Announcement: monthly chat for WordCamp organisers

A long, long time ago we started a discussion, here on the blog, about how we could support Community team mentors. This is completely OT and somehow related to this announcement 🙂

If you read the comments you will see that one of the issues that I raised is that we have a lot more 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. Mentors but still a lot of WordCamps don’t have one: this is why I am starting a new monthly chat for all WordCamp Organisers and I hope this will also help Mentors come together and exchange information.

Who is this for

WordCamp organisers, old and new, potential organisers, mentors.

Proposal for a general agenda

  • 1 hour meeting
  • 30 minutes – updates from the WordCamp Community Support: posts from the blog that you might have missed, new tools, deep dive into a specific handbook section
  • 30 minutes – open floor, bring up anything you need help with

Kick off meeting – October 25th 2018, 13:00 UTC

Since we need to start somewhere, I am taking the initiative to schedule the first meeting at a time that is a bit in between: Thursday, October 25, 13:00 UTC.

For the following chat we can decide together when it’s the best time to meet. If other mentors want to host the chats we might even do it twice a month 🙂

We will meet in the #community-events channel 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/.

Agenda for October 25th 2018

  • Introductions: mission, plans
  • WordCamp Organising news: posts from the blog that WordCamp organisers and mentors should be familiar with
  • One handbook section at a time: venue and date
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Community Team Chat Agenda | Thursday, 04 October 2018

Hey Team!

Agenda

  1. Deputy check-in:
    What have you been doing and how is it going?
  2. P2P2 P2 or O2 is the term people use to refer to the Make WordPress blog. It can be found at https://make.wordpress.org/. posts needing review/feedback:
  3. Highlighted P2 posts

Please add any additional items to this agenda by commenting on this post as needed.

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Community Team Chat Agenda | Thursday, 20 September 2018

Hey Team!

Our bi-monthly Community Team chat is happening this Thursday, 20 September 2018. Meeting times are Thursday, 19 September 2018 at 11:00 UTC and Thursday, 19 September 2018 at 20:00 UTC in #community-team on Slack – we use the same agenda for both meetings in order to include all time zones.

Agenda

  1. Deputy check-in:
    What have you been doing and how is it going?
  2. Payments offline for a week:
    As announced, all of the deputies who handle payments will be offline for the first week of October, so payments will be on hold for that time.
  3. Office Hours and Team Chat for first week of October:
    As with payments, we will also need to make sure that we have deputies able to cover Office Hours and the Community Team Chat for 1-7 October – details here.
  4. Call for meetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on meetup.com will help you find options in your area. application vetting:
    We have a lot of meetup applications that need vetting in the new Meetup Tracker – please jump in there whenever you can.
  5. P2P2 P2 or O2 is the term people use to refer to the Make WordPress blog. It can be found at https://make.wordpress.org/. posts needing review/feedback:

Please add any additional items to this agenda by commenting on this post as needed.

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Community Team Chat Agenda | Thursday, 6 September 2018

Hey Team!

Our bi-monthly Community Team chat is happening this Thursday, 6 September 2018. Meeting times are Thursday, 6 September 2018 at 11:00 UTC and Thursday, 6 September 2018 at 20:00 UTC in #community-team on Slack – we use the same agenda for both meetings in order to include all time zones.

Agenda

  1. Deputy check-in:
    What have you been doing and how is it going?
  2. Payments offline for a week:
    As announced, all of the deputies who handle payments will be offline for the first week of October, so payments will be on hold for that time.
  3. Office Hours and Team Chat for first week of October:
    As with payments, we will also need to make sure that we have deputies able to cover Office Hours and the Community Team Chat for 1-7 October – details here.
  4. Call for meetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on meetup.com will help you find options in your area. application vetting:
    We have a lot of meetup applications that need vetting (tagged as needs-vetting in Help Scout) – please jump in there whenever you can.
  5. P2P2 P2 or O2 is the term people use to refer to the Make WordPress blog. It can be found at https://make.wordpress.org/. posts needing review/feedback:

Please add any additional items to this agenda by commenting on this post as needed.

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Community Team Chat Recap | Thursday, 16 August 2018

(full text for meeting at UTC 11:00 and UTC 20:00 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/.)

Deputy Checkin

@lauraquellmalz: Lot of prep work for the Global Diversity Working Group with much networking throughout the other diversity working groups, documentation and blog posts.

@nukaga: Mentored 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. Taipei (with @kenshino) and answered questions about meetups of the Japanese community.

@nao: Worked on presentations with @mayo to get more organizers on board for the Tokyo meetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on meetup.com will help you find options in your area. and follewed up on a couple of swag packages. She also worken on a draft announcement post for closing the current event calendar and moving to the Meetup.com event list page.

@michelebutcher-jones: She is still in the learn and observe state. Also welcome on board!

@andreamiddleton: Mentored some WordCamps (Europe, Toronto) and setted up orientations. She also worked on some mediations.

@jdiaz1302: He is in the learan and observe state like Michele and contacted venues for the first Sans Salvador meetup.

@courtneypk: Worked on Help Scout triage and tickets and provided support to organizert. Also she held a couple of orientations for meetups and the WordCamp Raleigh. There was a budget review for WordCamp Riverside and provided mentoring for WCNYC. Also she is in the midst of organizing WordCamp Portland and onboarded Michele.

@bph: Worked on the WordCamp US and gave a lot of GutenbergGutenberg The Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/ Support.

@jillbinder: The Diversity Outreach Speaker Training team will run trainings for meetups in the last week of August and planned some for September.

A new system for managing WordCamp camera kits

Thanks to @sippis for pushing this forward – we now have a new system for managing and requesting camera kits for WordCamps. Here’s the announcement and handbook page.

P2P2 P2 or O2 is the term people use to refer to the Make WordPress blog. It can be found at https://make.wordpress.org/. posts needing review/feedback:

Call for topic suggestions: monthly meetup organizer newsletter

Nothing in particular important from the UTC 11:00 meeting despite the information that there are 635 meetup groups right now in the chapter program.

Call for Volunteers: Global Diversity Working Group

@lauraquellmalz: Got positive feedback on this and the group is going to get working on several stuff. A blogpost with all needed information is following soon.

Discussion: What makes a sponsor incompatible with our program?

This post is the 3rd most commented post on our P2 with heated discussion. The comments will be closed at August, the 24th. If you comment, try to stay in topic. Also simple “+1” helps the discussion to get more feedback.

I’m humbled by how much grace and thoughtfulness so many of our team are showing in this discussion <3

@andreamiddleton

Documentation review: WordPress Events in Dashboard

@sippis gathered some information in one place. Before publishing this she’d like to have some feedback on this. Post, GoogleDoc

Additional Notes

@lauraquellmalz started a discussion (slack) about the current state of the community pages. The current content should be reviewed and more information about the community team and its workings groups should be added to our website. A concept for this will be made. Contact her if you want to help.

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Community Team Chat Agenda | Thursday, 16 August 2018

Hey Team!

Our bi-monthly Community Team chat is happening this Thursday, 16 August 2018. Meeting times are Thursday, 16 August 2018 at 11:00 UTC and Thursday, 16 August 2018 at 20:00 UTC in #community-team on Slack – we use the same agenda for both meetings in order to include all time zones.

Agenda

  1. Deputy check-in:
    What have you been doing and how is it going?
  2. A new system for managing 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. camera kitsThanks to
    @sippis for pushing this forward – we now have a new system for managing and requesting camera kits for WordCamps. Here’s the announcement and handbook page.
  3. P2P2 P2 or O2 is the term people use to refer to the Make WordPress blog. It can be found at https://make.wordpress.org/. posts needing review/feedback:

Please add any additional items to this agenda by commenting on this post as needed.

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Community Team Chat Agenda | Thursday, 2 August 2018

Hey Team!

Our bi-monthly Community Team chat is happening this Thursday, 2 August 2018. Meeting times are Thursday, 2 August 2018 at 11:00 UTC and Thursday, 2 August 2018 at 20:00 UTC in #community-team on Slack – we use the same agenda for both meetings in order to include all time zones.

Agenda

  1. Deputy check-in:
    What have you been doing and how is it going?
  2. An update on EU camera kit management:
    We have a new manager for the EU camera kits from within the Community Team (we’ll leave it as a surprise for you to find out who it is during the meeting!)
  3. Deputies user group 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/.:
    We now have a @deputies user group in Slack that we can use to 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.” all of our active deputies.
  4. New 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/. Fields for WordCamps:
    WordCamps can now add info about their Contributor Days to their listing – this is great for tracking and adding public info for which WordCamps are hosting Contributor Days.
  5. P2P2 P2 or O2 is the term people use to refer to the Make WordPress blog. It can be found at https://make.wordpress.org/. posts needing review/feedback:

Please add any additional items to this agenda by commenting on this post as needed.

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Community Team Chat Agenda | Thursday, 19 July 2018

Our bi-monthly Community Team chat is happening this Thursday, 19 July 2018. Meeting times are Thursday, 19 July 2018 at 11:00 UTC and Thursday, XXXXXXXXX 2018 at 20:00 UTC in #community-team on Slack – we use the same agenda for both meetings in order to include all time zones.

Agenda

  1. Deputy check-in:
    What have you been doing and how is it going?
  2. Input for the July meetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on meetup.com will help you find options in your area. organiser newsletter:
    We’re putting together the month’s meetup organiser newsletter and looking for input on things to include, specifically we would like to highlight an interesting/different/new meetup event format that one of our groups is doing, so please bring your ideas and suggestions.
  3. P2P2 P2 or O2 is the term people use to refer to the Make WordPress blog. It can be found at https://make.wordpress.org/. posts needing review/feedback:

Please add any additional items to this agenda by commenting on this post as needed.

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Community Team Chat Agenda | Thursday, 5 July 2018

Hello team!
Our bi-monthly Community Team chat is happening this Thursday, 5 July 2018.
Meeting times are Thursday, 5 July 2018 at 11:00 UTC and Thursday, 5 July 2018 at 20:00 UTC in #community-team on 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/. – we use the same agenda for both meetings in order to include all time zones.

Agenda

  1. Deputy check-in:
    What have you been doing and how is it going?
  2. P2P2 P2 or O2 is the term people use to refer to the Make WordPress blog. It can be found at https://make.wordpress.org/. posts needing feedback/action:
  3. Highlighted posts for all deputies

Please add any additional items to this agenda by commenting on this post as needed.

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Community Team Chat Agenda | Thursday, 21 June 2018

Hello team!
Our bi-monthly Community Team chat is happening this Thursday, 21 June 2018.
Meeting times are Thursday, 21 June 2018 at 11:00 UTC and Thursday, 21 June 2018 at 20:00 UTC in #community-team on 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/. – we use the same agenda for both meetings in order to include all time zones.

Agenda

  1. Deputy check-in:
    What have you been doing and how is it going?
  2. P2P2 P2 or O2 is the term people use to refer to the Make WordPress blog. It can be found at https://make.wordpress.org/. posts needing feedback/action:
  3. Highlighted posts for all deputies

Please add any additional items to this agenda by commenting on this post as needed.

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