Application Vetting Sprint | Wednesday, 2 October 2019

Deputies! Your help is needed! We currently have 20 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. application and 8 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. applications that have not yet been vetted – that’s a lot of people who have applied, but have yet to receive an update. In addition to that, we have received the requested feedback from a number of applicants and have not followed up further, so we need to get back on those threads and make sure we bring them to completion.

@sippis hosted a vetting sprint on Sunday (thank you!) and we’re planning another one for Wednesday, 2 October (that’s tomorrow at the time of writing this). This sprint will be 2 hours and will begin at the following time:

Wednesday, 2 October 2019 at 11:00 UTC

 

All deputies are welcome and encouraged to join! Please comment on this post if you think you can take part.

What is a Vetting Sprint

A vetting sprint for Meetup and WordCamp applications is a scheduled session where all available deputies meet together in the #community-team channel in the WordPress 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/. group. Over the course of the sprint, we will all work on vetting applications and use the Slack channel as a central place to discuss what we’re working on and support each other.

Who can take part?

Any deputies who have access to the Meetup Tracker can take part. That means people who have completed the deputy training, signed the deputy agreement and been given access to the tracker (details about the tracker here).

If you are a deputy who has been active in the last year, then you should have access to the tracker. If you don’t have access and still want to take part, please comment here or ask in #community-team and we’ll sort out your access.

How Does it Work?

As mentioned above, we will be going through the open applications that still need vetting, as well as following up on applications that have not had any movement in a little while. To that end, here are the relevant links to the queues that we will be working through:

  • Needs vetting: WordCamps | Meetups
  • Needs orientation: WordCamps | Meetups – we need to check Help Scout to make sure we have sent an orientation scheduling email to these groups.
  • Awaiting feedback: WordCamps | Meetups – these applications should have threads in Help Scout that are needing further vetting and/or replies.

As always, deputies can work on these things at any time that suits them, but these dedicated sprints help to provide some direct focussed time for it.