WordCamp New Organizer Mentorship Program: Week 6

The WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. Mentorship Program (henceforth abbreviated WCMP) team got a lot done in the past week. We’ve posted three documents to the Mentors P2 (The first two will eventually make their way onto plan.wordcamp.org and the exit surveys will be administered via PollDaddy):

We think these are pretty comprehensive, but please take a look at them and comment if you have any suggestions. We still need to finalize the MentorMentor Someone who has already organised a WordCamp and has time to meet with their assigned mentee every 2 weeks, they talk over where they should be in their timeline, help them to identify their issues, and also identify solutions for their issues. and Mentee application forms, which will also be administered via PollDaddy.

We’ve also finalized the weekly meeting time and place for the WCMP leadership team meeting. We’ve moved from having a weekly phone call to meeting in IRC, to make the process more transparent and open. (Side note: it also makes it easier to eat and talk at the same time :P) Here are the details:

  • Thursdays at 22:00 UTC
  • irc.freenode.net
  • #wordpress-events

Feel free to join in or comment here if you have any suggestions. For now, here are our steps going forward

  • Draft the Mentor/Mentee applications
  • Finalize all documents after community input.
  • Migrate documents to plan.wordcamp.org and forms to PollDaddy
  • Announce the program to the world, and start taking applications!

So, it looks like we’re almost there! We hope to be ready to launch the program within the next two weeks. Again, any suggestions or constructive feedback are welcome.