Tuesday Trainings: Organizing WordPress Meetups Part 1: Getting Started

Welcome back to Tuesday Trainings

We took a bit of a break from the Tuesday Trainings series to reassess and see how best to proceed. But now we’re back. The aim of this series is the same as it was before, to shed light on topics and information that folx in this community may find valuable. Some weeks I’ll provide you with fresh content from contributors on the community team but other weeks I am excited to share with you some of the workshops being built for the Learn WordPress Workshop program.

This week and next we’ll focus on the Organizing WordPress Meetups series created by @harmonyromo @harishanker @evarlese and @angelasjin.

Learning outcomes

Each workshop in the learn series has a set of objectives called the learning outcomes. For this workshop (part 1 of 2) the following learning outcomes have been set by your workshop hosts:

  1. Learn how to apply to organize an official WordPress Chapter 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..
  2. Understand the five good faith rules and expectations of all organizers.
  3. Learn about how sponsorships for meetups are handled
  4. Learn why the trademark and GPLGPL GPL is an acronym for GNU Public License. It is the standard license WordPress uses for Open Source licensing https://wordpress.org/about/license/. The GPL is a ‘copyleft’ license https://www.gnu.org/licenses/copyleft.en.html. This means that derivative work can only be distributed under the same license terms. This is in distinction to permissive free software licenses, of which the BSD license and the MIT License are widely used examples. guidelines are important for anyone who represents WordPress in an official capacity.

Now that you know what you’re going to learn, you can watch this video workshop here!

Comprehension questions

Once the video is complete ask yourself these questions to see if you got from the workshop what your hosts hoped you would:

  • Learn how to apply to organize an official WordPress Chapter meetup.
  • Understand the five good faith rules and expectations of all organizers.
  • Learn about how sponsorships for meetups are handled
  • Learn why the trademark and GPL guidelines are important for anyone who represents WordPress in an official capacity.

Talk about it

Now that you’ve taken something away from the workshop I hope you’ll take this all a step further and join a live discussion group to discuss the content with others who have watched it as well. You can find discussion groups specific to any of the workshops you find on Learn.WordPress here on Meetup.com.

You’re also welcome to bring your questions here in the comments!

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