Community Deputy Handbook

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For communities where COVID-19 has been more effectively contained or have easy access to COVID-19 vaccination and/or testing, returning to hosting an in-person 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. event is possible, with caution, using the resources provided. If you plan to move forward with an in-person meetup, you must use the provided checklist .

Getting Started as a 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. Getting Started as a Community Deputy

Welcome to the 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. Handbook. This page will guide you through what it is to be a Community Deputy. If you have any questions along the way you can pingPing The act of sending a very small amount of data to an end point. Ping is used in computer science to illicit a response from a target server to test it’s connection. Ping is also a term used by Slack users to @ someone or send them a direct message (DM). Users might say something along the lines of “Ping me when the meeting starts.” for help in the #community-team channel 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/..

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What is a Community Deputy? What is a Community Deputy?

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 a team of people all over the world who review 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 Meetup applications, interview lead organizers, and generally keep things moving at 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.. We make sure that new and returning organizers are not overworking themselves, still are following the code of conductCode of Conduct “A code of conduct is a set of rules outlining the norms, rules, and responsibilities or proper practices of an individual party.” - Wikipedia, and generally are making positive contributions to the 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.

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Why was the Deputy program started? Why was the Deputy program started?

The Deputy program was started in an effort to both decentralize management of the overall Community program and help with the large volume of daily emails. It started with a small pilot program in October of 2014 and has subsequently been expanded.

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 What do 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. do?  What do deputies do?

Deputies do the following types of things:

  • Email routing in Help Scout
  • WordCamp application processing
  • Meetup application processing
  • WordCamp mentoring
  • Sponsorship wrangling and advising
  • Making WordCamp sites
  • WC budget reviews
  • Zoom reservations
  • Learn WordPress application processing
  • 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. application processing
  • Email routing for meetups@wordcamp.org

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Helpful Prior Knowledge Helpful Prior Knowledge

While no one is required to know all of the above, it is helpful to have been part of organizing a local WordCamp or Meetup. That way you know the rough outline of what should happen before you even get started.

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Resources Resources

The resources that we use all the time are listed below:

  • Help Scout
  • http://www.meetup.com/
  • http://central.wordcamp.org/
  • Slack, Google Hangouts, Zoom, Skype

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Get Involved Get Involved

To learn more about becoming a Community Deputy, you can join us in the monthly Community Chat on Slack or ask to join the next Deputy Training Session.

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