WordCamp has announced that the communities which will host a WordCamp Incubator this year will be Denpasar, Indonesia, Harare, Zimbabwe and Medellín, Colombia.
“I’m very happy to announce that we have identified the locations for the WordCamp Incubator program — and I’m particularly pleased to announce that we’ve been able to select *three* incubator locations,” said Andrea Middleton of WordCamp.
Denpasar, Harare, and Medellín will work with their respective deputies to start a monthly WordPress meetup group or add their existing meetup group to the chapter account program. Once the local WordPress user group is meeting regularly, each team will work on finding a venue, setting a date, recruiting speakers, and spreading the word about the upcoming WordCamp.
These events will happen in the last quarter of 2016, but that’s flexible based on the preferences and needs of each local community.
Each organizing team will meet with their deputy on a biweekly basis. The deputy will act as a sort of a project manager and mentor for the local team, training them to organize a WordCamp and following up on their progress regularly. Deputies who are mentoring incubator WordCamps will report the progress of their teams on a biweekly Incubator Update thread that I’ll initiate here.
WordCamps says it will help local teams find speakers and sponsors with a global sponsorship grant to cover 100% of the event’s fundraising needs.
“We’ll accept local sponsors of course, but incubator events won’t be given a local fundraising goal that they need to meet,” she added.
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