Summary for Team Meeting (2021-02-24)

After listing the items on the agenda, some extra items that have been discussed and deserve to be in the summary.

There are some PRs for the Handbook:

Among the HostingHosting A web hosting service is a type of Internet hosting service that allows individuals and organizations to make their website accessible via the World Wide Web. Team’s objectives is the creation of a global streaming event in the purest Meetup style. The idea is to have a monthly online event, in English, with the possibility of interspersing other languages. Other steps are to define some previous elements from where these events will be managed.

An announcement will be made in the next few days regarding the selection of Team reps.

The next meeting is scheduled with the following details:

When
Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 0900 UTC
Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 1800 UTC

Where
#hosting-community channel on Slack.

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Agenda for Team Meeting (2021-02-24)

The next meeting is scheduled with the following details:

When

Where
#hosting-community channel on 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/..

Highlights

  • GutenbergGutenberg The Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/ version 10.0
  • WordPress 5.6.2
  • WordPress 5.7 RCRelease Candidate A beta version of software with the potential to be a final product, which is ready to release unless significant bugs emerge. 1
  • Feature PluginFeature Plugin A plugin that was created with the intention of eventually being proposed for inclusion in WordPress Core. See Features as Plugins.: Rollback Update Failure
  • Project Tide

HostingHosting A web hosting service is a type of Internet hosting service that allows individuals and organizations to make their website accessible via the World Wide Web. Team Time

  • 2021 goals for the Hosting Team
  • Feedback on 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. Nominees

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Feedback on Team Rep Nominees

The HostingHosting A web hosting service is a type of Internet hosting service that allows individuals and organizations to make their website accessible via the World Wide Web. Community Team’s current representatives have been looking for a new set of team representatives to help coordinate communication within the team and with other WP.org teams. There are four nominees to serve as team representatives until the next time the team reviews the team representative situation again.

The four nominees are the minimum number the team requires to cover the first and second weekly team check-ins. Since there are only as many nominees as required, the team has discussed accepting the four nominees as team representatives without a vote.

The current team representatives have made a form for team members to provide feedback anonymously about the nominees for team representative.

This feedback can be seen by the three current team representatives. If you are not comfortable with one of the team representatives seeing your feedback, please direct message another team representative in WP.org 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/..

Current team representatives

1. Mike Schroder (@mike)
2. Amy Kamala (@amykamala)
3. Jadon Naas (@jadonn)

Nominees for team representative

1. Lucas Radke (@Crixu)
2. Javier Casares (@JavierCasares)
3. Amy Kamala (@amykamala)
4. Jadon Naas (@jadonn)

Feedback Form

2021 goals for the Hosting Team

The year 2021 has begun, and after the election of the new Team Reps it is time to look for the goals for this 2021 in the team.

Undoubtedly, on a day-to-day basis, we will continue to help and collaborate with the other teams in the Slack channel, but also continue with the projects.

And here come the different questions…

  • What do you think we can add or improve the Handbook?
  • If you have or are part of a hostingHosting A web hosting service is a type of Internet hosting service that allows individuals and organizations to make their website accessible via the World Wide Web. company, have you considered using the tool and appearing in the results page?

I encourage you to leave your comments on this post, or stop by our weekly Slack meetings.

Hosting Team Rep Election

Hi everyone!

It’s been since December 2019 that team reps were discussed/evaluated in the hostingHosting A web hosting service is a type of Internet hosting service that allows individuals and organizations to make their website accessible via the World Wide Web. team.

After chatting about this in the hosting meeting and amongst existing team reps, the consensus is to allow folks to nominate themselves or others, and hold an election in January.

I’m hopeful this will allow some new folks to have a chance to represent the team, while allowing existing folks the opportunity to step back if they need to due to availability, or choose, to focus on other areas of contribution.

For full details on the role of 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., check out this page, which has current reps for all WordPress.orgWordPress.org The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/ teams, along with the responsibilities. There’s also a good description on the most recent call for reps from the core team.

While team reps often come from folks who are are considered to be leaders in a particular area, this is meant as a communication role, to help facilitate team and cross-team collaboration, rather than be tied to leadership.

Are you interested in being a rep, or have anyone you’d like to nominate? Please leave a comment on this post, or DM any of the current team reps (@amykamala, @jadonn, or @mikeschroder) to do so.

Anyone who is nominated by others will be contacted to make sure that they are interested and available for the role.

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Agenda for Handbook Meeting (2020-11-16)

The next meeting is scheduled with the following details:

When: Monday, November 16, 2020 at 1700 UTC (30 minutes)

Where: #hosting-community channel on Slack.

Meeting Agenda

  1. Adding infobox to all Handbook pages
    • Index #PR58
    • ServerServer A server is a piece of computer hardware or software that provides functionality for other programs or devices. Typical servers are database servers, file servers, mail servers, print servers, web servers, game servers, and application servers. Environment #PR59
    • Security #PR60
    • Reliability #PR61
  2. WordPress compatibility table (PHPPHP PHP (PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor) is a general-purpose scripting language especially suited to web development. PHP code is usually processed on a web server by a PHP interpreter. On a web server, the result of the interpreted and executed PHP code would form the whole or part of an HTTP response. and MySQLMySQL MySQL is an open-source relational database management system (RDBMS). MySQL is free and open-source software under the terms of the GNU General Public License.)
  3. New tests section #PR11
    • Improve / launch this page for Contributor Days (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. México – WordCamp Sevilla)
  4. Open Floor

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Survey: Weekly Meeting Schedule

As seasons change, the warmer locations in the world experience longer day-time and the comparatively cooler locations experience longer nights, which brings the popular concept of DST (daylight saving time) into the conversation for the HostingHosting A web hosting service is a type of Internet hosting service that allows individuals and organizations to make their website accessible via the World Wide Web. Team. Typically countries move their clocks forward one hour during summer and spring, and countries in autumn or winter seasons turn their clocks back one hour to save as much daylight as possible.

The hosting team currently has two weekly meetings, one at 09:00 UTC and another at 18:00 UTC to provide a wider coverage for contributors from all over the world. The first meeting time is more convenient for folks in regions such as APAC (Asia / Pacific) + EMEA (Europe / Middle-East) and the second meeting time is more convenient for folks in regions such as EMEA + AMER (America).

Taking into account that APAC time zones generally do not change times for daylight savings, but that Europe and America do:

Should meeting times be adjusted for daylight savings?

Here is a quick example of the current situation as DST takes into effect in a few weeks (note: some countries have already made changes and others will do so on the weekend of October 24 or later).

The idea would be to apply the changes by Wednesday, October 28. The proposal is to consider whether to adjust to a better time or not (compared to the current local time).

Meeting 09:00 UTC

CityNow
09:00 UTC
After DST
09:00 UTC
After DST
10:00 UTC
Wellington (NZ)22:0022:0023:00
Tokyo (JP)18:0018:0019:00
New Delhi (IN)14:3014:3015:30
Moscow (RU)12:0012:0013:00
Berlin (DE)11:0010:0011:00
London (GB)10:0009:0010:00
Some timezone for meeting at 09:00 UTC

Meeting at 18:00 UTC

CityNow
18:00 UTC
After DST
18:00 UTC
After DST
19:00 UTC
Berlin (DE)20:0019:0020:00
London (GB)19:0018:0019:00
Brasilia (BR)15:0015:0016:00
New York (US)14:0013:0014:00
Los Angeles (US)11:0010:0011:00
Honolulu (US)08:0008:0009:00
Some timezone for meeting at 18:00 UTC

Which schedule works best for you? Do you prefer to keep the meetings at 09:00 UTC or should we move them to 10:00 UTC?

For the second meeting do folks prefer to stick to 18:00 UTC or should we change it to 19:00 UTC?

Please feel free to drop a comment with your preferred option for either meeting, or both. Your feedback is valuable!

Hat tip to @javiercasares for writing this post and @chaion07 for the peer review.

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Hosting Community: Call for Goals

A few weeks ago during our weekly team meetings we talked about our Goals for the release of WordPress 5.6 and beyond. As we will have more then one goal and want to enable contributors to easily see where we are and towards which goals they can contribute we decided to give the method of “Objective and Key Results” a try. The polyglots teamPolyglots Team Polyglots Team is a group of multilingual translators who work on translating plugins, themes, documentation, and front-facing marketing copy. https://make.wordpress.org/polyglots/teams/. is already using OKRs since now nearly a year:

Having those OKRs public will also allow other teams to check towards which goals we are working and where they might could help us or our goals could help them.

@Crixu volunteered to setup a corresponding sheet to keep track of our objectives and the key results contributing towards them. But while having a method is great we also need to identify the goals we are setting ourselves for the release of WordPress 5.6. Once 5.6 was released we can decide on how to continue.

First draft of OKRs

Goals could include things like:

  • All hosts testing the latest WP Release
  • All hosts test the latest and upcoming PHPPHP PHP (PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor) is a general-purpose scripting language especially suited to web development. PHP code is usually processed on a web server by a PHP interpreter. On a web server, the result of the interpreted and executed PHP code would form the whole or part of an HTTP response. Versions
  • All hosts test the latest and upcoming DatabaseDatabase A database is an organized collection of data. Access to this data is usually provided by a "database management system" (DBMS) consisting of an integrated set of computer software that allows users to interact with one or more databases and provides access to all of the data contained in the database. Because of the close relationship between them, the term "database" is often used casually to refer to both a database and the DBMS used to manipulate it. versions (Supported DB Systems only)
  • Our handbook is a complete collection you need to start to host your own WordPress websites

A good example on how to derive a key result from a objective is:

Objective: All hosts test the latest and upcoming PHP Versions
Key Result: The PHPUnit Test runner supports multiple entries per Host

Without this key result the hosts won’t be able to test multiple PHP versions without setting up multiple bot accounts. If we as a team deliver the functionality that a host can submit multiple entries with the same account we also enable them to test WordPress with various setups (Different PHP versions, different MariaDBMariaDB MariaDB is a fork of the MySQL relational database management system (RDBMS), intended to remain free and open-source software under the GNU General Public License. MariaDB intended to maintain high compatibility with MySQL, ensuring a drop-in replacement capability with library binary parity and exact matching with MySQL APIs and commands. Versions,…)

Your proposals

Now its your time: Use the comment section below to discuss about possible objectives and their resulting key results.

The deadline for the Call for Goals will be October 19th 2020 at 24:00:00 UTC

Afterwards we are collecting all ideas, grouping them and bring them up for discussion again in the upcoming weekly team meetings on October 21th 2020 at 9 AM UTC and October 21th 2020 at 6 PM UTC

Hosting Chat Recap: Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Here’s the summary of our meetings in #hosting-community on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at 0900 UTC and on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at 1800 UTC. (Slack archive).

The meetings were led by @mikeschroder and @jadonn. Notes taken by @Crixu.

Attendees: @chaion07, @clorith, @hristo-sg

Agenda

## Greetings
Welcome and Check-in
New Contributor Call Out

## Highlights
WordPress 5.5 Check-in

## Hosting Team Time
WordCamp US / 24 Hour Contributor Day

## Open Floor / Work Time

Highlights

WordPress 5.5 Check-in

During the meeting on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 some issues were raised which appeared with the release of WordPress 5.5. This week we checked back with the hostingHosting A web hosting service is a type of Internet hosting service that allows individuals and organizations to make their website accessible via the World Wide Web. team members to see if they got solved and if new ones appeared. @mike brought up the following issues:
https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/51011

In general it looks like the removal of jQuery Migrate was a bigger deal then expected.

As a reminder, the support team is maintaining a “Read first” list here:

https://wordpress.org/support/topic/read-this-first-wordpress-5-5-master-list/

Hosting Team Time

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. US / 24 Hour 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/.

WordCamp US 2020 won’t take place as planned before but the team is looking into an 24 hour online Contributor Day. Last week we saw a few people raising their hands to volunteer, help, or simply attend. If you want to join the hosting team on the 24h CD drop by the 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 🙂

Open floor

As the Servehappy recommendation for PHPPHP PHP (PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor) is a general-purpose scripting language especially suited to web development. PHP code is usually processed on a web server by a PHP interpreter. On a web server, the result of the interpreted and executed PHP code would form the whole or part of an HTTP response. versions was moved forward, @clorith asked the attendees on how they are dealing with PHP version migrations.

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