WordPress meetup organizer newsletter: December 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:

  • Diverse Speaker Training Workshops
  • Discussion: standalone contributor meetings in France
  • The WordPress Survey: Take it! Spread the word about it!
  • Recap of Organizer Best Practices

Diverse Speaker Training Workshops

As a meetup or 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. organizer, have you ever had challenges getting women and folks from other under-represented groups to speak at your events? So have we.

There is a workshop created by and for folks from under-represented groups to help us bust through Impostor Syndrome and other obstacles.

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

The full story of the workshop:

People of WordPress: Jill Binder

The story of how it changed one participant’s life:

A Feel-Good Diversity in PHP Story

Sign up to run the workshop in your local WordPress meetup chapter this coming year: http://tiny.cc/wpdiversity

Discussion: Standalone contributor meetings in France

Most contributor days are part of WordCamp, but a discussion has started on organizing standalone contributor meetings in France. These will be part of the meetup events and not part of WordCamps.

If you are planning to or have already organized contributor meetups events, it might be a good idea to take part in the discussion.

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.

Recap of Organizer Best Practices

This year we started publishing some blog posts on organizer best practices. As the year draws to a close, it would be a great idea to read through some of them again.

We hope to publish a lot more organizer best practices posts next year! Happy new year and see you in 2020!

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

Your friends on the Community Team

make.wordpress.org/community