Announcement: Team Representative Change for the Community Team in 2022

Earlier this year, @samsuresh and I (@harishanker) were selected as Community Team representatives for 2022. Personally, it has been an exciting opportunity working as the Team Representative for the community team so far – and working with Sam has been nothing short of a joy! Together, we were able to make great progress – we helped finalize the community team goals for the year, we hosted some exciting team chats and trainings, and the team also had a blast at the Contributor day in WCEU.

I am taking a three-month sabbatical from work, starting mid-June. During this time, I will not be available to contribute full time to the community team, as I will be mostly away from the keyboard. I feel that it is unfair that I stay as team repTeam Rep A Team Rep is a person who represents the Make WordPress team to the rest of the project, make sure issues are raised and addressed as needed, and coordinates cross-team efforts. since I will not be contributing full-time. Hence, I have taken the difficult decision to step down as a team representative. I would also like to thank all our community members for your unconditional support for the community team so far – I will always be grateful to you, for all that you do for our community!

With that said, given our exciting plans for 2022, the team needs still need another representative to support all our exciting plans for the year.

I am excited to announce that Megan Rose (@megabyterose) will be the Community Team representative for the rest of 2022, along with @samsuresh!

Sam and I are excited to welcome Megan – she has done an excellent job supporting the community team over the past year, and we are certain that she will do a fantastic job as a team representative.

Megan Rose

Megan is an Ohio-based web developer and community builder. She is a WordPress Community DeputyDeputy Community Deputies are a team of people all over the world who review WordCamp and Meetup applications, interview lead organizers, and generally keep things moving at WordCamp Central. Find more about deputies in our Community Deputy Handbook. and the Expert Community Support Lead at Codeable. When not at a computer, Megan enjoys competitive swimming, reading, and spending time with her pets.


What are team reps?

In the WordPress open sourceOpen Source Open Source denotes software for which the original source code is made freely available and may be redistributed and modified. Open Source **must be** delivered via a licensing model, see GPL. project, each team has one or two (or more!) representatives, abbreviated as “reps”. Team reps are responsible for communicating on behalf of the group to the other contributor groups via weekly updates, as well as occasional chats. 

As a reminder, it is not called “team lead” for a reason. While the people elected as team reps will generally come from the pool of folks that people think of as experienced leaders, the team rep role is designed to change hands regularly.

#team-reps

Recap: Community Deputy Training – All About Community Deputies

DeputyDeputy Community Deputies are a team of people all over the world who review WordCamp and Meetup applications, interview lead organizers, and generally keep things moving at WordCamp Central. Find more about deputies in our Community Deputy Handbook. training will take place on the 3rd Thursday of the Month via a Zoom Call. Community DeputiesDeputy Community Deputies are a team of people all over the world who review WordCamp and Meetup applications, interview lead organizers, and generally keep things moving at WordCamp Central. Find more about deputies in our Community Deputy Handbook. are invited to attend this session every month.

Attendees: @angelasjin, @adityakane, @megabyterose, @juliarosia, @devinmaeztri, Juan Hernando, @_dorsvenabili, Cate DeRosia, Nemanja and @samsuresh

Training started with an introduction of each deputy. This training is based on a P2 Tuesday Training: All About Community Deputies. The training covers topics such as building relationships, being a resource, and communicating with the community. The deputiesDeputy Community Deputies are a team of people all over the world who review WordCamp and Meetup applications, interview lead organizers, and generally keep things moving at WordCamp Central. Find more about deputies in our Community Deputy Handbook. in attendance are given an overview of the program and its goals. They are then given a chance to ask questions and share their own experiences.

Training key takeaways:-

  • Angela was expressing views on how the community was impacted by the pandemic. She said that the pandemic had changed the way people interact with each other. This has been a challenge for the Community Deputies. However, community deputies are also busy during pandemic assisting with online events.
  • Community Deputies can help solve problems and build relationships within the community. Deputy can also help coordinate events and activities, and provide support and assistance to 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. and 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. organizers. In addition, the Deputy can help connect people with resources and information and facilitate communication between community members.

It’s okay to say”I have no idea. Let’s figure this out together”

  • Deputies shared their experiences as new deputies and the challenges faced. But the deputies all agreed that the satisfaction of knowing they were helping to keep the peace was worth it. They also shared stories about discovering new tasks and learning how to do them.
  • Deputies may need a 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. board to look at tasks that are available for them. This may help new deputies to look at current tasks and work on them. The deputies could then choose which task they want to work on. This would help deputies to stay organized and to keep track of their progress and discover where to contribute. @_dorsvenabili will experiment on it and we can review it every month during the Deputy Training session.
  • Some deputies noted that it would be helpful to have a roster or guide of what tasks need to be completed and who to ask.
Deputies attending the session

Suggestions Welcome

What other topics would you like to learn about in the next month’s session? Please feel free to leave a comment below.

#community-team, #deputy-training, #meeting

Call for Translators: 2021-2022 Annual Meetup Surveys

Call for Translators: 2021-2022 Annual 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. Surveys

As announced previously, for the first time in WordPress history the 2021-2022 Annual Meetup Surveys will be distributed in a variety of languages! This will enable more WordPress meetup organizers and attendees around the world to respond to the survey, which is of particular importance as the Community team seeks to reactive the meetup program.

How You Can Help

Are you available to help translate the surveys from English to another language? In particular, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Italian and German are languages spoken by many in the WordPress community and to which the surveys are not yet translated.

How to Translate

These are the source documents to translate:

Step 1: Check the central translation tracker to confirm which translations are already complete or underway.

Step 2: Enter your information into the tracker. This will help avoid duplicate efforts.

Step 3: Create a new Google Doc for your translation.

  • Please ensure that the sharing permissions allow for public access.
  • Paste the document link into column E of the central translation tracker.

Step 4: When the translation is complete, please record this in column F of the tracker and on the second tab of the tracker.

Timeline

We aim to have all translations complete by Saturday, July 2 so that they can be distributed during the first week of July.

This is a meaningful contribution to the global WordPress community! Huge thanks to @glycymeris, @nao, @atachibana, @osamunize, @st810amaze, @pokeraitis and @eboxnet for your survey translation work.

+make.wordpress.org/polyglots/

#annual-survey, #p2-xpost, #polyglots, #survey, #translation, #translation-sprint

Monthly Deputy / Organizer Training and Mini Sprints

We are planning to run a Zoom call every month for the DeputyDeputy Community Deputies are a team of people all over the world who review WordCamp and Meetup applications, interview lead organizers, and generally keep things moving at WordCamp Central. Find more about deputies in our Community Deputy Handbook. Training and a mini-sprint to work on any tasks that deputiesDeputy Community Deputies are a team of people all over the world who review WordCamp and Meetup applications, interview lead organizers, and generally keep things moving at WordCamp Central. Find more about deputies in our Community Deputy Handbook. handle. The idea is to provide continuous training to deputies and to work together on the issues that require collaboration and discussion. 

The Zoom call will be an hour-long, and we will provide training on a variety of topics that deputies need to know. We will also work on any tasks that require collaboration and discussion. This will be a great opportunity for deputies to get the training they need and to work together on issues that are important to the department.

Objective

The objective of this training and sprints is to provide continuous training to community deputiesDeputy Community Deputies are a team of people all over the world who review WordCamp and Meetup applications, interview lead organizers, and generally keep things moving at WordCamp Central. Find more about deputies in our Community Deputy Handbook. and to work together on the issues that require collaboration and discussions. This will involve 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. and local chapter organizers in selected sessions for training and coaching. The goal is to provide deputies with the skills and knowledge they need to be effective leaders in their communities and to help meetup and local chapter organizers learn how to work together to resolve issues.

Format & Time

This will be a Zoom video call. The community team currently meets every first Thursday of the month. We plan to conduct this training on the third Thursday of the month at the same time as our monthly meeting.

The Zoom link for the meeting will be posted on the Community team channel on SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/.

First session

The first session will take place on 23rd June 2022  2022/06/23 12:00 UTC. In this session, @angelasjin will join us to discuss the topic “All About Community Deputies”. The Zoom meeting link will be shared on the event day.  For a start, we will run these sessions in either APAC/EMEA OR Americas timezone.

Suggestions welcome

We will reach out to experienced deputies to share knowledge during these sessions. If you have any suggestions, feel free to comment on this post. 

Regional In-person WordCamps Going Forward

In March, I kicked off a discussion in this blog on revisiting regional in-person WordCamps. A big thank you to all of you for sharing exciting and diverse perspectives and concerns on regional in-person events. I have attempted to summarize your feedback in the wrap-up comment. The goal of the 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. program is to connect WordPress enthusiasts with each other, inspire them to do more with WordPress, and encourage contribution to the WordPress project. Per your feedback, regional WordCamps would help us achieve this goal in 2022. Hence, the Community Team has decided to simplify the guidelines for regional in-person WordCamps. 

Moving forward, regional WordCamps will not need to go through additional steps (such as writing a proposal), and can directly apply to organize a camp for their region using the regular WordCamp application form

Regional WordCamp applications will continue to be evaluated on a case-by-case basis by WordCamp CentralWordCamp Central Website for all WordCamp activities globally. https://central.wordcamp.org includes a list of upcoming and past camp with links to each. deputiesDeputy Community Deputies are a team of people all over the world who review WordCamp and Meetup applications, interview lead organizers, and generally keep things moving at WordCamp Central. Find more about deputies in our Community Deputy Handbook..

Importance of Local Communities While Organizing Regional WordCamps

I would like to specifically highlight that ongoing regional WordCamps cannot be held at the cost of local WordPress 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. and local communities. Local communities offer more accessible ways to connect over WordPress, and more supportive pathways to participation in larger, more complex events. If a local community wants to continue organizing regional WordCamps, they should follow these guidelines: 

  • The local 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. groups that constitute the region should continue to meet regularly and be active (they may continue to meet online).
  • A regional WordCamp will not be a replacement for local WordCamps in a location. We strongly encourage local communities to continue organizing WordCamps. As opposed to traditional multi-day WordCamps, they can organize smaller events that are akin to a meetup-day format, yet benefit from WordCamp benefits such as sponsorship, etc. 
  • Local communities should encourage new volunteers, and continue to add new members to positions of leadership. 
  • If a community wants to organize a local WordCamp, it should have adequate representation from all local meetups and should have a fresh set of organizers. The community should be very strict about two-year term limits for lead organizers. 

Request for Feedback

  • First of all, I would like your feedback on this proposal. I continue to appreciate your honest and direct feedback on this new direction for regional camps.
  • Healthy local communities are important for the success of regional events. As such, WordCamp Central will evaluate the health of local communities when assessing a regional WordCamp application. What metrics can be used to measure the health of a region? We would love to hear from you! I have shared a list of indicators that our team has considered below – but I’m sure I would have missed some important pointers. So I would love your input on any additional metrics that could help measure the health of our communities! The indicators we are currently evaluating include:
    • The number of new (and old) organizers.
    • Diversity in the organizing team (age/gender/ethnicity/sexual orientation, etc).
    • Number and frequency of events held by the local meetup groups within the region.
    • Past WordCamps in the region (if any).

Once again, a big thanks to all of our community members who commented on the original proposal and to all our community members planning regional events to revitalize our vibrant community. 

The following fine folks contributed to this post: @angelasjin @devinmaeztri and @juliarosia

#regional-wordcamps #proposal #announcement

Recap of the APAC WPDiversity Network Building on May 26, 2022

Attending: @onealtr, @devinmaeztri

Facilitator: @devinmaeztri

Start: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C037W5S7X/p1653534021216839 

Summary

1. Check-ins (everyone)

2. First time here

3. Volunteer needed to take notes!

4. WPDiversity at WordPress events in Asia coming up (and completed)

5. Outreach to get more participants of our meeting (@Devin (she/her))

The main intention of starting this meeting is that we want to walk the talk. We want to make WordPress community as diverse and inclusive as possible and we need you to be part of the journey!

We just started the meeting for the APAC region (this is the second meeting) and we name it differently. We also learn from the Diverse Speaker Training group (#WPDiversity) but we want to be flexible and open for adjustments. We are still learning to best run the meeting and get more participants and volunteers to help grow the network.

We also need your help to spread the word so more community members can join the meeting and so we can learn from each other about making the WordPress community in our area more diverse and inclusive.

6. Updates, comments, questions, ideas  (anyone)

https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C037W5S7X/p1653536739399349

7. Reminder of next meeting and facilitator (anyone) (edited) 

Our next meeting will be Thursday, June 9, 2022, 0300H-0400H UTC.

End: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C037W5S7X/p1653537571592829 

#wpdiversity

Seeking Feedback on Annual Meetup Survey for 2021-2022

We are preparing the Annual 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. Surveys and would value your feedback on the draft survey questions. Excitingly, for the first time in WordPress history we will distribute the surveys in several different languages! This will enable many more meetup organizers and attendees to respond to the survey. The previous two years, we sent out the survey by the end of Q1 (first quarter of the year). We are behind this schedule, so the survey will cover 2021 and 2022 year-to-date.

Below are the draft survey questions, which are adapted from last year:

Key objectives of these surveys:

  1. Get current information and feedback from organizers about what they need to be successful, particularly as they continue to adapt to the pandemic and look to return to in-person events;
  2. Get current information and feedback from attendees about how 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. can best support their participation, particularly in the context of the pandemic and the return to in-person events;
  3. Measure the baseline of where we are today, in the hopes that we can ask the same questions next year and measure our impact.

With these objectives in mind, please comment on this post or make suggestions on the above documents if:

  • Any questions could be revised
  • Any questions should be removed
  • There any additional questions we can ask

The working documents and comments on this post will remain open through 26 May 2022, in order to have adequate time to prepare the survey for translation at WCEUWCEU WordCamp Europe. The European flagship WordCamp event. 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/. on 02 June 2022. We plan to send out the surveys by the end of June 2022.

#meetups, #annual-survey

WordCamp Europe 2022 Contributor Day: Plans for the Community Team Table

WordCamp Europe 2022 kicks off in exactly two weeks, and the Community Team will make its (strong) presence felt at the contributor day on June 2! 💪 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, WordCamp US, and WordCamp Asia are what we consider flagship events and are always a great opportunity for teams to get together, contribute, and onboard more people. Several members of our community will be present, and it will be a great time to make the most out of our time to work on our team’s goals for 2022, together, in-person.

The WCEUWCEU WordCamp Europe. The European flagship WordCamp event. 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/. in 2022 is special, as it will be our first flagship WordCamp (and our first large contributor day event) after two years!

Over the past few weeks, Community Team members discussed several interesting ideas for the contributor day; it was in fact an agenda item at the Community Team chat for May 2022. As a result of these discussions, our team has decided on some exciting ideas. I am excited to share the WCEU 2022 Contributor Day plans for our team!

Tasks for experienced contributors

  • Hold an in-person DeputyDeputy Community Deputies are a team of people all over the world who review WordCamp and Meetup applications, interview lead organizers, and generally keep things moving at WordCamp Central. Find more about deputies in our Community Deputy Handbook. Training/Orientation session for those community members that wish to be deputiesDeputy Community Deputies are a team of people all over the world who review WordCamp and Meetup applications, interview lead organizers, and generally keep things moving at WordCamp Central. Find more about deputies in our Community Deputy Handbook.. See:
  • Organize an in-person Training session for MentorsMentor 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., covering things like good practices, how to check-in, resources, etc. See:
  • Organize orientations for WordPress Events, including:
    • New WordCamp Orientations
    • New 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. Orientations
    • New do_actiondo_action do_action hackathons are community-organised events that are focussed on using WordPress to give deserving charitable organisations their own online presence. Learn more on doaction.org. Hackathon orientations
  • Organize a Vetting sprint for new meetup/WordCamp/do_action applications.

Tasks for all contributors

  • Participate in a discussion on the tools we need to properly organize and market WordCamps.
  • Join a discussion on outreach strategies that will help reactivate inactive Meetup Organizers, involving experienced organizers as much as possible.
  • Be a part of brainstorming sessions/discussions to share experiences/good tips for Meetup/WordCamp organizers
  • Members of the #WPDiversity team are planning a roundtable – join them. You can also help out the team with translating their documentation into local languages.
  • Review and update our Handbooks, and help translate them to local languages.

If you are attending WordCamp Europe 2022 and have registered for the Contributor Day, we warmly welcome you to the Community Team table and look forward to contributing back to the community team together. Let us have a blast, at Porto!

#contributor-day, #wceu

Discussion: Revisiting In-person Regional WordCamps

The Community Team is seeing a renewed interest in in-person regional WordCamps in the light of a slow but steady return of in-person WordCamps. This post aims to take another look at our existing guidelines for regional WordCamps and to explore whether the process for organizing an in-person 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. could be improved or simplified. 

Context

Traditionally, WordCamps have been local, city-based events that had active local 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. groups, with the exception of flagship camps such as WordCamp US and WordCamp Europe. In pre-pandemic times, several local communities expressed interest in organizing regional events, which helped our team prepare guidelines for regional WordCamps. Established communities with experienced organizers could organize a regional camp by submitting a formal proposal, which would be reviewed by deputiesDeputy Community Deputies are a team of people all over the world who review WordCamp and Meetup applications, interview lead organizers, and generally keep things moving at WordCamp Central. Find more about deputies in our Community Deputy Handbook. before proceeding further. WordCamp Nordic (which was held successfully in 2019) and WordCamp Asia are two camps that were born out of these guidelines. Our team also discussed the possibility of organizing micro-regional WordCamps where multiple cities could come together to organize a single camp. As a result of these conversations, our enthusiastic Dutch community organizers paved way for the return of WordCamp Netherlands in 2020, which was later canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Online Regional In-Person Events

In 2020, the Community team relaxed the pathway to regional online WordCamps, allowing communities to organize regional events without a lot of hassle. This resulted in a bunch of online regional WordCamps in Centroamerica, Greece, Finland, India, Italy, Japan, Spain, and Taiwan, among others. These events were quite successful in bringing together local communities even despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Approaching In-Person Regional Events in 2022

WordCamp Netherlands (which was originally approved in 2019) is back on the schedule for 2022 as an in-person event. Some local communities have also approached WordCamp CentralWordCamp Central Website for all WordCamp activities globally. https://central.wordcamp.org includes a list of upcoming and past camp with links to each., expressing their interest in organizing regional events. At this time, our organizers are still encouraged to plan smaller city-based WordCamps over larger regional events (especially in the light of COVID restrictions that are still in place in many regions). However, I strongly feel that the Community Team should revisit the existing guidelines for regional events due to a renewed interest in the same. I would like to listen to your feedback on how, as a community, we can proceed with in-person regional events, going forward. 

  1. What guidelines should a community meet to organize a regional event?
  2. How can the team better define micro-regional WordCamps, and can we do anything to simplify their process? For example, would a relatively smaller region – such as a state or a group of cities in countries like the USA or Canada, OR a country in Europe such as the Netherlands or Italy – qualify as a micro-regional WordCamp? Additionally, should we even have micro-regional WordCamps – can we just define regional camps using a uniform language and uniform guidelines?
  3. Is there anything that should be changed or simplified about the application process for regional WordCamps? (For example, are proposals still required for a regional guidelines, or can these guidelines still be enforced in orientations?)
  4. Are there any learnings from online regional events in 2020 and 2021 that can be applied to in-person regional events going forward? 

Please share your thoughts in the comments by April 4, 2022 (Monday). Based on your feedback, our team will explore the possibility of revamping guidelines for regional WordCamps and will share the next steps shortly. 

The following folks contributed to this post: @angelasjin @devinmaeztri @peiraisotta @juliarosia and @nao

#regional-wordcamps #discussion

Join the Community Team for a #WPDiversity Writing Sprint: May 23 to May 30

Tl;dr: The Community Team is launching a one-week writing sprint from Monday, May 23 through Monday, May 30, 2022. You are invited to contribute, or even just watch. Every contribution, however small, is valuable!

Open sourceOpen Source Open Source denotes software for which the original source code is made freely available and may be redistributed and modified. Open Source **must be** delivered via a licensing model, see GPL. communities thrive on collaboration, transparency, empowerment and collective ownership. Writing sprints put these values into action. This post describes the upcoming writing sprint and how you can contribute.

What is a writing sprint?

In a writing sprint, community contributors work together, in the open and across time zones, to develop new materials or refine existing materials. The purpose of this upcoming sprint is to create materials that will support WordPress event organizers in creating diverse and inclusive events. The materials created during this sprint will be shared with new and existing 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., 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., and do_actiondo_action do_action hackathons are community-organised events that are focussed on using WordPress to give deserving charitable organisations their own online presence. Learn more on doaction.org. organizers, as described in this proposal: Steps to Integrate #WPDiversity into WordPress Event Organizing.

During the sprint, we will create the following materials:

  1. Self-paced lessons on creating welcoming and inclusive WordPress events, designed for a global audience. These lessons will be made available on learn.wordpress.org as part of the WordCamp Organizer Training and Meetup Organizer Training courses.
  2. Email templates to send to new and existing WordPress event organizers
  3. Additions to orientation scripts for WordPress event organizers

What skills would be useful? Any of the following:

  • Passion for creating inclusive, diverse spaces
  • Comfort writing and/or editing text for clarity, brevity, tone, and language accessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility)
  • Familiarity with crafting educational materials
  • A global perspective: recognition that diverse and inclusive spaces look different in different parts of the world

How do I participate in the writing sprint?

  • Save the date: May 23-30, with an optional kick-off in the #community-team channel on May 23 from 17:00 UTC-18:00 UTC.
  • Anyone can participate!
  • Document & Contributor Tracker: We will use this sheet as a base, and work in separate Google Docs for each document. Please log all your contributions in the tracker, along with any relevant notes.
  • Google Docs: email templates, orientation script, learning module
  • The team will also coordinate together in the #community-team channel. I will be available here throughout the week to answer questions and help coordinate contributors.

Are you going to participate? Comment below! These materials will support WordPress event organizers and help shape diverse and inclusive WordPress events now and in the years to come.

#documentation-sprint #sprint #wpdiversity