Attending: @jillbinder, @lswanson, @dianewallace, @miriamgoldman, @simo70, @angelasjin
First item is where has the workshop been run since our last meeting.
As far as I know, the place who has run the workshop since our last meeting was Montreal. Yay @zoonini! (Who was one of the key coordinators and contributors of our current incarnation of our workshop work.)
So now there have been 12 who have run it! Pretty much halfway to the goal of 27 for the year. If we have one or two more run it in June then we are exactly on track. 🙂
If anyone else has run it, please do let us know.
I’m hoping that once I connect with Larry and get the training, I can run it here (Ottawa) in September. That’s my goal.
Yay @miriamgoldman. That would be great.
I’m a stats fiend and I can’t stats without all the stats, so I want to know who has run it. Haha.
On that note:
We are training up our team internally to start running workshops themselves. I think most folk have received the training now or will soon with Larry before end of June?
Call out to anyone we are missing in our team who wants it? Let me know here or after the meeting.
I am highly encouraging our team members to run it if they can. It’s the best way to understand what we are doing in our team. Plus it’ll make a huge difference in your community.
Said workshop being Speaker Training which has optional Diversity Outreach components to it.
A thank you to @dianewallace and @maryjob who are filling in for @cguntur while she is in transit on a plane for a few days: They’ve been answering our HelpScout queue (folks asking for workshop training) and filling out our spreadsheet.
Here is a big thing that is happening: WCEU WordCamp Europe. The European flagship WordCamp event. Contributor 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 https://make.wordpress.org/ There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/contributor-day/ https://make.wordpress.org/support/handbook/getting-started/getting-started-at-a-contributor-day/. is tomorrow!
@tinat is going to be there and will lead items for our team.
In order of priority from highest to lowest, this is the list:
Likely asking for help from the WordPress TV Team:
- Edit out the stumbles and pauses in our train the trainers video
- For the Handbook- Write “How to build a diverse speaker roster”
- Which Meetups 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. have run our Speaker Training? Looking through the Meetup 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. titles.
- Changing some of the workshop material with better methods I have learned since then
- Fixing some of the workshop material errors
It’s quite a bit, so I don’t expect all of it to get tackled. They’re all the options.
Any of these items that we don’t get to tomorrow will be available for anyone to pick up and do after. 🙂
I also have a little side project for anyone who has short amounts of ongoing availability for a small item that will have a huge impact:
It would be great if we could start following up with the folks who have run the workshop. Find out what worked, what didn’t, what they needed to change for their region in the world, what kind of support they would like next, and anything else they would like us to know.
Any volunteers who are here today?
I’d love to tag-team with someone on that.
I can help out following up.
Ohh, great idea @miriamgoldman. It could be a multiple person thing. And I know you’re too busy to be solo on something like this, you go-getter you.
Yeah @dianewallace! Alright, I will speak with you both after. It could be up to 3 people, so any other volunteers now or who are reading this later are also welcome.
There are some Meetups who would like to get trained soon for their upcoming WordCamps. Like within a few weeks from now.
If anyone feels comfortable running the recording and answering questions (and send me the questions you can’t answer), please let me know.
And if not yet but you want to work up to it, you could always shadow when myself or when @lswanson runs it.
I’m thinking of possibly even @angelasjin, @MelanieMartin, @cguntur? 🙂 Shadowing?
Other folks are welcome too, I just named them because they have expressed interest in doing this in particular. 🙂
The rest of the time is open discussion.
Any other questions or comments? Anything around running the workshop yourselves? Anything else? 🙂
Alright, I think this is a wrap.
Thank you all for all you bring, whether it’s doing things, bringing your energy, your ideas, etc.
I’m glad to have you here.