Community Team Chat Schedule

In our Community Team Chats this month, we discussed the possibility of changing our monthly team chat to bi-weekly (every other week) or weekly. We’d like to hear what you think! Please take a moment to respond to the poll below.

 

Please respond by Friday, 14 April. If we all agree on a change, we’ll post an update on the change next week.

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20 UTC Community Chat notes

April 6 2017 20:00 UTC Community Chat edition – notes for those who couldn’t make it.

This is a #recap for those who couldn’t make the Community Chat. Join us in the#community-team channel for real time discussion. Not 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/. yet? Sign up here.

Our agenda based on the morning’s agenda

  • Can and should we increase the frequency of meetings from monthly?
  • Open discussion about 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. naming conventions
  • Managing mentors, it would be good to find someone else to manage mentors in the EU/Asian timezone
  • _This was on the agenda, but did not quite get discussed_ Roles & Responsibilities and naming conventions of groups within Community Team – e.g. Who’s WordCamp CentralWordCamp Central Website for all WordCamp activities globally. https://central.wordcamp.org includes a list of upcoming and past camp with links to each.?

Other requests for the agenda that were not reflected in the morning meeting

  • collaborate with the Polyglots on the Rosetta Outreach project.
  • have check-ins on the progress of the 2017 goals.
  • a discussion of whether we still need/want monthly reports
  • changing/modifying the language in the code of conduct to reflect gender expression

Topic 1 – Can and should we increase the frequency of meetings from monthly? – https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C037W5S7X/p1491509190670362

General consensus was that twice monthly meetings would be good with @miss_jwo pointing out that it would depend on the focus of them and @kcristiano pointing out that we wouldn’t want bi-weekly reports.

@remediosgraphic asked if we would continue with the two separate meetings for different timezones. general consensus was yes.

@chanthaboune moved that we vote on it on the p2 so others have a chance to weigh in.

Topic 2 – Open discussion about WordCamp naming conventions – https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C037W5S7X/p1491509605805959

The morning session of the chat focused primarily on the URLURL A specific web address of a website or web page on the Internet, such as a website’s URL www.wordpress.org structure but touched on the city/country debate as well.

@remediosgrphic brought up WordCamp Netherlands but stated that Costa Rica (also a small country) agrees with the city naming convention.

@krcistiano stated the naming convention should be a guideline not a rule, but that country naming would be super hard to justify.

It was discussed that not a small part of the reason for city based WordCamps is to avoid locked in organizers that act as a controlling force in the community.

@slash1andy asked what happens when there are 2 different groups both wanting to organize a country camp

@myinternetscout proposed there should be some threshold before a country WC could be considered. Also asked about State named camps.

@kcristiano asked if we should have a p2 post on this topic to prep for this year’s community summit.

There was a reminder that no binding decisions are made on slack and that this discussion will evolve over the years and be held at Community Summit. For full details of this portion of the conversation see slack link above.

Topic 3 – mentors in the EU/Asian timezones – https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C037W5S7X/p1491510753180972

We need more of them and we need someone to partner with @brandondove to wrangle them

Mentioned that Cami and Brandon are working with Corey on a tool to make mentoring a bit easier

Brandon brought up that @mayuko volunteered to be mentor wrangler for Asia

Jenny suggested we have one mentor wrangler per region (Americas, Europe, Asia)

Reminder that we’re accepting more awesome deputies

Topic 4 – roles and naming of WordCamp volunteers – https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C037W5S7X/p1491511424398804

1. We have the Global Community Team which is all volunteers who work on WordCamp/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. applications, mentoring, or training.
2. WordCamp Central can mean the community p2 or roughly anyone who has to be on the bank account so they can sign contracts.
The folks who can sign contracts are part of the Global Community Team

A discussion of what “WordCamp Central” and “Central” means to different people. This will take further discussion, clarification, and agreement. And we’ll need to train ourselves and others on how to refer to the team and parts of the team.

And a glossary would be helpful

Additional topics – We didn’t get to additional topics and they will need to be discussed later

Open Q&A –

@kcristano asked about the proposal for changing/modifying the language in the code of conduct to reflect gender expression and whether we’re looking to revamp the CoC or get approval on that minor change.

@chanthaboune answered that we’re looking at that minor change

cami suggested we discuss the change on a p2 or at the Summit where a decision can be made and we can move forward with the update.

in attendance: @chanthaboune @camikaos @nowellvanhoesen @brandondove @yaycheryl @thabotswana @sheriebeth @miss_jwo @kcristiano @remediosgraphic @slash1andy @myinternetscout

You can read the full chat here: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C037W5S7X/p1491508769525185

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Community Team Chat this Thursday, 6 April

Just a reminder that our monthly Community Team Chat will be held this Thursday, April 6th. This will be the first time that we will hold two chats, for two different timezones! The first will be at April 6, 2017, 08:00 UTC, then we’ll have another at April 6, 2017, 20:00 UTC, both in the #community-team channel of 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/ 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/..

Are there any agenda items that you’d like to add for discussion? Please chime in with a comment on this post.

Let’s also post reports in the comments so we can discuss them. Reports are needed for the following:

This is a thread for agenda items and posting monthly reports in preparation for the Community Chat. Join us in the #community-team channel for real time discussion. Not on Slack yet? Sign up here.

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Reminder: Community Team Chat is this Thursday

Just a reminder that our monthly Community Team Chat will be held this Thursday, March 2 at 19:00 UTC in the #community-events channel of 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/ 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/.. Mark your calendars, and if there’s something you want to discuss in the chat, mention it in the comments here! 🙂

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Monthly chat time change for this month

With part of the Global Community Team on a 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. this week working on moving our help desk from SupportPress to Help Scout, we need to change the Monthly Community Team Chat from the usual time of 19:00 UTC to earlier in the day. So, this week, the monthly chat will be at:

8:00 UTC on Thursday, 2 February 2016 in #community-events

While we’re talking about the team meeting time, have a look at this post about how we can change the meeting time to be more globally inclusive – your input would be invaluable.
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Reminder: Community Team Chat is this Thursday!

Just a reminder that our monthly Community Team Chat will be held this Thursday at 19:00 UTC in the #outreach channel of 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/ 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/.. Mark your calendars! (Presto! It’s August and the summer’s nearly gone. Who let that happen?)

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Reminder that we’re not having a meeting today

Because we’re not having a meeting today. 🙂 Post to the blog if you have something you want to talk to the group about! 🙂

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Community team communication

Last week, we discussed switching away from a weekly team chat and instead moving more of our communication to this blog. This will free up 3 volunteer hours for many people per month, and also make it easier for people not in Eastern-through-Pacific time zones to participate in conversations on a more equal footing with everyone else.

This week, we agreed we all still wanted to do this, and so this post is just to note that we’re switching now to a once-a-month meeting, the first Thursday of every month at 19:00 UTC in #outreach (as you’ll see in the sidebarSidebar 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.). We’ll probably need to shift that time around every couple of months to keep equalizing the time zone imbalance.

This does not mean community team conversation will/should slow down! All deputies are authors on this blog, and if something comes up that you want to discuss with other deputies, please write a post about it! If we all keep posting details daily updates, then it should be even easier to keep on top of what’s happening in the community team. 🙂

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Community meetings suspended until 2015

A reminder for those of you who were in this week’s community chat, and a note for those of you who weren’t: Community chat is cancelled for the holidays and the rest of the year! I’ll see you all back 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/. in 2015!

Teams feel free to sound off below to let your members know if your meetings will continue as scheduled.

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Based on the comments on the post about…

Based on the comments on the post about splitting up meeting main topic by week, I would like to officially propose:

  • 1st Thursday of the month — Meetups (and other local events)
  • 2nd Thursday of the month — Mentorship programs, Diversity initiatives
  • 3rd Thursday of the month — WordCamps (and other big conferences)
  • 4th Thursday of the month — Contributor recognition, Site stuff
  • and on those occasions when there’s a 5th, we’ll have a virtual party. 🙂

For 2-4 there’s still work to be done assembling teams to have something to report/discuss, so some of the meetings might be light on action until next month (also because will need to give people in other contrib groups who are involved in these things some notice about these meetings).

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