The idea of conference tracks is enticing and well-intentioned, but it doesn’t work very well for many WordCamp attendees and is counter productive in many ways. Here’s why WordCamp Seattle 2017 didn’t have tracks and what we did instead.
Using a blind review process for WordCamp 2017 resulted in a focused initial review of speakers and a diverse final speaker lineup that reflected the demographics of the heavily recruited applicant pool.
This is post 1 of 3 in the series “WordCamp Organizing” The WordCamp Speaker team worked really hard to generate a large pool of applicants and applications for WordCamp Seattle 2017, so processing them was going to be a headache! Our website’s infrastructure had some really fabulous tools to accept applications and automatically set up … Continue reading “Generating a WordCamp Application Review Form in Google Forms”