Recap: Community Deputy Training – All About Community Deputies

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 will take place on the 3rd Thursday of the Month via a Zoom Call. 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. are invited to attend this session every month.

Attendees: @angelasjin, @adityakane, @megabyterose, @juliarosia, @devinmaeztri, Juan Hernando, @_dorsvenabili, Cate DeRosia, Nemanja and @samsuresh

Training started with an introduction of each deputy. This training is based on a P2 Tuesday Training: All About Community Deputies. The training covers topics such as building relationships, being a resource, and communicating with the community. The 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. in attendance are given an overview of the program and its goals. They are then given a chance to ask questions and share their own experiences.

Training key takeaways:-

  • Angela was expressing views on how the community was impacted by the pandemic. She said that the pandemic had changed the way people interact with each other. This has been a challenge for the Community Deputies. However, community deputies are also busy during pandemic assisting with online events.
  • Community Deputies can help solve problems and build relationships within the community. Deputy can also help coordinate events and activities, and provide support and assistance to 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. and 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. organizers. In addition, the Deputy can help connect people with resources and information and facilitate communication between community members.

It’s okay to say”I have no idea. Let’s figure this out together”

  • Deputies shared their experiences as new deputies and the challenges faced. But the deputies all agreed that the satisfaction of knowing they were helping to keep the peace was worth it. They also shared stories about discovering new tasks and learning how to do them.
  • Deputies may need 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 to look at tasks that are available for them. This may help new deputies to look at current tasks and work on them. The deputies could then choose which task they want to work on. This would help deputies to stay organized and to keep track of their progress and discover where to contribute. @_dorsvenabili will experiment on it and we can review it every month during the Deputy Training session.
  • Some deputies noted that it would be helpful to have a roster or guide of what tasks need to be completed and who to ask.
Deputies attending the session

Suggestions Welcome

What other topics would you like to learn about in the next month’s session? Please feel free to leave a comment below.

#community-team, #deputy-training, #meeting

Announcement: Changes in Community Team meetings

Already some time ago @kcristiano, @angelasjin, and I proposed changing the Community Team meetings. Given that all commenters were unanimous on changing the team meetings, here we go!

Starting from October, the Community Team is going to leave behind all of our current meetings. The new meetings are geared more towards the Community Team members who are out there running events and in general doing other things than admin work. All meetings are repeated twice on the same day for timezone considerations.

Summary & timeline of the change

After 2021-10-07 all current team meetings will be removed from the Community Team calendar. New meeting types are explained a little down below in this post. In short, these meetings will be replaced with three new ones:

  • Community Team Meeting on the first Thursday of each month at 12:00 UTC and 21:00 UTC
  • Community Local Event Organiser meeting on the second week of each month, exact date and time will be chosen based on Doodle poll.
  • MentorMentor 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. and 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. Chats on the third week of each month, exact date and time will be chosen based on Doodle poll.

These new meetings will be rolled out gradually, to allow everyone to vote on new times and adjust calendars. The timeline for changes is:

  • On 2021-10-07 last Team Meeting with the old structure.
  • On 2021-10-07 the poll for Mentor and Deputy Chats time closes.
  • On the week of 2021-10-18 first Mentor and Deputy Chat will take place.
  • On 2021-10-31 the poll for Community Local Organiser meeting time closes.
  • On 2021-11-04 first Team Meeting with a new structure.
  • On the week of 2021-11-08 first Community Local Organiser meeting will take place.

New meeting types, places and times

Community Team meeting

Meeting for anyone currently involved (event organisers, 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., 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.) or who wants to get involved with the Community Team. Also the place for cross-coordination between WordPress.orgWordPress.org The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/ teams when needed.

Compared to the old team meeting, these new team meetings will have a shorter agenda and more time for open floor discussions. Also, a place to spark new ideas on how our community could be developed. Highlighted blog posts will be shared only at the end of the meeting.

The meeting takes place in #community-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/. channel on the first Thursday of each month at 12:00 UTC and 21:00 UTC.

Community Local Organiser meeting

Meeting for all local event organisers out there! Whether you are a 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., 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. or 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. organiser or planning to organise an WordPress event – this is the meeting for you!

The purpose of this meeting is to help and connect the local community organisers. A place to share your best ideas, concerns and challenges with others. Or just to reach out to the Community Team for some help. The meeting will have a light structure and theme for each time.

The meeting takes place in #community-events Slack channel or in Zoom on the second week of each month. Vote for the meeting time!

Mentor and Deputy Chats

Meeting for all active WordCamp Mentors and Community Team Deputies.

Place for mentors and deputies to share knowledge with each other, talk about ideas and challenges encountered in weekly work and get peer support.

The meeting takes place in Zoom on the third week of each month. Vote for the meeting time!


Thank you to everyone involved in the previous discussion! Feel free to comment on this post if you have any questions about the new meeting formats!

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Community Team Meeting Agenda for 2021-09-16

The Community Team bi-weekly meeting is happening today. 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: 2021-09-16 12:00
Americas friendly meeting:
2021-09-16 21:00

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.

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. / MentorMentor 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?

Tuesday Trainings:

Announcements, Invites, and Workshops

Open floor

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!

#agenda, #community-team, #meeting

Community Team Meeting agenda for 2021-04-15

The Community Team bi-weekly meeting is happening today. 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: 2021-04-15 12:00
Americas friendly meeting:
2021-04-15 21:00

Note the Daylight Savings Time and how it might affect which time the meeting is taking place for you! The above times should be presented in your local time.

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.

Preliminary agenda

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. / MentorMentor 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?

Highlights

Improving the Learn WordPress Working Group meetings
It’s been about four months since the Learn WordPress Working Group started meeting at its current frequency and schedule. Erica is looking for feedback about a possible change of meeting time. Please fill the doodle poll before Tuesday, April 20th if you are part of Learn WordPress Working Group or interested in contributing to Learn project.

Discussion: The Community Team Contributor Ladder
Angela put together a post that clarifies the roles and responsibilities of Community Team contributors. Good reminder and worth checking out.

The Community Deputy Round Table is Coming in June
One of the WordPress Community SupportWordPress Community Support WordPress Community Support PBC is a subsidiary of WordPress Foundation. It is created specifically to be the financial and legal support for WordCamps, WordPress Meetup groups, and any additional “official” events organized within the WordPress Community Events program. (WPCSWPCS The collection of PHP_CodeSniffer rules (sniffs) used to format and validate PHP code developed for WordPress according to the WordPress Coding Standards. May also be an acronym referring to the Accessibility, PHP, JavaScript, CSS, HTML, etc. coding standards as published in the WordPress Coding Standards Handbook.) team goals for Q1&Q2 is to host an online deputy round table. Currently, a small team of experienced contributors is planning to organise this round table. Please fill the doodle poll to select the times tomorrow at the latest.

New and ongoing discussions

Frequency of these meetings
Currently, our Team Meetings are held on the first and third Thursdays of every month. In some months like April, this sequence does cause three weeks gap between the meetings. After today’s meeting, the next one would be in three weeks on 2021-05-06 instead of having two weeks gap like we usually have. Should we change the first and third Thursday rule sequence to every second week, in order to avoid the long gaps between? Comment your thoughts in this post 🙂

Proposal: Adding topic-based meetup groups as part of the Meetup chapter program
Typically, WordPress 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. are locally-organized groups that get together for face-to-face events on at least a monthly basis. The 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. Chapter program requires that a meetup be hosted for a city or a specified location. However as COVID-19 pandemic changed the world, changes were made to the events program to allow for online Meetups. Recently, the Community team received two applications to start a meetup group globally for a specific topic that is not tied to any city. Sam opened an discussion around topic if we should allow these kind of Meetups in our chapter program.

Request for feedback: Team goals check
As we enter Q2 of 2021, it seems appropriate to check where we are with the action items set for Q1 and Q2 in our Team goals. If you are working with some action item or do know the progress of one, please leave an update in the comments of the post.

Open floor

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!

#meeting, #meeting-agenda, #meetings, #team-chat, #team-meeting

Community Team Meeting agenda for 2021-03-04

The Community Team bi-weekly meeting is happening tomorrow. 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!

Please note the new meeting times!
Asia-Pacific / EMEA friendly meeting: 2021-03-04 12:00 UTC
Americas friendly meeting:
2021-03-04 21:00 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.

Preliminary agenda

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. / MentorMentor 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?

Highlights

Tuesday Trainings
Again, really valuable content in the past two Tuesday Trainings posts. Especially the When can we start having meetups in person again is a really good and important post, as we are now allowing in-person 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. again that meet certain guidelines.

Meetup Organizers: Got diverse speakers? Got any speakers?
Diverse Speaker Training Working Group is hosting two proven, effective workshops for you and your underrepresented communities in March 2021. After this workshop 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. organiser will be able to support the participants to create great content that their meetup members would want to hear!

New and ongoing discussions

Proposal: 2021 Global Community Sponsorship program
As our events program will look again this year very different than we normally would have, there’s also need to redefine how our Global Community Sponsorship program will look as we can’t promise the usual benefits. A team of experienced global Community Sponsorship program contributors set up a proposal, and they propose offering one package only with completely new benefits, available on a quarterly basis. The comments deadline has already passed, but we surely can have discussion around this topic although.

Proposal to improve the organizing experience for online WordCamps
Over the past year, WordPress event organizers around the globe have learned so much about the process of organizing WordCamps, meetups, and other events online because we had to do that to keep going. Now that we’ve had a year to come together in this new way several of us have seen common obstacles. We want to tackle the three most common ones; tools, documentation and money. Please leave your feedback and share this post with everyone who organised online 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. during 2020, their feedback would help a lot!

Would Stats Dashboards Help Your Team?
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. team posted an idea about team-specific dashboards asking would help us with our job and what kind of metrics would be helpful. Please read the post, let’s chat about the points Ian listed and have a discussion on this post.

Open floor

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.

#meeting, #meeting-agenda, #team-chat, #team-meeting

Community Team Meeting agenda for 2021-02-18

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!

Please note the new meeting times!

Asia-Pacific / EMEA friendly meeting: 2021-02-18 12:00 UTC
Americas friendly meeting: 2021-02-18 21:00 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.

Preliminary agenda

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. / MentorMentor 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?

Highlights

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.

Tuesday Trainings: How can I best support my meetup group during these challenging times?
Really enjoyed this version of Tuesday Trainings! Worth reading, it has good tips on how to help fellow 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. organizers with their local meetup groups. The whole series is actually worth sharing with your community-oriented friends.

Meetup Organizer Newsletter: February 2021
The latest revision of the meetup organiser newsletter has been sent out! Spread the content in your local community.

New and ongoing discussions

Meeting times and Daylight Savings Time
DST is here again and some parts of the world are moving their clocks. In previous years, we have moved the meeting times accordingly one hour forward after EU/UK has started the DST. What should we do this year, stick with UTC times or move like previously?

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.

Announcement: Decision making checklist for in-person meetups now available
The team agreed on creating a checklist and allowing in-person 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. if a certain set of criteria are met. There are also helpful resources for meetup organisers that do have questions around the topic. How community members have received this information? Any feedback at this point? Is all this information understandable for local organisers and 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.?

Community Team 2021 Goals Summary
We managed to put our goals for this year together! The summary is quite lenghty, so please take a time to read it carefully. There are set of ongoing goals, to which everyone can contribute easily in their everyday work. There’s also bit bigger goals for Q1 and Q2 what would need someone or group of contributors working towards the goals. Share in the post or in the meeting, if you are interested on working some goal!

Open floor

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.

#meeting, #meeting-agenda, #team-chat, #team-meeting

Meeting times starting from 2021-02-18 and Daylight Savings Time

Community Team Meeting times are changing based on the result of a poll we had some time ago. Both versions of the meetings are going to be held one hour later starting from our next meetings on 2021-02-18 (next week!). The day is not changing, it’s still the first and third Thursdays of every month.

New times for the meetings are:

Asia-Pacific / EMEA friendly meeting: 12:00 UTC
Americas friendly meeting: 21:00 UTC

Changes will be reflected in our blog, 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 and make.wordpress.org/meetings calendar tomorrow latest. If you spot a place where old meeting times are told, please let me know in the comments.

Daylight Savings Time planning

DST is here again and some parts of the world are moving their clocks. In previous years, we have moved the meeting times accordingly one hour forward after EU/UK has started the DST on 2021-03-29.

What we should do this year, move the meeting times like we have done in the past or stick with the same UTC times regardless of DST? Please share your opinion in the comments!

#daylight-savings-time, #dst, #meeting, #meeting-time, #meeting-times

Community Team Meeting agenda for 2021-02-04

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.

Preliminary agenda

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. / MentorMentor 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?

Highlights

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 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. 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.

Tuesday Trainings
We are trying a new format with Tuesday Trainings! At least for few next episodes, Tuesday Trainings are going to answer questions that 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. 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 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. 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 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. 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.

Open floor

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.

#meeting, #meeting-agenda, #team-chat, #team-meeting

Community Team Meeting agenda for 2021-01-21

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!

Meeting times are detailed below:

Asia-Pacific / EMEA friendly: 2021-01-21 11:00 UTC
Americas friendly:2021-01-21 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.

Preliminary agenda

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. / MentorMentor 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?

Highlights

Contributor Working Group
The group is working towards creating a comprehensive, centralized location for all Contributor information. If you’d like to get involved, reach out to @amethystanswers. Their last meeting was on 2021-01-06, here’s a recap of it.

Diverse Speaker Training Working Group
The group supports 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. 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, reach out to @jillbinder. Their last meeting was on 2021-01-13, here’s a recap of it.

2020 Incident Reports – Details and Results
In 2020, Community Team received a total of 2 incident reports. @camikaos posted a summary of those reports and actions taken.

New and ongoing discussions

Proposal: Slack Channel for Online Events
@annezazu posted a proposal about creating new 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/. channel where information about upcoming online events could be shared cross-team and across team boundaries. Please leave your feedback!

Proposal: Translating Learn WordPress
@evarlese started the discussion around translating the new Learn WordPress platform. There are many steps to do and decide, before getting, so chime into the discussion before Sunday, January 24, 2021.

Request for Feedback: Organizing do_action and Open Source Workshops in 2021
The community held online 5 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. hackathons and a handful of open-source workshops in 2020. @harishanker is looking for ideas and feedback on how we could support these event format organizers. Share your thoughts on the topic before Monday, January 25, 2021.

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 2021-02-05.

Tuesday Trainings: A Call to Action!
@camikaos started great Tuesday Training series last year, which has brought many important topics and helpful resources for the team. Cami is now requesting new submissions, topic ideas, suggestions for possible authors and help to curate the series. Volunteer to write a Tuesday Training post or lend a hand on curation!

Open floor

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.

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Request for Feedback: Community Team Meeting times for 2021

It has been a long time since our Community Team Meetings times have been revised, and we’ve checked the suitability of those from our current team members. As the new year starts, it’s a good time to do the check and see if there’s a need to change the meeting times.

Community Team Meetings are held on the first and third Thursdays of every month. Each meeting happens twice in the same day to cater to different time zones. We plan to keep all this unchanged.

Currently, our meeting times are 11:00 UTC and 20:00 UTC. This is the part we are interested in and looking to change in case some other times prove to be more appropriate for most of the Community Team members.

To vote on the times, please fill this Doodle. Times are shown in your local timezone by default. Make sure to check that Doodle guessed your timezone right. If you want to change the timezone for times shown, use the timezone selector right above the table view.

Please note that the poll is used to vote on times for the rest of the year, regardless it having only one date.

You can vote for multiple times and for both, EMEA / Asia-Pacific and US friendly, meeting times. Team reps will choose the two times that have gotten most votes but do use consideration in order to ensure covering all timezones.

Next two team meetings, on 2021-01-21 and 2021-02-04, will still be held 11:00 UTC and 20:00 UTC. If meeting times are subject to change as a result of this vote, first meeting which will take place at the new time is 2020-02-18.

Please vote before 2021-02-05.

This post was written in collaboration of @sippis and @kcristiano.

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