A peer-to-peer workshop for building personal websites. This could be creating a new site from scratch, or implementing a particular new feature on your existing site.
Examples might be:
- Creating a wiki / personal garden
- Improve your blog
- Set up indieweb standards
It’s not a “intro to web basics” course, and participants should have some understanding of HTML, CSS, and web hosting. Otherwise, it’s for artists, writers, technologists — anyone who wants to build a great site, whether it’s on WordPress, static site generator, or esoteric custom-built stack…go for it!
- Cost: $300-ish?
- Participants: 5-10
- 2-4 weekly sessions, an intro call, sharing / discussing website ideas on the forum, helping each other as we build stuff, then ending with final presentations of what each participant implemented
- Main facilitator, but also each participant may opt to share specific knowledge / how-to sessions, depending on interest and experience
What you’ll learn:
- Technologies, workflows, content paradigms
- Ways of being on the internet
- “Internet homesteading” / gardening
How you’ll learn:
- P2P focus, self-guided group, diverse topics
- Case studies + examples of possibilities
- Talking about each other’s website goals
- One major project / milestone to end with
Output / evaluation:
- Presentations / demo day at the end
- You’ll give a ~15 min showcase on what you did
- And how — technical, workflow, etc.: break it down! — end up with artifacts / case studies
Who should sign up:
- You have a personal website
- You’re not sure what to do with it
- You love weird experiments
- You’ve heard of indie web, P2P web, etc. and want to try out some of those concepts
- You have a project / goal you’ve always wanted to do with your site but haven’t yet
- You have some grasp of HTML and CSS, and (maybe) a bit of JS / hosting knowledge, and are comfortable Googling stuff and trying new things!
- May be very emergent, collaborative, exact structure will depend a lot on what folks bring
- Frame as kind of “upper level seminar”
- Would be cool to have a library of great case studies / examples for student access
- Could be great for participants with a very specific project in mind
- Maybe a thing folks could get a company learning budget to pay for?
- Different facilitators could make for very different focuses here…