Hello friends! I would like to welcome you to the latest edition of the community team chat, being held on June 09, 2022!
Please note: This week’s community chat is being held a week later, as many of our team members were busy attending or organizing/volunteering at WordCamp 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. Europe 2022 last week. The details have also been updated in the Deputy 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.
As you know, the meeting is meant for all contributors on the team and everyone who is interested in taking part in some of the things our team does. Feel free to join us, even if you are not currently active in the team!
You will find a preliminary agenda for the meeting below. If you wish to add points to discuss, comment on this post or reach out to one of the team reps: @harishanker or @samsuresh. It does not need to be a blog post yet, the topic can be discussed during the meeting nevertheless. We use the same agenda for both meetings.
Deputy / Mentor 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. / Contributor check-ins
What have you been doing and how is it going? What did you accomplish after the last meeting? Are there any blockers? Can other team members help you in some way?
Incident Response Training
In light of the first version of the code of conduct for the WordPress project, incident response training is now available to anyone interested in learning more about how to take and respond to incident reports. Further, a team is being built, which will help WordPress community when something goes against the new code of conduct “A code of conduct is a set of rules outlining the norms, rules, and responsibilities or proper practices of an individual party.” - Wikipedia. Please nominate individuals that you think would be a great fit for this team.
Feedback Requested: Guidelines for Regional In-person WordCamps
Last month, we simplified guidelines for organizing regional in-person WordCamps. Moving forward, regional WordCamps will not need to go through additional steps (such as writing a proposal), and can directly apply to organize a camp for their region using the regular WordCamp application form. However, regional WordCamp applications will continue to be evaluated on a case-by-case basis by WordCamp Central Website for all WordCamp activities globally. https://central.wordcamp.org includes a list of upcoming and past camp with links to each. deputies 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 can only be organized by communities that have active local communities.
In your mind, what are some guidelines the Community Team can implement to evaluate whether a local community is active, before approving their regional WordCamp? Please share your feedback in the chat!
Blog Posts and Announcements
Team Representative Change for the Community Team
I (@harishanker) am stepping down as the Community Team representative, and @megabyterose has been nominated as the new team representative for the community team for the rest of 2022. Congratulations, Megan!
WordCamp Europe 2022 Contributor Day
Community Team members had a blast at the WordCamp Europe 2022 contributor 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/. on June 2, 2022. Together, we did a lot of work together, and were able to offer excellent support to our large team of community members. A recap of the event will be published shortly.
Meetup Organizer Newsletter: May 2022
Don’t miss the WordPress Meetup Meetup groups are locally-organized groups that get together for face-to-face events on a regular basis (commonly once a month). Learn more about Meetups in our Meetup Organizer Handbook. Newsletter for May 2022.
Annual Meetup Survey for 2021-2022
Our team is working on launching the annual meetup survey for 2021-2022. Check out the first draft of the survey. Please let the team know if you are available to translate the survey to different languages!
The Community Team Writing Sprint
The Community Team organized a successful writing sprint for #WPDiversity documentation from May 23rd to May 30th!
Updates from the Diverse Speaker Training Group
Here is your chance to bring things into discussions that weren’t on the meeting agenda. You can also use this opportunity to share anything that you want with the team. If you have a topic in mind before the meeting, please add it to the comments of this post, we will update the agenda accordingly.
Hope to see you on Thursday, either on Asia-Pacific / EMEA or Americas friendly version of the meeting!