Community Team Meeting Agenda for 6 July, 2023

The Community Team chat takes place the first Thursday of every month. 

This meeting is meant for all contributors on the team and everyone who is interested in taking part in some of the things our team does. Feel free to join us, even if you are not currently active in the team!

Asia-Pacific / EMEA friendly meeting: Thursday, 6 July at 12:00 PM UTC
Americas friendly meeting: Thursday, 6 July at 21:00 PM UTC

You will find a preliminary agenda for the meeting below. 

If you wish to add points to discuss, comment on this post or reach out to one of the team reps: @leo, @nukaga, or @mysweetcate. It does not need to be a blog post yet, the topic can be discussed during the meeting nevertheless. We use the same agenda for both meetings.

Check-ins: Supporters, Managers, and Contributors

  • What have you been doing and how is it going? 
  • What did you accomplish after the last meeting? 
  • Are there any blockers? 
  • Can other team members help you in some way?

Highlights to Note

Here are a few things everyone should be aware of.

Incident Report: Recent Cancelation of a WordCamp – A 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. has been canceled due to observable actions from local community members to influence decisions that would benefit specific individuals or companies. Formal notices were sent and a response plan was enacted. Please read not only the post but the community comments.

Attention WordPress event organizers: This important workshop on July 20, 2023 is for you! – Choose one of the three 2.5-hour interactive online watch parties to learn more about creating welcoming and diverse events for your WordPress community. This workshop is not just for organizers. Anyone who wants to champion this kind of environment at official WordPress events should attend.

WCEU 2023 Community Table Recap – Read @nukaga’s comprehensive recap to see how the new, more structured approach worked at WCEUWCEU WordCamp Europe. The European flagship WordCamp event. 2023. 

Next Generation of WordPress Events: Updates – Excited to see how the community is embracing the idea of new event formats? @peiraisotta shares the progress so far. 

Recap of the Contributor Working Group’s Mentorship Chat on June 15, 2023 – The Working Group has finalized the dates for our pilot mentorship cohort (July 12th to August 9th), and kicked off project management in preparation for the same.

Celebrating the Completion of the Meetup Reactivation Project – After nearly a year, the initial 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. Reactivation has wrapped up with much success. Nearly 57% of dormant 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. were reactivated across 6 continents, and all active participants were thanked by name. Reactovators and some of their tasks will transition over to the new Event SupporterEvent 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. contributor role.

Community Team Training #10: Understanding GPL Compliance for WordCamp and Meetup – Curious about how to vet GPLGPL GPL is an acronym for GNU Public License. It is the standard license WordPress uses for Open Source licensing The GPL is a ‘copyleft’ license This means that derivative work can only be distributed under the same license terms. This is in distinction to permissive free software licenses, of which the BSD license and the MIT License are widely used examples.? Watch this comprehensive overview from Kevin Cristiano. Community Team trainings are held regularly, so be on the lookout for the next one. Have a topic you’d like more training on? Let us know in the comments, on SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at, or in the monthly meeting.

Updates to the Community Team Mentor Program – This post introduces the name changes and some task shifts which are underway. 

Discussion: Next Generation Event Tooling – With new event formats, we need updated tools and practices. This discussion has formally closed, but please read through the comment thread. And of course you can always contact those involved if you have ideas you think would help.

Open Posts

Check out these new and ongoing discussions needing review, feedback, thoughts and comments.

Feature idea: Speaker profile block – Joost De Valk proposed the idea of a speaker profile blockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience.. Check out the current comments and feel free to add your own.

Updates to the Community Team Mentor Program – This post introduces the name changes and some task shifts which are underway. The project is heading in a Q3 phase which will focus on new training resources and onboarding practices, as well as continued documentation updates.

WCUS 2023 Contributor Day: Help Needed! – This year we have multiple areas of help needed: someone to be the orientation point of contact, table leads to guide contribution, and those who are interested in leading discussions. If that sounds like you, comment on the post!

WCUS 2023 Contributor Day: What should we work on? – Goals and agenda make for a fulfilling 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 There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. Help us set ours by sharing your comments.

Announcements / Newsletters

Open Floor

This is your chance to discuss things that weren’t on the meeting agenda. 

We invite you to use this opportunity to share anything that you want with the team. If you currently have a topic you’d like to discuss, add it to the comments of this post and we will try to update the agenda accordingly.

Hope to see you on Thursday, either in the Asia-Pacific / EMEA (12:00 UTC) or Americas-friendly version (21:00 UTC) of the meeting!

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