A new section has just been added to WordCamp Central Website for all WordCamp activities globally. https://central.wordcamp.org includes a list of upcoming and past camp with links to each. for reports. These reports provide access to a variety of data related to the WordCamp WordCamps 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. program and the meetup Meetup groups are locally-organized groups that get together for face-to-face events on a regular basis (commonly once a month). Learn more about Meetups in our Meetup Organizer Handbook. group chapter program.
The reports currently available fall into three categories:
There were two main goals for the reports project: reduce administrative workload, and increase transparency.
Many of these reports have been generated by hand in the past. Financial reports often took up to four hours to create, compiling data from several different sources. WordCamp and Meetup reports usually took about an hour each. Because of this time burden, some of the reports weren’t generated very often. Which leads us to…
Now all of this data is available at the fingertips of every community member, at any time. Most of the reports have data sets going back to the beginning of 2015, so you can get a fairly good picture of our programs over the last 3+ years. Transparency is important in any open source Open Source denotes software for which the original source code is made freely available and may be redistributed and modified. Open Source **must be** delivered via a licensing model, see GPL. community, and these reports are an important, incremental step in supporting that value.
This is version 1 of the reports tool. There is more to do as time is available (and contributions are welcome):
- For some reports, choose either a WordCamp or a date range, but not both
- More reports related to meetups Meetup groups are locally-organized groups that get together for face-to-face events on a regular basis (commonly once a month). Learn more about Meetups in our Meetup Organizer Handbook.
- JS-driven dashboard pages, with output from multiple reports at once (all the financial reports, for example)
Find a bug? Have an idea for the roadmap? Feel free to chime in via the comments section below.
Props to @iandunn, @andreamiddleton, and @kcristiano for their feedback and contributions!
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