This is the home of the Make Community team for the WordPress open sourceOpen SourceOpen 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!
Here is where we have policy debates, project announcements, and assist community members in organizing events.
Everyone is welcome to comment on posts and join the discussion regardless of skill level or experience.
If you love WordPress and want to help us do these things, join in!
If you love WordPress and want to help us do these things, join in!
We are currently updating the names of our contributor roles throughout our resources. The new role names are Community Team Event SupporterEvent SupporterEvent Supporter (formerly Mentor) is 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. (formerly MentorEvent SupporterEvent Supporter (formerly Mentor) is 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.), Community Team Program SupporterProgram SupporterCommunity Program Supporters (formerly Deputies) are a team of people worldwide who review WordCamp and Meetup applications, interview lead organizers, and keep things moving at WordCamp Central. Find more about program supporters in our Program Supporter Handbook. (formerly DeputyProgram SupporterCommunity Program Supporters (formerly Deputies) are a team of people worldwide who review WordCamp and Meetup applications, interview lead organizers, and keep things moving at WordCamp Central. Find more about program supporters in our Program Supporter Handbook.), and Program ManagerProgram ManagerProgram Managers (formerly Super Deputies) are Program Supporters who can perform extra tasks on WordCamp.org like creating new sites and publishing WordCamps to the schedule. (formerly Super DeputyProgram ManagerProgram Managers (formerly Super Deputies) are Program Supporters who can perform extra tasks on WordCamp.org like creating new sites and publishing WordCamps to the schedule.).
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. organizing teams often find themselves in situations where a member of the organizing committee can no longer be part of the committee. Some of the main reasons for this are:
Work or family life no longer allows time to serve on the WordCamp organizing committee
Illness or other medical issue
Unable to keep in touch
Communication problems within the team
Minimum workload is not being met
Violation of 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 or Organizer Agreement
Remember, communication is key. If the reason a team member wishes to step down is communication issues, we recommend having an open conversation with them first as discord can arise from small misunderstandings. Also, there may be a path for improvement in the whole team through discussions. You may be able to continue by making adjustments to a person’s responsibilities. Don’t be afraid to change teams or responsibilities midway through.
It is important to make multiple attempts to contact the team member if they are not responsive as there are possible life events that may affect their ability to communicate with other organizers.
If there is a member of the Organizing Team who wants to withdraw, you can also consult with your assigned Event Supporter for a solution. If this person is not available, please reach out in the #community-team slackSlackSlack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. channel or send an email to email@example.com for further assistance.
If the solutions above do not improve the situation, or the team member still wishes to leave, proceed to the transition process below.
If you have any serious problems please send an incident report. If there are any other violations of the Code of Conduct or the Organizer Agreement, first try to discuss whether improvements can be made.
If it is decisive to leave after trying to improve, proceed to the process of leaving.
Qualified people must send a message with their decision to leave to a lead organizer(s). If a knowledge transfer is required, do it as early as possible
As soon as the necessary work is completed, delete the user’s login accounts to planning tools etc. within 3 to 7 days
Google account, Slack, GitHubGitHubGitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/, WordPress.orgWordPress.orgThe community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/ website, P2P2P2 or O2 is the term people use to refer to the Make WordPress blog. It can be found at https://make.wordpress.org/., management tools (Backlog, TrelloTrelloProject management system using the concepts of boards and cards to organize tasks in a sane way. This is what the make.wordpress.com/marketing team uses for example: https://trello.com/b/8UGHVBu8/wp-marketing., etc.), other tools (SNS, graphic tools, etc.)
Change tool access password if necessary
The decision to leave the organizer listing on the WordCamp website should be decided based on the reason for leaving and the status of contributions up to that point.
If the Lead Organizer is stepping down, please include the information of the new person in that role in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and let the community know of this change in leadership. You may need to update your WordCamp tracker contact information, etc.