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 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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Recap of Contributor Working Group on Feb. 3, 2021

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

Meeting Start: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C037W5S7X/p1612382558254800

Agenda: https://make.wordpress.org/community/2021/02/02/contributor-working-group-agenda-february-3-2021/

General Update

Leads had a Zoom meeting Jan 29 to touch base, chat better than we can 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/. and see each others’ faces.
@paaljoachim suggested it would be nice to do a group meeting for the whole team. @amethystanswers will arrange this.

Group Check-Ins

@paaljoachim as updated triage instructions used for triaging in Core

@annezazu launched How to do triage on GitHub on Learn WordPress and is working on How to use GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can 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/. Also working on adding a welcome message for new contributors on GitHub

@tacoverdo proposed in Trello separating the New Contributor Onboarding Experience group into two groups with different focuses: event-based (typically historically in-person, meetups, WordCamps, Contributor Days) and self-guided (online, through forums, TracTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub.https://core.trac.wordpress.org/., Twiiter, Make), and suggested our initial efforts target the self-guided (online) group. There was some good conversation, and all participants were in favour of the decision.

Group Goals

We started discussing and determining achievable short-term goals for each group.

Onboarding Experience

Goal: Getting data on where/how people first interact with the WP community.
Target date: May 1

Event Best Practices

Goal: Reach out to 5-10 CD organizers
Target date: April 1

Contributor Handbook

We ran out of time, so this will be discussed at the next meeting.

Next Steps

Add details of goals 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. and start working towards them.

Next meeting: Wednesday February 17, 2021 at 20:00 UTC

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Recap of Contributor Working Group on Jan. 6, 2021

In attendance: @amethystanswers, @annezazu, @tacoverdo, @paaljoachim, @daisyo, @angelasjin, @webcommsat

Agenda: https://make.wordpress.org/community/2021/01/05/contributor-working-group-agenda-january-6-2021/

Meeting beginning 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/.: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C037W5S7X/p1609963301076600

Brainstorming

We took some time to discuss each of our three sub group:

  • what information we already had gathered
  • what information we wanted to gather
  • what plans we had for next steps

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

Existing resources include:

  • current handbook
  • info about Zoom accounts
  • new handbook in GH

Additional resources added (from WCEU):

  • CD Glossary
  • Orientation tool
  • Volunteer Roles

Other resources and ideas to investigate:

  • other OSS projects, like Drupal
  • create a welcome page for attendees with a primer on what a Contributor Day is (W5H)
  • best practice for setting up local environment for Devs: VVV, Local by Flywheel, Docker?

Contributor Event Best Practices

Ideas to pursue:

  • talk with some experienced Contributor Day organizers
  • connect with Marketing Team
  • see if there are any attendee surveys that reference Contributor Day

Contributor Onboarding Experience

Note: @tacoverdo is considering tackling this from 2 perspectives: Contributor Events and Continuous Online (aka organic)

Existing resources listed so far are for CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress.. We should also be sure to include the links to onboarding for the other Teams

Other resources and ideas to investigate:

  • create an intro area with info like:
    • how to get started
    • a place or way to ask general questions
  • examine how core onboarding is done, what they’ve learned, and see how that can be used as a guideline for other teams
  • have some testers go through an onboarding experience and provide feedback
  • implement welcome bots in Slack
  • utilize resources from Learn WordPress

Next Steps

Continue to think of any other ideas and document them on 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..

Get all of our ideas documented onto the Trello board.

Organize and assign tasks and let’s start working!

Next meeting is Wednesday January 20, 2021 at 20:00 UTC.

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Contributor Working Group Agenda | January 6 2021

Here is the Agenda for our meeting on Wednesday, January 6, 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: Happy New Year!
  2. Brainstorming: 10-15 minutes per group
  3. Next steps: organize and delegate tasks

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Contributor Working Group Agenda | December 2 2020

Apologies for the delay in having another meeting. Our next meeting will be this week, on Wednesday, December 2, 2020, at 20:00UTC. There are some other meetings happening at the same time or right before, which I know may impact live attendance. As always, you can add comments to the meeting afterwards, and/or add comments to the recap post.

Agenda

  1. Team check-in: How is everyone?
  2. Meeting time change for some
  3. Re-establishing goals
  4. Recognizing your contributions
  5. Next steps: Reaching out to a few Teams

I look forward to connecting with everyone again!

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Community Team Chat Agenda | November 5 2020

Hello Team!

Our bi-monthly Community Team chat is happening this Thursday, 05 November 2020. Meeting times are detailed below. We use the same agenda for both meetings in order to include all time zones.

Asia-Pacific / EMEA friendly: Thursday, November 05, 2020, 11:00 UTC

Americas friendly: Thursday, November 05, 2020, 20:00 UTC

Deputy/Mentor check-in

What have you been doing and how is it going?

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/. posts needing review/feedback

  • Call for participants: Diverse Speaker Workshops October & November 2020 – Jillbinder – https://make.wordpress.org/community/2020/10/16/call-for-participants-diverse-speaker-workshops-october-november-2020/
  • Addressing Mailchimp and Newsletter service privacy concerns – Hari Shanker R – https://make.wordpress.org/community/2020/10/19/addressing-mailchimp-and-newsletter-service-privacy-concerns/
  • Meetup Organizer Newsletter: October 2020 – Hari Shanker R – https://make.wordpress.org/community/2020/10/20/meetup-organizer-newsletter-october-2020/
  • WordCamp.org URL Migration Complete – Ian Dunn – https://make.wordpress.org/community/2020/10/27/wordcamp-org-url-migration-complete/
  • Tuesday Trainings: Organizing WordPress Meetups Part 1: Getting Started – Cami Kaos – https://make.wordpress.org/community/2020/10/27/tuesday-trainings-organizing-wordpress-meetups-part-1-getting-started/
  • Recap of the Diverse Speaker Training group (#WPDiversity) on October 28, 2020 – Jillbinder – https://make.wordpress.org/community/2020/10/29/recap-of-the-diverse-speaker-training-group-wpdiversity-on-october-28-2020/
  • Proposal: Event Schema for WordCamp.org – Joost de Valk – https://make.wordpress.org/community/2020/10/30/proposal-event-schema-for-wordcamp-org/
  • Getting more Learn WordPress Discussion Group leaders and attendees – Timi Wahalahti – https://make.wordpress.org/community/2020/10/30/getting-more-learn-wordpress-discussion-group-leaders-and-attendees/
  • Recap of Contributor Working Group Meeting (#WPContributors) for Oct. 21, 2020 – Christina Workman – https://make.wordpress.org/community/2020/10/30/recap-of-contributor-working-group-meeting-wpcontributors-for-oct-21-2020/
  • Proposal follow-up: Dedicated communication place for deputies – forming the guidelines – Timi Wahalahti – https://make.wordpress.org/community/2020/11/02/proposal-follow-up-dedicated-communication-place-for-deputies-forming-the-guidelines/
  • Tuesday Trainings: Organizing WordPress Meetups Part 2: Supporting an Online Meetup – Cami Kaos – https://make.wordpress.org/community/2020/11/03/tuesday-trainings-organizing-wordpress-meetups-part-2-supporting-an-online-meetup/

Highlighted P2 posts

Please add any additional items to this agenda by commenting on this post as needed.

#community-deputies, #meeting-agenda, #team-chat

Recap of Contributor Working Group Meeting (#WPContributors) for Oct. 21, 2020

In attendance: @annezazu, @tacoverdo, @daisyo, @webcommsat

Agenda Link: https://make.wordpress.org/community/2020/10/15/contributor-working-group-wpcontributors-agenda-for-wednesday-october-21-2020-1900utc/
Meeting Start: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C037W5S7X/p1603306957162400

Sorry for the delay in getting this out!

Check-in and Meeting Schedule

We kicked off the meeting with a quick check in to see how folx are doing.

The new meeting schedule was announced: 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at 19:00UTC

Tools Update

Google Drive and 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. have been set up. Please DM @amethystanswers with an email address to send invites to.

Links

Google Drive: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/2/folders/196mfjYP0tAQAHNQ00Wkye8eKFE9Zznap
Trello: https://trello.com/b/TqOKBcxO/contributor-working-group-general-board

Communications

We have a hashtag (also being used by Marketing): #WPContributors
Please use this whenever you post about or for the group on any platform. I’ll include it in all 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/. posts moving forward.
Note: please capitalize the WPC so that the hashtag is accessible for all. Thanks to @webcommsat for pointing this out.

The Marketing Team is available to help us with any communications: messaging, cross-promotion, etc.

Group Chat Recaps

Before the meeting, we started chatting in sub-groups about our varying experiences with contributing. During the meeting, a few people shared their experience. It looks like we have a good variety of experience from different areas within the community, and I know we have some who are starting out fairly fresh. These perspectives will all be useful as we move forward!

Next Steps

Group Leads

Designate someone in each task group to be the Lead. This will be the person who keeps things organized and reports updates in our meetings.

Measurable Goals

Establish goals so we know we are keeping on track and can celebrate our achievements. We can brainstorm, and then keep track, on the Google Doc linked below.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Qtkj9hBkQilK2f3PjErIcyvn8Cgax83nEbjrvJXw8Og/edit?usp=sharing

Resources

Start seeking out and documenting resources that are currently available for each task group. In addition to documenting the resources and information that you find, consider including notes on how easy it was to find, if it’s connected to other documentation, etc. Documents have been set up in Google Drive to add to.

Next Meeting

Our next meeting will be Wednesday, Nov 5, 2020 at 19:00 UTC in the #community-team channel 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/..

Community Team Chat Agenda | October 15 2020

Hello Team!

Our bi-monthly Community Team chat is happening today Thursday, 15 October 2020. Meeting times are detailed below. We use the same agenda for both meetings in order to include all time zones.

Asia-Pacific / EMEA friendly: Thursday, October 15, 2020, 11:00 UTC

Americas friendly: Thursday, October 15, 2020, 20:00 UTC

Deputy/Mentor check-in

What have you been doing and how is it going?

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/. posts needing review/feedback

  • Discussion: Pro/paid Zoom accounts for Online Meetups – Courtney P.K. – https://make.wordpress.org/community/2020/10/04/discussion-pro-paid-zoom-accounts-for-online-meetups/
  • Contributor Working Group Kick-off Meeting Agenda – Christina Workman – https://make.wordpress.org/community/2020/10/05/contributor-working-group-kick-off-meeting-agenda-tuesday-6-october-2020-utc-1900/
  • Recap of Contributor Working Group Kickoff Meeting – Christiana Workman – https://make.wordpress.org/community/2020/10/08/recap-of-contributor-working-group-kickoff-meeting-oct-6-2020/
  • Mistakes were made: Clarifying the Meetup Newsletter selection process – Hari Shanker R – https://make.wordpress.org/community/2020/10/12/mistakes-were-made-clarifying-the-meetup-newsletter-selection-process/
  • Recap of the Diverse Speaker Training group (#WPDiversity) – https://make.wordpress.org/community/2020/10/15/recap-of-the-diverse-speaker-training-group-wpdiversity-on-october-14-2020/
  • Proposal: Community Contributor Badges for Working Group Members – Angela Jin – https://make.wordpress.org/community/2020/10/13/proposal-community-contributor-badges-for-working-group-members/
  • Contributor Working Group (#wpcontributors) Agenda for Wednesday, October 21, 2020 – https://make.wordpress.org/community/2020/10/15/contributor-working-group-wpcontributors-agenda-for-wednesday-october-21-2020-1900utc/
  • Diverse Speaker Workshop in Japanese Report – https://make.wordpress.org/community/2020/10/15/diverse-speaker-workshop-in-japanese-report/

Highlighted P2 posts

  • Learn WordPress is Live – https://make.wordpress.org/community/2020/08/12/learn-wordpress-is-live/

Please add any additional items to this agenda by commenting on this post as needed.

#community-team, #deputy-chat, #meeting-agenda

Contributor Working Group (#wpcontributors) Agenda for Wednesday, October 21, 2020, 19:00UTC

The votes are in! Our next meeting will be Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 19:00 UTC.

Agenda

  1. Check-in
  2. Meeting Schedule
  3. Tools Update
  4. Recap of Group Chats
  5. Next Steps

Chat with you next week!

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