Community Team Handbook

Community organizers all over the world can now organize in-person WordPress events, following local laws and safety measures. Check out our latest guidelines for in-person events!

The WordPress Global Community TeamGlobal Community Team A group of community organizers and contributors who collaborate on local events about WordPress — monthly WordPress meetups and/or annual conferences called WordCamps. is a diverse group of volunteers that supports the WordPress community around the world.

This team not only helps organizers host local, in-person events about WordPress, but also has dedicated volunteers who are trained to supporting those organizers, our 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. and 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. MentorsMentor 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..

Learn more about both organizing events and supporting those who do on our Team Projects page.

Interested in hosting an event in your area? Pick one from our list!

Our Goals

The mission of the global community team is to make WordPress community events simpler to organize and a better experience for all. With each event we aim to:

  • Connect WordPress enthusiasts to each other
  • Inspire everyone to do more with WordPress
  • Encourage people to contribute back to the WordPress 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

These events give us the opportunity to learn together, and offer a unique setting to learn new skills from others while discovering the latest updates in WordPress.

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The Benefits

The WordPress open source project benefits from the work of the global community team in many ways.

  • Build community. Community events are a friendly, relaxed introduction to WordPress and open source for new contributors, offering lots of opportunities for people to participate and contribute regardless of their skill level.
  • Enable attendees. The connections that community members make at our in-person events provide resources that can help them learn and grow as they work with WordPress, even when something they’re trying to do is unusually challenging.
  • Ensure longevity. 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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