Recap of Contributor Working Group on Feb. 17, 2021

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

Meeting start: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C037W5S7X/p1613591439277500
Agenda: https://make.wordpress.org/community/2021/02/17/contributor-working-group-agenda-february-17-2021/

Daylight Saving Time

Our meeting time will switch to 19:00 UTC after March 14, 2021. Meetings will still be the first and third Wednesdays of each month. Calendar invites should show your correct local time. Please let Christina Workman (@amethystanswers) know if you aren’t on the calendar invite and want to be. Also, the Agenda will always have a time converter link.

General Updates

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. India and Yoast had Contributor events where users were setting up local environments with Windows. @paaljoachim will be using notes from those experiences to improve documentation.

The PR around a welcome comment on GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can 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. https://github.com/ to push people to slack/be friendly was merged (@annezazu)

@annezazu did an update to the outreach page that should ideally help new people get up to speed with more wide ranging resources (https://developer.wordpress.org/block-editor/handbook/outreach/)

@daisyo participated at WordCamp India and plans to connect with them about how their Contributor event was

Group Goals

Contributor DayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of https://make.wordpress.org/ There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/contributor-day/ https://make.wordpress.org/support/handbook/getting-started/getting-started-at-a-contributor-day/. Handbook

Goal: Look at how other OSS structure what they have for Contributor Events, compare it and use that to draw lessons and next goals. Start with Drupal, Joomla and TYPO3.
Target Date: April 1

Next Steps

Work towards goals

Next Meeting: Wednesday March 3, 2021 at 20:00 UTC

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