Call for Ideas: WordCamp US 2022 Contributor Day

WordCamp US 2022 is right around the corner and so is 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/.! Our team will have a presence at Contributor Day on Sunday, September 11, where both new and experienced Community Team contributors will work on our 2022 team goals. 🚀

Some of the goals we had for this year included:

  • 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. Group Reactivation (currently ongoing)
  • New Meetup 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. Program
  • Training for Meetup/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. Organizers

And of course, we always have our ongoing work supporting 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 other events across the globe. 🌏🌍🌎

Now, we’d like to hear your ideas! What kind of tasks should we focus on? 

You can look at what we planned for WordCamp Europe’s Contributor Day earlier this year for inspiration. ✨ We’d especially like to hear 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.’ ideas for what activities first-time contributors can take part in. (Keep in mind that some of our ongoing work requires access which might pose challenges!)

#contributor-day, #wcus

Recap of the Diverse Speaker Training group (#WPDiversity) AMER/EMEA on August 10, 2022

Attending: @chaion07 @jillbinder @kcrockett @onealtr @santanainniss @wpfangirl

Facilitator: @wpfangirl

Start: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C037W5S7X/p1660150855966349

Summary

Agenda: 

1 Attendance and check-ins (everyone)

2 First time here

3 Comments, questions, ideas (anyone)

4 Workshops (Speaker & Inclusion) (@jillbinder)

5 APAC WPDiversity Network Building (@onealtr)

  • @onealtr shared what WordPress events are coming up in APAC
  • We talked about how the APAC meetings are going and how we can work on improving the attendance

6 Diverse Speaker Support channel (@kcrockett, @jillbinder, @juliarosia)

7 Marketing (@santanainniss)

8 Other Updates + Next meeting facilitator (anyone)

End: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C037W5S7X/p1660154359687579

#wpdiversity

Recap of the Diverse Speaker Training group (#WPDiversity) AMER/EMEA on July 27, 2022

Attending: @jillbinder, @juliarosia, @katiejrichards, @kcrockett, @onealtr, @santanainniss, @volkswagenchick, @wpfangirl

Facilitator: @onealtr

Start: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C037W5S7X/p1658941211613439

Summary

Agenda:

1 Check-ins (everyone)

2 First time here

3 Comments, questions, ideas (anyone)

  • @katiejrichards offered to help with meticulous, detailed tasks such as editing and reviewing copy, working on transcripts or captions for recorded workshops

4 Workshops (Speaker & Inclusion) (@jillbinder)

5 APAC WPDiversity Network Building (@onealtr)

  • @onealtr shared about upcoming events in Asia-Pacific
  • @santanainniss
  • shared the call for speakers for WC Asia with the campaign manager for WordCamps. The post is scheduled.

6 Diverse Speaker Support channel (@kcrockett, @juliarosia, @jillbinder)

  • We had 7 “wins” on the channel in June
  • @juliarosia invited everyone to have a sense of ownership in the channel

7 Marketing (@santanainniss)

  • @santanainniss posted a call to action for our training in India: Twitter, LinkedIn that has had a high level of performance!
  • The marketing team posted about and tested the post about the APAC WPDiversity meeting: Twitter, LinkedIn
  • More posts are scheduled for both of these
  • A new thing: posting testimonial cards with testimonials from our workshops!

8 Other Updates + Next week’s meeting facilitator (anyone)

  • @onealtr and @jillbinder were about to have our interviews for the WP Briefing podcast (which has now been released)
  • @volkswagenchick: We are giving the “Drupal” version of the workshop at our next SF Drupal User’s group in time for the Drupal D&I camp

End: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C037W5S7X/p1658944749726039

#wpdiversity

Report: Inclusion and Diverse Speaker Workshops June 2022

In June, we held one “Organizing Diverse & Inclusive WordPress Events” discussion.

June 2022

Organizing Diverse & Inclusive WordPress Events – coaching, accountability and discussion

Facilitator: @jillbinder

As a follow-up to our May 2022 workshop discussions, we held a coaching, accountability and discussion session 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/. on June 14th, 2022.

Number who attended: 10

From number of cities: 10

From number of countries: 5 (Bangladesh, Luxembourg, Philippines, Spain, United States)

diverse-speaker-support channel

We have a Slack channel (#diverse-speaker-support) in the Make WordPress Slack for:

  • workshopping talks with each other and with 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.
  • finding out about WordPress speaking opportunities from 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 WordCamps
  • getting to know other WordPress speakers and organizers

Wins this month: 7

  • 2 spoke at a WordPress event
  • 2 spoke at a different tech event
  • 1 applied and got accepted for a WordPress event (2 wins)
  • 1 got a talk accepted at another tech event

Thank you

A lot of people contribute to making these workshops successful. Thank you to each and every one!

Upcoming: September and October 2022

September 24, 2022 and September 25, 2022 @ 9am-11:30am IST: Speaker Workshop for Indian Women in the WordPress Community

October 29, 2022 @ 10am-6pm CST: WordPress #WPDiversity Speaker Workshop for Women Voices in Latin America 

Follow https://make.wordpress.org/community/tag/wpdiversityworkshops/ for our next workshop announcement.

#diversespeakerworkshopsreports, #wpdiversity

Recap of the Diverse Speaker Training group (#WPDiversity) AMER/EMEA on July 13, 2022

Attending: @jilbinder, @juliarosia, @onealtr, @santanainniss

Facilitator: @jillbinder

Start: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C037W5S7X/p1657731601090839

Summary

1 Check-ins (everyone)

2 First time here

3 Comments, questions, ideas (anyone)

4 India Outreach Sprint (@jillbinder)

5 APAC WPDiversity Network Building (@onealtr)

  • @onealtr kept us posted on upcoming APAC events and WordCamps

6 Diverse Speaker Support channel (@kcrockett, @juliarosia, @jillbinder)

7 Marketing (@santanainniss)

8 Translations (@jillbinder, @devinmaeztri)

  • Our speaker workshop has been translated into Italian! Thank you, translators!

9 Other Updates + Next week’s meeting facilitator (anyone)

  • We talked about what to do when the AMER/EMEA meeting on the 2nd Wednesday of the month, and the APAC meeting on the 2nd Thursday of the month, are not actually in the same week.

End: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C037W5S7X/p1657735180271159

#wpdiversity

Community Team Meeting Agenda 7 July 2022

The Community Team chat is taking place on the first week Thursday every month. 

As you know, the 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: 2022/07/07 12:00 UTC

Americas friendly meeting: Thursday, 2022/07/07 21:00 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: @samsuresh or @megabyterose. 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.

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. / MentorMentor 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 check-ins

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?

Posts

Call for Translators: 2021-2022 Annual Meetup Surveys

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.

Monthly Deputy / Organizer Training and Mini Sprints

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.

Announcements / Newsletters

Open floor

Here is your chance to bring things into discussions that weren’t on the meeting agenda. You can also use this opportunity to share anything that you want with the team. If you have a topic in mind before the meeting, please add it to the comments of this post, we will update the agenda accordingly.

Hope to see you on Thursday, either in Asia-Pacific / EMEA or America’s friendly version of the meeting!

#meeting-agenda, #team-meeting

#team-chat

#community-team, #meeting

5th biweekly APAC #WPDiversity Network Building (July 14, 2022)

We would be honored if you would join us for the biweekly APAC #WPDiversity Network Building. Thursday, July 14, 2022, at 0300H UTC, in the #community-team channel on Make WordPress 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/..

Agenda:

  1. Check-ins (everyone)
  2. First time here
  3. Offering attendees to help with notetaking 
  4. WPDiversity at WordPress events
    • WordPress Speaker Workshop for Women Voices in India, September 2022
    • 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. Kathmandu, Nepal, September 3-4 2022 
    • WordCamp US, San Diego, September 9-11 2022
    • WordCamp Kolkata, West Bengal, India, December 2, 2022
    • WordCamp Asia 2023, Bangkok, February 17-19 2023 
  1. Outreach to get more participants of our meeting 
  2. Updates, comments, questions, ideas  (anyone)
  3. Reminder of next meeting and facilitator (anyone)

We are looking forward to having you all!

#wpdiversity

Recap of the Diverse Speaker Training group (#WPDiversity) AMER/EMEA on June 22, 2022

Attending: @jillbinder, @juliarosia, @kcrockett, @katiejrichards, @rahuldsarker, @santanainniss, @onealtr, @wpfangirl

Facilitator: @juliarosia

Start: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C037W5S7X/p1655917222646159

Summary

1 Check-ins (everyone)

2 First time here

3 Comments, questions, ideas (anyone)

4 Workshops (Speaker & Inclusion) (@jillbinder)

5 APAC WPDiversity Network Building (@onealtr and @devinmaeztri)

6 Diverse Speaker Support channel (@kcrockett, @juliarosia, @jillbinder)

7 Marketing (@santanainniss)

8 DEI plans for WordPress events (@juliarosia)

9 Volunteer/Contributor testimonials (@jillbinder)

10 Other Updates + Next week’s meeting facilitator (anyone)


End: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C037W5S7X/p1655920826702589

#wpdiversity

Announcement: Reactivating Meetup Venue Support Funds

As in-person 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. reactivate in communities around the world, WordPress Community SupportWordPress Community Support WordPress Community Support PBC is a subsidiary of WordPress Foundation. It is created specifically to be the financial and legal support for WordCamps, WordPress Meetup groups, and any additional “official” events organized within the WordPress Community Events program. (WPCSWPCS The collection of PHP_CodeSniffer rules (sniffs) used to format and validate PHP code developed for WordPress according to the WordPress Coding Standards. May also be an acronym referring to the Accessibility, PHP, JavaScript, CSS, HTML, etc. coding standards as published in the WordPress Coding Standards Handbook.) will now restart its meetup venue support funds. Venue support is an important part of helping in-person meetups reactivate, particularly as venues tend to be more expensive at this time. Simultaneously, we need to be responsible with WordPress Community Support funds. To this end, we ask that all meetups first seek a free or donated venue. If no suitable free or donated venue is available, you may request venue support from WPCS for an affordable, inclusive meeting space.

What makes for an inclusive venue?

One of our jobs as community organizers is to create a 100% welcoming space for everyone. This includes meeting in venues that are wheelchair accessible, and close to public transportation when possible. You should avoid venues with religious or political affiliations, or any other space where someone might feel uncomfortable or unwelcome.

How to request 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. venue support

You can request meetup venue support by submitting the form on this page.

If you are going to ask for WPCS to cover the costs of a meetup venue, the following conditions must be met:

  • Your group is on the WordPress chapter account at meetup.com or has been similarly recognized as official by this team.
  • Your group is currently following the 5 good-faith rules.
  • You are unable to find a donated venue.
  • Your proposed new venue meets minimum requirements for safety, adequate seating, and 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).

#meetups

4th biweekly APAC #WPDiversity Network Building (June 23, 2022)

We would be honored if you would join us for the biweekly APAC #WPDiversity Network Building. Thursday, June 23, 2022, at 0300H UTC, in the #community-team channel on Make WordPress 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/..

Agenda:

  1. Check-ins (everyone)
  2. First time here
  3. Offering attendees to help with notetaking 
  4. WPDiversity at WordPress events
    1. WordPress Speaker Workshop for Women Voices in India, September 2022
    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. Khatmandu, September 3-4 2022 
    3. WordCamp Asia 2023, Bangkok, February 17-19 2023 
    4. WordCamp Kolkata
  5. Outreach to get more participants of our meeting 
  6. Updates, comments, questions, ideas  (anyone)
  7. Reminder of next meeting and facilitator (anyone)

We are looking forward to having you all!

#wpdiversity