Contributor Working Group: Mentorship Chat Agenda | August 17th 07:00 UTC (APAC/EMEA) and 16:00 UTC (AMER)

It’s time for the next Mentorship chat of the WordPress Contributor Working Group. We’re meeting this Thursday (August 17th) to continue our work on improving the contribution experience of WordPress – in light of the graduation (and success) of our Mentorship Program Pilot. For more information on the working group and its plans, check out our launch post and our past chats.

Meeting times

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 improving the contributor experience in WordPress and building future mentorship programs are welcome to attend!

Pinging some of our active working group members as well as facilitators/mentorsEvent 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. from our latest mentorship program pilot:

@adityakane, @angelasjin, @askdesign, @carl-alberto, @casiepa, @cbringmann, @coachbirgit, @courane01, @desrosj, @foosantos, @francina, @harishanker, @javiercasares, @jeffpaul, @jominney, @juliarosia, @kafleg, @leogopal, @leonnugraha, @meher, @milana_cap, @kirasong, @mrfoxtalbot, @mysweetcate, @nao, @nomadskateboarding, @onealtr, @oglekler, @patricia70, @patriciabt, @realloc, @sereedmedia, @st810amaze, @sumitsingh, @sz786, @thehopemonger, @thewebprincess, @topher1kenobe, @tobifjellner, @unintended8, @webtechpooja, @yoga1103


Last week, we wrapped up the pilot cohort of our mentorship program – congratulations to us! While the program is still fresh in our minds, let us use this week to look back at it, and share our learnings and feedback.

1. Welcome, introductions, and check-ins
How is everyone doing? New members joining the group can also introduce themselves.

2. Evaluating our Mentorship Program’s Pilot Cohort
First of all, kudos to everyone for facilitating the huge success of our mentorship program. We would not have been able to achieve what we did, had it not been for your hard work! Let us take a look at our pilot program, and share any open feedback on how it went. Please feel free to talk about what worked, what did not, and where the program could be improved. Let us also discuss any pending tasks from the program as well as any pending next steps.

3. Next Steps for our Working Group
Now that our pilot program is over, it is time to start working on the next steps for our group. What should we do next? Should we host another cohort, and if so when? How do we facilitate mentorship in WordPress going forward?

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!

Additionally – since many working group members will be attending WCUSWCUS WordCamp US. The US flagship WordCamp event., let us explore whether we can meet informally at the event, possibly on 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.!

Looking forward to seeing you soon!

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