WordCamp Los Angeles 2015 is coming soon and there’s still a ton that the organizing team needs to get done to wrap things up nicely and ensure a smooth and awesome WordCamp. We’ve got a ton of great speakers lined up just for you. That’s just the tip of the “iceberg.” WordCamps are about quite a few things beyond the great sessions happening all day for two days.
Beyond the value that a WordCamp provides they also provide another unique opportunity. The opportunity to get involved, to put something back into the community. One can do this by volunteering at the Camp as a video wrangler, room monitor, registration wrangler and more. Or, heck, you can also offer to organize your local WordCamp. Organizer and volunteer teams differ in size for each Camp, but they all take on a personality all their own. All you have to do is get involved.
That’s probably a whole other post altogether. I started out by attending meetups, making friends; eventually I attended a WordCamp and it changed my life for the better; I sponsored a WordCamp, then I spoke at one, have volunteered at Camps and have stepped up to organize meetups and even a WordCamp. The reward is the feeling you get from putting back into the community and seeing others benefit from the awesomeness of what you produce. It sounds corny but it’s so, so true.
I haven’t submitted a patch to core, but being a part of meetup groups and the WCLAX organizing team has been something that has made me incredibly happy and fulfilled. The first WordCamp was a game changer and I never slept better that Monday morning after.
So let me ask you, dear WordPressor: How will you get involved and make a difference?