What I created while remotely participating at #IndieWebCamp Brighton 2024: wiki-gardened day 1’s BarCamp sessions notes pages, and documented my @-mention @-@-mention autolinking coding improvements I built the Sunday before.

Day 2 of IndieWebCamps is Create Day, where everyone is encouraged to create, make, or build something for their personal website, or the IndieWeb community, or both.

At the start of day 2, everyone is encourage to pick things to make¹. What to make at an IndieWebCamp² can be anything from setting up your personal website, to writing a blog post, redesigning your styling, building new features, helping other participants, or contributing to shared IndieWeb community resources, whether code or content.

Everyone is encouraged to at least pick something they consider easy, that they can do in less than an hour, then a more bold goal, and then perhaps a stretch goal, something challenging that may require collaboration, asking for help, or breaking into smaller steps.

For my "easy" task, I built on what another remote participant, @gregorlove.com completed the night before. gRegor had archived all the IndieWebCamp Brighton Sessions Etherpads onto the wiki, linked from the Schedule page³. gRegor had noted that he didn’t have time to clean-up the pages, e.g. convert and fix Markdown links.

I went through the 13 Session Notes archives and did the following:
* converted Markdown links to MediaWiki links
* converted indieweb.org (and some services) links to local wiki page links
* fixed (some) typos

With some help from @alexsirac.com (@alexture@todo.eu), I figured out how to create a MediaWiki Contributions summary link of my edits:
* https://indieweb.org/wiki/index.php?title=Special:Contributions&target=Tantek.com&namespace=all&start=2024-03-10&end=2024-03-10&offset=20240310143900&limit=25

I point this out to provide an example of an IndieWeb Create Day project that is:
* incremental on top of someone else’s work
* community contribution rather a personal-focused project
* editing and wiki-gardening as valid contributions, not just creating new content

I point this out to illustrate some of the IndieWeb community's recognitions & values in contrast to typical corporate cultures and incentive systems which often only reward:
* new innovations (not incremental improvements)
* solo (or maybe jointly in a small team) inventions, designs, specs, or implementations
* something large, a new service or a big feature, not numerous small edits & fixes

In this regard, the IndieWeb community shares more in common with Wikipedia and similar collaborative communities (despite the #Indie in #IndieWeb), than any corporation.

For my "more bold" goal, I wrote a medium-sized post about the auto-linking improvements I made the Sunday before the IndieWebCamp to my personal website with examples and brief descriptions of the coding changes & improvements.
* https://tantek.com/2024/070/t1/updated-auto-linking-mention-use-cases

My stretch goal was to write up a more complete auto-linking specification, based on the research I have done into @-mention @-@-mention user practices (on #Mastodon, other #ActivityPub or #fediverse implementations, and even across #socialMedia silos), as well as how many implementations autolink plain text URLs, domains, and paths.

That stretch goal remains a goal, however I did collect a handful of prior posts on @-mentions which I plan to source for specifying auto-linking and @-mentioning:
* https://tantek.com/2023/011/t1/indieweb-evolving-at-mention
* https://tantek.com/2023/014/t4/domain-first-federated-atmention
* https://tantek.com/2023/018/t1/elevate-indieweb-above-silo
* https://tantek.com/2023/019/t5/reply-domain-above-address-and-silo
* https://tantek.com/2023/109/t2/years-ago-first-federated-indieweb-thread
#autoLink #atDomain #atPath #atMention #atMentions #atat #atAtMention

I was one of a few remote participants in addition to ~18 in-person participants, the overwhelming majority of overall attendees, who demonstrated something at the end of IndieWebCamp Brighton 2024 day 2. See what everyone else made & demonstrated on Create Day:
* https://indieweb.org/2024/Brighton/Demos

And read what other participants have blogged about their IndieWebCamp Brighton experience:
* https://roobottom.com/articles/plugging-into-the-indieweb/
* https://adactio.com/journal/20968
* https://theadhocracy.co.uk/wrote/indiewebcamp-brighton-2024/

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¹ https://indieweb.org/IndieWebCamps/Attending#Day_Two
² https://indieweb.org/what_to_make_at_IndieWebCamp
³ https://indieweb.org/2024/Brighton/Schedule#Saturday

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