WordCamp and Meetup application vetting sprint – November 2020

The Community team currently has a backlog of 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. and 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. applications. To help us stay responsive to community members, the Community team is requesting help from all deputies so we can process any pending WordCamps and Meetups. With that in mind, we’re planning to hold the following vetting sprints:

Each sprint will last for one hour, and we will collectively vet as many WordCamp and Meetup applications in that time as possible. If you are a deputy and would like to coordinate a sprint at another time, then please comment on this post and we can add it to the list.

All deputies are welcome and encouraged to join! Please comment on this post if you think you can take part.

What is a Vetting Sprint?

A vetting sprint for WordCamp or Meetup applications is a scheduled session where all available deputies meet together in the #community-team channel in the WordPress SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. group. Over the course of the sprint, we will all work on vetting applications and use the Slack channel as a central place to discuss what we’re working on and support each other.

Who can take part?

Any deputy that has access to the WordCamp CentralWordCamp Central Website for all WordCamp activities globally. https://central.wordcamp.org includes a list of upcoming and past camp with links to each. listings and the Meetup listings can take part. Deputies that have completed the deputy training, signed the deputy agreement, and have access to the WordCamp Central Dashboard should be able to vet WordCamps and Meetups. 

If you are a deputy who has been active in the last year, you should have access to the Dashboard. If you do not have access and still want to take part, please comment here or ask in the #community-team channel and we’ll sort out your access.

How Does it Work?

We will be going through the open WordCamp and Meetup applications that still need vetting. We also have some handy links to help you with the vetting process:

As always, deputies can work on these things at any time that suits them, but these dedicated sprints help to provide some direct, focused time for it. Plus, it’s just more fun when we get to work together!


This post was published jointly by @harishanker and I.