2017 Annual Report
WordPress community programs enjoyed another year of significant growth in 2017. Below you’ll find information on the WordPress Foundation’s new programs supporting charity hackathons and open source education around the world. We also report on established programs like the WordCamp conference series and the WordPress meetup chapter program, which are both supported by the WordPress Foundation’s subsidiary, WordPress Community Support, PBC.
WordPress Foundation Programs
Attendees to 2 Open Source workshops.
Volunteers working with 17 non-profits.
WordPress Community Support Programs
WordPress meetups are locally-organized user groups that get together for face-to-face events on a regular basis (commonly once a month). The WordPress meetup chapter program helps local organizers build inclusive, participatory communities.
Top 10 of the 73 countries with Meetups and their number of Meetup groups
WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. WordCamps are attended by people ranging from blogging newbies to professional WordPress developers and consultants, and usually combine scheduled programming with unconference sessions and other activities.
Average ticket cost per day
from $15.97 last year
The number of WordCamps in Central and South Asia has grown substantially in the last 3 years. Watch this space for even more exciting developments in the years to come!
Unique organizers & 641 first-timers.
Unique speakers & 1,384 first-timers.
Total number of unique sponsors
In 2017, information about local WordPress community events was added to the core WordPress dashboard, making it even easier for WordPress users to learn about local community events, share knowledge, and build their skills.