WordCamp Incubator 2018-2019 Update Thread: January edition

Howdy Community Team!

Are you wondering how the WordCamp Incubator is going?

Yes, we’re back! this is the time of our monthly update about the WordCamp incubator in Kota Kinabalu (Malaysia).

Pinging @emanuel_blagonic for letting us how your Incubator is going.

Thanks in advance! 🙂

#incubator #wordcamps #monthly-updates

Community Team Chat Agenda | Thursday, 20 December, 2018

Hello Team!

Our bi-monthly Community Team chat is happening this Thursday, 20 December 2018. Meeting times are detailed below. We use the same agenda for both meetings in order to include all time zones.

Asia-Pac / EMEA friendly Thursday, December 20, 2018, 11:00 UTC

Americas friendly Thursday, December 20, 2018, 20:00 UTC

Deputy check-in

What have you been doing and how is it going?

P2 posts needing review/feedback

Highlighted P2 posts

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

#agenda, #meeting, #meeting-agenda

Community Team Chat Agenda | Thursday, 6 December, 2018

Hello Team!

Our bi-monthly Community Team chat is happening this Thursday, 15 November 2018. Meeting times are detailed below. We use the same agenda for both meetings in order to include all time zones.

Asia-Pac / EMEA friendly Thursday, December 6, 2018, 11:00 AM GMT

Americas friendly Thursday, December 6, 2018, 8:00 PM GMT

Deputy check-in

What have you been doing and how is it going?

P2 posts needing review/feedback

Proposal to Increase the Total Expense per attendee
With the increase of ticket prices, should we also increase WordCamps’ total cost per person?

Discussion: Should we continue the WordCamp camera kit program?
There is a lively discussion going on about handling the camera kits and video/audio recording in general. Deadline is December 14, leave your feedback!

Meetup organizer newsletter suggestions for December
We are getting ready to send the December newsletter for Meetup organisers: any suggestions?

Highlighted P2 posts

WCUS 2018 is here! Community Team Plans for Contributor Day
Will you attend WCUS Contributor Day? In person or via Slack? Here is what we aim to work on.

WordPress meetup organizer newsletter: November 2018
While we prepare December newsletter, catchup with November’s edition

WordCamp Incubator 2018 Update Thread: November edition
Updates on the Incubator program.

WordCamp Incubator 2018 Update Thread: November edition

Howdy Community Team!

Are you wondering how the WordCamp Incubators are going?

Yes! this is the time of our monthly updates about the two WordCamp incubators in Montevideo (Uruguay) and Kota Kinabalu (Malaysia) 😉

Ping to @remediosgraphic and @emanuel_blagonic for you both to tell us how your Incubators are going.

Thanks in advance! 🙂

#incubator #wordcamps #monthly-updates

Community Team Chat Agenda | Thursday, 15 November, 2018

Hello Team!

Our bi-monthly Community Team chat is happening this Thursday, 15 November 2018. Meeting times are detailed below. We use the same agenda for both meetings in order to include all time zones.

Asia-Pac / EMEA friendly Thursday, November 15, 2018, 11:00 UTC

Americas friendly Thursday, November 15, 2018, 20:00 UTC

Deputy check-in

What have you been doing and how is it going?

P2 posts needing review/feedback

  • WordCamp US 2018 – Get Involved Table – As always we are going to have a Get Involved table at WordCamp US. If you can staff the table for a few hours please leve your name in the file
  • WordCamp Blocks: Round 1 Designs – After a fruitful conversation about all the blocks that we could use to replace shortcodes in the WordCamp websites, the first round of designs is here!
  • Discussion: Logos in WordCamp Videos – A few days ago a question in the Community Events channel sparked this post, please leave your feedback about sponsor logos in WordPress.tv frames
  • Proposed 2019 Global Community Sponsorship Program – The Global Community Sponsorship working group has a proposal, please read, leave feedback. Especially if you have been a global sponsor or are considering becoming one.

Highlighted P2 posts

Community Team Chat Agenda | Thursday, 1 November, 2018

Hello Team!

Our bi-monthly Community Team chat is happening this Thursday, 1 November 2018. Meeting times are detailed below. We use the same agenda for both meetings in order to include all time zones.

Asia-Pac / EMEA friendly Thursday, November 1, 2018, 11:00 UTC

Americas friendly Thursday, November 1, 2018, 20:00 UTC

Deputy check-in

What have you been doing and how is it going?

P2 posts needing review/feedback

There is an ongoing series about transforming WordCamp website shortcodes into Gutenberg blocks, please leave your feedback:

Highlighted P2 posts

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

WordCamp Incubator 2018 Update Thread: October edition

Hola Community Team!
I’m sure you were wondering how the WordCamp Incubators are going…
So, yes! this is the moment of our monthly updates about the two WordCamp incubators in Montevideo (Uruguay) and Kota Kinabalu (Malaysia) 😉

Pinging @remediosgraphic and @emanuel_blagonic for you both to tell us how your Incubators are going. Thanks in advance!

#incubator #wordcamps #monthly-updates

Community Team Chat Agenda | Thursday, 18 October 2018

Hello Team!

Our bi-monthly Community Team chat is happening this Thursday, 18 October 2018. Meeting times are detailed below. We use the same agenda for both meetings in order to include all time zones.

Asia-Pac / EMEA friendly Thursday, October 18, 2018, 11:00 UTC

Americas friendly Thursday, October 18, 2018, 20:00 UTC

Agenda

  1. Deputy check-in:
    What have you been doing and how is it going?
  2. P2 posts needing review/feedback:
  3. Highlighted P2 posts

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

#agenda, #meeting

Call for Volunteers: 2019 Global Sponsorship Working Group

Do you love looking at spreadsheets, balance sheets, PNLs, and budget projections? Do you really know your way around a sponsorship deck? If the answer to either (or both!) of these questions is, “YES!” then you might be interested in joining the 2019 global sponsorship working group.

The WordPress Global Sponsorship Program (born in 2013 as the Multi-Event Sponsorship Program), provides financial support to WordPress community events around the world. It’s time to analyze the program yet again and come up with a proposal for the 2019 edition.

We’d like to post a proposal for the 2018 Global Sponsorship Program no later than November 7, hoping to be able to send it to sponsors by November 14. I’d like to gather a group of 5-7 people to work on this short project. @kcristiano and I will be two of the people in the group, so we’re looking for an additional 3-5 volunteers.

Time commitment: 2-4 hours of independent program analysis time plus two 1-hour video conference meetings, all between October 22-Nov 2.

Experience required: accounting experience with organizations with an annual gross income of $4M and over AND/OR experience analyzing/reviewing multiple sponsorship decks per year. WordCamp fundraising experience is also strongly preferred.

If you have skills/experience and the interest/time, please comment on this post! We’ll announce the working group members by October 17, and I’ll reach out on October 19 to group members to schedule the two video meetings. #global-sponsorship

WordCamp US 2018 – Community Team Plans

Hi Team!

We have 60 days before Contributor Day at WordCamp US happens, I’d say it’s time for plans!

And since we couldn’t really do much at WordCamp Europe, due to the lack of wi-fi, I suggest we reuse the plans we had for June 😉

We also need to decide who is going to lead the table and coordinate with @aaroncampbell

Ideas for experienced contributors

  • run a real-time mentorship training for any experienced WordCamp organisers who want to be trained as mentors. See:
  • making process diagrams for processes described in our handbooks
  • organising the Trello board
    • Brainstorm with other teams that are using Trello: how they got started, how do they encourage its use, etc…
  • work on documentation from our “needs documentation” list
  • run a real-time deputy training discussion group for anyone who’s interested in becoming a deputy and has finished the deputy training quizzes. See:
  • application vetting sprint. See:

Ideas for less experienced contributors

  • search through meetup.com event titles and list suggestions for interesting/unusual meetup event formats/topics that could be recommended in future meetup organiser newsletters
  • summarise 2017 accomplishments
  • summarise proposed 2018 goals, check if someone is actively working on them and add them to Trello.
  • adding email templates for responding to life-threatening allergy and a11y needs notifications to the handbooks. See comments in this post for reference. Ping Attendee Services Team from WCEU for help
  • translate the replies in HelpScout to different languages (cross team effort with Polyglots)

Things that probably will not happen but if they do it would be great! 

  • Either publish something about the team structure and the decision making process or kill it forever (since without doing anything formal we changed completely the way we operate in the past 12 months I am inclined to kill it, but might be worth to have one final brief discussion for closure)

Have more ideas? Please add them to the comments and before the event I will put everything in a nice list so we can work through it during Contributor Day!