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pat
pat
Some thoughts following the first ever Vancouver IndieWeb Meetup patdryburgh.com
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boris
boris

@pat Nice! I am going to be on the road until late November / early December, so passing the torch to you if you want to do every other Wednesday night. Go for it!

EddieHinkle
EddieHinkle
@pat Sounds like a great time! Glad you all had fun! Also, donโ€™t feel pressure to rename it to Homebrew Website Club. At the last Organizers Meetup, IndieWeb Meetup was actually discussed as a likely possible rebranding of HWC, so you all might just be ahead of the curve! When I relaunch my local meetup, Iโ€™ll be calling it IndieWeb Meetup as well!
pat
pat

@boris Good to know! Iโ€™ll take it from here ๐Ÿ˜‰

pat
pat

@EddieHinkle Thanks, Eddie! It was a blast. Any idea when that decision will be made? I feel pretty strongly about sticking with what everyone else is doing in this regard, namely because Vancouver in particular is such a tourist-friendly town and I would love to see visitors join us for future meetups.

EddieHinkle
EddieHinkle
@pat Currently, existing meetups will continue to be called HWC as to not confuse previous attendees. New meetups have the option to call themselves IndieWeb meetup or HWC. Either way it gets included in the events calendar (https://indieweb.org/events/2018-10-10-homebrew-website-club#Vancouver) Notice the only reason Vancouver is linked to another page here is because it's meeting on a Tuesday rather than Wednesday which is the usual. Both IndieWeb meetups and HWC will be included in the weekly newsletter, and the routine podcasts (This Week in the IndieWeb Audio Edition and My Url Is). I don't foresee any visitors being confused by it being called an IndieWeb meetup, in fact, I think you might have more visitors because people who are familiar with IndieWeb but NOT the HWC name will still be interested in attending.
EddieHinkle
EddieHinkle
@pat For example, Boston is possibly starting an IndieWeb Meetup (https://twitter.com/Dries/status/1049071136791826437) and some virtual IndieWeb meetups (https://twitter.com/jgmac1106/status/1049785385482641409)
pat
pat

@EddieHinkle Cool, good to know! As @boris is going to be on the road for the next couple of months, I'm going to take over organizing the Vancouver meetups for the next little while. One change I intend to make immediately is to align our schedule with the rest of the world. Ours was scheduled on Tuesday before we knew Wednesday was a standard.

As for the name, I personally really like Vancouver IndieWeb Meetup (VIM!), so I think it will stick. Thanks for the info!

EddieHinkle
EddieHinkle
@pat Awesome, happy to help! Vancouver isnโ€™t super high the list (as I have to go west AND north) but if I ever come out there, I look forward to visiting! ๐Ÿ˜
oyam
oyam

@pat Is this Vancouver, BC or WA?

pat
pat

@oyam BC, but glad you pointed that out! We tend to forget our synonymous neighbours to the south.

oyam
oyam

@pat Ah, too bad I haven't heard about it, would've been fun.

pat
pat

@oyam Iโ€™m working on securing space for another one two weeks from today. Keep an eye open for an announcement ๐Ÿ˜Š

jgmac1106
jgmac1106

@pat @eddiehinkle A: it's IndieWeb call it anything you want, but B: not replacing HWC and we hope they continue but wanted to offer a lower commitment event for folks worried about overhead of biweekly events or "clubs" if you plan to meet all the time go with HWC but feel free to add a tag line or change the name to anything m