2022 Community Team Goals Summary

In November 2021, 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. requested suggestions for Community team goals for 2022.

Several community members offered excellent goals for our team to consider. Since our team is relatively low on bandwidth in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, our goal was to filterFilter Filters are one of the two types of Hooks https://codex.wordpress.org/Plugin_API/Hooks. They provide a way for functions to modify data of other functions. They are the counterpart to Actions. Unlike Actions, filters are meant to work in an isolated manner, and should never have side effects such as affecting global variables and output. through the list of submitted goals and finalize a short list of achievable but impactful goals in 2022.

In order to get there, the team discussed these goals in community team chats and also conducted some face-to-face open discussion sessions over zoom. I would like to thank everyone who participated in these discussions and helped us finalize some goals for our team!

From amongst all the suggestions we received, we have finalized a list of five overarching goals for the team to pursue this year.

Unlike previous years, we decided to go slow with our goals. Our objective is to focus on goals that are both achievable and impactful, especially at a period where our team is slowly coming back in action organizing in-person events.

Our 2022 Goals:

  1. Support the return of in-person events
  2. Check-in and reactivate WordPress 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. Chapters worldwide
  3. Increase training and support for DeputiesDeputy Community Deputies are a team of people all over the world who review WordCamp and Meetup applications, interview lead organizers, and generally keep things moving at WordCamp Central. Find more about deputies in our Community Deputy Handbook. and MentorsMentor 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.
  4. Work on efforts to improve diversity and inclusion within our community
  5. Create more opportunities for community members to interact with each other

How You Can Help!

Interested in helping us out this year? Awesome! Take one, or all, of these next steps:

  1. Read on to learn more about our 2022 goals. 
  2. Share in the comments below the top three items you are interested in contributing to.
  3. Participate in upcoming Community Team meetings on Thursdays at 12:00 UTC and 21:00 UTC in the #community-team channel on Slack to connect with other contributors working on similar goals. 

If you would like to see more context for these goals, please visit the public Trello board

Willing to Lead?

The Community Team will also need contributors to coordinate and organize efforts! If you have the time to take on this role, please share in the comments which goals you would like to help lead. 

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Community Team Goals 2022: Open Discussion Sessions

Toward the end of last year, the Community Team opened a call for suggestions for the 2022 Community team goals. As you can see from the comments on that post, lots of great suggestions were made! 

2022 is a unique year for the Community Team due to the ongoing challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, which seems to have no end! Last year, the team was lucky enough to have some excellent suggested goals, but due to the challenging nature of the year, we were not able to get to most of them. With that in mind, in 2022, let us try to finalize a small list of high-impact goals that will support and empower our resilient community. As team representatives, @samsuresh and I are going to attempt a process to gather more information around suggested goals and finalize high-impact action items for 2022, in a collaborative way. 

At this time, all suggested goals have been added to a public Community Team 2022 Goals Trello board as separate cards. Everyone is invited to open cards and add additional detail to the goal, such as (but not limited to):

  • What makes the goal important/what kind of impact the goal will have if met
  • What kind of resources the team would need to achieve the goal
  • What historical context might be important to understanding the goal
  • Whether there are any perceived barriers
  • Whether the goal is both measurable and achievable in 2022

Help us finalize the Community Team goals for 2022

Along with this Trello board, some open discussion sessions are being planned. In these discussion sessions, deputiesDeputy Community Deputies are a team of people all over the world who review WordCamp and Meetup applications, interview lead organizers, and generally keep things moving at WordCamp Central. Find more about deputies in our Community Deputy Handbook. and community team members can join to chat, ask questions about specific goals, and add details to goal cards together. 

Two of these discussions will be held as text chats during the Community Team meeting in the #community-team channel of 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/., on February 3 (Thursday).

In addition to these discussions, we are also planning synchronous discussions over video on February 10, 2022, at the same timings:

All of you are cordially invited to join us for the Community Team goal discussion sessions! 

You can either join us in Slack during the Community Team chats being held on February 3 (if you don’t have a Slack account yet, please visit: https://make.wordpress.org/chat/ to create one) or participate in our video discussions on February 10th.

If you would like to join us for the goals discussion over video on February 10th, please comment on this post expressing your interest in participating. You can also DM @samsuresh or me to participate. Details of these calls are already available in the Community DeputyDeputy Community Deputies are a team of people all over the world who review WordCamp and Meetup applications, interview lead organizers, and generally keep things moving at WordCamp Central. Find more about deputies in our Community Deputy Handbook. calendar. 

Our Trello board will remain open until Monday, February 14, so that even if you aren’t able to participate in the discussion sessions, you’ll still have a few days to add your comments to the TrelloTrello Project management system using the concepts of boards and cards to organize tasks in a sane way. This is what the make.wordpress.com/marketing team uses for example: https://trello.com/b/8UGHVBu8/wp-marketing. board. By Friday, February 18, the Community DeputiesDeputy Community Deputies are a team of people all over the world who review WordCamp and Meetup applications, interview lead organizers, and generally keep things moving at WordCamp Central. Find more about deputies in our Community Deputy Handbook. will summarize our 2022 Community Team goals in a new post on our team blog.

Have any questions on the process? Do you wish to participate in the goal-setting process? Let us know in the comments! 

This post was written jointly by @samsuresh and I (@harishanker).

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2022 Goals for the Community Team: Suggestions Invited

As 2021 is slowly coming to an end (can you believe it?) it is time to start thinking about the Community Team’s goals for 2022. While 2021 felt like a continuation of 2020, we did see some exciting changes on the horizon, especially as we paved way for the return of in-person WordPress meetups, WordCamps, and do_action charity hackathons. I feel that 2022 will be a pivotal year for our team as we begin to see a return to in-person events after nearly 18 months of online events. Hence, it seems prudent that the team starts thinking of its 2022 goals early on.

This post is intended as an open thread for suggestions for our 2022 team goals. Please share your ideas on what our team should try to accomplish in 2022. Ideas that were suggested in the past and new ideas are welcome. 

As you can see in brainstorming posts from 2021, 2020, 2018, 2017, and 2016, every year we collected and shortlisted a long list of goals for our team. However, the team often fell short of meeting these goals. As we are on the cusp of a challenging (and exciting!) year, it feels more prudent to have a small set of achievable goals that will help us find a direction for our team.

While all ideas are welcome, we request you to focus on high-level goals that are achievable, which will set the direction for our growth as we step into a new year.

We will leave this post open for comments until December 6, 2021 (Monday) December 13 (Monday) to give everyone time to make their suggestions. After that, we will be organizing brainstorming sessions to summarize the suggestions and filterFilter Filters are one of the two types of Hooks https://codex.wordpress.org/Plugin_API/Hooks. They provide a way for functions to modify data of other functions. They are the counterpart to Actions. Unlike Actions, filters are meant to work in an isolated manner, and should never have side effects such as affecting global variables and output. them into a short set of high-level goals for our team.

If you would like to be involved in the goal setting process, please comment on this post expressing your interest, OR reach out to @sippis or @harishanker in 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/..

What would you think the 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. should focus on, in 2022? Let us know in the comments!

#goals #highlight #team-goals

The following fine folks contributed to this post: @angelasjin, @kcristiano, @_dorsvenabili, and @sippis

Community Team 2021 Goals Summary

Toward the end of last year, the 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. requested suggestions for Community team goals for 2021! To help sort through all the many, excellent goals received, and to give more information to tasks, the Community team held open discussion sessions throughout January. Major kudos to all the community deputiesDeputy Community Deputies are a team of people all over the world who review WordCamp and Meetup applications, interview lead organizers, and generally keep things moving at WordCamp Central. Find more about deputies in our Community Deputy Handbook. and members who participated! 

The community suggested a total of 33 goals, which deputiesDeputy Community Deputies are a team of people all over the world who review WordCamp and Meetup applications, interview lead organizers, and generally keep things moving at WordCamp Central. Find more about deputies in our Community Deputy Handbook. have sorted into five, overarching goals:   

  • Improve communication within the Community team
  • Support event organizers
  • Increase training and support for deputies and mentorsMentor 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.
  • Revisit and improve tools and resources
  • Give visibility, support, and appreciation to contributors

Additionally, goals were sorted into two categories: 

Ongoing focus areas: A number of suggested goals centered around building stronger team culture, or areas that require ongoing support and teamwork.

Action Items for 2021: A number of goals were task-based, action items that support ongoing focus areas. Deputies gave thought to which action items could be addressed in the first versus second half of this year.

Many of these goals are big, ambitious goals, and while The Community team hopes to make as much progress as possible, the team also knows that things may not happen as planned. The team will revisit these goals after Q2 2021 to reassess action items for the remainder of the year. 

Help the Community Team achieve our 2021 goals!

Are you interested in helping us out this year? Awesome! Here are some suggested next steps: 

  1. Click on “Read more” below to learn more about our 2021 goals. 
  2. Share in comments the top three items you are interested in contributing to.
  3. Participate in the next Community Team meeting on February 18, 2021, 11:00 UTC and February 18, 2021, 20:00 UTC in the #community-team channel on Slack to connect with other contributors working on similar goals. 

If you would like to see more context for these goals, please visit the public Trello board

The Community team will also need contributors to coordinate and organize efforts! If you have the time to take on this role, please share in comments which goals you would like to help lead. 

Thank you to @sippis, @harishanker, @afshanadiya, @nao, @andreamiddleton, @camikaos for helping to write this summary!

Read on to learn all about our 2021 goals in more detail! 

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Community Team goals for 2021: share your suggestions!

In January of this year, the 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. posted a request for suggestions for 2020 goals that saw a lot of substantive ideas and suggestions. Of course, this year turned out to be nothing like anyone expected, and COVID-19 forced us to entirely change the way we support the WordPress community. With in person events still on hold, and the brand new Learn WordPress platform being live, it seems timely to start the discussion on 2021 goals. 

If you’d like to see past brainstorming posts, we have them from 2020, 2018, 2017, and 2016.

Please consider this an open thread for suggestions about what this team ought to focus on and/or try to accomplish in 2021. As in past years, you are welcome to suggest ideas that have already been suggested in the past, or to propose things that are entirely new!

We will leave this post open for comments until Monday, December 14 to give everyone time to make their suggestions. After that, we will summarize all suggestions (example) and discuss as a group to set our priorities. If you would like to help summarize the suggestions, please reach out to @angelasjin on the Making WP 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/.!

What do you think the global community team should or could work on, to help further our mission to connect WordPress enthusiasts, inspire people to do more with WordPress, and contribute to the WordPress open sourceOpen Source Open Source denotes software for which the original source code is made freely available and may be redistributed and modified. Open Source **must be** delivered via a licensing model, see GPL. project, in 2021? 

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Community Team goals for 2020: suggestions wanted!

Here on the 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., we like to kick off January by suggesting and discussing what we’d like to accomplish as a group over the next 12 months. (Here are the brainstorming posts for 2018, 2017 and 2016.) It’s January again, so let’s start talking about 2020 goals!

Please consider this an open thread for suggestions about what this team ought to focus on and/or try to accomplish in 2020. It’s ok to suggest ideas that have already been suggested in the past, or to propose things that maybe no one has ever mentioned!

Once the group has had time to make suggestions, we’ll recruit someone to summarize all the suggestions (example), and then discuss as a group, to set priorities. We’ll close comments on January 27, 2020.

What would do you think the global community team should or could work on, to help further our mission to connect WordPress enthusiasts, inspire people to do more with WordPress, and contribute to the WordPress open sourceOpen Source Open Source denotes software for which the original source code is made freely available and may be redistributed and modified. Open Source **must be** delivered via a licensing model, see GPL. project, in 2020? #goals

WordCamp US 2018 Contributor Day Recap

This year at WCUSWCUS WordCamp US. The US 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/. we had an incredibly productive day and lots of help from new contributors!

We had quite the ambitious list and we did really good! Here is what we worked on and next steps:

  1. Making process diagrams for processes described in our handbooks – The team started working on an outline for a diagram for sponsorship, next step is collaborating with design. The goal was to make the process of interacting with sponsor easier for organisers and more collaborative with sponsors. It’s my understanding that this is quite a complex project, we definitely need someone to take ownership of this to move forward.
  2. Organising the Trello board. Oh my! We have a TrelloTrello Project management system using the concepts of boards and cards to organize tasks in a sane way. This is what the make.wordpress.com/marketing team uses for example: https://trello.com/b/8UGHVBu8/wp-marketing. board with procedures thanks to a great group of new contributors that landed their project management expertise to the project! I will check with them to see if they are done and then I think we can start using it on January and test for 6 months as initially planned.
  3. Review of the deputyDeputy Community Deputies are a team of people all over the world who review WordCamp and Meetup applications, interview lead organizers, and generally keep things moving at WordCamp Central. Find more about deputies in our Community Deputy Handbook. training materials. This is also quite a big project and we shall see how to proceed and who has the bandwith to take this on.
  4. Search through meetup.com for interesting/unusual 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. event formats/topics that could be recommended in future meetup organiser newsletter – Now there is a whole spreadsheet full of ideas!
  5. Summarise proposed 2018 goals – We have now a spreadsheet. Next step is checking what has been done and what has not been done: good base for our 2019 list of desiderata and goals.
  6. Adding email templates for responding to life-threatening allergy and 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) needs notifications to the handbooks. Here they are! What’s next? How can we automate the first email to the attendee based on their selection?
  7. Last, but definitely not least: 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. Tel Aviv sent an application for 2019 🥳

I assume the next few weeks might be a bit slower than usual, with many countries (albeit not all of them) observing Christmas, New Year, etc… So I will add a reminder to myself to check with the people after January 7th to see if they will continue with the tasks and how things are going.

If anyone is interested in working on some of the initiatives you see listed, please leave a comment, so we can move forward in 2019.

Thanks everyone for making WordPress!

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WCUS 2018 is here! Community Team Plans for Contributor Day

Hi Team!

Here is the list of what we aim to work on 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. US 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 Sunday, December 9.

Tasks for experienced contributors

  • making process diagrams for processes described in our handbooks@estelaris started working on this at WCEUWCEU WordCamp Europe. The European flagship WordCamp event. and she is available to help continue
  • organising the Trello board – @wolfpaw volunteered to take the lead on this
    • Brainstorm with other teams that are using TrelloTrello Project management system using the concepts of boards and cards to organize tasks in a sane way. This is what the make.wordpress.com/marketing team uses for example: https://trello.com/b/8UGHVBu8/wp-marketing.: how they got started, how do they encourage its use, etc…
  • work on documentation from our “needs documentation” list
  • run a real-time deputyDeputy Community Deputies are a team of people all over the world who review WordCamp and Meetup applications, interview lead organizers, and generally keep things moving at WordCamp Central. Find more about deputies in our Community Deputy Handbook. training discussion group for anyone who’s interested in becoming a deputy and has finished the deputy training quizzes. @courtneypk is available to move forward this task. See:
  • application vetting sprint. See:

Tasks for less experienced contributors

  • search through meetup.com event titles and list suggestions for interesting/unusual 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. event formats/topics that could be recommended in future meetup organiser newsletters
  • summarise 2017 accomplishments
  • summarise proposed 2018 goals, check if someone is actively working on them and add them to Trello.
  • adding email templates for responding to life-threatening allergy and 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) needs notifications to the handbooks. See comments in this post for reference. @wolfpaw can help with this as well!

Team Facilitators

@francina, @miss_jwo and @kcristiano will be there, plus a number of experienced contributors who will be available to help you and answer to your questions about getting involved with the Community Team.

See you in Nashville!

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WordCamp US 2018 – Community Team Plans

Hi Team!

We have 60 days before 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. US happens, I’d say it’s time for plans!

And since we couldn’t really do much at WordCamp Europe, due to the lack of wi-fi, I suggest we reuse the plans we had for June 😉

We also need to decide who is going to lead the table and coordinate with @aaroncampbell

Ideas for experienced contributors

  • run a real-time mentorship training for any experienced WordCamp organisers who want to be trained as mentorsMentor 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.. See:
  • making process diagrams for processes described in our handbooks
  • organising the Trello board
    • Brainstorm with other teams that are using TrelloTrello Project management system using the concepts of boards and cards to organize tasks in a sane way. This is what the make.wordpress.com/marketing team uses for example: https://trello.com/b/8UGHVBu8/wp-marketing.: how they got started, how do they encourage its use, etc…
  • work on documentation from our “needs documentation” list
  • run a real-time deputyDeputy Community Deputies are a team of people all over the world who review WordCamp and Meetup applications, interview lead organizers, and generally keep things moving at WordCamp Central. Find more about deputies in our Community Deputy Handbook. training discussion group for anyone who’s interested in becoming a deputy and has finished the deputy training quizzes. See:
  • application vetting sprint. See:

Ideas for less experienced contributors

  • search through meetup.com event titles and list suggestions for interesting/unusual 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. event formats/topics that could be recommended in future meetup organiser newsletters
  • summarise 2017 accomplishments
  • summarise proposed 2018 goals, check if someone is actively working on them and add them to Trello.
  • adding email templates for responding to life-threatening allergy and 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) needs notifications to the handbooks. See comments in this post for reference. 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.” Attendee Services Team from WCEUWCEU WordCamp Europe. The European flagship WordCamp event. for help
  • translate the replies in HelpScout to different languages (cross team effort with Polyglots)

Things that probably will not happen but if they do it would be great! 

  • Either publish something about the team structure and the decision making process or kill it forever (since without doing anything formal we changed completely the way we operate in the past 12 months I am inclined to kill it, but might be worth to have one final brief discussion for closure)

Have more ideas? Please add them to the comments and before the event I will put everything in a nice list so we can work through it during Contributor Day!

#contributor-day, #goals

WordCamp Europe 2018 – Squad Goals

In a previous post we collected ideas for projects we could tackle together diring 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 2018. We had a couple of comments and we threw a few ideas around during our most recent chat (recap to be done).

Thanks mainly to @andreamiddleton we have a number of tasks, now we need some “squad” leads. I will 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.” some of you in the comments and 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/. to see if you are up to leading one of the initiatives.

I will also add a card for each task in the brand new Trello board for the Community Team. The TrelloTrello Project management system using the concepts of boards and cards to organize tasks in a sane way. This is what the make.wordpress.com/marketing team uses for example: https://trello.com/b/8UGHVBu8/wp-marketing. board is a work in project and I just started it, bare with me… we will ask someone from the Marketing Team how they manage theirs so we can get up to speed asap.

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

Ideas for less experienced contributors

  • Search through meetup.com event titles for ones that have run the Speaker Training (and/or Diversity Outreach) materials and aren’t in our spreadsheet yet (@tinat@jillbinder)
  • search through meetup.com event titles and list suggestions for interesting/unusual 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. event formats/topics that could be recommended in future meetup organizer newsletters
  • test and help write documentation for the personalized schedule tool (@psykro)
  • create a list of groups (sorted geographically) working on diversity and inclusion in tech, as a resource for WordPress groups that want to do diversity outreach
  • summarize 2017 accomplishments (@francina + @bph)
  • summarize proposed 2018 goals, check if someone is actively working on them and add them to Trello.
  • adding email templates for responding to life-threatening allergy and 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) needs notifications to the handbooks. See comments in this post for reference. Work with Attendee Services Team from WCEUWCEU WordCamp Europe. The European flagship WordCamp event.
  • write a “How to build a diverse speaker roster” handbook page (@tinat@jillbinder)
  • translate the replies in HelpScout to different languages (cross team effort with Polyglots)
  • Meetup organisers round table. (@bph) Recaps and next steps:

Things that probably will not happen but if they do it would be great!

  • Start a conversation with @chanthaboune about team representatives: expectations, tasks, number of people involved (@francina + @hlashbrooke)
  • Start a conversation with @jennybeaumont about the WordCamp Talks project
  • Either publish something about the team structure and the decision making process or kill it forever (since without doing anything formal we changed completely the way we operate in the past 12 months I am inclined to kill it, but might be worth to have one final brief discussion for closure):@francina + @chanthaboune + @andreamiddleton + @miss_jwo (people that attended the previous discussion at WCUSWCUS WordCamp US. The US flagship WordCamp event.)
  • Work on the “Community Team – Meet up emails” that was started at WordCamp London. I will ping the people that were present there to see if they are interested in continuing with the task

#wceu, #wceu-contributorday

#goals