Events Team Intro

Since @andreamiddleton is on vacation this week, I’m acting as her backup and posting the Events group intro.

This is a new official contributor group, though people have been contributing to WordPress by organizing WordPress events for more than 6 years. The group is newly formed, but there are already quite a few contributors, made up of pre-existing 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. and MeetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through 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 will help you find options in your area. organizers. Andrea and I posted a laundry list of projects that should fall under the group’s aegis, and people volunteered to work on the ones that inspired them the most. Andrea is currently in the process of posting “assignments” to these projects based on a combination of expressions of interest and required skills and/or backgrounds.

The projects are numerous, which is a risk; keeping track of so many actions at once can be difficult, especially in a mostly-volunteer environment where deadlines may have to be set aside on occasion as the day job requires it, so keeping things moving but manageable is the top priority right now.

Here are the areas where “subcommittees” of contributors will be working on putting together recommendations, or will be getting trained in how to maintain things:

  • event video management
  • Multi-event Sponsorship Program
  • Event planning training materials
  • Meetups program
  • WordCamp guidelines review
  • Translation of event guidelines and/or materials
  • New organizer mentorship
  • WordCamp base theme templates
  • Speaker mentorship
  • Event type inventory

There will be natural areas of overlap with the Training and Community Outreach groups. Regular updates from this group will be posted on Thursdays by Andrea moving forward.

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