For those that aren’t aware, I am lead organizer of WordCamp Montclair 2020, which is happening May 30-31st. This past Friday myself and 2 other organizers (Eileen and Howard) went to our venue at Montclair State University to shoot some short promo videos. This was Eileen’s idea, and I thought it was a really great way to show folks what to expect.
This is only the second WordCamp Montclair. Last year we held it at our meetup space at The United Way. While the space was inexpensive, it was also lacking in features… like air conditioning and reliable WiFi. In contrast, our venue this year is a state-of-the-art, 50-million-dollar building (with AC and great Wifi, of course). It will include professional AV, a livestream, live captioning, and monitors in the lobby area broadcasting the current session. While I still want to maintain a very local feel, I also want to highlight the major and very professional improvement we are making this year.
Granted, Howard and I are by no means professional actors. And yes, these videos are meant to be pretty cheesy. What I hope to convey is the really amazing venue we are holding our WordCamp in this year. I hope folks watching this are enticed to sponsor, speak, and attend WordCamp Montclair 2020!