Meetup Organiser Badge Proposal

As we published yesterday, the new 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. Tracker comes with a lot of great new benefits, including the fact the we will be able to link meetup groups with each organiser’s WordPress.orgWordPress.org The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/ profile. This means that we can finally give out user profile badges to meetup organisers.

We need to decide what icon and colour to use for this badge, so here is a proposal for discussion:

  • Colour: #f7ad43
  • Icon: dashicons-nametag

This will make the badge the same colour as the 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. Organiser and WordCamp Speaker badges (so all of our community involvement badges are the same colour), and the icon is the one we already use in the WordPress Events and News widgetWidget A WordPress Widget is a small block that performs a specific function. You can add these widgets in sidebars also known as widget-ready areas on your web page. WordPress widgets were originally created to provide a simple and easy-to-use way of giving design and structure control of the WordPress theme to the user. to indicate a meetup event. This will keep things logical and consistent across the network.

If we go with that icon and colour combination, here’s what the badge will look like in context:

The badge will be automatically assigned based on the WordPress.org usernames that we have for the organisers of each group once the group is live and in our chapter account.

We’ll leave this post open for comments until the end of this week (16 September 2018) before finalising the badge design and setting it up for profiles.