The Community Team bi-weekly meeting is happening this week. The 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: 2021-02-04 11:00 UTC
Americas friendly meeting: 2021-04-04 20:00 UTC
Below is a preliminary agenda for the meeting. If you wish to add things you’d like bring to into discussion, comment below or reach out to team reps @sippis or @kcristiano. 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.
Deputy 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. / Mentor 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. / Contributor check-ins
What have you been doing and how is it going? What you got accomplished after the last meeting? Are there any blockers? Can other team members help you in some way?
Contributor Working Group
The group is working towards creating a comprehensive, centralized location for all Contributor information. If you’d like to get involved, attend their next meeting and read recaps of previous meetings here.
Diverse Speaker Training Working Group
The group supports 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 WordPress events to run a workshop that will help increase the number of speaker applications from people from marginalized and underrepresented groups. If you’d like to get involved, attend their next meeting and read recaps of previous meetings here.
Call to Meetup and WordCamp Organizers and their Underrepresented Community Members: Interactive, Transformational Watch Party!
The Diverse Speaker Training Group invites WordPress event organizers and their marginalized or underrepresented community members to a 1.5 hour “Interactive, Transformational Watch Party” on February 18th, 2021 at 5:30-7:00 PM UTC! Together, attendees will watch the Diverse Speaker Training Workshop Part 1 on the Learn WordPress site, and be invited to participate in the engaging and impactful exercises.
We are trying a new format with Tuesday Trainings! At least for few next episodes, Tuesday Trainings are going to answer questions that deputies 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. hear often. In the first new format episode, @camikaos answered to question how to get speakers to Meetups. This weeks episode answered to question how to recruit co-organizers for events. If you have some question in mind, that would be beneficial to share in this new format let Cami know!
Learn WordPress: Wanna build a workshop?
The new Learn WordPress platform needs more content! Everyone can submit their idea for a workshop. In case you are hesitant or have some questions, @camikaos and @harishanker are hosting two Q&A sessions to answer all questions related to creating workshops!
New and ongoing discussions
Request for Feedback: Community Team Meeting times for 2021
It has been a long time since our Community Team Meetings times have been revised. We are now in the process of selecting new meeting times which accommodates our current active team members. Go and vote before this friday.
Proposal Update: Decision making checklist for safe, in-person meetups
@angelasjin posted a follow-up proposal on the process of how meetups could have in-person events again. At the time being, all events are expected to be held online. The team is preparing to allow in-person meetups in a controlled way, as there are high hopes that communities can start having in-person gatherings soon again. Safety and health of everyone in our community are important, so please leave your feedback on the in-person 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. decision making checklist before this friday.
Call for Volunteers: Creating a Learn WordPress Course on Open Source Leadership
@angelasjin is looking for volunteers to help they create an course about Open 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. Leadership on the new Learn WordPress platform. You can also help by giving feedback about planned topics. If you are interested, leave a comment on the post before 2020-02-12!
Annual Meetup Survey Revisions for 2020
It’s time to send the annual Meetup Survey again for organisers and attendees! Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the WordPress Chapter Meetup program pivoted to online events partway through 2020. With that in mind, the surveys do need changes. @courtneypk is looking to get feedback before 2020-02-23.
Opportunity to bring things into discussions that weren’t on the meeting agenda and if anyone has something they would like to share with the team. If you have a topic in mind before the meeting, please add it into the comments of this post.
Hope to see you on Thursday, either on Asia-Pacific / EMEA or Americas friendly version of the meeting!
Preliminary agenda was put together in collaboration of @sippis and @kcristiano.