Recap of the Diverse Speaker Training group (#WPDiversity) AMER/EMEA on January 25, 2023

Attending: @askdesign, @harishanker, @jillbinder, @katiejrichards, @kcrockett, @martatorre, @onealtr, @santanainniss, @sc0ttkclark, @volkswagenchick

Host: @onealtr

Start: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C037W5S7X/p1674669608034749

Summary

1 – Attendance and check-ins (everyone)
2 – First time here
3 – Group Goals (@jillbinder) + Comments, Questions, Ideas (anyone)

@jillbinder shared the long-term vision and quarterly goals

4 – Recent Things & Upcoming Dates (@jillbinder)

@thehopemonger from 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. Entebbe, Africa let us know that thanks to our work, they are having their first women speakers panel

An update on the speaker workshop that @simo70 ran in Italy earlier this month: The 4 participants were from: Milan, Rome and Ancona

Saturday, January 28, 2023 @ 9am-11:30am India time: Organizing Diverse & Inclusive WordPress Events APAC

Mid February: Organizing Diverse & Inclusive WordPress Events APAC

Mid March 2023: Organizing Diverse & Inclusive WordPress Events — Follow-up 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


– Marketing (@santanainniss)

In the last two weeks, had two sets of posts: Year end results w/ CTA to join WPD effort & the APAC speaker workshop.

@santanainniss shared the stats. There was the highest ever number of clicks on the APAC post!


– APAC WPDiversity Network Building (@onealtr)

@onealtr shared upcoming WordCamps in Asia


7 – Diversity in Spain project (@martatorre)

@martatorre is working on:


8 – Available Roles (@jillbinder)

  • 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. Coordinators
  • Community Engagement Role
  • Translation Facilitator

9 – Other Updates + Next meeting host (anyone)

An update on our APAC WPDiversity Network Building meetings: @devinmaeztri, @onealtr, and @jillbinder met this week to discuss how these meetings are going, and together decided to put them on pause for now. @onealtr will lead a discussion on WC Asia Contributor Day to find out if there is a desire for these meetings and if yes, what to change about them.

End: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C037W5S7X/p1674673159328359

#wpdiversity

Upcoming #WPDiversity Events: January 2023

Here is our January 2023 #WPDiversity schedule. Please join us and help us spread the word!

Speaker Workshop

January 28, 2023 @ 10:30am–12:30pm IST: How to Own Your Expertise and Start Speaking at WordPress Events APAC

This workshop is timed for people in Asia-Pacific who speak English to join us. Check your time here. (Contact @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/. about translating the workshop into your language!)

Does the thought of speaking at one of our 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 or underrepresented identity who is thinking about speaking at a 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. 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.? Do you think you don’t know or have anything worth speaking about?

The Diverse Speaker Training Group (#WPDiversity) invites you to join us for a 2-hour interactive, transformational online watch party to find a topic and boost your confidence for speaking at WP Meetups & WordCamps.

Register now

Upcoming Events

Mid February 2023: We will be holding our first “Organizing Diverse & Inclusive WordPress Events” specifically for Asia-Pacific (in English – contact @jillbinder on the WordPress Slack about translating the workshop into your language)!

The date and time will be announced on this Community 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/., on WordPress social media, and will be shown on our upcoming #WPDiversity events on our handbook page. Be sure to bookmark this handbook page!

#wpdiversityworkshops

#wpdiversityworkshops

Recap of the Diverse Speaker Training group (#WPDiversity) AMER/EMEA on January 11, 2023

Attending: @askdesign, @bobWP, @estelaris, @jillbinder, @kcrockett, @martatorre, @sc0ttkclark, @webcommsat, @wpfangirl

Facilitator: @jillbinder

Start: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C037W5S7X/p1673460044384669

Summary

1 – Attendance and check-ins (everyone)
2 – First time here
3 – Group Goals (@jillbinder) + Comments, Questions, Ideas (anyone)

We covered our 5-year vision and our quarterly goals.

@estelaris asked questions about interviewing us for WCEUWCEU WordCamp Europe. The European flagship WordCamp event. Community tables, and getting help creating a talk.

4 – Community Badges (@jillbinder)

@jillbinder announced the most recent people to earn community badges, and how those badges are earned.

5 – Recent Things & Upcoming Dates (@jillbinder)

  • Thank you for filling out the 2022 Self-Review forms
  • Yesterday, @simo70 held our Speaker workshop in Italy in Italian
  • Saturday, January 28, 2023 @ 10:30am-12:30pm (time changed after the meeting) India time: How to Own Your Expertise & Start Speaking at WordPress Events #WPDiversity APAC
  • Mid February, also on a Saturday: Organizing Diverse & Inclusive WordPress Events APAC
  • Mid March, a month later, also on a Saturday: Organizing Diverse & Inclusive WordPress Events Follow-Up 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/. Discussion on the #community-events channel


– Marketing (@santanainniss)

  • We’ll feature some recap posts soon of the performance and impact of WP Diversity in 2022
  • Curious to hear from folks: How did you feel about the marketing efforts from June-December 2022? All feedback, wishlist items, and ideas are welcome.
  • We talked a bit about collecting data, getting on a podcast, and more.


– APAC WPDiversity Network Building (@onealtr)

@oneal posted about a recent 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 Asia and some upcoming WordCamps.


8 – Available Roles (@jillbinder)

  • 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
  • Community Engagement Role
  • Translation Facilitator


9 – Other Updates + Next meeting facilitator (anyone)

@martatorre has been working on the WPFem project to target event organizers in Spain more, to help them make their events more diverse. We offered support and discussed some ideas to help with this.

End: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C037W5S7X/p1673463616307939

Community Team Meeting Agenda for 5 January, 2023

The Community Team chat takes place the first Thursday of every month. 

This 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: Thursday, 5 January, 2023 at 12:00 PM UTC
Americas friendly meeting: Thursday, 5 January, 2023 at 21:00 PM 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: @leo, @nukaga, or @mysweetcate. 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.

Check-ins: 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. / 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. / Contributors

  • 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 to Note

Here are a few things everyone should be aware of.

Community Team 2022 Goals Recap – 2022 was a big year for the Community Team. Check out this great recap by @megabyterose

Community Team Reps for 2023@Sam Suresh announced the three team reps for 2023. If you have any thoughts, concerns, or questions, let them know!

Announcement: New WordPress Incident Response Team@AngelaSJin writes, “Earlier this year, the WordPress community welcomed a project-wide code of conduct and incident response training. Part of this was an announcement and request for nominations to a new incident response team (IRT).” Read on to meet the new team members.

Open Posts

Check out these new and ongoing discussions needing review, feedback, thoughts and comments.

Proposed 2023 Global Community Sponsorship Program – If you have any questions, observations, or critical feedback about the program in general or these proposed changes, comment on the post! If you know of any companies that might be interested, please share the link so they can participate in the discussion as well.

Suggest Topics for the 2023 WordPress Community Summit – The Community Summit will provide a valuable opportunity to hold in-person discussion on important topics across contributor teams and community-wide. It meant to be a safe space to exchange ideas and viewpoints. The organizing team is asking all contributing teams to submit topics that would:

  1. Help advance your team’s work or help strengthen the overall WordPress 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. project; and
  2. Specifically benefit from dedicated, in-person, cross-team discussion at the Community Summit?

You can suggest Community Summit topics via this form by January 16, 2023.

Idea: Creating a translation events kit for Meetups – In order to encourage and facilitate translation events for 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, @Erica has suggested building a resource kit that makes it easy to set up a translation event. Her goal is to create a resource that allows organizers to use all the available materials to organize a small translation event quickly and easily.

Twitter links on WordCamp websites@PatriciaBT has suggested that we change the Twitter link on the 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. ticket form to allow additional, more inclusive options.

Updates Across the Make/Community Team Site and our Handbooks@mysweetcate has been busy upgrading our infrastructure to make it friendlier and easier to use. If you see any areas that could be improved, add them to the comments on the post.

Announcements / Newsletters

Open Floor

This is your chance to discuss things that weren’t on the meeting agenda. 

We invite you to use this opportunity to share anything that you want with the team. If you currently have a topic you’d like to discuss, add it to the comments of this post and we will try to update the agenda accordingly.

Hope to see you on Thursday, either in the Asia-Pacific / EMEA (12:00 UTC) or Americas-friendly version (21:00 UTC) of the meeting!

#meeting-agenda, #team-meeting

#team-chat

Diverse Speaker Training Group (#WPDiversity) 2022 Year-End Report

Hello everyone! The Diverse Speaker Training Group (#WPDiversity) helps WordPress event organizers diversify their speaker lineups and create more inclusive and welcoming events.

Every year we calculate our results accomplished since the previous 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/.. Here is December 2021 to December 2022.

A few highlights:

  • This year we continued carrying out the 3 programs that we launched in 2021.
  • We launched an APAC branch of our group, the APAC WPDiversity Network Building meetings
  • We translated our speaker workshop material into more languages
  • We put a lot of focus on getting more contributors to participate in the group this year, and that number went up significantly
  • We held our first day-long in-person workshop (except for the facilitator over Zoom), which was a lot like producing 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.
  • We held fewer events to make room for more of the other things that our group needs to do, and yet all of our results went up! More people in more places with higher results.
  • We had #WPDiversity initiatives at WCEUWCEU WordCamp Europe. The European flagship WordCamp event.
  • We advised people on their questions and initiatives ideas when the surge of interest in WordPress diversity that happened earlier this year
  • We launched a calendar of events that we keep updated on our handbook page

And now, let’s talk numbers

Program 1: Underrepresented Voices Speaker Workshops

  • Participants self-reported an increase in public speaking confidence of: 54%

Program 2: How to Organize Inclusive and Welcoming WordPress Events

  • Participants self-reported an increase in feeling prepared to run an inclusive event of: 40%

Program 3: Speaker support and speaking opportunities (#diverse-speaker-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/. channel)

  • 225+ speakers, 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., event organizers, and allies in the Slack channel so far

Overall

Our 15 events (workshops and group coaching sessions) in 2022 impacted:

  • 248 participants
  • from 117 cities
  • in these 27 countries:
  1. Bangladesh
  2. Bhutan
  3. Bolivia
  4. Canada
  5. Cabo Verde
  6. Costa Rica
  7. England
  8. Germany
  9. Greece
  10. India
  11. Indonesia
  12. Italy
  13. Luxembourg
  14. Netherlands
  15. Nigeria
  16. Philippines
  17. Portugal
  18. Rwanda
  19. Serbia
  20. Slovakia
  21. South Africa
  22. Spain
  23. Switzerland
  24. Uganda
  25. United Kingdom
  26. United States
  27. Marked as “Unknown”

Increased number of contributors in the team:

  • 2020-2021: 5 contributors
  • 2021-2022: 32 contributors!

Our speaker workshop materials are available in:

Testimonials:

“I truly appreciate the #WPDiversity programs. I wouldn’t have done a successful talk at WordCamp US 2022 without them. I guess I can’t say that I suck at public speaking anymore!”

– Ebonie Butler, Senior Software Engineer, Philadelphia USA

“The reason that our WordCamp 2022 organizers are a diverse team is as a direct result of your #WPDiversity Speaker training. This group’s composition is no accident. The 2019 group was kind of a diversity nightmare. Of our 14 organizers in 2022, 9 are from underrepresented groups (gender, ethnicity, neurodiverse). Our speakers are similarly diverse.”

– A WordCamp Organizer Co-Lead, United States

“I’d love to see ALL THE ORGANIZERS take an Organizing Diverse & Inclusive WordPress Events workshop!”

– 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.

You can read more testimonials in our monthly reports.

With the return of in-person events, we are looking forward to continue being of service to 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 to in 2023!

#wpdiversityannualreport

Report: #WPDiversity Inclusion and Diverse Speaker Workshops October and November 2022

In October and November 2022, the #WPDiversity group held an Inclusion workshop and follow-up coaching session, and a full-day in person women speakers event in San José, Costa Rica.

 

Organizing Diverse & Inclusive WordPress Events 

Organizing Diverse & Inclusive WordPress Events Workshop, October 13, 2022

We held a watch party workshop to help 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. organizers, or anyone in WordPress who would like to champion this work, hold diverse and inclusive events.

Facilitator: @jillbinder

  • Number who attended online: 12
  • From number of cities: 12
  • From number of countries: 8 (Bhutan, Canada, Costa Rica, India, Philippines, Portugal, United Kingdom, United States)
  • Self-reported increase in preparedness to run an inclusive event: 30%

Testimonials

“The Inclusion workshop helped me to acknowledge even more how important diversity is and to see where diversity is lacking. I saw how important it is to listen and to learn, and to be ready to create safe places so more people will join and stay in the community. The content was good. The workshop felt like a comfortable and safe space for us to learn. — Carlos Moreira, WordPress Developer, Portugal

Organizing Diverse and Inclusive WordPress Events Follow-up 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, November 17, 2022

As a follow-up to our October 2022 Inclusion workshop, we held a follow-up Slack chat in November to celebrate successes, discuss challenges, answer questions, and have diversity discussions.

Facilitator: @jillbinder

Guest coach: D. Squinkifer

Number who attended: 15

From number of cities: 15

From number of countries: 8 (Canada, England, India, Phillippines, Luxembourg, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States)

Diverse Speaker Workshop

WordPress #WPDiversity Speaker Workshop for Women Voices in Latin America, October 29, 2022

We held our first day-long in-person workshop! It was in San José, Costa Rica. The facilitator was over Zoom and spoke English. There were two live translators translating to participants in Spanish and back to the facilitator in English over wireless headsets.

Facilitator: @jillbinder

Number who attended: 35

From number of cities: 9

From number of countries: 1 (Costa Rica)

Self-reported increase in public speaking self-confidence scores: 52%

Testimonials

There were a lot of amazing testimonials spoken at the event and provided in the feedback form after. This report will need to be properly updated after the new year along with who said them. In the meantime, here is a preview:

“Before attending, I could not speak or present a topic of my own for fear of what people will say or because of nerves and in this workshop I have achieved it, it is something that I will keep in my mind and I will continue practicing it.”

“I liked the space to speak and learn calmly without judgment. I can speak more confidently and calmly, I learned how to stay calm.”

“The workshop deals with a topic that empowers. I recommend attending, as it is a safe space and at the same time gives a valuable tool.”

Diverse Speaker Support Channel

We have a Slack channel (#diverse-speaker-support) 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 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
  • getting to know other WordPress speakers and organizers

We are experimenting with effective ways to invite workshop participants to the channel. In September and October, a handful signed up mostly because it was not clear what a Slack username was when we asked for it. Also we offered to help people create their Slack accounts, but everyone whom we did this for got stuck in the middle of process and no one completed it.

We worked on these and in December we had a very high rate. This will go into the December report to be released in January 2023.

Thank you

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

Upcoming Workshops

Keep an eye on the list of upcoming #WPDiversity events is posted on the Diverse Speaker Group (#WPDiversity) page in the Community handbook.

#diversespeakerworkshopsreports

Recap of the Diverse Speaker Training group (#WPDiversity) AMER/EMEA on December 14, 2022

Attending: @askdesign, @jillbinder, @juliarosia, @katiejrichards, @kcrockett, @leogopal, @martatorre, @onealtr, @sc0ttkclark

Attended by proxy: @santanainniss

Facilitator: @jillbinder

Start: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C037W5S7X/p1671040841432489

Summary

1 – Attendance and check-ins (everyone)

We started discussing a Translation pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party that we have installed 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/.. We are going to test it and hopefully launch it in the #diverse-speaker-support channel in the new year.

2 – First time here


3 – 2022 results! (@jillbinder)

Jill posted our great 2022 results. These will be posted in an annual report on this 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/. later this week.

4 – 2022 Acknowledgements (@jillbinder)

Jill acknowledged the community effort that goes into our work. People really stepped up this year and contributed a lot! Whether people contributed by a sharing social media post or doing even more, your contribution really matters. 


5 – 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/. party (@jillbinder)

We talked about if we should hold our own watch party or join the Training Team’s party. In the end, we decided that we will hold one. The link will be posted on #community-team and #diverse-speaker-support channel tomorrow.


– Marketing (@santanainniss@jillbinder)

Santana shared the great recent marketing results and asked about upcoming workshops and any spicy year end stats to share.

Jill replied that the next workshop should be ready in the new year, and the year end stats were posted above and will be posted on the Community P2 this week.

Jill shared how this helped us have a fantastic turnout at our speaker workshop last week (and the great results of the workshop).

Marta is collecting “before” diversity data in Spain so that there will be something to compare after she has started doing the diversity work there.


– APAC WPDiversity Network Building (@onealtr)

Oneal shared the WordPress events coming up in Asia, and these great resources:

  • As a Speaker at WordCamp Asia, you can apply for Financial Support to attend if you are an underrepresented individual https://asia.wordcamp.org/2023/underrepresented-speaker-support/
  • Recommendations on securing your visa to go to Thailand https://asia.wordcamp.org/2023/make-your-visa-arrangement-as-early-as-possible/
  • The Diversity Scholarship Recipient https://asia.wordcamp.org/2023/diversity-scholarship-recipient/


8 – Year-end self-Reviews (@jillbinder)

Jill is asking all group members to send in by December 31, 2022:

How do you think you’re doing?
https://jill249.typeform.com/to/uQ4VfC

How do you think Jill’s doing? (anonymous so you can be honest!)
https://jill249.typeform.com/to/zvh5yJ


9 – Other Updates + Anything else to share about 2022 + Next meeting facilitator (anyone)

End: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C037W5S7X/p1671044478977039

#wpdiversity

Recap of the Diverse Speaker Training group (#WPDiversity) AMER/EMEA on November 23, 2022

Attending: @bobdunn-trainer @jillbinder @juliarosia @leogopal @onealtr @santanainniss @sc0ttkclark @volkswagenchick

Facilitator: @leogopal

Start: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C037W5S7X/p1669226401934259

Summary

1 Attendance and check-ins (everyone)
2 First time here
3 Comments, questions, ideas (anyone)

  • @jillbinder asked about collecting DEI links, which lead to a larger discussion about current handbook pages

4 Workshops (Speaker and Inclusion) (@jillbinder)

Results from workshops:

5 Marketing (@santanainniss)

6 APAC WPDiversity Network Building (@onealtr)

  • @onealtr shared with the APAC WordCamps that just concluded in the past few weeks, and the WordCamps coming up this year and early next year.
  • There is a conscious effort to make sure there is diversity in speaker selections. For WC Asia, there is a 65% asian speaker selection, with the rest from all over the world. And the speakers are about 35% women.

7 Diverse Speaker Support channel (@jillbinder)

@jillbinder posted about:

  • the 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 opportunity
  • new ideas for Zoom calls in the channel

8 Streaming watch parties (@jillbinder)

  • @jillbinder asked for help with figuring out how to stream videos within videos for our watch parties to make it a better viewing experience. @onealtr is going to research it.

9 End of year updates (@jillbinder)

  • December 14, 2022 will be the last #WPDiversity meeting of the year
  • Year-end self-reviews – Due December 31, 2022

10 Other Updates + Next meeting facilitator (anyone)

End: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C037W5S7X/p1669230154321009

Recap of the Diverse Speaker Training group (#WPDiversity) AMER/EMEA on November 9, 2022

Attending: @jillbinder, @katiejrichards, @kcrockett, @leogopal, @onealtr, @rzen, @santanainniss

Facilitator: @jillbinder

Start: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C037W5S7X/p1668016852933619

Summary

1 Attendance and check-ins (everyone)
2 First time here
3 Comments, questions, ideas (anyone)

@jillbinder: I’m working on a new system for inviting workshop participants to the #diverse-speaker-support channel, with help from @katiejrichards.

4 Recent Workshops (Speaker and Inclusion) (@jillbinder)

October 29, 2022: Workshop for women WordPress speakers in Latin America. Around 35 attended.


Upcoming Workshops (Speaker and Inclusion) (@jillbinder)

November 17 @ 6pm – 7pm UTC: Organizing Diverse and Inclusive WordPress Events Follow-up 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

December 7 @ 6pm-8pm UTC: How to Own Your Expertise & Start Speaking at WordPress Events #WPDiversity

Marketing (@jillbinder)

Let’s start promoting the December 7 speaker workshop!

APAC WPDiversity Network Building (@onealtr)

@onealtr: Lots of WordCamps just finished or currently ongoing right now


Diverse Speaker Support channel 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 (@jillbinder)

@jillbinder: I put out a call for a Speaker Mentor coordinator on #diverse-speaker-support.



9 Streaming watch parties (@jillbinder)

@jillbinder asked for help with setting up OBS. @rzen offered to help.

10 Other Updates + Next meeting facilitator (anyone)

End: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C037W5S7X/p1668020400754039

#wpdiversity

Upcoming #WPDiversity Events: December 2022

Here is our December 2022 #WPDiversity schedule. Please join us and help us spread the word!

Speaker Workshop

December 7, 2022 @ 6pm–8pm UTC: How to Own Your Expertise & Start Speaking at WordPress Events #WPDiversity

Does the thought of speaking at one of our 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 or underrepresented identity who is thinking about speaking at a 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. 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.? Do you think you don’t know or have anything worth speaking about?

Join our 2-hour interactive, transformational watch party online for underrepresented voices in the WordPress community. Aspiring speakers will learn how to own their expertise and start speaking at WordPress events with confidence.

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Plus be sure to bookmark this new resource! You can now find all of our upcoming #WPDiversity events on our handbook page.

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