Payment Intermission September 11-18

The Automattic sponsored staff members of the Global Community Team, who routinely handle WPCS banking, will be at a company offsite September 11-18. During this time we’ll halt WordCamp and Meetup vendor payments, reimbursements, and sponsor payment attribution. If you’ll need to pay for goods or services in mid-September, please submit all requests no later than 9am Pacific Friday, September 8, 2017. Payment requests submitted after that time will not likely be processed until Tuesday, September 19, 2017. Sponsor invoices paid September 11-18 won’t be marked paid until September 19.

If you have an urgent payment request that must be handled that week, but did not submit your request prior to September 8, please reach out to @kcristiano. He can be found on slack “@kcristiano“.

Deputies, mentors, and community members will still be available by email at support@wordcamp.org or on Slack in the #community-events channel.

Normal vendor payment and sponsorship attributions scheduled will resume Tuesday, September 19, 2017 though it may take us a day or two to get fully caught up.

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US Bank Holiday 4 July

Hi, folks! Please note that Tuesday, 4 July is US Independence Day, which is a federal holiday in the US. This means that US banks are closed, and payments will not be processed that day.

Some US-based members of the Global Community Team will be AFK or with limited availability that day, but many global team members will still be available! Deputies and mentors will still be hanging around in the community-events channel on Slack so if you need help, that will be the best place to ask any questions during that time. We’ll be back to our normal schedule on Wednesday, July 5!

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US Holiday AFK 29 May

Howdy folks! Please note that Monday, 29 May is Memorial Day, which is a federal holiday in the US. This means that US banks are closed, and payments will not be processed that day.

Many US-based members of the Global Community Team will be AFK or with limited availability that day, but many outside the US will still be available! Deputies and mentors will still be hanging around in #community-events on Slack so if you need help, that will be the best place to ask any questions during that time. We’ll be back to our normal schedule on May 30!

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Global Community Team Limited Availability Next Week

Hi folks! Please note that the following people on the global community team will have limited availability from January 30 through February 3:
@_dorsvenabili
@andreamiddleton
@camikaos
@chanthaboune
@coreymckrill
@courtneypk
@hlashbrooke
@iandunn

If you have any payments that need to arrive in the next week, we suggest that you submit your payment request as soon as possible since payments may be slightly delayed.

Remember that many of the global community team deputies will still be hanging around in #community-events on Slack so if you need help, that will be the best place to ask any questions.

We’ll be back to our normal schedule on Monday, February 6!

#afk

Winter Holiday Coverage

With the winter holidays upon us, most full-time community team folks will be taking some time off. For the last two weeks of the year (19–31 December), we’ll have limited coverage to help with most things that come up.

Payments will not be made between 24 Dec 2016 and 4 Jan 2017. If you have any payments that need to arrive in that timeline, please submit your payment request as soon as possible. Please note that US Banks are closed on 25 Dec and 1 Jan, which can additionally slow payments.

Responses to applications and email to support@wordcamp.org will be slow during this time. If you have a question or request which needs answering before the end of the year, please let us know as soon as possible!

If you’re a deputy who has some extra time and you’d like to help out, either stop by the #community-team channel in Slack or head right into SupportPress.

We’ll be back to normal schedules the first week of 2017. Cheers!

#afk

WordCamp Central AFK 14–21 September

Howdy folks! Just a reminder that the Automattic portion of WordCamp Central will be AFK from the 14th through the 21st of September for Automattic’s Grand Meetup.

Please keep in mind, especially in the case you have a WordCamp during that weekend, that all payment requests must be submitted by September 12 at 17:00 PDT to be paid by the 14th.

Remember that the WordCamp Central deputies and mentors will still be hanging around in #community-events on Slack so if you need help, that will be the best place to ask any questions during that time. We’ll be back to our normal schedule on September 22!

#afk

US Labor Day AFK

A little note for all of you that Monday September 5 is Labor Day in the United States. The US based folks at WordCamp Central will have the day off. It’s also a bank holiday so please be aware no payments will be processed Saturday September 3 through Monday September 5. We’ll return to our normal work and payment schedules on Tuesday September 6.

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AFK for the Holidays

As you know we’re coming up on the end of the year and the holiday season and that often means some time off. @andreamiddleton @chanthaboune and myself will all be AFK for the final week of 2015 so plan your payment requests accordingly. Payments will not be made between December 24 2015 and January 4 2016. If you have any payments that need to arrive in that timeline please submit your payment request using the payment plugin on your WordCamp site as soon as possible. It’s worth noting that US Banks are closed on 12/25 and 1/1 which can additionally slow payments made by check or wire.

This is also an excellent time to remind those of you with outstanding payment or reimbursement requests to get those submitted via the payments plugin now. Let’s close out as much as we can before the end of the year.

As most of our team is taking off the last week of the year application reviews will also be slowed or halted entirely as will response to email. If you have a question or request which needs answering before the end of the year please submit it as soon as possible.

We’ll catch up with all of you as quickly as possible in the new year.

#afk, #community-management, #meetups-2, #payments, #wordcamps