Recap of the Diverse Speaker Training group (#WPDiversity) on July 28, 2021

Attending: @jillbinder @evarlese @onealtr @katiejrichards @danitto


Summary and next actions:

We talked about:

  1. The new #WPDiversity programs that we launched this week

  2. Having everyone on the team join our 2 channels on the WordPress SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at for our 2 new programs:

    – Diverse Speaker Support program: #diverse-speaker-support
    – Allyship program: #community-events

  3. Our two workshops coming up:

    – Allyship on Thurs, Aug 19th
    – Diverse Speakers a week later either on Fri, Aug. 27, run by @onealtr with help from @volkswagenchick. I will help out in the background.

    All on our team are asked to have attended each workshop at least once, please!

    Next actions:
    @jillbinder is creating the eventbrites and the community post for both workshops
    @evarlese and @angelasjin are inviting 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. to invite their communities to the Diverse Speakers workshop

  4. Small volunteer ask: Help with on-boarding August Diverse Speaker workshop participants onto #diverse-speaker-support:

    – An easy way to communicate how to join the WordPress Slack this on a workshop slide -> We could use help with this, still!
    – Be available to help people troubleshoot getting in -> @danitto volunteered

    Next action: Find someone to help with the first item, and help @danitto get onto Helpscout for the second item

  5. Small volunteer ask: Reach out to a list of people on our team who have qualified for the Community badge -> @katiejrichards volunteered

    Next action: Jill will send her the list of people and the message template

  6. Small volunteer ask: Reviewing and editing our new Handbook doc describing our new programs -> @evarlese and @katiejrichards volunteered. We could use more help, please!

    Next action: @evarlese and @katiejrichards get started looking at the doc. Jill reaches out to ask more people.

  7. Note on translations status:

    – Video captions: Spanish – the first video is complete. Ericka is starting the next video, and looking for 1-2 more people to help out. There are about 2 hours of video content left.
    – Video captions: Portuguese – we are looking for 2-3 people to help with this. There is 4 hours of video content.