Planning for WordCamp Melbourne

In General on 17/9/2007 at 6:05 pm

OK, I don’t get out much these days, and spent 90% of my time indoors around WordPress in one form or another, so, why not combine the desire to escape with a chance to talk to real live people, face-to-face (oooo) about the daily grind ;)

WordCamp Melbourne

(pic nicked off Juan Manuel)

So… I propose we run a WordCamp Melbourne, pretty soon.

I reckon we should aim for 1 day (and an evening!), about 50 people coming along, lots of quick, fun presentations and something like $20- a ticket to cover the venue and some snacks.

I reckon a Saturday in mid-November. Maybe Saturday 17th November?

As for location, I’m thinking somewhere pretty casual and (obvioulsy) central – Maybe Phoenix or The Star Bar, or somewhere else?

Let me know if you’re interested in helping organize it, sponsoring it (go on :) or have any ideas for venues etc.

  1. great idea – happy to help promote it and come along!

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  3. Certainly sounds interesting – and Melbourne is a lot closer to SA than San Fran. ;)

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  5. This sounds interesting. I have four sites using WordPress but have never met with any fellow users. I was intending to visit some friends in Melbourne soon and this might provide an added excuse.

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  7. I was planning on returning to Melbourne sometime in October to visit old work friends. I may have to put it off an extra few weeks now.

  8. Great idea. I’ll do everything I can to promote it too.

  9. right in the middle of my exams :(

  10. Yeah, put me down as well.
    Richard

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  12. Cool!

    If there is anything I can do to help from here (San Francisco) let me know!

    Thanks for giving it a shot – Good Luck!

    Lid

  13. Hey, just tell me when, and I’d love to come to a WordCamp. I was at the inaugural Wordcamp…

  14. Run with it James – we need some things like this happening in Australia. If the scots can have so much success with their TeachMeets, why shouldn’t we race it home with WordCamps! Just tell us when, and I will certainly promote it.

  15. Put me down for this one – and more than happy to promote it around my social neck of the woods.

    Okay, so if we’re serious about it lets gets some facts down on the event and get this thing rolling.

    Have you thought about setting something up at Meetup or a Facebook group? Might make it easier to register interest and settle on time/location etc.,

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  17. Hi,

    Can you drop me an email please? Your contact form doesn’t work for me.

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  19. Hi!!

    I’m thinking about dropping down the phat cash, and dedicating myself to hours and hours of aeroflighttravel so that I might make an appearance.

    I haven’t heard anything about it beyond this post, so was kinda wondering if it was even going ahead and stuff.

    Lemme know.
    kthxbai.

  20. Just securing the venue (bought wireless today) so we’re 90% on for that date – hope to confirm tomorrow.

  21. Then I shall ask again tomorrow!

  22. I have mentioned this meeting on the facebook Melbourne Bloggers group.

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  24. It’s all confirmed :)

    http://melbourne.wordcamp.org/

    Please contact me to arrange presentations and roundtables.

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