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Here is where we have policy debates, project announcements, and assist community members in organizing events.
Everyone is welcome to comment on posts and participate in the discussions regardless of skill level or experience.
If you love WordPress and want to help us do these things, join in!
Thanks for taking part in our mentoring program! This is a great way for every 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. organizer to get structured support and guidance. The format we have been using has been to ask groups/pairs to meet every two weeks for 12 weeks to talk over the following points:
Session 1: Recruiting organizing team / Finding a venue / Drawing up a prelim budget
building an organizing team
identifying what you want in a venue and how to get it for free or cheap
budget setup: fixed vs variable expenses, “must haves” vs “nice to haves”
how to make a call for speakers and review applications
Session 4: Registration / Food and parties
setting up registration with Camptix (badge design), coupon codes, managing sell-outs
planning lunch, coffee, snack for the event
planning (speaker and after-) parties/events
Session 5: Recruiting & scheduling volunteers
how to make a call for volunteers that attracts reliable people
how to set a volunteer schedule
tips for wrangling volunteers
Session 6: Designing swag & badges / Day Of: best practices and back-up plans
badge design best practices
swag design best practices
before-event emails to attendees, speakers, sponsors
Bonus Session: Week-before WordCamp check-in
review backup plans
where’s your towel
And then talking as often as necessary outside that schedule for ease of mind and all that. Volunteers in the global community teamGlobal Community TeamA group of community organizers and contributors who collaborate on local events about WordPress — monthly WordPress meetups and/or annual conferences called WordCamps. will still be available for tricky questions, but we’re hoping to make peer mentoring our first line of awesomeness for WordCamp organizers.