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Marketing Team Notes — April 10th, 2019

Today’s Meeting

Meeting Attended By: @siobhanseija, @immeet94, @fike, @makewebbetter, @KateBolin, @maedahbatool, @miker, @harryjackson1221, @jonoalderson, @dhruvpandya, @yvettesonneveld, @ryanbickett

Notes Taken By: @immeet94

Slack Timestamp

Celebration/Achievements in the Last Week

  • @Kate Bolin: I can set up and take down a stand at a WordCamp in under 15 minutes.
  • @siobhanseija: A lot of great work was done at contribution events this weekend! At WordCamp London, we boarded a few new contributors. They did some great work and finished 3 case studies. Also, @Ndidi Nkabu and @domkawula worked on a roundup of the day. Dominik is editing a video and Didi has set up a blog post to accompany that.
  • @siobhanseija: Meanwhile, at WordCamp Torino, people teamed up with WPTV to do some video interviews as well. They’ve also collected information on what each table was working on, and will publish a blog post on the WordCamp Torino site. They’ll share the link in this channel. CC @GiuliaRobert
  • @Ndidi Nkabu: Hello! Thank you all for helping me get situated on my first Contributor Day. I’ll get the blog post to you in the next couple of days. WordCamp was a revelation. Thoroughly enjoyed it!

Task Lead Updates

Marketing Team Notes — April 3rd, 2019

Today’s Meeting

Meeting Attended By: @siobhanseija, @immeet94, @fike, @makewebbetter, @harryjackson1221, @amandagorman, @reimark, @phil, @jonoalderson, @FahimMurshed, @yvettesonneveld, @maedahbatool, @ryanbickett

Notes Taken By: @michelleames

Slack Timestamp

New Person Thread

  • @fike: Hi! Nice to e-meet you all. I’m Fike from Indonesia, I’m working full time as a freelancer, but mostly working as Caldera Forms’ content manager. Already in the Trello board. Would love to take notes next week.

Celebration/Achievements in the Last Week

Task Lead Updates

  • @siobhanseija: This is actually @joostdevalk’s project but definitely worth mentioning: he got a sign off from #design for the new mobile page! Trac ticket: https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/4096
  • @harryjackson1221: WordPress Showcase Redesign Organization and Requirements https://trello.com/c/SdIcVK6q/257-showcase-redesign-organization-and-requirements We have created the wireframe for the new form to be used for collecting info about possible showcase entries from the site. We also agreed upon a meeting time, which is 1500 UTC on Mondays (I think), or 10am EST. If you wish to be added, let us know and we can recreate the DM and share the macro goals.
  • The Showcase Trello Board https://trello.com/b/Ono8rTJK/case-studies-showcase.
  • We have been working on adding the case studies to this board. I wanted to talk with the rest of the team about reworking the previous case studies. Should they be moved to this board for the rework? That could be great work to be done during Contributor Days at upcoming camps.
  • @siobhanseija: Just checked the Trello board and I don’t think there is anything left that is urgent for now, especially as a lot of team members are busy preparing for WordCamp Torino and WordCamp London this weekend. And there may be other WordCamps taking place as well!

New Business

  • @siobhanseija: Well, I have an important PSA! As the clock has changed for part of the team, the meeting time changes after today! *We will meet an hour earlier than we did today.* For everyone unsure of the meeting time next week, check https://make.wordpress.org/marketing/ after today! It’ll show you the correct time in your own time zone.
  • @siobhanseija: Quite a few contributor days this week, so if you have any projects you could use some help on… ping me! I’m trying to work out what there is to work on, for both London and Torino and maybe others that want to work on marketing.
  • @siobhanseija: Also, if you’re attending a WordCamp contributor day in the near future and would like to work on marketing but don’t know how: let us know! We can help you find and/or prepare work. It’s probably time to start thinking a bit more about WCEU (WordCamp Europe) as well as June is approaching.


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Marketing Team Notes – March 27th, 2019

Today’s Meeting

Meeting Attended By: @maedahbatool, @michelleames, @immeet94, @miker, @joostdevalk, @ryanB., @yvettesonneveld, @swinterroth, @harryjackson1221, @amandagorman, @dhruvpandya, @antialiasfactory

Notes Taken By: @amandagorman

Slack Timestamp

Celebration/Achievements in the Last Week

  • @siobhanseija — Met with @joostdevalk today to discuss some things we can work on next week, at WC London’s CD. Will work them into the Trello card at a later time @abhanonstopnewsuk! If you’ll be there and joining the marketing table, let me know!
  • @harryjackson1221 — We set up a running time for the Showcase Action Plan meeting – Mondays at 10am EST / 7am Pacific!
  • @michelleames — I was on two podcasts about WordPress in the last 12 days. Sharing the WP Love!
  • @harryjackson1221 — And we got alot of work done regarding outlining the form needed for submissions!
  • @michelleames — The Work for WCUS is WELL UNDERWAY, too!

Task Lead Updates

  • @siobhanseija — @abhanonstopnewsuk had already shared her updates just before this meeting started, which were a lot!
  • @harryjackson1221 — Showcase Action Plan: We met this Monday, at 10 am EST. We have decided to make that our weekly meeting time, so feel free to let me or one of the other team reps know if you want to join! We have outlined the necessary info needed for form submissions, and are fleshing out the paged form this coming week. We are also working on a copy to outline what is needed before going on to the form, to ensure that submitters can provide enough info.
  • @miker — I drafted a policy for the handbook on promoting 3rd party links through our contributor channels. I used the previous policy on external links from marketing pages as a guide.
  • @harryjackson1221 — Case Studies: We are going to start revamping the guidelines for these to fit the new format, so we can have some content to use when we do get the Showcase redesigned. This is going to be some exciting work, including gathering the currently published case studies and getting the screenshots together.  We will start organizing this work once the requirements have been completed, but there is plenty to work on in the meantime!
  • @siobhanseija — Which reminds me that we published this great post by @abhanonstopnewsuk and @Maziar since last meeting: https://make.wordpress.org/marketing/2019/03/20/why-contributing-to-wordpress-benefits-everyone/

New Business

Marketing Team Notes – March 20th, 2019

Today’s Meeting

Meeting Attended By: @maedahbatool, @siobhanseija, @michelleames, @miker, @jenblogs4u, @joostdevalk, @sirjonathan, @yvettesonneveld, @harryjackson1221, @swinterroth, @joelobo, @abhanonstopnewsuk, @dhruvpandya, @antialiasfactory, @immeet94

Notes Taken By: @maedahbatool

Slack Timestamp

Celebration/Achievements in the Last Week

  • @siobhanseija — We had the first contributor day at the Yoast offices and it was fun! A lot of people joined the marketing table (nearly 15, I think). I did (again) notice that it’s challenging to put people to work without them having much context or background within the team. I’ve yet to go through their work but I know 2 people were subtitling videos, and a team formed that brainstormed about Gutenberg and stories to tell around it. Also: we have a few interns that are knee-deep in communication and marketing theories right now, so they made a doc in which they applied some of those ideas to WordPress. Should be some cool stuff in there! We’ll be having 4 of these days every year, I’m looking forward to them.
  • @michelleames — I was announced as the keynote for WordCamp Buffalo, and completed orientation as an organizer for WCUS!
  • @sirjonathan — I completed the first phase of a research project, looking at WordPress usage in 100 different SaaS companies. Uncovered some really interesting insights (and a few surprising ones) that could provide useful content for future marketing initiatives.
  • @swinterroth — I spoke at WordPress Naperville last night (Near Chicago). Great group, lots of grassroots WP marketing.
  • @joostdevalk — Did a post on wordpress.org/news/, which seems to have done well enough.
  • @yvettesonneveld — I was announced as a speaker at WordCamp Rotterdam.
  • @abhanonstopnewsuk — We have three marketing video submissions for videos in Chinese. The first ones in this language we have received. Thank you to the Chinese speakers who suggested them. We also had a few additions to the spreadsheet from the Contributor Day at Yoast including subtitling of videos, some additional language items added, and a couple of suggestions.

Task Lead Updates

  • @michelleames — I’ve started making some notes for one of the case studies that I’ve taken lead on, National Grocer. Probably take a few weeks before I have a draft ready for review.
  • @harryjackson1221 — Another WordPress Showcase Action Meeting in the works! We met this past Monday, and have created another Doodle to set up the next meeting in the coming week. We have outlined a few items that need to be fleshed out further, like the submission form and taxonomy organization. If you want to join, here are the upcoming meeting slots we have identified: https://doodle.com/poll/4h4cg9aaq33z6hwv
  • Feel free to DM me, or anyone else you see making changes to the Doodle and we can help to get you up to speed and share what we have so far.
  • @siobhanseijahttps://trello.com/c/xSdYhWbQ/243-why-you-should-contribute-to-wordpress — @abhanonstopnewsuk and I worked on finalizing this post throughout the week. It’ll be ready to publish later today!
  • @abhanonstopnewsuk — Thank you to everyone who has been involved in creating this feature and especially to @Maziar for developing it with me and particularly sourcing photographs. We have a number of onward promotion items for this and a version to updating the discussions with the community team.
  • @abhanonstopnewsuk — Sustainability post/series https://trello.com/c/DkVqaHCN
  • @michelleames would you have some time this work to help on this?
  • @Breann McDede has done a lot of work on this and we have other materials and cross-promotions with a number of WordCamps being published this week to coincide.
  • @harryjackson1221 can we have some of your lovely advice on the Google form question in the card, thanks
  • Anyone else who has been involved in sustainability at a WordCamp, please do add yourself you this card and we have lots you can do and help take this forward! It will be fun and sustainable too.
  • WordCamp London Contribution Day https://trello.com/c/lehg6Aho
  • If you are planning to be there, let us know as we are going to try and get a group picture (for those who are happy to be in this) and a chance for us all to meet up.
  • What should people expect at Sponsors Post https://trello.com/c/f4iXxZqb
  • @yvettesonneveld has asked for her firm’s sponsors lead tolookingk at the remaining questions. We should be good to then go back to the Community team. Thank,s everyone who has helped with sponsors information for this. Another great team effort.

New Business

  • @harryjackson1221 — Case Studies are also getting a revamp. @siobhanseija has created us a new board to track the duration of this content, which you can join here: https://trello.com/b/Ono8rTJK/case-studies-showcase
  • We are still getting everything moved over from the main marketing board, but can also use some help if anyone is interested. There are also quite a few case studies that need some love as well, which we will be moving over to the board as soon as possible!
  • @sirjonathan — I’m interested in the 5 for the Future Email Template card. Wondering if there is a way I can help move that forward?
  • @miker — Please feel free. We spent a lot of time talking about it last year and then at WCUS, but have focused on it less this year. We have a lot of backgrounds, and what we want to communicate, but we are really running into two issues. First, we need to create an actual template, but the bigger issue is what we will do with it. we don’t really have a strong distribution system for that type of content, especially for hosts/companies.
  • @sirjonathan — I created a tool called OpenRank (https://integrationindex.com/criteria/) to help companies figure out how well they’re integrating with WordPress. One of the criteria (scroll to the bottom) is their relationship with “5% for the Future”.
  • @yvettesonneveld — What if we were to create a Five For The Future page that would live on the main make.wordpress.org site. For instance in a submenu under get involved? We could write up some info for employees who’d like to persuade their employers, and for employers who consider it. We could add links to resources, like email copyright there. Additionally, we could ask table leaders at contributor days to mention it. Potential user stories to work from might be: As an employee of a company that uses WordPress, I’d like to persuade my employer to allow me to use some of my working hours to contribute so that we give back to the projector so that I can learn new skills or so that I can build out my network. And, as a business owner who relies on WordPress to generate income, I’d like to find out how I can set up a 5FTF program so that I can give back to the community.
  • @siobhanseijahttps://trello.com/c/ivm9wfcr/267-translate-hosting-page
  • Earlier today, Joost and I were talking about the hosting page on WordPress.org (https://wordpress.org/hosting). We’d like to have those “translated” for local WordPress communities. So step one is: finding out what local communities have an active marketing team. Who knows? I know there is a German team. This is not just about translating words actually but also finding the hosts that offer support in that specific language and mentioning them there.
  • @abhanonstopuknews — @zetaraffix is this something we could promote as part of WPTD4?
  • @abhanonstopuknews — Video interview card and subtitling card:
  • Promotion of these tweets/contents would be appreciated.
  • Interview with Sabrina Zeidan https://twitter.com/wordcamplondon/status/1108078565248114688?s=21
  • Subtitling promotion using Sabrina’s example https://twitter.com/wordcamplondon/status/1108078567303327745?s=21

Why Contributing to WordPress Benefits Everyone!

WordPress is a content management system built around the culture of giving. Developers, translators, marketers, designers, and many others contribute their skills and expertise to the world-wide WordPress open source project.

This widely popular platform helps millions of people across the world create websites and digital services. You can join in and contribute your time and skills like so many others, and bring benefits to you and your work too! Discover why you should become a contributor and join the international WordPress family sharing their experiences in this post.

What Is Contributing to WordPress?

There are two aspects of WordPress: WordPress.org and WordPress.com. The global open source project is WordPress.org, which everyone around the world can join in to help build, maintain and grow the platform and its digital opportunities.

The project thrives on the skills of developers, marketers, designers, translators, and many more roles. You will be able to find tasks and groups to join, developments to help plan, and be able to work with others to innovate. And while you contribute, you can benefit and learn too! Together with others, you can make the product that you use better, and network with talented and inspiring people.

Interested in joining in? Discover how you can get involved with WordPress. Read on for some personal stories about contributing to WordPress!

Who Can Contribute to WordPress?

Anyone who has knowledge about any aspect of WordPress can contribute! From full-stack developers to JavaScript users, from experienced web designers to beginner graphic designers, and from marketers to community activists. They all come together to be part of an international learning, sharing, and Open Source community.

Every year, in cities across the world, thousands of people gather for one- to three-day events dedicated to the WordPress global project. These events are known as WordCamps. They are organized by the local WordPress communities and often attended by an international audience. People come together to contribute, talk and share at these events, held throughout the year. WordCamps often include a Contributor session or a whole day dedicated to both the new or long-term contributor.

Volunteers on stage at WordCamp Europe

The 170-member volunteer team assisted organizers
to coordinate the 3,000 attendees WordCamp Europe
(Photo courtesy of Ivan Gatic)

What Experience Will Contributing to WordPress Give You?

Contributor events last from a few hours to a full day, and can stand alone or be part of a WordCamp schedule. The best way to discover contributing is by attending one of these events or joining one of the Make WordPress teams and try it for yourself. If you are thinking about contributing, let these stories enthuse you! We’ve asked some WordPress contributors about their contributing experiences.

Giving Back to WordPress

Maziar Firuzmand, of ArtBees, said: “I was really happy with my first experience helping WordPress at WordCamp Europe in 2018, where I picked the marketing table to contribute. WordPress gave me a chance to start a business which has grown year by year, and I wanted to give back to the project with some of my time. Since then, wherever possible I have joined the contribution days at events and work with others to contribute to the marketing team.”

He added: “I have seen many people, who have different levels of engagement with using WordPress, enthusiastically come and take part in the Make WordPress teams. Many of them have full-time jobs but they are still keen to spend part of their free time contributing to WordPress.”

Maziar echoed the feedback from others attending events saying: “Contributor days are full of people who collaborate on getting things done for a software platform they like. This is accompanied with a lot of fun, chit-chat, snacks and opportunity to try different areas. WordCamp Milan was a great example of this atmosphere. You could see people organized in different teams working in harmony.”

Contributor day at WordCamp Milano 2018
Contributor day at WordCamp Milano 2018
(Photo courtesy of WordCamp Milano)

From Students to Experienced Professionals

Siobhan Cunningham, of Yoast, attended WordCamp Nijmegen 2018, in the Netherlands: “I had been to a few contributor days before so I was looking forward to seeing my marketing friends from different countries again, and getting more things done together! It was amazing to see a few of my Yoast colleagues, who were first-time WordCampers, really enjoying the experience too. At the Contributor event, like others, they were able to explore what team to join. Soon enough, everyone found their place. Translating, coding, planning community events, there was something to do for everyone.

Two of our interns joined the design team and had a blast! They were really enthusiastic about the people they met, the things they had learned in just one day, and especially at being able to contribute already, as students. They felt more people should know about contributing at any phase of their career.”

What Do You Get in Return for Contributing?

WordPress is driven by a commitment to open source, inclusiveness, giving and diversity. There are a lot of reasons people choose to become an active contributor. Find out how you’ll benefit from contributing to WordPress as well.

Firstly, the teams that makeup what is known as Make WordPress, have ways to thanks and recognize contributions.

Contribution Badges on Your WordPress.org Profile

For the contribution you make to a WordPress team, you will be awarded a contributor badge which will appear on your WordPress.org profile page. This is peer-recognition from a globally known software project which powers more than 30% of websites across the world.

The marketing badge for Make WordPress

Scott Jones, of Illustrate Digital, said: “I thought for a long time that I would have little to contribute to WordPress, until I stepped up at WordCamp US and realized I could make a difference. To top it off, I got to meet some amazing people and make some great new friends.”

He added: “Ever since then I’ve been displaying my ‘I Make.WordPress.org’ sticker with pride.”

Networking With Others in Your Field of Interest

Three contributors working on computers at Contributor Day, WordCamp Europe
Contributors working at WordCamp Europe 2018
(Photo courtesy of Mark Smallman)

The WordPress community gives you an opportunity to meet many developers, designers, marketers, and writers from across the globe. Through contributing at a WordCamp event you can get to know and share with many amazing people, networking and learning alongside them. You can also develop your skills and contribute to improving the usability and accessibility of WordPress.

Access to Potential Collaborators

Piccia Neri, who since joining the community has become a Meetup and WordCamp speaker in Spain and many other countries, said: “Contributing to the WordPress community has quite literally changed my life. When I moved to a new country, and a new city where I didn’t know anyone, volunteering with my local WordPress MeetUp gave me an instant circle of close friends, colleagues, and allies.”

She added: “Contributing also gives you access to potential collaborators, staff or contractors to work with on projects. WordCamps frequently have informal job boards showcasing the opportunities currently available in the WordPress ecosystem.

“During the course of three years, I have effortlessly created deep connections, friendships, and joint ventures across the globe. Thank you, WordPress.”

Endless Opportunities for Learning While You Work

Attendees of Delhi WordPress group listening to presenters
Delhi WordPress Meetup with Dhaka WordPress organizers
(Photo courtesy of Delhi WordPress Meetup)

Not many jobs give you the option of learning for free while you are working. In contributing you work with developers, designers and others specializing in different areas. You have the opportunity to learn more about good practices in your area of work, and of course, to take them back to your own company or team. If you’re contributing to a WordCamp Contribution session or helping one of the Make WordPress teams remotely, you have this opportunity for free.

Meeting the Most Amazing People

Maria Aragón, from ACOCO Web, said: “I volunteered to help at my first WordCamp in Soltau, Germany, when I was still very new to the community and to contributing. It gave me the chance to meet people who had been contributing for years. It was great! The amount of value, knowledge and great tips that you can learn during a WordCamp and a Contributor Event, has no parallel. I’ve been a volunteer for many different events in my life, and the WordPress community is by far one of the most talented and generous communities I’ve had the pleasure to be part of.

“Most of the people who contribute to WordPress are driven by a desire to give and to help others. This brings together really amazing people. The kind of people we all want to hang around with! And as a contributor, you get to know many of them. Being part of a group like this is always a lot of fun, it fills you with energy, and personally, it makes me very happy.”

Taking Part in Collaborative Working

Some of the Contributor Day tables, filled with volunteers improving WordPress, at WordCamp Europe 2018
Contributor Day at WordCamp Europe 2018
(Photo courtesy of Val Vesa for WordCamp Europe 2018)

If you are running or involved in a remote tech business of any kind, being a WordPress contributor can be a great opportunity for you to learn and execute remote collective working practices in action, for free. You can learn more about what it takes to participate, organize or run different teams across a range of areas as well as lead, collaborate and facilitate workflow.

As WordPress is a global project, being involved in its community promotes cross-cultural harmony and understanding.

Improve Team Working Skills

Naoto Egusa, from Japan, has attended Contributor Days across the world, said: “Through the WordPress community, I have been able to advance my skills and knowledge of how to work in broader teams, particularly across time zones and cultures. It has helped in maintaining my skills during my break from work, and given me new opportunities.

“Patience, understanding, and collaboration are something we often need to practice. The WordPress community can give you great strength in learning how to work with others from countries and cultures which are not the same as your own. This itself fosters new ideas and advances.”

Ready to Contribute to WordPress?

There is no set requirement for how much time you should put into contributing to single or multiple teams. It can range from a couple of hours in a single contributor session to a weekly commitment. It can also vary at different stages of your life and career.

The two main ways to get involved are through a WordCamp contribution session or by choosing a Make WordPress team to work with remotely.

You can discover more about the teams through the Make WordPress pages on WordPress.org. All you need to do is find a team, or teams, in which you are interested. It is easy to get started. Each team has its own tools and workflow process. You can also approach team representatives and deputies who help coordinate tasks and workflow and ensure people are welcomed. They will be pleased to provide support.

What Can You Do Next?

Becoming a contributor can help you make the most of your career regardless of which area and level you are currently working. WordPress gives you the perks of a perfect job, such as reputation, learning, networking and co-working opportunities, without having to move from your existing job and at a time which suits you.

It is not only people who run businesses and careers around WordPress that can benefit from contributing to it. Everyone who specializes in an area related to technology and wants to support Open Source platforms and community-based software, can gain significantly from contributing to the WordPress community.

Your journey can start today, visit make.wordpress.org and find out how you would like to take part.

Read More!

If you would like to learn more about the WordPress community and how people around the world use WordPress, here are some useful resources.

Acknowledgments

Thanks to @abhanonstopnewsuk and @antialiasfactory for developing and writing this feature, and to all those who contributed or were interviewed. Images courtesy of photographers at WordCamps Europe and Milan, and WordPress Delhi. Thanks to @siobhanseija, @maedahbatool, and @michelleames for their contributions.

Thanks to @webcommsat, @danmaby, and @Rubio for producing the video interview with Gary Jones at WordCamp London. This is part of a series of contributor interviews to be featured by the Make WordPress marketing team.

#contributing, #contributor-day

Marketing Team Notes – March 13th, 2019

Today’s Meeting

Meeting Attended By: @siobhanseija, @harryjackson1221, @joostdevalk, @maedahbatool, @yvettesonneveld, @abhanonstopnewsuk, @miker, @jonoalderson, @zetaraffix, @dhruvpandya, @swinterroth, @Maziar

Notes Taken By: @michelleames

Slack Timestamp

Celebration/Achievements in the Last Week

  • @siobhanseija — Working with @harryjackson1221 on a separate Trello board to manage the case studies, I think it’s looking good already! Should make it easier to dive in, rather than find one between all the other Trello cards.
  • @harryjackson1221 — I started moving over some cards too, especially the instruction ones for formatting, style guide, etc…
  • @abhanonstopnewsuk  — The feature on why people should contribute is due for publication shortly. Thanks again to everyone interviewed, supplied pictures, reviewed, added sections and researched items, and worked with @Maziar and myself.

Task Lead Updates

  • @Siobhanseija — https://trello.com/c/xSdYhWbQ/243-why-you-should-contribute-to-wordpress @abhanonstopnewsuk just mentioned this in the celebration thread already. It’s finished but for a photo from a contribution event outside of Europe, we now got a few of those via Twitter. Will finish the post asap, run it by @abhanonstopnewsuk for a final check and then publish it.
  • @harryjackson1221 — *Case studies* These are great for anyone that enjoys writing or wants to get started contributing! No one has started on these three yet, and everything will be checked by the team so anyone can get started without any worries! These are answers to a survey, that need to be written into a blogpost. They might end up on the WP showcase as well. We have a new board where these will live, but for the time being, they are still on the main board.
  • @abhanonstopnewsuk — Need help: a couple of specific questions on the sponsor feature which is now being reviewed with community to gather feedback for the handbook. If anyone has experience of being a Sponsors Lead at a WordCamp, this would be very helpful to answer these questions. Thanks to Sheila (sorry not sure of your MakeWordPress ID) who reviewed the issues yesterday and she will be posting the specific questions on the google document by tomorrow. Thanks. @siobhanseija I have asked her to send you the questions too.
  • @harryjackson1221 — I would also like to set the next meeting up for the Showcase Action Plan. We missed the last meeting due to most of the group falling ill, but hopefully everyone is feeling better now! I will set up a Doodle today to figure out the best time, but if you wish to join just send me a DM, and we can get you added!

New Business

  • @zetaraffix —As you know we are working on WPTD4 … we are not yet ready to go full blown until we are online but I’m asking as of now, once we do, to get as much love from you as possible for this project … in 2017 we got very little, even though we reached out and asked… now that @joostdevalk is here I hope that when the time is right we can have all your voices raised to celebrate the work of the Polyglots, who are a team that greatly contributed (and contributes) to bringing WP to have the market share it has today … that’s all from me now… in a few weeks we’ll pop in and ask you to holler!!! (and thanks for all those already helping out!)
  • @maedahbatool — @abhanonstopnewsuk & I working on a blog post about WPTD4. Set up the trello card. I am currently on mobile so could not share the card link.
  • @siobhanseija — Chatting to @joostdevalk earlier today, we thought of a new card. We’d like to collect success stories for Gutenberg/the block editor! So if you know of any great sites that were built with it, or of people having awesome user experiences, please do share! I set up a (now near-empty) doc in this card: https://trello.com/c/rxPkzo2V/263-gutenberg-success-stories
  • @abhanonstopnewsuk — WordCamp Nordic CD day https://trello.com/c/EBGBbpE0 During the day and the last few days, 5 new potential marketing videos have been added, some with comments. Many WordPress.TV videos were subtitled by the accessibility team and the subtitling article we wrote in marketing was shared.

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Marketing Team Notes – March 6th, 2019

Today’s Meeting

Meeting Attended By: @maedahbatool, @yvettesonneveld, @harryjackson1221, @michelleames, @abhanonstopnewsuk, @dhruvpandya, @jenblogs4u, @jonoalderson

Notes Taken By: @maedahbatool

Slack Timestamp

Celebration/Achievements in the Last Week

  • @michelleames — I signed my WCUS organiser agreement yesterday!
  • @yvettesonneveld — Since the schedule has been announced, I am excited to share that I will be speaking at WCLDN.
  • @jenblogs4u — I’m speaking at WordCamp Santa Clarita, a brand new camp with a thriving community!
  • @abhanonstopnewsuk — Lot of work on a number of cards this week just moving them forward, helping those who have asked for assistance, and liaising with community-team on items which they are taking forward too. Well done to everyone involved, a great team effort on all these. As a team, working together, it is great to see what we can achieve and share.

Task Lead Updates

  • @harryjackson1221https://trello.com/c/SdIcVK6q/257-showcase-redesign-organization-and-requirements. We were unable to meet this past Monday, everyone seems to be coming down sick, but we will be attempting to set up another meeting for either this weekend or beginning of the coming week. If anyone wishes to attend for the Showcase Redesign meeting to have input on the organizational needs, and discuss some other important factors. We will set up another doodle in the next day or so to ensure we select the most inclusive meeting time! If you would like to be included, please let us know and we will gladly add you to the DM.

New Business

  • @abhanonstopnewsuk — WordCamp Nordic Contribution Day Marketing Table https://trello.com/c/EBGBbpE0/262-marketing-table-at-wordcamp-nordic-contribution-day. We are putting some items together for this. If you have any other suggestions, please let me know as we need to send the information today.
  • @abhanonstopnewsuk — WordPress Translation Day 4. This month we will be putting together communications and marketing material for this. @maedahbatool will be working with the team from marketing (thanks). If anyone else is interested or in being a local event organizer (note will be published on this in coming weeks) or helping with marketing/ communications please do reply to this thread or chat to @zetaraffix or me.
  • @maedahbatool — I’ll be writing an introductory plus a promotional post featuring the proceedings of Translation day.
  • @abhanonstopnewsuk — We also have a contributor day and a contributor in general post which is to be published soon and being potentially adapted for the handbook. Will share this with you @michelleames. For WCEU perspective, we have an AMA on Contributor Days, from which we are producing Q&As which will also be useful for future WordCamps. This is kindly being promoted at other WordCamps. There might be some collaboration here with yourselves at WCUS https://2019.europe.wordcamp.org/2018/12/17/ask-me-anything-about-contributor-day/