WordCamp developed a new page that makes the status of each new WordCamp public. Called the WordCamp Application Status page, it lists the conference’s name, location, most recent milestone, status, and last update. It even highlights the applicant’s name so it’s easier to get in touch. Thinking about creating a new WordCamp? Check the list first and get involved if one has already been planned.
Everything is done through WordCamp Central. You can log in, choose the WordCamp you want to update and change the status to everything from “Needs More Info” to “Scheduled.” When a WordCamp is first added, it will bear the distinction “Needs vetting.” That gives a heads up that the new location needs to be considered before the organizers can do any more work. The name of the person who made the change will be listed, so questions can be directed to the right place.
The options that are laid out make sure you don’t miss a step in the process. It’s very easy to see what needs to be done next. As changes are made, WordCamp deputies can make notes in the text editor, which keeps everyone informed. Right now deputies, or WordCamp central volunteers, are the only ones who can add and view notes right now, but that will soon change.
What do you think about the new format? Are there any changes you would like to see? Write them in the comments below.