Andrea Middleton, someone I’ve been in contact with for a bit since I’m helping to organize the local WordCamp Atlanta here in a few months, is looking for a few good men (and women) to join the events team.
And you should join. Seriously.
She’s looking for help in these three areas:
- Event Planning Training Materials: If you have great writing and editorial skills, plus expertise in organizing WordCamps and other WP events, you’d be a real asset to this group.
- WordPress.tv Event Video Management: This team needs a few more intrepid WordCamp video reviewers.
- WordCamp Base Theme Page Templates: This team could use a few more awesome devs and designers who have experience with the WordCamp Base theme and with organizing sanctioned WordCamps.
I believe that one of the biggest and most effective ways for all of us to support and grow the WordPress community is to constantly be going local with all of our efforts and meeting up with others in Meetups, WordCamps, and more.
I know personally that my engagement with multiple WordCamps and Meetups has generated a lot of fruit for my efforts and have helped convert a lot of I’m-not-so-sure-about-WordPress people to full believers.
I received this email via my contact form from someone I met at the previous WordCamp Atlanta where I keynoted:
Name:: Inge Lindholm
How Can I Help You?:
Hi John! I hope this message brings a smile to your day. I think it was about this time last year that I attended Wordcamp Atlanta. Being an outgoing person myself, I really enjoyed your enthusiasm about blogging. I was actually only attending the wordcamp so I could I learn about the tech stuff on the back end of wordpress. I never even considered that little ole me would ever start writing or give “birth to a blog” (ooh! Think I just came up with a new blog title!)
Anyway, you left your speech with one homework assignment for the audience.
Do you remember what that was?
“Go home and write!”
Well that sounded like great advice, with only one exception. What in the world was I going to write about? I pondered this question for over a month until the day finally arrived that I found something that I am completely passionate about writing about and for.
I am almost at my one year anniversary and I’m still learning, developing my voice, and creating my vision of the look and feel of my blogging baby. But it is my pride and joy and something I look forward to working on daily. Not too sure where this journey is going to take me, but I have a hunch I will be traveling off into other far pockets of the planet continuing to explore. But I’ve got A LOT of work to do.
Thanks again for everything.
This made my day in a huge way. Thanks Inge for coming to last year’s event and I am humbled to be a part of your publishing story!
Got some time? Join the events team and stuff like this can happen even more often. Rock it out!