Recap of the Diversity Outreach Speaker Training meeting on April 18th, 2018 + Action Needed

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Attending: @jillbinder @zoonini @cristiano.zanca @larryswanson @simo70 @Mary Job @tinat @meher


@jillbinder Not too much activity to report on the MeetupsMeetup Meetup groups are locally-organized groups that get together for face-to-face events on a regular basis (commonly once a month). Learn more about Meetups in our Meetup Organizer Handbook.. I don’t think we’ve had any more Meetups sign up to run the workshop since our last meeting. The one that has run it in the time since was @simo70 at 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. Torino in Italy.

There are many who are waiting for training. Our Train the Trainers team have some training and scheduling things to work out.

I have a new project for our team. Somehow it has happened that behind the scenes, @cguntur and I, the co-leaders of this group, have amassed quite a long to do list. I started getting fearful of the list and doing fewer of the items on it, and I was reminded that the list should be prioritized, and it should not be I who prioritizes it. It really should be the priorities of our group. And so I have put together a google form for us:

Basically I would like the end result to be knowing what is “important” and “urgent”, and then in our meeting in 2 weeks we will finalize our priority order based on these.

I’d like to use the time today having us look over the form, ask me questions about anything that’s unclear, etc.

I have each section repeated twice so that there is a section for Urgent and another for Important.

@larryswanson I like accounting for both urgency and importance.  First thought is that rather than a binary choice, maybe offer a continuum. That said, definitely good to make us choose at some point

@jillbinder Good thoughts. Although I think it’s important for prioritizing to make that binary choice.

@tinat Are we voting for both? For example, what we think is urgent and what we think is important (and can not necessarily be both)?

@jillbinder Voting for both separately. Each section is repeated twice — once for urgency and once for importance. If I have typos in there that make it look like you’re voting for urgent vs. important, let me know.

Are there any items that you want more clarification on?

@larryswanson Questions look clear to me.

@jillbinder Just a note that of course you’ll be able to ask anything later, but I might not always be available while you are filling it out. (In which case you could mark those as N/A and come back and edit your answer later.)

I’m looking forward to everyone’s responses on prioritizing the to do list!

[Edit: Responses will be due end of day Sunday, Apr 29 so that we have time before the next meeting on Wednesday, May 2 to work with it.]


@tinat and @meher pointed out that the meeting was an hour earlier than they thought it would be. @jillbinder takes responsibility for confusing the time. We are staying with 5pm UTC from now on, so the rest of the meetings until the Fall will be at 1pm in New York time (rather than today’s which was at noon in New York time).

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