Recap of the Diverse Speaker Training group (#WPDiversity) on February 9, 2022

Attending: @jillbinder, @evarlese, @katiejrichards, @juliarosia, @mysweetcate, @onealtr, @volkswagenchick, @wpfangirl, @kcrockett, @patriciabt, @jasonways

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Summary

  1. Updates on what you’re working on
  1. Encouraging people to reply to: “Discussion: Diversity in WordPress Events: https://make.wordpress.org/community/2022/02/08/discussion-diversity-in-wordpress-events/

  2. Our upcoming events. We could use volunteers and mentorsMentor 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.:
  1. Zoom volunteer meeting Feb 23
  1. Diverse Speaker Support channel
  • Team 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/. chat with @kcrockett on Feb 10 @ 6pm-6:30pm ET about the Community Manager role
  • After we have a Community Manager in place, then we are going to start looking for Speaker Mentors, and a Speaker MentorMentor 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. Coordinator.
  1. Asking the team for more feedback on the new Volunteer kit

  2. Open floor
  • @onealtr: Some of us have started discussing with @jillbinder about possibly holding a second meeting that is more APAC friendly. This can have the same agenda and things can be discussed async.
  • @juliarosia: @Devin and I are going to do some thinking in the coming weeks on how we (the collective “we”) might effectively serve as ambassadors of WPDiversity programs at WCEUWCEU WordCamp Europe. The European flagship WordCamp event.. If anyone has ideas or suggestions, or wants to participate in these preliminary conversations, please let us know!

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