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and has since been held all over the world, including at the offices of the ''
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, England. It describes itself as a 2-day creator camp focused on growing the independent web, and spawned the IndieWeb
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, Crystal Beasley and Aaron Parecki, with an aim to Empowerment, empower everyone to publish to their own websites, while still reaching their contacts on "silo" sites like Twitter and Facebook.
While the attendees of the original events were largely technologists; journalists, bloggers and media professionals have begun to attend in order to gain greater control over their own content online.
IndieWebCamp 2014 was held simultaneously in Portland, OR, New York, NY, and Berlin, Germany. Attendees spoke to each other over WebRTC video chat, and collaborated on hackathon projects.
IndieWebCamp official page
Events in Oregon
Recurring events established in 2011