WordCamp Update for October 3, 2011

Welcome to our inaugural WordCamp Update post! This is where I’ll put information on WordCamps about to be held, WordCamps in planning, and other community news.

This Week:

WordCamp Sevilla: October 8-9

Tickets are still available for WordCamp Sevilla – about 50 seat lefts on Saturday, and 8 seats left on Sunday, which is a Developer’s Day.  The event will be live-streamed, and speakers include Hugo Baeta, Jorge Bernal, Ze Fontainhas, Rafael Poveda, Fernando Tellado, and Remkus de Vries. Rafael’s mom will also be doing a flash talk – she’s a 63-year-old math professor who uses WordPress blogs in her classes. If you’re anywhere near Sevilla this weekend, don’t miss this event – everyone and their mother will be there!

Upcoming WordCamps:

What are you waiting for? You can buy tickets for these upcoming WordCamps right now:

Recently Approved:

Organizers have recently been approved in the following cities and are now putting together their organizing team to begin planning and looking for a venue. If you’re in one of these locations and want to get in on the planning fun, just email WordCamp Central, and I’ll be happy to put you in touch.

  • Madrid, Spain
  • Sao Paulo, Brazil

Venue Needed:

WordCamp organizing teams in these cities are still looking for the right space.  If you have a great idea for a free or cheap WordCamp venue in any of the below locales, email the organizers via the below links:

Call for organizers:

The below cities have hosted great WordCamps in the past and now need new organizers and community leaders to volunteer to organize the next event. What WordCamp Central has done in other situations like these is to gather all organizer applications, get everyone introduced, and then help the group work out the details of who should take what role.

Phoenix: Amanda Blum has moved to Portland and Chuck Reynolds is wrapped up with other things.

Hawaii: repeat organizer Bert Lum has too much on his plate; he’s been working with a number of people to get WordCamp organized, but I’d like to make sure that everyone interested in participating has stepped forward.

New York City: a number of people interested in helping with the next WordCamp approached Jane Wells in 2010, and I want to ensure that those people have the opportunity to join the team that is eventually formed. Steve Bruner has graciously agreed to be involved again this year.

If you want to lead or join an organizing team, review the guidelines and  fill out the application.

2 Replies to WordCamp Update for October 3, 2011

  1. Shaiq Uddin says:

    Looking for WordCamp to be held in Karachi, Pakistan…

    • andrea says:

      You’ll find them on the Pending list, and we’ll add more information about that event as the organizers’ planning progresses. :)