The Community Team chat takes place the first Thursday of every month.
This meeting is meant for all contributors on the team and everyone who is interested in taking part in some of the things our team does. Feel free to join us, even if you are not currently active in the team!
Asia-Pacific / EMEA friendly meeting: Thursday, 4 May at 12:00 PM UTC
Americas friendly meeting: Thursday, 4 May at 21:00 PM UTC
You will find a preliminary agenda for the meeting below.
If you wish to add points to discuss, comment on this post or reach out to one of the team reps: @leo, @nukaga, or @mysweetcate. It does not need to be a blog post yet, the topic can be discussed during the meeting nevertheless. We use the same agenda for both meetings.
Check-ins: Deputies 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. / Mentors 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. / Contributors
- What have you been doing and how is it going?
- What did you accomplish after the last meeting?
- Are there any blockers?
- Can other team members help you in some way?
Highlights to Note
Here are a few things everyone should be aware of.
New Handbook Page: Sharing External Events with Your Meetup – Here are some new guidelines to direct meetup 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 when they want to share an event with their meetup group, but shouldn’t plan it as an official event.
It’s Time to Plan Your WP20 Anniversary Celebration!! – WordPress turns 20 on 27 May. How will you and your community celebrate? See all of the Meetup Chapter Events that are scheduled and discover the new resources available to make planning your event fun and simple. The deadline to order swag is 5 May, that’s this Friday.
Organizing Diverse & Inclusive WordPress Events APAC – Join the 2.5-hour interactive watch party online to learn how to create welcoming and diverse WordPress Meetups 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. and WordCamps for your WordPress community. This event is not just for organizers, but anyone who wants to champion this kind of environment at official WordPress events, now or in the future.
Community Team Training #8: Boosting WordPress Meetup engagement with Meetup.com – Learn tips and techniques to improve the engagement rate and convert more RSVPs into show-ups. The training also covers features such as the contact members tool, mailing list, direct messages, discussions, event chat, attendee manager, and event check-in. RSVP now!
Check out these new and ongoing discussions needing review, feedback, thoughts and comments.
Updates to the Community Team Contributor Roles and Journey –@mysweetcate and @devinmaeztri spent Q1 evaluating the current mentor 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, Community Deputy 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. tasks, and overall contributor journey. This is a summary of changes they suggest for the future.
WCEU Contributor Day: What should we work on? – @nukaga has opened the discussion around what to focus on for this event. Please leave your comments and let us know if you’ll be attending.
Cultivating More Effective Contributing on Contributor Days – @desrosj asks us to reconsider how contributor teams are using the very limited amount of face to face time we have together in person either at WordCamp 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. sponsored Contributor Days or stand alone events.
Personalised Coupon Codes for WordCamps – @vertizio has suggested that we change the current coupon code for event tickets. He contends that “using a personalised and unique code for everyone entitled to a coupon code is the best solution. Coupon codes are matched against a name and if there’s a mismatch: you know who to approach.”
Announcing the 2023 Community Team Goals – The team goals have been posted. Let’s work together to grow and adapt the tools, documentation, and programs we need to support the ever-changing WordPress community!
The three goals are:
- Create resources to improve our Contributor Event experience.
- Expand our contributor training and support.
- Improve processes and workflows within the community team to work more efficiently, effectively, and transparently together.
Announcements / Newsletters
This is your chance to discuss things that weren’t on the meeting agenda.
We invite you to use this opportunity to share anything that you want with the team. If you currently have a topic you’d like to discuss, add it to the comments of this post and we will try to update the agenda accordingly. If it doesn’t get added to the agenda, we welcome you to share it in the meeting thread.
Look forward to seeing you on Thursday, either in the Asia-Pacific / EMEA (12:00 UTC) or Americas-friendly version (21:00 UTC) of the meeting!