Community Summit 2017

Hello everyone!

During our last Community chat we briefly discussed the Community Summit, so here is the post to organise our team’s work. If you want to read more about it, please read the original post on the Community Summit blog.

What is a Community Summit

The Community Summit is a small, discussion-based event where we hold face-to-face conversations about issues or subjects that are difficult to discuss online. This is not a Contributor DayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. for experienced folks only, please keep this in mind when you start thinking about the topics (see below). We will gather to discuss major issues, not work on projects/tasks : it’s about solving hard problems to keep alive and move forward the project.

When and where is it?

A few days before 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. Europe: Paris, June 12 and 1313 and 14 (sorry, my mistake!).

Which topics are discussed

It’s up to all of us really! We created a form where you can add the topics that you think should be discussed during those two days. (Thank you! The submission form is now closed and we are considering the applications received)

These topics/issues should be relevant for the progress of the team and the WordPress open sourceOpen Source Open Source denotes software for which the original source code is made freely available and may be redistributed and modified. Open Source **must be** delivered via a licensing model, see GPL. project as a whole, and we should prioritize topics which are sensitive enough to specifically require in-person discussion.

You have until February 21st to fill up the form!

Who is going

We are going to review the list of topics proposed and we will select Summit participants based on the topics we identify as needing in-person discussion.

The selection is based on several factors, including: representation of a wide, diverse range of opinions (based on the agreed-upon topics selected by each team), diversity, inclusion, and activity of the contributors.

Who should be on the final selection committee?

Open for discussion. It should be an odd number of senior volunteers, but please, feel free to add your thoughts on this in the comments!

Questions? Doubts?

Please post them here, so we can all partecipate in this!