Monthly Reports – March 2017

Our Monthly Community Chat is coming this week, so let’s post reports here so we can discuss them. Reports are needed for the following:

We also need volunteers for the following reports (pinging @chanthaboune, @hlashbrooke, @_dorsvenabili):

This is a thread to post monthly reports in preparation for 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.

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Monthly Reports

Our Monthly Community Chat is coming, so let’s post our reports here so we can discuss them.

This is a thread to post monthly reports in preparation for 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.
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Notes from Community Team Chat | July 7, 2016

We held the monthly Community Team Chat yesterday (July 7, 2016) at 19:00 UTC in #outreach on the Making WordPress 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/.. You can view the full Slack logs here (Slack account required to view).

Mentorship Programme

@brandondove gave a report on the current status of the 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. mentorship programme (Slack logs):

  • 29 total mentors (17 active, 4 maxed out, 8 inactive)
  • 37 camps actively being mentored
  • 9 camps that need mentors

In general the mentorship programme is working well and being very effective. Given that the number of active WordCamps fluctuates over the course of the year, there are times of the year when we do not have enough mentors and times when we do. Right now we do not have enough to cover all of the camps that need them.

WordCamps

@camikaos reported on the status of WordCamps at the moment (Slack logs):

  • 5 camps needing vetting
  • 2 camps needing orientation
  • 34 camps in the pre-planning stage
  • 49 camps scheduled
  • 37 camps closed in 2016 so far

Given that some of those camps are for 2017, we’ll be looking at around 115 camps in total for 2016.

WCEU 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/.

@miss_jwo gave some feedback about what the Community achieved at the WordCamp Europe Contributor Day on July 26, 2016 (Slack logs):

  • @camikaos and @chanthaboune lead a workshop on WordCamps and Meetups
  • @kcristiano and @camikaos led a Q&A session
  • Testing sessions were held for new WordCamp organisers using WordCamp.org
  • A number of people worked on improving the handbooks

Meetups

@chanthaboune gave an update on Meetups (Slack logs):

  • We have 305 total 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. groups (97,130 members)
  • 21 new groups created in the last month
  • 28 applications received in the last month
  • 0 groups closed in the last month
  • 63.2% groups are outside the US
  • 36.7% groups in the US
  • We average ~350 events a month

She noted that we have not been sending out the monthly emails to meetup groups around the world and some discussion was had about possibly making those email quarterly instead of attempting to do them monthly.

Miscellaneous

@chanthaboune had a few miscellaneous items at the end of the meeting (Slack logs):

  • We are in the process of moving our 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/. to an O2P2 P2 or O2 is the term people use to refer to the Make WordPress blog. It can be found at https://make.wordpress.org/. (much like the Meta blog has already). Everything will continues to work as it should, but it’s worth mentioning.
  • The team at 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. has grown with the addition of @courtneypk and @hlashbrooke – this means we have more effective coverage across most time zones.

Remember that these monthly Community team chats are on The first Thursday of every month at 19:00 UTC in #outreach on Slack. Have a look at 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. of this P2 for other meeting & office hours times.

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Meetup Status Weekly Report (From May 20th to June 3rd)

Holita Community Team!
This is a report of all the 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 that we’ve seen work on last week (from May 20th to June 3rd).
If you have questions (or see something that’s missing) let us know in the comments.
Have a nice weekend! 🙂

1) 4 NEEDS VETTING
Lisboa, Portugal
Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
Lisbon, Portugal

2) 3 REQUESTED MORE INFORMATION
Chandigarh, India
Ikeja, Nigeria
Covington

3) 3 DECLINED
Yamuna Nagar, Haryana, India (The applicant re-applied for organizing another Meetup group in Chandigarh)
Managua, Nicaragua (asked to join the current Meetup group in the city)
Bangalore, India (asked to join the current Meetup group in the city)

4) 10 NEEDS/SCHEDULING ORIENTATION/INTERVIEW
Santa Barbara, CA, USA (scheduling)
Oulu, Finland (scheduling)
Vizag, Pradesh, India (scheduling)
Puerto España, Trinidad and Tobago
Juba, South Sudan (scheduling)
Caracas, Venezuela (scheduling)
Aix en Provence, France (scheduled)
Oslo, Norway (scheduled)
Blackburn, UK (scheduled)
Chelyabinsk, Russia (scheduled)

5) 4 ORIENTED. NEEDS TO TRANSFER THE GROUP TO THE CHAPTER
Medellin, Colombia
Cornas, France
Wadern, Saarland, Germany
Rome, Italy

6) 11 ORIENTED AND JOINED THE CHAPTER
Guayaquil, Ecuador
Bali, Indonesia
Boise, ID, US
Harare, Zimbabwe
Glasgow, UK
Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
Rajkot, Gujarat, India
Tuluá, Colombia
Norwich, UK
Málaga, Spain
Lille, France

#community-management, #meetups-2, #report, #status

Meetup Status Weekly Report (From May 14nd to 20th)

Howdy Community Team!
This is a report of all the 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 that we’ve seen work on last week (from May 14nd to 20th).
If you have questions (or see something that’s missing) let us know in the comments! 🙂

1) 9 NEEDS VETTING
Guayaquil, Ecuador
Chandigarh, India
Ikeja, Nigeria
Bali, Indonesia
Boise, ID, US
Harare, Zimbabwe
Covington
Medellin, Colombia
Yamuna Nagar, Haryana, India

2) 2 REQUESTED MORE INFORMATION
Brisbane, Australia
Managua, Nicaragua

3) 4 DECLINED
Nairobi, Kenya (asked to join the current Meetup group in the city)
Rockville, US (asked to join the current Meetup group in the city)
St. Catharines, ON, Canada (They will join forces with the Niagara group)
Fair Oaks, US (asked to join the current Meetup group in the city)

4) 12 NEEDS/SCHEDULING ORIENTATION/INTERVIEW
Cornas, France (scheduling)
Santa Barbara, CA, USA (scheduling)
Oulu, Finland (scheduling)
Vizag, Pradesh, India
Glasgow, UK
Puerto España, Trinidad and Tobago
Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
Rajkot, Gujarat, India (scheduled)
College Station, TX, US (scheduled)
Tuluá, Colombia (scheduled)
Juba, South Sudan (scheduling)
Caracas, Venezuela (scheduling)

5) 3 ORIENTED. NEEDS TO TRANSFER THE GROUP TO THE CHAPTER
Wadern, Saarland, Germany
Norwich, UK
Rome, Italy

6) 1 ORIENTED AND JOINED THE CHAPTER
Nürnberg, Germany

#community-management, #meetups-2, #report, #status

Meetup Status Weekly Report (From May 2nd to 13th)

Hola Community Team!
This is a report of all the 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 that we’ve seen work on last week (from May 2nd to 13th).
If you have questions (or see something that’s missing) let us know in the comments! 🙂

1) NEEDS VETTING
Oulu, Finland
Managua, Nicaragua
College Station, TX, US
Rockville, Maryland, US
Medellin, Colombia
St. Catharines, ON, Canada
Yamuna Nagar, Haryana, India
Nairobi, Kenya
Tuluá, Colombia
Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Brisbane, Australia
Rajkot, Gujarat, India
Puerto España, Trinidad and Tobago
Santa Cruz de Tenerife, España

2) REQUESTED MORE INFORMATION
Vizag, Pradesh, India
Halle, Germany
Québec, Canada

3) REJECTED
Fair Oaks, CA, USA (there is a Meetup group already in this city)

4) NEEDS/SCHEDULING ORIENTATION/INTERVIEW
Norwich, UK
Wadern, Saarland, Germany
Nürnberg/Bayern/Germany
Juba, South Sudan
Caracas, Venezuela
Hortolandia, Brazil
Cork, Ireland
Vancouver, Canada
Aix en Provence, France
Antibes, France
Santa Barbara, CA, USA
Rome, Italy

5) ORIENTED. NEEDS TO TRANSFER THE GROUP TO THE CHAPTER

6) ORIENTED AND JOINED THE CHAPTER
Appleton, WI, US
Kapolei, HI, US
Parma, Italy
Crete, Greece
Bari, Italy
Clinton, NJ, US
Kochi, India
Würzburg, Germany
Bitburg (Eifel), Germany
Lille, France

#community-management, #meetups-2, #report, #status

Meetup Status Weekly Report (From April 22th to May 2nd)

Hola Community Team!
This is a report of all the 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 that we’ve seen work on last week (from April 22th to May 2nd).
If you have questions (or see something that’s missing) let us know in the comments! 🙂

1) NEEDS VETTING
Clinton, NJ, US
Halle, Germany
Nuremberg, Germany
Würzburg, Germany
Bitburg, Germany
Parma, Italy
Québec, Canada
Juba, South Sudan
Caracas, Venezuela
Medellin, Colombia
Rockville, US
College Station, TX, US
Managua, Nicaragua
Oulu, Finland

2) REQUESTED MORE INFORMATION
Lille, France (reached out to applicant about a trademark issue)
Vizag/Andhra, India

3) REJECTED

4) NEEDS/SCHEDULING ORIENTATION/INTERVIEW
Hortolandia, Brazil (scheduling with Rocío)
Crete, Greece (scheduled with Rocío)
Cork, Ireland (scheduling with Rocío)
Bari, Italy (scheduled with Rocío)
Vancouver, Canada (scheduling with Josepha)
Kochi, India (scheduling with Aditya and Rocío)
Aix en Provence, France (scheduling with Rocío)
Antibes, France (scheduling with Rocío)

5) ORIENTED. NEEDS TO TRANSFER THE GROUP TO THE CHAPTER
Appleton, WI, US
Kapolei, HI, US

6) ORIENTED AND JOINED THE CHAPTER
Verona, Italy
Genova, Italy
Maidstone, UK
Nairobi, Kenya

#community-management, #meetups-2, #report, #status

Meetup Status Weekly Report (From April 18th to April 22th)

Hello, Community Team! This is a report of all the 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 that we’ve seen work on this week (from April 18th to April 22th).
If you have questions (or see something that’s missing) let us know in the comments!

1) NEEDS VETTING
Clinton, NJ, US
Crete, Greece
Lille, France
Norwick, UK
Valence, France
Bari, Italy
Halle, Germany
Nuremberg, Germany
Würzburg, Germany
Bitburg, Germany
Parma, Italy
Québec, Canada

2) REQUESTED MORE INFORMATION
Keta, Ghana

3) REJECTED

4) NEEDS/SCHEDULING ORIENTATION/INTERVIEW
Vancouver, Canada (Josepha)
Cork, Ireland (Rocío)
Aix en Provence, France (Rocío)
Nairobi, Kenia (Rocío)
Hortolandia, Brazil (Rocío)
Verona, Italy (Rocío)
Genova, Italy (Rocío)
Kapolei, HI, US (Rocío)
Antibes, France (Rocío)
Maidstone, UK (Rocío)
Appleton, WI, US (Rocío)

5) ORIENTED. NEEDS TO TRANSFER THE GROUP TO THE CHAPTER

6) ORIENTED AND JOINED THE CHAPTER
Sioux Falls, SD, US
Kalispell, MO, US

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Meetups Status Weekly Report (from April 10st to April 18th)

Hi Community team!
Here are the current statuses of those Meetups we saw movement from during the past week (from April 10st to April 18th). We’d love some help from the community deputies for vetting some of the applications, so let me know 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/. if you have any questions. Have a nice week! 🙂

1) NEEDS VETTING
Nairobi, Kenia
Hortolandia, Brazil
Verona, Italy
Genova, Italy
Kapolei, HI, US
Clinton, NJ, US
Antibes, France
Maidstone, UK
Appleton, WI, US
Crete, Greece
Lille, France
Norwick, UK
Valence, France
Halle, Germany
Nuremberg, Germany
Würzburg, Germany
Bitburg, Germany

2) REQUESTED MORE INFORMATION
Keta, Ghana

3) REJECTED

4) NEEDS/SCHEDULING ORIENTATION/INTERVIEW
Cork, Ireland (Rocío)
Kalispell, MO, US (Rocío)
Vancouver, Canada (Josepha)
Aix en Provence, France (Rocío)
McAllen, TX, US (Josepha)
Washington, DC, US (Josepha)

5) ORIENTED. NEEDS TO TRANSFER THE GROUP TO THE CHAPTER
Sioux Falls, SD, US

6) ORIENTED AND JOINED THE CHAPTER
Ahmedabad, India
Rosario, Argentina
Guadalajara, México
Bogota, Colombia
Zilina, Slovakia

#community-management, #meetups-2, #report, #status

WordCamp Status Weekly Report (From April 8th to April 14th)

Howdy Community team!
Here’s the weekly 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. Status report!
Here are the current statuses of those WordCamps we saw movement from during the past week (from April 8th to April 14th). Have a super nice week! 🙂

1) 7 applications NEEDS VETTING
Chennai, India
Nairobi, Kenya
Omaha, NE, US
Split, Croatia
Kyiv, Ukraine (more info requested)
Stockholm, Sweden (more info requested)
Indianapolis, Indiana (more info requested)

2) 1 application REJECTED
Hyderabad, India (asked to join the current local WP 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. community)

3) 5 applications NEEDS ORIENTATION/INTERVIEW (deputy scheduling orientation in parenthesis)
Belo Horizonte, Brazil (scheduling a Q&A session)
Johannesburg, South Africa (scheduling a Q&A session)
Bhubaneswar, India (Rocío and Aditya)
Bhopal, India (needs a second Q&A with Rocío and Adytia)
Žilina, Slovakia (Rocío and Peter)

4) 4 applications ORIENTED AND APPROVED FOR PRE-PLANNING (sent agreement and signed, site created, templates, etc.)
Baltimore, Maryland
Bucharest, Romania
Milan, Italy
Raleigh, NC US

5) 0 applications NEEDS BUDGET REVIEW (deputy scheduling orientation in parenthesis)

6) 1 WC BUDGET APPROVED. WAITING FOR CONTRACT.
Cape Town, South Africa

7) 3 WCs NEEDS CONTRACT TO BE SIGNED
Bilbao, Spain (new venue insurance, waiting for the new contract)
Vancouver, Canada
Winnipeg, Canada

8) 1 WC is WAITING FOR ORGANIZERS TO FILL OUT LISTING ON CENTRAL BEFORE PUBLISHING TO SCHEDULE
Frankfurt, Germany

9) 1 WC has been PUBLISHED ON CENTRAL THIS WEEK
Orlando, FL, US

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