Are you building your own website? Indie reader? Personal publishing web app? Or some other digital magic-cloud proxy? If so, come on by and join a gathering of people with likeminded interests. Bring your friends who want to start a personal web site. Exchange information, swap ideas, talk shop, help work on a project…
Everyone of every level is welcome to participate! Don’t have a domain yet? Come along and someone can help you get started and provide resources for creating the site you’ve always wanted.
Homebrew Website Club Meetup – Los Angeles Area
Location: Pasadena Central Library, 285 East Walnut Street (at Garfield), 4th floor Conference Room, Pasadena, CA
- Parking at the library is at a premium, so please park on the street or use one of these nearby lots: Parking details
- 5:30 – 6:30 pm (Optional) Quiet writing hour at your favorite location within the library for those interested. Use this time to work on your project or do some writing before the meeting.
- 6:30 – 8:00 pm Meetup in 4th floor Conference Room
Join a community of like-minded people building and improving their personal websites. Invite friends that want a personal site.
- Work with others to help motivate yourself to create the site you’ve always wanted to have.
- Ask questions about things you may be stuck on–don’t let stumbling blocks get in the way of having the site you’d like to have.
- Finish that website feature or blog post you’ve been working on
- Burn down that old website and build something from scratch
- Share what you’ve gotten working
- Demos of recent breakthroughs
Skill levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Any questions? Need help? Need more information? Ask in chat: http://indiewebcamp.com/irc/today#bottom
Our space within the library is somewhat limited, so please RSVP prior to attending so we can ensure that we can accomodate as many people as possible.
Add your optional RSVP in the comments below; by adding your indie RSVP via webmention to this post; or by RSVPing yes to one of the syndicated posts below:
Indieweb.org event: https://indieweb.org/events/2018-02-21-homebrew-website-club#Los_Angeles_Area
37 thoughts on “Homebrew Website Club Meetup on February 21, 2018”
Chris Aldrich mentioned this article on boffosocko.com.
Chris Aldrich is attending.
Asher Silberman is attending.
Chris Aldrich mentioned this article on stream.boffosocko.com.
Amber Pollard is not attending.
Micah Cambre is attending.
Scott Gruber is attending.
Maybe Grant Keller will be attending.
I ran an export from Pinboard and getting ready to import a json data file into Perch Runway
Code will probably be similar to this gist
And here is a link to documentation on how-to import content into collections on the Perch Runway blog.
Second goal is to try to implement webmentions through on Perch’s Blog App.
Here is a link to learn more about the Pasadena Homebrew Club organizer Chris Aldrich on boffosocko.com.
I’ve got Slack open to indiewebcamp.slack.com. Ready to roll.
I’m working from Silverlake to set up a new Perch Runway collection for a new content type: Links!
After a relatively quiet quiet writing hour where I worked on acquisition posts a bit, people began arriving just before the 6:30 pm official start time.
I kicked off the meeting with a quick overview of IndieWeb’s concepts and principles for newcomers. As a mini-case study I talked a bit about some of my work and conversations earlier today about thinking about adding acquisition posts to my website and the way in which I’m approaching the problem.
Asher Silberman was glad to be back at a meeting. He has recently been working on more content over functionality.
Micah Cambre showed off a gorgeous development version of the new theme he’s building for his site which is a super clean and pared down theme based on the Sage platform using WordPress. He’s hoping to finish it shortly so he can relaunch his personal site at http://asuh.com. He spent some time talking about the process of using David Shanske’s IndieWebified version of the Twenty Sixteen theme as a template for adding microformats and functionality to the Sage set up.
Richard Hopp, a gen2/gen3 user who is completely new to the community and interested in learning, has a personal domain at http://www.ricahardhopp.com/ on which he’s installed WordPress. He’s currently considering whether he’d like to begin blogging soon and what other functionality he’d like to have on his site. He’s relatively new to Facebook, having only joined about six months ago. On the professional side, he does some governmental related work and has some large collections of documents that he’s also doing some research for in consideration of how to best put them on the web for ease of search and use.
I wrapped up the demo portion with a quick showing of how I leveraged the power of the Post Kinds Plugin to facetiously add chicken posts to my site as a prelude to doing a tad more work to begin adding explicit follow posts.
We took a short break to take a photo of the group.
In the end of the evening we talked over a handful of broad ideas including user interface, webactions, and Twitter interactions.
We wrapped things up with a demo of how I use the URL Forwarder app on Android to post to my website via mobile. We then used some of this documentation to try to help Asher fix his previously broken browser bookmarklets to hopefully work better with the Post Kinds Plugin. I spent a few minutes to create a similar bookmarklet to add the ability to more easily add follow posts to my website since I hadn’t done it after adding them last week.
I just about got webmentions working on my site. Some success sending a mention from my page to a friend’s page. To do: display my icon and test receiving a webmention #IndieWeb bit.ly/2CbmKZB to @ChrisAldrich’s page bit.ly/2ENjVPO
@scott_gruber, sorry I didn’t see this until this morning. Last night I had some issues connecting to the wifi for the first chunk of the meeting, so I didn’t get the chance to document things into the chat as we went along.
It sounds to me like you got a lot of great things arranged and working on your site though! Congratulations on the Webmentions progress. That’s awesome!!