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 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/. or head right into SupportPress.

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

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WordCamp Central AFK 14–21 September

Howdy folks! Just a reminder that the Automattic portion of WordCamp CentralWordCamp Central Website for all WordCamp activities globally. https://central.wordcamp.org includes a list of upcoming and past camp with links to each. will be AFK from the 14th through the 21st of September for Automattic’s Grand 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..

Please keep in mind, especially in the case you have 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. 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 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/. 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!

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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 CentralWordCamp Central Website for all WordCamp activities globally. https://central.wordcamp.org includes a list of upcoming and past camp with links to each. 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 pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party on your 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. 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.

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