Indie Web Camp 2011 & Updates

News by Brennan Novak on Jul. 2, 2011

Last weekend on June 25th - 26th was the first annual Indie Web Camp, it was held in Portland Oregon. It was great to experience to be a part of a gathering of people passionate about building the "Indie Web." What is the Indie Web you may be asking? In short their mission is:

p>Rather than posting content on many third-party silos of data, we should all begin owning the data we're creating. Publish short status updates on your own domain, and syndicate to Twitter. Publish photos on your own domain, syndicate to Flickr, etc, etc.

It has been relatively quiet on the Social-Igniter front the last couple months. Work has been getting done. Progress has been getting made. Social-Igniter was used to power a recent consulting project for Nike called Rafa Chant. The project was challenging and fun to build and allowed for a bit of improvement upon a couple SI apps, namely:

YouTube App

Facebook App

Also, in order to have a working demo for Indie Web Camp I finally got the social status posting working for the Twitter and Facebook apps. So, now from your home screen where you see the two checkboxes for the respective networks and you post a status message it will syndicate to which of the two networks you have checked.

The first day of Indie Web Camp was predominantly talks about what things people were working on, their methods of implementation, and other ideas re: the Indie Web. The second day was more focused on hacking and building- this proved to be a wonderful opportunity to work on some SI stuff. Aaron PK and I created the basis of the Flickr App for which there seemed to be much demand. Currently, the Flickr App will archive your photos (on your private server), make them show up in your home feed, and allow other users to comment on them.

Get the code for the Flickr App

This was particularly rad hack session, as Aaron PK was involved with the very first iteration of Social-Igniter over a year ago, so teaming up again with him was pretty neat!