Andrea posted a WordCamp update for October – December. Keep an eye out for the full end-of-year WordCampWordCampWordCamps 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. update with stats extravaganza over on the WC Central blog.
On the meetup front, Jen is working on getting existing meetup groups into the central WP Meetup account. An overview is here: https://make.wordpress.org/community/2013/12/10/meetup-com-transfers-these-applications-to-join-the/
We’re looking for new volunteers to help coordinate training programs & materials.
I’ve seen a question or two in IRC lately about whether we’ll be participating inmentorship programs (GSOC and the like) for next year. So, as a general reminder in case any of you see the question come up, we do plan to participate again, but we have to apply for each program separately, usually in the spring for summer programs — so please tell any potential students that we can’t say yet that we’re participating, but there will be announcements about each program individually as soon as there’s news to report.