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. (WPCSWordPress Coding Standards A collection of PHP_CodeSniffer rules (sniffs) to validate code developed for WordPress. It ensures code quality and adherence to coding conventions, especially the official standards for WordPress Core.) 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!

Conversations are the most powerful learning technology ever invented.
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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