Getting Started with Deputy Mentors

Last month, we posted a few goals for Deputy Program for 2019. From that, one of the items to add to the program are Deputy Mentors:

Deputy Mentors

Each deputy mentor would have a group of deputies assigned to them personally and it would be up to the mentor to assist and check-in with their mentees regularly. This would involve helping the deputies with the work they are doing, finding out how they’re enjoying it, making sure they are aware of the latest updates, and training them in additional deputy tasks.

The idea here is to make sure all deputies feel connected to the program, they have help working through their tasks, and assistance with their growth within the program.

To take this forward, we are now looking for deputies who are interested in a mentorship role within the program. As this is more of a guidance and support role rather than exclusively an educating one, deputy mentors do not need to have training in all the tasks that deputies are able to perform, but they do need to have been a deputy for a not insignificant amount of time and have a decent amount of experience with our program and tools (that length of time is purposefully left vague here, as number of years as a deputy doesn’t always equate to an equivalent amount of experience).

If you feel like you are experienced enough as a deputy, and you would like to support other deputies in their work then please comment on this post or DM me (Hugh Lashbrooke) on Slack to show your interest.

Kids Event Working Group Chat Agenda | Thursday 14 March 2019

Our next weekly Kids Events Working Group chat is happening this Thursday, 14 March 2019 at 2100 UTC/ 5pm EST. This chat will occur in the Make WordPress Community-Events Slack channel.

Agenda

Come and discuss how you can be involved. We need people to:

  • Writing – arts and crafts documentation, WordPress basics documentation, Parental Resources Documents
  • Editing – grammar, spell check, and general flow proof readers/editors
  • Testing – People in different communities to try out the ideas and report back on what does and doesn’t work

Everyone is welcome. Please attend even if you are not sure how to participate.

If for any reason you can not attend the meeting live but still want to be involved please comment on the post to introduce yourself. Share a bit about your WP background and what area you want to help with.

Please leave a comment of anything else that should be added to the agenda for discussion

#kids-events

Weekly Updates

Hello to all our Deputies, WordCamp organizers, Meetup wranglers, and WordPress Community builders! You were probably hard at work this weekend. Tell us what you got accomplished in our #weekly-update!

Have you run into a roadblock with the stuff you’re working on? Head over to #community-events or #community-team in Slack and ask for help!

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Meetup organizer newsletter suggestions for March 2019

Wow, we’re already into March and it’s that time again, we’re starting to draft the March 2019 edition of the meetup organizers newsletter — if there are any topics you’d recommend we include, or any interesting meetup event formats you think are worth highlighting, please comment leave your ideas/suggestions in the comments on this post?

I will leave the comments open for one week until the 13th of March 2018.

The newsletter typically spotlights:

  • an interesting event format that organizers might want to try out
  • news about global community team projects
  • news about the WordPress open source project

Thanks! #meetups #newsletter

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attendees around the world
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Community Team Chat Agenda | Thursday, 7 March 2019

Hello Team!

Our bi-monthly Community Team chat is happening this Thursday, 7 March 2019. Meeting times are detailed below. We use the same agenda for both meetings in order to include all time zones.

Asia-Pacific / EMEA friendly: Thursday, March 7, 2019, 11:00 UTC

Americas friendly: Thursday, March 7, 2019, 20:00 UTC

Deputy check-in

What have you been doing and how is it going?

P2 posts needing review/feedback

Highlighted P2 posts

Please add any additional items to this agenda by commenting on this post as needed.

#agenda, #meeting, #meeting-agenda

Kim Parsell Memorial Scholarship for WordCamp US 2019

The WordPress Foundation is once again offering the Kim Parsell Memorial Scholarship, a travel assistance program. Kim was a valued and committed contributor to the WordPress open source project, and this is the WordPress Foundation’s way of honoring her. This scholarship will be awarded to a woman-identifying WordPress contributor who has never attended WordCamp US before, and requires financial assistance to attend.

The Kim Parsell Memorial Scholarship is awarded to one recipient every year, and covers travel to WordCamp US from the recipient’s home city, hotel stay for the duration of the event, and a ticket to WordCamp US.

To be considered, please apply no later than Friday, May 31, 2019 at 12 am Pacific.

For more details, please visit the WordPress Foundation’s About the Kim Parsell Memorial Scholarship page.

Click here to apply for the scholarship.

Weekly Updates

Hello to all our Deputies, WordCamp organizers, Meetup wranglers, and WordPress Community builders! You were probably hard at work this weekend. Tell us what you got accomplished in our #weekly-update!

Have you run into a roadblock with the stuff you’re working on? Head over to #community-events or #community-team in Slack and ask for help!

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