Howdy again, folks. We’re working on making sure we have enough room blocks to make sure all the contributors who are coming in October can get a decent rate (or have a room provided by us if needed). Some of you replied to my post from last week and filled in the survey so I’d know you were planning to come, but some haven’t. I just want to make sure we count everyone so we can put you at the same hotel to make the meetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on meetup.com will help you find options in your area. part easier.
If you didn’t read the post before, the plan for the event is:
Sat/Sun — WCSF conference
Monday — community summit
Tues/Wed — team meetups (i.e. the accessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility) team being together in a place to talk issues, make plans, work together, etc)
The people who identified themselves as active members of the accessibility team in the survey are:
Katherine Mancuso, Cousett Hoover, Amy Hendrix, John Blackbourn, Joe Dolson, and Joseph Karr O’Connor.
1. Is everyone on that list active on this team? I think a couple of people may have done something at one point but are actually more involved with core Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress., but I don’t want to make any assumptions. Could someone let me know which of these fine folks are active here?
2. A quick scroll back through the blog shows me some names that didn’t fill in the survey, like @grahamarmfield and @davidakennedy. If you guys aren’t interested in coming, can you let me know in the comments? If you are interested in attending, can you fill out the survey so I can have you on the list as we start deciding which hotels to put each team in (this goes for anyone on the team that’s not listed above)? We’ll be spread out among 4 or 5 hotels, so I want to be sure we can keep the teams together.
And just a reminder that we have a travel assistance program this year to help contributors who don’t work for a wp-based company and can’t cover travel costs on their own. Apply for travel assistance by June 30.