Fred Stutzman, one of the organizers of this weekend’s BarCampRDU, has written up his preliminary advice for planning your own BarCamp. Definitely some sage advice in there, and I completely appreciate his frustration with the primitive locking mechanism on the wiki — hopefully we can get David and co. to take care of that!
The idea of organizing the wiki on paper first was certainly an interesting one… and chunking sponsors is a really smart idea. Give sponsors a meal to take care of, or have one sponsor provide coffee throughout. It’s a volunteer event and organizers should be orchestrating, not playing every instrument too!
I’ve added this to the organizing page on the wiki for reference.