WCEU 2023 Community Table Recap

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/. was held on 8 June 2023 at 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. EU.

The community team created multiple sub-tables to discuss and work on several topics in a focused manner.

Here is a brief summary of the day’s discussions.

Contributor Working Group – Mentorship

Subgroup lead: Hari Shanker ( @harishanker )

We had 12 contributors who discussed the contributor mentorship program in detail. Shared ideas, and identified the next steps for the program. The mentorship program pilot dates have also been identified – our first cohort starts on July 12th! 

Improving Sponsorship Proposals

Subgroup lead: Taco Verdonschot ( @tacoverdo )

Discussion on how we can better describe the benefits sponsors are getting to create clarity for both sponsors and organizers. You can find the working doc in Google Docs. This will be added to/merged with the Handbook later.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in WordPress

Subgroup lead: Junko Nukaga ( @nukaga ) , Shusei Toda( @st810amaze )

We discussed what we perceive as challenges and actions we can take to promote diversity in our community. For example, how organizers can actively reach out to increase speaker applications from women, support from corporations, and sharing and encouraging active contributors to share their experiences. Also, promotion of Diversity Speaker training. 

Discussion about Next Generation WordCamp

Subgroup lead: Angela Jin ( @angelasjin )

Sixteen (16) people participated in the discussion. We discussed what Next Gen WordCamps are and how they came to be, the new challenges they bring and how we can address those, and also how they can be of excitement and benefit to the whole community. We explored new event formats and topics, and how sponsorship and contribution might work. People were invited to suggest new ideas for events, and to help the Community team improve its events tooling.

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 / Organizers Meetup

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

Orientation and vetting done for WordCamp Skopje (thanks to Stefano Cassone too)

Orientation done for two new Meetup

Budget Review for WordCamp Germany

Budget Review for WordCamp Leipzig

Documentation Update / Creating New Documentation

Subgroup lead:Megan Rose ( @megabyterose )

Had participation from 4 contributors, both in-person and remote.

We audited the Community Team Handbooks for clarity, typos, and other improvements. We fixed a broken link in the Virtual Events handbook.

We worked on migrating our old TrelloTrello Project management system using the concepts of boards and cards to organize tasks in a sane way. This is what the make.wordpress.com/marketing team uses for example: https://trello.com/b/8UGHVBu8/wp-marketing. goals boards from 2021 and 2022 into our new GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ repo. Shout out to Benjamin for spearheading that even though they’re a new contributor to our team! 

Those who participated

Contributor Working Group

@angelasjin , @harishanker , @cbringmann , @casiepa , @st810amaze , @tobifjellner , @tinuzzo , @estelaris , @milana_cap , @sergeybiryukov , @javiercasares , @clorith

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in WordPress

@tessclare , @unintended8 , @tacoverdo , @coachbirgit , @st810amaze , @nukaga

Discussion about Next Generation WordCamp

@vivamundo , @Mixali , @viobru , @lupoair , @afshanadiya , @megane9988 , @harishanker , @megabyterose , @nukaga , @tacoverdo , @st810amaze , @danmaby , @smarty66 , @tomlach

Meetup Orientation / Organizers Meetup

@francescodicandia , @peiraisotta , @deadpool76 , @davidsojic


@benjamin_zekavica , @leogopal , @megabyterose , @robinwpdeveloper

Sponsorship proposals

@danmaby , @smarty66 , @Mixali , @tomlach , @tacoverdo 

Participated in Another Way

@kafleg , @sumitsingh , @vishalbhisara

About the Community Table at this WCEUWCEU WordCamp Europe. The European flagship WordCamp event. Contributor Day

Since there were many topics that the community team wanted to address, we asked each sub-table to have a lead who would be in charge of facilitating the work, and each sub-table was asked to facilitate their own work.

We set aside about a month for preparation, soliciting the topics and work to address, recruiting leads, and announcing the sub-tables, in order.

I would like to thank everyone who led the table leads and sub-tables this time.

For those who were unable to attend Contributor Day

If you were unable to attend the Contributor Day, the community team frequently discusses issues in the Make WordPress chat. We also have regular chat meetings at #community-team channel. We welcome input from anyone, so please join us on Make WordPress Slack.

Thank you @st810amaze @harishanker @tacoverdo @angelasjin @megabyterose @peiraisotta @francescodicandia @mysweetcate for your help in preparing for Contributor Day, the day of the event, and for this post.

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