Community Team Chat Agenda | 16 April 2020

Hello Team!

Our bi-monthly Community Team chat is happening this Thursday, 16 April 2020. Meeting times are detailed below. We use the same agenda for both meetings in order to include all time zones.

Asia-Pacific / EMEA friendly: Thursday, April 16, 2020, 11:00 UTC

Americas friendly: Thursday, April 16, 2020, 20:00 UTC

DeputyDeputy Community Deputies are a team of people all over the world who review WordCamp and Meetup applications, interview lead organizers, and generally keep things moving at WordCamp Central. Find more about deputies in our Community Deputy Handbook./MentorMentor Someone who has already organised a WordCamp and has time to meet with their assigned mentee every 2 weeks, they talk over where they should be in their timeline, help them to identify their issues, and also identify solutions for their issues. check-in

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  • Andrea talks about the accessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility) concerns that have been raised concerning the use of Crowdcast as an online conferencing tool, she thanks all those who have helped with documentation surrounding its use and apologizes for not making sure it was a fully accessible tool before recommending it. Other platforms are currently been vetted and collated in this spreadsheet. If you know any good accessible tool out there that can be recommended to community organizers to use for online 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., conferences and events, please add your voice to the conversation here: https://make.wordpress.org/community/2020/04/03/online-conference-platform-concerns/
  • Ryan has suggested that the Diverse Speaker Workshops could be promoted by showing the online events in the Events widgetWidget A WordPress Widget is a small block that performs a specific function. You can add these widgets in sidebars also known as widget-ready areas on your web page. WordPress widgets were originally created to provide a simple and easy-to-use way of giving design and structure control of the WordPress theme to the user. Section. He is asking if this should be considered, and if so to whom, and in what language or timezone this should be shown, please add your thoughts to this conversation here: https://make.wordpress.org/community/2020/04/03/showing-online-workshops-in-the-events-widget/
  • Timi is taking feedbacks till the 5th of May 2020 on improving the trackers used by community team deputiesDeputy Community Deputies are a team of people all over the world who review WordCamp and Meetup applications, interview lead organizers, and generally keep things moving at WordCamp Central. Find more about deputies in our Community Deputy Handbook. for 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. and 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. applications. To help out or share your thoughts, please do so here: https://make.wordpress.org/community/2020/04/04/request-for-feedback-revising-application-tracker-back-end/
  • The Youth Event working group are talking about an online Kids / Youth Camp for Kids and have set their meeting hours to happen weekly on Thursdays at 2100UTC/5pm EST. If you want to get resources for your own family or just talk about things kids can do safely online, do join in the conversation with Sandy. See their full post here: https://make.wordpress.org/community/2020/04/08/youth-event-working-group-chat-office-hours-april-9-2020/. A recap of their meeting on the 9th of April can be found here: https://make.wordpress.org/community/2020/04/14/youth-event-working-group-chat-office-hours-recap-from-april-9-2020/, where they had conversations surrounding age limit for a kids camp, creating videos and content, having a mini series over the course of a month, etc. For parents looking for wholesome creative things for their kiddos to do, kindly leave your thoughts and suggestions in the comments please.
  • The Diverse Speaker Working Group posted a recap of their meeting on April 8th here: https://make.wordpress.org/community/2020/04/10/recap-of-the-diverse-speaker-training-group-wpdiversity-zoom-call-on-april-8-2020/ – they talked about their ongoing workshops this week and the potential new direction the team wants to take. Read their full recaps to get the full lowdown. On the 28th and 30th of April, they are also running a group coaching to train speakers who are members of a marginalized or underrepresented group in terms of gender, race, class, sexuality, ability, age, etc. only. Share this post with friends and register for the training here: https://make.wordpress.org/community/2020/04/14/diverse-speaker-group-coaching-april-28-30/
  • The WPCSWordPress Coding Standards A collection of PHP_CodeSniffer rules (sniffs) to validate code developed for WordPress. It ensures code quality and adherence to coding conventions, especially the official standards for WordPress Core. (WordPress Community SupportWordPress Community Support WordPress Community Support PBC is a subsidiary of WordPress Foundation. It is created specifically to be the financial and legal support for WordCamps, WordPress Meetup groups, and any additional “official” events organized within the WordPress Community Events program., PBC) is beginning a Pilot Program to pay the production costs of online WordCamps hosted in 2020 with the hope that this will result in more online WordCamps during this time of uncertainty and in-person disconnection. If you have suggestions for making this pilot program more successful, or questions about its details, kindly share your ideas, concerns, or questions in a comment on this post: https://make.wordpress.org/community/2020/04/13/pilot-program-production-vendors-for-online-wordcamps/
  • Timi has posted an update for WCEUWCEU WordCamp Europe. The European flagship WordCamp event. 2020 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/. due to the WordCamp taking place online this year. This will be the first Contributor Day of this scale to take place online. To create a welcoming and positive experience for new contributors, she has jotted suggestions on the post and welcomes any ideas about making the online Contributor Day a more valuable and comfortable experience for contributors in the comments here: https://make.wordpress.org/updates/2020/04/15/wordcamp-europe-2020-contributor-day-update/
  • Angela has posted the online events edition of the meetup organizer newsletter, to catch the news and resources on and for upcoming events, please see her full post here: https://make.wordpress.org/community/2020/04/15/meetup-organizer-newsletter-online-events-edition/

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