Events Team Update for 12/6/2012

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. Orlando, the last of the year(!), was held on 12/1. They sold out with about 300 attendees and the dev track was very well attended. Anecdotal reports say attendance was about 50/50 gender split, despite the 100% male speaker list.
  • The following Events subcommittees were published: New Organizer Mentorship Program, Review WordCamp Guidelines, and WordCamp Base Theme Page Templates.
  • Recruited a 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. tester to design their WordCamp site using TwentyTwelve/Eleven/Ten and test the new wc-post-types 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: San Diego
  • The following groups met for the first time: Review WordCamp Guidelines, WordCamp Base Theme Page Templates, and Multi-event Sponsorship Program
  • The following groups scheduled a meeting: New Organizer Mentorship Program
  • The event video management subcommittee published 14 WordCamp videos and approved 18 comments. They also created a Best Practices Wish List on their team P2P2 P2 or O2 is the term people use to refer to the Make WordPress blog. It can be found at as a place to put ideas for improvements that arise when reviewing WordCamp videos.
  • WordCamp CentralWordCamp Central Website for all WordCamp activities globally. includes a list of upcoming and past camp with links to each. replied to seven new applications: 1 was approved (Milwaukee), 2 were asked for more information, and 4 were asked to start 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..

Coming week:

  • Hold elections for Team RepTeam Rep A Team Rep is a person who represents the Make WordPress team to the rest of the project, make sure issues are raised and addressed as needed, and coordinates cross-team efforts. positions.
  • Respond to incoming WordCamp organizer applications.
  • Order some basic (for now) WordPress stickers printed up and arrange a system for shipping them to WordCamps/Meetups.
  • Andrea to crunch some 2012 numbers for the Multi-Event Sponsorship subcommittee to help them create their recommended sponsorship programs.
  • Follow up with all 6 active subcommittees and create a schedule for their weekly update posts to the Events site.
  • Email all upcoming camps for banner images, etc for their WordCamp Central pages
  • Review budgets for Sydney, San Diego, and Seattle (alliteration purely coincidental).