The First Round of Subcommittees

OK, so maybe posting the membership of eleven subcommittees in a period of three days was not 100% realistic. I may have been slightly swept away with my excitement – it’s been known to happen. 🙂

I’m going to post three groups today and more in the coming weeks. If you’re added to a group that, in retrospect, you’d rather not take part in, just comment on this post so we can make changes.Once the groups are settled, I’ll ask each group to appoint/elect a notetaker to act as a point of contact and be responsible for posting weekly updates.

The first order of business will be to make a plan, set a project schedule, and assign roles/tasks. Your group might want to meet weekly or a couple times a week to brainstorm or discuss your progress. You can do this via IRC, Skype, Google hangout, or whatever works best for everyone. Once a week, your group will be asked to post an update here on your progress. If a group fails to post two weeks in a row, I’ll reach out and see how I can help the group get back on track.

WordPress.tv event video management

Remkus DeVries
Eric Mann
Jerry Bates
Chandra Maharzan
Phil Erb

Multi-event Sponsorship Program 

(I bumped the membership of this group up to 6 so that we could include a number of representatives from companies who are frequent WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. sponsors.)

Shayda Torabi
Kevin Cristiano
Al Davis
Jared Smith
Marissa Rosen
Garth Koyle

Event planning training materials

Sara Rosso
Andy McIlwain
Luke Gedeon

I’ll email each group so you’ll know how to reach each other. 🙂 Please include your roadmap and assigned roles/tasks as your first weekly update. Each following update should highlight what has happened in the past week — what progress has been made, what challenges have been faced, if there are new or departing contributors — as well as what’s planned for the week ahead.

Here’s a sample weekly subcommittee update (Thanks, Jane!):

MeetupsMeetup Meetup groups are locally-organized groups that get together for face-to-face events on a regular basis (commonly once a month). Learn more about Meetups in our Meetup Organizer Handbook. Galore Subcommittee Update

Past Week:

  • Rolled 4 existing meetupMeetup Meetup groups are locally-organized groups that get together for face-to-face events on a regular basis (commonly once a month). Learn more about Meetups in our Meetup Organizer Handbook. groups onto meetup.com central account: DC, Savannah, Atlanta, and Portland.
  • Sent 6 new meetup starter packs to new meetups: Syracuse, Augusta (GA), Napa, Limerick, Jacksonville, Renton (WA).
  • Arranged for Andrew Nacin to give a talk on APIs via google hangout to 9 meetups simultaneously.
  • Reached out to 10 meetup groups to see if they would join central account.
  • Sent projectors to meetups in Atlanta and Raleigh.

Coming Week:

  • Post video of Nacin’s APIAPI An API or Application Programming Interface is a software intermediary that allows programs to interact with each other and share data in limited, clearly defined ways. hangout to wordpress.tv, and ask people to help transcribe it.
  • Keep up with incoming meetup group creation requests.
  • Reach out to 10 more existing groups about joining central account.
  • Reach out to Mika Epstein, Jane Wells, Lisa Sabin-Wilson, Daryl Koopersmith and Mark Jaquith about doing a meetup hangout talk in the coming months.
  • Send new meetup starter packs as needed.
  • Send out W buttons and stickers to meetups on central account.

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