Recap of the Kids Event Working Group Chat | Thursday 11 April 2019

Attending: @ErickaBarboza @melindahelt @stephanieBrinley @ChrisChristoff


We Covered

  1. Updates of Documents Created
  2. Concerns about Vetting Volunteers
  3. Translations/Editing

Updates on Documents Created

@ErickaBarboza knocked out translating the entire doc template.

Also, @kimberly.lipari got the art project/ice breaker documentation completed. So it is ready for editing!

The goal is to spend about 12 months creating, documenting and polishing the documents and then creating a handbook on the site for all organizers to easily access.–AZQlFlZU7eZKdGm_j7OFHj2bAg-kxmOjjycWysa3jFYoaBTv

Concerns about Vetting Volunteers

The question is from @sbrinley “Although we ask all our volunteers to abide by the general code-of-conduct, it seems like it would be good to have a code-of-conduct specifically for KidsCamp volunteers. A few policies/guidelines on how to interact properly with children and whatnot.

Also, I’ve been pondering what a secondary vetting process for KidsCamp volunteers would look like.”

melindahelt [5:10 PM]
On the one hand, I see the point of having a tighter code of conductCode of Conduct “A code of conduct is a set of rules outlining the norms, rules, and responsibilities or proper practices of an individual party.” - Wikipedia, but since WordCamps are to be family friendly events, every volunteer/speaker/session should all follow the same guidelines.

On the legal side, I suppose that may differ by location and also based on if the parents will be attending with the kids in the same room.

sunsand187 [5:11 PM]
I agree… I will be working with the deputiesProgram Supporter Community Program Supporters (formerly Deputies) are a team of people worldwide who review WordCamp and Meetup applications, interview lead organizers, and keep things moving at WordCamp Central. Find more about program supporters in our Program Supporter Handbook. to make sure we are good and don’t need something more specific.
I feel like the overarching message in our current CoCCode of Conduct “A code of conduct is a set of rules outlining the norms, rules, and responsibilities or proper practices of an individual party.” - Wikipedia is pretty solid, but it is not overly clear on some things like language.

Please leave your thoughts in the comments for further discussion.

Translations and Editing

We still need editors and researchers. If you know anyone who is good with hunting down legal research and making legal speak sound human or if you are good with editing documentation we could use your help.

Please comment if you are available to edit and/or do some research.

Project Management Information

So I know a lot of people expressed interest but not everyone made it to todays meeting. I am sure more people will be getting involved over time. I did create a TrelloTrello Project management system using the concepts of boards and cards to organize tasks in a sane way. This is what the team uses for example: Board so that we have some jumping off points for anyone to just dive in and start on micro pieces.


Next Actions

  1. @sunsand187 Will Document the recent WCMIA 2019 events into the new template.
  2. Team, Look over Trello and this post to stay up to date and provide feedback.
  3. @chrischristoff is helping put a survey together.
  4. @sunsand187 is going to break the template up into smaller pieces.

Next Meeting is Thursday, 25 April 2019, 2100 UTC/ 5pm EST. This chat will occur in the Make WordPress Community-Team SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at channel.