Toward the end of last year, the Community Team opened a call for suggestions for the 2022 Community team goals. As you can see from the comments on that post, lots of great suggestions were made!
2022 is a unique year for the Community Team due to the ongoing challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, which seems to have no end! Last year, the team was lucky enough to have some excellent suggested goals, but due to the challenging nature of the year, we were not able to get to most of them. With that in mind, in 2022, let us try to finalize a small list of high-impact goals that will support and empower our resilient community. As team representatives, @samsuresh and I are going to attempt a process to gather more information around suggested goals and finalize high-impact action items for 2022, in a collaborative way.
At this time, all suggested goals have been added to a public Community Team 2022 Goals Trello board as separate cards. Everyone is invited to open cards and add additional detail to the goal, such as (but not limited to):
- What makes the goal important/what kind of impact the goal will have if met
- What kind of resources the team would need to achieve the goal
- What historical context might be important to understanding the goal
- Whether there are any perceived barriers
- Whether the goal is both measurable and achievable in 2022
Along with this Trello board, some open discussion sessions are being planned. In these discussion sessions, deputies Community Program Supporters (formerly Deputies) are a team of people worldwide who review WordCamp and Meetup applications, interview lead organizers, and keep things moving at WordCamp Central. Find more about program supporters in our Program Supporter Handbook. and community team members can join to chat, ask questions about specific goals, and add details to goal cards together.
Two of these discussions will be held as text chats during the Community Team meeting in the #community-team channel of the Make/WordPress Slack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/., on February 3 (Thursday).
In addition to these discussions, we are also planning synchronous discussions over video on February 10, 2022, at the same timings:
All of you are cordially invited to join us for the Community Team goal discussion sessions!
You can either join us in Slack during the Community Team chats being held on February 3 (if you don’t have a Slack account yet, please visit: https://make.wordpress.org/chat/ to create one) or participate in our video discussions on February 10th.
If you would like to join us for the goals discussion over video on February 10th, please comment on this post expressing your interest in participating. You can also DM @samsuresh or me to participate. Details of these calls are already available in the Community Deputy Community Program Supporters (formerly Deputies) are a team of people worldwide who review WordCamp and Meetup applications, interview lead organizers, and keep things moving at WordCamp Central. Find more about program supporters in our Program Supporter Handbook. calendar.
Our Trello board will remain open until Monday, February 14, so that even if you aren’t able to participate in the discussion sessions, you’ll still have a few days to add your comments to the Trello Project management system using the concepts of boards and cards to organize tasks in a sane way. This is what the make.wordpress.com/marketing team uses for example: https://trello.com/b/8UGHVBu8/wp-marketing. board. By Friday, February 18, the Community Deputies Community Program Supporters (formerly Deputies) are a team of people worldwide who review WordCamp and Meetup applications, interview lead organizers, and keep things moving at WordCamp Central. Find more about program supporters in our Program Supporter Handbook. will summarize our 2022 Community Team goals in a new post on our team blog.
Have any questions on the process? Do you wish to participate in the goal-setting process? Let us know in the comments!
This post was written jointly by @samsuresh and I (@harishanker).
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