The NextGen Event Project: Your Ideas, Your WordPress Community!

Like all great communities, the strength of the WordPress community is the incredible people who participate and also bring their unique perspectives and ideas to the project.

As the NextGen Event Project rolls along, we have put together some creative concepts and ideas powered by your fellow WordPress enthusiasts. These concepts are all ready for implementation, and we hope that these are brought to life over the next months and years to come.

Community and Identity-Based Groups:

  • College Campus-Based Groups
  • Self-Learning Clubs
  • Events for Identity-Based Groups
  • Peer-to-Peer Matching
  • Expert to Beginner Matching
  • Event for Underrepresented Groups

Educational and Informative Events:

  • WordPress “Shark Tank” (Ideas Pitch)
  • WordPress LearnUp
  • Intro to Open SourceOpen 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. and WordPress
  • Intro to Contributing
  • Second Half of the Day
  • Sponsor Networking Day
  • WordPress Debate on Hot Topics
  • Events on Specific Topics: Hosting, Security, Performance, Sustainability, Optimization
  • Online Event: WordCast
  • Happiness Bar
  • Online Clinic
  • Show and Tell Night
  • Curated Talks
  • Web Pitching Competition
  • WordPress Career Day
  • WordPress for Rural Communities
  • WordPress Showcase for Students

Networking and Professional Development:

  • Job Fairs
  • Fireside Chats/Show and Tell
  • Lunch Clubs
  • Networking Circles
  • Group Speed Networking for Business Owners (Finance, Insurance, Tech)
  • Networking for WordPress Businesses
  • Networking for Jobseekers and Recruiters
  • Networking for Bloggers
  • Events for Podcasters
  • Events for Publishers

Education and Skill Building:

  • Community Building Event
  • 1:1 Learning
  • Event with Non-WordPress Tech Groups
  • DevCamp with Non-WordPress Dev Communities
  • Edutainment
  • Study Group Learning WP on Different Topics (Learning by Doing)
  • WordPress for Enterprise Training

Specialized Events:

  • Event for Enterprise Users and Media Companies Using MultisiteMultisite Multisite is a WordPress feature which allows users to create a network of sites on a single WordPress installation. Available since WordPress version 3.0, Multisite is a continuation of WPMU or WordPress Multiuser project. WordPress MultiUser project was discontinued and its features were included into WordPress core.
  • Event for Web Agencies
  • WordPress Youth Summit
  • Scary Stories or Horror WordPress in October – Learning from Mistakes
  • WordPress for Publishers
  • Low-cost or Eco Event
  • WordPress Retreat
  • Event about Digital Marketing

These ideas have been collected from community members like you. The exciting part is, if you are an event organizer, we truly encourage you to experiment actively by creating more vibrant, inclusive and exciting events for the future.

This is where we get to participate and shape the future of WordPress events.

Apply now for organizing an event under the NextGen Events program!

Thank you to @devinmaeztri, @no249a002 and @_dorsvenabili for contributing to this post!

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Call for ideas: new features for our NexGen WP events central page

As the new design is taking shape, I’d like to open a call for ideas with this post to find the most useful and desirable features for a future homepage that would host a list of all Next Gen WordPress events, have a centralized place to find the next WP events, all open calls for speakers, sponsors, volunteers, ticket sales,… and to be able to filterFilter Filters are one of the two types of Hooks They provide a way for functions to modify data of other functions. They are the counterpart to Actions. Unlike Actions, filters are meant to work in an isolated manner, and should never have side effects such as affecting global variables and output. them by continent, country, language, type of event, etc.

I’d like to share The Linux Foundation Events page for reference as it contains many elements that we’re missing in the WordCamp Central Schedule page and that it would be very useful for attendees, sponsors, etc.

I’d like to highlight:

  • You can search events by name, topic, categories, country…
  • Every event in the list has a direct link to its registration page, schedule, call for speakers (if currently open), call for sponsors (if currently open), etc.
  • The top submenu includes links to the pages where someone can see all the calls for speakers currently open, all calls for sponsors currently open, etc.
  • I visualize this new homepage as a place where people can find any kind of WP event: meetupsMeetup 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., WordCamps, NexGen events, WP workshops,…

Ideas are welcome!

It’s our opportunity to create something that improves our current “Upcoming Events” and WordCamp Central Schedule pages and to create a more modern and usable site that can be useful to newcomers, attendees, sponsors, etc., and to promote it publicly more.

Please comment with your feedback and please add any more features that you’d like to see in this new site, thanks!

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