New #WPDiversity APAC Meeting Schedule Announcement

The votes from the post about the WPDiversity Expanding to APAC are in and the schedule is set for:

This is shortly after the AMER/EMEA meeting so some updates will be the same but we will also focus on activities that are held in the APAC region such as planning for 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. Asia 2023.

Please join us (@onealtr and @devinmaeztri) and invite more volunteers to make their voices heard.

#wpdiversity

Join the Community Team for a #WPDiversity Writing Sprint: May 23 to May 30

Tl;dr: The Community Team is launching a one-week writing sprint from Monday, May 23 through Monday, May 30, 2022. You are invited to contribute, or even just watch. Every contribution, however small, is valuable!

Open sourceOpen Source Open Source denotes software for which the original source code is made freely available and may be redistributed and modified. Open Source **must be** delivered via a licensing model, see GPL. communities thrive on collaboration, transparency, empowerment and collective ownership. Writing sprints put these values into action. This post describes the upcoming writing sprint and how you can contribute.

What is a writing sprint?

In a writing sprint, community contributors work together, in the open and across time zones, to develop new materials or refine existing materials. The purpose of this upcoming sprint is to create materials that will support WordPress event organizers in creating diverse and inclusive events. The materials created during this sprint will be shared with new and existing 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., 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., and do_actiondo_action do_action hackathons are community-organised events that are focussed on using WordPress to give deserving charitable organisations their own online presence. Learn more on doaction.org. organizers, as described in this proposal: Steps to Integrate #WPDiversity into WordPress Event Organizing.

During the sprint, we will create the following materials:

  1. Self-paced lessons on creating welcoming and inclusive WordPress events, designed for a global audience. These lessons will be made available on learn.wordpress.org as part of the WordCamp Organizer Training and Meetup Organizer Training courses.
  2. Email templates to send to new and existing WordPress event organizers
  3. Additions to orientation scripts for WordPress event organizers

What skills would be useful? Any of the following:

  • Passion for creating inclusive, diverse spaces
  • Comfort writing and/or editing text for clarity, brevity, tone, and language 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)
  • Familiarity with crafting educational materials
  • A global perspective: recognition that diverse and inclusive spaces look different in different parts of the world

How do I participate in the writing sprint?

  • Save the date: May 23-30, with an optional kick-off in the #community-team channel on May 23 from 17:00 UTC-18:00 UTC.
  • Anyone can participate!
  • Document & Contributor Tracker: We will use this sheet as a base, and work in separate Google Docs for each document. Please log all your contributions in the tracker, along with any relevant notes.
  • Google Docs: email templates, orientation script, learning module
  • The team will also coordinate together in the #community-team channel. I will be available here throughout the week to answer questions and help coordinate contributors.

Are you going to participate? Comment below! These materials will support WordPress event organizers and help shape diverse and inclusive WordPress events now and in the years to come.

#documentation-sprint #sprint #wpdiversity

#documentation-sprint, #sprint, #wpdiversity

Report: Allyship and Diverse Speaker Workshops April 2022

In April 2022 we held an Allyship discussion, particularly for WCEUWCEU WordCamp Europe. The European flagship WordCamp event. and WCUSWCUS WordCamp US. The US flagship WordCamp event. organizers. We also held a speaker workshop for Nigeria.

April 2022

Allyship for WP Event Organizers Discussion and Accountability – April 14, 2022

Facilitators: @jillbinder, @onealtr, @juliarosia

A 1.5 hour, hands-on, interactive workshop for people who have been thinking about speaking at 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. in Nigeria.

Number who attended: 18
From number of cities: 18
From number of countries: 7 (Canada, Greece, Netherlands, Philippines, Portugal, Spain, and United States)

How to Own Your Expertise & Start Speaking at Nigeria WordPress Meetups – April 24, 2022

Facilitator: @jillbinder

A discussion on creating welcoming and inclusive events. People were asked to bring what they’ve tried and how it has gone, ideas they are considering, and any questions. 

Number who attended: 38 (live or watched recording after)
From number of cities: 12
From number of countries: 4 (Indonesia, Nigeria, Rwanda, United States)
Self-report increase in public speaking confidence after taking the workshops: 40%

Testimonials

“My public speaking fear has reduced! The organizers were friendly and understanding. I give this workshop a 5 star rating.”
— Web Developer, Nigeria

“The session was excellently packaged.”
— Onose Oghenevwogaga, 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. Organizer, Warri, Nigeria

“The facilitators gave us ideas on how topics can be generated and how we can speak on what we love to do best or what we do best. This approach of explaining and brainstorming idea with us made me feel comfortable in getting started with public speaking.”
— ALABI, Abdulhafeez, WordPress Design & Project Manager, Kaduna, Nigeria

“This session has helped to dispel my fear of feeling like I don’t know enough to give a talk.”

“My fear of public speaking is broken!”

diverse-speaker-support channel

We have a 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 in the Make WordPress Slack for:

  • 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
  • getting to know other WordPress speakers and organizers

Number of past #WPDiversity Workshop participants who joined in April: 4

In our first month of focusing on community engagement in the channel (lead by @juliarosia and @kcrockett), conversations and wins have been taking off!

Wins this month: 10!

  • 5 members applied to speak at WCUS
  • 1 member applied to give a workshop at WCUS
  • 2 members got feedback on their WCUS applications and outlines from the channel
  • 1 spoke at an in-person 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.
  • 1 got accepted to speak at another WordPress-related online conference

Thank you

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


Upcoming: May 2022

Organizing Diverse & Inclusive WordPress Events

(Was: Allyship for WP Event Organizers)

Join us Tuesday, May 10, 2022 or Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 2pm-3pm Eastern (6pm-7pm UTC) for a discussion of videos on Learn WordPress. This discussion is for WP event organizers and contributors. The focus will be on what actions you can take now.

Register on Eventbrite 

WPDiversity is Expanding to APAC!

Members of the #WPDiversity team are starting up a second meeting that will be more accessible to those in the APAC time zones. The first meeting will be Thursday, May 12, 2022.

Read more and express your interest here: https://make.wordpress.org/community/2022/04/22/wpdiversity-is-expanding-to-apac/

#diversespeakerworkshopsreports, #wpdiversity

Community Team Meeting Agenda for 2022-05-05

Hello friends! I would like to welcome you to the latest edition of the community team chat, being held on May 5, 2022!

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.

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. / 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. / 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?

Highlights

Announcement: Updated COVID-19 guidelines for official WordPress events
Last week, @angelasjin published a post in the Make/Community blog announcing the latest guidelines for in-person WordPress events all over the world. According to the latest guidelines, community organizers all over the world can now organize in-person WordPress events, following local laws and safety measures.

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. Europe 2022 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/.
Continuing the conversation from the last community team chat, our team still has not decided a plan of action for the our contributor day at WordCamp Europe 2022. I invite all of you to share your ideas on what we can do as a team for the contributor day. Please share your ideas!

Discussions

Return to In-Person Events: Share Your Challenges
@mysweetcate kicked-off a discussion post, encouraging community organizers to share more on what is keeping you from either organizing or attending an in-person event. 

Blog Posts and Announcements

Meetup Organizer Newsletter: April 2022
Don’t miss the 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. Newsletter for April 2022. 

WPDiversity is Expanding to APAC!
Members of the #WPDiversity team are starting up a second meeting that will be more accessible to those in the APAC time zones. The meeting will be held in parallel with the AMER/EMEA meetings on Thursday of the 2nd and 4th week of the month. Please comment on this post with your 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/. name to indicate that you are interested in joining the meetings.

Updates from the Diverse Speaker Training Group

Open floor

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!

#meeting-agenda, #team-meeting

Recap of the Diverse Speaker Training group (#WPDiversity) on April 25, 2022

Attending: @jillbinder, @katiejrichards, @kcrockett, @onealtr, @sc0ttkclark, @tantienhime, @volkswagenchick

Attended by proxy: @devinmaeztri, @juliarosia, @angelasjin, @planningwrite

Facilitator: @onealtr

Start: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C037W5S7X/p1651078819539489

Summary

1 Check-ins (everyone)

2 First time here

3 Comments, questions, ideas

  • We talked about holding a prep session for the speakers accepted to WCUSWCUS WordCamp US. The US flagship WordCamp event. from the #diverse-speaker-support channel.

4 Workshops (Speaker & Allyship) (@jillbinder)

  • Nigeria Speaker Workshop, April 24, 2022 went quite well
  • Allyship discussion, April 14, 2022 went quite well
  • We are renaming our Allyship workshops from “Allyship for WP Event Organizers” to “Organizing Diverse & Inclusive WordPress Events.”
  • We created the May 2022 (Cohort 3) Inclusion Workshops to be a good format for the WCUS organizers: May 10 & 14, 2022 for an hour each (also invited: All event organizers and contributors, 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. in the #diverse-speaker-support channel)

5 Diverse Speaker Support channel (@kcrockett & @jillbinder)

  • The new workflows and prompts have been going well. Organic conversations have begun!

6 Translations (@jillbinder for @devinmaeztri)

  • The Portuguese BR Lesson Plan has been uploaded!
  • In progress: Italian and French
  • First thoughts are going into Inclusion workshop localization, starting with Italian

7 DEI plans for WordPress events (@jillbinder for @juliarosia, @angelasjin, @planningwrite)

8 APAC (@onealtr)

9 Other Updates + Next week’s meeting chair


End: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C037W5S7X/p1651082620410069

WPDiversity is Expanding to APAC!

Since 2017, the #WPDiversity team has been encouraging people from underrepresented and marginalized groups in WordPress to participate and speak at WordCamps and WP 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. in their local community and the ever-expanding global WP community.

The team has been growing and with the different time zones, not everyone who is interested is able to attend our bi-weekly #WPDiversity meetings. Other teams in the Make WordPress project hold additional meetings in time zones that are more friendly to those working in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region to allow everyone’s voices to be heard.

Due to this, members of the #WPDiversity team are starting up a second meeting that will be more accessible to those in the APAC time zones.

The meeting will be held in parallel with the AMER/EMEA meetings on Thursday of the 2nd and 4th week of the month. The focus of the APAC meetings will be different, to start. Our aim will be to create a space to meet and talk about diversity and inclusion in WordPress, as well as make any announcements that are relevant to APAC from the AMER/EMEA meeting.

This is timely, as 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. Asia 2023 is fast approaching.

This is for you if:

  1. You are based in Asia-Pacific
  2. You care about diversity and inclusion in WordPress, particularly in Asia-Pacific
  3. You are able to join most of the meetings (2 hours a month – 1 hour each meeting)

Please comment on this post with your 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/. name to indicate that you are interested in joining the meetings with us. If you don’t have a WordPress Slack account yet, here is how to get set up: https://bit.ly/setupwp2slack

Additionally, to help us find the time on Thursdays that will work for as many of you who are interested as possible, please indicate every time slot that can work for you in this doodle poll by end of day May 9, 2022:

POLL HERE:  https://doodle.com/meeting/participate/id/b68Yx6ne

We will begin holding meetings on Thursday, May 12, 2022.

Thank you to @onealtr @jillbinder and @juliarosia for contributing to this post!

#WPDiversity

Meetup Organizer Newsletter: April 2022

Hello everyone,

We have some exciting updates for you and your local 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. groups in this issue- read on to find out more! For more news from the WordPress community, check out the latest Month in WordPress.  

Here’s what’s inside this issue:

  • Watch the WordPress 6.0 Walkthrough
  • Contribute your voice to these WordPress Topics
  • New #WPDiversity Events
  • Resources from the Learn Team
  • Upcoming WordPress events

🎷 Watch the WordPress 6.0 Walkthrough

Earlier this month, the WordPress 6.0 leads hosted a live-streamed walkthrough of features slated for the upcoming release.

Catch the replay here on WordPress.tv and make sure to follow the schedule to keep you and your community in the loopLoop The Loop is PHP code used by WordPress to display posts. Using The Loop, WordPress processes each post to be displayed on the current page, and formats it according to how it matches specified criteria within The Loop tags. Any HTML or PHP code in the Loop will be processed on each post. https://codex.wordpress.org/The_Loop. regarding other key dates related to the next major WordPress release! If you’re someone who’d rather read than watch, then check out that recap here.

Here’s a quick link to the release schedule for WordPress 6.0, the second 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. of 2022.

🤝 Contribute to WordPress

There are two posts open for comments over on the Make Community blog. 

🏳️‍🌈 New #WPDiversity Events

Upcoming #WPDiversity Events

  • Sunday, April 24, 2022: Does the thought of you or your Meetup members 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. in Nigeria intrigue you? We are holding a 1.5 hour live, hands-on, interactive workshop – How to Own Your Expertise & Start Speaking at Nigeria WordPress Meetups — for people who are thinking about speaking at WordPress Meetups in Nigeria. Please invite your Meetup members to join us!
  • May 2022: Our next Allyship for WP Event Organizers will be in the second week of May 2022. It is a valuable and proven action-oriented workshop to create more welcoming and inclusive WordPress events. You will walk away with a list of action items you can start doing right away. Please watch https://make.wordpress.org/community/tag/wpdiversityworkshops/ for the May 2022 date.

New APAC-friendly meeting times will be announced very soon. Stay tuned to the #WPDiversity posts for more information.

Integrating #WPDiversity into WordPress Event Organizing

A pathway has been suggested to introduce all 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. and meetup organizers to #WPDiversity programs, with the aim of helping to strengthen their events from inception.While the post has closed to comments, the conversation will continue on how to become an ally in the #community-team channel on 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/., and look for future updates on how these suggestions will be implemented.

💻 Resources from the Training Team

Each month the Training Team puts out a list of their new Lesson Plans and Workshops. These can be ideal to use for planning your next meetup! Take a look at what they have to offer and see if there’s an option that’s useful to your community and makes meetup organizing a little bit easier. After all, that’s why they’re here!

🌍 Upcoming WordPress events

We’d like to thank our global community sponsors for 2022 who make WordPress events possible!

2022 is seeing a return to in-person events. We have mandatory safety guidelines in place to protect your and your community. As COVID changes, these will change, so please stay current. And for those planning an in-person event, we also have legal protections available to you. Take a minute to see how the WordPress Community team has you covered.

📚 From the flagship WordCamps

  • 🇪🇺 WordCamp Europe in Porto, Portugal from June 2 to 4
    Tickets for the 10th Annual WordCamp Europe. Each ticket includes entry, lunch, coffee, and snacks, access to 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/., the After Party, and your yearly event t-shirt.
  • 🇺🇸 WordCamp US in San Diego, California from September 9 to 11, 2022
    WCUSWCUS WordCamp US. The US flagship WordCamp event. has opened its call for volunteers of all backgrounds and experience. You can be certain there is a volunteer role that could use your help! Apply today.
  • 🇹🇭 WC Asia in Bangkok, Thailand, dates to be determined
    The WordCamp Asia Call for Organizers is now open! If you meet the criteria – a full list of which can be found in the Call – then, apply now. Travel to the event is not required.

🎪 Other WordCamps on the horizon

We have plenty of WordCamps taking place this year, and so far all are in-person! Below are some of the WordCamps coming up soon—feel free to attend or share them with your meetup groups.

🔎 Check out other WordPress meetups

Did you know that there are 762 WordPress Meetup groups across 111 countries with at least 484,214 members amongst them? And those numbers continue to grow.

Take a minute to look around at where they’re located and what they’re doing. You might feel inspired to try something new at your next meetup, find some new speakers you could reach out to, or find a meetup near you to collaborate with. Who knows what you might find!

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 Slack 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!

#meetup-organizer-newsletter #newsletter

The following people contributed to this edition of the Meetup newsletter: @rmartinezduque @eidolonnight @harishanker @mysweetcate @webcommsat @lmurillom

#community-team

Recap of the Diverse Speaker Training group (#WPDiversity) on April 14, 2022

Attending: @heyyearl, @jasonnickerson, @jillbinder, @juliarosia, @katiejrichards, @mysweetcate, @onealtr, @volkswagenchick, @wpfangirl

Facilitator: @wpfangirl

Start: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C037W5S7X/p1649869202030379

Summary

1. Check-ins

2. First time here

3. Comments, questions, ideas

4. Workshops (Speaker & Allyship)

@jillbinder:

Tomorrow (April 14): We are having a bonus Allyship for WP Event Organizers Discussion and 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 on #community-events.

Sunday, April 24: How to Own Your Expertise & Start Speaking at Nigeria WordPress Meetups, Sun, Apr 24, 2022, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM Nigeria time (11:30 AM – 1 PM Eastern / 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM Pacific)

Upcoming in May 2022: We are working with WCUSWCUS WordCamp US. The US flagship WordCamp event. organizers to arrange for a Cohort 3 “Allyship for WP Event Organizers” workshop that is at a time when all of the WCUS organizers can attend. After finding a time that works, we will open it up to all WP organizers and contributors, just as always.

Once we have that workshop in place, we will figure out when and for who our next speaker workshop will be.

@onealtr: We are looking for volunteers to assist at the workshop.

5. Diverse Speaker Support channel

@jillbinder: Chatting with our potential Speaker 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. Coordinator is delayed.

@juliarosia: We are working to kick-off more active engagement in the channel! Check out today’s announcement.

6. Marketing: The Marketing team has been doing great with getting our messages out about the diversity proposal post and our upcoming events.

7. Translations: @jillbinder: Speaker workshops: Portuguese is nearly complete. French and Italian are in progress. Allyship workshop: We are in discussion about how to translate the Allyship workshop to Italian.

8. DEI plans for WordPress events: @juliarosia: Here is the proposal. I posted a closing comment on Monday, and now am looking toward next steps for implementation.

9. APAC: @onealtr: We are posting an announcement on the community blog next week about holding a new #WPDiversity meeting for APAC-friendly timezones. This will be a place to discuss things that are directly involving those in the APAC region. We will have a poll to find the most convenient time.

10. WCEUWCEU WordCamp Europe. The European flagship WordCamp event.: @juliarosia: We will be offering a WCEU 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/. project to translate written WPDiversity materials into different languages.

11. Other Updates + Next week’s meeting chair

End: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C037W5S7X/p1649872890554329

Community Team Meeting Agenda 7 Apr 2022

The Community Team chat is taking place on the first week Thursday every month. 

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!

Asia-Pacific / EMEA friendly meeting: 2022/04/07 12:00 UTC

Americas friendly meeting: Thursday, 2022/04/07 21:00 UTC

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.

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. / 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. / 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?

Highlights

Discussion: Revisiting In-person Regional WordCamps

This post aims to take another look at our existing guidelines for regional WordCamps and to explore whether the process for organizing an in-person 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. could be improved or simplified. .

Proposal: Steps to Integrate #WPDiversity into WordPress Event Organizing

This proposal offers a pathway to introduce all WordCamp and 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 to #WPDiversity programs, with the aim of helping to strengthen their events from inception.

Posts

Return to In-Person Events: Blue Sky Thinking

This post gives us a place to share ideas on how we can support organizers who are trying to restart in-person events in their communities.

Announcements / Newsletters

Open floor

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 in Asia-Pacific / EMEA or America’s friendly version of the meeting!

#meeting-agenda, #team-meeting

#team-chat

Upcoming #WPDiversity Events: April 2022

Speaker Workshop

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 think you don’t know or have anything worth speaking about?

Even though it will be lead by #WPDiversity, this workshop is open to all in WordPress thinking about speaking at 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. in Nigeria.

Allyship Program

Cohorts 1 and 2 of the Allyship for WP Event Organizers, WCUSWCUS WordCamp US. The US flagship WordCamp event. organizers, and WCEUWCEU WordCamp Europe. The European flagship WordCamp event. organizers are officially invited. Other people are welcome to watch and even join in and are encouraged to join cohort 3 in May 2022 (date TBD).

Reminder: Proposal Feedback

A reminder that feedback is open for the Proposal: Steps to Integrate #WPDiversity into WordPress Event Organizing until end of day April 8, 2022. Thank you for your help!

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