[wp-meta] [Making WordPress.org] #3277: Notification about calls for volunteers or speakers

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#3277: Notification about calls for volunteers or speakers
 Reporter:  casiepa                  |       Owner:
     Type:  enhancement              |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal                   |   Milestone:
Component:  WordCamp Site & Plugins  |  Resolution:
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Comment (by coreymckrill):

 I like the concept here. Having a way to aggregate volunteer and speaking
 opportunities would save hassle for potential volunteers/speakers and also
 perhaps give organizers a larger pool of applicants for these roles. I do
 wonder, though, how big the audience would actually be for this kind of
 tool, given that the majority of WordCamp attendees only go to their one
 local camp.

 Here are some brainstorming thoughts:

 * A simpler mechanism on the WC site side might be to just have the
 organizer add a `call-for-speakers` or `call-for-volunteers` tag to
 relevant posts. That would make it easy for an aggregation script to find
 * On the aggregation side, my thought is that WordCamp Central's news feed
 is under-utilized. Perhaps when the aggregator grabs tagged posts from
 other sites, it could republish them (in full or as excerpts) right in the
 news feed. Or, if that would be too much extra content, maybe it would
 just be a once a week digest post listing speaking and volunteering
 opportunities. Then we could use the existing Jetpack subscription module
 and encourage people to subscribe there.

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/3277#comment:3>
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