Community Team Goals 2022: Open Discussion Sessions

Toward the end of last year, the Community Team opened a call for suggestions for the 2022 Community team goals. As you can see from the comments on that post, lots of great suggestions were made! 

2022 is a unique year for the Community Team due to the ongoing challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, which seems to have no end! Last year, the team was lucky enough to have some excellent suggested goals, but due to the challenging nature of the year, we were not able to get to most of them. With that in mind, in 2022, let us try to finalize a small list of high-impact goals that will support and empower our resilient community. As team representatives, @samsuresh and I are going to attempt a process to gather more information around suggested goals and finalize high-impact action items for 2022, in a collaborative way. 

At this time, all suggested goals have been added to a public Community Team 2022 Goals Trello board as separate cards. Everyone is invited to open cards and add additional detail to the goal, such as (but not limited to):

  • What makes the goal important/what kind of impact the goal will have if met
  • What kind of resources the team would need to achieve the goal
  • What historical context might be important to understanding the goal
  • Whether there are any perceived barriers
  • Whether the goal is both measurable and achievable in 2022

Help us finalize the Community Team goals for 2022

Along with this Trello board, some open discussion sessions are being planned. In these discussion sessions, 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. and community team members can join to chat, ask questions about specific goals, and add details to goal cards together. 

Two of these discussions will be held as text chats during the Community Team meeting in the #community-team channel of the Make/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/., on February 3 (Thursday).

In addition to these discussions, we are also planning synchronous discussions over video on February 10, 2022, at the same timings:

All of you are cordially invited to join us for the Community Team goal discussion sessions! 

You can either join us in Slack during the Community Team chats being held on February 3 (if you don’t have a Slack account yet, please visit: https://make.wordpress.org/chat/ to create one) or participate in our video discussions on February 10th.

If you would like to join us for the goals discussion over video on February 10th, please comment on this post expressing your interest in participating. You can also DM @samsuresh or me to participate. Details of these calls are already available in the Community 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. 

Our Trello board will remain open until Monday, February 14, so that even if you aren’t able to participate in the discussion sessions, you’ll still have a few days to add your comments to the 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. By Friday, February 18, the 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. will summarize our 2022 Community Team goals in a new post on our team blog.

Have any questions on the process? Do you wish to participate in the goal-setting process? Let us know in the comments! 

This post was written jointly by @samsuresh and I (@harishanker).

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2022 Goals for the Community Team: Suggestions Invited

As 2021 is slowly coming to an end (can you believe it?) it is time to start thinking about the Community Team’s goals for 2022. While 2021 felt like a continuation of 2020, we did see some exciting changes on the horizon, especially as we paved way for the return of in-person WordPress meetups, WordCamps, and do_action charity hackathons. I feel that 2022 will be a pivotal year for our team as we begin to see a return to in-person events after nearly 18 months of online events. Hence, it seems prudent that the team starts thinking of its 2022 goals early on.

This post is intended as an open thread for suggestions for our 2022 team goals. Please share your ideas on what our team should try to accomplish in 2022. Ideas that were suggested in the past and new ideas are welcome. 

As you can see in brainstorming posts from 2021, 2020, 2018, 2017, and 2016, every year we collected and shortlisted a long list of goals for our team. However, the team often fell short of meeting these goals. As we are on the cusp of a challenging (and exciting!) year, it feels more prudent to have a small set of achievable goals that will help us find a direction for our team.

While all ideas are welcome, we request you to focus on high-level goals that are achievable, which will set the direction for our growth as we step into a new year.

We will leave this post open for comments until December 6, 2021 (Monday) December 13 (Monday) to give everyone time to make their suggestions. After that, we will be organizing brainstorming sessions to summarize the suggestions and filterFilter Filters are one of the two types of Hooks https://codex.wordpress.org/Plugin_API/Hooks. They provide a way for functions to modify data of other functions. They are the counterpart to Actions. Unlike Actions, filters are meant to work in an isolated manner, and should never have side effects such as affecting global variables and output. them into a short set of high-level goals for our team.

If you would like to be involved in the goal setting process, please comment on this post expressing your interest, OR reach out to @sippis or @harishanker in the Make 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/..

What would you think the Global Community TeamGlobal Community Team A group of community organizers and contributors who collaborate on local events about WordPress — monthly WordPress meetups and/or annual conferences called WordCamps. should focus on, in 2022? Let us know in the comments!

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The following fine folks contributed to this post: @angelasjin, @kcristiano, @_dorsvenabili, and @sippis

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 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. round table.

On Monday, March 29th, Ryan Marks and I co-hosted a gathering of Advisory Team members to begin shaping ideas and goals for an online Community 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. Round Table in June 2021.

Project Co-Leads: Kathy Drewien (@kdrewien), Ryan Marks (@rmarks)
Advisory Team: Angela Jin (@angelasjin), Junko Nukaga (@nukaga), Kevin Cristiano (@kcristiano), Mary Job (@mariaojob), Sam Suresh (@samsuresh), and Timi Wahalahti (@sippis)

In alignment with the team goals, and to share ideas and experiences, make connections, and support each other, we hope to achieve the following:

  1. Deepen connections between 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. and build stronger relationships.
  2. Boost and clarify the role of Deputies within the WordPress community.
  3. Facilitate understanding of how/where/when Deputies can contribute and find support.

Format: Zoom video discussion with small topic-driven breakout rooms
Time investment: 1.5 hours

Doodle Poll for Event Dates

We are offering two times for you to consider. They’re not our traditional split of Asia-Pacific/EMEA and Americas since Ryan and I want to attend and facilitate both meetings. This event would occur at two different times on the same date. The time options have been selected to accommodate as many deputies as possible to attend during typical working hours (0800-1700 in their local time zone).

  • 1200 UTC for Eastern US, Brazil, Europe, Middle East. Africa and Western Asia
    for those from Missouri (0700 CDT) to Nepal (1745 NPT). time.is/compare
  • 2300 UTC for Eastern Asia, Oceania, and Western US
    for those from Japan (0800 JST) to Oregon (1600 PDT). time.is/compare

Action Items for each WPCS Deputy:

  1. Vote for as many options that work well for you no later than April 16 at 1200 UTC.
    https://doodle.com/poll/yemyxrgr2fcm7u2k
  2. Provide us feedback. It’s okay to DM myself (@Kathy Drewien) or Ryan (@rmarks), or share your feedback as a comment on this post..

I’m looking forward to our Community Deputy Round Table conversation!

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Conversations carry news, create meaning, foster cooperation, and spark innovation.
Open, honest conversations throughout our workspace spreads intellectual capital, improves cooperation, and strengthens personal relationships.  ~ Jay Cross

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