Björn Wijers demoing, with Dylan, Neil and Julia in the photo looking on
Most of yesterday’s participants returned today to get under the hood of their websites and build something. I didn’t attend in person, but participated remotely in the opening session this morning, and the demo’s this afternoon. The demo session has just concluded and some cool things were created, or at least started. Here are a few:
Frank Meeuwsen worked on an OPML importer for Aperture, a microsub server. This way it is possible to import the feeds from your existing RSS reader into your microsub server. Very useful to aid migrating to a new way of reading online content.
Rosemary Orchard, extending on that, created the option of sharing her geo location on her site for a specified number of minutes.
Neil Mather installed a separate WordPress install to experiment with ActivityPub, and succeeded in sending messages from WordPress to Mastodon, and receive back replies.
Björn Wijers wrote a tool that grabs book descriptions from GoodReads for him to post to his blog when he finishes a book.
That concludes the first IndieWebCamp in Utrecht, with a shout-out to all who contributed.