Homebrew Website Club Brussels

Nowadays’ Internet companies, large and small, are increasingly after your private and personal data. They track your location, your communications, your consumption, cooking, travel, exercise and relationship habits, among many other things. This data is being aggregated in order to recreate a digital double of yourself. This digital double is then used and exploited by companies for profit, and by governments for control.

Because of that, privacy and freedom of expression and movement are in danger.

We are a group of individuals that are linked by the desire to reclaim control over our online identities and the content we create and share online.

We are activists seeking to create an alternative web on the internet, one where our fundamental rights that are privacy and freedom of expression cannot be stripped from us by corporations or governments.

What do we do?

Homebrew Website Club Brussels is a gathering of people passionate about crafting this alternative web.

We teach each other to rethink our online identity via a set of practices and protocols, including IndieWeb  principles, self-hosting, privacy protection and encryption, in order to create, build, improve, design and share our own websites.

We learn together how to better protect our personal data, to encrypt our communications, to prevent the collection of personal data by companies (for profit) and governments (for control).

We learn which tools to use and which practices to adopt in order to ensure every one a more free, neutral and responsible internet.

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Who is this for?


Our goal is to share and exchange as much information as possible, with as many people as possible, in order to make the web of tomorrow a more open, free and empowering place.

If you feel even remotely linked to this idea, join us!


More info


Our next meeting will take place on 20 April 2017 at Huis VDH.

It’s in the center of Brussels, above the bar called Boonefooi.

This meeting will focus on IndieWeb principles and practices. We will discuss having your own website and using it as a social platform connected to your favorite social media, as well as self-hosting and any other related topics you might want to bring up. You will be invited to share your experience and exchange on the subject.

In short:

Day: 20/04/2017
Time: 19:30
Address: rue des Pierres, 8 – 1000 Brussels


Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/HWC-Brussels/events/238876215/

Should you have any question about the event, please contact us at info@hwc.digityser.org.

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