Recap of Contributor Working Group on May 19, 2021

In attendance: @amethystanswers, @tacoverdo, @chaion07, @manzwebdesigns, @gtarafdarr, @paaljoachim, @ashiquzzaman

Meeting start: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C037W5S7X/p1621450949003000

Agenda: https://make.wordpress.org/community/2021/05/19/contributor-working-group-agenda-may-19-2021/

Announcements

New Meeting Option

We are adding an APAC time-zone-friendly option to meeting days. All meeting days will continue to be the first and third Wednesdays of each month. If you are interested in this new option, please vote on the time options by Saturday May 29. The meeting time will be included in the agenda for our first June meeting.

Thanks to @chaion07 for offering to host these meetings!

Group Focus Change

We started this group with a focus on three target areas:

Due to a variety of circumstances, we have now decided to narrow our focus further and concentrate specifically on New Contributor Onboarding for the time being. There is general agreement that this is an area we can make the most impact right now.

Group Updates

From @tacoverdo: Yoast will be having a company Contributor Day at the end of June and some will be available to help our group. There are some new contributors in the group, who may be able to try some onboarding tasks and share their experience with us.

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/. Onboarding Process

We have started exploring the Slack onboarding experience for New Contributors.

Current Experience

When someone new joins the Making WordPress Slack, they are automatically added to 2 channels: announcements and coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress..

Observations

The announcements channel is the default channel, and shares general WordPress announcements and information for all contributors. There is a clear purpose for all users to be added to this channel automatically.

The core channel is for discussion related to Core Team contributions and meetings. There is not a clear purpose for adding all users to this channel automatically.

There is no welcome message, onboarding or guidance available to users specific to the Making WordPress workspace once they are set up.

Discussion and Next Steps

We started discussing opportunities to modify and improve this experience. Ideas are being collected in a Google Doc. We will continue this discussion in our next meeting and welcome all input. Once we have our ideas organized, a proposal will be submitted on 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/., and we will specifically request input from all Teams, as this affects everyone.

Next Meetings

Wednesday June 2, 2021 at TBD (Vote here) and 19:00UTC

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Contributor Working Group Agenda | May 19 2021

Here is the Agenda for our meeting on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 19:00 UTC in the #community-team channel in 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/.. As always, you can add comments to the meeting afterwards, and/or add comments to the recap post.

Agenda

  1. Team Check-in
  2. Announcements
    • Modifying the current focus of our group
    • Additional meeting times
  3. Group Updates
  4. New items
    • Slack onboarding process

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Recap of Contributor Working Group on Apr. 21, 2021

Apologies for the severe delay in this recap. I thought I had hit publish, but it’s been sitting in draft mode for awhile.

In attendance: @amethystanswers, @paaljoachim, @chaion07, Youssef El Karmi, @ashiquzzaman, @daisyo

Meeting start: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C037W5S7X/p1619031710152600

Agenda: https://make.wordpress.org/community/2021/04/21/contributor-working-group-agenda-april-21-2021/

Updates

This was a very light meeting.

@daisyo is looking for volunteers to get involved in Events Best Practices Documentation

@paaljoachim published 2 Learn WordPress tutorials:

  • https://learn.wordpress.org/lesson-plan/setting-up-a-local-wordpress-development-environment-for-core/
  • https://learn.wordpress.org/lesson-plan/testing-a-trac-ticket-or-a-github-pr/

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Recap of Contributor Working Group on Apr. 7, 2021

In attendance: @amethystanswers, @daisyo, @annezazu

Meeting start: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C037W5S7X/p1617822118403600

Agenda: https://make.wordpress.org/community/2021/04/07/contributor-working-group-agenda-april-7-2021/

Goals

Two groups have passed their target deadlines. How can we help each other achieve the goals that were set? How can we modify the goals?

Is anyone feeling burnt out?

@daisyo would like to know if the Events Best Practices group would be interested in meeting in the off-weeks

Updates

@annezazu continues working with Codeable

Next Meeting

Wednesday April 21 at 19:00 UTC

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Contributor Working Group Agenda | April 7 2021

Here is the Agenda for our meeting on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 19:00 UTC in the #community-team channel in 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/.. As always, you can add comments to the meeting afterwards, and/or add comments to the recap post.

Agenda

  1. Team check-in
  2. Group check-ins and updates
    • how are we doing with and feeling about goals?
  3. Any blockers?
  4. Next steps

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Recap of Contributor Working Group on Mar. 17, 2021

In attendance: @amethystanswers, @matthewfarlymn, @annezazu, @tacoverdo

Meeting start: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C037W5S7X/p1616007703004500

Agenda: https://make.wordpress.org/community/2021/03/17/contributor-working-group-agenda-march-17-2021/

Group Checkins

@daisyo is looking for some volunteers to compile some questions that we might be able to ask organizers of previous contributor events (especially completely online events like 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. India.) The goal would be to help us in discussing what worked and didn’t work for these past events.

  • Input from @annezazu : Might be good to ask questions like “What resources would be helpful from your POV to engage people after a WordCamp?”, Something around desired resources AND something about what pain points/questions people get.

@annezazu my only update is the Codeable doc that I shared with the group. I plan to continue to see what we can learn from trying to create a pathway for Codeable devs to get involved in community efforts as a bit of a large “betaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process.” group.

@amethystanswers created a simple Google doc with the links to our meeting recaps: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1AOL6m_dB6TRxF7GCK1Y2wS694FVhQh2dGmi0EeVeGKc/edit?usp=sharing

Next Meeting

Wednesday April 7, 2021 19:00 UTC

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edited April 13, 2021 to correct the attendee list

Contributor Working Group Agenda | March 17 2021

Here is the Agenda for our meeting on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 19:00 UTC in the #community-team channel in 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/.. As always, you can add comments to the meeting afterwards, and/or add comments to the recap post.

Agenda

  1. Team check-in
  2. Group check-ins
  3. Any blockers?
  4. Next steps

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Recap of Contributor Working Group on Mar. 3, 2021

In attendance: @amethystanswers, @annezazu, @paaljoachim, @matthewfarlymn, @daisyo, @chaion07, @vimes1984

Meeting start: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C037W5S7X/p1614801696123700

Agenda: https://make.wordpress.org/community/2021/03/03/contributor-working-group-agenda-march-3-2021/

Group Checkins

@daisyo has time set aside to connect with team members and past organizers

@paaljoachim is working on some Learn lessons for setting up a local WP dev environment and testing and has a new make post for Testing a Gutenberg PR

@amethystanswers is working on a 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/. lesson for Learn

@annezazu is putting together a one pager for Codeable that could be repurposed on how to get involved in WordPress from a developer standpoint. This could also be a good group to gain insight from in terms of onboarding experienced developers who are new to the community.

Action Items

@amethystanswers will create a running list of meeting recaps for easy access. List will be kept in Google Drive, with a link in 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..

Next Meeting

Wednesday, March 17 2021 19:00 UTC

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Contributor Working Group Agenda | March 3, 2021

Here is the Agenda for our meeting on Wednesday March 3, 2021 at 20:00 UTC in the #community-team channel in 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/.. As always, you can add comments to the meeting afterwards, and/or add comments to the recap post.

Agenda

  1. Team check-in
  2. Group check-ins
  3. Any blockers?
  4. Next steps

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Recap of Contributor Working Group on Feb. 17, 2021

In attendance: @amethystanswers, @tacoverdo, @annezazu, @paaljoachim, @geektutor

Meeting start: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C037W5S7X/p1613591439277500
Agenda: https://make.wordpress.org/community/2021/02/17/contributor-working-group-agenda-february-17-2021/

Daylight Saving Time

Our meeting time will switch to 19:00 UTC after March 14, 2021. Meetings will still be the first and third Wednesdays of each month. Calendar invites should show your correct local time. Please let Christina Workman (@amethystanswers) know if you aren’t on the calendar invite and want to be. Also, the Agenda will always have a time converter link.

General Updates

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. India and Yoast had Contributor events where users were setting up local environments with Windows. @paaljoachim will be using notes from those experiences to improve documentation.

The PR around a welcome comment on GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ to push people to slack/be friendly was merged (@annezazu)

@annezazu did an update to the outreach page that should ideally help new people get up to speed with more wide ranging resources (https://developer.wordpress.org/block-editor/handbook/outreach/)

@daisyo participated at WordCamp India and plans to connect with them about how their Contributor event was

Group Goals

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/. Handbook

Goal: Look at how other OSS structure what they have for Contributor Events, compare it and use that to draw lessons and next goals. Start with Drupal, Joomla and TYPO3.
Target Date: April 1

Next Steps

Work towards goals

Next Meeting: Wednesday March 3, 2021 at 20:00 UTC

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