Personal Digital Home Meetup, July 30, Appleton, Wisconsin

Tom's Drive InThe second meetup to work on the Personal Digital Home (PDH) project is tomorrow, Saturday, July 30, 2016, at Tom’s Drive In, 501 N Westhill Blvd, Appleton, Wisconsin, USA.

We’ll meet from 1 – 4 PM in the upstairs area at Tom’s — it’s a little bit quieter up there and we can put a couple tables together.

As mentioned in an earlier post, this meetup will be a discussion-work session. If interested in more PDH background, see “IndieWeb and PDH: Talking Points For Coder Cooperative June 20 Meetup.” My proposed agenda for the second meetup has three main items, but I’m open to talking about or working on other aspects of PDH. The three tentative talking points are:

  1. Refine definition of PDH.
  2. Develop reliable backup system.
  3. Work on alpha version of WordPress PDH.

Here’s an expanded version of what we’ll talk about to start the work session, and we’ll see what happens from there.

  • Refine definition of PDH
    • Functional description — what will it do
    • Component description — what parts we think are needed for above functions
    • Hardware, software, services
  • Develop, document, and build reliable backup system
    • Learn from recent Google account deactivation and take action
    • Secure and private
    • Onsite and offsite
    • Maximum automation, minimum user responsibilitiesWordPress Personal Digital Home, tagline
    • Long term plan (50-year?)
  • Work on alpha version of WordPress PDH
    • IndieWeb has done a lot of work on using a WordPress approach for the Decentralized Web
    • WordPress powers 25%+ sites on the web; immediate traction for PDH
    • Philosophy of Automattic and Matt Mullenweg appear to align well with PDH
    • Quicker start for alpha version because we’re not building from scratch

A number of people expressed interest in learning more about the PDH project and maybe working on it, but they had previous commitments for July 30. To accommodate busy summer weekends, we’ll probably schedule another meeting for a weeknight in a couple weeks.

Hope to see you at Tom’s tomorrow!

Tom's Drive In, Google Maps

Tom’s Drive In, Westhill Blvd, by Woodman’s (see also Google Maps link on address above)

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