Deputy Training Feedback

Now that you’ve signed up for a Deputy Training study group you’ll likely have some feedback or notes you’d like to share with everyone. Let’s share them all here for ease of updating and discussion.

If you’re providing thoughts or feedback on a specific lesson in your comment please reference the lesson title so we can all be certain we’re on the same page.

Study group leads please post a recap here after your final meeting.

#deputies, #training

WordCamp Status Weekly Report (February 16th to February 22nd)

Hello, Community Team! This is a report of all the WordCamp applications that we’ve seen work on this week (from February 16th to February 22nd).

We saw 29 WordCamps with activity this week out of more than 90 applications total. If you’re organizing a WordCamp that isn’t on the list, but you’re still working hard, drop a comment in the weekly update post so we know you’re still okay!

1) 0 new applications that need vetting

  • Good job, team! Keeping those applications moving!

2) 3 applicants asked to build local community

  • WordCamp Goiânia Goias, Brasil
  • WordCamp Lagos, Nigeria
  • WordCamp Skopje, Macedonia

3) 12 applicants that need an orientation/interview

  • WordCamp Ahmedabad, India
  • WordCamp Bucharest, Romania
  • WordCamp Johannesburg, South Africa
  • WordCamp Manila, Phillipines
  • WordCamp Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota
  • WordCamp Nagpur, India
  • WordCamp Netherlands
  • WordCamp New Delhi, India
  • WordCamp Portland, Oregon
  • WordCamp San Antonio, Texas
  • WordCamp Santander, Spain
  • WordCamp Zagreb, Croatia

4) 2 WordCamps moved to pre-planning (sent agreement and signed, site created, templates, etc.)

  • WordCamp Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • WordCamp Salt Lake City, Utah

5) 1 WordCamp that needs a budget review

  • WordCamp Brisbane, Australia

6) 2 WordCamps (with approved budgets) awaiting contracts

  • WordCamp Boston, Massachusetts
  • WordCamp Portland, Maine

7) 1 WordCamp that needs a signed contract

  • WordCamp for Journalists: Denver (Colorado)

8) 0 WordCamps waiting on Central Listing information

  • Good job, organizers! You got your information to us!

9) 2 WordCamps published to the schedule

  • WordCamp Austin, Texas
  • WordCamp Berlin, Germany
  • WordCamp Bratislava, Slovakia
  • WordCamp Jackson, Michigan
  • WordCamp Tokyo, Japan
  • WordCamp US

10) 0 WordCamps needing debriefs

If you have questions (or your WordCamp is missing) let us know in the comments!

Have you run into a roadblock with the stuff you’re working on? Head over to #community-events or #community-team in Slack and ask for help!

Deputy Training is ready!

After more than a year and a few false starts, Deputy Training is ready to roll out. While there will be additions and corrections over time it’s in a good place to get both experienced deputies and those new to the deputy program comfortable with our guidelines, expectations, and best-practices. While not every deputy will perform every task covered in the lessons it is important that we all understand how the pieces of the WordPress Meetup and WordCamp program fit together. The Training Program isn’t a replacement for the valuable documentation and instruction in the Deputy Handbook, we’ll still look to that for task-based instruction.

You can take a look at the training here: https://community-self-training.mystagingwebsite.com/course/wordpress-community-deputy-training/

We’d like all deputies — experienced, new, and those who have been wanting to get started to — take the training. To make it a more collaborative experience we’ll be recommending that each deputy join a study group. Starting at the end of this week and through the next couple of weeks we’ll host a series of kickoff chats to answer any questions you may have about the training program. Then each group will have 1 week to read the trainings and answer the associated quizzes before meeting back up with your original group for a discussion about the material.

Each group will be led by an experienced deputy, their role will be to get people started on the training, collect the group’s answers, and keep conversation on track in addition to taking the training themselves.

We anticipate that these groups will work best with no more than 5 deputies taking part in the discussion groups. Please @ reply the deputy leading the group of your choice to sign up, they will contact you with any additional details you may need before the initial meeting. If the group you’d like to join fills up we will schedule additional sessions in the coming weeks.

In this first round we will have study groups at the following times.

Thursday, February 23 and Thursday, March 2 – 15:00 UTC with @_dorsvenabili
Thursday, February 23 and Thursday, March 2 – 19:00 UTC with @camikaos
Tuesday, February 28 and Tuesday, March 7 – 15:00 UTC with @chanthaboune
Tuesday, February 28 and Tuesday, March 7 – 19:00 UTC with @brandondove
Wednesday, March 1 and Wednesday, March 8 – 8:00 UTC with @hlashbrooke
Wednesday, March 1 and Wednesday, March 8 – 19:00 UTC with @courtneypk
Thursday, March 2 and Thursday, March 9 – 20:00 UTC with @kcristiano

If I’ve left you off this list, my apologies. Please feel free to share. If you’d like to join a training please signup anyway!

@adityakane @digisavvy @dimensionmedia @emanuel_blagonic @francina @miss_jwo @vegasgeek @karenalma @kdrewien @kenshino @nofearinc @mayukojpn @savione @rafaelfunchal @ramiabraham @vc27 @00sleepy @bph @vizkr @gwendydd @ibonazkoitia @slash1andy

MicroGrants Program Agenda Feb 21st 2017 meeting

The next meeting on the MicroGrant Program is Tuesday February 21st at 13:00 UTC   Based on the transcript of the Feb 10th meeting, I created the agenda below:

  • Documentation
  • Overview of Grant Application Process
    • Guidelines on amounts
    • Number of grants per meetup at any one time (1)
    • Keep it Simple
    • Quick Approval
    • Trust
  • Goals-Metrics
  • Development
    • Must document the program before coding
    • Form considerations
    • Where does one apply?

Please add any agenda items in the comments @bph @miss_jwo @emanuel_blagonic @ryelle @camikaos

 

Hello to all our Deputies, WordCamp organizers, Meetup wranglers, and WordPress Community builders! You were probably hard at work this weekend. Tell us what you got accomplished in our #weekly-update!

Have you run into a roadblock with the stuff you’re working on? Head over to #community-events or #community-team in Slack and ask for help!

Feature request: Sorting in Application…

Feature request: Sorting in Application Status page: ‘Status’ and ‘Milestone’ should follow workflow logic

Hi all,
The application-status page (https://central.wordcamp.org/application-status/) can be sorted by ‘Status’ or ‘Milestone’, but this results in an alphabetical sorting and not a ‘workflow’ sorting.
When ordering by one or the other, the WCs close to be ‘scheduled’ should figure on top because they have a good change of moving on and the ones ‘declined’ or ‘pre-planning’ somewhere lower in the list.

I have opened trac ticket https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/2502, but I first need approval here.

If you agree with the feature request, I can help in proposing the ‘order’ because a decision will be needed how the order should be. Based on the different possible status and milestones, I can make a proposal.

Let me know !

WordCamp Status Weekly Report (February 9th to February 15th)

Hello, Community Team! This is a report of all the WordCamp applications that we’ve seen work on this week (from February 9th to February 15th).

We saw 24 WordCamps with activity this week out of 84 applications total. If you’re organizing a WordCamp that isn’t on the list, but you’re still working hard, drop a comment in the weekly update post so we know you’re still okay!

1)  4 new applications that need vetting

  • WordCamp San Antonio, Texas, USA
  • WordCamp New Delhi , Delhi , India
  • WordCamp Skopje, Macedonia
  • WordCamp Goiânia Goias Brasil

2) 1 applicant asked to build local community

  • WordCamp Ibadan

3) 5 applicants that need an orientation/interview

  • WordCamp Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
  • WordCamp Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
  • WordCamp for Journalists: Denver
  • WordCamp Oklahoma City, OK
  • WordCamp Portland, Oregon, USA

4) 6 WordCamps moved to pre-planning (sent agreement and signed, site created, templates, etc.)

  • WordCamp Porto Alegre, Brasil
  • WordCamp Belgrade
  • WordCamp Athens, Greece
  • WordCamp Birmingham
  • WordCamp Tel Aviv
  • WordCamp Denver, Colorado

5) 1 WordCamp that needs a budget review

  • WordCamp Mexico City

6) 0 WordCamps (with approved budget) awaiting contracts

7) 3 WordCamps that need a signed contract

  • WordCamp Tokyo
  • WordCamp Bratislava
  • WordCamp Sacramento

8) 2 WordCamps waiting on Central Listing information

  • WordCamp Berlin
  • WordCamp Jackson, Michigan, USA

9) 2 WordCamps published to the schedule

  • WordCamp Kansas City
  • WordCamp Colombo

10) 0 WordCamps needing debriefs

If you have questions (or your WordCamp is missing) let us know in the comments!

Have you run into a roadblock with the stuff you’re working on? Head over to #community-events or #community-team in Slack and ask for help!

Grants Program: Update and Next meeting

Our first meeting of the microgrants program was held in slack on Feb 10th. Here is a link to the Transcript  Thanks to all who participated.

For the next meeting I would like to have it at a time that is easier for more to attend. I would like to have the meeting on Tuesday February 21st at 13:00 UTC

Please let us know in the comments if this date and time will work for you.   I plan on posting an agenda by Wednesday next week based on last week’s meeting.

CampTix sales through PayPal Weekend Outage

On Saturday we got two separate reports that ticket sales were not working:

https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/community-events/p1486832335002688
https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/meta-wordcamp/p1486836749002279

Sales were disrupted from (roughly) 0100 UTC on Saturday, Feb 11 until 2200 UTC on the same day. If any WordCamp organizer received complaints during that time, sales are back up and you can ask attendees to try their purchases again.
#wordcamp

Hello to all our Deputies, WordCamp organizers, Meetup wranglers, and WordPress Community builders! You were probably hard at work this weekend. Tell us what you got accomplished in our #weekly-update!

Have you run into a roadblock with the stuff you’re working on? Head over to #community-events or #community-team in Slack and ask for help!