Not today, but soon. Perhaps as early as March or early April. But it’s coming.
Aaron Jorbin has been working hard at collecting, curating, and sharing best practices when it comes to meetup groups and all of this time and attention has been to align all WordPress-centric groups so that the best experience can be had by all.
One of the things that had been rolled out in the last few months is the aggregation and consolidation of a number of Meetup Groups under the WordPress Foundation Meetup.com account. Practically-speaking, this just saved the organizers a few bucks for the Meetup.com fee initially but the entire move will eventually provide even more value to organizers and attendees.
Currently, there are 23 meetups that now fall under this main WordPress Foundation account and more to come in the next few months. In fact, Aaron shares that if you’re interested in rolling your meetup group up into the Foundation’s then you can expect to see that happen around late March or early April. So stay posted for more details on that front.
What’s happening now though is the finalization of organization guidelines through drafting, eventual public consumption and opinion, and then to the team reps and Matt M. himself. The process is moving along at a decent pace and I’m excited about this standardization effort that should help many more meetup organizers to come as well as create even more value for attendees.
Make sure to follow Aaron and his work over at Make Events and give him and the other volunteers your thoughts and opinions as well – they’ll welcome them warmly.