Projects in the works: Poly PartyWeekend 2012
Hi everyone. Here's an update on where I'm at:
I spent the past few months helping my fellow activists from the Modern Poly crew on getting the 501(c)(4) paperwork completed, migrating our web presence to a new hosting provider, and upgrading our content management system to Drupal 7 (which meant access to mobile-friendly/responsive themes). I also helped the Polyamory Leadership Network with building their web presence, which includes a bare-bones project management system that members can access after login. I also have a couple of other web projects that I'm involved with, some of which are volunteer-based, and some of which are paying gigs.
Plus I have my personal life stuff... which consists of a boyfriend, my husband, and my husband's awesome partners.
Hopefully this explains why I am finally getting around to working on this project, even though it is only 2 months away >.<
What is Poly Party Weekend?
This definition is going to sound rather dry (I am a coder not a copywriter). Poly Party Weekend combines celebration, education, and fundraising in a way that connects local communities through a shared timeframe and purpose. In other words, we're all partying during the same time and hopefully raising funds much-needed funds for advocacy and education-focused organizations. This originally started with Poly House Party Weekend in 2011, but we subsequently dropped the "house" part when we discovered that house parties seem to be more of an "American Thing".
Why are you and the Modern Poly peeps the "Official Organizers" this year?
A member of Modern Poly came up with Poly House Party Weekend. Members of Modern Poly built the site and promoted the event last year. We downplayed our involvement last year. Since we've taken up the flag of running the event this year, it's only fair that we claim credit. :)
When is Poly Party Weekend?
That depends on the date of the party in your area. The "official" weekend is June 15-17, 2012.
(BTW - June 15th is my 10th wedding anniversary. )
How can I get involved?
More information about that will be provided on the Poly Party Weekend site as I get that up and running.