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Exactly How Much Does a Wordcamp Cost?

by Tom Johnson on Aug 5, 2009 •
categories: technical-writing

I had no idea it cost so much to run a Wordcamp conference. Apparently Wordcamp Dallas cost about $20k. Wow, I thought it would have been a tenth of that. As much as I enjoy them, I don't think I'll ever get involved in planning and running a conference.

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