Recap of the Diverse Speaker Training group (#WPDiversity) on February 23, 2022

Attending: @jillbinder, @alliennimmons, @anjanavasan, @chrisford, @donreid, @eidolonnight, @firoz2456, @heyyearl, @jasonways, @katiejrichards, @kcrockett, @kimberlylipari, @mmcwilliams, @mysweetcate, @nouman27, @onealtr, @peiraisotta, @planningwrite, @sc0ttkclark, @volkswagenchick, @webcommsat, @wpfangirl


This meeting was held over Zoom.

For the first half, @jillbinder presented these slides:

  • Our group’s birth and impact

  • Our current 3 programs

  • Roles available (interested? descriptions in slides above ^ )

    • Diverse Speaker Workshops:
      • Workshop volunteer — background support
      • Workshop volunteer — front-end
      • Workshop facilitator
      • Workshop coordinators team
      • Translator

    • Diverse Speaker Support program:
      • Speaker MentorEvent Supporter Event Supporter (formerly Mentor) is 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.
      • Speaker Mentor Coordinator

    • Allyship for WordPress Event Organizers program:
      • Workshop volunteer — background support
      • Workshop volunteer — front-end
      • Workshop facilitator

    • General:
      • WP Events Coordination Team
      • New volunteer greeter
      • Workshop facilitator
      • Document editor
      • Meeting Attendees

    • Specialty
      • APAC team
      • 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 reps

  • Interest form

In the second half, we had an open discussion where people expressed interest in roles and shared ideas:

  • An offer to start translating into Italian
  • An offer to be part of our WCEUWCEU WordCamp Europe. The European flagship WordCamp event. reps
  • An offer of project management, getting our team onto Asana
  • Interest in having workshops for a member’s local WP community in the US
  • Pointing out that the workshops are a way for people of underrepresented groups in local communities to network
  • Folks interested in being part of the group without a specific role (yes!)