Inspired by WordCamp Dallas 2008 I’m floating the idea of WordCamp UK at some point this year.
The idea has already gone around a number of WordPress mailing lists and elsewhere, and in the light of feedback I’m posting this to ascertain the level of interest.
Don’t hesitate to add a comment to this post so the practicality of such an event can be gauged.
I’m happy to take part in organising such an event if it seems to be a good idea – it would be useful even at this early stage to see if anyone else is prepared to be involved in making arrangements etc.
Here’s one description of WordCamp:
WordCamp is a (semi) BarCamp-style conference where users of the Open Source blogging software WordPress can meet and share tips and experiences with one another.
Some initial thoughts to get the discussion going:
- Format: A little more structured, such as WordCamp Dallas 2008, or more BarCamp, as WordCamp Hamburg?
- Size: Number of attendees?
- Location: London or other city? Take into account travelling and accommodation.
- Sponsorship: Would be good to subsidise the event!
Finally a list of previous WordCamps I’m aware of:
- WordCamp Hamburg
- WordCamp Argentina
- WordCamp Israel
- WordCamp Melbourne
- WordCamp Beijing
- WordCamp 2007
- WordCamp 2006
Plus WordCamp Report for reference.
Update Saturday 22 March 2008 at 1531: I’ve set up a WordCamp UK mailing list.
Update Monday 24 March 2008 at 1522: Here’s the RSS feed for comments to this post.
Update Thursday 27 March 2008 at 0649: WordCamp Melbourne and Argentina added to list above.
Update Monday 31 March 2008 at 0028: I’ve now set up a WordPress UK wiki.