Recap of the Diverse Speaker Training group (#WPDiversity) AMER/EMEA on January 25, 2023

Attending: @askdesign, @harishanker, @jillbinder, @katiejrichards, @kcrockett, @martatorre, @onealtr, @santanainniss, @sc0ttkclark, @volkswagenchick

Host: @onealtr



1 – Attendance and check-ins (everyone)
2 – First time here
3 – Group Goals (@jillbinder) + Comments, Questions, Ideas (anyone)

@jillbinder shared the long-term vision and quarterly goals

4 – Recent Things & Upcoming Dates (@jillbinder)

@thehopemonger from 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. Entebbe, Africa let us know that thanks to our work, they are having their first women speakers panel

An update on the speaker workshop that @simo70 ran in Italy earlier this month: The 4 participants were from: Milan, Rome and Ancona

Saturday, January 28, 2023 @ 9am-11:30am India time: Organizing Diverse & Inclusive WordPress Events APAC

Mid February: Organizing Diverse & Inclusive WordPress Events APAC

Mid March 2023: Organizing Diverse & Inclusive WordPress Events — Follow-up SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at Chat

– Marketing (@santanainniss)

In the last two weeks, had two sets of posts: Year end results w/ CTA to join WPD effort & the APAC speaker workshop.

@santanainniss shared the stats. There was the highest ever number of clicks on the APAC post!

– APAC WPDiversity Network Building (@onealtr)

@onealtr shared upcoming WordCamps in Asia

7 – Diversity in Spain project (@martatorre)

@martatorre is working on:

8 – Available Roles (@jillbinder)

  • 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. Coordinators
  • Community Engagement Role
  • Translation Facilitator

9 – Other Updates + Next meeting host (anyone)

An update on our APAC WPDiversity Network Building meetings: @devinmaeztri, @onealtr, and @jillbinder met this week to discuss how these meetings are going, and together decided to put them on pause for now. @onealtr will lead a discussion on WC Asia Contributor Day to find out if there is a desire for these meetings and if yes, what to change about them.