We currently have an abnormally large backlog of WordCamp 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 need their initial vetting (27 at the time of writing this!) and we need the help of all deputies 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 get this sorted out. To that end, we will be holding two WordCamp application vetting sprints this week:
Each sprint will last for 2 hours, and we will collectively vet as many WordCamp applications in that time as possible. If you are a deputy 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. and would like to coordinate a sprint at another time this week (or any other week), then please comment on this post and I’ll add it to the list.
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 WordCamp applications is a scheduled session where all available deputies meet together in the #community-team channel in the WordPress Slack 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 WordCamp central listings can take part. That means people who have completed the deputy training, signed the deputy agreement and been given access to the dashboard.
If you are a deputy who has been active in the last year, then you should have access to this. 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 WordCamp applications that still need vetting – you can find all of those here. We also have some handy notes to help you with the process.
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.