Weekly Updates

Hello to all our 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., 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, 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. wranglers, and WordPress Community builders! You were probably hard at work this weekend. Tell us what you got accomplished in our #weekly-update!

Have you run into a roadblock with the stuff you’re working on? Head over to #community-events or #community-team in 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/. and ask for help!

Tuesday Training: Why is diversity important — To WordPress and YOUR local community?

The WordPress Community is putting more and more effort into diversity. Why? And why is the Community asking you to get on board with this vision, too?

At all tech events — and WordPress is no exception — diversity is a point of concern. Even if your event already seems diverse to you, there is always more that you can do to make sure that people from all walks of life not only feel included, but valued. There may even be members of other underrepresented groups who you hadn’t considered yet who would benefit from your event.

What do we mean by diversity? If everyone who comes to your event looks alike or comes from the same background, your event is not diverse. We often think of diversity in terms of gender, race, or sexuality… but it also includes class, caste, ability, age, and more.

Let’s talk now about seven reasons why diversity in WordPress events is beneficial to WordPress and your local community:

How Does Diversity Benefit WordPress?

1. Diverse events reflect the diversity of WordPress users

WordPress can be used by anybody, so it should also be built by anybody.”
— Josepha Haden Chomphosy (@chanthaboune), WordPress Executive Director, 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. US 2021

As developers, designers, marketers, business owners, and content creators, we are not building WordPress and WordPress products just for ourselves. The group of people building WordPress must reflect the group of people who use it. When it’s mainly one kind of person building it, we fail to include the voices and perspectives of other types of users. Just like how new designers who are unaware of color vision deficiencies may not consider adding other forms of visual cues while creating a user interface, there are all kinds of things that we may be overlooking for our users.

2. Diversity makes WordPress more innovative

People from underrepresented groups in technology have a wide range of history, life experiences, and knowledge to share.

When you have a diverse array of life experiences, you approach problems differently. Just as a developer’s point of view is different from a user’s point of view, so are our overall viewpoints.

By inviting more people to the table, more people’s needs will be included and it will bring in fresh ideas that will benefit everyone. Think of how video captions were originally created for people with limited hearing, and now they also benefit, as @annezazu says in Core Editor Improvement: Video Subtitles, people who don’t want to wake a sleeping baby/pet/person nearby, or who prefer reading along while watching your video.

3. Diversity creates space for unique perspectives

More diversity means a better chance of bringing in contributors who are straddling several roles and thus creating unique things with unique perspectives. For example, consider power users who use WordPress in interesting ways, front-end developers, business people who use plugins to make specific kinds of sites, or typographers who use WordPress to do creative things with typography. It’s also important to include people who can talk about running a business in WordPress, how developers can communicate with designers, different things you can do with WordPress, etc.

How Does Diversity Benefit Your Local In-Person or Virtual Community?

4. Fostering a more interesting, creative, and engaged community

“A diverse set of people are more creative. They are also more productive and motivated, and overall, everything becomes far more interesting.

“In fact, diversity and inclusiveness help people stay, invite others, and be far more engaged than a group lacking in diversity and inclusiveness. This makes a lot of sense. If people feel welcome, safe, and don’t feel like the odd man out, they are more likely to enjoy themselves and contribute more.

“And just like a colourful mosaic wall is more fun to look at, a variety of people makes for more fun and interesting experiences!”

– Aurooba Ahmed (@aurooba) (“Allyship for Event Organizers” workshop and “Creating a Welcoming and Diverse Space” workshop)

5. Growing your community

As event organizers, we care about how many people are coming out to our 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. The more people, the better! Diversity efforts are a great way to grow your community and have even more people with different backgrounds and skills attend your events. Especially if you see the same faces all the time — it’s always nice to have fresh faces and perspectives. Attendees who come to events for networking or job opportunities will find immense value in the prospect of always meeting new people at each event.

6. Creating Diversity in Leadership

More and more, people are recognizing the importance of having a diverse group of leaders for their Meetups and WordCamps. When the leadership team is diverse, the events will benefit from having multiple perspectives, and attendees and volunteers will feel more comfortable participating. Invite people of underrepresented groups who already attend and love your events to be leaders in order to empower them and encourage them to grow your event.

In Vancouver, after Luiza and Andrina took our Diverse Speakers workshop, they created and led a new initiative in our community: A monthly WP Users 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.. It was very popular!

7. Unlocking new opportunities

Bringing in more people with different opinions, viewpoints, and experiences can unlock more opportunities for them. For example, when Kirsten contributed at our local Vancouver WordCamp, she connected with a local agency, became their first female developer, and quickly became the senior developer and team lead. Simply by being at the event, she was introduced to an opportunity she may not have discovered otherwise.

Because there is a lack of learner advocacy, TC (@tlc1206) is creating a business helping Black men learn JavaScriptJavaScript JavaScript or JS is an object-oriented computer programming language commonly used to create interactive effects within web browsers. WordPress makes extensive use of JS for a better user experience. While PHP is executed on the server, JS executes within a user’s browser. https://www.javascript.com/. for WordPress. He is creating a community to support and enable men of color to earn a living in tech.

Final Thought

Although I’ve pointed out some good reasons above, you don’t need an objective reason to make your events more diverse. Creating a more inclusive and welcoming environment is also just the right thing to do.

“‘Diversity is good for business‘ is not the point, even if it is true. It’s almost like people are afraid of taking an ’ideological’ stand. It’s ok to want to *just* want to address systemic inequality. You don’t need a ’business case.’”
–John Cutler @johncutlefish

If you would like to learn more about the specifics on how to promote and foster diversity in your local WordPress Meetup or WordCamp community, please sign up for our Allyship for WordPress Event Organizers workshop on November 17, 2021.

Thank you for help on this article @alliennimmons, @annezazu, @cbringmann, @courtneypk, @evarlese

#tuesdaytrainings, #wpdiversity

Weekly Updates

Hello to all our 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., 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, 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. wranglers, and WordPress Community builders! You were probably hard at work this weekend. Tell us what you got accomplished in our #weekly-update!

Have you run into a roadblock with the stuff you’re working on? Head over to #community-events or #community-team in 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/. and ask for help!

Meetup Organizer Newsletter: October 2021

Hello friends,

Welcome to the October 2021 edition of the 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. Organizer newsletter! Read on for the latest updates from the WordPress Community.

Newsletter contents:

  • New Meetup.com Features for Meetup organizers
  • Proposal for the 2022 Global Sponsorship Program
  • Online Event Updates
  • News from the WordPress Community
  • Tuesday Trainings

🎭 New Meetup.com Features for Meetup Organizers

Meetup.com has announced some exciting new features to give better support to community organizers: 

  • COVID-19 safety measures for organizers: A new section has been added to the event scheduler page in Meetup.com titled “COVID-19 safety measures” where organizers can set guidelines such as vaccinations, mask policy, venue types, etc. Read more on this post from the Meetup blog.
  • Add topics for Meetup events: Previously organizers could set topics for Meetup groups, now you can add topics for individual meetup events too. Some organizers may see a list of default topics to choose from when they schedule a new event, which they can modify. The feature is still being tested and may not be available to all organizers yet. You can read all about this feature in the Meetup blog.
  • Viewing events in your preferred time zone: As many meetup groups have been gathering online, their events have been attracting attendees from all around the world! Attendees can now view online events in their preferred time zone. In-person events will continue to be shown in the event’s time zone.

If your local authority allows in-person events and if vaccines OR testing are freely available, you may be able to organize an in-person WordPress meetup. Just fill out our in-person meetup decision checklist and follow the recommendations. Check out our handbook for more.

💰 Proposal for the 2022 Global Sponsorship Program

The Community Team kicked-off discussions on the updated 2022 Global sponsorship program, and is inviting feedback. Similar to the 2021 program, global sponsors will get access to a single sponsorship package to support Meetup groups.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. sponsorship (for all camps in a quarter) will be available as an add-on, billed quarterly. The team aims to finalize the proposal by October 28, 2021.

 🌍🎪 WordPress Event Updates

As the world is slowly returning to normalcy, in-person WordPress events are also coming back. The Community Team has opened up pathways for in-person WordCamps and Meetups, in regions where it is safe to do so, even though most 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. are still online. To support WordCamp organizers and facilitate hassle-free in-person WordCamps, the Community Team recently introduced additional legal protections such as ticket disclaimers and an insurance policy.

Sign up for the following Upcoming Diverse Speaker Training Events

  • Allyship for WordPress event organizers AMER/EMEA November 17, 2021 at 6-8pm UTC / 1-3pm ET / 10-12pm PT. Learn how to be a good ally and to create welcoming and diverse WordPress Meetups and WordCamps for your WordPress community.  
  • How to Own Your Expertise & Start Speaking at WordPress Events Asia #WPDiversity. November 27, 2021 at 7-8.30am UTC / 1500H-1630 GMT+8 / 1230H-1400H IST.
    Aimed at community organizers from Southeast to Southern Asia, this workshop focuses on how to encourage people from underrepresented groups (in terms of gender, race, class, caste, sexuality, ability, age, etc.) to speak at WordPress meetups and WordCamps.

WordCamp US 2021 concludes
One of the biggest WordPress events – WordCamp US 2021 was held on October 1, 2021. The online event offered a unique online experience that united WordPress fans around the world. The camp, which was supported by nearly 20 organizers, sold more than 3,600 tickets, had 18 speakers, and 27 sponsors. Catch the event replay on its website. The sessions will be available on WordPress.tv soon. 

WordPress Translation Day 2021 Celebrations ran for 30 days
WordPress contributors from around the world joined hands  by translating WordPress into their own languages for the entire month of September as part of WordPress Translation Day celebrations. The celebrations consisted of a host of global and local events, translation sprints, and discussion groups. News from local events and stories highlighting notable polyglots contributors will be coming soon. Check out the WP Translation Day website for links to video recordings and more.

In-person 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. charity hackathons are back
The Community Team shared new guidelines for the return of in-person do_action hackathons in regions where local events are allowed. In short, community organizers can plan in-person do_action hackathons either in regions with reduced COVID spread OR exclusively or fully vaccinated/recently tested (negative)/ recently recovered folks in regions where vaccination and testing are freely available.

Upcoming WordPress events 

Past WordPress events

🗞 News from the WordPress Community

🛠 Tuesday Trainings

Check out our Tuesday Trainings (#TuesdayTrainings), where the Community Team publishes a different topic on our blog each week to help organizers and interested community members:

The team is currently discussing the future of weekly Tuesday Trainings. Share your thoughts as comments on the post. Is there a question you would like to answer, or a topic you would like to see discussed? Send an email support@wordcamp.org with the subject line “Tuesday Trainings”!


If you have any questions, Community Team 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 available to help. Please send an email to support@wordcamp.org or join the #community-events 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/. channel. Thanks for everything you do to grow the WordPress community. Let’s keep sharing knowledge and inspiring each other with our contributions! 

We will see you online soon!

#meetup-organizer-newsletter

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The following people contributed to this edition of the Meetup newsletter: @webcommsat, @courtneypk, @eidolonnight, @harishanker, @meher, @jillbinder

Workshops from #WPDiversity: October and November 2021

We have workshops for underrepresented community members and for WP event organizers coming up in October and November, 2021. Please join us and help us spread the word!

Allyship for WordPress event organizers AMER/EMEA Accountability

The cohort of the first Allyship program is meeting for an accountability 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/. chat about the actions they are taking after the first Allyship for event organizers workshop. Although this session won’t have coaching as one of the main focuses, we will still welcome open discussion.

Others who did not attend the workshop are welcome to participate or lurk. 🙂

Thursday, October 18, 2021
5pm-6pm UTC / 1pm-2pm ET
#community-events Slack channel

Empower Women Speakers For Your WordPress Events in Latin America

A hybrid event in-person in San José, Costa Rica, and over Zoom for women WordPress organizers in Latin America to learn to run Women Speaker workshops.

We will teach you how to run the 4-5 hour workshop that will:

  • Help you understand some of the reasons why women aren’t submitting talks
  • Help the women in your communities overcome their personal barriers to public speaking at your WordPress events
  • Help them create a talk title, pitch, outline, bio, and slide deck
  • Give the new women speakers motivation and confidence to start speaking
  • Increase how many women are giving talks in your community

Saturday, November 6, 2021
1pm-5pm CST
San José, Costa Rica and over Zoom

Register now

Allyship for WordPress event organizers AMER/EMEA

After a successful cohort 1 in August, we are beginning cohort 2 in November. Members of cohort 1 are invited to return and join our new members.

A 2-hour interactive watch party online to learn how to create welcoming and diverse 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 for your WordPress community.

This is not just for organizers, but anyone who wants to champion this kind of environment, now or in the future.

Do you run or attend WordPress events and notice only one type of person is attending? You’d love to see more diversity represented, but people are either not showing up — or they attend once and don’t come back. What can you do to be a good ally to foster, promote, and support diversity and an inclusive space?

We know that you have good intentions and really want to do things “right”, and therefore need a supportive space to talk through sensitive real-life challenges, so this watch party workshop will NOT be recorded.

This interactive watch party workshop was created by Allie Nimmons, Aurooba Ahmed, David Wolfpaw, and Jill Binder for 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. US 2019.

Wednesday, November 17, 2021
6pm-7pm UTC / 1pm-3pm ET

Register now

How to Own Your Expertise & Start Speaking at WordPress Events Southeast to Southern Asia

Does the thought of speaking at one of our WordPress Meetups or WordCamps intrigue you? Do you identify as a person from a marginalized and underrepresented group (in terms of gender, race, class, caste, sexuality, ability, age, etc.) who is thinking about speaking at a 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. or WordCamp in the Philippines, India, Indonesia, or other nearby timezone? Do you think you don’t know or have anything worth speaking about?

This workshop is for you!

This interactive watch party workshop will be held in English.

Saturday, November 27, 2021
0700H-0830H UTC / 1500H-1630 GMT+8 / 1230H-1400H IST

Register now


We will be holding a “How to Own Your Expertise & Start Speaking at WordPress Events” for AMER/EMEA in December. Stay tuned!

#wpdiversity, #wpdiversityworkshops

Diverse Speaker Training group (#WPDiversity) Agenda | Wed, Oct 13, 2021

The Diverse Speaker Training group (#WPDiversity) meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month at 5-6pm UTC. The next meeting is tomorrow — Wednesday, October 13, 2021. It takes place in the #community-team 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/. channel.

We welcome new and curious volunteers! All are welcome.

Agenda

  1. Report – how group members doing on items they’re working on for us?
  2. Translations
  3. Update on September 2021 workshops
  4. Chatting about upcoming events:
    1. Upcoming: October 28 Allyship accountability
    2. Upcoming: November 6 Empowering Women in Latin America
    3. Upcoming: November Allyship workshop (cohort 2!) — figuring out the date
    4. Upcoming: November 27 speaker workshop Southeast to Southern Asia
    5. Upcoming: December Allyship coaching and accountability — figuring out the date
    6. Upcoming: December speaker workshop Americas and Europe — figuring out the date
  5. Update on #diverse-speaker-support channel
  6. Jill away Oct 17 – 26, 2021
  7. Open discussion (if time)

Weekly Updates

Hello to all our 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., 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, 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. wranglers, and WordPress Community builders! You were probably hard at work this weekend. Tell us what you got accomplished in our #weekly-update!

Have you run into a roadblock with the stuff you’re working on? Head over to #community-events or #community-team in 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/. and ask for help!

Community Team Meeting Agenda for 2021-10-07

The last Community Team bi-weekly meeting is happening tomorrow. 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: 2021-10-07 12:00
Americas friendly meeting:
2021-10-07 21:00

Below is a preliminary agenda for the meeting. If you wish to add things you’d like bring to into discussion, comment below or reach out to team reps @sippis or @kcristiano. 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.

New meeting times

As per the decision made some weeks ago, this is the last Community Team bi-weekly meeting. After this meeting the Community Team will have three monthly meetings:

  • Community Team meeting, on the first Thursday of each month
  • Comunity Local Organiser meeting, on the second week of each month
  • 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. and 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. chat, on the third week of each month

The exact weekday and time for the two last meetings are still being voted. Please read the full announcement and vote for meeting times!

Deputy / Mentor / Contributor check-ins

What have you been doing and how is it going? What you got accomplished after the last meeting? Are there any blockers? Can other team members help you in some way?

Proposals

Tuesday Trainings:

Announcements, Invites, and Workshops

Open floor

Opportunity to bring things into discussions that weren’t on the meeting agenda and if anyone has something they would like to share with the team. If you have a topic in mind before the meeting, please add it into the comments of this post.

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

#meeting-agenda, #team-chat, #team-meeting

Tuesday Training: How mentors and deputies are chosen

Earlier in the Tuesday Trainings series, Angela has told everything about Community Deputies and Courtney has explained what the WordCamp Mentorship program is about. This week I thought to share how 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. and 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 chosen.

It’s actually a lot easier than you might think! Like all other roles in the Community Team, becoming a 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. or 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. is not an invitation-based thing. It’s usually a natural part of someone climbing the leadership ladders of the Community Team from connecting and understanding to engaging.

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. Mentors

If you have experience in organising WordCamps, you are most probably a good fit to be a WordCamp mentor and can apply for that role!

Mentors are not some super WordCamp organisers, they are just like almost everyone else in the WordPress community – individuals who have gained some experience and want to share it and help others. At the same time, the mentors are also themselves WordCamp organisers learning and evolving.

When someone applies to be a WordCamp mentor, the main thing we look for is how involved they have been in organising WordCamps. You don’t have to have multiple years of being a lead organiser in your belt – few years with experience in the team and usually at least one year being a lead organiser is enough. What matters most, is how active you have been in WordCamps and how diverse your knowledge is.

Do you have experience in WordCamp organising and want to help other WordCamp organisers? Take the WordCamp Mentor Self training to get started and then submit an application!

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.

Like mentors, Community Deputies are fundamentally like any other community members – 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. attendees, event organisers and WordPress enthusiasts themselves. There’s no requirement that you should be a community professional.

If you have experience in WordPress event organising, you are active in your local community and you find yourself being a people-oriented person, there’s a good possibility that you would be a good fit in the group of deputies!

Deputies tend to have a little deeper knowledge of the WordPress community, but it’s not necessary to know all aspects of it or the Community Team. The most valuable skill of every deputy, that the team is looking for, is to be very keen on helping community contributors. Other things the team is looking for are passion to develop Community Teams various event programs and to be good in different situations as well as with people. A deputy role is something where everyone grows while carrying out the responsibilities, there’s no set skillset that is required – the most important thing is the mindset and that’s what we are looking for.

If you have a passion for not just helping other WordCamp organisers, but all local communities, apply to become a Community Deputy!


After submitting a WordCamp Mentor or 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. application, few existing deputies will review it. If they find you would be a good fit, they’ll send you an email with a request to have an orientation to tell the essential details before starting to help the community. Sometimes they might ask to take a self-training to exercise your skills a little further before the orientation.

In case your application is rejected, that does not mean that you couldn’t apply again after gaining some more experience in the WordPress community!

Have some questions about becoming a WordCamp Mentor or Community Deputy? Not quite sure if you should or can apply? Do you want to prepare before applying? Come and join us in the #community-team 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/. channel!

#community-deputies, #community-mentors, #mentors, #tuesdaytrainings

Weekly Updates

Hello to all our 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., 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, 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. wranglers, and WordPress Community builders! You were probably hard at work this weekend. Tell us what you got accomplished in our #weekly-update!

Have you run into a roadblock with the stuff you’re working on? Head over to #community-events or #community-team in 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/. and ask for help!