WordPress meetup organizer newsletter: November 2019

Hello WordPress 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. organizers!

Welcome to another meetup organizer newsletter, packed full of news, information, and inspiration for your local meetup.

Newsletter contents:

  • The WordPress Survey: Take it! Spread the word about it!
  • Join the Discussion about Community Swag
  • Video:  The History of WordPress in 4 minutes
  • Diverse Speaker Training Workshops
  • Thank you Global Sponsors!
  • Reminders

Take and promote the WordPress Survey

It’s time for our annual user and developer survey! If you’re a WordPress user or professional, we want your feedback. You can take part in the survey at this link.

Please also promote this survey among the members of your meetup group!  This document has helpful copy for encouraging your members of your group to take the survey.

Discussion: Community Swag

The community team has shortened the 18 month limit on meetup groups ordering swag packs to 12 months. There is now a discussion on the WordPress Community blog on how helpful the shortening of the limit has been? And if there is still a strong demand for this swag?

We highly recommend taking part in this discussion as a meetup organizer.

Video: The History of WordPress in 4 minutes

For the opening remarks at 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. para Desarrolladores Sevilla 2019, @nilovelez put together a “History of WordPress” video, that, in just about 4 minutes, covers how WordPress has changed over the years.It took him almost three months, and 35 Docker-Compose projects and 4 virtual machines to create!

This might be a great video to share with your local community for folks to get a sense of the development of WordPress over time — check it out on WordPress.tv

Diverse Speaker Training Workshops

As an organizer, have you ever had challenges getting women and people from other under-represented groups to speak at your meetups and WordCamps? So have we. One of the issues that would come up is people feel they have nothing to say that audiences would want to hear.

The Diverse Speaker Training workshop (#wpdiversity) run by the Community Team busts through this and other obstacles.

Here is a quote from a participant:

“I have always struggled to feel confident in picking a topic others would want to hear. After taking this workshop, I have more ideas than I can possibly give talks on!”

Sign up to run the workshop here: http://tiny.cc/wpdiversity

Upcoming training timings:

Wednesday, November 27th – 10pm – midnight UTC
Friday, December 11th, 10pm – midnight UTC

Thanking our Sponsors

A big thank you to our Global Community Gold sponsors for 2019Bluehost, Jetpack, Liquid Web, and WooCommerce.


That’s it for now — chat with you next time!

Your friends on the Community Team