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A Domain of One’s Own Meetup | July 23, 2020

I’ll be hosting a Domain of One’s Own meetup on Thursday, July 23, 2020 at at 10:30 AM Pacific / 1:30 PM Eastern / 7:30 PM CEST. Everyone who is interested in the topic is welcome to attend. We expect there will be students, teachers, designers, web developers, technologists, and people of all ages and ranges of ability from those just starting out with a domain to those running DoOO programs at colleges or even people running their own hosting companies.

We’ll use Zoom for this online meetup (here’s the link to the room which should be active about 15 minutes before we start). We’re planning on using an Etherpad for real-time chat and note taking for the event.

Attendees will be expected to have read and agree to the IndieWeb Code of Conduct which will apply to the meetup.

We will 

  • Have discussions about A Domain of One’s Own and the independent web;
  • Get to know other colleagues in the space;
  • Ask colleagues for help/advice on problems or issues you’re having with your domain;
  • Find potential collaborators for domains-related projects you’re working on;
  • Explore new and interesting ideas about what one can do or accomplish with a personal domain;
  • Create or update your domain


  • Welcome
  • Introductions: short 2 minute introductions of attendees with an optional brief demonstration of something you’ve done on your domain or purpose for which you’re using your domain.
  • Group photo for those who wish to participate
  • Main meetup: Ideally everyone should bring a topic, demonstration, question, or problem to discuss with the group. Depending on time and interest, we can try to spend 5-10 minutes discussing and providing feedback on each of these. If questions go over this time limitation, we can extend the conversation in smaller groups as necessary after the meetup.


To RSVP to the meetup, please do one of the following:

Future meetups

While the time frame for this inaugural meetup may work best for some in the Americas, everyone with interest is most welcome. If there are others in Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, or other locales who are interested, do let us know what dates/times might work for you in the future and we can try to organize a time to maximize some attendance there. I’m happy to help anyone who’d like to take the leadership of other time zones or locales to leverage some of the resources of the IndieWeb community to assist in starting future meetings to cover other areas of the world. 

🎉 Invitations 🎉 

Tim Owens, Aaron Davis, Cathie LeBlanc, Kartik Prabhu, Amber Case, Amy Guy, Greg McVerry, William Ian O’Byrne, Jim Groom, Kimberly Hirsh, John Johnston, Robin DeRosaAudrey Watters, Ken Bauer, Will Monroe, Jeremy Dean, Nate Angell, Jon Udell, Adam Procter, Amy Guy, Kris ShafferAnelise H. Shrout, John Johnston,  Mark Grabe, Rick Wysocki, Doug Holton, Jeffrey Keefer, Rayna M. HarrisDavey Moloney, Vicki BoykisJohn Carlos BaezDan ScottTaylor JadinKathleen Fitzpatrick (mb), Blair MacIntyre (mb), Doug Belshaw, Adam ProcterDan Cohen (mb), Dave Cormier, Scott Gruber, Kay Oddone, Kin Lane, Martha Burtis, Lee Skallerup Bessette, Adam Croom, Sean Michael Morris, Jesse Stommel, Cassie Nooyen, Stephen Downes, Ben Werdmüller, Erin Jo Richey, Jack Jamieson, Grant Potter, Ryan Boren (mb), Paul Hibbits, Maha Bali, Alan Levine, John Stewart, Teodora Petkova, Lora Taub-Pervizpour, Clint Lalonde, Clint Lalonde Sonja Burrows, Jonathan Poritz Chris Long, Mo PelzelMichelle S. HagermanAnne-Marie ScottTim Clarke, Amy Collier, Laura PasquiniMartin HawkseyZach WhalenDaniel LyndsTom WoodwardMark A. MatienzoLaura GibbsAutumn CainesChris LottJess ReingoldTerry GreenErin Rose Glass,  Trip KirkpatrickMeredith FierroLauren BrumfieldHelen DeWaardKeegan Long-Wheeler,  Irene Stewart Christina HendricksBill Kronholm, Xinli WangTineke D’HaeseleerMartin Weller Jeremy FeltJane Van Galen, Tanis Morgan, Library Carpentry

Know someone who would be interested in joining? Please forward this event, or one of the syndicated copies (linked below) to them on your platform or modality of choice.

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Chris Aldrich

I'm a biomedical and electrical engineer with interests in information theory, complexity, evolution, genetics, signal processing, IndieWeb, theoretical mathematics, and big history. I'm also a talent manager-producer-publisher in the entertainment industry with expertise in representation, distribution, finance, production, content delivery, and new media.

119 thoughts on “A Domain of One’s Own Meetup | July 23, 2020”

  1. Hi Chris
    I’ve looking forward to meeting you. I recently moved back to Los Angeles but have been sheltering in place ever since. I’m interested in learning about webmentions and pingbacks, among other networking technologies.
    I have a DoOO and a project I need help with. I’ll share it at the meetup.
    Best Regards

  2. Tim Owens says:

    I’ll be there! Looking forward to this, thanks for organizing it.

  3. If you’re interested in some of this type of opensource web-related work for educational purposes, I’d invite you to join us for an upcoming meetup of teachers, students, and web folks:

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  4. John Stewart says:

    This sounds great. I’ll be there.

  5. john says:

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  6. Alan Levine says:

    Thanks for setting up, Chris, I plopped it in my schedule. Still have settled on an Indieweb setup, might go back to known. I hope to share a new Getting Started with Domains resource

  7. Chris Aldrich, a very approachable and helpful person involved who is active on the Indieweb Slack Channel and whose WordPress site has been a very helpful model for my own, invited me to participate in an event: A Domain of One’s Own Meetup on July 23, 2020. This is a topic that I have long been interested in learning more about. As an adjunct instructor in undergraduate and graduate programs at a university serving pre-service teachers and educational technologists, I’m keen to see models of how I could incorporate DoOO in my courses.

    1. I’ve just posted the link on the event if you want to put it in your calendar for next week. Hopefully you weren’t too stressed out; I have that frantic issue with being late to at least one meeting a week that I can’t find a link to…

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  8. Tim Clarke says:

    Looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow. Thanks for the invitation!

    1. I’m going to try to keep it to an hour for those that need an “out”, but it may go as long as 90 minutes tops. We’ll do this on a recurring basis (TBD), so the discussion doesn’t necessarily stop today.

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    1. I’ll have a pause at the hour mark for those who need to leave early, but I’ll call a hard stop at 90 minutes, otherwise some of us might go all day. 🙂
      I suspect you have far more to share than you think, but no pressure! Look forward to seeing you.

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  9. We’ll be starting the Domain of One’s Own Meetup
    in about 15 minutes. You can find the link for the conference call here.

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  10. Taylor Jadin says:

    I might be to late here but I’d love to attend!

    1. We’re happy to have you Taylor. It’s starting up in just a few minutes.

  11. Special thanks to everyone who joined us for the DoOO session today! I’ve archived the session notes for those who’d like to review (or edit them). We’ll try to schedule a follow up and some other related sessions shortly. Volunteer help appreciated!

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