I’ll be holding a Mentor Orientation Q&A Hangout…

I’ll be holding a 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. Orientation/Q&A Hangout tomorrow, April 6th at 10-10:30am PDT for any of our active (or newly active) 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.. This is not a required orientation, but if you feel like they could use some orienting to all of our systems, let me know.

#orientation

Upcoming WordCamp Hangouts

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. organizer hangouts are scheduled for August!

Google Plus has some interesting opinions about how many people we can invite to these hangouts, which are public to anyone in the WordPress community. If you’ve not been invited via Google Plus, please consider this your invitation and request to join any event that looks like fun to you. The last orientation in August will be streamed, so no limits there.

This month I’ve scheduled two experimental WordCamp organizer “lunch” hangouts, which are intended to be casual gatherings for WordCamp organizers. No agenda, just WordCamp organizing chatter and fun times. If your camp is in planning, bring your challenges, ideas, and questions for feedback and advice from other organizers.

#orientation, #wordcamps

New Mods – Orientation tomorrow!

Howdy new mods, as mentioned earlier this week, we will be doing an orientation in IRC (#wordpress-getinvolved on freenode)tomorrow at 9AM Pacific. That’s EDIT: 1600 for our friends in Germany! Not sure when that is for you? Click the link in the above announcement to see what time it is in your part of the world.

As preparation, be sure you have watched the video here on how to moderate. We won’t focus on that too much though we will walk through it a bit. We’ll also talk about the following:

  • The standards we use for content we publish.
  • Approving videos – walk through
  • Using tags to communicate with other mods, classify videos, and feature content
  • Managing site and theme features on wordpress.tv
  • Other moderator tips and tricks

I posted details of how to join us in IRC over here, but if you have any issues let me know. If you are on Skype, 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.” me at jerrysarcastic, or you can email me at jerry [at] automattic [dot] com.

BE THERE OR BE SQUARE! 🙂

Pinging: @arkonisus @chantalcoolsma @stkjj @joanboluda @ubernaut @zodiac1978

#orientation, #wordpress-tv

Let’s have a new moderator orientation!

Howdy ModSquad, so first some awesome news; we are growing in numbers with the addition of two new moderators, so please welcome Torsten @zodiac1978 and Stefan @stkjj who both join us from Germany.

With that in mind, how about we have a quick orientation this Friday at 9:00am PDT (16:00 UTC ) in IRC (#wordpress-getinvolved on freenode) and plan on an hour? There will be a log available for anyone that can’t make it, and let’s plan on keeping it under an hour for those that can

To participate, you need an IRC client. Here is a list of several you can use, depending on your OS: https://codex.wordpress.org/IRC#IRC_Client_Applications

If you prefer, you can use the freenode web chat interface here, instead of downloading a client: http://webchat.freenode.net/

Once configured and installed (if using a client) point it to irc.freenode.net and connect. Youll need to choose a descriptive nickname and then join the #wordpress-getinvolved channel.

Pinging the following awesome new mods:
@arkonisus, @joanboluda @chantalcoolsma @ubernaut @zodiac1978 @stkjj 🙂

#new-moderators, #orientation, #wordpress-tv

Orientation Wrap-Up

Thanks to everyone who was able to attend orientation today. For anyone who couldn’t make it, you can read the full log of our chat here:

https://irclogs.wordpress.org/chanlog.php?channel=wordpress-getinvolved&day=2014-05-30&sort=asc#m25029

If you have any questions about the stuff we covered (or failed to cover) please speak up in the comments. 🙂

#orientation, #wordpress-tv

Moderator Orientation Details

Howdy new mods, as mentioned earlier this week, we will be doing an orientation in IRC (#wordpress-getinvolved on freenode) on Friday May 30, 2014 9am PDT Click the link to see what time it is in your area of the world

As something of an agenda (to keep me honest) we will cover the following

  • Some of the standards we use for content we publish.
  • Approving videos (please watch the video on this page before training)
  • Using tags to communicate with other mods, classify videos, and feature content
  • Managing site and theme features on wordpress.tv
  • Other moderator tips and tricks

As some of you mentioned, IRC is a new thing to you. To participate, you need an IRC client. Here is a list of several you can use, depending on your OS:
https://codex.wordpress.org/IRC#IRC_Client_Applications

If you prefer, you can use the freenode web chat interface here, instead of downloading a client: http://webchat.freenode.net/

Once configured and installed (if using a client) point it to irc.freenode.net and connect. You’ll need to choose a descriptive nickname and then “join” the #wordpress-getinvolved channel.

Please let me know if you have any questions or difficulties in joining the session on IRC. If you are on Skype, 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.” me at jerrysarcastic, or you can email me at jerry [at] automattic [dot] com

cc: @johnparkinson @brashrebel @squarepixel @natedriver @metodiew

#orientation, #wordpress-tv