Discussion of Guidelines and Requirements for New Deputies

The Community Deputy program is growing, which is wonderful! However, we don’t currently have clear guidelines and requirements in place for reviewing and deciding whether to approve new Deputy applications. For those who are new or unfamiliar with the Deputy program, the Handbook defines ‘deputy’ this way:

Community Deputies are a team of people all over the world who review WordCamp and Meetup applications, train organizers, work on the support queue, and generally keep things moving at WordCamp Central. link

In the Deputy Handbook, we only have a brief “Helpful Prior Knowledge” paragraph that probably should be expanded:

While no one is required to know all the things, it is helpful to be a member of a locally organized WordPress community and to have been part of organizing a local WordCamp or Meetup. That way you know the rough outline of what should happen before you even get started! link

After discussing with @courtneypk in the #community-team channel on Slack, we agreed that it would be helpful to have a team-wide discussion about establishing new guidelines. Please leave a comment below with your questions and feedback.