In today’s afternoon #community-team chat, I mentioned that it can sometimes be difficult for deputies Community Program Supporters (formerly Deputies) are a team of people worldwide who review WordCamp and Meetup applications, interview lead organizers, and keep things moving at WordCamp Central. Find more about program supporters in our Program Supporter Handbook. vetting applications to find information about the applicants online and that it might be helpful to request a little additional information on the application. It was generally agreed that this would be only an incremental change and would not make it more difficult to apply so we have decided to update the application. @camikaos has since updated both the Meetup Interest Form and the WordCamp Organizer Application to include a single question: “Where can we find you online?”.
In the interest of transparency we wanted to post about the change here. As @andreamiddleton pointed out, though the decision was made in a public meeting, we try to avoid deciding on things during a single synchronous meeting. In order to include more of our global community (and for those who don’t have access to the slack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/.), we’re posting about it here. Let us know if you have any concerns or feedback. We will revisit the change in 6 months to review and see if it has made application vetting any simpler (or sooner if we notice any unintended impacts).