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

It’s time for the next WordPress Contributor Working Group Mentorship chat. We’re meeting this Thursday (November 16, 2024 in UTC) to continue our work on improving the contribution experience of WordPress. Check out our launch post and past chats for more information on the working group and its plans.

Meeting Times

We will be holding these chats in multiple time zones to make accommodations for as many time zones as possible. These chats will continue to be held on the Third Thursday of every month.

The chat will be on the #community-team channel in Make/WordPress Slack. It’s also on the Make/Meetings calendar. Anyone keen on enhancing WordPress contributor experience or developing mentorship programs is welcome!

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


Following up on our last chat, we will focus on planning the next iteration of our mentorship program!

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

2. Mentorship Survey Result & Contributor Story
We will review the feedback from the mentee survey results.

One of the mentees, @josep, published a post about his journey on Spanish The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. and spoke about it at WordCamp Madrid with @javiercasares

3. Mentorship Cohort #2 Schedule & Plans
The draft plan doc has been updated according to the 6.5 release date (March 26, 2024). Let’s sign off on the schedule and

  1. Planning: 2 months (We’re currently in this phase, November – December 2023)
  2. Publish Call for mentees/mentors (late November; close at the end of the year)
  3. Cohort selection & program building: (Jan 16 – Feb 9)
  4. Announce selected mentees/mentors (Early Feb; give enough time for the cohort to prepare)
  5. Mentorship Program: 4-6 weeks (Feb 19 – March 29; 6 weeks leading up to the release week)
  6. Graduation & Retrospective: 2 weeks (April 1 – April 12)

4. Contributor Mentorship Program Badge
We received feedback from the metaMeta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress. team that the program completion badge may not align with the other badges given to mark contribution achievement. Should we work on a broader change in the badging system, or would it be better to display/celebrate the completion differently? Please share your comment in the TracTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub. ticket:

5. Feedback Request from Marketing Team: Contributor Onboarding
Marketing Team continues their work to improve contributor onboarding experience and would like feedback on:

6. Questions, thoughts, and open floor!
If we still have time after all that excellent discussion, we’ll open up the floor for discussing mentorship broadly and our program!

Looking forward to seeing you soon!#wpcontributors#contributor-mentorship#contributor-working-group#mentorship-programs#mentorship-chat#mentorship-chat-agenda