@anaulin it goes pretty deep. Started as "IndieWebCamp" in 2011 (by people who long before had independent sites but saw the bad-trends of where the web was going).
So, does that mean you're still old-feeling and ahead of the curve or that much more mixed up on how to feel? ;)
I'd say you just fit in and are one of the community already, and that's that! (And I do encourage you to get more involved)