We’re now a proud member of the WordPress Meetup Chapter Program.
What does this mean? Well first, our Meetup.com fee is now covered by the fine folks at the WordPress Foundation. That means we don’t have to raise funds or charge admission to cover the cost. It also means we’re not at the mercy of a sponsor to cover this cost every year. This will also result in more visibility to our group, and other benefits to organizing events and activities.
We are still free to pursue sponsorships and the like, and run our group as we have for the past 4 years – open, inclusive, free, and fun.
You can see a list of all the other Meetups in the chapter program (right sidebar) or a list of all WordPress Meeups on Meetup.com.
A small sliver of hubris –
we’re also the 71st largest (out of 599) WordPress Meetup Group! (Update: I misread that list. We’re actually #92!)
2 thoughts on “We’re now a Member of the WordPress Meetup Chapter Program”
Great news Chris! Thanks for doing all the hard work on this!
Welcome to the family! (And thanks for your patience while we tried to get you added.)
All organizers of meetups on the chapter account are considered part of the wordpress.org community team (the contributor team focused on outreach, events, contributor stuff, etc), so anyone who wants to follow along with that group and/or get involved can subscribe to the blog at http://make.wordpress.org/community/. We also have weekly IRC team chats (info in the team blog sidebar), and the on the first Thursday of each month the topic is meetups, so that’s a good one to attend if you want to weigh in on things related to the chapter program, policies, and stuff like that. Hope to see some of you there in the future! 🙂