WCEU 2023 Contributor Day – Community Team topics/focus

WCEUWCEU WordCamp Europe. The European flagship WordCamp event. 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/. is fast approaching and we couldn’t be more excited. We had some great suggestions and all of them seem worthwhile to pursue!

So how will the Community Team be using our time?

We will have several sub-tables to discuss and work on several topics.
Topics to be discussed include Each table will have facilitators.

Some tables also have coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. times. Everyone is free to come and go as they please, so please join a community table, even if it is just on a topic that interests you.

Contributor Working Group – Mentorship

Subgroup lead: Hari Shanker ( @harishanker )
Time: All day (Everybody is welcome to join anytime)
Dedicated Meeting Time: 15:00 – 15:30

The contributor working group is working on a WordPress Contributor Mentorship Program. The pilot is scheduled to start asap after WCEU. This means that the discussions at WCEU will be focussing on the practical side of making this happen, and marketing the idea/getting buy-in from other Make Teams. 


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in WordPress

Subgroup lead: Junko Nukaga ( @nukaga ) , Shusei Toda( @st810amaze )
Time: 11:00 – 12:00

This group will discuss about DE&I in WordPress. Inviting new voices to an established and global project, like WordPress, takes proactive and thoughtful work on behalf of leaders and contributors, especially since open sourceOpen Source Open Source denotes software for which the original source code is made freely available and may be redistributed and modified. Open Source **must be** delivered via a licensing model, see GPL. contribution requires a fair amount of privilege. WordPress seeks to embrace this reality and work to lower the barrier of entry, proactively and consistently over time.


Improving Sponsorship Proposals

Subgroup lead: Taco Verdonschot ( @tacoverdo )
Time: After Lunch

The average sponsorship proposal by WordCamps are pretty bad. They don’t clearly describe the sponsor’s benefits. E.g. What does ‘medium logo’ mean? To help WordCamps do better in this area, we’ll need to write practical information in the event handbooks. 

This was briefly touched at WC Asia, but needs to be continued.


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. Orientation

Subgroup lead: Francesco Di Candia ( @francescodicandia ) , Isotta Peira ( @peiraisotta )
Time: After lunch

Gather any applications that require orientation, and do it in person.
This will happen if there is a Super DeputyProgram Manager Program Managers (formerly Super Deputies) are Program Supporters who can perform extra tasks on WordCamp.org like creating new sites and publishing WordCamps to the schedule., DeputyProgram Supporter Community Program Supporters (formerly Deputies) are a team of people worldwide who review WordCamp and Meetup applications, interview lead organizers, and keep things moving at WordCamp Central. Find more about program supporters in our Program Supporter Handbook., or 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. who can do orientation at Contributor Day.

Organizers Meetup

Subgroup lead: Isotta Peira ( @peiraisotta ), Francesco Di Candia ( @francescodicandia )
Time: 11:00 – 12:00

Can plan a meetup for all EU organizers to identify their challenges / AMA / Q&A session.


Discussion about Next Generation 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.

Subgroup lead: Angela Jin ( @angelasjin )
Time: 14:00 – 15:00

This group will discuss the proposal that was announced in May about Next Generation WordCamps. WordCamps have been happening around the world since 2006 and maybe it is time for an update. Attendees have their own peripherals to their purpose of attending an event and there might be a chance for an update to the format WordCamps are held. 


Documentation Update / Creating New Documentation

Subgroup lead:Megan Rose ( @megabyterose )
Time: TBD

The Community Team documents need some updates. Starting with WordCamp Handbooks, there are multiple handbooks available for the community members to take a look at. But not all the information is up-to-date and Contributor Day is a great chance to update some documents for the community.

Also would like current organizers to contribute new articles based on things that they do in their WordCamp / 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. but are not available in the handbook.


In addition to the above topics, we will be reviewing the Trello board for community team goals for 2023, discussing whether they are feasible with the resources available, and receiving feedback on other ways to better serve the community.

Can’t attend in person?

Join the conversations that happen all year long in the Make Community 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/.. It’s simple to join and allows you to connect to all of the Make WordPress contributor teams!

Comment on the post to share your feedback, particularly around the two items we’ll be discussing. You’ll also have a chance to approve any updates to the handbooks so be looking for that opportunity.
Additionally, consider amplifying the event on your personal social media!

The community table leads are @tacoverdo , @st810amaze , @francescodicandia , @megabyterose and me @nukaga. If someone have any questions, please feel free to ask.
Thanks again to the leads and sub-leads, for contributions to this post!

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