Events Group Update for 11/29/2012

Past week:

  • 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. organizing teams were approved in Mexico, Nicaragua, Bhubaneswar, and Seoul. Asked 9 other applicants to start by organizing a 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. first.
  • The subcommittee published 3 WordCamp videos and met on Skype to start planning their roadmap.
  • The Events Planning Training Materials subcommittee has started gathering materials from WordCamp and Meetup organizers.
  • The Multi-event Sponsorship Program subcommittee is still trying to set up a first meeting.

Coming week:

  • WordCamp Orlando, the last of the year, happens this weekend.
  • Respond to incoming WordCamp organizer applications.
  • Publish the membership for additional Events subcommittees.
  • Recruit some betaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. testers to design their WordCamp site using TwentyTwelve/Eleven/Ten and test the new pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the Plugin Directory or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party for the session/sponsor/speaker CPTs.
  • Get some basic (for now) WordPress stickers printed up and arrange a system for shipping them to WordCamps/Meetups.


Andrea was on vacation last week.