As you might recall from my call for volunteers to form a WordCamp Sponsorship Squad a few weeks ago, I made a call for volunteers who are experienced WordCamp 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 and would be interested in helping WordCamp organizers work with fundraising and sponsors. That team has been formed and is made up of:
Kevin Cristiano, WCNYC organizer and one of the co-creators on the Multi-Event Sponsorship Program, yay
Andy Christian, WCNYC
Aditya Kane, WordCamp Mumbai
Valent Mustamin, WordCamp Indonesia
Noel Tock, WordCamp Switzerland
This squad will hold IRC office hours Defined times when the Global Community Team are in the #community-events Slack channel. If there is anything you would like to discuss – you do not need to inform them in advance.You are very welcome to drop into any of the Community Team Slack channels at any time. at two different times on Wednesday: Aditya, Valent, and Noel will be in #wordpress-getinvolved at 4:00 UTC, and Kevin and Andy will be in at 17:00 UTC. Hopefully this will allow organizers from all over the world to check in about doubts or questions they have when fundraising or working with sponsors.
If no one has questions for the squad during office hours, squad members will review WordCamp sites to help organizing teams avoid missing anything in their sponsorship packages, as well as reviewing sponsors for any issues around GPL GPL is an acronym for GNU Public License. It is the standard license WordPress uses for Open Source licensing https://wordpress.org/about/license/. The GPL is a ‘copyleft’ license https://www.gnu.org/licenses/copyleft.en.html. This means that derivative work can only be distributed under the same license terms. This is in distinction to permissive free software licenses, of which the BSD license and the MIT License are widely used examples. or trademark that the sponsoring company and organizing team might have missed.
They’ll be recording their reviews and findings on this spreadsheet for now (which I’ll embed into a page when I can figure out how to do that): https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AiOGe9LzBlkOdGpXclRid1Vmc2Q1eldyU3laTEhBbXc&usp=sharing
Thanks to these volunteers for helping WordCamps keep their/our promises to sponsors and advising organizers on sponsor wrangling! 🙂