It’s time for the next Mentorship chat of the WordPress Contributor Working Group. We’re meeting this Thursday (June 15th) to continue our work on building a Mentorship Program for WordPress and shipping its pilot program! For more information on the working group and its plans, check out our launch post and our past chats.
We will be holding these chats in multiple timezones to make accommodations for as many timezones as possible. These chats will continue to be held on the Third Thursday of every month.
The chat will be held on the #community-team channel of the Make/WordPress Slack. Here’s the link to a handy `.ics` file which contains calendar entries for our upcoming chat, so that you won’t miss it. These chats have also been added to the Make/Meetings calendar. Everyone interested in building a mentorship program is welcome to attend these chats.
Looping in folks that had expressed interest in the program: @coachbirgit @williamsba1, @megabyterose, @wolfpaw, @soulseekah, @courtneypk, @leogopal @milana_cap @unintended8 @webcommsat @meher @kcristiano @meaganhanes @annezazu @kafleg @dpknauss.
Also looping in the folks who attended the last chat:
@adityakane @nao @oglekler @yoga1103 @mikeschroder @leonnugraha @st810amaze @onealtr @carl-alberto @tobifjellner @javiercasares @sz786 @meher @courane01 @jeffpaul @sereedmedia @cbringmann @angelasjin @juliarosia @askdesign @nomadskateboarding @patriciabt @javiercasares @gounder @unintended8 @webtechpooja @thewebprincess @desrosj @askdesign @francina and @nomadskateboarding
We now have a fully-fledged pilot for our mentorship program, and it’s time for our group to start working together to make sure it rolls out as planned!
1. Welcome, introductions, and check-ins
How is everyone doing? New members joining the group can also introduce themselves.
2. Sharing wins and updates
After our last meeting, our group has made a bunch of progress on our program and have drawn significant attention too! We also held a tribe meeting at the WCEU WordCamp Europe. The European flagship WordCamp event. Contributor 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/. which was a huge success. We’ll spend some time going over updates from last week so that all group members are up to speed!
3. Implementation and project management for our pilot!
We’ll be kicking off our pilot program soon, and need to start working on things. Let’s talk implementation, create a plan to start working on things, and decide how we work together towards implementing the pilot!
4. Questions, thoughts, and open floor!
If we still have time after all that intense discussion, we’ll open up the floor for discussing mentorship broadly and our program!
Looking forward to seeing you soon!
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