Recap of the Diverse Speaker Training group (#WPDiversity) AMER/EMEA on October 12, 2022

Attending: @jillbinder, @juliarosia, @katiejrichards, @kcrockett, @leogopal, @onealtr, @santanainniss, @sc0ttkclark, @sippis, @volkswagenchick

Facilitator: @juliarosia



1 Attendance and check-ins (everyone)
2 First time here
3 Comments, questions, ideas (anyone)

  • We talked about where to put an “Upcoming Events” box on our handbook page

4 Workshops – Inclusion (@jillbinder)

5 Follow-up SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at chat – Inclusion (@jillbinder)

  • We are going to have a follow-up Slack chat to this workshop on Thursday, November 17th. Trying a different format: “bring successes, challenges, questions.”
  • Talked about who should be invited to the Slack chats. Experiment: most recent workshop participants + past slack chat participants.
  • @katiejrichards suggested we reach out to workshop participants to help them with their journey beyond our Slack chat reminders

6 Workshops – Speaker (@jillbinder)

7 APAC WPDiversity Network Building (@onealtr)

  • @onealtr shared upcoming WP Asia events
  • We talked about upcoming date and time changes for APAC meetings

Diverse Speaker Support channel (@kcrockett@juliarosia, @jillbinder)

We discussed the automated introduction message when people join the channel

9 Marketing (@santanainniss)

  • We discussed:
    • Posts promoting the benefits of WP Diversity (e.g. xyz % of people felt more prepared to speak after the training)
    • Share statements like: how do we define diversity? Elements from the trainings etc.

10 Daylight savings — changing the meeting time in November (@jillbinder)

  • Starting on November 6th, 2022 and going until March 13, 2023, when daylight savings time ends, we are going to move our meeting to 6pm UTC.
  • We discussed how to write this on the Make WordPress Community sidebarSidebar A sidebar in WordPress is referred to a widget-ready area used by WordPress themes to display information that is not a part of the main content. It is not always a vertical column on the side. It can be a horizontal rectangle below or above the content area, footer, header, or any where in the theme..

11 Other Updates + Next meeting facilitator (anyone)

  • @jillbinder is starting to work on a (working title) “So you wanna run a Speaker workshop?” page for the Community Handbook.