Recap of the Diverse Speaker Training group (#wpdiversity) on Aug 28, 2019

Attending: @jillbinder @cguntur @miriamgoldman @rahuldsarker

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Agenda

1. Reports of what you’re working on, with colours:
   – Green: on plan. No help needed.
   – Yellow: not on plan but I have a strategy to get there
   – Red: not on plan, no plan to get there, I’m lost!
2. Our two workshops, Sat, Oct 26 and Sun, Oct 27, both at
10am PT / 1pm ET / 5pm UTC
for 2.5 hours.
3. Mention in the media recently
4. What I’m working on

Reports

What are you working on? How is it going? Do you have any obstacles?

  • Green: on plan. No help needed.
  • Yellow: not on plan but I have a strategy to get there
  • Red: not on plan, no plan to get there, I’m lost!

@cguntur (working on our Speaker Mentorship program)
I am currently working on contacting Jeremy and getting the resources page ready

I am on yellow. I contacted Jeremy about the speaker mentor and about his availability. I haven’t heard back from him.

Yellow on the resources page as well. I will probably have it ready by Monday.

@miriamgoldman (leading our Train the Trainers, running trainings, editing our video, and more)

Green: Held a training last week, went well, got more interactions. Also am editing our current video to streamline what we have.

Yellow: Following up with prospective trainers – I got hit by the busy train at work and just haven’t had the time to do this. Following Labour Day things will be better.

Green: Adding some new prompts to our Trainer script – will be sharing with Jill and Angela once ready.

@rahuldsarker (Translations team, running a small test of a translation in Bengali)
Communities with the local translation team for Bengali translation for the training materials.

@angelasjin (Train the Trainer)
I handled a few HS emails, and have a training scheduled for next week, but again, so takers so far!

Our two workshops, Sat, Oct 26 and Sun, Oct 27

Just a reminder that I’m running the full workshop for our team so that everyone can understand what we’re doing plus I’m recording it to use for future Trainings.

Sat, Oct 26 and Sun, Oct 27
10am PT / 1pm ET / 5pm UTC
for 2.5 hours.

Mention in the media recently

We got a mention from @pollyplummer regarding the PHPPHP PHP (recursive acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor) is a widely-used open source general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for web development and can be embedded into HTML. http://php.net/manual/en/intro-whatis.php. Central Europe Conference Cancelation:
https://wptavern.com/php-central-europe-conference-canceled-due-to-lack-of-speaker-diversity
Thank you, Sarah!

What I’m working on

I have only been working 3 days since our last meeting, thanks to having a vacation. (I recommend those!)

In that time I’ve been focusing entirely on our Building A Diverse Speaker Roster document and working on the diversity WCUS Workshop. (Both of those items are related to each other.)

Thanks for being here and thanks for all you’re doing!

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