Community Team July Meeting Recap

Attendance: @peiraissota, @matteoenna, @zinanga, @yogesh, @ciudadanob, @lucas, @patriciabt, @Lidia Marbán, @Devin(she/her), @nukaga, @gmrafi, @chaion07, @nhrrob, @aion, @Muhibul Haque, @alexcu21, @askdesign, @Taco Verdo (Yoast), @sumitsingh


This recap is a summary of the Community Team monthly meeting. It will cover the discussion points, ideas, and decisions that came up during the meeting. The aim of this recap is to provide a quick overview for those who were unable to attend as well as an overview for everyone. These meetings were based on the Agenda for July and are held in our #community-team SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at channel on Make WordPress.

You can find the meeting chat log here:

Please leave your comments if you have any feedback. 

Additionally, each agenda item discussed may have its own Make post related to its topic with more information and you can add to the discussion directly to that post.

Chat Summary

Here are some discussion points from the meeting.

Reactivating Inactive 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. Groups

There are some community members helping with reactivation in some cities like: Karachi, Pakistan, Buenos Aires, Argentina. This month we are reactivating 370 inactive meetup groups around the globe. Also, there are some shared experiences in how to help to tackle challenges on the existing groups.

First time attendees post

The team recently published this post: First time attendees a key measure of success for WordPress events is the percentage of first-time attendees.

WordPress Contributor Mentorship Program Q4 2024

A call for interest has been published here

Addressing overlapping projects

Addressing Overlapping Initiatives and Improving Collaboration Across Teams – An in-person meeting during 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. Europe was convened to address the overlapping initiatives among various WordPress contributor groups and explore ways to enhance collaboration and streamline efforts.

Events Financial summaries

The Events of the Month – March & April 2024 report has been published with the event financial summaries.

Ongoing Discussion needing feedback.

  1. Join the conversation about event sponsorship, and leave feedback about the Proposal for a Unified Sponsorship Initiative before July 10.
  2. Don’t miss the Proposal to integrate Slack workspaces from local WP Communities into Slack Enterprise Grid, and share feedback before July 12.

Meetup organizer newsletter

Meetup Organizer Newsletter: June 2024.

Community team meetings

A doubt was raised by community team members about the number of sessions per meeting. While other teams have only one session per meeting, they asked if the community team should also switch to one session each month instead of our traditional two sessions. 

Some attendees agreed, if the meeting is running asynchronously, one session is ok.

WordCamp Websites SEO 

@Taco Verdo brought a topic to the table:

“Something I’d like to bring to the attention is that our WordCamp websites need love, from an online marketing/SEO perspective. Old WordCamp websites are outranking current/upcoming WordCamps, WordCamp pages shared on social media don’t have proper descriptions/images, and quite a few more issues. Unfortunately, this is not a new problem, but I feel it’s important that we keep repeating the pain.” 

According to some attendees, this is something that requires attention in order to improve SEO in events sites.

Next Meeting

Community Team Meetings are held the first Thursday of every month. There are two meetings to support different time zones. The meetings will take place on #community-team on Slack.

Call for Meeting Facilitators

The Community Team Monthly Meetings happen on the first Thursday of every month. These meetings can be facilitated and run by any member of the community team, and is a great opportunity to engage with the rest of the community and team.

If you are interested in facilitating any of these meetings in the future, please feel free to comment or get in touch with any of the Community Team Reps.

If you wish to add points to discuss, comment on this post or reach out to one of the team reps:@peiraisotta, @Shusei, @leo, or @nukaga

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