Community + Events update for Sept. 6

Events + Community P2 merger – latest progress is here:

We had our first weekly meeting as a team. We’ll be meeting regularly on Thursdays. Logs for this week:

Ongoing projects, and calls for new volunteers/projects

  • Amy coordinating troubleshooting curriculum 2.0
  • Courtney wrangling the Theme School materials
  • Jen putting out the call for new volunteers for diversity, education outreach, and community management

This week in WordCamps:

  • 17 videos published to
  • 288 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. tickets sold
  • WordCamp Detroit was cancelled
  • WordCamp Baroda was approved for pre-planning
  • WordCamp Wroclaw opened ticketing
  • requested interviews with some applicants to take over Sao Paulo and an applicant in Dayton
  • Announced volunteers helping respond to WordCamp applications:
  • met with the organizing team of WP Weekend PHX to discuss them coming under the WordCamp umbrella
  • re-ordered WordPress stickers for WordCamp swag
  • WordCamp Cape Town organizers wrote a payment gateway for CampTix to be able to interface with local South African payment processor PayFast

Coming week:

  • write a checklist for reviewing WordCamp web sites & recruit some volunteers for that
  • get shipping info for WordCamps to multi-event sponsors so they can ship swag
  • interview Dayton & Sao Paulo applicants
  • nag some WordCamps about posting their videos to
  • more posts to the WordCamp CentralWordCamp Central Website for all WordCamp activities globally. includes a list of upcoming and past camp with links to each. blog
  • write a spec for WordCamp ratings system on Central
  • continue to support the 20 camps in planning and 15 camps in pre-planning