Meetup Organizer Newsletter: June 2021

Hello friends,

Welcome to the June 2021 edition of the MeetupMeetup 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. Organizer newsletter! You will find some excellent resources for meetup organizers and some exciting WordPress news in this edition. 

Newsletter contents:

  • Share WordPress 5.8 with your Meetup group
  • The 2020 Meetup Organizer and Meetup Member survey results are out!
  • Online event updates
  • Tuesday Trainings
  • News from the WordPress world

❤️ Share WordPress 5.8 with your Meetup group

WordPress 5.8 is a major releaseMajor Release A set of releases or versions having the same major version number may be collectively referred to as “X.Y” -- for example version 5.2.x to refer to versions 5.2, 5.2.1, and all other versions in the 5.2. (five dot two dot) branch of that software. Major Releases often are the introduction of new major features and functionality. that goes out on July 20thBeta 1 and Beta 2 versions of the release are already available. We request meetup organizers to help us build excitement for the release by organizing an online discussion or a testing sprint on version 5.8. You can also email your group members to let them know all about the release.

📣 WordPress 5.8 outreach resources are now available!
Looking for some resources on WordPress 5.8? We have published a P2 post highlighting key features of WordPress 5.8 to help you with your outreach. Feel free to use them to plan your Meetup sessions and share about WordPress 5.8 in your community!

Want some inspiration? Some 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. have already organized/planned 5.8 sessions for their groups. Check them out: 

📚 The 2020 Meetup Organizer and Meetup Member survey results are out!

Results of the 2020 Meetup organizer survey and the 2020 Meetup Member survey are now available in the Make/Community blog. Check them out!

🌏🎪 Online event 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. Europe 2021 has concluded
One of the biggest and most exciting WordPress events – WordCamp Europe 2021, was held successfully from June 7-9, 2021. A team of 40 members organized the event, which had 3200+ registrations, 42 speakers, and 43 sponsors. You will find more details in the event recap. One of the event highlights was this Gutenberg demo hosted by Matías Ventura and Matt Mullenweg. You can catch the event recording on their YouTube channel, and videos of the event will soon be available on WordPress.tv as well!

🔜 Upcoming WordPress Events

Check out these upcoming WordCamps:

🔙 Past WordPress Events

Catch recordings of these past WordCamps by visiting their websites. 

🤝📣 Diverse speaker training group workshop for AMER, APAC, and Oceania

Has your meetup/WordCamp ever had trouble getting a diverse set of speaker applications (in terms of terms gender, race, class, sexuality, ability, age, etc.)? The Diverse Speaker Training Group (#WPDiversity) is organizing a workshop on the topic: How to Own Your Expertise & Start Speaking at WordPress Events – for your members of underrepresented groups in WordPress in the Americas and APAC/Oceania. The event will be held on Saturday, June 30, 2021, at 23:00 UTC

👉 For Americas: June 30, 2021 4pm6pm PDT (Los Angeles) 7pm-9pm EDT (New York)
👉 For APAC/Oceania: July 1, 2021 8am10am JST (Tokyo) 9am-11am AEST (Melbourne)

🚨 Please send your members this link to register now! 🚨📣

🛠 Tuesday Trainings

Through Tuesday Trainings (#TuesdayTrainings), the Community Team publishes a different topic on the WordPress Community Blog to help organizers and interested community members learn various skills. Don’t forget to check out our most recent Tuesday Training posts:

🗞 News from the WordPress world


If you have any questions, Community Team deputiesDeputy 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. are available to help. Please send an email to support@wordcamp.org or join the #community-events 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/. channel. Thanks for everything you do to grow the WordPress community. Let’s keep sharing knowledge and inspiring each other with our contributions! 

We will see you online soon!

The following people contributed to June’s Meetup newsletter: @angelasjin @jillbinder


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