Recap of the Diverse Speaker Training group (#WPDiversity) on May 12, 2021

Attending: @jillbinder @onealtr @tantienhime @katiejrichards @ashiquzzaman

Start: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C037W5S7X/p1620838958453000

  • We thanked @oneal for the great job leading our last meeting
  • We talked about two upcoming workshops (we would love your help in promoting them too, WordPress community):
    Philippines on May 15: https://twitter.com/jillbinder/status/1392273538577534978
    Black WordPress on June 5 & 12: https://twitter.com/wpengine/status/1364576083681673219
  • We invited more group members to facilitate workshops this summer
  • We invited more group members to facilitate our 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
  • We asked who is attending 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 June 7-9. @angelasjin and I are considering if this group should offer a workshop, an unformal networking event, or perhaps be a part of one. It would be nice to have friendly #WPDiversity group member faces in the crowd.

End: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C037W5S7X/p1620842519000300

This weekend: #WPDiversity Workshop for the Philippines and APAC

Workshop: How to Own Your Expertise & Start Speaking at WordPress Events PH/APAC

You spoke and we heard you. Our monthly-ish Diverse Speaker workshops over the last year have been available to AMER/EMEA time only. We love you too, Asia. @onealtr is holding a workshop for you in Philippines and APAC!

Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 3pm-4:30pm Philippines time

Facilitated by: @onealtr

Does the thought of speaking at one of our meetups or WordCamps intrigue you? Do you identify as a person from a marginalized and underrepresented group (in terms of gender, race, class, sexuality, ability, age, etc.) who is thinking about speaking at a meetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on meetup.com will help you find options in your area. 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?

Or are you a meetup or WordCamp event organizer and want to improve the diversity of your speaker lineups? Would you like to meet potential speakers and help them create great talks that your community would love to hear at your event?

Come to our 1.5 hour “Interactive, Transformational Watch Party” workshop this weekend!

Read more about our free workshop this weekend and register

Please help us spread the word! Send this post to your WordPress friends in PH/APAC.

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Recap of the Diverse Speaker Training group (#WPDiversity) on April 28, 2021

Lead by: @onealtr

Attending: @onealtr @angelasjin @drewgarcia @wpfangirl @nalininonstopnewsuk

Start: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C037W5S7X/p1619629202227100

  • We reviewed the status of the team’s current projects.
  • The first APAC region Diverse Speaker workshop for 2021 will be held in the Philippines, on May 15 1500H GMT+8. The team talked about what is needed on it, especially talking about getting the word out (marketing / promotions).

End: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C037W5S7X/p1619632744256000

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Recap of the Diverse Speaker Training group (#WPDiversity) on April 14, 2021

Attending: @jillbinder @onealtr @tantienhime @katiejrichards @wpfangirl @webcommsat @nalininonstopnewsuk

Start: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C037W5S7X/p1618419674460400

End: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C037W5S7X/p1618423983015700

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Report: Diverse Speaker Workshops February and March 2021

During the pandemic, the Diverse Speaker Training group (#WPDiversity) has been delivering our Diverse Speaker workshop to the global WordPress community online directly.

Each month, we are reporting at the tag #DiverseSpeakerWorkshopsReports how these workshops and trainings are going.

February 2021

Workshop / “Learn” Watch Party Hybrid

In February, we tried out a new format for the first time: A 1.5 hour “Interactive, Transformational Watch Party” for WordPress event organizers and their underrepresented community members. We played the video on Learn, paused for exercises on camera, and held discussions in the text chat.

We got a great response from attendees. It was a successful format!

Number who attended: 7

From number of cities: 7

From number of countries: 3 (United States, Philippines, and Italy)

Increase in public speaking confidence after taking the workshops: 40%

March 4, 2021

Workshop for Ontario and New York (Great Lakes)

For March 4, 2021, I worked with Hamilton, Ontario, Canada meetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on meetup.com will help you find options in your area. organizer @tantienhime to put on an event for the Great Lakes Area, including Ontario and New York meetups. (Hamilton, Buffalo, Rochester, Niagara, Toronto, Mississauga, London, Kingston, Durham, and any other meetups that may wish to include their members).

Members of the Diverse Speaker Training group @volkswagenchick and @sparklingrobots facilitated the live workshop.

Number who attended: 13

Not all let us know where they are from, so this is the info we were able to gather:

From number of cities: 5

From number of countries: 2 (United States and Canada)

March 18, 2021

Impromptu Panel / Discussion

We scheduled the workshop / watch party hybrid again for March 18, 2021. The only attendees were 3 volunteers from the Diverse Speaker Training group. We turned it into a panel / discussion about what organizers can do to help more people from marginalized and underrepresented groups to speak at events, especially regarding:

– what immediate actions organizers can take
– reaching more people with our team’s workshops
– helping to create a more direct path from our workshops to speaking at meetups/WordCamps

Plans for May 2021: Philippines

In May 2021, Diverse Speaker Training team member @onealtr is planning to hold a hybrid workshop / watch party for the Philippines and countries that work in similar time zones!

How to Own Your Expertise & Start Speaking at WordPress Events

The potential date may be Sunday, May 16, 2021 in the afternoon.

Please watch https://make.wordpress.org/community/tag/wpdiversityworkshops/ for this workshop announcement soon!

Thank you

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

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

Attending: @jillbinder @onealtr @tantienhime @katiejrichards @angelasjin

Start: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C037W5S7X/p1616605145162500

@katiejrichards is nearly done with the “Creating A Welcoming and Diverse Space” workshop transcript. Delivering the Spanish translations for “Diverse Speakers workshop” to #training is done, and if there is anything more she will take care of it.

We are inviting more people to run our workshop so that we can cover more days, times, and parts of the world:

  • @onealtr is going to run an Interactive, Transformational Watch party of our “Own your expertise and find a topic” workshop for the Philippines and surrounding areas in early May. He is doing the pre-work of reviewing the material, and will chat with the communities about the workshop and set a date with them.
  • @volkswagenchick is going to run it sometime after April.
  • @wpfangirl is going to run it sometime – maybe the summer.

Our workshop makes WordPress a more diverse, better, and stronger place. If you are interested in contributing to this and learning about running our workshop, please reach out to @jillbinder.

@onealtr is going to run our working group meeting on April 28th while I am away. @angelasjin will support him.

End: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C037W5S7X/p1616609231214500

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Meetup Organizer Newsletter: March 2021

Hello friends,

Wow, can’t believe it’s March already! We have some exciting updates and resources for your MeetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on meetup.com will help you find options in your area. groups this month. Read on to find out more!

Newsletter contents:

  • WordPress 5.7 and your meetup group
  • Online event updates
  • Tuesday Trainings
  • News from the WordPress world

WordPress 5.7 and your meetup group

The latest major WordPress release  – version 5.7, “Esperanza,” came out on 9 March 2021. The release comes with some neat 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. editor improvements such as inserter drag and drop for blocks & block patterns and improved reusable blocks. Additionally, it features a simpler default color palette, single-click HTTPHTTP HTTP is an acronym for Hyper Text Transfer Protocol. HTTP is the underlying protocol used by the World Wide Web and this protocol defines how messages are formatted and transmitted, and what actions Web servers and browsers should take in response to various commands. to HTTPSHTTPS HTTPS is an acronym for Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure. HTTPS is the secure version of HTTP, the protocol over which data is sent between your browser and the website that you are connected to. The 'S' at the end of HTTPS stands for 'Secure'. It means all communications between your browser and the website are encrypted. This is especially helpful for protecting sensitive data like banking information. migrationMigration Moving the code, database and media files for a website site from one server to another. Most typically done when changing hosting companies., a new Robots APIAPI An API or Application Programming Interface is a software intermediary that allows programs to interact with each other and share data in limited, clearly defined ways., lazy loading for iFrames, and password reset links from WP-Admin. You can find more information in the field guide and the release post.

Promote WordPress 5.7 in your Meetup group
You can now promote WordPress 5.7 by organizing an online meetup discussion or sending an email message to your group. Want to learn more? Check out this P2 post from the Community team with WordPress 5.7 resources for Meetup organizers. The Marketing Team is also working on WordPress 5.7 marketing resources that will shortly be published in their GitHub repository.

Upcoming meetups highlighting WordPress 5.7
Want inspiration for your Meetup event on WordPress 5.7? The following meetup groups have already announced sessions to promote WordPress 5.7. Check out these upcoming events!

Online event updates

Don’t forget to catch up with online meetups across the world! If you’re organizing an online WordPress event, use the hashtag #OnlineWPMeetup for social media promotions. The WordPress Marketing team can help promote your online meetup – if you wish to avail their assistance, reach out to them in the #marketing 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 for more information. 

Upcoming WordPress events 
Check out these upcoming WordCamps that are coming up later this year. 

Past WordPress events 
Check out these WordCamps that concluded in February! Their videos will be available on WordPress.tv shortly.

Decision-making checklist for in-person meetups
The Community Team has published handbook pages and a decision-making checklist for organizers to restart in-person meetups in areas where it is safe to do so (e.g., countries such as New Zealand, Australia, and Taiwan, where there are lower COVID-19 risks). However, WordPress meetups and WordCamps in most parts of the world will remain online due to  COVID-19.

Sign up for the upcoming Diverse Speaker Workshop on March 18!
How are you doing with getting speakers for your events these days? What about diverse speakers? The Diversity Speaker Training group (#WPDiversity) is organizing a workshop for encouraging underrepresented community members to speak at WordPress events. The event –  “How to Own Your Expertise & Start Speaking at WordPress Events #WPDiversity” is being held on March 18, 2021 @ 5:30  PM7 PM UTC (convert to your local time). Sign up now!

Tuesday Trainings

Through Tuesday Trainings (#TuesdayTrainings), the Community team publishes a different topic on the WordPress Community Blog to help organizers and interested community members learn various skills. Don’t forget to check out our latest Tuesday Training posts: 

Upcoming Tuesday Training: How can meetup groups benefit from Learn WordPress?
Next Tuesday (March 16, 2021) at 09:00 UTC, we are organizing the first live and interactive Tuesday training on the topic: “How can meetup groups benefit from Learn WordPress?” The session will be held live on YouTube, in the WordCamp Central channel – where you can ask questions on live chat. Don’t miss this event! Sign up for notifications directly on YouTube or add the event to your calendar.

News from the WordPress world


If you have any questions, Community Team deputies are available to help. Please send an email to support@wordcamp.org or join the #community-events Slack channel. Thanks for everything you do to grow the WordPress community. Let’s keep sharing knowledge and inspiring each other with our contributions! 

We will see you online soon!

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The following people contributed to this edition of the Meetup newsletter: @andreamiddleton @annezazu @daisyolsen @jillbinder

Recap of the Diverse Speaker Training group (#WPDiversity) on March 10, 2021

Start: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C037W5S7X/p1615395625308300

Summary:

Our March 4, 2021 workshop for the Great Lakes, held by @tantienhime, @volkswagenchick, and @sparklingrobots went well. We talked about how it went and lessons learned.

For our upcoming March 18, 2021 workshop, @volkswagenchick and @oneal are going to be volunteers. We are also looking for help with reaching out to meetup organizers.

@katiejrichards is going to coordinate with the #training team to find out next steps for getting our Spanish translations of the Diverse Speaker Training workshops on Learn to them.

A reminder that we go by UTC time for our bi-weekly group meeting, so the time is going to change for some of us soon. 🙂

End: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C037W5S7X/p1615399353363900

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Meetup Organizers: Got diverse speakers? Got any speakers?

Hello meetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on meetup.com will help you find options in your area. organizers!

How are you doing with getting speakers for your events these days? Has it been tough?

If you _are_ getting speakers, have you had trouble getting women and people from other marginalized and underrepresented groups (in terms of gender, race, class, sexuality, ability, or age, etc.) to speak at your meetups?

We are holding two proven, effective workshops for you and your underrepresented communities in March 2021.

They are the same content. One is for the global community and the other is for the Great Lakes area (Hamilton, Buffalo, Rochester, Niagara, Toronto, Mississauga, London, Kingston, Durham, etc.).

How would it feel to have a diverse speaker roster excited to speak at *your* meetup? Or if you’re not holding a meetup right now, giving your meetup community talk to attend at nearby meetups online?

We would like to invite you (yes you, the organizer, if you can) to attend the workshop along with underrepresented members of your community.

You’ll be able to support the participants to create great content that your meetup members would want to hear! (You’ll also be invited to do the exercises yourself, which will help everyone feel more comfortable participating, and also help you in your own speaker journey.)

All you need to do is send the message below to your meetup announcements. And also, if you can, to attend yourself.

(Even if you don’t think that there are underrepresented members in your community, a message like this will appeal to the people who have not been attending and you are likely to see new faces.)

Event for the Great Lakes area (Hamilton, Buffalo, Rochester, Niagara, Toronto, Mississauga, London Kingston, Durham, etc.):
March 4, 2021 @ 7:00pm – 8:30pm ET: How to Own Your Expertise & Start Speaking at WP Events #Diversity&Inclusion

Event for the global community:
Thursday, March 18, 2021 @ 5:30pm – 7:30pm UTC: How to Own Your Expertise & Start Speaking at WordPress Events #WPDiversity

If you can attend, sign up now. Either way, please send the following message to your meetup announcements:

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

Attending: @jillbinder @tantienhime @oneal @katiejrichards

Summary:

  • The Interactive, Transformational Watch party last week seemed to be was a great format for our Learn WordPress workshops.
  • What was missing was having more time for participants to discuss pitches. We came up with a few solutions and would love your feedback on which one
  • We need to make the messaging to meetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on meetup.com will help you find options in your area./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 about our workshops much simpler. Even create a very simple “package” that is easy to copy/paste to their communities. We will try this out for the Great Lakes workshop next week and our next global workshop on March 18 (or March 17 and 18).
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