How much time does it take to organize a WordCamp?

All of it. Just kidding. Well, maybe not. 🙂

I’d like to be able to tell new 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. organizers how much time they should expect to commit to organizing a WordCamp, so people are less often surprised when they get down to crunch time. Why? Well, because one of the best and most effective ways to recruit and retain great volunteers is to give them a good send of what they’re signing up for. There are some great volunteer “job descriptions” out there, but none of them come with an estimate of hours per week or per event, and that can be the make-or-break for some organizing teams.

So this is an open call: if any organizing teams are willing to try to track their WordCamp hours (maybe on the shared budget spreadsheet?) in any way that makes sense to the team, please comment below – so we’ll know who you are – and start tracking! 🙂 Once we get 5-10 camps who have tracked their organizing hours, we’ll publish the collected data to

Also, if you’re an experienced WordCamp organizer who is not in active planning right now, but would like to volunteer to check in with organizing teams that have offered to track their time (and help them remember to do it), then please leave a comment below to that effect. This is a job for one person who can spend 1-2 hours a week, popping in to spreadsheets and sending friendly reminders to teams that promised to track their hours.

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