WordCamps are awesome events that take up an extraordinary amount of time and effort to put together. I was lucky enough to be able to attend the recent WordCamp Dallas and I must admit, Charles Stricklin along with John Pozadzides did one heck of a job putting on a great conference. I thought it went over rather well and I have yet to hear anyone complain about any aspect of the event.
As promised, Charles has published the first in a series of articles which will cover in detail what it took in order to turn WordCamp Dallas from an idea, into a reality. The first article contains information related to the very beginnings of a WordCamp event. This is the brainstorming session.
The first three steps you should consider before going any further include:
- Gauge interest.
- Determine the overall structure of your WordCamp.
- Pick a weekend, and maybe even a few alternate weekends
Charles plans on tackling the subjects of venue selection, pricing and sponsors so be sure to keep an eye on his blog for those posts.