Discussion: Community Swag

A while back, we discussed swag for Meetup Groups and Contributor Days, and the ways we could improve. After this discussion, we integrated a few changes that I’d like to follow up on. Please comment if you have feedback on these current processes!

Swag for 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. Groups

We shortened the 18 month limit that we had on meetup groups ordering swag packs to 12 months. Has this been helpful? Is there still a strong demand for this swag, and do any organizers find that they are running out before the 12 months is up?

Swag Source Files

We updated the organizer handbook to include source files for all swag items, so organizers could opt to print these items locally. Has anyone tried to do this?

Contributor DayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of https://make.wordpress.org/ There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/contributor-day/ https://make.wordpress.org/support/handbook/getting-started/getting-started-at-a-contributor-day/. Stickers

We started distributing packs of Contributor Stickers to WordCamps that hosted a Contributor Day.

I’d like to hear from you if you organized a Contributor Day at a 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. and received the Contributor Stickers! Did your attendees enjoy the stickers?

A few issues with these sticker sheets came to light. Some attendees tended to take one or two stickers, leaving the rest of the sheet behind, or completely discarding the rest of the sheet — this is a concern since it generates waste.

Because of this, I propose that we create contributor sticker packs, similar to the community sticker packs. This would mean that each individual badge sticker would be printed as an individual sticker, and packed all together in a bag.

Your thoughts?

Do you have any thoughts or ideas about the above processes for community swag? To summarize, we’re looking for your feedback on:

  • Did shortening the limit on meetup groups ordering swag packs to every 12 months help with the demand?
  • Have you tried printing your own swag using the source files?
  • Have the contributor sticker sheets been well-received by Contributor Day attendees?
  • What do you think about changing contributor stickers from sheets to individual packs?