Publisher of the Triangle Career Development Newsletter, which informs you of upcoming tech conferences, meetings, and events in the RTP area. Lead organizer of BarCampRDU 2013. Jeremy works with the All Things Open conference organizers, and has developed WordPress solutions for numerous associations and managed events with thousands of attendees. Served on the Triangle Linux User Group Steering Committee. He is a US Marine Corps and Iraq veteran currently serving full time in the NC National Guard at the State Headquarters.
Recently redeveloped the online presence for the NC Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America.
I will show you how to use WordPress to organize events. One of the most important items when organizing an event is a flexible form builder with powerful conditional logic capabilities and a payment gateway.
Forms can make the sponsorship and registration process very efficient. I will also cover Stripe, which is an awesome new payment gateway that allows you to accept credit cards fully integrated with your site with no monthly fee.
Finally I will cover some details about automating processes to promote the event and recognize the sponsors. I will leave some time for Q & A to discuss things like security considerations, anti-harassment policies, and lessons learned.