Yesterday Ryan Duff put up an Indiegogo campaign attempting to raise money so that he could attend WordCamp San Francisco. He sustained a back injury not long ago which put him behind his bills, so he took to the community. In just under 24 hours he has raised more than enough to cover his travel costs — $1,620 at the time of this writing. And there are still fifteen days left in the Indiegogo campain.
I was about to say I was $105 short but I just got another donation that put me over my #wcsf goal. Totally speechless. Hasn’t even been 24h
— Ryan Duff (@ryancduff) July 13, 2012
I can’t help but be reminded of Mika Epstein’s similar campaign or the Kickstarter campaign for the Jitterbug that Jane Wells ran. There’s some serious fundraising power within the WordPress community.
What do you think of Duff’s campaign success? Do you think we’ll see more campaigns like this one as long as they continue to be successful?