It’s with immense pleasure that we can finally announce to the world the forthcoming of the second edition of the WordCamp Bari.
We’ve launched the new website, with a refreshed graphic made by Antonio Trifirò and our “social media & marketing” team has begun the promotion on the various channels. Very shortly we’ll launch also the Call for Speakers and the Call for Sponsors. Are you coming to say hello next May 17 and 18 ???
WordCamps are events by the WordPress Community for everyone following the main goal of the WordPress foundation that’s “Empowering Web Publishing”, and are organized locally everywhere in the world from New York to Pokhara (Nepal) — mentioned as an example, I’d love to attend there…
So, after having read the first reactions, I’ve decided to add my reply … which was:
To me the most important thing is: I think that pricing should not be “imposed”.
Each organizing team has to study what are the goals of the Camp, decide how many people to handle and then calculate the event’s ticket price as a ratio between costs of the basic services (ie venue) and visitors with an elementary division.
Like I’ve written above free food or drinks or after-party is nice to have, but not mandatory.
There are lots of cool things to have (swag, green room for speakers, free hotel room for them or free transport from air/stations to the venue) but not all of them are required – or will make me decide to come to your camp … it’s mostly the quality of the topics of the Camp and, in second place, the fame of the organizing community and ease to reach the city / nation of the event.
My invite is to add YOUR comment to the topic, and help us to choose what’s best to do… Community and Open Source means participation, and this time you won’t be asked to code.
Our friend Pascal Casier has realized an entire website gathering events from all over the Italian WordPress community under a single umbrella, complementary ti all other channels made by the community.
Among the many sections present in the website, there’s a page devoted to show off the ‘social’ events of the current month … the URL si Calendario Eventi. Here you can find all the details of the announced meetup, WordCamps and various encounters officially sponsored but the community.
As you can see in the above screenshot when you visit the page you have the full month view, with everything listed in the particular date and, highlighted in yellow, the current day.
In the second part of the screen, instead, you have a map of the official communities over Italy, followed by an alphabetically sorted list of the groups [clicking on a city’s name you are redirected to the relative Meetup group page].
Here you have also infos about the current number of the “meetup group subscribers” and, when present – as in the Bari’s case below – the formal link to the announced event.
I think his initiative is excellent and commendable, and I invite those who have suggestions to contact him on the WordPress’ international or Italian Slack channels.
Also, if you’re into WordPress and are coming to Italy maybe you can plan to say Hi to a local group, and possibly share some of your knowledge and experiences with us. You will be welcomed for sure!