Howdy ModSquad, given how many new mods we have now, plus all the new things we are working on, I thought it’d be a good idea to have some office 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. on IRC if you have any have any questions, need feedback, or want to talk shop. 🙂
Details: #wordpress-getinvolved in IRC (Freenode) Friday at 9:00 Pacific or 18:00 if you are in Germany.
What are office hours?
This is not exactly the same as our moderator hangouts, so there is no agenda, and it’s optional for you to stop by. But I will be around in IRC and if you feel like stopping by and saying hi, it’d be great to see you. 🙂
Channel replacement. #wordpress-contribute is moving to #wordpress-getinvolved, for parity with the email address that we’ll use for the interest form on the upcoming make homepage etc.
We still need volunteers to sit in the #wordpress-contribute IRC channel and just make sure anyone with questions is directed to the right area. The biggest need is between UTC 0:00-12:00, and we have 4 hour shifts.
This is probably one of the easiest ways to actually start contributing if you’d like to start helping out anywhere. Familiarity of the contribution process is needed, but programming knowledge is not.
See the schedule here https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Ap7kF4dij-8ddDY2d1laWFRQR1BfWDRhbmtDMmhrOEE#gid=2
And our original post here https://make.wordpress.org/community/2013/01/29/im-pinch-hitting-for-andrea-r-so-we/
Project teams working on Events group initiatives now have a place to meet and chat: weekly project team chats take place on the freenode IRC network in the #wordpress-events channel. Please see the schedule for project team chats in the sidebar A sidebar in WordPress is referred to a widget-ready area used by WordPress themes to display information that is not a part of the main content. It is not always a vertical column on the side. It can be a horizontal rectangle below or above the content area, footer, header, or any where in the theme. widget A WordPress Widget is a small block that performs a specific function. You can add these widgets in sidebars also known as widget-ready areas on your web page. WordPress widgets were originally created to provide a simple and easy-to-use way of giving design and structure control of the WordPress theme to the user.. As more teams settle on a regular meeting day & time, the schedule will be updated.
I’m pinch-hitting for @andrea_r so we can get the schedule for IRC going before the team meeting.
I made a schedule of 4-hour blocks. People who want to volunteer should choose one block Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. on either Wednesday, Saturday, or Sunday. We’ll get those days staffed first, and expand as we grow. Volunteering for that block means you commit to being online, in the room, and available to answer questions during that time, and if you can’t make your time slot, you are responsible for finding another approved welcome wagoner to take your place. Even if you plan to hang out in the channel and answer questions if you are around, only sign up for one block.
Once we have a schedule we’ll do an orientation so everyone’s on the same page about how we should be directing people. After orientation, we’ll go ahead and announce the room, link to it, etc.
Please read the instructions before choosing a time slot and adding your name. Use your full name with your .org username in parenthesis. Don’t erase anyone.
Add your name to a time slot at: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Ap7kF4dij-8ddDY2d1laWFRQR1BfWDRhbmtDMmhrOEE
The official IRC channel for the welcome wagon is now live on freenode. Per @andrea_r‘s earlier post, this channel should be staffed 24/7 with at least one person able to point potential/new contributors in the right direction. My guess is that it won’t be very busy (at least at first), so it’ll be mostly a matter of idling and just responding when someone comes in. With contributors all over the world (making it nearly impossible to schedule real-time chats) I’m thinking that it shouldn’t be too hard to get volunteers. It’ll be Andrea’s job to decide on the volunteer schedule, but I’d recommend making it a weekly one that repeats for the sake of ease, and letting people swap shifts as needed.
Anyway, the channel is live at irc.freenode.net #wordpress-contribute. Once we get the coverage squared away we can start publicizing it and work it into documentation, make sites, etc.