Tuesday Trainings: How do I contribute to WordPress? Part 3

Regional In-person WordCamps Going Forward

Posted by Dot Org Community on May 23, 2022 at 6:06 am
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In March, I kicked off a discussion in this blog on revisiting regional in-person WordCamps. A big thank you to all of you for sharing exciting and diverse perspectives and concerns on regional in-person events. I have attempted to summarize your feedback in the wrap-up comment. The goal of the WordCamp program is to connect WordPress enthusiasts with each other, inspire them to do more with WordPress, and encourage contribution to the WordPress project. Per your feedback, regional WordCamps would help us achieve this goal in 2022. Hence, the Community Team has decided to simplify the guidelines for regional in-person WordCamps.  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.  Regional WordCamp applications will continue to be evaluated on a case-by-case basis by WordCamp Central deputies. Importance of Local Communities While Organizing Regional WordCamps I would like to specifically highlight that ongoing regional WordCamps cannot be held at the cost of local WordPress meetups and local communities. Local communities offer more accessible ways to connect over WordPress, and more supportive pathways to participation in larger,…

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