Call for Ideas: WordCamp US 2022 Contributor Day

WordCamp US 2022 is right around the corner and so is 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/.! Our team will have a presence at Contributor Day on Sunday, September 11, where both new and experienced Community Team contributors will work on our 2022 team goals. 🚀

Some of the goals we had for this year included:

  • 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. Group Reactivation (currently ongoing)
  • New Meetup 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. Program
  • Training for Meetup/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. Organizers

And of course, we always have our ongoing work supporting 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 other events across the globe. 🌏🌍🌎

Now, we’d like to hear your ideas! What kind of tasks should we focus on? 

You can look at what we planned for WordCamp Europe’s Contributor Day earlier this year for inspiration. ✨ We’d especially like to hear 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.’ ideas for what activities first-time contributors can take part in. (Keep in mind that some of our ongoing work requires access which might pose challenges!)

#contributor-day, #wcus

Contributor Teams: Submit WCUS 2022 Table Leads Signup Form by July 29

Calling all Contributor Teams! Planning is underway for 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. U.S. (WCUSWCUS WordCamp US. The US flagship WordCamp event.) 2022 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/., to be held on September 11, 2022 in San Diego, California.

By July 29, 2022, please submit the Contributor Day Table Leads signup form to let us know your team’s WCUS Contributor Day plans.

If your Contributor Team has subteams, please ensure that you coordinate with them before filling out the form.

Check out the WCUS 2022 Information for Table Leads page for more details!

Important Dates

  • Starting Now: Identify your Table Lead(s), Table Onboarder, and 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/. Rep and let us know by filling out this form. If your team has subteams, please ensure that you coordinate with them as well before filling out the form.
  • July 29th: This is the last day to confirm that you’re going to be represented at Contributor Day. If we don’t hear back by this date, we cannot guarantee that there will be a dedicated space for your team.
  • August 12th: Please let us know what you’ll be working on and if there are any specific times attached to those things.

Attendees’ Preliminary Interest in Contributor Day

When purchasing WCUS 2022 tickets, registrants were asked which team they would like to contribute to during WCUS Contributor Day. Here are their responses:

Contributor Team & Number of WCUS registrants who expressed interest

  • Not Sure: 399
  • CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress.: 52
  • Marketing: 40
  • Design: 33
  • Community: 31
  • AccessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility): 24
  • Hosting: 23
  • Training: 20
  • Documentation: 20
  • WP-CLIWP-CLI WP-CLI is the Command Line Interface for WordPress, used to do administrative and development tasks in a programmatic way. The project page is http://wp-cli.org/ https://make.wordpress.org/cli/: 11
  • Support: 10
  • Testing/Flow: 7
  • Polyglots: 6
  • Theme Review: 5
  • 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 Review: 5
  • WordPress TV: 4
  • Photo Directory: 4
  • MetaMeta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress.: 4
  • Tide: 1
  • Openverse: 1

Questions about WCUS 2022 Contributor Day?

Comment here or pingPing The act of sending a very small amount of data to an end point. Ping is used in computer science to illicit a response from a target server to test it’s connection. Ping is also a term used by Slack users to @ someone or send them a direct message (DM). Users might say something along the lines of “Ping me when the meeting starts.” your Contributor Team liaisons in Make WordPress Slack.

  • Christina Workman (@amethystanswers in Slack): Liaison to Core, Design, Mobile, Themes, Plugins, Meta, Test, CLICLI Command Line Interface. Terminal (Bash) in Mac, Command Prompt in Windows, or WP-CLI for WordPress., Hosting, Tide
  • Julia Golomb (@julia in Slack): Liaison to Community, A11yAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility), Polyglots, Documentation, Training, Openverse, TV, Marketing, Photos, Support

Update: The Contributor Team Liaisons (@amethystanswers, @juliarosia and @jenniferswisher) will attend upcoming Contributor Team meetings to share the information contained within this post and encourage teams to complete the Table Leads signup form by July 29.

#contributor-day, #wordcamp

WordCamp Europe 2022 Contributor Day: Plans for the Community Team Table

WordCamp Europe 2022 kicks off in exactly two weeks, and the Community Team will make its (strong) presence felt at the contributor day on June 2! 💪 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, WordCamp US, and WordCamp Asia are what we consider flagship events and are always a great opportunity for teams to get together, contribute, and onboard more people. Several members of our community will be present, and it will be a great time to make the most out of our time to work on our team’s goals for 2022, together, in-person.

The WCEUWCEU WordCamp Europe. The European flagship WordCamp event. 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/. in 2022 is special, as it will be our first flagship WordCamp (and our first large contributor day event) after two years!

Over the past few weeks, Community Team members discussed several interesting ideas for the contributor day; it was in fact an agenda item at the Community Team chat for May 2022. As a result of these discussions, our team has decided on some exciting ideas. I am excited to share the WCEU 2022 Contributor Day plans for our team!

Tasks for experienced contributors

  • Hold an in-person 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. Training/Orientation session for those community members that wish to be 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.. See:
  • Organize an in-person Training session for 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., covering things like good practices, how to check-in, resources, etc. See:
  • Organize orientations for WordPress Events, including:
    • New WordCamp Orientations
    • New 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. Orientations
    • New do_actiondo_action do_action hackathons are community-organised events that are focussed on using WordPress to give deserving charitable organisations their own online presence. Learn more on doaction.org. Hackathon orientations
  • Organize a Vetting sprint for new meetup/WordCamp/do_action applications.

Tasks for all contributors

  • Participate in a discussion on the tools we need to properly organize and market WordCamps.
  • Join a discussion on outreach strategies that will help reactivate inactive Meetup Organizers, involving experienced organizers as much as possible.
  • Be a part of brainstorming sessions/discussions to share experiences/good tips for Meetup/WordCamp organizers
  • Members of the #WPDiversity team are planning a roundtable – join them. You can also help out the team with translating their documentation into local languages.
  • Review and update our Handbooks, and help translate them to local languages.

If you are attending WordCamp Europe 2022 and have registered for the Contributor Day, we warmly welcome you to the Community Team table and look forward to contributing back to the community team together. Let us have a blast, at Porto!

#contributor-day, #wceu

Community team contributions at WordCamp India Online 2021

Contributor days of 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. India 2021 (Online) is happening over the weekend on 6-7 February 2021 (Saturday-Sunday), from 7.30 to 11.30 UTC / 1.00 PM to 5.00 PM IST (convert to your local time). The Community Team will be working to help attendees contribute in a variety of ways throughout the day and we hope that you’ll join us.

Saturday 6th February

  • UTC 07.30/IST 13.00: Opening remarks
  • UTC 07.45/IST 13.15: Introduction to the Community team: @adityakane and @harishanker
  • UTC 08.00/IST 13.30: Online WordPress events: orientation and AMA: @adityakane
  • UTC 08.30/IST 14.00: Learn WordPress: Orientation and AMA: @harishanker
  • UTC 09.00/IST 14.30: Submitting WordCamp India workshops to Learn WordPress 
  • UTC 11.25/IST 16.55: Closing remarks

Sunday 7th February

Please join WordCamp India 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/. organizers at the WordCamp India site at 07.30 UTC (13.00 IST) for opening remarks and instructions. For more information on joining the individual sessions, we’ll be directing traffic in the Community Team channel in 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/..

We can’t wait to contribute with you!

#contributor-day #wordcamp-india

Contributing with the Community Team at WCEU Contributor Day!

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 Online is happening tomorrow, Thursday 4, June 2020 From 13:00 to 18:00 UTC (convert to your local time). The Community Team will be working to help attendees contribute in a variety of ways throughout the day and we hope that you’ll join us.

13:30
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. Orientation @harishanker

14:30
All About do_actiondo_action do_action hackathons are community-organised events that are focussed on using WordPress to give deserving charitable organisations their own online presence. Learn more on doaction.org.@angelasjin

15:00
Meetup Organizer Roundtable – @mariaojob
WordCamp Orientation – @camikaos

16:00
Meetup Orientation – @angelasjin
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. Orientation – @camikaos

17:00
Online WordCamp Organizer Roundtable – @courtneypk
Community Office HoursOffice Hours Defined times when the Global Community Team are in the #community-events Slack channel. If there is anything you would like to discuss – you do not need to inform them in advance.You are very welcome to drop into any of the Community Team Slack channels at any time.@camikaos

Please join WordCamp Europe 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/. organizers at the WordCamp Europe site at 13:00UTC for opening remarks and instructions. For more information on joining the individual sessions we’ll be directing traffic in the Community Team channel in 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/..

We can’t wait to contribute with you!

#contributor-day, #wceu, #wceu-contributorday

Planing for WordCamp Asia 2020 Contributor Day

Contributor Day at WordCamp Asia is on 21 February! This will be a great chance for the team to get some work done on Community programs and tools.

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., Asia, WordCamp Europe, and WordCamp US are considered flagship events and are always a great opportunity for teams to get together, contribute, and onboard more people. There are going to be a lot of us present, so we should take advantage of that and maximize our time together!

We’d like to plan projects that can include people who’ve been contributing to the Community Team for a while, as well as projects that will work for people who are coming to work with us for the first time.

Please comment on this post if you have project ideas or suggestions for tasks we could work on together while in Bangkok. Hope to see you there!

#contributor-day, #wcasia

WordCamp US 2019 – Community Team Plans

We are less than a month away from WordCamp US 2019, which means it’s time to get organised!

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 and WordCamp US are what we consider flagship events and are always a great opportunity for teams to get together, contribute and onboard more people. There are going to be a whole lot of us present and we should take advantage of that and maximize our time together.

Please add in the comments ideas and suggestions for tasks we could work on together while in Saint Louis.

We also need at least two, three Team Leads to coordinate the different activities:

  • Deliver the Team initial presentation
  • Onboard new contributors
  • Help coordinate work during the day
  • Deliver the end of day recap of what was achieved during the day

Please raise your hand in the comments if you are available for this.

Deadline to comment is October 17 so we can discuss this during the next two Community chats: after that date I will summarise in a “squad goals” post (like the one we had last year) and we will go from there!

#contributor-day, #wcus

WordCamp Europe 2019 – Recap of Community Team Activities At Contributor Day + Plans for the Future

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 2019 in Berlin was great, thanks to all the people that joined us from all over the world to make WordPress!

Here is what the team worked on:

  1. Reviewing 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. Handbook – Project started, we have a document for it https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BOlBVqXOjtAqtpQmS_h6Khol5YOAVrDvajm43h3FRMU/edit
  2. Looking for links of posts published in the make.wordpress.org/community blog that should be added to the Meetup or WordCamp organizer handbooks. @_dorsvenabili lead this initiative. Links are added here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WDOqvOpsV6EgBbGqibxj9-p82QEsNhTDMQz2qhkaf_o/edit
  3. In person meetup orientations done by @angelasjin
  4. Improving the 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. training questions. @sippis is working on this, with @hlashbrooke and other people
  5. How WC organizers and Meetup organizers can do streaming easily: Initiative lead by Abha, from the Marketing team. There is a working document for the handbook https://docs.google.com/document/d/1P5C1meCRzB-uddjkAKn3y0_TI8MGKp0JvCCFSpTbajA/edit
  6. How to revamp the Meetup and WordCamp application form. Sam Suresh is checking with Meta team and working on it. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1AXSSZrP78bSjFClfoBj4NWWAqKlXFQSBsEfwAY9QKAE/edit?usp=sharing
  7. Need documentation. Long list of desiderata here https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1z3UJRaUP6ej45nOijw8U7GcxB7EfHJO9Sa8mGVMVTwQ/edit#gid=0
  8. Vetting: thanks Sam for working on vetting of 5 new 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.!

Moving Forward with Our Efforts

Contributor Days are productive because of the face to face interaction and the urgency: we want to get things done during the day 😉

How do we keep the momentum going? Folks, I am repeating myself here… but project management is the answer!

We have a Trello board and we don’t really use it. I suggest we discuss it, again, during our next team chat, July 4th.

Hopefully we can find a common procedure that I believe will make us more efficient.

Did I miss something? Add it in the comments, thanks!

#contributor-day, #wceu

WordCamp Europe 2019 – Community Team Goals At Contributor Day

In a previous post we collected ideas for projects we could tackle together during 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/. 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. Europe 2019. Thanks to all the comments we now have a number of tasks.

Here is the list of the tasks: for each one I tried to add the relevant links so we don’t have to waste time looking for them on the day. If there is already someone attached to the task I added their names as well.

Ideas for experienced contributors

  • Closing and resolving old threads, or activate the conversation again (maybe in new P2P2 P2 or O2 is the term people use to refer to the Make WordPress blog. It can be found at https://make.wordpress.org/. post) if the issue/topic still needs more conversation or work before resolving it: Open threads -sheet
  • @psykro is going to work on a proposal to reach community organisers in a more effective way.
  • Check the automated replies in HelpScout and translate them into different languages (cross team effort with Polyglots). Add them to the 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. handbook.
  • Trello board: kill it or use it for real 🙂
  • Work on documentation from our “needs documentation” list
  • Improve Global Community Sponsorship documentation
  • Application vetting sprint. See:

Ideas for less experienced contributors

  • @hlashbrooke is available to run a real-time orientation for any new organisers who will be coming on board at the time. Same with WordCamp orientations if there are any folks due for them at that time.
  • @_dorsvenabili proposed to merge marketing team-contributed documentation or blog posts into our handbooks.
  • Review existing documentation: are the flows and procedures clear?
  • Gather all missing Meetup organizer wordpress.org usernames to 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. tracker

See you in Berlin!

#contributor-day, #wceu

Contributor Orientation Tool

An online tool has been created by 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 Organizers to help new contributors take part in building the WordPress platform.

By answering a series of questions, the Contributor Orientation Tool helps you learn about the different teams you can join to contribute.

The tool only takes a few minutes to use and is available on the WordCamp Europe (WCEUWCEU WordCamp Europe. The European flagship WordCamp event.) website for those attending 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/. on 20 June 2019.

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