Meetup Organiser Newsletter: 16 April 2018

Over the last few months we have started sending regular newsletters out to WordPress meetup organisers all around the world. In order to share this content and news with more people, we will be posting the newsletters to this blog as well! Howdy WordPress meetup organizers! Welcome to another meetup organizer newsletter full of news, […]

WordPress Meetup Roundtables scheduled for March

In an earlier post about how to assist dormant Meetup Groups, we kicked around some ideas on how to support meetup organizers in their essential community work, especially if they are struggling or suffer from burn-out. As a test, experienced meetup organizers will host four Meetup Roundtables. Kathy Drewien, Roberto Remedios, Jim True and Ulrich […]

Handling Dormant Meetup Groups

With 575 meetup groups on the chapter account (and always growing!) we like to check in every so often to confirm if the groups are active. However, there are some meetup groups in the program that are inactive or dormant, and we need to figure out how we should manage them going forward. A few weeks ago, […]

Hosting Meetups with applicants from countries with slow internet connections.

Recently I’ve been focusing my meetup orientation efforts on meetups from other African countries. Depending on the internet connectivity in different parts of Africa, than can and has led to some frustrating orientations, where either I or the applicant have to try out different options to connect. I thought therefore that it might be useful […]

WordCamp and Meetup Reports

A new section has just been added to WordCamp Central for reports. These reports provide access to a variety of data related to the WordCamp program and the meetup group chapter program. The reports currently available fall into three categories: Financial reports Ticket Revenue Sponsor Invoices Payment Activity Global Sponsorship Grants WordCamp reports WordCamp Status […]

Small Change to Meetup and WordCamp Organizer Applications

In today’s afternoon #community-team chat, I mentioned that it can sometimes be difficult for deputies vetting applications to find information about the applicants online and that it might be helpful to request a little additional information on the application.  It was generally agreed that this would be only an incremental change and would not make […]

Suggestions for Meetup Content

Meetups are an important part of the WordPress experience. It’s good to meet people, build networks, and learn new skills. But what if you feel like your Meetup is stuck? The Marketing Team has put together some ideas to help. What are some Meetup Formats? Invite speakers from other Meetups to deliver their session remotely, […]

What makes a WordPress Meetup Great?

What makes a WordPress Meetup Great? This is a compilation from the Make WordPress Marketing Team meant to serve as a resource for the Community as a whole. Let us know what works for you.

Meetup group content

When creating a new meetup group, there is some content that you need to add, and settings to check. Here are the details: Group Description: This is the text to use for the group description when creating a new Meetup group. In the form, this answers the question, “Describe who should join, and what your […]

Supporting Meetups with Low Content

Meetups are an important part of the WordPress experience. It’s good to meet people, build networks, and learn new skills. But what if you feel like your Meetup is stuck? The Marketing Team has put together some ideas to help.