Design meeting notes Feb. 15

This is the design meeting summary of February 15, 2018 (Slack log)


  • @Karmatosed shared a new proposal for an onboarding team. If anyone has time to contribute there, please do.
  • We also discussed better ways to welcome new design people to this channel
    • team reps, come up with a standard answer when we see new people in the channel.@Boemedia suggested for instance, asking people to fill out their expertise in our google drive overview. And just let them know if they have any questions, they can address them here? Also point them to the meeting times?
    • Automatic Slackbot could be set up too. Usually something like:
      > Welcome to [SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at]! Here are some handy links to get started in our community: [Links]. If you have any questions, please pingPing The act of sending a very small amount of data to an end point. Ping is used in computer science to illicit a response from a target server to test it’s connection. Ping is also a term used by Slack users to @ someone or send them a direct message (DM). Users might say something along the lines of “Ping me when the meeting starts.” [people]!
    • an automated welcome is worth setting up because it’s immediate, but team reps should follow up whenever possible too.
    • @mizejewski will draft a content and bring back to the group to finalize and be turned into a Slackbot

Calls for Design

  • No new calls, but Marketing team Jargon Glossary still needs a featured imageFeatured image A featured image is the main image used on your blog archive page and is pulled when the post or page is shared on social media. The image can be used to display in widget areas on your site or in a summary list of posts., as well as a nicely formatted PDF. If you’re interested, comment on the card.

Items labeled ready for meeting discussion

Requests to review existing tickets

  • #41143 Theme/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 Plugin Directory or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party editing by @xkon
    @melchoyce will leave a comment that the solution proposed looks good.

Triage items from Inbox

  • nothing this week

If time allows

Revisited Plan a “new contributors buddy system” 

  • There’s a central initiative to create a new central onboarding team with reps from various teams. Let’s see how this is executed and maybe archive this card when successful?

Revisited Consider planning a “WordCamp for Designers”

  • people like the cross-pollination of the big WordCamps, but a smaller, more specialized even could be great too
  • @Boemedia suggested the possibility of an online Design 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., the way WordCampus does it?
  • We could think about setting up local/online events small scale and maybe (e.g. Global Translation Day) organized on the same day under one flag, to benefit from presenting it as a global event. Action for all: talk to local designers in own communities and see how we can initiate this on a small scale?