Recap of Contributor Working Group on Feb. 3, 2021

In attendance: @amethystanswers, @paaljoachim, @annezazu, @daisyo, @tacoverdo

Meeting Start:


General Update

Leads had a Zoom meeting Jan 29 to touch base, chat better than we can on SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at and see each others’ faces.
@paaljoachim suggested it would be nice to do a group meeting for the whole team. @amethystanswers will arrange this.

Group Check-Ins

@paaljoachim as updated triage instructions used for triaging in Core

@annezazu launched How to do triage on GitHub on Learn WordPress and is working on How to use GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that 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. Also working on adding a welcome message for new contributors on GitHub

@tacoverdo proposed in Trello separating the New Contributor Onboarding Experience group into two groups with different focuses: event-based (typically historically in-person, 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., WordCamps, Contributor Days) and self-guided (online, through forums, TracTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub., Twiiter, Make), and suggested our initial efforts target the self-guided (online) group. There was some good conversation, and all participants were in favour of the decision.

Group Goals

We started discussing and determining achievable short-term goals for each group.

Onboarding Experience

Goal: Getting data on where/how people first interact with the WP community.
Target date: May 1

Event Best Practices

Goal: Reach out to 5-10 CD organizers
Target date: April 1

Contributor Handbook

We ran out of time, so this will be discussed at the next meeting.

Next Steps

Add details of goals in TrelloTrello Project management system using the concepts of boards and cards to organize tasks in a sane way. This is what the team uses for example: and start working towards them.

Next meeting: Wednesday February 17, 2021 at 20:00 UTC