WCEU2024 Contributor Day: Community Team Agenda

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. Europe 2024 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/. is just around the corner, and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome you to this dynamic and collaborative event!

As part of the Community Team, we’ve crafted an agenda that’s not just about ticking boxes – it’s about inspiring innovation, fostering meaningful connections, and driving the future of WordPress events. This year, our focus is on expanding our reach, enhancing our support systems, and tackling the challenges that come with a growing community.

What to Expect at Community Tables

Morning Sessions: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

During the morning sessions, we will focus on fostering meaningful discussions and setting the tone for the rest of the day. The agenda includes:

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM: Welcome and Introductions
We’ll kick off the day with warm welcomes and introductions to create a friendly and inclusive atmosphere. Get to know Community Team fellows and local organizers, and make meaningful connections.

Facilitators: @st810amaze @nukaga @_dorsvenabili @peiraisotta @kcristiano 

10:45 AM – 12:00 PM: Round table(s)
New Purpose, Challenges and Opportunities for the Future of WordPress Events
We will discuss the new purpose of WordPress events, current challenges of the events program, and our strategies to increase the user base of WordPress through events.
Facilitators: @_dorsvenabili @peiraisotta 

Afternoon Sessions: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

In the afternoon, we will split into several breakout groups, each dedicated to working on different initiatives. Choose a breakout session/workshop that aligns with your interests and expertise:

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM: Discussions/Round tables

By level of knowledge required:

  1. All levels:
    • Round table: Improving Community Team Contributor Engagement through Mentorship (Facilitated by @nao)

Be part of our conversation about the role and benefits of mentorship within the Community Team. We will:

  • Share success stories from the WordPress Contributor Mentorship Program cohort 2.
  • Learn about other Make/Team’s mentorship practices (e.g., Training Team Guide Program).
  • Find actionable next steps for providing mentorship benefits to contributors.

Experienced Contributors: Your insights and experiences are crucial for identifying potential challenges and solutions.

New Contributors: Share your fresh perspectives on your onboarding experience to help us improve our space for future members.

  1. First-timers:
    • Session: Introduction to the Global Community TeamGlobal Community Team A group of community organizers and contributors who collaborate on local events about WordPress — monthly WordPress meetups and/or annual conferences called WordCamps. and WordPress Events for first-timers (Facilitated by @_dorsvenabili @nukaga)
    • Session: Orientations about how to organize innovative WordPress 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. events (Facilitated by @monchomad @unintended8 @st810amaze)
  1. Experienced contributors:
    • Workshop: Handbook updates part 1 (Facilitated by @kcristiano)

      Experienced contributors will review and update the Community Team Handbook. The specific pages to be reviewed and updated will be provided at the table.

    • Round table: Improving the Global Sponsorship program for organizers, community, and sponsors (Facilitated by @peiraisotta, @awarner20 and @tacoverdo)

      Companies Help Drive the Community with Their Sponsorship. We will discuss how to improve the sponsorship program for all parties involved: sponsors, organizers, and attendees.

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Sessions

By level of knowledge required:

  1. All levels:
  1. Experienced contributors:
    • Workshop: Handbook updates part 2 (Facilitated by @kcristiano)

4:00 PM – 4:30 PM: Wrap up notes

Facilitators come together and prepare their notes before the Teams’ summaries and wrap-up at 4:30 PM.

Collaboration between contributors

Members from the Community Team, including Program and Events Supporters, will be present to answer questions regarding 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., WordCamps, and any other type of WP events.

Join us for a day of engaging workshops, collaborative meetings, and insightful feedback sessions. Let’s come together to create a stronger, more vibrant community.

See you at WCEUWCEU WordCamp Europe. The European flagship WordCamp event. 2024 Contributor Day!

Contributors to this post: @st810amaze, @_dorsvenabili, @peiraisotta, @nao, @nukaga, @devinmaeztri

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