Hosting Meeting Notes: July 17, 2019

Here’s the summary of our meeting in #hosting-community on Wednesday July 17th, 2019 at 1700 UTC (Slack archive).

Here is the agenda from the meeting.

Attendees: @jadonn @brettface @fahimmurshed @amykamala @clorith @antpb

Housekeeping

On Note-Taking

The hosting-community team is looking for volunteers to take meeting notes to help balance out demands.

If you’re interested, please comment on this post, or message @mikeschroder, @jadonn or @amykamala on WordPress Slack. No prior experience or permissions are required and this is a great way to get more involved with the community.

On Meeting Time

A post about meeting times and the impact on having two alternate meeting times will be coming out soon! It’ll be posted to the team blog, and will be mentioned in meetings.

A number of changes were made based on everyones’ feedback about the visibility of meeting times:
• The Slack channel topic now has a link to https://make.wordpress.org/meetings/#hosting with the upcoming meeting times posted.
• Meeting times also now stay active on https://make.wordpress.org/meetings/ throughout meeting time.
• The meetings page was changed to allow filtering for meetings for specifics team and links were added for “add to my calendar” functionality

Thank you all for all of the suggestions for improving meeting time visibility and helping folks come to team meetings!

PHP Recommendations

PHP Extensions

Thank you to everyone who engaged in the discussion about PHP extensions! The conversation is pending closure, but any additional comments can still be posted in the replies here.

Minimum required PHP version

Thank you everyone who left feedback on the Site Health team’s post about the next minimum required version of PHP! Please feel free to share your thoughts in a comment on this post as the discussion continues. Conclusions of this discussion are coming soon.

Community

WordPress core E2E testing

WordPress Core has added end to end testing! The testing is emulates a human user scenario to identify potential problem areas and validate different flows. Hosts are encouraged to set up E2E testing and any contributions are values! For more information on E2E testing, check out the announcement from Core.

Call for #community-team Volunteers

The #community-team is looking for help reviewing the make.wordpress.org handbook! The goal is to make the handbooks more accessible and easier to use.

Volunteers are asked to dedicate 1-2 hours per week. This project completion date is projected to be in October, prior to WordCamp US.

More information found here.

WordPress User and Developer Survey

The WordPress User and Developer Survey is being updated! Please feel free to provide any feedback and suggestions, as well as find more info here.

Feedback

If you missed this week’s meeting and have questions or feedback, leave a comment on this post and share your thoughts! OR….Come join for the next meeting!

Next Meeting

The next meeting will be in #hosting-community on Monday, July 22, 2019 at 1400 UTC. Hope to see you then!

+make.wordpress.org/updates

Hosting Meeting Notes: March 15, 2017

Here’s the summary of our meeting in #hosting-community on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 1700 UTC (Slack archive).

Distributed Unit Testing

  • @octalmage wants to have a meeting to discuss the future and direction.
    • An informal discussion happened after the Hosting meeting officially ended (Slack archive).

“Best Practices” Documentation

Promoting WordCamps

  • Chats were had with the folks in #community-team and #meta.
  • There’s code for the events API, but no real documentation.
  • If no API documentation or further information is required, we will assume the project is “complete” and leave implementation to interested hosts.

Feedback

Miss this week’s meeting? Want to discuss one (or more) of the initiatives above? Spend some time in the comments, and share your thoughts!

Next Meeting

The next meeting will be in #hosting-community on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 1700 UTC. Hope to see you then!

#notes, #weekly-hosting-chat