WordCamps in 2018

This is a long overdue post to summarize the WordCampWordCamp 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 for 2018. Thank you for your patience!

In 2018, over 35,000 WordPress enthusiasts came together at 143 different WordCamps to spend a day or three talking about WordPress, the free and 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. software that now powers 34% of the web!

WordCamps were held in 47 different countries in 2018, with events in 6 continents: Africa, Asia, Australia/Oceania, Europe, North America, and South America.

As you can see in the chart below, the number of WordCamps continues to steadily increase!

2018 2017 2016 2015
Total WordCamps 143 126 115 89
Total Registered Attendees 45,177 42,931 37,708 27,354
Unique Attendees 35,755 33,744 29,585 21,436
Total Organizers 1,395 1,061 815 600
Unique Organizers 1,342 1,017 797 583
Total Sessions 3,540 3,315 2,998 2,284
Total Speakers 3,479 3,265 2,965 2,376
Unique Speakers 2,634 2,459 2,284 1,762
Total Sponsors 2,650 2,478 2,312 1,672
Unique Sponsors 1,208 1,042 1,240 1,113

Notes on this report:

  • Data was gathered using the new reporting tools, so numbers may vary slightly from past years (which were gathered manually).
  • Added data on organizers (total and unique).
  • We are reporting on “total sessions”, rather than “unique sessions”. This is because determining unique sessions is subjective and therefore difficult to track.

Flagship WordCamps Data

  • WordCamp Europe tickets sold: 3,192 (includes 826 live stream tickets)
  • WordCamp US tickets sold: 4,071 (includes 2,260 live stream tickets)

Trends and Analysis

Average number of attendees per WordCamp = about 314. This is an continued increase from the past few years, most likely due to the increase in tickets sold for flagship events.

What else did the Community Team do in 2018?

Questions?

If there’s a figure above that you’d like to learn more about, or an observation you’d like to share based on the data here, please respond with a comment!

#report, #wordcamps

Weekly Deputy Report: 16 – 22 February 2018

The stats for this report are taken from the weekly Help Scout reports and, as such, only reflect the activity inside Help Scout. While this covers the majority of our community work and interaction, it excludes a few things: most WordCampWordCamp 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. mentorship discussions, all WordCamp application processing, and any interactions in SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. (Office Hours, general chatter, answering questions, etc.) – those are all handled on other platforms.

Here are the stats for this past week (16 – 22 February 2018):

This week we sent 135 emails and helped 86 individuals. Of those, 58 of the tickets were successfully resolved.

The deputies who handled those tickets in Help Scout this week are:

@camikaos
@courtneypk
@_dorsvenabili
@psykro
@hlashbrooke
@remediosgraphic
@andreamiddleton
@00sleepy
@yaycheryl
@chanthaboune
@iandunn

A huge thank you to all of these individuals for their hard work in supporting the WordPress community this week!

#deputies #report

WordCamp and Meetup Reports

A new section has just been added to WordCamp CentralWordCamp 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 WordCampWordCamp 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 meetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on meetup.com will help you find options in your area. group chapter program.

The reports currently available fall into three categories:

Financial reports

WordCamp reports

Meetup reports

There were two main goals for the reports project: reduce administrative workload, and increase transparency.

Administrative workload

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…

Transparency

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 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. community, and these reports are an important, incremental step in supporting that value.

Roadmap

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
  • JS-driven dashboard pages, with output from multiple reports at once (all the financial reports, for example)

Feedback

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!

#data #report #tool #transparency

Weekly Deputy Report: 2 – 8 February 2018

The stats for this report are taken from the weekly Help Scout reports and, as such, only reflect the activity inside Help Scout. While this covers the majority of our community work and interaction, it excludes a few things: most WordCampWordCamp 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. mentorship discussions, all WordCamp application processing, and any interactions in SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. (Office Hours, general chatter, answering questions, etc.) – those are all handled on other platforms.

Here are the stats for this past week (2 – 8 February 2018):

This week we sent 112 emails and helped 67 individuals. Of those, 50 of the tickets were successfully resolved.

The deputies who handled those tickets in Help Scout this week are:

@camikaos
@courtneypk
@_dorsvenabili
@remediosgraphic
@chanthaboune
@hlashbrooke
@andreamiddleton
@yaycheryl
@iandunn
@sheriebeth
@kdrewien

A huge thank you to all of these individuals for their hard work in supporting the WordPress community this week!

#deputies #report

Weekly Deputy Report: 12 – 18 January 2018

Hey folks!

We’re back with the weekly deputy reports in 2018 now – looking forward to reporting on all the great work that our deputies do on a regular basis.

The stats for this report are taken from the weekly Help Scout reports and, as such, only reflect the activity inside Help Scout. While this covers the majority of our community work and interaction, it excludes a few things: most WordCampWordCamp 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. mentorship discussions, all WordCamp application processing, and any interactions in SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. (Office Hours, general chatter, answering questions, etc.) – those are all handled on other platforms.

Here are the stats for this past week (12 – 18 January 2018):

This week we sent 146 emails and helped 98 individuals. Of those, 70 of the tickets were successfully resolved.

The deputies who handled those tickets in Help Scout this week are:

@courtneypk
@camikaos
@_dorsvenabili
@hlashbrooke
@bph
@kcristiano
@chanthaboune
@coreymckrill
@andreamiddleton
@iandunn

A huge thank you to all of these individuals for their hard work in supporting the WordPress community this week!

#deputies #report

Weekly Deputy Report: 10 – 16 November 2017

The stats for this report are taken from the weekly Help Scout reports and, as such, only reflect the activity inside Help Scout. While this covers the majority of our community work and interaction, it excludes a few things: most WordCampWordCamp 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. mentorship discussions, all WordCamp application processing, and any interactions in SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. (Office Hours, general chatter, answering questions, etc.) – those are all handled on other platforms.

Here are the stats for this past week (10 – 16 November 2017):

This week we sent 156 emails and helped 89 individuals. Of those, 50 of the tickets were successfully resolved.

The deputies who handled those tickets in Help Scout this week are:

@remediosgraphic
@courtneypk
@hlashbrooke
@_dorsvenabili
@andreamiddleton
@enigmaweb
@psykro
@roseapplemedia
@thewebprincess
@hardeepasrani
@coreymckrill
@00sleepy
@mayukojpn
@kcristiano
@iandunn
@myselfkhayer

A huge thank you to all of these individuals for their hard work in supporting the WordPress community this week!

#deputies #report

Weekly Deputy Report: 3 – 9 November 2017

The stats for this report are taken from the weekly Help Scout reports and, as such, only reflect the activity inside Help Scout. While this covers the majority of our community work and interaction, it excludes a few things: most WordCampWordCamp 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. mentorship discussions, all WordCamp application processing, and any interactions in SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. (Office Hours, general chatter, answering questions, etc.) – those are all handled on other platforms.

Here are the stats for this past week (3 – 9 November 2017):

This week we sent 102 emails and helped 75 individuals. Of those, 41 of the tickets were successfully resolved.

The deputies who handled those tickets in Help Scout this week are:

@myselfkhayer
@andreamiddleton
@camikaos
@courtneypk
@thewebprincess
@hardeepasrani
@hlashbrooke
@iandunn
@psykro
@kcristiano
@enigmaweb
@roseapplemedia
@remediosgraphic
@_dorsvenabili
@sheriebeth

A huge thank you to all of these individuals for their hard work in supporting the WordPress community this week!

#deputies #report

Weekly Deputy Report: 27 October – 2 November 2017

The stats for this report are taken from the weekly Help Scout reports and, as such, only reflect the activity inside Help Scout. While this covers the majority of our community work and interaction, it excludes a few things: most WordCampWordCamp 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. mentorship discussions, all WordCamp application processing, and any interactions in SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. (Office Hours, general chatter, answering questions, etc.) – those are all handled on other platforms.

Here are the stats for this past week (27 October – 2 November 2017):

This week we sent 118 emails and helped 72 individuals. Of those, 46 of the tickets were successfully resolved.

The deputies who handled those tickets in Help Scout this week are:

@andreamiddleton
@camikaos
@courtneypk
@thewebprincess
@francina
@hardeepasrani
@hlashbrooke
@iandunn
@psykro
@remediosgraphic
@_dorsvenabili

A huge thank you to all of these individuals for their hard work in supporting the WordPress community this week!

#deputies #report

Weekly Deputy Report: 13 – 19 October 2017

The stats for this report are taken from the weekly Help Scout reports and, as such, only reflect the activity inside Help Scout. While this covers the majority of our community work and interaction, it excludes a few things: most WordCampWordCamp 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. mentorship discussions, all WordCamp application processing, and any interactions in SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. (Office Hours, general chatter, answering questions, etc.) – those are all handled on other platforms.

Here are the stats for this past week (13 – 19 October 2017):

This week we sent 141 emails and helped 96 individuals. Of those, 64 of the tickets were successfully resolved.

The deputies who handled those tickets in Help Scout this week are:

@adityakane
@gounder
@andreamiddleton
@camikaos
@coreymckrill
@courtneypk
@thewebprincess
@hardeepasrani
@hlashbrooke
@jimtrue
@psykro
@kcristiano
@mayukojpn
@roseapplemedia
@mikeyarce
@petya
@remediosgraphic
@_dorsvenabili

A huge thank you to all of these individuals for their hard work in supporting the WordPress community this week!

#deputies #report

Weekly Deputy Report: 6 – 12 October 2017

The stats for this report are taken from the weekly Help Scout reports and, as such, only reflect the activity inside Help Scout. While this covers the majority of our community work and interaction, it excludes a few things: most WordCampWordCamp 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. mentorship discussions, all WordCamp application processing, and any interactions in SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. (Office Hours, general chatter, answering questions, etc.) – those are all handled on other platforms.

Here are the stats for this past week (6 – 12 October 2017):

This week we sent 162 emails and helped 106 individuals. Of those, 74 of the tickets were successfully resolved.

The deputies who handled those tickets in Help Scout this week are:

@adityakane
@wpaleks
@andreamiddleton
@camikaos
@courtneypk
@hlashbrooke
@psykro
@kcristiano
@roseapplemedia
@remediosgraphic
@_dorsvenabili

A huge thank you to all of these individuals for their hard work in supporting the WordPress community this week!

#deputies #report