Recap of the Diverse Speaker Training group (#WPDiversity) AMER/EMEA on December 14, 2022

Attending: @askdesign, @jillbinder, @juliarosia, @katiejrichards, @kcrockett, @leogopal, @martatorre, @onealtr, @sc0ttkclark

Attended by proxy: @santanainniss

Facilitator: @jillbinder



1 – Attendance and check-ins (everyone)

We started discussing a Translation pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the Plugin Directory or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party that we have installed on the WordPress SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at We are going to test it and hopefully launch it in the #diverse-speaker-support channel in the new year.

2 – First time here

3 – 2022 results! (@jillbinder)

Jill posted our great 2022 results. These will be posted in an annual report on this P2P2 P2 or O2 is the term people use to refer to the Make WordPress blog. It can be found at later this week.

4 – 2022 Acknowledgements (@jillbinder)

Jill acknowledged the community effort that goes into our work. People really stepped up this year and contributed a lot! Whether people contributed by a sharing social media post or doing even more, your contribution really matters. 

5 – State of the WordState of the Word This is the annual report given by Matt Mullenweg, founder of WordPress at WordCamp US. It looks at what we’ve done, what we’re doing, and the future of WordPress. party (@jillbinder)

We talked about if we should hold our own watch party or join the Training Team’s party. In the end, we decided that we will hold one. The link will be posted on #community-team and #diverse-speaker-support channel tomorrow.

– Marketing (@santanainniss@jillbinder)

Santana shared the great recent marketing results and asked about upcoming workshops and any spicy year end stats to share.

Jill replied that the next workshop should be ready in the new year, and the year end stats were posted above and will be posted on the Community P2 this week.

Jill shared how this helped us have a fantastic turnout at our speaker workshop last week (and the great results of the workshop).

Marta is collecting “before” diversity data in Spain so that there will be something to compare after she has started doing the diversity work there.

– APAC WPDiversity Network Building (@onealtr)

Oneal shared the WordPress events coming up in Asia, and these great resources:

  • As a Speaker at WordCamp Asia, you can apply for Financial Support to attend if you are an underrepresented individual
  • Recommendations on securing your visa to go to Thailand
  • The Diversity Scholarship Recipient

8 – Year-end self-Reviews (@jillbinder)

Jill is asking all group members to send in by December 31, 2022:

How do you think you’re doing?

How do you think Jill’s doing? (anonymous so you can be honest!)

9 – Other Updates + Anything else to share about 2022 + Next meeting facilitator (anyone)