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Organizing A WordCamp Part 1

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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.

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  1. Jonathan (83 comments.) says:

    I will need to speak with Charles a lot closer on this topic.

    I want to organize a WordCamp NYC in the near future.

  2. Neil (9 comments.) says:

    This could be very useful for anyone interested in creating Wordcamp U.K

  3. Joseph Scott (1 comments.) says:

    This is great timing, just announced our intentions to do a WordCamp Utah in the Salt Lake City area: http://joseph.randomnetworks.c.....camp-utah/

  4. Jason (75 comments.) says:

    I’m also looking forward to this as I’d like to arrange a WordPress Nagoya. Why should all the Japanese events be in Tokyo? :P

  5. Rick Ankrum (1 comments.) says:

    I also attended WordCamp Dallas. I had never been to anything like this and did not know what to expect. Charles assembled a stellar cast of presenters. I learned so much I thought my blog would explode.

  6. Charles Stricklin (11 comments.) says:

    Jonathan, I was hoping someone would do something like this on the East Coast, bravo!

    Sweet! WordCamps in planning for Toronto… New York City… Salt Lake City… London… Nagoya… This is fantastic news, people!



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