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WordCamp NYC 2010 Genius Bar – Call for Volunteers

WordCamp genius bars are a place where you can come to ask questions of other WordPress geeks. Whether you have questions about how to back up your blog, upgrade, find themes, install plugins, or just want to know the best way to get started with WordPress – the genius bar volunteers can help!

This year, the WordPress Genius Bar will be available at WordCamp NYC from Noon to 5 PM on Sunday.

Call for Volunteers

This means it’s time to round up the WordPress geniuses. If you are attending WordCamp NYC 2010 and you are a WordPress expert, you should come join the Genius Bar to help out and answer a few questions! Please post a comment below if you can volunteer.

Volunteer Designer Needed

We need a design volunteer to help pump out a few things:

1. The sponsor skyline. This will involve looking up each building chosen by sponsors (I can give a list), grabbing a photo online, turning it into a silhouette, and then assembling all the silhouettes into a spatially more-or-less ordered skyline. Estimated time commitment: A couple of hours.

2. Program. While you work on the skyline, I’ll work on the schedule, and when we’re both done, you can put it all together in a nice layout for our printed programs so we can get them printed up (b/w). Estimated time commitment: An hour or so, if you use a basic grid. More if you get fancier.

3. Badges. Make some sidebar graphics that people can put on their sites/blogs for attending, speaking, sponsoring, wish-they-were-coming. You can pretty much rip these off from last year’s with a couple of minor updates. Estimated time commitment: Less than an hour.

These tasks can also get divvied up among a few people if we have multiple volunteers. Leave a comment if you want to help out and I’ll email you tomorrow (since I’m guessing most people won’t know about this post until the email feed goes out in the morning). ¬†Thanks!

Instructions for Buying Tickets

We're using a new WordPress plugin for selling tickets, developed pro bono by 9seeds. If you have signed up to be a sponsor or have applied to be a speaker, please do not buy a ticket until you hear from Jane (by Sept 27, honest), as you'll need to use a special code to register if confirmed. If you're not sponsoring/speaking, go ahead and buy a Regular Admission ticket.

If you only buy one ticket, you'll fill in your attendee info right away. If you buy multiple tickets (like for a bunch of people from your company), you'll just fill in the billing info now, and you'll get an email with links for each attendee to go and fill in their own attendee profile (t-shirt size, email address, twitter ID, etc). This is a new system, so if you have trouble purchasing tickets, email jane/wordcamp/org for help.

P.S. The form styling will be fixed in the next plugin update. Beta, baby! :)

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