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 coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. 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 repTeam Rep A Team Rep is a person who represents the Make WordPress team to the rest of the project, make sure issues are raised and addressed as needed, and coordinates cross-team efforts., 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 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/. 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 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/.. 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 – 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., Core – CustomizerCustomizer Tool built into WordPress core that hooks into most modern themes. You can use it to preview and modify many of your site’s appearance settings.? 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 installLocal Install A local install of WordPress is a way to create a staging environment by installing a LAMP or LEMP stack on your local computer. 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 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.
I think you all have already been talking about what you want to work on during the team meetup days, and of course betaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. 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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