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We are currently updating the names of our contributor roles throughout our resources. The new role names are Community Team Event SupporterEvent SupporterEvent Supporter (formerly Mentor) is someone who has already organised a WordCamp and has time to meet with their assigned mentee every 2 weeks, they talk over where they should be in their timeline, help them to identify their issues, and also identify solutions for their issues. (formerly MentorEvent SupporterEvent Supporter (formerly Mentor) is someone who has already organised a WordCamp and has time to meet with their assigned mentee every 2 weeks, they talk over where they should be in their timeline, help them to identify their issues, and also identify solutions for their issues.), Community Team Program SupporterProgram SupporterCommunity Program Supporters (formerly Deputies) are a team of people worldwide who review WordCamp and Meetup applications, interview lead organizers, and keep things moving at WordCamp Central. Find more about program supporters in our Program Supporter Handbook. (formerly DeputyProgram SupporterCommunity Program Supporters (formerly Deputies) are a team of people worldwide who review WordCamp and Meetup applications, interview lead organizers, and keep things moving at WordCamp Central. Find more about program supporters in our Program Supporter Handbook.), and Program ManagerProgram ManagerProgram Managers (formerly Super Deputies) are Program Supporters who can perform extra tasks on WordCamp.org like creating new sites and publishing WordCamps to the schedule. (formerly Super DeputyProgram ManagerProgram Managers (formerly Super Deputies) are Program Supporters who can perform extra tasks on WordCamp.org like creating new sites and publishing WordCamps to the schedule.).
The information in this document about online vendors is applicable only for WordCamps that have a date on the schedule or under budget review with the understanding that they’d be working with a professional vendor as on 23rd July 2020. Other online WordCamps (including those that are currently in planning) will need to find local sponsors if they wish to work with vendors. We will be updating the handbook to reflect the latest information, shortly. You can find more information in the following blog post.
WPCSWPCSThe collection of PHP_CodeSniffer rules (sniffs) used to format and validate PHP code developed for WordPress according to the WordPress Coding Standards.
Pre-production (getting ready for WordCampWordCampWordCamps 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.)
Scheduling time with speakers to help them get prepared, checking their audio and visual quality, and walking speakers through what will happen during their talk.
Working with room moderators and explaining how moderation tools work.
Receiving graphics and presentations, and preparing them for the live event
Production (hosting WordCamp)
Managing the online event and ensuring that everything goes smoothly
Loading and running presentations and slides
Post-Production (delivering to WordPress.tv)
Edit and add titles (add intro), cleaning up any issues
Display live captions during each session at the WordCamp (not auto-generated) in the talk language itself.
Nice to have: During post production, the captioning company does a final review on the captions by correcting any mistakes, before submitting the videos to WordPress.tv for publishing.
To secure a quote from your vendor, it is important to share the following information:
Dates and times of your WordCamp
Number of days and tracks you are planning on
Estimated number of speakers
Questions that you will want to ask include:
What platform do they recommend you use and is it fully accessible?
Will they cover all of the services listed above?
How many people will be dedicated to your WordCamp?
Does the quote include captioning?
What graphics and slide requirements do they have?
Note: Some vendors may not support captioning by default. You may need to contact a separate vendor (and get a separate quote) for captioning services. While reaching out to the captioning vendor, it mightbe a good idea to enquire if they have worked with your production vendor.
When you are ready to move forward with a production company, please request a quote or estimate, and use that to inform your budget. WPCS will sign the quote after the budget has been approved.