The Community Team bi-weekly meeting is happening this week. The meeting is meant for all contributors on the team and everyone who is interested in taking part in some of the things our team does. Feel free to join us, even if you are not currently active in the team!
Please note the new meeting times!
Asia-Pacific / EMEA friendly meeting: 2021-02-18 12:00 UTC
Americas friendly meeting: 2021-02-18 21:00 UTC
Below is a preliminary agenda for the meeting. If you wish to add things you’d like bring to into discussion, comment below or reach out to team reps @sippis or @kcristiano. It does not need to be a blog post yet, the topic can be discussed during the meeting nevertheless. We use the same agenda for both meetings.
Deputy 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. / Mentor 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. / Contributor check-ins
What have you been doing and how is it going? What you got accomplished after the last meeting? Are there any blockers? Can other team members help you in some way?
Call to Meetup and WordCamp Organizers and their Underrepresented Community Members: Interactive, Transformational Watch Party!
The Diverse Speaker Training Group invites WordPress event organizers and their marginalized or underrepresented community members to a 1.5 hour “Interactive, Transformational Watch Party” on February 18th, 2021 at 5:30-7:00 PM UTC! Together, attendees will watch the Diverse Speaker Training Workshop Part 1 on the Learn WordPress site, and be invited to participate in the engaging and impactful exercises.
Tuesday Trainings: How can I best support my meetup group during these challenging times?
Really enjoyed this version of Tuesday Trainings! Worth reading, it has good tips on how to help fellow meetup 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. organizers with their local meetup groups. The whole series is actually worth sharing with your community-oriented friends.
Meetup Organizer Newsletter: February 2021
The latest revision of the meetup organiser newsletter has been sent out! Spread the content in your local community.
New and ongoing discussions
Meeting times and Daylight Savings Time
DST is here again and some parts of the world are moving their clocks. In previous years, we have moved the meeting times accordingly one hour forward after EU/UK has started the DST. What should we do this year, stick with UTC times or move like previously?
Annual Meetup Survey Revisions for 2020
It’s time to send the annual Meetup Survey again for organisers and attendees! Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the WordPress Chapter Meetup program pivoted to online events partway through 2020. With that in mind, the surveys do need changes. @courtneypk is looking to get feedback before 2020-02-23.
Announcement: Decision making checklist for in-person meetups now available
The team agreed on creating a checklist and allowing in-person meetups 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. if a certain set of criteria are met. There are also helpful resources for meetup organisers that do have questions around the topic. How community members have received this information? Any feedback at this point? Is all this information understandable for local organisers and deputies 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.?
Community Team 2021 Goals Summary
We managed to put our goals for this year together! The summary is quite lenghty, so please take a time to read it carefully. There are set of ongoing goals, to which everyone can contribute easily in their everyday work. There’s also bit bigger goals for Q1 and Q2 what would need someone or group of contributors working towards the goals. Share in the post or in the meeting, if you are interested on working some goal!
Opportunity to bring things into discussions that weren’t on the meeting agenda and if anyone has something they would like to share with the team. If you have a topic in mind before the meeting, please add it into the comments of this post.
Hope to see you on Thursday, either on Asia-Pacific / EMEA or Americas friendly version of the meeting!
Preliminary agenda was put together in collaboration of @sippis and @kcristiano.