Due to the current global health emergency, we strongly encourage you to consider online events instead of in-person in 2020. For more information, please refer to our online events handbook.

The Community Team uses this page to track various projects that we are currently engaged with, and we warmly welcome any new contributors interested in helping us! To learn more about what we are working on and how to get involved, you can reach out in the #community-team Slack channel (join the Making WordPress Slack instance), leave a comment on a relevant post, or use the community team contact form

WordPress Events

The goal of WordPress community events is to connect WordPress enthusiasts to each other, to inspire everyone to do more with WordPress, and to encourage people to contribute back to the 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. The following event formats are tried and true ways to achieve these goals, and can be organized by anyone!

Local WordPress 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.

Meetups are the groups that power year-round local WordPress communities. The WordPress chapter program with meetup.com provides central account management for official groups. Organize a local group, or an event series within a group to bring together WordPress enthusiasts in your area. Local Meetups are encouraged to have as many organizers as possible, in the hopes that they meet at least once a month. 

Status: Ongoing
Volunteers Needed: Yes
Experience Required: Familiarity with and/or have a love of WordPress, desire to meet other people who love WordPress, good communication skills, reliability, good organization skills.
Time Commitment: Varies based on role. Anywhere from 2 hours up to 10+ hours per month, depending on what you want to do.
Get Involved: Apply to be a Meetup Organizer. You can also learn all about being a Meetup Organizer in the Meetup Organizer handbook. To find out if there is an existing local Meetup chapter near you, visit the WordPress Meetup page.

WordCamps

WordCamps are the annual WordPress events organized by local communities. 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. program is overseen by the Community Team, Deputies, and Mentors, and organized by local communities. In order to host a WordCamp, communities are expected to have a strong local Meetup presence. 

Status: Ongoing
Volunteers Needed: Yes
Experience Required: Familiarity with and/or have a love of WordPress, desire to meet other people who love WordPress, good communication skills, reliability, good organization skills.
Time Commitment: Varies based on role. Anywhere from 2 hours up to 10+ hours per month, depending on what you want to do.
Get Involved: Apply to be a WordCamp Organizer. You can also learn all about being a WordCamp Organizer in the WordCamp Organizer handbook. To find and participate in an upcoming WordCamp, visit the WordCamp Central schedule page

do_action charity hackathons

do_action hackathons are community-organized events focused on using WordPress to give deserving charitable organisations their own online presence. Each do_action event includes participants from the local WordPress community coming together to plan and build brand new websites for a number of local organizations.

Status: Ongoing
Volunteers Needed: Yes
Experience Required: Familiarity with and/or have a love of WordPress, desire to help non-profit organizations meet their goals using WordPress, good communication skills, reliability, good organization skills.
Time Commitment: Varies based on role. Anywhere from 2 hours up to 10+ hours per month, depending on what you want to do.
Get Involved: Check out the do_action homepage, or the do_action organizer handbook to host your own event. If you are interested in participating in a do_action event, visit the do_action Participant’s Guide.

Introduction to Open Source workshops

The goal of this workshop series is to highlight the potential of open source software in regions where there is less participation in OSS projects. These workshops spread knowledge and understanding of the open web and open source through two-hour training events, staffed and organized by local communities. They are financially supported by the WordPress Foundation. The workshop is available on Learn WordPress along with a lesson plan for people to use in their local communities.

Status: Ongoing
Volunteers Needed: Yes
Experience Required: Familiarity with and/or have a love of WordPress and Open Source, involvement in your local WordPress meetup group, desire to spread the word about open source, good communication skills, reliability, good organization skills.
Time Commitment: Varies based on role. Anywhere from 1 to 10 hours per month, depending on how you use the workshop.
Get Involved: Check out the WordPress Foundation blog to learn more.

Learn WordPress

Learn WordPress is an online platform that offers free educational content for anyone interested in learning how to publish with, build for, and contribute to WordPress. The platform hosts many workshops, courses, and lesson plans so that anyone, from beginners to experts, can learn to do more with WordPress. You can search for and watch workshops at https://learn.wordpress.org/ at any time. People who are interested in connecting and learning with others over a workshop can participate in Discussion Groups, or use the Lesson Plans to teach the content at their own educational events. 

Status: Ongoing
Volunteers Needed: Yes
Experience Required: Familiarity with and/or have a love of WordPress, desire to help others with WordPress related topics.
Time Commitment: Varies based on role. Anywhere from 1 to 10 hours per month.
Get Involved:

  1. Create a Workshop. Workshops can be on any topic related to WordPress, can be for any level of experience, and in any language. To get started, submit your workshop idea
  2. Facilitate a Discussion Group. To learn more discussion group facilitators, read this post. You can apply to become a discussion group facilitator here, or you can even organize a discussion group for your local WordPress meetup.
  3. Update and contribute Lesson Plans. Lesson Plans provide an outline and guidance on complete script for anyone wanting to run their own classes at in-person or virtual events. You can even use these lesson plans for the Workshops that you submit!
  4. To get even more involved, join the Learn WordPress Working Group to help build the platform, review workshop applications, and more. The group meets every 2nd Thursday at 13:00 UTC, in the #community-events channel in Slack. Read all the latest updates for Learn WordPress here.

WordCamp Mentor Program

WordCamp mentors are a team of volunteers who have experience organizing WordCamps and want to help other organizers have a great time planning a WordCamp. As a mentor, your job is the same as every deputy job at WordCamp CentralWordCamp Central Website for all WordCamp activities globally. https://central.wordcamp.org includes a list of upcoming and past camp with links to each.: to help make WordCamps easier to organize and better for attendees. Mentors meet regularly with WordCamp organizing teams and offer advice on procedure and share knowledge based on past experience organizing WordCamps. 

Status: Ongoing
Volunteers Needed: Yes
Experience Required: WordCamp Mentors must have experience as a lead organizer of their local WordCamp. Familiarity with and/or a love of WordPress, desire to meet other people who love WordPress, good communication skills, reliability, good organization skills. Most WordCamps are in English, but if you are able to mentor in other languages, that would be a huge help!
Time Commitment: Flexible, anywhere from 2 hours up to 10+ hours per month, depending on how many WordCamps you would like to mentor.
Get Involved: Learn more about Mentoring WordCamps and how to apply to become a WordCamp Mentor. 

Community Deputy Program

Community deputies are a team of volunteers from all over the world who respond to incoming requests to join the meetup chapter program. This includes vetting meetup applications, interviewing applicants, running organizer orientations, checking for existing groups, and chapter setup on meetup.com if approved. Deputies perform similar duties for WordCamp applications, as well as handling swag shipments for organizers. Additional Deputy tasks include supporting and advising sponsors, supporting and responding to organizer questions in the #community-team Slack channel (join the Making WordPress Slack instance), and generally keeping things moving at WordCamp Central. You can go to the list of currently active deputies.

Status: Ongoing
Volunteers Needed: Yes
Experience Required: Deputies are expected to have been a part of organizing a local WordCamp or Meetup, and to have some familiarity with the WordPress community. Good search skills (to check for poorly indexed groups not on meetup.com, as well as to vet applicants), good written communication skills, friendly and welcoming attitude. The WordPress community primarily communicates in English, but we warmly welcome Deputies who can help in other languages.
Time Commitment: Flexible, about an hour or two per week.
Get Involved: Learn all about being a Community Deputy in the Community Deputy handbook, and apply to be a Community Deputy

Community Working Groups

Diverse Speaker Training Working Group

The Diverse Speaker Training Working Group (#WPDiversity) is led by @jillbinder. This group supports meetups and WordPress events to run a workshop that will help increase the number of speaker applications from people from marginalized and underrepresented groups. During the pandemic, the group is running the workshop directly to the marginalized and underrepresented voices in the global WordPress community monthly. 

Status: Ongoing
Volunteers Needed: Yes, go to the Diverse Speaker Training Working Group Call for Volunteers for the latest details.
Experience Required: A strong desire to bring more diverse voices into WordPress events. No prior experience required, but a willingness to share ideas, collaborate, and to help define and tackle tasks is warmly welcome. Good communication skills and reliability.
Time Commitment: Flexible, anywhere from 1 hour up to 5+ hours per month, depending on the role.
Get Involved: Reply to the post, reach out to Jill Binder in SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. (@jillbinder), or join a meeting on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month at 5-6pm UTC on the #community-team channel on the WordPress Slack.

Youth Event Working Group

The Youth Event Working Group is led by @sunsand187 and works together to provide resources to event organizers of kids based events. The group has created and updates the handbook as well as providing guidance to new organizers via written documentation.

Status: Ongoing
Volunteers Needed: Yes
Experience Required: None
Time Commitment: 1-2 hours weekly
Get Involved: Reach out to Sandy Edwards in Slack or ask in the #community-team channel.

Learn WordPress Working Group

The Learn WordPress Working Group is led by @hlashbrooke. Learn WordPress is a learning platform for WordPress users, builders, and contributors. The site focuses on three primary areas: video workshops, live discussion groups, and lesson plans. The working group handles the maintenance of the site, as well decisions around features and long-term goals for the platform.

Status: Ongoing
Volunteers Needed: Yes – workshop presenters, discussion group facilitators, and lesson plan maintainers
Experience Required: No experience required, but a familiarity with the content of the workshop, group or lesson plan is helpful.
Time Commitment: Varies based on role. Anything from 1 – 10 hours a month, depending on how you want to be involved.
Get Involved: Reach out to Hugh Lashbrooke in Slack or ask in the #community-team channel.

Contributors Working Group

The Contributors Working Group (#WPContributors) is led by Christina Workman. This group is working towards creating a comprehensive, centralized location for all Contributor information that will help encourage all Contributors and Contributor Event Planners.

Status: Ongoing
Volunteers Needed: Yes! This working group launched in October 2020, and needs your help.
Experience Required: No experience required. This group benefits from a variety of experiences with both contributing and with using WordPress itself.
Time Commitment: 1-5 hours per month, depending on how you want to be involved.
Get Involved: Reach out to Christina Workman in Slack (@amethystanswers) or join a meeting on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month at 7-8pm UTC in the #community-team channel on the WordPress Slack.

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