Meetup Organizer Newsletter: August 2022

Hello, Organizers!

Congratulations to you all for motivating and nurturing your communities. There wouldn’t be 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. without you! Let’s first take a moment to applaud you.

During the past months, the number of active MeetupMeetup 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. groups have increased every week, but many organizers are still struggling to return to in-person or virtual events. So, we are teaming up as a global community to help each other.

This month’s newsletter is focused around the Meetup Reactivation Project: how to join the project as a Supporter, and how to receive help reactivating your meetup. 

Around WordPress

Accessibility Team: The team has nominated a new team repTeam Rep A Team Rep is a person who represents the Make WordPress team to the rest of the project, make sure issues are raised and addressed as needed, and coordinates cross-team efforts.. Follow their blog to catch up with the latest news.

Meetup Annual Survey: For the first time, the Meetup Annual Survey for organizers and members is available in 14 languages! Please spread the word and share it with your meetup members.

WCUS 2022 Contributor Day: If you are attending 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. US (September 9-11, 2022) and will be participating in the Community Team table at Contributor DayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of https://make.wordpress.org/ There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/contributor-day/ https://make.wordpress.org/support/handbook/getting-started/getting-started-at-a-contributor-day/., we’d love your ideas for projects! The Call for Contributor Day Ideas is live on the Make WordPress Communities blog.

WCEU 2023: If you’re in Europe and would like to help organize this flagship WordCamp, here’s your chance! The call for organizers is now open. Be a part of creating the best event possible.

WordPress 6.1: The WordPress 6.1 development cycle has been published along with its release team. The expected release date has been updated to November 1, 2022, to incorporate feedback received on the first proposed schedule.

Training Team: If you are looking for topical resources for Meetup Organizers, have a look at Tuesday Trainings!

News From the Learn WordPress Team

Thanks to the great increase in contributors the last few months, the Training team has been able to publish some new non-English content on Learn WordPress.

We’re excited to share:

An online workshop is a safe zone where you can come as you are, develop new ideas, explore issues, ask questions, network over shared interests, exchange theories, collaborate on work, and thrive in uncertainty.

Want to get involved in making online workshops happen? Apply to facilitate!

Join the Meetup Reactivation Project

To support all organizers around the world as they reactivate their meetup groups, the community team last month kicked off the Meetup Reactivation Project with a Call for Supporters.

By signing up, you will join a global team whose goal is to reach out to those Meetups who haven’t had events in a while, and support them in the reactivation process. You will connect with organizers in your region and check in on them, understand their challenges and help them get back to organizing events, or help them find replacement organizers for their groups if they prefer to step down as organizers.

You decide the time commitment and the number of Meetups you want to support. As a part of a team, you will also have a dedicated point of contact on the community team.

So far 50 supporters have already joined the project! The more we are, the more Meetups we can support! Are you ready to support this project by reaching out to meetup organizers in your region? If so, complete this form

Do you need help reactivating your Meetup? Send an email to meetup-support@wordcamp.org with your Meetup link and briefly explain what challenges you. A Meetup Reactivation Supporter will get back to you and support you!


If you have any questions, Community Team deputiesDeputy Community Deputies are a team of people all over the world who review WordCamp and Meetup applications, interview lead organizers, and generally keep things moving at WordCamp Central. Find more about deputies in our Community Deputy Handbook. are here to help. Please email us at support@wordcamp.org or join the #community-events 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/. channel. Thanks for everything you do to grow and support the WordPress community — let’s keep sharing knowledge and inspiring each other with our contributions!

See you online soon!

The following people contributed to this edition of the Meetup newsletter: @megabyterose @mysweetcate @bsanevans @_dorsvenabili @tacoverdo @sippis @juliarosia @bjmcsherry

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