February Finance Report

Here’s the monthly update on the payments and income for WordPress community events. This report might get more elaborate as we get the time to build more tools around financial reporting (currently it’s almost entirely manual), so if there’s a level of detail we’re not providing that you’d like to see, please mention it in the comments!

In the month of February 2017, here’s what came in:

Ticket revenue via PayPal: $68,431.36 USD (1,513 total purchases )
Sponsorship income via wire transfer: $275,539.87 USD
Sponsorship income via check: $46,710.00 USD
Sponsorship income via PayPal: $0.00 USD
Sponsorship income via Stripe: $24,297.35

Total revenue (in USD): $414,978.58

As for invoicing in this period:

We sent 79 invoices to local sponsors.
Of those, 55 invoices have been paid and 24 invoices are still outstanding.

And in this same period, here’s what went out:

Total number of vendor payments/reimbursements: 51

Total payments (in USD): $196,041.29

#finance

WordCamp Status Weekly Report (February 16th to February 22nd)

Hello, Community Team! This is a report of all the WordCamp applications that we’ve seen work on this week (from February 16th to February 22nd).

We saw 29 WordCamps with activity this week out of more than 90 applications total. If you’re organizing a WordCamp that isn’t on the list, but you’re still working hard, drop a comment in the weekly update post so we know you’re still okay!

1) 0 new applications that need vetting

  • Good job, team! Keeping those applications moving!

2) 3 applicants asked to build local community

  • WordCamp Goiânia Goias, Brasil
  • WordCamp Lagos, Nigeria
  • WordCamp Skopje, Macedonia

3) 12 applicants that need an orientation/interview

  • WordCamp Ahmedabad, India
  • WordCamp Bucharest, Romania
  • WordCamp Johannesburg, South Africa
  • WordCamp Manila, Phillipines
  • WordCamp Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota
  • WordCamp Nagpur, India
  • WordCamp Netherlands
  • WordCamp New Delhi, India
  • WordCamp Portland, Oregon
  • WordCamp San Antonio, Texas
  • WordCamp Santander, Spain
  • WordCamp Zagreb, Croatia

4) 2 WordCamps moved to pre-planning (sent agreement and signed, site created, templates, etc.)

  • WordCamp Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • WordCamp Salt Lake City, Utah

5) 1 WordCamp that needs a budget review

  • WordCamp Brisbane, Australia

6) 2 WordCamps (with approved budgets) awaiting contracts

  • WordCamp Boston, Massachusetts
  • WordCamp Portland, Maine

7) 1 WordCamp that needs a signed contract

  • WordCamp for Journalists: Denver (Colorado)

8) 0 WordCamps waiting on Central Listing information

  • Good job, organizers! You got your information to us!

9) 2 WordCamps published to the schedule

  • WordCamp Austin, Texas
  • WordCamp Berlin, Germany
  • WordCamp Bratislava, Slovakia
  • WordCamp Jackson, Michigan
  • WordCamp Tokyo, Japan
  • WordCamp US

10) 0 WordCamps needing debriefs

If you have questions (or your WordCamp is missing) let us know in the comments!

Have you run into a roadblock with the stuff you’re working on? Head over to #community-events or #community-team in Slack and ask for help!

MicroGrants Program Agenda Feb 21st 2017 meeting

The next meeting on the MicroGrant Program is Tuesday February 21st at 13:00 UTC   Based on the transcript of the Feb 10th meeting, I created the agenda below:

  • Documentation
  • Overview of Grant Application Process
    • Guidelines on amounts
    • Number of grants per meetup at any one time (1)
    • Keep it Simple
    • Quick Approval
    • Trust
  • Goals-Metrics
  • Development
    • Must document the program before coding
    • Form considerations
    • Where does one apply?

Please add any agenda items in the comments @bph @miss_jwo @emanuel_blagonic @ryelle @camikaos

 

Feature request: Sorting in Application…

Feature request: Sorting in Application Status page: ‘Status’ and ‘Milestone’ should follow workflow logic

Hi all,
The application-status page (https://central.wordcamp.org/application-status/) can be sorted by ‘Status’ or ‘Milestone’, but this results in an alphabetical sorting and not a ‘workflow’ sorting.
When ordering by one or the other, the WCs close to be ‘scheduled’ should figure on top because they have a good change of moving on and the ones ‘declined’ or ‘pre-planning’ somewhere lower in the list.

I have opened trac ticket https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/2502, but I first need approval here.

If you agree with the feature request, I can help in proposing the ‘order’ because a decision will be needed how the order should be. Based on the different possible status and milestones, I can make a proposal.

Let me know !

WordCamp Status Weekly Report (February 9th to February 15th)

Hello, Community Team! This is a report of all the WordCamp applications that we’ve seen work on this week (from February 9th to February 15th).

We saw 24 WordCamps with activity this week out of 84 applications total. If you’re organizing a WordCamp that isn’t on the list, but you’re still working hard, drop a comment in the weekly update post so we know you’re still okay!

1)  4 new applications that need vetting

  • WordCamp San Antonio, Texas, USA
  • WordCamp New Delhi , Delhi , India
  • WordCamp Skopje, Macedonia
  • WordCamp Goiânia Goias Brasil

2) 1 applicant asked to build local community

  • WordCamp Ibadan

3) 5 applicants that need an orientation/interview

  • WordCamp Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
  • WordCamp Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
  • WordCamp for Journalists: Denver
  • WordCamp Oklahoma City, OK
  • WordCamp Portland, Oregon, USA

4) 6 WordCamps moved to pre-planning (sent agreement and signed, site created, templates, etc.)

  • WordCamp Porto Alegre, Brasil
  • WordCamp Belgrade
  • WordCamp Athens, Greece
  • WordCamp Birmingham
  • WordCamp Tel Aviv
  • WordCamp Denver, Colorado

5) 1 WordCamp that needs a budget review

  • WordCamp Mexico City

6) 0 WordCamps (with approved budget) awaiting contracts

7) 3 WordCamps that need a signed contract

  • WordCamp Tokyo
  • WordCamp Bratislava
  • WordCamp Sacramento

8) 2 WordCamps waiting on Central Listing information

  • WordCamp Berlin
  • WordCamp Jackson, Michigan, USA

9) 2 WordCamps published to the schedule

  • WordCamp Kansas City
  • WordCamp Colombo

10) 0 WordCamps needing debriefs

If you have questions (or your WordCamp is missing) let us know in the comments!

Have you run into a roadblock with the stuff you’re working on? Head over to #community-events or #community-team in Slack and ask for help!

CampTix sales through PayPal Weekend Outage

On Saturday we got two separate reports that ticket sales were not working:

https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/community-events/p1486832335002688
https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/meta-wordcamp/p1486836749002279

Sales were disrupted from (roughly) 0100 UTC on Saturday, Feb 11 until 2200 UTC on the same day. If any WordCamp organizer received complaints during that time, sales are back up and you can ask attendees to try their purchases again.
#wordcamp

Hello to all our Deputies, WordCamp organizers, Meetup wranglers, and WordPress Community builders! You were probably hard at work this weekend. Tell us what you got accomplished in our #weekly-update!

Have you run into a roadblock with the stuff you’re working on? Head over to #community-events or #community-team in Slack and ask for help!

Global Community Team Limited Availability Next Week

Hi folks! Please note that the following people on the global community team will have limited availability from January 30 through February 3:
@_dorsvenabili
@andreamiddleton
@camikaos
@chanthaboune
@coreymckrill
@courtneypk
@hlashbrooke
@iandunn

If you have any payments that need to arrive in the next week, we suggest that you submit your payment request as soon as possible since payments may be slightly delayed.

Remember that many of the global community team deputies will still be hanging around in #community-events on Slack so if you need help, that will be the best place to ask any questions.

We’ll be back to our normal schedule on Monday, February 6!

#afk

Incubator Recap: WordCamp Harare

The first WordCamp Harare took place on 10 December 2016 and it was a great success. The local community is now super motivated to get involved in local events and make sure that WordCamp Harare 2017 is bigger and better than last year’s event. Despite the challenges mentioned below, the event organisation was really solid and everything ran very smoothly. The team has already started putting together their 2017 WordCamp and they are in the pre-planning phase right now.

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#harare, #incubator

New way to pay WordCamp sponsorship by credit card

There’s a cool new way to pay WordCamp sponsorship invoices: by credit card on WordCamp Central!

As of today, WordCamp sponsorship invoices will direct sponsors who wish to pay via credit card to go to this URL: https://central.wordcamp.org/sponsorship-payment/

The form on that page features a drop-down box showing all WordCamps that are on the official schedule. There are also fields for the invoice number, the currency, and the amount to be paid. Once those are all filled in, sponsors will proceed to the credit card info prompt, fill in their info, and pop! Sponsorship funds are sent our way through the magic of the internet. And Stripe. OK, sure, and banks.

This doesn’t change much for organizers except making it easier to direct sponsors to where they can pay sponsorship invoices via credit card (one URL to rule them all). This does change a few things for sponsors, but hopefully for the better. 🙂

Questions? Comments? Suggestions? Leave them in a comment below!