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  • Andre Natta 9:17 pm on September 7, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Birmingham   

    Hello fellow WordCampers! I made a post here a few months ago about WordCamp Birmingham 2010. It’s now less than two weeks away (September 18 & 19) and we’d like your help in spreading the word about it. We’re also still seeking sponsors. Please check out the site (and if you can help us out – contact us through the form on the site).


    I hope all of you are doing well and that all of our camps are successful. I’d be great to be able to hear about what others are doing again…

  • Andre Natta 5:17 pm on February 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    It won’t be officially announced until late this week, but WordCamp Birmingham (AL) will most likely be held on September 18 & 19. Working to lock down specific details now… We’re hoping to focus a little on entertainment and journalism this year.

    • maya 12:02 am on February 25, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Cool, do you have any speakers confirmed yet?

      • Andre 12:09 am on February 25, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        No one yet but we’re looking for suggestions for potential speakers and planning a call for speakers much earlier than normal.

        • maya 5:23 pm on February 25, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          Have you reached out to MT, Mark J. and Brian yet?

          • Andre 10:12 pm on February 27, 2010 Permalink | Reply

            About to write to MT and Mark J. now to see what advice they can offer. I’ve never tried reaching out to Brian before though…

            • maya 5:01 pm on March 9, 2010 Permalink

              Let me know if you need an intro to Brian.

  • Andre Natta 1:29 pm on July 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: organization, wordcampbham   

    Quick question: what are folks using to … 

    Quick question: what are folks using to organize and track volunteer efforts and sponsorship asks? We’re using Google Docs right now (though we did look at creating a wiki on our site).

    • Naoko McCracken 3:46 pm on July 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      We used Google Group for organizer/volunteer communication, and Google docs for keeping track expenses, post-event polls. We also used Google Group pages & file upload for miscellaneous memos.

    • Maya 4:47 pm on July 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      For SF, I used Google docs – had various spreadsheets and word docs, which worked very well. I think a wiki would be ok, but perhaps hard to maintain?

    • Cátia Kitahara 3:43 am on July 22, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      We used Google docs, spreadsheets for expenses, schedule, speakers applications (we invited people who would like to talk on our website), word documents for making a sponsorship project. We made a very professional (at least I thought it was :P) document we send to the potencial sponsors. We had web conferences using our Culture Ministry’s servers (I guess it was Acrobat Connect Pro). Now we’re starting to use P2 too, to communicate as we’re doing here. I think it helps a lot.

    • Steve Bruner 6:29 pm on July 22, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Started using a combination of Google docs and a Meetup group. Will let you know how it works out.

    • Tony Scott 8:58 pm on July 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      For WordCamp Uk organization we use a wiki http://wiki.wordcampuk.tonyscott.org.uk/ and mailing list for detailed planning.

      For tickets Eventbrite http://wordcampuk2009.eventbrite.com/

    • beanfair 8:24 pm on August 16, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      We are using Zoho Project planner. Free and easy to use.http://projects.zoho.com/home.na?serviceurl=%2Flogin.do

    • Andre 7:39 pm on August 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks to everyone who’s replied. I was really trying to get a discussion going and to see if there was a better way to do so. Extremely grateful and I’ll throw out one more suggestion – if you’re using a WordPress MU install, you could set up one of the blogs to function like this one as a communications tool between the organizers.

      Thanks again!

    • Naoko McCracken 3:43 pm on September 14, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      This time, we tried using P2 for sub-committee discussion but got feedback from many people it was kind of hard to keep up across many P2s (there were 6). 😛
      We ended up going back to Google Groups.
      Would have worked out if we kept one P2 for a few core organizers, I think.

  • Andre Natta 6:43 pm on July 14, 2009 Permalink | Reply  

    Hey folks, I’m an organizer for WordCam… 

    Hey folks, I’m an organizer for WordCamp Birmingham – http://wordcampbirmingham.org – taking place in late September. How’s it going today! Oh yeah, Hi, Maya 🙂

    • Maya 6:54 pm on July 14, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hi! Yay, people are finally commenting on here. How’s the organization going? I chatted with MT last night and he may be able to attend.

      • Andre 7:06 pm on July 14, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        We’ve got the basic sponsorship levels up on the site and we’ve opened registration. It’s going slow but we’re also ahead of our organizational pace from last year. Also created a form for interested speakers to fill out. Plus we’re still waiting to hear which location wants to host us on Saturday morning. Should have an answer soon…

        It’d be great if MT was able to come up here for it.

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