WordCamps update

This week is the Automattic grand 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., and thus @jenmylo, @camikaos, and I will not be available at the time of our weekly team chat. Below is an update on WordCamps; if you’d like to meet tomorrow in our absence, perhaps we can have a general 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. organizer chat, since so many people on the team are organizers and some of you (Toronto, Orlando) have events coming up soon! 🙂

We’ve had 58 camps so far this year, and 19 more on the schedule for 2014. There are still 5 WordCamps on the planning list which are still shooting for 2014 dates.

WordCamps approved for pre-planning in September so far:

  • Belo Horizonte
  • Lancaster PA
  • Switzerland
  • Nepal
  • Mumbai

WordCamps added to the schedule in September:

  • Sao Paulo

WordCamp SF planning continues — we’re 6 weeks away, gulp! 🙂 We’re still working on pricing live captioning for the event and figuring out how to incorporate that into the live stream. @iandunn is working on improving the attendee check-in feature for Camptix. We’ll be posting the rest of our awesome speakers and the provisional schedule soon — hopefully next week — and opening some forums so that attendees can connect before the event to arrange rides, meetings, etc. Expect some informational posts soon about the community summit as well.