Idea: Meetup Recap P2

How about creating a new P2P2 P2 or O2 is the term people use to refer to the Make WordPress blog. It can be found at https://make.wordpress.org/. for any meetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on meetup.com will help you find options in your area. organizers to post event recaps/reports?

Japanese local groups used to post event recaps on wordbench.org (e.g., https://wordbench.org/category/tokyo)
Now that the site is shutting down, I realized I don’t have a good place to write a blog post about the event we just had last weekend.

I think it would be great if we had a P2 dedicated to meetup (and WordCampWordCamp A WordCamp is a conference where the WordPress community come together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. https://central.wordcamp.org/about/. too?) organizers where they can share event recaps in their language.

make.wordpress.org/events/? /meetups/? or any other URLURL A specific web address of a website or web page on the Internet, such as a website’s URL www.wordpress.org?

Pros:

  • Recaps posted on the P2 will stay there permanently
  • Meetup organizers don’t have to maintain their own blog/site but can still write a blog post
  • It promotes sharing of ideas among the global network of organizers
  • I personally want to read more about & see photos of other WordPress Meetups! Having a central place to do so would be great (Remember the WP15 Live page? It’s like that but with blog posts)

Cons:

  • Meetup groups that already run their blog/site will have an additional place to post (solution: have them post or comment with a URL to the post on their site)
  • Some groups may be ok with just using Meetup.com features; if there aren’t enough organizers to blog on the new P2, some of the pro points are missed
  • It may become a bit chaotic to have a single P2 with posts in multiples languages (but why not? 🙂 Google Translate can help us read them too)

@pskli said on SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. (thanks for the feedback):

Having an official platform for publishing Meetup material, just like Meetup.com for organization, would be really smart

and being able to see “what’s happening in the WP meetup groups all around the world” would be inspiring and a great resource for organizers I guess

What do you all think?