Weekly Updates

Hello to all our Deputies, 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. organizers, MeetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on meetup.com will help you find options in your area. 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 SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. and ask for help!

Weekly Updates

Hello to all our Deputies, 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. organizers, MeetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on meetup.com will help you find options in your area. 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 SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. and ask for help!

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WordPress meetup organizer newsletter: November 2019

Hello WordPress MeetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on meetup.com will help you find options in your area. organizers!

Welcome to another meetup organizer newsletter, packed full of news, information, and inspiration for your local meetup.

Newsletter contents:

  • The WordPress Survey: Take it! Spread the word about it!
  • Join the Discussion about Community Swag
  • Video:  The History of WordPress in 4 minutes
  • Diverse Speaker Training Workshops
  • Thank you Global Sponsors!
  • Reminders

Take and promote the WordPress Survey

It’s time for our annual user and developer survey! If you’re a WordPress user or professional, we want your feedback. You can take part in the survey at this link.

Please also promote this survey among the members of your meetup group!  This document has helpful copy for encouraging your members of your group to take the survey.

Discussion: Community Swag

The community team has shortened the 18 month limit on meetup groups ordering swag packs to 12 months. There is now a discussion on the WordPress Community blog on how helpful the shortening of the limit has been? And if there is still a strong demand for this swag?

We highly recommend taking part in this discussion as a meetup organizer.

Video: The History of WordPress in 4 minutes

For the opening remarks at 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. para Desarrolladores Sevilla 2019, @nilovelez put together a “History of WordPress” video, that, in just about 4 minutes, covers how WordPress has changed over the years.It took him almost three months, and 35 Docker-Compose projects and 4 virtual machines to create!

This might be a great video to share with your local community for folks to get a sense of the development of WordPress over time — check it out on WordPress.tv

Diverse Speaker Training Workshops

As an organizer, have you ever had challenges getting women and people from other under-represented groups to speak at your meetups and WordCamps? So have we. One of the issues that would come up is people feel they have nothing to say that audiences would want to hear.

The Diverse Speaker Training workshop (#wpdiversity) run by the Community Team busts through this and other obstacles.

Here is a quote from a participant:

“I have always struggled to feel confident in picking a topic others would want to hear. After taking this workshop, I have more ideas than I can possibly give talks on!”

Sign up to run the workshop here: http://tiny.cc/wpdiversity

Upcoming training timings:

Wednesday, November 27th – 10pm – midnight UTC
Friday, December 11th, 10pm – midnight UTC

Thanking our Sponsors

A big thank you to our Global Community Gold sponsors for 2019Bluehost, Jetpack, Liquid Web, and WooCommerce.

Reminders

That’s it for now — chat with you next time!

Your friends on the Community Team

make.wordpress.org/community

#newsletter

Community Team Chat Agenda | Thursday, 21 November 2019

Hello Team!

Our bi-monthly Community Team chat is happening this Thursday, 21 November 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, November 21, 2019, 11:00 UTC

Americas friendly: Thursday, November 21, 2019, 20:00 UTC

Deputy/Mentor check-in

What have you been doing and how is it going?

P2P2 P2 or O2 is the term people use to refer to the Make WordPress blog. It can be found at https://make.wordpress.org/. posts needing review/feedback

Highlighted P2 posts

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

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Weekly Updates

Hello to all our Deputies, 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. organizers, MeetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on meetup.com will help you find options in your area. 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 SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. and ask for help!

Recap of the Diverse Speaker Training group (#wpdiversity) on Nov. 13, 2019

Quick summary:

We talked about what group members accomplished recently and are planning on accomplishing this coming month. We had good discussions.

@aurooba asked for help with our Marketing messages to organizers.

@jillbinder talked about moving our Train The Trainers material forward quickly this week due to creating a version for a Drupal training this coming weekend.

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Discussion: Community Swag

A while back, we discussed swag for Meetup Groups and Contributor Days, and the ways we could improve. After this discussion, we integrated a few changes that I’d like to follow up on. Please comment if you have feedback on these current processes!

Swag for MeetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on meetup.com will help you find options in your area. Groups

We shortened the 18 month limit that we had on meetup groups ordering swag packs to 12 months. Has this been helpful? Is there still a strong demand for this swag, and do any organizers find that they are running out before the 12 months is up?

Swag Source Files

We updated the organizer handbook to include source files for all swag items, so organizers could opt to print these items locally. Has anyone tried to do this?

Contributor DayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of https://make.wordpress.org/ There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/contributor-day/ https://make.wordpress.org/support/handbook/getting-started/getting-started-at-a-contributor-day/. Stickers

We started distributing packs of Contributor Stickers to WordCamps that hosted a Contributor Day.

I’d like to hear from you if you organized a Contributor Day at a 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. and received the Contributor Stickers! Did your attendees enjoy the stickers?

A few issues with these sticker sheets came to light. Some attendees tended to take one or two stickers, leaving the rest of the sheet behind, or completely discarding the rest of the sheet — this is a concern since it generates waste.

Because of this, I propose that we create contributor sticker packs, similar to the community sticker packs. This would mean that each individual badge sticker would be printed as an individual sticker, and packed all together in a bag.

Your thoughts?

Do you have any thoughts or ideas about the above processes for community swag? To summarize, we’re looking for your feedback on:

  • Did shortening the limit on meetup groups ordering swag packs to every 12 months help with the demand?
  • Have you tried printing your own swag using the source files?
  • Have the contributor sticker sheets been well-received by Contributor Day attendees?
  • What do you think about changing contributor stickers from sheets to individual packs?

Weekly Updates

Hello to all our Deputies, 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. organizers, MeetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on meetup.com will help you find options in your area. 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 SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. and ask for help!