Community Team Handbook

Due to the current global health emergency, we strongly encourage you to consider online events instead of in-person in 2020. For more information, please refer to our online events handbook.

The WordPress Global Community Team is a group of community organizers who collaborate on local, in-person events about WordPress — monthly WordPress meetups and/or annual conferences, called WordCamps.

Successful WordPress community events connect WordPress enthusiasts, inspire people to do more with WordPress, and contribute to the WordPress project.

The mission of the global community team is to make WordPress community events easier to organize and a better experience for attendees.

The WordPress project benefits from the work of the global community team in many ways:

  • Community events are a friendly and (relatively) easy introduction to WordPress (and 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.) for new contributors, which also offer lots of opportunities for people to participate and contribute for the first time.
  • The connections that community members make at our in-person events make it easier for people to “stick with” WordPress, even when something they’re trying to do is unusually challenging.
  • By creating welcoming and inclusive events where most interactions are gracious and friendly — and by modeling this behavior as organizers, speakers, sponsors, and volunteers — we set expectations for gracious and friendly behavior throughout the WordPress open source project, even online where it’s easier for people to be less courteous and caring. This helps the people who build and maintain WordPress to collaborate more effectively and for a longer period of time.

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