Recap of the Diverse Speaker Training group (#wpdiversity) on March 11, 2020

Summary: We talked about what people are working on, the 2019 year end report results, what our team should do in the face of COVID-19, the call out for financial support for meetupsMeetup Meetup groups are locally-organized groups that get together for face-to-face events on a regular basis (commonly once a month). Learn more about Meetups in our Meetup Organizer Handbook. running our work, and our new tracking sheet.

Attending: @jillbinder @miriamgoldman @cguntur

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Agenda:

1. Monthly check-in on how you did on your February goals – with colours! And what you’re planning on working on in March.

  • Green: On plan. No help needed.
  • Yellow: Not on plan but I have a strategy to get there
  • Red: Not on plan, no plan to get there, I’m lost!

2. 2019 year-end report results
3. COVID-19 and us
4. Call out for financial support for meetups running our work
5. New Tracking sheet

1. Reports

What were you working on in February? How is it going? Do you have any obstacles? With colour:

  • Green: On plan. No help needed.
  • Yellow: Not on plan but I have a strategy to get there
  • Red: Not on plan, no plan to get there, I’m lost!

What are you planning on working on in March?

@jillbinder
As always I had a bunch on my plate. The biggest item was creating the new Train the Trainers videos. They’re almost done! I tested them with a meetupMeetup Meetup groups are locally-organized groups that get together for face-to-face events on a regular basis (commonly once a month). Learn more about Meetups in our Meetup Organizer Handbook. organizer and other than a bit of editing, they’re good to go. Also putting together our 2019 year end report.

I will be finishing the videos this month, and hopefully finish finalizing the details for getting our workshop up onto the Training team’s githubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/, and creating the new questionnaires. But also, I have some new items on my plate for COVID-19, that I’ll mention later. That might bump my other items.

@miriamgoldman
Green: I’ve been scheduling trainings, coordinating with Jill and Angela on new spreadsheets, and I am running a training next week.

I plan on doing pretty much the same for March, except for coordinating with Jill on the new Train the Trainers process when it’s ready.

@cguntur
Yellow: I need to send out the emails to meetups who have run the workshops and send the questionnaire to them. Was a little sick last week and I am still catching up with my work this week. Planning to get it done by the weekend.

@angelasjin
Green! Super excited about our new tracking sheet, put up that post on financial support for meetups running the workshop, and did a training earlier today. March goals include hopefully moving forward with that financial support and building out how meetups apply for it, and scheduling more trainings.

2. 2019 year end report results

I will be putting up a longer post on the p2 about this soon.

I got the thoughts from the members present on what I’m planning on posting.

3. COVID-19 and us

I will be putting up a post about this on the p2 soon as well.

I got the thoughts from the members present on what I’m planning on posting.

4. Call out for financial support for meetups running our work

@angelasjin posted this for us:
https://make.wordpress.org/community/2020/03/04/proposal-financial-support-for-venues-for-meetups-that-run-the-diverse-speaker-training-workshop/

Basically checking if the groups who need money for their venue or other important costs could get funding for running our workshop (and returning their questionnaires!).

5. New Tracking sheet

@angelasjin and I have been working on a new tracking sheet for us. I’m going to have @miriamgoldman and @cguntur start using it for a bit first before I share the link with everyone, so that we can make sure it’s solid first.

This is a sheet where we track who contacts us, have they received training, have they run our workshop, how did their 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. do.

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