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This team helps the community with official events like:
Discuss: Here we have policy debates, project announcements and status reports. Everyone is welcome to comment on posts and join the discussion.
Plan: Want to organize a meetupMeetupMeetup 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. in your community? Excited to host a WordCampWordCampWordCamps 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.? Check out one of our handbooks to get started.
Assist: Participate in the Meetup Reactivation project, apply to be a Community DeputyDeputyCommunity 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., or help out as a WordCamp MentorMentorSomeone 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..
Discover: Any skill level can find a way to be involved in our Team Projects.
Office HoursOffice HoursDefined times when the Global Community Team are in the #community-events Slack channel. If there is anything you would like to discuss – you do not need to inform them in advance.You are very welcome to drop into any of the Community Team Slack channels at any time. are held on Slack in #community-events
Next Steps After Vetting a WordCampWordCampWordCamps 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.
1.) Check whether the mailing address matches the location of the proposed WordCamp. If it doesn’t, use the predefined reply (predef) “If not a resident of the city of the proposed WordCamp.”
Check whether there is already a WordCamp in planning for the city/country. If there is already a WordCamp in planning or pre-planning, use the predef “Applying to organize an event that’s already in planning/on schedule.”
2.) Check how long the person has been using WordPress.
If the answer is less than one year, use the predef “If less than one year with WP.”
3.) Check the answer to Q5.
If the only two answers are “I use WordPress for my website(s)” and “WordPress helps me make a living” use the predef “Use WP for my website / WP helps me make a living = ONLY answers to Q5.”
4.) Check the answer to Q8.
If one of the answers is “Raise my visibility in the community,” include the predef named “If Q5 is or includes “Raise my visibility in the community”” in the response.
If one of the answers is “make money from surplus ticket sales,” use the predef “Make money from surplus ticket sales.”
If one of the answers is “Make connections with visiting speakers (like Matt Mullenweg)” include the predef “Make connections with visiting speakers (like Matt Mullenweg)” in your response.
5.) If the answer to Q9 is “no,” use the predef “Start a meet up.”
If the answer to Q9 is “I don’t know,” do a search to see if there is a meetupMeetupMeetup 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. established in the region. If there isn’t, use the predef “Start a meet up.” If there is one, use the predef “Doesn’t know about local meetup.”
If the answer to Q9 is “yes,” check the URLURLA specific web address of a website or web page on the Internet, such as a website’s URL www.wordpress.org in Q11 to see if the group is in the chapter account (WordPress will be listed as an organizer on the meetup.com site) or has posted the 5 good-faith rules. Also check to see if the group meets regularly, what kind of activities the group schedules, and get a general feel for the current activity of the group.
6.) If the answer to Q15 is “I don’t know,” use the predef “If unaware of the local tech scene (Q16)” in the response if the rest of the application merits an interview.
7.) If the answer to Q22 is “I want to do it myself,” incorporate the predef “Nope, I want to do it by myself (Q22)” in the response.
8.) If the answer to Q23 is “we all work for the same company,” incorporate the predef “We work for the same company (Q23)” in the response.
9.) If they’re local, they’ve been using WP for more than a year, and they’re involved in a local, active meetup that’s been meeting regularly for 4-6 months and operates within the parameters of the 5 good-faith rules, then research the applicant.
Do they respect the WordPress trademark on personal and business sites?
Do they distribute WP derivatives (themes, plugins, etc), personally or as part of a business or partnership?
If so, are those derivatives GPLGPLGPL is an acronym for GNU Public License. It is the standard license WordPress uses for Open Source licensing https://wordpress.org/about/license/. The GPL is a ‘copyleft’ license https://www.gnu.org/licenses/copyleft.en.html. This means that derivative work can only be distributed under the same license terms. This is in distinction to permissive free software licenses, of which the BSD license and the MIT License are widely used examples.?
Do they promote non-GPL derivatives on their personal or business sites?
Are they a spammer or a jerk?
Do the same research for all of the people they list as part of the organizing team.
If your research shows trademark, GPL, spam, or other issues, then write a response pointing out the issues and asking the applicant to fix the issues before applying to organize a WordCamp again.
If your research shows that there would be NO barrier to the applicant signing the WordCamp organizer’s agreement, then invite the applicant to an interview using the “WORDCAMP: Schedule Orientation” predef.
Search for the name of the WordCamp on Help Scout
Find the ticket with a title “We’ve received your WordCamp application” for the Camp
Change the Customer to the WordCamp email address if it is a Camp that has happened in the past. If it is a new Camp, you can change the Customer to the applicant’s email address.
Add notes to the Help Scout ticket and include the link to the WordCamp Tracker page
Add tags such as WordCamp, [City Name], Needs orientation, etc.
Send a follow-up email using the relevant saved replies (such as WORDCAMP: Schedule Orientation) and close the Help Scout ticket.
You can merge several emails relevant to the Camp application.