Community Team Removes Red Tape From Regional WordCamp Applications

Community Team Removes Red Tape From Regional WordCamp Applications

Posted by WP Tavern on May 26, 2022 at 12:01 pm
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photo credit: World Maps After a lengthy discussion, the Community Team has decided to make it easier for organizers to apply for regional in-person WordCamps. These are events that pull in a community from a geographical area larger than one city or metro area. In past years, WordPress Community Support (WCS) saddled regional events with numerous additional requirements beyond regular WordCamps, such as preparing a proposal and a minimum of three cities in the region hosting local events, with at least one having hosted a WordCamp. “The Community Team has decided to simplify the guidelines for regional in-person WordCamps,” Automattic-sponsored WordPress.org community manager Hari Shanker said. “Moving forward, regional WordCamps will not need to go through additional steps (such as writing a proposal), and can directly apply to organize a camp for their region using the regular WordCamp application form.”  Shanker asummarized community feedback that influenced the decision to ease up on the requirements and move towards using common sense as guide for hosting regional WordCamps: Regional WordCamps could be beneficial in restarting events in a region in a post-pandemic situation. It would be a great way to revive the community.WordCamps should be evaluated on a case-by-case basis, with conditions such…

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