Changes to WordCamp camera kits distribution

Capturing videos of 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. presentations should be one of the organizers higher priorities. The video is how great knowledge will live on and be shared with the world on WordPress.tv. To help organizers with recording, we have a handful of camera kits that WordCamps happening in US, Western Europe and Canada can borrow.

Starting today, we are streamlining the process of the camera kits distribution. As a part of this, camera kits need to be requested by WordCamp organizers themselves. Requests should be done as soon as the organizers know they will need the camera kits and at latest one month prior to WordCamp. Otherwise, we cannot ensure that the request can be fulfilled.

Camera kit request form is added to the WordCamp Organizer Handbook.

At the moment, camera kit requests are coordinated in HelpScout by:
US – @tashan
Europe – @sippis
Canada – @mikeyarce 

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Some changes to the way WordCamp camera kits are distributed

If you’re a 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. organizer who has made use of the Foundation’s camera kits recently or will be needing them in the near future you may be contacted by one of the camera kit coordinators for shipping information or to send the kits to them or another WordCamp.

In the US – @roseapplemedia
In Europe – @petya
In Canada – @mikeyarce

If you have any questions about this please let me know!

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A/V Release Forms for WordPress.tv

Konstantin Obenland raised the point today that 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. A/V forms are a pain compared to the agreement forms we’ve digitized/automated. Since the way we handle A/V forms is a leftover from more than 5 years ago, that’s not surprising, and we should update that bit.

  • Not all speakers fill out an application form, so tying it to that wouldn’t cover everyone.
  • Opting in to global permission should be an option, but not the default. Anyone who does not choose global option will need to agree on an event-by-event basis.
  • We’ll be getting more 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. videos moving forward, so the wording should be for general WordPress events, with a listing of the events approved for use.
  • While someone can’t undo permission they’ve already granted, if they have chosen global option they should be able to log in and undo that option for future.
  • It might make sense to tie this to the .org profiles, as more event activity is going to live there.

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