|Sent on:||Thursday, December 1, 2011 2:31 PM|
Ben (& group): Since joining I have had a particularly busy time (excuses I know), and haven’t attended a meeting. Maybe being on the other side of the border has something to do with it. Now I will be away overseas until mid-January, so no meeting attendance again. However, the purpose of this e-mail is to tell you that I will do whatever I can for Wordcamp, and for sure I will be more attentive to our meets in 2012. Yes, I am organized, retired, Wordpress user and more. So count me in.
Just got this from the WordCamp people:
"I have approved your application to be the primary organizer of WordCamp Buffalo 2012, pending your response to this email stating that you are still interested in taking on the commitment in accordance with the WordCamp organizer guidelines at http://plan.wordcamp.org. If you have any questions, please be sure to ask right away. Once you confirm that you are going to begin organizing a WordCamp in agreement with guidelines, I will set you up as the administrator of 2011.buffalo.wordcamp.org (I'll need your WordPress.org username) so that you can put up a “Coming Soon” site that you can use to solicit volunteers, sponsors, organizers, etc. for your event.
We will also create an email forward of [address removed] so that you have an official email that you can use for correspondence; let me know what email you would like this address to forward to. Some organizers have it go to one person who manages all incoming email, while others set up an email account that is accessible to all members of the organizing team - either is fine.
Once you have picked out a potential venue, let me know so that we can officially approve the venue and date of your event. At that point, we will add you to the schedule at wordcamp.org.
The main issues that the organizing team needs to be aware of, are all documented here:
- venue: http://plan.wordcamp.org/first-steps/venue-and-date/
- vetting speakers/sponsors/volunteers: http://plan.wordcamp.org/become-an-organizer/representing-wordpress/
- sponsorships: http://plan.wordcamp.org/planning-details/fundraising/
- ticket prices: http://plan.wordcamp.org/planning-details/selling-tickets/
- website: http://plan.wordcamp.org/first-steps/web-presence/
Let me know if there are any other questions
So, here's the thing-I don't want to confirm this unless I know I have all of your back. I'm not a very organized person, so I'll need co-organizers and people I can count on to help. To start with, 4-5 attendees at our meetups isn't very promising. I don't think we can pull this off unless we grow to at LEAST 25 steady meetup attendees. Anything you all can do to help in that end would be awsome.
If you're a member of this meetup but don't come to our meetings, we need you to start coming. You really don't know what you're missing. We are here to help you with your WordPress problems, answer questions, teach you what we know, and learn from you.
I'm targeting October 2012 for WordCamp Buffalo. Who's in?
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