Innovative WordPress Events: The next generation of WordPress gatherings

This is a living handbook page for WordPress Events. We will continue to update this page with upcoming events.


All About Innovative WordPress Events

WordPress events are the evolution of traditional WordPress gatherings (WordCamps and meetupsMeetup 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.). They aim to spark innovation and adoption through accessible training and networking for users, builders, designers, and extenders. These events celebrate the community by accelerating 21st-century skills, professional opportunities, and partnerships for WordPress enthusiasts of today and tomorrow.

Additionally, WordPress events should be doable (not requiring too great an effort by organizers), replicable, scalable, and desirable for attendees.

The WordPress community is ever-evolving. Ideally, WordPress events are designed to help address the challenges of organizer burnout, increasing costs, and the need for more diverse event formats. WordPress events can be curated for specific audiences, focus on particular content topics, and offer a variety of engaging formats.


Get Involved

Feeling inspired? If you’re looking to organize, we want to hear from you!


Upcoming WordPress Events

In Pre-Planning

  • Community Day Valencia
  • WCDocs (Online)
  • Gather Taiwan
  • Crucero Fotográfico de WordPress Sevilla

Past Innovative WordPress Events

  • WordPress Youth Day – June 29, 2024
  • Somos: Encuentro WordPress LGTB+ – June 1, 2024
  • YouthCamp KozhikodeApril 27 – 28, 2024
  • Masaka WordPress in Education Technology Showcase – April 6, 2024
  • Switzerland Community Day – March 23, 2024
  • Women WordPress Day – March 8, 2024
  • Japan Community Building Workshop In-Person Event – February 22, 2024
  • WordCamp Pune – February 17, 2024: Day-long workshops for freelancers and people who are new to WordPress
  • WordPress Photo Festival – February 3 – 10, 2024
  • Jakarta WordPress Website Challenge – January 27, 2024: A website pitching competition where participants are encouraged to submit and showcase their websites. A panel of expert judges will evaluate various aspects of the websites, providing constructive feedback and praise for outstanding work. There will be a website showcase, panel discussion, workshop, sponsor exhibition, quizzes, and giveaways.
  • Kolkata CareerCamp – January 6, 2024: An in-person event focused on lighting talks, panel discussions, and workshops to connect job seekers and students with professionals and companies.
  • WordPress School Day (Valencia) – November 10, 2023: The WordPress School Day 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. Valencia 2023 united the WordPress community in a day full of learning, inspiration and new ideas with 87 students who use WordPress.
  • WordCamp (NextGen Event) Tegal – October 22, 2023: This one-day “Scale Up” workshop in Tegal, Indonesia will focus on enhancing participants’ WordPress skills for the enterprise world. Approximately 50 local WordPress enthusiasts will gather to learn from four experienced WordPress experts who will serve as mentorsEvent Supporter Event Supporter (formerly Mentor) is someone who has already organised a WordCamp and has time to meet with their assigned mentee every 2 weeks, they talk over where they should be in their timeline, help them to identify their issues, and also identify solutions for their issues. and facilitators.
  • WordCamp Gdynia – September 30, 2023: Focused on ‘Optimization: Work and WordPress’.
  • Community Day (Rome) – September 29, 2023: A day dedicated to WordPress Community Event organizers, offering tools and insights for local 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. organizers.
  • Japan Community Building Workshop – monthly: A series of online events in 2023 that will become in-person events in 2024. The objective of this event series is to create a study session for not only existing Meetup organizers but for all community members in Japan. The group will have a 6-month learning period with topics that include: understanding GPLGPL GPL is an acronym for GNU Public License. It is the standard license WordPress uses for Open Source licensing https://wordpress.org/about/license/. The GPL is a ‘copyleft’ license https://www.gnu.org/licenses/copyleft.en.html. This means that derivative work can only be distributed under the same license terms. This is in distinction to permissive free software licenses, of which the BSD license and the MIT License are widely used examples., what diversity is and how can one make events more diverse, how to use social media more efficiently, learning about de-escalation, etc. View the October report.
  • WordCamp Bengaluru – July 29, 2023: A unique blend of traditional culture and WordPress discussions.
  • WordPress Day (Sevilla) – July 2, 2023: A simple, small, easy-to-organize 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/.
  • WordCamp LeipzigJuly 1, 2023

Feedback & Discussions

Your thoughts shape the future of WordPress events.

Visit make.wordpress.org/community and join the #community-team channel in Making WordPress Slack to participate in the conversation, share your experiences, help us envision the next generation of WordPress events, and stay up to date.

Meetup Organizer Newsletter: September 2023

It’s September and a lot has happened recently in the WordPress community. Sit back, relax, and read on to discover this month’s highlights. But first, meet these Marlborough, MA USA 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. members!

7 members of the Marlborough, MA meetup standing in a restaurant.

Community Summit Notes are Published – Leave Your Feedback

Let’s keep the discussions going! The in-person phase of the WordPress Community Summit  was only the beginning of very important conversations around issues impacting our global WordPress community. Fortunately, the intention is always that these conversations would continue long after the in-person phase concluded.

In Phase Two, everyone can now read and comment upon the session notes. Visit the full list of Community Summit 2023 sessions to find a link to the corresponding session notes. Read and comment to share your unique and valuable perspective on these important issues.

Don’t Miss the Upcoming Diverse Speaker Workshop

Meetup organizers in India! Would you like to encourage more women to speak at your WordPress MeetupsMeetup 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., WordCamps, and Next Gen events? Then this upcoming #WPDiversity workshop is for you. Invite your community to share this opportunity and sign up for the Speaker Workshop for Indian Women in the WordPress Community, September 23–24, 2023.

Not in India, but still interested in growing the diversity of your speaker lineup? Reach out to the #WPDiversity team to schedule an event for your community. You can find them on Making WordPress 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/. in either the #diverse-speaker-support or in the #community-team channels.

More from the WP Community

Next Generation WordPress Events: Looking for a new way to engage your community? A new WordPress event format might be just what you need! Use this form to share your idea with the Community Team.

Learn WordPress: The Training team is creating new material and resources – don’t miss their latest updates.

Reaching Out to Include New Meetups in the Chapter Program

In partnership with Meetup.com, we tested a 13-day, 3-touch email campaign to invite 144 groups related to WordPress to join the WordPress Chapter Meetup program, and we contacted the entire leadership team of each group to increase our chance of success. 

How did it work? Of the 144 groups contacted, 5 or 6 groups confirmed they submitted an application. We also had a nearly 40% open rate which means that approximately 35 meetups were informed of the program. Who knows what the future holds; they may join yet!

Meetup Tip of the Month – Optimize Your Topics

If you’re looking to maximize your reach on Meetup, evaluate the topics listed for your events and for your group.

Topics are a key element of the Meetup algorithm – the more topics you include, the more members will learn about your events & group. When WordPress Community SupportWordPress Community Support WordPress Community Support PBC is a Public Benefit Corporation, created specifically to be the financial and legal support for WordCamps, WordPress Meetup groups, and any additional “official” events organized within the WordPress Community Events program. creates a new Meetup group, we apply our best guess as to what topics you will cover. You can change these listed topics at any time to best represent your specific community and focus. 

Additionally, meetups evolve overtime. The topics that fit at the beginning may no longer be relevant to your group.

Now, you can take advantage of the Event and Group topics to optimize your presence on Meetup. You can add up to 5 topics for each event you schedule and up to 15 topics for your group. Follow these instructions for Meetup to see how


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If you have any questions, Community Team deputiesProgram Supporter Community Program Supporters (formerly Deputies) are a team of people worldwide who review WordCamp and Meetup applications, interview lead organizers, and keep things moving at WordCamp Central. Find more about program supporters in our Program Supporter Handbook. are here to help. Please email us at support@wordcamp.org or join the #community-events Slack channel. Thanks for everything you do to grow and support the WordPress community—let’s keep sharing knowledge and inspiring each other with our contributions!

See you online soon!The following people contributed to this edition of the Meetup newsletter: @mysweetcate, @peiraisotta, @juliarosia, @bjmcsherry

#meetup-organizer-newsletter, #newsletter

Meetup Organizer Newsletter: August 2023

Hello 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. Organizers,

Welcome to the August edition of the WordPress Meetup Organizer Newsletter! Get ready to dive into community-building inspiration and stay updated on what’s happening. Let’s empower and connect with our vibrant community together.

This month, we are thrilled to share a photo from the folks at Vancouver WordPress Meetup. To share your photo, rename 1 (one) photo as “Meetup-name_event-date” and upload it to this folder. Don’t forget to ask for permission from your group members too!

Spark Your Meetup with Inspirations

WordPress Summer Meetup

The WordPress Meetup in Antwerp launched their first-ever WordPress Summer Meetup. Forget computers, it’s all about fun from afternoon till evening. Dive into the vibe in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTs2wiwD6Qg. They jazzed up the day with 3 WordPress games during their walks. Super simple setup—everyone paid for their dinner. Remember: a backup plan is key if the weather turns sour. They kept things cozy with 10-20 people, perfect for easy mingling.

WordPress in Spanish Meetup (Quedadas WordPress en Español)

“Quedada” – a Spanish term for informal gatherings and conversations, originating from early Internet meetupsMeetup 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.. The Meetup revives this spirit in an online realm, mixing presentations with open discussions, all centered on WordPress and its vibrant Community. Join them to connect, share, and explore, uniting Spanish speakers from Spain to Latin America.

Unleash Your Imagination with NextGen Events

Ready to shake things up? Be the architect of unique events! Think of self-learning gatherings, idea pitches, networking days, show-and-tell expos, or speedy connection sessions. Elevate engagement and embrace innovation in easy, exciting ways! Your creativity sets the stage – let’s rock those fresh formats and themes together!

Be part of NextGen Event experimentation by sharing your ideas with the Community Team using this form!

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. US: Join the Flagship Event Anywhere

Excitement ignites as WordCamp US 2023 unfolds this week in Maryland! This flagship event expects around 1,700 attendees from around the globe. Stay tuned with #WCUS on social media for real-time updates. Engage from anywhere through live-streamed WCUSWCUS WordCamp US. The US flagship WordCamp event. programming on their website and YouTube. Relive the magic on WordPress.tv post-event, just like all WordCamps. 

Community Summit is Back

Just ahead of WCUS 2023, on August 22-23, about 128 WordPress open-source project contributors will convene at the Community Summit 2023. They’ll address crucial project matters, selected based on applications. This ensures a global, diverse representation of new and seasoned contributors from various teams and organizations. Although no decisions will be made at the Summit, your input matters – share your thoughts on takeaways and suggestions via comments, to be posted on Make WordPress blogs.


A special thank you to our 2023 Global Sponsors: GoDaddy, Bluehost, Automattic, SiteGround, Weglot, and WooCommerce!


Need support or guidance from the WordPress Global Community TeamGlobal Community Team A group of community organizers and contributors who collaborate on local events about WordPress — monthly WordPress meetups and/or annual conferences called WordCamps.

You can always reach the Community Team by sending a message to #community-events in Making WordPress Slack or an email to support@wordcamp.org.  

Thank you for your contribution to the WordPress.orgWordPress.org The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/ projects and for supporting the WordPress Community! Let’s keep growing together, and inspire each other!

The following people contributed to this edition of the Meetup newsletter: @bjmcsherry, @davelo, @_dorsvenabili, @jtleathers, @lmcliment, and @peiraisotta.

#community-team, #meetup-organizer-newsletter, #newsletter

Can You Help the Week of WCUS 2023?

For WCUSWCUS WordCamp US. The US flagship WordCamp event. 2023, we are testing a new idea: scheduling Program Supporters to be responsible for specific tasks during that week.

We are looking for at least 5 volunteers to take ownership of the following tasks for the week.

  • 1 vetting meetupsMeetup 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.
  • 1 vetting WordCamps
  • 1-2 checking the Community Team 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/.
  • 2 HelpScout

Those vetting will check the trackers and ask for volunteers in Slack, as we have begun doing. You’re also of course welcome to vet applicants as you have time.

Those checking the Community Team Slack will answer questions when they can, and find help when they need to.

Those checking HelpScout will answer the questions they can – generally using saved replies– and keep the queue moving as possible.

If you are not attending the Community Summit or WCUS and are willing to take on one of these roles for the week of 21-27 August, respond in the comments or dm @peiraisotta or @mysweetcate in Making WordPress Slack.

Thanks in advance!

#community-team, #flagship-help, #wcus-help

Meetup Organizer Newsletter: JULY 2023

Hello 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. Organizers,

We’re halfway through 2023 already, and it’s amazing how time flies! In just the past month, approximately 250 WordPress Meetup events have been organized. Thank you for keeping our community thriving!

Last month, we requested your Meetup photos, and here’s the first picture we’re featuring in our newsletter: a delightful crowd at Ahmedabad WordPress Meetup on June 24, 2023.

Keep sending photos from your Meetup Event!

Please share one picture with the Community team! Rename the image as “Meetup-name_event-date” and upload it to this folder. Supported formats are jpg and png. Remember to always ask for permission from your group members before capturing and sharing the picture with us!

Training Team needs a Translation Coordinator

The Training Team is ramping up its localization efforts for Learn.WordPress.org content and seeks your assistance! If you have a passion for translating content and want more resources to share with your local community, consider this exciting opportunity: Be a Translation Coordinator of the Training Team!

Inaugural Cohort of the Contributor Mentorship Program

The diverse group consists of 13 contributors from all over the world and will be working with a mentorEvent Supporter Event Supporter (formerly Mentor) is someone who has already organised a WordCamp and has time to meet with their assigned mentee every 2 weeks, they talk over where they should be in their timeline, help them to identify their issues, and also identify solutions for their issues. from July 12th to August 9th. Seven Make team also participates in this cohort. They are CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress., Community, Documentation, Photos, Polyglots, Support, Test and Training. You can join or follow along with the cohort in the #contributor-mentorship channel on the Make/WordPress 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/..

Let’s be creative with our community events! 

We invite you to share and organize events with fresh formats and topics we haven’t explored yet. Consider self-learning events, idea pitches, networking days, show-and-tell, or speed-connecting sessions to enhance engagement with your audience. Join our Next Generation Pilot Events by sharing your ideas with the Community Team using this form!


A special thank you to our 2023 Global Sponsors: GoDaddy, Bluehost, Automattic, SiteGround, Weglot, and WooCommerce!


Need support or guidance from the WordPress Global Community TeamGlobal Community Team A group of community organizers and contributors who collaborate on local events about WordPress — monthly WordPress meetups and/or annual conferences called WordCamps.

You can always reach the Community Team by sending a message to #community-events in Making WordPress Slack or an email to support@wordcamp.org.  

Thank you for your contribution to the WordPress.orgWordPress.org The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/ projects and supporting the WordPress Community! Let’s keep growing together, and inspire each other!

The following people contributed to this edition of the Meetup newsletter: @bjmcsherry, @bsanevans, @_dorsvenabili, @harishanker, and @peiraisotta.

#meetups, #community-team, #meetup-organizer-newsletter, #newsletter

Q3: Community Team Process and Documentation Updates

This quarter, @peiraisotta and I will be focusing on two things:

  • Updating the new Supporter onboarding process to complement the role shifts.
  • Improving the resources that allow Program Supporters to perform group orientations, vetting, and HelpScout cleanup.

Focus for this Quarter

Updating the Supporter onboarding will empower new Supporters to begin working on a task immediately with no blockers.

Improving the training information and resources will better equip Program Supporters to undertake these three tasks to start: 

  • Group orientations
  • Vetting
  • HelpScout cleanup

We’ll also reorganize the Supporters and Managers Handbook (formerly DeputyProgram Supporter Community Program Supporters (formerly Deputies) are a team of people worldwide who review WordCamp and Meetup applications, interview lead organizers, and keep things moving at WordCamp Central. Find more about program supporters in our Program Supporter Handbook.) so information related to these three tasks is easier to find, and test some processes to maintain the consistency with which these tasks are being performed.

A New Approach to Flagship Coverage

Additionally, we will try out a new process for covering tasks during flagship events. We will be looking for at least four (4) Program Supporters to volunteer to manage vetting and HelpScout clean up during WCUSWCUS WordCamp US. The US flagship WordCamp event..

  • Two (2) individuals to help with HelpScout clean up. 
  • Two (2) to manage vetting. 

If you’re not attending 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. US or the Community Summit and can take on these tasks during that time, please contact us — Cate or Isotta — directly. 

Your Feedback is Always Vital

Finally, if you are a Program SupporterProgram Supporter Community Program Supporters (formerly Deputies) are a team of people worldwide who review WordCamp and Meetup applications, interview lead organizers, and keep things moving at WordCamp Central. Find more about program supporters in our Program Supporter Handbook., please take this short survey. Your feedback is vital and provides a more complete view of who is currently contributing in this role and insight into what to focus on for the future. Please have your answers in by 4 August.

And as always, leave any thoughts, concerns, or questions in the comments below.

#community-team, #q3, #updates

Summary of the Q2 Community Team Role Updates

What a year it’s been so far! 

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 sparked new events and new supporter interest. We celebrated the successful closing of the Meetup Reactivation Project. And Next Generation events are being held while new ideas continue to flow in.

With that, @juliarosia and I continued to work on updating our Community Team contributor roles that help make this all possible.

Q2 Accomplishments

The Q1 Phase largely focused on the structure of our roles. It answered questions like:

  • Should we add new roles to support our meetupsMeetup 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.?
  • Should we restructure our current roles to support our meetups?
  • Should we update the role names? If so, what should they be?
  • How can we unify our contributor system to remove busy work and provide paths for growth?

For Q2, we took those answers and began implementing them. 

  • We changed the tasks of the mentorEvent Supporter Event Supporter (formerly Mentor) is someone who has already organised a WordCamp and has time to meet with their assigned mentee every 2 weeks, they talk over where they should be in their timeline, help them to identify their issues, and also identify solutions for their issues. role (now called Event SupporterEvent Supporter Event Supporter (formerly Mentor) is someone who has already organised a WordCamp and has time to meet with their assigned mentee every 2 weeks, they talk over where they should be in their timeline, help them to identify their issues, and also identify solutions for their issues.), allowing it to encompass Next Generation events as well as meetups.
  • This role restructure provides an opportunity for new contributors to become more active on the team and grow their skills towards becoming a Program SupporterProgram Supporter Community Program Supporters (formerly Deputies) are a team of people worldwide who review WordCamp and Meetup applications, interview lead organizers, and keep things moving at WordCamp Central. Find more about program supporters in our Program Supporter Handbook. (formerly referred to as ‘DeputyProgram Supporter Community Program Supporters (formerly Deputies) are a team of people worldwide who review WordCamp and Meetup applications, interview lead organizers, and keep things moving at WordCamp Central. Find more about program supporters in our Program Supporter Handbook.’).
  • We began using the new names, and started the process of updating documentation.
  • We invited some 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. Reactivators to apply to become Event or Program Supporters. Those who accepted have been able to test the new unified application, orientation, and onboarding process.

Outcomes

So far we have 5 new supporters who have gone through orientation and are in the process of being onboarded. We will continue to onboard new supporters in groups throughout Q3, as we update and test the system. Today, we can welcome these new Community Team contributors.

New Program Supporters

New Event Supporters

Additionally, Pooja Derashri (Program Supporter) and Ahmed Kabir Chaion (Event Supporter) are waiting to schedule their orientations. Seven others are being vetted, and new applications continue to come in.

WordCamp Mentoring

As we’ve been discussing, mentoring has moved from a role to a task. This enables the flexibility our contributors need to support the community as the Community Team programs evolve.

Event and Program Supporters will be able to mentor meetups and non-WordCamp Next Generation events, even if they don’t have WordCamp lead organizer experience, opening the door for new contributors to grow their mentorship skills.

Note: for now anyone mentoring a WordCamp is still required to have led a successful WordCamp from application to completion, and demonstrated the necessary communication skills to support these events.

Documentation

The Q2 Phase had two goals:

  • Implement the new name changes and unified application and orientation system.
  • Update the documentation to support the changes.

New Additions

These updates are underway. The handbook name has changed (though not on the handbook itself just yet), the new unified application is in place, and a page describing the new Event and Program Supporter roles has been added, along with the new orientation script.

Ongoing Work

As you can imagine, there is a lot of documentation to review and update. I’ve been working with the development team to implement a system for recording name changes so they’ll be able to create the necessary redirects.

To support these efforts, I will be asking for help and providing documentation for those interested. Please consider if that is you!

What’s Next

The Q3 Phase will focus on streamlining the contributor onboarding process, improving our task documentation, and testing ways to make performing our tasks more sustainable and more enjoyable.

Thank you for your support and feedback so far. We look forward to your continued help with these updates.

#community-team, #new-supporters, #updates

WCUS 2023 Contributor Day: Help Needed!

Time again to start planning for the next 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/.!!!

The WCUSWCUS WordCamp US. The US flagship WordCamp event. Contributor Team has contacted all of the team reps asking us to help with their new approach to organizing this year’s Contributor Day. To hopefully make contributing easier, they are asking teams who will be present

Who would like to be the main onboarding contact?

The Contributor Team is suggesting we designate a team repTeam Rep A Team Rep is a person who represents the Make WordPress team to the rest of the project, make sure issues are raised and addressed as needed, and coordinates cross-team efforts. (or active team member) as the go-to person to send new contributors to on the day of, to answer team questions and help with onboarding.

Who would like to be table leads?

Table leads can help in a variety of areas. They might keep discussion flowing, facilitate on-site onboarding or orientations, and/or help the contributors stick to the schedule for the day.

Who would like to lead a topical discussion?

Lastly, you may have a community-related topic that would be valuable to discuss as a team. Share your ideas here or as a comment on the What Should We Work On post. We can decide as a team what to include in the day’s agenda.

Comment below to let us know how you’d like to be involved in WCUS 2023 Contributor Day!

#community-team, #contributor-day, #wcus

WCUS 2023 Contributor Day: What should we work on?

With less than 2 months to WCUSWCUS WordCamp US. The US flagship WordCamp event. 2023, we have been asked to share our thoughts and goals with the Contributor Team.

So far this year we’ve had some robust discussions at both flagship WordCamps. Let’s keep that going!

Goal Setting

  • What would you like to see the team accomplish at WCUS this year?
  • What topics do you think we should focus on?
  • What goals would be impactful to our day spent collaborating together?

Planning Resources

Take a look back at what we’ve done so far, and think ahead to what direction we want to head toward for 2024.

Your Feedback is Invaluable

The Community Team thrives because of it diverse perspectives and rich discussions. Don’t stop now. Please comment your ideas below!

#community-team, #contributor-day, #wcus

Meetup Organizer Newsletter: June 2023

Hello, Organizers!

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 2023 has just ended, what an experience!

This year, we had 2545 attendees from 94 countries. Congratulations to all organizers, volunteers, speakers, and sponsors who made it happen!

In this month’s newsletter, we invite you to join the organizing team for WordCamp Europe 2024, learn more about the next generation of WordPress events, discover the new Community Team MentorEvent Supporter Event Supporter (formerly Mentor) is someone who has already organised a WordCamp and has time to meet with their assigned mentee every 2 weeks, they talk over where they should be in their timeline, help them to identify their issues, and also identify solutions for their issues. Program, and find out about the latest news from the WP Community. Read on to discover more about them!

WordCamp Europe 2024: Call for organizers

A famous WordCamp Europe tradition is to reveal the next year’s city host during the closing remarks, and immediately open the call for organizers. For those who didn’t follow the live stream we’re excited to announce, without any further ado, that WordCamp Europe 2024 will be in Turin, Italy! 

We hope to see many of you join the organizing team. Fill out the organizer application today!

Next Generation of WordPress Events

Since the Next Generation of WordPress events discussion began on May 8, organizers have rushed to join the experiment and organize pilot events. The goal of the project is to make the process of event organizing easier, and enable more communities to have multiple impactful events per year. For the latest updates, please visit this post.

Do you want to organize a pilot event for your community in 2023? Use this form to share your idea with the Community Team!

New Community Team Mentor Program

With the Meetup Reactivation Project successfully concluded and WordCamps coming back, every week more in-person events are happening all around the world. To better support organizers, the Community Team wants to refine its structure to create a stronger network of mentorsEvent Supporter Event Supporter (formerly Mentor) is someone who has already organised a WordCamp and has time to meet with their assigned mentee every 2 weeks, they talk over where they should be in their timeline, help them to identify their issues, and also identify solutions for their issues.. If you want to learn more about, and apply to join the community team, visit the latest update post on the Make Community Blog!

More from the WP Community

Learn WordPress: the Training team is creating new material and resources, don’t miss their latest updates post!

Contributor Working Group’s Mentorship: contributing to WordPress has never been easier thanks to the Contributor Mentorships. Find out more and join the pilot project!

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. Organizers, we want to feature you!

We’d love to publish pictures from MeetupsMeetup 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. all around the world in each newsletter. Do you want your Meetup to be featured? Share 1 picture with the Community team! Rename your picture as “Meetup-name_event-date” and upload it to this folder. The formats supported are jpg and png. Please remember, always ask for permission from your group members before taking the picture and sharing it with us!


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The following people contributed to this edition of the Meetup newsletter: @mysweetcate , @devinmaeztri , @juliarosia, @nao, @bjmcsherry

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