Community Team Meetings

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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 .

The Community Team meets on the first and third Thursdays of every month in the #community-team channel on Slack. See the current times from the make.wordpress.org/community sidebarSidebar A sidebar in WordPress is referred to a widget-ready area used by WordPress themes to display information that is not a part of the main content. It is not always a vertical column on the side. It can be a horizontal rectangle below or above the content area, footer, header, or any where in the theme. or welcome box. These meetings usually run for about an hour.

Hosting the Community Team Chat

Any 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. can host the Community Team Chats! The format generally goes like this:

  1. Mark the start of the meeting with a greeting.
  2. Ask 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. to check-in by telling us what they’re working on, how things are going, if they have anything blocking their progress, and how other deputies can help.
  3. Refer to the agenda that is posted on Make/Community a few days before the chat, post the relevant links, and allow for discussion.
  4. Highlight any open 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 that are in need of feedback, and/or posts that deputies should be aware of.
  5. If there is time, open discussion on other topics that may come up.
  6. Close the meeting.

It is generally a good practice to try to keep the conversation moving in the interest of time. If heated debates start to happen and/or a discussion goes on too long, guide folks to post/comment on the P2 for further discussion.

You are welcome to use the below script for Community Team chats if you’d like!


@deputies Hi, it’s Community Team Meeting time! :community: :wave:

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We are kicking off Community Team Meeting now. This 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!

For anyone who is joining for the first time (whether active or observing), this is a meeting where community contributors discuss issues that have come up, WordCamps/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. they are working on, and generally keeping up to date on what is going on in this corner of the WordPress project.

Most contributors on this team are volunteers, but we do have a handful of people who are sponsored to do this work. Ask questions as you have them, but remember we are family-friendly around here.

Today’s preliminary agenda is here: {link to agenda post}

Okay, let’s get going! ReactReact React is a JavaScript library that makes it easy to reason about, construct, and maintain stateless and stateful user interfaces. https://reactjs.org/. to this message with your flags so we can see where you’re all from :blush:

:heart: *First on the agenda is the usual Deputy / 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-in.*
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?

As we move through today’s meeting please indicate with a thumbs up on any link I share when you feel ready to move on to the next item. This way we can make sure we’re keeping on-track but also moving at a pace with which folx are feeling comfortable. I’ll do my best to gauge when we have a critical mass based on how many folx have reacted compared with how many of you are here.

:rotating_light: *Let’s start with some highlighted things everyone should be aware of*

{links and descriptions of highlighted items}

:bulb: *Moving forward! We have many new and ongoing discussions needing review, feedback, thoughts and comments*.
Even commenting +1 or something short to these posts is really valuable and helpful!

{links and descriptions of discussion items}

:speech_balloon: *Last but not least, time for open floor*!
Is there anything you’d like to say or talk about? Did we miss something on our agenda today?

Thank you all for being here today! This meeting will be held with the same agenda later today at 21:00 UTC for covering Americas friendly timezone.

Needless to say, if anyone has questions or feedback, do not hesitate to comment, someone will always respond :community:
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