Temporary New-Series Embargo

I don’t know if “embargo” is quite the right word, but whetever you want to call it, we’re putting a temporary halt on accepting any new events or series for IT Conversations. The reason: Team ITC is just plain maxed out. We’re in the midst of conference season, and we’re producing an average of more than two programs per day, even though you’re not seeing that many on the public site yet. More volunteers won’t help at this point, as we’ve got people on the waiting list to join Team ITC. We just don’t have enough mentors with enough free time to help newbies get started. And all of this is due in part to our overtaxed and kludgy content-management systems.

I report this so that people who are writing and calling and saying, “Please publish our event,” will understand that it has nothing to do with them or their events. It’s just a sitewide capacity problem.

In the months to come, we’ll solve this in three ways:

  1. We’re working to improve and automate the CMS;
  2. We’ll be able to take on more volunteers; and
  3. Conference season ends in about 60 days.

Thanks for your patience and understanding.

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