WPDiversity is Expanding to APAC!

Since 2017, the #WPDiversity team has been encouraging people from underrepresented and marginalized groups in WordPress to participate and speak at WordCamps and WP 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. in their local community and the ever-expanding global WP community.

The team has been growing and with the different time zones, not everyone who is interested is able to attend our bi-weekly #WPDiversity meetings. Other teams in the Make WordPress project hold additional meetings in time zones that are more friendly to those working in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region to allow everyone’s voices to be heard.

Due to this, members of the #WPDiversity team are starting up a second meeting that will be more accessible to those in the APAC time zones.

The meeting will be held in parallel with the AMER/EMEA meetings on Thursday of the 2nd and 4th week of the month. The focus of the APAC meetings will be different, to start. Our aim will be to create a space to meet and talk about diversity and inclusion in WordPress, as well as make any announcements that are relevant to APAC from the AMER/EMEA meeting.

This is timely, as 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. Asia 2023 is fast approaching.

This is for you if:

  1. You are based in Asia-Pacific
  2. You care about diversity and inclusion in WordPress, particularly in Asia-Pacific
  3. You are able to join most of the meetings (2 hours a month – 1 hour each meeting)

Please comment on this post with your WordPress 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/. name to indicate that you are interested in joining the meetings with us. If you don’t have a WordPress Slack account yet, here is how to get set up: https://bit.ly/setupwp2slack

Additionally, to help us find the time on Thursdays that will work for as many of you who are interested as possible, please indicate every time slot that can work for you in this doodle poll by end of day May 9, 2022:

POLL HERE:  https://doodle.com/meeting/participate/id/b68Yx6ne

We will begin holding meetings on Thursday, May 12, 2022.

Thank you to @onealtr @jillbinder and @juliarosia for contributing to this post!