WordCamp and Meetup Reports

A new section has just been added to WordCamp CentralWordCamp Central Website for all WordCamp activities globally. https://central.wordcamp.org includes a list of upcoming and past camp with links to each. for reports. These reports provide access to a variety of data related to the 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. program and the meetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on meetup.com will help you find options in your area. group chapter program.

The reports currently available fall into three categories:

Financial reports

WordCamp reports

Meetup reports

There were two main goals for the reports project: reduce administrative workload, and increase transparency.

Administrative workload

Many of these reports have been generated by hand in the past. Financial reports often took up to four hours to create, compiling data from several different sources. WordCamp and Meetup reports usually took about an hour each. Because of this time burden, some of the reports weren’t generated very often. Which leads us to…

Transparency

Now all of this data is available at the fingertips of every community member, at any time. Most of the reports have data sets going back to the beginning of 2015, so you can get a fairly good picture of our programs over the last 3+ years. Transparency is important in any open sourceOpen Source Open Source denotes software for which the original source code is made freely available and may be redistributed and modified. Open Source **must be** delivered via a licensing model, see GPL. community, and these reports are an important, incremental step in supporting that value.

Roadmap

This is version 1 of the reports tool. There is more to do as time is available (and contributions are welcome):

  • For some reports, choose either a WordCamp or a date range, but not both
  • More reports related to meetups
  • JS-driven dashboard pages, with output from multiple reports at once (all the financial reports, for example)

Feedback

Find a bug? Have an idea for the roadmap? Feel free to chime in via the comments section below.

Props to @iandunn, @andreamiddleton, and @kcristiano for their feedback and contributions!

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