Community + Events update, August 30

Jen is working on recruiting new people for community team projects, starting with @courtneydawn on the Theme School project. Welcome Courtney!

We’re working on revising the Troubleshooting Workshop materials so they can be used by new trainers or for self-study (Amy is coordinating, reconvening the crew that originally planned the curriculum). v 2.0 will focus on adding more hands-on examples and a screencast-ready script.

Events this week:

  • 49 videos published to WordPress.tv
  • 287 WordCamps sold
  • WordCamps Wroclaw and Vegas announced their dates
  • WordCamps London & Tokyo opened ticketing
  • interviewed an organizer applicant for NJ, connected him with the local meetup organizer to collaborate
  • invoiced OnTheGo Systems for a new multi-event sponsorship for Toolset for 2013Q4 for North US, East US, and Europe/Africa regions.
  • The lively non-WordCamp discussion continues: https://make.wordpress.org/events/2013/08/20/organizing-a-non-wordcamp/

Events, Coming week:

  • Continue to support the 22 events in planning and the 15 events in pre-planning
  • Conclude our discussion of non-WordCamp events policy
  • Wrap up the Community/Events merger.

… Oh, and About That!

We know it’s been a while since we first decided on merging, and we’re finally kicking off the combined group this week.

Weekly IRC meetings will be on Thursdays at 1800UTC (2pm ET)

The newly combined P2 will have categories for events and outreach, and we’re planning to include a bunch of new orientation material: who the team is, what our current projects are, and how to get information about (and better, get involved in) various projects. Stay tuned.