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  • Rocio Valdivia 12:33 pm on February 3, 2016 Permalink |
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    WordCamps and Meetups Queue Status 

    Hi Community Team!
    Here’s the status of the queue. Any deputy with some time this week to help vetting some applications, let us know in #outreach. Thanks! 🙂

    WordCamps
    Pune – needs orientation (re-scheduling)
    Belgrade – needs orientation (scheduling)
    Kansai – needs budget review (scheduling)
    Oklahoma City – needs orientation (scheduled)
    Vegas – needs orientation (scheduled)
    Gdynia – needs budget review (scheduled)
    Orange County – needs budget review (scheduled)
    NorthEast Ohio – needs budget review (scheduling)
    Santander – needs vetting
    East Greenwich – needs vetting
    Mumbai – needs swag
    Albuquerque – needs mentor
    Aarhus – needs vetting
    Winnipeg – needs vetting
    Saint Louis – needs mentor
    Maine – needs mentor
    Los Angeles – needs mentor
    Riga – needs mentor
    Cincinnati – needs mentor
    Torino – needs mentor

    Meetups
    Ibadan – needs interview (scheduled)
    Salvador/Bahia – needs orientation (scheduling)
    Janesville – needs orientation (scheduled)
    Minneapolis – needs orientation (scheduling)
    Freiburg im Breisgau – needs orientation (scheduling)
    Antigua Guatemala – needs vetting
    Copenhagen – needs vetting
    Terrell – needs vetting
    Aurora – needs vetting
    Rennes – needs vetting
    Lagos – needs vetting
    Linz – needs vetting

     
  • Rocio Valdivia 1:04 pm on January 27, 2016 Permalink |
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    WordCamps and Meetups Queue Status 

    Hola Community Team 🙂
    Were you waiting for this? Here it is the queue status of this week! (from oldest to newest).

    WordCamps
    Pune – needs orientation (scheduling)
    Belgrade – needs orientation (scheduling)
    Saint Louis, MO – needs orientation (scheduling)
    Finland – needs contract signed (waiting for some modifications)
    Tokyo – needs budget review (scheduled)
    Cincinnati – needs orientation (scheduled)
    Ă…rhus – needs vetting
    Nashville – needs vetting
    North East Ohio – needs budget review
    Porto – needs budget review
    Oklahoma – needs vetting

    Meetups
    Minneapolis – needs orientation (scheduling)
    Bracebridge – needs orientation (scheduling)
    San JosĂ© – needs orientation (scheduled)
    San Cristobal – needs orientation (scheduled)
    Hartford – needs orientation (scheduled)
    Ibadan – needs interview
    Toulouse – needs vetting
    Islamabad – needs interview
    Yaounde – needs swag
    Aarhus – needs vetting
    Salvador/Bahia – needs vetting
    Janesville – needs interview
    Fryslân – needs swag

    Meetup Venue approval request
    Pasadena – needs vetting

     
  • Rocio Valdivia 2:13 pm on January 20, 2016 Permalink |
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    WordCamps and Meetups Queue Status 

    Hi Community Team! Here’s the status of the queue this week (from oldest to newest)

    WordCamps
    Bristol – Waiting for organizer agreement to be signed (I’ve just re-sent it)
    Sidney – needs orientation (not scheduled yet)
    Pune – needs orientation (scheduled)
    Hamilton – needs orientation (scheduling)
    Kansai – needs orientation (scheduled)
    Ottawa – needs vetting
    Rochester – needs vetting
    Lancaster – needs venue deposit
    Bratislava – needs budget review (scheduling)
    Cape Town – needs site/folder/templates
    Prague – needs swag
    Tokyo – needs site/folder/templates

    Meetups
    Cantabria – needs swag
    Barcelona – needs swag
    Yaounde – waiting for promoting the co-organizer
    Ibadan – needs interview

    Metope Venue approval request
    Bhopal
    St. Louis

     
  • Rocio Valdivia 10:47 am on January 13, 2016 Permalink |
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    WordCamps and Meetups Queue Status 

    From oldest to newest on SP:

    WordCamps
    Hamilton – needs orientation (not scheduled yet)
    Pune – needs orientation (not scheduled yet)
    Bagni di Lucca – needs vetting
    Kelowna – needs vetting
    Cape Town – needs vetting
    Albuquerque – needs vetting
    Portland, MA – needs orientation (scheduling)
    Tokyo – needs orientation (not scheduled yet)
    Austin – needs vetting
    Calgary – needs orientation (scheduled)
    Sidney – needs vetting
    Tel-Aviv – needs budget review
    Barcelona – needs site, email and folder/templates
    Porto – needs site, email and folder/templates
    Bratislava – needs site, email and folder/templates
    Seattle – needs site, email and folder/templates
    Netherlands – needs site, email and folder/templates
    Toronto – needs orientation (scheduled)
    Sacramento – needs orientation (scheduling)
    Los Angeles – needs orientation (scheduled)
    Riga – needs orientation (scheduled)

    Meetups
    Benin City – needs interview/orientation
    Ibadan – needs vetting
    Yaounde – needs vetting

     
  • Rocio Valdivia 11:51 am on January 5, 2016 Permalink |
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    WordCamps and Meetups Queue Status 

    Hi deputies! I’ll post this weekly update today bc tomorrow I will be off 🙂

    The order in the first part of the list is from oldest to newest. From Las Vegas, there is no order, just how I found them when checking spreadsheets, calendar and SP:

    WORDCAMPS
    Hamilton – needs debrief
    Managua – needs orientation (not scheduled yet)
    Norrköping – needs vetting
    Pune – needs vetting
    Ibadan – needs vetting
    Los Angeles – being vetted
    Sacramento – needs orientation (scheduled)
    Lahore – needs site and templates
    Osaka – needs vetting
    Gdynia – needs site and templates
    Riga – needs orientation (scheduling)
    Tokyo – needs vetting
    Belfast – needs vetting
    Portland – needs vetting
    London, ON – needs vetting
    Bratislava – needs orientation (scheduling)
    Dublin – needs orientation (scheduling)
    Hamilton – needs vetting
    Lehigh Valley – needs site and templates
    Israel – needs budget review
    Antwerp – needs budget review
    Chicago – needs contract to be signed
    Calgary – needs orientation (not scheduled yet)
    Barcelona – needs orientation (scheduled)
    Porto – needs orientation (scheduled)

    Las Vegas – needs orientation (scheduled)
    Bristol – waiting for organizer’s agreement to be signed
    Buffalo – paused (looking for new co-organizers)
    Columbus – needs site and templates
    Nuremberg – waiting for contract to be signed
    Grand Rapids – paused (looking for new venue)

    MEETUPS
    Orlando for kids – needs vetting
    Bremen – needs site (I’m on it, it will be fixed today)
    Riga – needs orientation (scheduling)
    Nashik – needs vetting
    Bhopal – needs update about swag status
    Calgary – needs orientation (not scheduled yet)

     
  • Rocio Valdivia 10:27 am on December 23, 2015 Permalink |
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    WordCamps and Meetups Queue Status 

    WordCamps
    Orlando for kids – needs vetting
    Lehigh Valley – needs vetting
    Montevideo – needs vetting
    Norrköping – needs vetting
    Riga – needs orientation (scheduling)
    Islamabad – needs vetting
    Los Angeles – being vetted
    Pune – needs vetting
    Lahore – needs orientation (scheduled already)
    Seattle – needs orientation (scheduling)
    Gydina – needs orientation (scheduled already)
    Netherlands – needs orientation (scheduled already)
    Barcelona – needs orientation (scheduled already)
    Sacramento – needs orientation (scheduling)
    Bratislava – needs orientation (scheduling)
    Dublin – needs orientation (scheduling)

    Meetups
    Benin City – needs interview (not scheduled yet)
    Cotonou – needs interview (not scheduled yet)
    Bremen – needs orientation (scheduled already)
    Rockford – needs orientation (scheduling)

    Meetup Venue Approval Request
    Winnipeg, MB
    Saint Louis, MO

     
    • Jen 11:31 am on December 23, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Orlando for Kids is a training, not a conference, and doesn’t require WC vetting. Andrea and I talked with the organizer at WCUS and she’s already been approved to run this event. I’ll reach out to her about next steps.

      Winnipeg’s venue can be paid immediately. @andreamiddleton can you hit that and the St Louis request today since you are on payments?

    • Ahmad Awais 10:50 am on December 30, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      @rocio Excited to be one of the organisers of our first WordCamp in Lahore 🙂 Yay! 🎉

  • Josepha 7:37 pm on December 18, 2015 Permalink |
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    Meetup Program Recap for 2014 

    Each year we send a survey to all Meetup organizers and members within our chapter program and post a recap. I neglected to post a snapshot of the program at the beginning of this year, so you’ll see another survey right on the heels of this recamp to provide a snapshot of 2015. 🙂

    Next year’s snapshot will be up by the end of February 2016. No foolin’.

    2014 Snapshot

    At the end of 2014, we had 120 groups participating in the chapter program with (roughly) 30,000 members in them. Of those ~30,000 people, about 18,000 (60%) actually attended any events.

    Of those 120 groups, 106 (88%) held 1,119 events over the course of the year (averaging about 93 a month). Our most active month for Meetup events was October at 115 events during the month.

    The most active groups in 2014 were:

    • The Albuquerque WordPress Group
    • The Austin WordPress Meetup Group
    • Seattle WordPress Meetup
    • WordPressKC
    • Greater Milwaukee Area WordPress Meetup

    Survey Snapshot

    Along with the data that came directly from Meetup.com, there is also a little information we can gather from the survey itself. The sample size was remarkably small compared to the pool of recipients (718 responses out of, ostensibly, 30,000 contacts bringing us to a response rate of 2%). As a result, these findings are specific to respondents and not applied to the program overall.

    Respondent Stats
    79% lived in the United States.
    50% live in the city their Meetup group is in.
    25% live in a suburb of the city their Meetup group is in.
    20% live within driving distance of the city their Meetup group is in (it’s unclear whether this excludes all suburbs).

    Most of the respondents have been members of their groups for over a year (53%) with those who had been members between three and twelve months coming second (33%) and those less than three months at 14%.

    Of the top five reasons folks don’t attend, the most common was the topic. However there was a clear trend around scheduling conflicts and attendance.

    • 56% – The posted topic
    • 48% – Work schedule
    • 42% – Day of week
    • 39% – Time of day
    • 37% – Location/venue

    Event types most are interested in:

    • 81% – Formal presentation with a speaker followed by Q&A
    • 77% – Workshop/training
    • 61% – Discussion groups
    • 58% – Show & tell of what people are doing with WordPress in the community
    • 47% – Working on your WordPress sites/projects at a coffeeshop with others

    A scant quarter (23%) wanted to help with organizing events, but only 5% of respondents had actively planned something in 2014.

    Who we, the respondents, are:

    • 48% – Developer
    • 46% – Small Business Owner
    • 42% – Site Admin
    • 40% – Blogger
    • 37% – Advanced User

    62% of all respondents had never contributed at all. Common comments from those who hadn’t included concerns about lacking knowledge, not knowing how to begin, and general embarrassment that can potentially be defined as imposter syndrome.

    Conclusion

    While 2014 was generally a good year for the Meetup program overall, we saw a very low level of engagement ranging from events and attendance all the way to survey responses. After the push at the beginning of 2015 to open up event planning to any member, we’ve already seen a difference to date but you can expect to see the same encouragement from the team again this year!

    Next week you’ll start to see surveys for this year in your inbox (for both organizers and members). Help us all to continue making progress by encouraging participation from your entire organizing team as well as your members!

     
    • Birgit Pauli-Haack 8:40 pm on December 18, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Very, very interesting, @chanthaboune Thank you for posting this so timely for the next survey to go out! I am curious: For “The most active groups in 2014” – are you able to pull the number of events each of them conducted over the course of the year?

    • Jon (Kenshino) 2:37 pm on December 19, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Thanks Josepha!

      Excited to see the 2015 stats.

      Would there be a ‘new meetups created’ kinda numbers included in the 2015 one?

      • Josepha 10:18 pm on December 20, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Yes, we will have those! Soon I’ll also have that data from 2013 and might come back and edit the post to reflect the new information.

  • Rocio Valdivia 11:56 am on December 16, 2015 Permalink |
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    WordCamps and Meetups Queue Status 

    WordCamps
    Toronto – second opinion
    Sacramento – needs vetting
    Benin City – needs vetting
    Riga – needs vetting
    Cotonou – needs vetting
    Managua – needs vetting
    Seattle – needs vetting
    Los Angeles – needs vetting
    Bratislava – needs quiz’s orientation
    Orlando for kids – needs vetting
    Peoria – needs WC site
    Sunshine Coast – needs WC site
    Dublin – needs vetting
    Chicago – needs budget review (already scheduled)
    Hamilton – needs chat debrief
    Prague – needs budget review

    Meetups
    Kobe – second opinion
    Yangon – needs vetting
    Virginia Beach – needs vetting
    Bhopal – needs info about lost swag
    Sorocaba – needs interview
    Turku – needs interview (scheduling it)
    Bremen – needs vetting
    Cairo – needs vetting
    Auburn – needs orientation (scheduled it)
    Majadahonda – needs orientation
    Karachi – needs interview (scheduling it)

    Meetups Venue Approval Request
    Winnipeg, MB
    Saint Louis, MO

     
  • Jen 8:27 pm on September 21, 2015 Permalink |

    Meetup Organizer Handbook 

     
  • Josepha 8:26 pm on August 18, 2015 Permalink |  
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    Change in Meetup Group Transfer Process 

    There has been a change in the way we transfer Meetup groups to the chapter account that requires the newly nominated organizer to be selected from those members who have attended Meetup events already. We can get around this by having WordPress be promoted to the role of co-organizer first, but we’ve asked the kind people at Meetup if they will change that process for groups like ours.

    We’d like them to change it back to the old way so that we don’t all have to deal with that extra step in the process. We will keep you posted on progress.

     
    • Angie Meeker 8:33 pm on August 18, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Hi @josepha Can you tell me one more time what we need to do now to get Columbus, Ohio moved to the Foundation’s account? I sent out the survey months ago.

      • Josepha 8:52 pm on August 18, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Hey Angie! I sent you an email with the final steps about a month ago. I will find it and re-send it!

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