IndieWeb 101: owning your content and identity

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Proposal
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Beginner

Excerpt

The IndieWeb strives to create an alternative to content silos and the 'corporate web'. This is achieved through creating a single source of truth for your content and identity aka a personal domain. Let's explore the ramifications of this and answer any questions you might have together!

Description

Have you ever worried about putting something witty on Twitter wondering if it will be lost to time and attributed to someone else? How about the ability to push a check-in to Swarm, Facebook, and Instagram simultaneously?

The IndieWeb has been growing since 2013 and strives to create an alternative to content silos and the ‘corporate web’. This is achieved through creating a single source of truth for your content and identity aka a personal domain.

Three core concepts that are important to understand: ‘Your content is yours’ not FB/Twitter/etc, ‘You are better connected’ by pushing to multiple services, and ‘You are in control’ of the content, format, and permanence of your links.

Let’s explore the ramifications of this and answer any questions you might have together!

Tags

indieweb, web dev, Social Media

Speaking experience

During high school I cut my teeth speaking at primary school assemblies and classrooms about the dangers of tobacco use.

In 2007 I took over the Greater Seattle Linux Users Group (GSLUG) and lead monthly meetings for 8 years, occasionally doing formal presentations.

While attending the University of Washington I was able to take two advanced public speaking courses.

In 2014 I began speaking at FLOSS conferences and related communities.

Starting with LinuxFest Northwest (LFNW), I have also presented at FOSDEM, LibrePlanet, SeaGL, Shanghai Barcamp, Toorcamp, and XinCheJian.

I first presented this in 2016 at SeaGL.

Speaker

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    Wm Salt Hale

    Snowdrift.coop

    Biography

    /?/ Kilted Globetrotter,
    Free/Libre/Open Advocate,
    and Lifelong Hacker /?/

    Wm Salt Hale is a Seattle local who studies Technology and Society at the University of Washington (UW) Department of Communication and is the Community Director at Snowdrift.coop.

    He focuses on Free/Libre/Open Source Software (FLOSS) and Culture; Hackers, Makers, and Breakers; and Computer-Mediated Communication using real-time synchronous systems.

    Salt attends, organizes, and speaks worldwide at: conferences, conventions, events, festivals, and faires; on the topics of communication, crowdmatching, gnu/linux, information security, music, science fiction/fantasy, web development, and windsurfing. He is very approachable and will always be found wearing a kilt.