WordPress meetup organizer newsletter: September 2018

This newsletter was sent to 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. organisers via the meetup.com messages system today. 🙂

Hello WordPress Meetup organisers!

Welcome to another meetup organiser newsletter full of news, information and inspiration for your local meetup.

Newsletter contents:

  • Meetup Organisers Tracker and Badge
  • Ideas and suggestions for new meetups
  • Diversity Speaker Training Workshops

Meetup Organisers Tracker and Badge

We’ve recently been working on a new platform for managing meetup applications and keeping track of them in a central system. One of the benefits of this system is that we will finally be able to assign 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 badges to all WordPress meetup group organisers!

To provide us with the WordPress.org usernames of all of WordPress meetup group organisers, we need all current organisers to add the info to this sheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1LYnNDDpBQC7przZyufG4W5mdO67BcTTy_yz8eHY24lc/edit?usp=sharing

Please fill in the fields next to the URLURL A specific web address of a website or web page on the Internet, such as a website’s URL www.wordpress.org for your meetup group. The fields need the following information:

  • WordPress.org username for main contact: The WordPress.org username of the organiser who is the main contact with the Global Community Team (if there is no one person for this, then choose anyone from your team)
  • WordPress.org usernames of all organisers: A comma-separated list of the WordPress.org usernames of all of your meetup group’s organisers
  • Is the main contact’s WordPress.org email address still valid?: Select ‘Yes’ if the email address on the WordPress.org profile for the main contact is correct and in use, or select ‘No’ if it is not.

You can read more about the proposed badges here.

Ideas and suggestions for new meetups

From time to time we like to share some tips or some new things meetup groups are doing that is interesting.

The WordPress Meetup in Seville, Spain have a fixed meetup on the 10th of each month over a working lunch.

At such meetups, the participants simply decide to come and have lunch with each other. This is done on a workday, so it does not intrude on personal time.

This might be a great idea to try out in your local community, and see how to meet folks over lunch and have time for good discussions and exchanges, which might not possible at workshop-styled meetups.

Diversity Outreach Speaker training for Meetups

The next Diversity Outreach Speaker training for Meetups will be:

To sign up and get the details, either fill out our form and comment on  which date you’d would like to attend:http://tiny.cc/wpwomenspeak, or reply to a message you’ve already written to to the working group at speaker-training@wordcamp.org

If you’re interested in helping the WordPress global community team with diversity initiatives like this, and others, check out this call for volunteers for a diversity working group!

You can read more about the Diversity Training Workshop here.

That’s it for now — chat to you next time!

– Your friends on the Community Team