WCSF Final Planning

If you are not attending WCSF this year, you can ignore this post. If you are coming and planning to participate as part of the core team, please click through and read it all. 🙂

Point Person
We need one person from each team to handle some general planning and communication around WCSF stuff so we can have one person per team to talk to as we confirm things or if there are any issues (vs 3-4 people who all usually take leadership roles). It could be the team rep, a lead developer, or any trusted team member with some time on their hands, though preferably not someone who is speaking, so that they will be available if we need them during the event. If y’all could figure out who will be on point as this contact person for the team around WCSF stuff, that would be great. Do this first, so this person can take care of communicating the stuff that comes next. 🙂

Contributor Track
On Sunday, the downstairs room will be used for the Contributor Track. Think Contributor Day but with rotating spiels from each team on how to get set up to contribute and a quick overview of the projects you’re asking people to help with that day. We’ll split the room into two parts — the back part part will be partitioned off to be a little classroom for the how-to spiels (which we’ll capture on video for re-use at other events and online, but will not be livestreaming), and the front part where you enter the room will be all tables and chairs for people to sit together and work on contributions (like at last year’s Contributor Day) all day, with the exception of when Matt’s presenting the State of the Word. We’ll have table signs to identify where each team is gathered so people know where to go.

To figure out when to schedule each team’s how-to part and how to divvy up the tables we need to know:

  • Who will be giving the intro/how-to bit for core team (I assume @nacin, but correct me if I’m wrong), and how much time is needed for that part for this team?
  • Should we just make table signs that say Core or do you want a couple of specific ones, like Core – API, Core – Customizer? If the latter, what are the table signs you want? Bear in mind that the space will be share with all contributor teams, so please keep the list small.
  • For core specifically, it seems like it would be a good idea for people to already have a local install with a checkout, since the time period is shorter than normal. It would be ideal if someone on the team could do a screencast of setting one up (maybe one each for mac, pc, linux) so we could post it this week and let people know to do that part at home in advance. Any takers?

Team Meetup
I think you all have already been talking about what you want to work on during the team meetup days, and of course beta 1 is the day many people head out. For the sake of tracking whether or not the summit/meetup format this year was successful, I need to collate all the goals/agendas in advance so they can be compared with the outcomes. I’d like the person chosen as the WCSF point person for the team to be responsible for getting me the final goals/agenda for the meetup days by the end of the week.

Please choose the point person by tomorrow, and I’ll funnel communication the rest of the week through that person instead of posting here. Thanks!


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