Meetup Application Vetting Sprint – 26 & 27 September

In order to get through the large backlog of meetupMeetup Meetup groups are locally-organized groups that get together for face-to-face events on a regular basis (commonly once a month). Learn more about Meetups in our Meetup Organizer Handbook. applications that are currently in need of vetting, we are going to be joining together in two […]

Meetup Vetting Sprint

Hello fellow 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.! November was a really good month for MeetupMeetup Meetup groups are locally-organized groups that get […]

Kicking off the Community Documentation/Translation Sprint from September 20 to 24

As announced previously, the Community Team is launching a week-long documentation sprint (focussed on translations), as part of the International WordPress Translation Day celebrations! From today (September 20) through September 24, community contributors and deputiesDeputy Community Deputies are a team of people all over the world who review WordCamp and Meetup applications, interview lead organizers, […]

Announcing a WordPress Community Translation Sprint on September 20 – 24!

One of our Community Team goals for 2021 was to translate our Community handbook into different languages. We officially started work on translating our handbooks to different languages as part of past documentation sprints. I would like to extend our efforts by using the Translation Day Celebrations as an opportunity to translate our handbooks to […]

Join the Community Team for yet another Documentation Editing sprint on August 6

After a successful documentation sprint on May 25 this year, I would like to announce that we are bringing back the Documentation Sprint for Community Team handbooks on August 6  (Friday). All are welcome to contribute to this initiative. This post contains everything you should know about the documentation sprint, along with details on how […]

Join the Community Team for a Documentation Editing Sprint on May 25!

In light of the positive feedback on the documentation sprint proposal, I’m happy to announce that the Community team is going ahead with our first Documentation Editing sprint, all-day on Tuesday, May 25th! 🎉 All are welcome to contribute to this initiative. This post contains everything you should know about the documentation sprint, along with […]

Proposal: A documentation editing sprint for the Community team

I won’t mince words here – several pages in the Make/Community handbook are outdated and need to be updated. With recent changes to our program – especially with the shift to online events, some documents have become redundant. Many other documents that are still relevant, have not been updated to incorporate the latest changes. In […]

Revisiting Learn WordPress Workshop Application Vetting Process

Some community members have been helping with the Learn WordPress workshop and discussion group facilitator application vetting process. I’m writing this post to clarify the current shape of the vetting process and present some suggestions. This task is something any interested deputyDeputy Community Deputies are a team of people all over the world who review […]

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Applying lessons from agile to event organization: the sprint retro

In the last 2 years, I have been diving deep into the practice of agile methodologies, their frameworks and processes. Hindsight being what it is, I often find myself looking back and thinking, “Man, if only I knew then what I know today!” And not only for software delivery, but for my time working as […]