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IRL FTW!Organizing Meetups and WordCamps   Aaron Hockley    @ahockley
Meetups /User groups
Meetups: Location• Big enough• Wifi• A/V
Meetups: Content• Topics: broad or  narrow• Mix w/ related  groups• Invite notable  guests
Meetups: Last         Thoughts• Use ustream for  free/easy streaming• Close with "whos  hiring, whos  looking"
WordCamp:Its the PeopleEverything Else Is Secondary
Event Format• All scheduled?• Unconference?• Solo speakers?• Panels?
Support from WP        Foundation• Registration/  ticketing• Financial  management• Planning resources
plan.wordcamp.org
WordCamp IsntAbout the Money
WordCamp Logistics
WordCamp Logistics• Venue• Food• Shirts / badges /  swag
Q&A Aaron Hockleyaaronhockley.com   @ahockley
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IRL FTW! Organizing Meetups and WordCamps

  1. 1. IRL FTW!Organizing Meetups and WordCamps Aaron Hockley @ahockley
  2. 2. Meetups /User groups
  3. 3. Meetups: Location• Big enough• Wifi• A/V
  4. 4. Meetups: Content• Topics: broad or narrow• Mix w/ related groups• Invite notable guests
  5. 5. Meetups: Last Thoughts• Use ustream for free/easy streaming• Close with "whos hiring, whos looking"
  6. 6. WordCamp:Its the PeopleEverything Else Is Secondary
  7. 7. Event Format• All scheduled?• Unconference?• Solo speakers?• Panels?
  8. 8. Support from WP Foundation• Registration/ ticketing• Financial management• Planning resources
  9. 9. plan.wordcamp.org
  10. 10. WordCamp IsntAbout the Money
  11. 11. WordCamp Logistics
  12. 12. WordCamp Logistics• Venue• Food• Shirts / badges / swag
  13. 13. Q&A Aaron Hockleyaaronhockley.com @ahockley

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