Recap of the Diverse Speaker Training group (#wpdiversity) on Jan. 8, 2020

Summary: Team members gave updates on what they’re working on and what they plan to work on in January

Attending: @jillbinder @cguntur @rahuldsarker @bhargavmehta @aurooba


I’ve been making sure trainings are being held. I will put out another call for trainers. Especially for later timezones than Angela covers in Europe time.

The document translation into Japanese is ongoing on Google Docs. We are aiming to finish this in March

Looking forward to hosting another training session on Wednesday the 22nd

I will be reaching out to meetups based on their proposed workshop dates. and then send out the questionnaires and the speaker mentor stuff accordingly.

Goal for this month: Reach out to all the meetups who said they would have the workshop in early 2020 and check if they are having the workshop, and see if they need help of any sort, update the 2019 and 2020 training spreadsheets

@bhargavmehta and I are in contact regularly to talk about Translations.

I have setup crowdin account for Translations. Team @jillbinder @nukaga @rahuldsarker let’s schedule a call and review together.

I’m running the workshop in Calgary in February.

I experimented with emailing the meetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through 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 will help you find options in your area. closest to me (Edmonton) that I have direct contact with, using the outreach template.

There’s discussion ongoing at the moment about getting them to plan a training session there.

Goal for this month: outreach to one more myself and have someone else outreach to another. I would love to have someone else on the team also do an outreach to a meetup they know of. Would anyone present today be interested?

@rahuldsarker: I know couple of communities in India, BD and NEPAL

@aurooba: Awesome! I’ll reach out to you tomorrow Rahul and we can chat about reaching out to them with the process we’re creating.


Next Actions:

  1. @cguntur add the Calgary workshop to our tracker
  2. @bhargavmehta setting up a meeting for our Translation subteam
  3. @aurooba reaching out to @rahuldsarker and @bhargavmehta about meetup outreach marketing