Hosting Chat Recap: Wednesday, April 29, 2020

This is the summary of both meetings in #hosting-community on Slack on Wednesday, April 29, 2020, at 0900 UTC and Wednesday, April 29, 2020, at 1800 UTC Here is the Slack archive for this week’s meetings.

The early meeting was led by @mikeschroder. The late meeting was led by @jadonn. Notes were taken by @crixu and @amykamala.

Meeting attendees: @mazeheld, @chaion07, @hristo-sg, @pfefferle, @javiercasares, @FahimMurshed, @passionate, @DHSean, @amykamala

Agenda

## Greetings
Welcome and Personal Check-in

## Highlights
WordPress 5.4.1 release candidate planned to ship this week

## Hosting Team Time
WCES 2020 Online Contributor Day
WCEU 2020 Online Contributor Day
Task Check-in

## Open Floor

Recap

WordPress 5.4.1 Release CandidateRelease Candidate A beta version of software with the potential to be a final product, which is ready to release unless significant bugs emerge. 1

WordPress 5.4.1 RC1 is scheduled to be released on April 29th, 2020 or April 30th, 2020, depending on your local timezone. Because of some upcoming public holidays it might be difficult for hosts to properly test everything before updating their clients, however team members will do their best.

More information about the 5.4.1 Release Candidate can be found here.

Feedback Requested

Feedback has been requested for the WordPress 5.4 Retrospective and the WordPress 5.5 call for tickets. The deadline for both is April 30th.

WCES 2020 and WCEU 2020

Tickets for WordCamp Europe 2020 and WordCamp Spain 2020 are now available!

Although online WordCamps tend to be free of charge, registering helps organizers prepare for potential spikes in traffic and to know what to expect and collect metrics. Registerring also gives folks the opportunity to be listed on the camp attendees pages.

WCES is going to take part between May 6th and May 9th with a 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/. on the last day. @JavierCasares will share details on WCES Contributor Day soon, and in addition this document has been prepared to help team members get ready for Contributor Days. As the site is EUPL, the hosting team can utilize this for the new Hosting Handbook pages, as well.

For WCEU Contributor Day, which will take place on June 4th, 2020 from 13:00-18:00 UTC, @amykamala started putting together a GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ project and some issues for tracking our team WCEU preparation.

Team members are starting work on a new handbook structure with new content for WCEU.

Office Hours are being discussed, and will be held from May 25th through June 3rd, 2020. The team is leaning towards holding office hours before and after the regularly scheduled meetings on Wednesdays. @crixu and @amykamala have volunteered to facilitate Hosting Team office hours.

Team members have been brainstorming on ideas for the video introduction. The team introduction will consist of information about the team and contributor day, as well as clips of team members saying hello from their location. Team members are invited to start recording your video clips now!

Instructions for hosting team members who wish to participate: Please record a short video clip of yourself saying “Hello from {{ YourLocation }}”, using your location. If you speak more than one language, you may say hello first in your language and then in English e.g.: “Hallo aus Deutschland! Hello from Germany!”

Folks can use a phone, webcam or another type of camera of your choice for this. Please make sure that you do not wear or display any company logos within your clip.

Because the video submission deadline was recently announced to be May 8th, it is requested that team members try to record their video clip by Wednesday, May 6th. Thank you all for your flexibility and participation!

@Crixu will provide a NextCloud instance for video uploads and @mazeheld has volunteered to edit the video. Thank you both!

Once complete, please contact @crixu, @mikeschroder, @jadonn or @amykamala for upload instructions.

Volunteers who wish to help with facilitating this process are still welcomed. Feel free to comment on the GitHub project or in these notes.

During the meeting @pfefferle asked: Who is hosting the hosting contributor day? According to this blog post there should be a team of contributors as mentors to help and guide new contributors.

Volunteers are welcomed for that as well! If you want to be part of this team of mentors, simply comment down below and join the #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/..

Next Meeting

The next meetings will be in the #hosting-community Slack channel on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 0900 UTC and Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 1800 UTC. Hope to see you then!