The #hosting-community team will soon start regular Slack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/.-based meetings with an introduction stating the team’s overall purpose. The aim is to inform new meeting attendees of what the team is about, who the team’s participants are, state what to expect during the meeting, and to specifically welcome new team members.
The team had consensus in Slack on the following introduction statement:
If you’re new here, welcome! Feel free to introduce yourself if you like!
This is the weekly meeting for the Hosting 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, and we work together to help make user experience with WordPress better at hosts. Many folks on the team are from hosts, but there are also some learning to host WordPress themselves, or that work in the community with hosts, like plugin 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 WordPress.org Plugin Directory or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party. and theme A theme dictates the style and function of your WordPress website. Child Themes derive from the main parent theme. authors, or folks that work in support.
This meeting is usually used to connect about WordPress happenings throughout the week connected with hosting and to catch up on the status of the team’s ongoing projects. Usually we’ll step through a few scheduled items, then open up the floor at the end for any additional topics to be discussed. Notes are taken during the chat for posting on [https://make.wordpress.org/hosting/].
The #hosting-community team would like to welcome anyone with feedback about this introduction or having an introduction to post a comment on this blog post. If there are no further changes or adjustments to be made at this time, the #hosting-community team will adopt the introduction statement. The introduction can be changed in the future, but it will be adopted by the next team Slack meeting in #hosting-community on Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 at 1800 UTC. Hope to see you then!
Finally, thank you @mikeschroder for writing the introduction statement above and @francina for suggesting the team develops an introduction statement!