Toward the end of last year, the Community team opened a call for suggestions for 2021 goals. As you can see from the comments on that post, lots of great suggestions were made!
While it’s amazing that there are so many suggestions for goals, the large number of unorganized goals can also make it tricky for deputies Community Program Supporters (formerly Deputies) are a team of people worldwide who review WordCamp and Meetup applications, interview lead organizers, and keep things moving at WordCamp Central. Find more about program supporters in our Program Supporter Handbook. and community members to clearly see where they can help. It’s additionally challenging if suggested goals don’t have additional context! So, in order to gather more information around suggested goals and to identify high impact items for 2021 in a way that is as collaborative as possible, the Community team is going to try something new this year.
At this time, all suggested goals have been added to a public Community Team 2021 Goals Trello board as separate cards. Everyone is invited to open cards and add additional detail to the goal, such as (but not limited to):
- What makes the goal important/what kind of impact the goal will have if met
- What kind of resources the team would need to achieve the goal
- What historical context might be important to understanding the goal
- Whether there are any perceived barriers
- Whether the goal is both measurable and achievable in 2021
Along with this Trello Project management system using the concepts of boards and cards to organize tasks in a sane way. This is what the make.wordpress.com/marketing team uses for example: https://trello.com/b/8UGHVBu8/wp-marketing. board, we have scheduled the following, four open discussion sessions, where deputies and anyone interested can join to chat and ask questions about specific goals, and add details to goal cards together.
These sessions will be held in the #community-team channel (if you don’t have an account already, sign-up for one here: https://make.wordpress.org/chat/).
We will leave the Trello board open until Monday, January 25, so that even if you aren’t able to participate in the discussion sessions, you’ll still have a few weeks to add your comments to the Trello board. After January 25, the Community Deputies Community Program Supporters (formerly Deputies) are a team of people worldwide who review WordCamp and Meetup applications, interview lead organizers, and keep things moving at WordCamp Central. Find more about program supporters in our Program Supporter Handbook. will summarize our 2021 Community Team goals in a new post on the team blog.
Thanks in advance to @harishanker, @sippis, @kcristiano, and @camikaos, who will be facilitating these open discussion sessions!