the event in 2012.
As my friend Jason Harris put it, "My geek friends aren't coming...it's just the brand peeps now," adding "that SXSW has changed so much". Used to be geeks hanging out. Now it's brands and their agencies hanging out.