Request for feedback: What data our team updates should contain?

In the last Community Team meeting, we discussed about our team updates in make.wordpress.org/updates, how those are lagging behind (last update is from January 2019) and how to revitalize Community Team updates there.

Updates with our chat recaps and general information to make/updates from our team are important, because other teams and Josepha does read those. Our updates makes assessing the project as a whole easier.

We agreed that updates should be made after every team chat. That means bi-weekly updates consisting of team chat recaps and also some other important details about how our team is doing.

My idea about other details to include in updates is:

  • Count of active deputies (from Deputies list)
  • Count of active 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 (from Deputies list)
  • HelpScout total conversations (from HS reports)
  • HelpScout messages received (from HS reports)
  • Meetups in chapter program (from WordCamp Reports)
  • Meetups needing vetting (from Meetup Tracker)
  • WordCamps in the schedule (from WordCamp Tracker)
  • WordCamps needing vetting (from WordCamp Tracker)
  • List all new Meetups after the last update (from WordCamp Reports)
  • List all new scheduled WordCamps after the last update (from WordCamp Reports)

Am I missing some important number? What you’d like to add to our team updates? Leave your thoughts and ideas in comments before next team chat on 18.7.2019!

For the first three months, me (Timi) and Hugh are responsible for making the updates. After that, we are going to shift the responsibility to two other Community Team members for the next three months. Responsibility is intended to be rotating thing every three months with two persons, so we can be sure that someone will do the updates.

If you’d like to be the person making our team updates after these first three months, please raise a hand in comments!

#meetings

Community Team Chat Agenda | Thursday, 4 July 2019

Hello Team!

Our bi-monthly Community Team chat is happening this Thursday, 4 July 2019. Meeting times are detailed below. We use the same agenda for both meetings in order to include all time zones.

Asia-Pacific / EMEA friendly: Thursday, July 4, 2019, 11:00 UTC

Americas friendly: Thursday, July 4, 2019, 20:00 UTC

Deputy/mentor check-in

What have you been doing and how is it going?

P2P2 P2 or O2 is the term people use to refer to the Make WordPress blog. It can be found at https://make.wordpress.org/. posts needing review/feedback

Highlighted P2 posts

Please add any additional items to this agenda by commenting on this post as needed.

#agenda, #meeting-agenda

WordCamp Europe 2019 – Recap of Community Team Activities At Contributor Day + Plans for the Future

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 2019 in Berlin was great, thanks to all the people that joined us from all over the world to make WordPress!

Here is what the team worked on:

  1. Reviewing MeetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on meetup.com will help you find options in your area. Handbook – Project started, we have a document for it https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BOlBVqXOjtAqtpQmS_h6Khol5YOAVrDvajm43h3FRMU/edit
  2. Looking for links of posts published in the make.wordpress.org/community blog that should be added to the Meetup or WordCamp organizer handbooks. @_dorsvenabili lead this initiative. Links are added here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WDOqvOpsV6EgBbGqibxj9-p82QEsNhTDMQz2qhkaf_o/edit
  3. In person meetup orientations done by @angelasjin
  4. Improving the deputy training questions. @sippis is working on this, with @hlashbrooke and other people
  5. How WC organizers and Meetup organizers can do streaming easily: Initiative lead by Abha, from the Marketing team. There is a working document for the handbook https://docs.google.com/document/d/1P5C1meCRzB-uddjkAKn3y0_TI8MGKp0JvCCFSpTbajA/edit
  6. How to revamp the Meetup and WordCamp application form. Sam Suresh is checking with Meta team and working on it. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1AXSSZrP78bSjFClfoBj4NWWAqKlXFQSBsEfwAY9QKAE/edit?usp=sharing
  7. Need documentation. Long list of desiderata here https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1z3UJRaUP6ej45nOijw8U7GcxB7EfHJO9Sa8mGVMVTwQ/edit#gid=0
  8. Vetting: thanks Sam for working on vetting of 5 new Meetups!

Moving Forward with Our Efforts

Contributor Days are productive because of the face to face interaction and the urgency: we want to get things done during the day 😉

How do we keep the momentum going? Folks, I am repeating myself here… but project management is the answer!

We have a Trello board and we don’t really use it. I suggest we discuss it, again, during our next team chat, July 4th.

Hopefully we can find a common procedure that I believe will make us more efficient.

Did I miss something? Add it in the comments, thanks!

#contributor-day, #wceu

WordCamp Europe 2019 – Community Team Goals At Contributor Day

In a previous post we collected ideas for projects we could tackle together during 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/. at 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 2019. Thanks to all the comments we now have a number of tasks.

Here is the list of the tasks: for each one I tried to add the relevant links so we don’t have to waste time looking for them on the day. If there is already someone attached to the task I added their names as well.

Ideas for experienced contributors

Ideas for less experienced contributors

  • @hlashbrooke is available to run a real-time orientation for any new organisers who will be coming on board at the time. Same with WordCamp orientations if there are any folks due for them at that time.
  • @_dorsvenabili proposed to merge marketing team-contributed documentation or blog posts into our handbooks.
  • Review existing documentation: are the flows and procedures clear?
  • Gather all missing Meetup organizer wordpress.org usernames to MeetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on meetup.com will help you find options in your area. tracker

See you in Berlin!

#contributor-day, #wceu

Who wants to test the new WordCamp blocks?

The WordCamp.org GutenbergGutenberg The Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/ blocks that were discussed and designed some time back are now ready for betaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. testing!

Please note that currently Speaker, Session, Organizer and Sponsor blocks are available for testing. Development work on the schedule blockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. is in progress, and will hopefully be available for testing in a month or so.

Beta testers, please report issues and bugs on Meta Trac or in the #meta-wordcamp channel on WordPress Slack.

Leave a comment on this post if you’re interested in testing these new tools on your 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. site. Thanks in advance for helping to improve our tools via testing and bug reports!

#blocks, #wordcamp-org

WordCamp Europe 2019 – Community Team Plans

We are less than two months away from 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 2019, which means it’s time to get organised!

WordCamp Europe and WordCamp US are what we consider flagship events and are always a great opportunity for teams to get together, contribute and onboard more people. There are going to be a whole lot of us present and we should take advantage of that and maximize our time together.

As we did last year, please add in the comments ideas and suggestions for tasks we could work on together while in Berlin.

I will be available to lead the table: do the initial presentation, take on one macro task of group of people to work during the day but I think there should be at least other two Community Team experienced members that can help with guiding people throughout the day.

Deadline to comment is May 19 so we can discuss this during the next two Community chats: after that date I will summarise in a “squad goals” post (like the one we had last year) and we will go from there!

#wceu, #wceu-contributorday

#contributor-day

Request for Public Post Preview on WordCamp Sites

Hey all,

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. US team has run into several times recently where it would be super helpful to allow people outside our team to be able to see and offer feedback on draft posts. A great example of that is the contributor team is about to write 18 posts, one for each WordPress contributor group, that summarizes what they do and what their current projects are. It would be amazing to be able to get direct feedback from each team as we do.

I made a Meta Trac ticket requesting to have the Public Post Preview plugin installed for this purpose, and @iandunn said there’s no technical problems with it but suggested that I get buy-in from the community team first. If you all are on board, he would be able to add it to the list of plugins that is off-by-default but can be turned on by any WordCamps that want to make use of it.

Any thoughts? Worries? Cheers? General feedback?

Thanks,
Aaron

#wordcamp-org

Call for Organisers – WordCamp Asia

We’ve opened the Call for Organisers process at https://wpasia.org/call-for-organisers/

We’re looking for organisers with some experience and have set some guidelines to help everyone apply. We think it makes sense for community lovers fresh 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. organising to start off via supporting their City WordCamps.

Diversity is our key focus: We’d like to include as many countries in this team as possible.

There are a few ways you can help with this effort:

  1. We’ve got a tweet going – so help us retweet please!
  2. We’ve also written up a draft announcement that meetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on meetup.com will help you find options in your area. organisers can publish via Meetup’s email tool.
  3. Sharing this post on Social Media and directly to community organisers you know
  4. Encouraging all the awesome people to apply

Like any other WordCamp, we need to select a lead organiser who will fill out the application for WordCamp Asia. For those who missed it – we wrote a proposal for this effort and you can read about it here.

(Forgive us for the website with no-design, we’d rather spend effort on the actual WordCamp website)

The Get Involved table at WCEU 2019

Do you love contributing to WordPress? Do you love telling other people about how much you love contributing to WordPress? Would you like those people to start contributing to WordPress themselves? Then do I have the opportunity for you!

tl;dr: Sign up for one or more Community Volunteer shifts at the WCEU 2019 Get Involved table here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1PAts7eeSKYcBgI-NmLMWBj70_utBFjwq5uVXPTxieWE/edit?usp=sharing (note that there are 2 tabs in the sheet – one for each day).

If you’ve been 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. Europe or US before you’ll be familiar with the Get Involved table – it’s a central location (an actual physical table) where attendees can find out more information about contributing to WordPress. The table is staffed by community volunteers, and we aim to have it staffed by at least one person (but preferably more) from the start of registration to the end of the final session on each day of the WordCamp, not including 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/..

People working at the Get Involved table simply need to be able to explain how WordPress contributions work and help people find a good fit in the project for their particular set of skills.

What we’re looking for here is for community members to sign up for volunteer shifts at the Get Involved tables for WordCamp Europe 2019 in Berlin. We have split up the two conference days up into 1-hour shifts to make things easier and it would be great to have a selection of people from across the project (not just the Community team) involved here.

The schedule and sign-up sheet is here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1PAts7eeSKYcBgI-NmLMWBj70_utBFjwq5uVXPTxieWE/edit?usp=sharing – simply add your name to the white blocks in the “Community Volunteers” columns for any shifts that you would like to take. Note that there are 2 tabs in the sheet – one for each day. You can reference the event schedule to make sure you don’t miss any sessions that you particularly want to attend.

+make.wordpress.orgWordPress.org 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. https://wordpress.org//docs +make.wordpress.org/support +make.wordpress.org/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. +make.wordpress.org/updates

#get-involved, #wceu

Logos in Slide Decks and WordCamp Videos

A while ago, there was a discussion about the use of logos in slide decks and 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. videos. A consensus was reached as to what the permitted guidelines should be, but this was never documented in the handbook and has not been made clear to both organisers and speakers.

So, to bring that discussion full circle, here is how the discussion concluded regarding logos appearing in WordCamp videos:

  1. Speakers are allowed to include their company logo in their slides, but only in an optional opening/closing informational slide and not throughout the presentation. This is fine even if their company is not a sponsor of the event.
  2. Sponsor logos at the venue (banners, podium, etc.) that are captured on video are fine to leave in the published video.
  3. Similarly, a speaker can wear clothing with their company logo on it, even if their company is not a sponsor.
  4. No company logos of any kind are to be added in post-production. This includes the speaker’s company, event sponsors, the post-production company, or any other company logos.

With that in mind, we now have two additional pages in the handbook – one for speakers with the full slide deck guidelines and one for organisers specifically focussing on what can be included in videos.

Going forward, all organisers will be expected to ensure that speakers follow these guidelines with their slides. You can do this by making them aware of the guidelines and vetting their slides before the event.

This rule will apply from today only, so it will not affect to any videos filmed before today (Monday, 8 April 2019).


UPDATES FROM THE COMMENTS:

The intention of these new rules was clarified:

To clarify the intention here – this isn’t to stop companies from gaining exposure (that happens naturally when someone is speaking), but rather to make the content the main focus and intent of the slides rather than any kind of company promotion. It’s also worth noting that WordCamp speakers are chosen based on their knowledge and experience as individuals and not their company affiliation, and company promotion throughout a slide deck suggests that the opposite is true. An informational slide with the speaker’s company makes sense as information about who is speaking, but the rest of the slide deck should be dedicated to the content being presented.

A few other points were clarified from questions:

  1. “Logo” also includes plain text names of the company and social media handles.
  2. Personal names are fine to include on every slide if you wish, even if you are a freelancer and your name is your “brand”.
  3. These rules do not (currently) apply to presentations at meetups.
  4. Contextual mentions of your (or any) company are still fine as they will be a part of the talk content, which is what this rule is designed to enhance.

#speakers