WordPress meetup organizer newsletter: June 2019

Hello WordPress 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. organizers!

Welcome to another meetup organizer newsletter full of news, information, and inspiration for your local meetup.

Newsletter contents:

  • Organizer Best Practices: Photographing your events!
  • The 4 Gets in WordPress Community Organizing
  • 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. US: Call for WordCamp Communities
  • Diverse Speaker Training Workshops
  • Reminders

Organizer best practices: Photographing your events

As community organizers and leaders, one of the few things we tend to overlook is using photography to promote our meetup groups.

For example, a group photo of the meetup is often one of the best ways to personalize your WordPress meetup.com group page. It is also a great way to drive interaction on social media channels towards making  more people aware of your meetup group.

This post on the community team blog, discusses a list of good practices around photographing an event.

This is part of the on-going Organizer Best Practices series of discussions on the WordPress Community team blog.

The 4 Gets in WordPress Community Organizing

The community organizer handbooks have lots of public information about how to organize events, but they do not outline very clearly what volunteers like you can reasonably expect in return for your work.

In this post about the 4 Gets in WordPress Community Organizing, on the community blog, read about what volunteers can expect to get from their work like impact, growth, protection, and training/support.

Also listed are some of the things that community organizers do not get right away.

WordCamp US: Call for WordCamp Communities

What once was called the Community Bazaar is now Community Spotlight! WordCamp US will post highlights of your WordPress communities in a blog post, and on Twitter, Facebook, & Instagram. Community Spotlight is an online showcase of local WordPress communities in order to inspire other communities. Big or small, near or far, WordPress communities are stronger than ever!

For more information and to sign up, please apply here: https://2019.us.wordcamp.org/community-spotlight/

Diverse Speaker Training Workshops

Have you ever had challenges getting women and people from other groups underrepresented in tech to speak at your meetups and WordCamps? Check out the Diversity Outreach Speaker Training workshop: https://make.wordpress.org/training/speaker-training

Write to us to sign up for this or find out about future training sessions here: http://tiny.cc/wpdiversity

To sign up and get more details, either fill out our form and let us know which date you’d would like to attend a training or email the working group at speaker-training@wordcamp.org

Reminders

That’s it for now — chat with you next time!

Your friends on the Community Team

make.wordpress.org/community

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