Back in the spring I gave an impromptu talk on web content at a WordPress Philly meetup. Someone suggested it would make a good WordCamp talk, and someone else encouraged women to submit to WordCamp US this year … and, well, here I am.
WCUS is only 10 days away and my talk is ready to go.
One of the things I’ve been up to the past year is serving as one of 10 co-organizers of WordCamp Philly 2017, which was October 28 and 29 at the University of the Sciences. We’re winding down for 2017 and looking ahead to next year.
To get started, we’re again offering an opportunity for members of the WordPress community to join the organizing team.
If you’d like to be a WordCamp Philly 2018 co-organizer, apply online before January 1. Along with the application you’ll find information about what to expect in terms of time and activities. You don’t need to be a WordPress expert to get involved in planning a WordCamp. Communication, design, organizational and people skills are just a few of the assets that are more important than knowing code when it comes to planning an event.
And I’m pondering the line between being well prepared and obsessing. Here’s how I figure it:
Being well prepared: making sure in advance that all phones, computers and other devices are fully charged and all the accessories are accounted for and ready.
Obsessing: spending almost 10 minutes trying to decide which of three pairs of socks to wear to the event … under knee boots.
I’ll be volunteering over the weekend, serving as room runner Friday morning and working at the Happiness Bar around midday Saturday. Looking forward to meeting lots of new people this weekend in Philly. Come say hello!
The site is up for the inaugural WordCamp US!
Interested in how schools are using WordPress? Wondering about the benefits and challenges? WordCamp Philly 2015 will present a one-hour panel on WordPress in Schools at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 13.