WordCamp Talks (Talk Proposals) weekly slack chat recap

Our last weekly slackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. chat happened last week, Wednesday Dec 21 (5:30pm UTC+1). The archive starts here.

No set agenda as it was right before the holiday and attendance was low.
Present: Andrea Middleton, Tom Nowell, and myself, with participation from Josh Levinson.

We covered the following points and came to a few agreements:

  • We’ve validated the 2 CPT approach as the most effective, stating definitively that each has its own separate and unique purpose, giving us far more advantages.
  • We debated the name WordCampWordCamp A WordCamp is a conference where the WordPress community come together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. https://central.wordcamp.org/about/. Talks, and have decided, barring better ideas, that WordCamp Talk Proposals would be more apt and will be reflected in the UIUI UI is an acronym for User Interface - the layout of the page the user interacts with. Think ‘how are they doing that’ and less about what they are doing. if not the pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party namespaces.
  • This brought up further discussion on the use of such a plugin for other types of proposals and WordCamp decision-making where upvoting could be useful. We decided that the direction we’re taking with WordCamp Talk Proposals is very specific to the Call for Speakers process and related post types and taxonomies, and that other types of proposals could use the basic WP Idea Stream plugin if desired.
  • We briefly discussed the single sign-on approach, and agreed that it should be contained in a separate plugin for development and maintenance purposes, as well as to eventually make it available for other usage. But we will focus on it being useful for WordCamp Talk Proposals first and foremost to not slow down the integration of this valuable feature.
  • Tom brought up the idea of rebuilding the code base from scratch; we decided that this foundation was well enough advanced that it was best to continue on the current fork.
  • Tom and Josh were given commit access.

Our next slack chat is scheduled for Wednesday January 4 at 5:30pm UTC+1 on #meta-wordcamp.
Reminder that the plugin can be found here on githubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/.

Comments welcome. Thanks to all!

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