Recap of the Diverse Speaker Training group (#WPDiversity) on January 12, 2022

Attending: @onealtr, @devinmaeztri, @evarlese, @tantienhime, @wpfangirl, @mysweetcate

Facilitator: @onealtr

Start: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C037W5S7X/p1642006813086500

Summary

1. 2021 celebrations – Our work was mentioned in Matt’s 2021 State of the WordState of the Word This is the annual report given by Matt Mullenweg, founder of WordPress at WordCamp US. It looks at what we’ve done, what we’re doing, and the future of WordPress. https://wordpress.tv/tag/state-of-the-word/.! Our 2021 recap post: https://make.wordpress.org/community/2021/12/14/diverse-speaker-training-group-wpdiversity-2021-year-end-report/

3. Thank you members of our group for filling in 2021 self reviews and anonymous reviews of Jill

4. Upcoming:

– Allyship for WordPress Event Organizers Wed, Jan 19

– Community Speaker workshop for Pacific North West Sun, Feb 27

– Possibility of Diverse speaker workshop earlier in Feb

5. We are thinking of holding a team zoom meeting in place of one of the two February 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/. meetings

6. Translations – Spanish Latin America translations are complete! We are looking for volunteers to help us finish off the final items for Portuguese BR.

7. Open floor

End: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C037W5S7X/p1642010316129600

#wpdiversity

Diverse Speaker Training Group (#WPDiversity) 2021 Year-End Report

Hello everyone! As a follow-up to Matt’s mention of our Diversity work in the State of the WordState of the Word This is the annual report given by Matt Mullenweg, founder of WordPress at WordCamp US. It looks at what we’ve done, what we’re doing, and the future of WordPress. https://wordpress.tv/tag/state-of-the-word/. yesterday, I wanted to share some data and more detail around our  accomplishments this year.

#WPDiversity Results December 2020-November 2021

In 2021, the Diverse Speaker Training Group (#WPDiversity) expanded from one to three programs: Diverse Speaker program, Allyship program, Diverse Speaker Support program.

Our group and the community held 26 #WPDiversity events this year.

146 participants from at least 66 cities in 16 countries attended these events from December 2020 – November 2021.

People who took at least a portion of our Diverse Speaker workshop reported an increase in self-confidence by 20%.

People who took our Allyship for WordPress Event Organizers workshop reported an increase in preparedness to hold an inclusive event by 52%!

In the Diverse Speaker Support program, as of November 30, 2021, 49 people have joined it so far. 50% (25) of these are people from underrepresented groups who are looking for speaking opportunities at WordPress events.

Testimonials

Testimonial for Diverse Speaker workshop:

“I felt like you were reading my mind on some of these points about what holds us back from speaking. And the brainstorm prompts are all really, really good. I walked away with a ton of ideas and newfound confidence. I’m excited to talk now. This workshop works!”

– Erika Lewis, WordPress Dev, Washington DC

Testimonial for the “Hold Your Own Diverse Speaker workshop” train the trainers:

“I’m excited to replicate the Diverse Speakers workshop in my beloved country, Mexico, and use it to help more women learn the right tools to communicate on stage and in meetings, and be more confident about their skills.”

– Maryl Gonzalez, Co-Founder @ The App Chefs, Guadalajara, Mexico

Testimonial for Allyship for WordPress Event Organizers workshop

“I loved taking the “Allyship for WordPress Event Organizers” workshop along with other organizers and hearing what they’ve done. The checklists in the workbook are helpful in terms of tracking what I have done and what I can still improve. I’d love to see ALL THE ORGANIZERS go through this. This felt like a great complement to other material that WordPress has about not disparaging people; the focus of the Allyship workshop was on how to be actively welcoming.”

– Sallie Goetsch, organizer, East Bay WordPress MeetupMeetup 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.

Get Involved in 2022

Want to get involved in this inspiring initiative that makes a tangible difference? Comment on this post or pingPing The act of sending a very small amount of data to an end point. Ping is used in computer science to illicit a response from a target server to test it’s connection. Ping is also a term used by Slack users to @ someone or send them a direct message (DM). Users might say something along the lines of “Ping me when the meeting starts.” @jillbinder on the 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/. for:

  • Attending an “Allyship for WP Event Organizers” workshop or a “How to Own Your Expertise & Start Speaking at WordPress Events #WPDiversity” (aka Diverse Speaker) workshop
  • Having us hold a “How to Own Your Expertise & Start Speaking at WordPress Events #WPDiversity” workshop to bring in more diverse speaker applications for your Meetup or 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.
  • Being a workshop facilitator
  • Being a workshop mentorMentor 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. or background administrator
  • Being a Translator
  • Joining our #diverse-speaker-support Slack channel (open to those interested in speaking, speaker mentorsMentor 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., and event organizers)
  • Joining our Diverse Speaker Group #WPDiversity to help out with things as needed
  • And more!

I will reply to your message in the new year.

Have great holidays, everyone. Let’s make 2022 our best year yet!

Meetup Organizer Newsletter: December 2021

Hi folks! 👋

Welcome to the December 2021 edition of the monthly MeetupMeetup 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. Organizer newsletter.

It’s hard to believe that we have already reached the end of the year. This edition is our last newsletter for the year, but December is still one of our busiest months. Keep reading to learn about the latest news and resources from the WordPress community for your local meetup groups!

Here’s what’s inside this issue:

  • State of the WordState of the Word This is the annual report given by Matt Mullenweg, founder of WordPress at WordCamp US. It looks at what we’ve done, what we’re doing, and the future of WordPress. https://wordpress.tv/tag/state-of-the-word/. 2021
  • Resources on WordPress 5.9
  • WordPress events
  • News from the WordPress community

📣 Join us today for State of the Word 2021

The stage is almost ready!

State of the Word 2021 will be livestreamed today (December 14), between 5 and 7 pm ET / 10 pm – 12 am (December 15) UTC, from New York City.

The keynote will be followed by a live Question and Answer session with Matt. If you did not have a chance to submit a question, you can always ask during the event via the YouTube chat. You are also encouraged to join the conversation on social media using the hashtag #StateOfTheWord.

Join the fun of a Watch Party to watch State of the Word, or visit wordpress.org/news, where the livestream will be embedded.


❤️ Help spread the word about WordPress 5.9

Expected to be released on January 25th, WordPress 5.9 is a major releaseMajor Release A set of releases or versions having the same major version number may be collectively referred to as “X.Y” -- for example version 5.2.x to refer to versions 5.2, 5.2.1, and all other versions in the 5.2. (five dot two dot) branch of that software. Major Releases often are the introduction of new major features and functionality. that marks the first version of Full Site Editing features, as well as the introduction of blockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. themes. But that’s not all, there are also many other improvements in the form of design tools, patterns, user experience, performance, and more.

WordPress 5.9 Beta 2 is already available for testing. Your feedback on this and the upcoming 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. 3 is always appreciated.

While awaiting the final release, we would also love your support to spread the word about WordPress 5.9 among your meetup groups. There are many different ways for you to get involved: from planning a release-focused meetup to helping organize 5.9 testing sprints.

Looking for some resources on WordPress 5.9? Check out this blog post on talking points for WordPress 5.9 and share it with your community!


🌍🎪 What’s happening with WordPress events?

With more in-person WordCamps now scheduled for 2022, please remember to keep practicing caution and following these safety guidelines as you plan and attend a 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. or meetup. If you are an organizer, make sure to learn about the legal protections that are available for in-person events.

WordCamps on the horizon

Past WordCamps

  • 🇪🇸 WordCamp Sevilla, the first in-person WordCamp after 21 months, took place last weekend (December 11-12). This was a fantastic opportunity for the Spanish WordPress community to meet again and enjoy different networking activities outdoors.
  • 🇹🇼 WordCamp Taiwan and 🇧🇷 WordCamp São Paulo were also held online recently.

📚 Join the Learn WordPress initiative

Did you know you can use the Learn WordPress content for your meetup events? Organizing a social learning space based on any of the Learn WordPress workshops can be a fun way to share knowledge and learn more about different WordPress topics with others.

These are the upcoming WordPress Social Learning MeetupsMeetup 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.:

New workshops, lesson plans, and courses are added to Learn WordPress frequently, so keep an eye out on the platform to stay updated on the latest content.


🗞 News from the WordPress Community

Check out the latest episode of the WP Briefing podcast with Executive Director Josepha Haden on “All Things Block Themes!”.

And that’s a wrap!

If you have any questions, Community Team 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. are here to help. Please email us at support@wordcamp.org or join the #community-events 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/. channel. Thanks for everything you do to grow and support the WordPress community—let’s keep sharing knowledge and inspiring each other with our contributions!

See you online soon!


The following people contributed to this edition of the Meetup newsletter: @anjanavasan, @dansoschin, @eidolonnight, @harishanker, and @rmartinezduque.

#meetup-organizer-newsletter, #newsletter

Reports: Allyship and Diverse Speaker Workshops November 2021

In November 2021, the #WPDiversity group:

  • Held a special train the trainers workshop for empowering WordPress women speakers in Latin America
  • Held the first workshop for the cohort number two of the new Allyship program
  • Held a Diverse Speaker workshop for Southern to Southeast Asia
  • Invited past workshop participants to join the new #diverse-speaker-support channel.

Train the Trainers (for Diverse Speakers program)

Empower Women Speakers For your WordPress Events in Latin America, November 6, 2021

By special request, a training for empowering WordPress women in Latin America held as a hybrid event both in-person and online.

Facilitator: @jillbinder

  • Number who attended in person and online: 25
  • From number of cities: 4
  • From number of countries: 3  Costa Rica, Mexico, and Nicaragua
  • Languages: Spanish and English. We had two live translators: One doing verbal translations live and the other doing text on the Zoom chat.

Testimonials

Thanks a lot for the super useful information that was shared in the event, I feel that now with the right tools I will be able to replicate this in my beloved country (Mexico) and bring more women into tech who also want to succeed in their careers by learning the right tools to communicate and be more confident about their skills.

— Maryl Gonzalez, Co-Founder @ The App Chefs, Guadalajara, Mexico

Thanks to Ericka and Jill for the great job that you have done. Thank you for all of the organization and community work you have put into this. It’s great to see you collecting the fruits of your work. It is extremely important for women to support women. I’m very happy to see this community of women together in person and help each other grow. This workshop initiative is a very important thing for us.

— Gabriela Salas

Allyship Program

Allyship for WordPress event organizers AMER/EMEA, November 17, 2021

Facilitator: @jillbinder

We are running the new Allyship program in quarterly cohorts. This was the first workshop for the second cohort.

It was an interactive watch party of the “Creating a Welcoming and Diverse Space Part 1” on Learn WordPress. We paused the video for doing exercises in the workbook and having discussions.

Number who attended: 9
From number of cities: 9
From number of countries: 6 (Bangladesh, Canada, Luxembourg, South Africa, Sweden, and United States)

Self-reported increase in preparedness to help create more inclusive WordPress event after taking the workshop: 52%

Testimonials

“Diversity is something that needs to be shared more and discussed more. It helps people understand differences and embrace the true meaning of inclusivity. That is why I highly recommend this workshop to everyone to attend at least once and see how it can help your perspective towards bringing awareness to your WordPress community.”

— Earl Cruz, Customer Success Manager, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

This workshop was super helpful for me. After the workshop, I left with so many ideas on how I can make my events more diverse and accessible. 

Farhan Sabir – Web Developer – Växjö, Sweden

Diverse Speakers Program

Diverse Speaker Workshop Southern to Southeast Asia, November 27, 2021

“How to Own Your Expertise & Start Speaking at WordPress Events”

Facilitator: @onealtr

Number who attended: 3
From number of cities: 3
From number of countries: 2 (Indonesia, and Zimbabwe)

Languages: English and Indonesian. Thank you to @devinmaeztri for translating back and forth for one of the attendees from Indonesia.

Self-reported increase in public speaking confidence after taking the workshop: 27%

Diverse Speaker Support Program

We have set up a brand-new 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/. channel, diverse-speaker-support, in the Make WordPress Slack for past participants of our Diverse Speaker workshops to:

  • Network
  • Workshop talks with each other and with mentorsMentor 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.
  • Find out about WordPress speaking opportunities from WordPress MeetupsMeetup 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. and WordCamps

Number of past #WPDiversity Workshop participants who joined in November: 5

Thank you

A lot of people contribute to making these workshops successful. Thank you to each and every one!

Upcoming

Love this? Come attend a workshop!

Watch https://make.wordpress.org/community/tag/wpdiversityworkshops/ for our next workshop announcement in the new year.

If you are holding a 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. in 2022, or looking for more speakers for your WordPress MeetupMeetup 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. this coming year, we would like to help you get more great speakers. Please get in touch with @jillbinder on the WordPress Slack and we will arrange a #WPDiversity speakers workshop for you.

#diversespeakerworkshopsreports, #wpdiversity

Recap of the Diverse Speaker Training group (#WPDiversity) on December 8, 2021

Attending: @jillbinder @katiejrichards @onealtr @tantienhime @gigi

Start: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C037W5S7X/p1638982886027800

Summary

We:

  • went over highlights from our November 2021 results (post coming soon)
  • celebrated our numbers and testimonials of 2021 (post coming soon)
  • talked about doing end-of-the-year self reviews

@webcommsat let us know about some upcoming changes to the Marketing team, and that it won’t affect the document that @katiejrichards is putting together about communication between Marketing and #WPDiversity.

This was our last meeting of the year. Next one on the second Wednesday of January 2022.

End: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C037W5S7X/p1638986429084600

Recap of the Diverse Speaker Training group (#WPDiversity) on November 24, 2021

Attending: @jillbinder @katiejrichards @heyyearl @onealtr @tantienhime @volkswagenchick @harishanker @wpfangirl @danitto @webcommsat @lmurillom

Start: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C037W5S7X/p1637773337313100

Recent results:

  • An attendee of the Empowering Women Speakers in India workshop in September 2021 spoke for the first time at a WordPress Bengaluru meetupMeetup 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. on Saturday.
  • Another attendee of one of our Diverse Speaker workshops in 2020 has become an avid speaker in 2021 and attributes our workshop as one of the things that helped her get there.
  • The Diverse Speaker channel had 19 past workshop attendees join in October. [I reported 17 in the meeting. Nineteen is the correct number.]
  • Allyship workshop last week: 9 participants from 6 countries. Increase in score coming soon.

Updates from volunteers:

  • @katiejrichards is writing up clear, instructional documentation for marketing for #WPDiversity events
  • @wpfangirl needs to start planning 2022 meetupsMeetup 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., so is going to jump in the #diverse-speaker-support channel and see who is looking for opportunities.

Upcoming workshops:

Translations:

@devinmaeztri is working with our translators to have the Spanish Lat Am and Portuguese BR translations completed by the end of this year.

Volunteer position open for the #diverse-speaker-support channel:

  • Looking for 1-2 volunteers for role.

Open floor:

  • @heyearl made the great suggestion that we share our team’s links and resources with new volunteers so that they can have a go to list of where to follow our activities

End: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C037W5S7X/p1637776993375700

Diverse Speaker workshops (#WPDiversity): November and December 2021

We have workshops for people from underrepresented communities in WordPress in November 2021 and December, 2021. Please join us and please help us spread the word!

If you are a MeetupMeetup 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. or 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. organizer, please invite your community to either of these events to help you have a larger speaker pool — especially speakers from underrepresented groups.

How to Own Your Expertise & Start Speaking at WordPress Events #WPDiversity

Does the thought of speaking at one of our WordPress MeetupsMeetup 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. or WordCamps intrigue you? Do you identify as a person from a marginalized and underrepresented group (in terms of gender, race, class, caste, sexuality, ability, age, etc.) who is thinking about speaking at a WordPress Meetup or WordCamp in the Philippines, India, Indonesia, or other nearby timezone? Do you think you don’t know or have anything worth speaking about?

This workshop is for you!

This interactive watch party workshop will be held in English.

We are holding the same workshop for two areas:

Southeast to Southern Asia

Saturday, November 27, 2021
0700H-0830H UTC / 1500H-1630 GMT+8 / 1230H-1400H IST

Register now

Americas and Europe

Thursday, December 9, 2021
6pm-8pm UTC / 1pm-3pm ET / 10am-12pm PT

Register now

(rescheduled to January 2022 – date TBD)

#wpdiversityworkshops

Meetup Organizer Newsletter: November 2021

Hey there, WordPress MeetupMeetup 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. organizers,

Welcome to the November 2021 edition of our monthly Meetup Organizer newsletter. 

It’s hard to believe we’re almost approaching 2022. But, although we’re nearing the end of the year, we still have some exciting events coming your way. So, keep reading to learn more about the latest updates and resources from the WordPress community for your local MeetUp groups!

Here’s what we covered in this edition:

  • Call for suggestions: 2022 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. Goals
  • WordPress events
  • News from the WordPress community
  • Tuesday Training

💡💭 Share your input on Global Community Team goals for 2022!

Every year, we’ve gathered and narrowed down goals for the Global Community Team. With 2022 around the corner, we’d love to hear your thoughts on what we should focus on next year. 

There’s currently an open call for suggestions—please drop your ideas by December 6, 2021, following which we’ll schedule brainstorming sessions to zoom in on the high-impact goals.


🌍🎪 What’s happening with WordPress events?

Socializing post-pandemic might involve a learning curve, but we’re glad to see some in-person WordCamps scheduled for 2022, and we hope to see you all organize many more! 

Many of you may be looking forward to finally meeting face to face again. Still, we strongly encourage you to practice caution and follow these safety guidelines as you plan/attend your WordPress Meetup events. Moreover, the Community Team has shared how to host hassle-free WordCamps in person and protect yourself legally.

With that in mind, let’s move on to the fun stuff. 

WordCamps on the horizon

Past WordCamps

🇪🇸 WordCamp Spain 2021 and 🇮🇹 WordCamp Italia 2021 took place recently, and they were both fantastic!
Spain kicked things up a notch with an excellent late-night show, which was a highlight of the event. Italy also had a successful event with multiple platinum, gold, and supporter sponsors, 23 speakers, and 12 organizations.

🗣️ Diverse speaker training

#WPDiversity sessions continue into November 2021, with workshops for underrepresented communities and WordPress organizers—we’d love for you to join!

  • Allyship for WordPress event organizers AMER/EMEA, a two-hour interactive watch party where you can learn to create diverse, welcoming WordPress events for your community. This training session will be held on Wednesday, November 17, 2021.
  • How to Own Your Expertise & Start Speaking at WordPress Events Southeast to Southern Asia,” a watch party aimed to help those from marginalized and underrepresented groups speak at a meetup or 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. in South Asian countries like the Philippines, India, and Indonesia, among others. This session will take place on Saturday, November 27, 2021.

📚 Join the Learn WordPress initiative

We wanted to remind you about the Learn WordPress initiative, where meetup organizers can use content from the learning repository of learn.wordpress.org to lead a social learning space. New workshops, lesson plans, and courses are added to Learn WordPress frequently, so keep an eye out on the platform to stay updated on the latest content.

View the full list of Learn WordPress workshops, and check out the upcoming WordPress social learning MeetupsMeetup 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.:

Wait, there’s more! Do you love WordPress? Host a social learning space and share your passion for WordPress with like-minded folks!


🗞 News from the WordPress Community

  • WordPress 5.8.2 is now available. This security and maintenance release features two bug fixes, and one security fix. 
  • Go/no-go for WordPress 5.9 features was announced in mid-October. All the proposed features will likely make it into the release. 
  • Gutenberg 11.8 was released as well.
  • The 2021 WordPress Annual Survey is live! Please take a few moments to respond, so your WordPress experience is reflected in the results.
  • Many teams, such as  Core, Community, Themes, Accessibility, Support, Training, and Hosting, opened their call for team representatives last month, and more are coming soon. Please submit your votes for Community Team reps!
  • The Community Team is close to finalizing the Global Sponsorship Program for 2022, which will be announced shortly.
  • Version 18.5 of WordPress for iOS and Android is available for testing.
  • The AccessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility) Team would like feedback on a new GutenbergGutenberg The Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/ Pull request that announces formatting changes or screen readers.

Check out the latest episode of the WP Briefing podcast with Executive Director Josepha Haden on the “Economics of WordPress.”


🛠 Tuesday Training

As you know, Tuesday Training is where the Community Team covers different topics in-depth to support organizers and interested community members. 

We’ve had two sessions since the last newsletter: 

Would you like to suggest future topics, or are there any questions you’d like answered? Let us know at support@wordcamp.org with the subject line “Tuesday Trainings”! Please note that Tuesday Training sessions will be paused until 2022.

And that’s a wrap!

If you have any questions, Community Team 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. are here to help. Please email us at support@wordcamp.org or join the #community-events 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/. channel. Thanks for everything you do to grow the WordPress community—let’s keep sharing knowledge and inspiring each other with our contributions!

See you online soon!

#meetup-organizer-newsletter

#newsletter


The following people contributed to this edition of the Meetup newsletter: @anjanavasan, @rmartinezduque, @eidolonnight, and @harishanker.

#meetup-organizer-newsletter, #newsletter

Reports: Allyship and Diverse Speaker Workshops September and October 2021

In September and October 2021, #WPDiversity held:

  • a special train the trainers workshop for empowering WordPress women speakers in India
  • the first two support 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/. chats for the new Allyship program
  • a Diverse Speaker workshop for India

And we invited past workshop participants to join the new #diverse-speaker-support channel.

Train the Trainers

Empower Women Speakers For your WordPress Events in India, September 24 & 25, 2021

By special request, a training for empowering WordPress women in India.

Facilitator: @jillbinder

  • Number who attended: 9
  • From number of cities: 7
  • From number of countries: 2 (Indonesia and India)

Testimonials

“I have attended many workshops, but I must say that this workshop was especially useful for me. I want to involve more women in the community and inspire them to speak at our events. Thank you so much for facilitating this workshop. I’m glad I could attend this and I definitely learned a lot.”

– Pooja Derashri, Contributor to WordPress Training, Polyglots, and TV Team, Ajmer, India

“This workshop was more than just empowering because now we are equipped with tools we can start using right away. We also got an immediate support system of people we can go to for consultation and brainstorming. It really helps to know that we are not alone, that there are people in different parts of the world doing the same thing.”

– Devin Maeztri, Contributor to WordPress Community and Polyglots, Jarkarta, Indonesia

“It’s really great to learn how to improve diversity for our conferences and MeetupsMeetup 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..”

– Aris Setiawan, Web Developer, Indonesia

Allyship Program

In our new 3-month Allyship program, we hold support chats in the WordPress Slack #community-events channel in months 2 and 3:

Allyship for WordPress event organizers AMER/EMEA coaching and accountability Slack chat, September 16, 2021

Facilitators: @alliennimmons @jillbinder

  • Number who attended: 10
  • From number of cities: 9
  • From number of countries: 5 (Philippines, UK, South Africa, Canada, and USA)

Allyship for WordPress event organizers AMER/EMEA accountability, October 28, 2021

Facilitator: @jillbinder

  • Number who attended: 7
  • From number of cities: 7
  • From number of countries: 4 (Canada, USA, Nigeria, and South Africa)

Diverse Speaker Workshop

How to Own Your Expertise & Start Speaking at WordPress Events India, September 18, 2021

Facilitator: @onealtr

  • Number who attended: 3
  • From number of cities: 2
  • From number of countries: 2 (India and USA)
  • Increase in public speaking confidence after taking this workshop: 25%

Testimonial

“I have done a lot of public speaking before, but not about tech. I have many ideas of what I could talk about, and this workshop helped me zero in on the kinds of subjects I would like to talk about at WordCamps or Meetups. I’m looking forward to getting more tips from the other parts of the workshop series on Learn WordPress!”

Duane, California

“The workshop is good. It’s great to think of a specific topic to speak about — one that is targeted to your audience!”

– Rahul Sarker, MeetupMeetup 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. and 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. Organizer Kolkata

diverse-speaker-support channel

We have set up a brand-new Slack channel in the Make WordPress Slack for:

  • networking
  • workshopping talks with each other and with mentorsMentor 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.
  • finding out about WordPress speaking opportunities from WordPress Meetups and WordCamps

We started sending out invitations to past workshop attendees in mid October.

Number of past #WPDiversity Workshop participants who joined in October: 19

Thank you

A lot of people contribute to making these workshops successful. Thank you to each and every one!

Upcoming: November 2021

Love this? Come attend a workshop!

Allyship for WP Event Organizers AMER/EMEA
Wednesday, November 17, 2021
6pm-8pm UTC

How to Own Your Expertise & Start Speaking at WordPress Events Southeast to Southern Asia 
November 27, 2021
7am-8:30am UTC

How to Own Your Expertise & Start Speaking at WordPress Events AMER/EMEA
To be held during first two weeks of December.
Date announced here soon: https://make.wordpress.org/community/tag/wpdiversityworkshops/

#diversespeakerworkshopsreports

Recap of the Diverse Speaker Training group (#WPDiversity) on November 10, 2021 (and other recent meetings)

Start: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C037W5S7X/p1636563758199600

Attending: @jillbinder @evarlese @onealtr @tantienhime @katiejrichards @webcommsat @devinmaeztri @ojas @heyyearl

New volunteers

We welcomed new volunteers who recently joined: @ojas @heyyearl @faizan

Recent workshops

  • October 28, 2021: Allyship for WP Event Organizers Accountability 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/. chat was great. Seven attended.
  • November 6, 2021: Empower Women Speakers For your WordPress Events in Latin America. Our first hybrid in-person and online event. Very great event! 25 attended (23 in person, 2 online)

Upcoming workshops:

Allyship for WP Event Organizers AMER/EMEA

Can you please share these posts to help us get the word out:

  • https://twitter.com/wordpressevents/status/1458147937188564995
  • https://twitter.com/jillbinder/status/1458134770882338821

How to Own Your Expertise & Start Speaking at WordPress Events Southeast to Southern Asia 

Can you please share these posts to help us get the word out:

  • https://www.facebook.com/WordCamp/posts/359157819333666
  • https://www.linkedin.com/posts/make-wordpress-marketing-team_how-to-own-your-expertise-start-speaking-activity-6861317168068390912-spIH

Volunteer Opportunity

We are looking for “interactive watch party” facilitators for our two workshops. We would create a path together to help you get comfortable with it before starting to present.

Translations

Most items were translated in time in Spanish Latin America and Portuguese Brazil for the Latin America workshop this last weekend, but a few items are remaining in both languages. Please pingPing The act of sending a very small amount of data to an end point. Ping is used in computer science to illicit a response from a target server to test it’s connection. Ping is also a term used by Slack users to @ someone or send them a direct message (DM). Users might say something along the lines of “Ping me when the meeting starts.” @devinmaeztri on Slack if you can help.

Marketing

@katiejrichards is going to put together a checklist for the new process for how Marketing and #WPDiversity will work together.

End: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C037W5S7X/p1636567486280200

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Quick notes from other recent meetings under the cut

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