Notes: Global Marketing Team meeting, November 16, 2022

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After each item in the meeting notes, there is a link directly to its related Slack thread. This will help you join the discussions and get more involved. The team may not be aware of comments you add on other sites which replicate the notes.

1. Welcome and introduction

These summary notes focus on key items and actions from the meeting and assist with asynchronous contribution to the Global Marketing Team. For those unable to attend a meeting due to time zone issues, please do join the discussion threads after the meeting and send your updates.

  • The meeting discussions on the Marketing team channel start at this message in the Make WordPress Slack. You can add to the threads if you were unable to attend the meeting live. If an update relates to a task, please also update the relevant GitHub card on the GitHub tasks board. This is the main project tracking area for the team.
  • The agenda followed for the meeting on November 16, 2022. GitHub card #123 for the week
  • The meeting was facilitated by Team Reps: @nalininonstopnewsuk, @lmurillom, @eidolonnight 
  • Meeting notes: @majaloncar and @webcommsat
  • Notes Editor/Review: @nalininonstopnewsuk and @lmurillom
  • For those new to the team, the New Contributor Orientation section of the Handbook can be a good place to start. You can also visit the team’s GitHub task board and join any card you are interested in. All you need is a GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that 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/ account, and then you can add a comment to the relevant card.

2. Getting to know each other

  • Meeting attendees: participants can be viewed in this Slack thread. We welcome people from across all time zones to participate.
  •  In this part of the agenda we focus on team building. It is open to existing team members, new contributors and people from other teams that come to marketing regularly.
    Social question of the week from @nalininonstopnewsuk. Have you ever made a cake? What was your favorite and one you can recommend it to make? And of course, those who follow the meeting more regularly will know, could the next cake you bake make a good photo for #WPPhotos? For the new people joining today, do add your comments to this and any other item on the agenda. Can I have some cake and dessert emojis please? Read replies from the team on this Slack thread.

3. Volunteer to be a notetaker or a coffee break facilitator

a) Notes

Thank you to our notetaking volunteers for the next few weeks. How to information for the team’s notes are available in the Marketing Team Handbook.

The GitHub card for all aspects of each week’s meeting and any collaboration are linked in the list below by date. If you have suggestions for the agendas for these meetings or have an update you can give asynchronously, you can also add them to the card for the relevant week. There are contributors available to help anyone get started with the team GitHub, message in the main Marketing slack channel and include @nalininonstopnewsuk in your message.

Notetakers for coming weeks – join our group of contributors who help with notes by volunteering when you see a call for note-takers during our meetings, or by adding your name to the weekly GitHub card.

23 November 2022 GitHub #124 –  @ugyensupport

30 November 2022 GitHub #125 – @slspeller911

Opportunity: You can volunteer to be on the rota/ roster by adding your name and the week to the notes planning card #138. There are some slots available in December.

Update from @nalininonstopnewsuk

Thank you to everyone who has volunteered for November and some dates in December. There are still opportunities to volunteer. You can find the rota at this GitHub card 138, as Larissa has linked to above. The meeting on 28 December will not take place.

b) Help to facilitate a coffee break?

We are looking for contributors to open the virtual coffee break for the bi-weekly coffee break.

Check out the GitHub card #23 and add your name to the list! Read the updated guide on facilitating a coffee break and volunteer. More on the next coffee break in the diary dates section of the meeting.

The team is exploring restarting a coffee break to enable more people from different time zones to participate. This could be alternating between an early and a late UTC coffee break. We use UTC as WordPress.org is a global open sourceOpen Source Open Source denotes software for which the original source code is made freely available and may be redistributed and modified. Open Source **must be** delivered via a licensing model, see GPL. project. You can add comments and if you would be interested in an early UTC coffee break to the discussion on GitHub card #137.

4. Marketing project and task updates

i) 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. nominations

Updates from @nalininonstopnewsuk @eidolonnight and @lmurillom

The timetable was discussed and opportunity for further views to be expressed, in addition to the GitHub card where progress and discussion has been taking place. This GitHub card has also been highlighted since October to encourage interest in the process and nominations. Some changes were made to allow for the Thanksgiving holidays in the US.

The dates:

  • By 16 November 2022: publish post on the Marketing blog and highlight in the team meeting at 15:00 UTC.
  • 6 December 2022, 09:00 UTC: close nominations and confirm with those who have been nominated, if they wish to be considered for 2023 before making an announcement on election nominees or results if no election is needed. Share a list of nominations in the Slack and update this post. A link to how to vote, if needed, will be shared during the global Marketing Team meeting. This will give anyone unable to attend an opportunity to vote after the meeting.
  • 14 December 2022, 09:00 UTC: if an election is needed, this will run until this date and time. Results will be announced in the team meeting on 14 December at 15:00 UTC.

The post for 2023 team rep nominations and the timetable was published after the meeting https://make.wordpress.org/marketing/2022/11/16/2023-team-rep-nominations-for-marketing/

The team was also asked for input on the date for a social event at the beginning of the new year.
@nalininonstopnewsuk said the plan was to include items that have been suggested from the weekly social question.
Action: If you can share whether you are likely to be back by the first week or January 2023 or prefer a social in the second week, we can try and find a date and time that will work.

iii) Discussion on Marketing Team description

The main Marketing Team task board is available in GitHubThank you to everyone who has been helping progress and update cards.

We have a couple of older cards that need finishing. We will share those in the thread to help complete them. Please let the team reps know in this channel if you need help. There are lots of members of the team who can answer questions and help. Do not worry about asking for assistance. We are a team!

The update on the GitHub #50 card has been finalized and closed.

 Also this GitHub card has been closed: https://github.com/WordPress/Marketing-Team/issues/79

Read replies from the team on this Slack thread.

4a. Updates on WordPress.org social media accounts and how you can help

Update from @eidolonnight:

Our WordPress Social Media Amplification (GitHub ticket #7) details how you can help share and amplify WordPress news on social media. You will also find a list of the primary WordPress.org social accounts and campaign contacts if you would like to help craft content.

We also have a couple open conversations for folks, even new contributors, to get involved in:

Read replies from the team on this Slack thread

Update from @bjmcsherry: “WP.org had another strong week relative to other weeks in a non-release window. While numbers and engagement are down from last week, that is more of a reflection of the continued excitement from the 6.1 release. Our strongest campaigns of the week however did continue to be focused on features/benefits of the 6.1 release as users are still talking about this online. It was that continued discussion with our audience that provided us with our top 3 posts/campaigns of the week.”

Some of the performance numbers for the last week:

  • Impressions: 276,304
  • Engagements: 5,305
  • Link clicks: 1,722

4b. Updates on forthcoming WordPress releases and FSE

Update from @eidolonnight

In case you missed it, WordPress 6.1.1 Maintenance Release went out yesterday.

Media outreach was being organized (WordPress 6.1 Media Outreach #135). @jpantani and @dansoschin had no updates.

4c. Contributor events update

Update from @nalininonstopnewsuk

  • 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. Asia 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/. awareness: February 17, 2023 – GitHub ticket #108. Please add to the card if you intend to be at the contributor day and involved in the marketing table. If you would like to help organize the table, you can volunteer too.
  • WordCamp Kolkata is coming up in December and has a contributor day. @rahuldsarker asked if there was an update
  • Does anyone know of any other WordPress Contributor Days that are having a marketing table?

4d. Newsletters and series

Update from @lmurillom

WordPress Briefing podcast: we have been talking about Openverse and @Nalini has been encouraging you to participate in #WPPhotos for a while now. If you’re unsure about what exactly is the difference between the two, then the latest episode of WordPress briefing is for you: Openverse & Photo Directory– What Are They, and How Are They Different? Listen, and share with your networks!

Starting a Polyglots Outreach Effort: @evarlese is starting a Polyglots outreach program, which will include monthly posts with a call for volunteers to help reach out to a series of locale teams. Please read the post for more details, and if you want to help promoting this initiative, check GitHub card #139.

Month in WordPress: @rmartinezduque is hoping to finish the draft for October’s Month in WordPress today or tomorrow. In order to allow some time for review/feedback, the publishing date will be moved to Friday (November 18) or early next week. Check the GitHub card #131 for more information.

Read replies from the team on this Slack thread

4e. WordPress.org Redesign

Update from @eidolonnight

Design has shared mockups for the new design of the Showcase. You can follow this and other redesign updates on Make Design using the #redesign tag.

Read replies from the team on this Slack thread

5. Diary dates – upcoming events and meetings

Update from @eidolonnight

Our next Coffee break will be tomorrow, Thursday, 17 November 2022, at 18:30/ 6.30pm UTC and will be facilitated by @jpantani.

This bi-weekly social coffee break is held by the Make Marketing team for all WordPress Marketing contributors, and occasional guests. Stop by and meet some of the friendly faces marketing WordPress.

Updates via @nalininonstopnewsuk and @eidolonnight

Just a reminder that there is a discussion on coffee break at different times.

Discussion: Coffee break alternating in timezones #137

There is no set time at the moment. I wonder if 8am UTC would work or something like 1pm UTC? If you are in a different timezone and can help with this or would like to attend a coffee break on alternate weeks, add your comments on GitHub or in this meeting. Let us know if times of 8am/08:00 UTC or 1pm/13:00 UTC would work? We are interested in arranging an earlier coffee break if contributors would like one and can help facilitate.

Read replies from the team on this Slack thread

Follow this Google Calendar with meetings, collaborations, and social activities. We also list important dates in this Forthcoming Diary Dates post.

5. Open floor

5. Next meeting

Next week’s meeting will be on November 23, 2022 at 15:00 UTC (GitHub card #124).

#marketing-team, #meeting-notes

Agenda: global Marketing Team meeting, November 23, 2022

The meeting will take place on Wednesday, November 23, 2022 at 15:00 UTC. The GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that 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/ issue for this meeting is #124.

Agenda

  1. Welcome to the team and visitors
    • Notes from last week’s meeting.
  2. Getting to know each other
    • 2a. Attendance thread – Who is joining the meeting 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/. today – contributors attending live and asynchronously
    • 2b. Social Question
  3. Notetakers and coffee break facilitators – volunteer opportunities
    • Note taking rota for next few weeks, and opportunities to volunteer. @Brett McSherry will be taking this week’s notes.
  4. 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. nominations
  5. Projects and Task Updates
    • 5a. Updates on 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/ social media accounts and how you can help
    • 5b. Updates on forthcoming WordPress releases and FSE
    • 5c. Contributor events update
    • 5d. Newsletters and series
    • 5e. WordPress.org Redesign
  6. Diary dates – upcoming events and meetings
  7. Open Floor
    • If you have an item, please do add it to this week’s planning card to help the team reps highlight your request.

How you can get involved with the planning and weekly meetings

Each meeting week has its own card on the Tasks board in the WordPress Marketing Repository where you can add suggestions for the agenda and provide updates. Asynchronous updates are welcome if you are unable to attend. The team works across the different time zones, and all contributions are very welcome. To add to a GitHub card, you just need to have a GitHub account, which is free to set up.

#agenda, #marketing-team

2023 Team Rep Nominations for Marketing

As we approach the end of the year, it is time to think about Team Reps for next year. We have been highlighting this in team meetings for the last month and encouraging people to consider standing or to become more involved with the team in other ways. Every person in the team, irrespective of timezone or country they live or work in, can express an interest in standing for 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. in 2023. 

Three team reps have served this year, in what was initially planned as a role share but these have been full roles over the course of the year. In addition, there was an overlap for a few weeks at the beginning of 2022 with some of the previous team reps to help with the ongoing infrastructure build and handover. Thank you to everyone involved in 2022.

Below are details of nominations and the timetable for the 2023. Nicholas, Nalini and Larissa, the existing team reps hope team members will consider putting themselves forward for next year.

The team continues to value everyone who is co-ordinating, organizing or helping on a task.

What are Team Reps?

The collaboration efforts across the 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/ are divided into teams. They are known as the Make or Contributing Teams. In each of the teams, team representatives can be nominated to help co-ordinate this effort, encourage others, and cover many of the administrative tasks. Read more in the post on what it means to be a Team Rep. Summarizing the definition from this article:

“Team Rep is a leadership role that is mostly administrative in nature; it is not a Lead role. Letting go of the Team Rep title is not a loss of status, just a handing off of responsibilities. Someone who is a leader in a team can lead whether they are doing the team rep job or not.”

In their role, Team Reps in Marketing:

  • Are responsible for communicating on behalf of their team to other contributor teams and sharing this information back with their own team
  • Help represent the team internally, collaborate with other teams, manage the meetings with contributions from others in the team
  • Facilitate the planning process for team meetings on GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that 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/ and run the weekly meetings with input from other contributors
  • Contribute to the agenda and notes, encourage contributors to volunteer for note taking and the coffee breaks, maintain the schedules and flow
  • Encourage contributors and address any issues together with others as needed
  • Update the diary post and team calendar
  • Contribute to updating the team’s GitHub, and with others who also give time to support this area, its maintenance
  • Assist with updates to the handbook
  • Monitor the Marketing blog comments, along with other contributors
  • Generally keep a watch on the moving parts of the team to represent this at meetings and update the team’s GitHub

Teams can have more than one rep to enable individuals to share responsibilities, divide tasks, and cover each other when needed.

How do I nominate someone?

Every contributor will need to stand for nomination per year. Any member of the team can stand including those who may have other roles or who are currently reps.

The team can have two to three Team Reps every year.

If you would like to stand or know someone who would be a good team rep, please nominate them or yourself. You can do this by putting the name on the google sheet on this GitHub card #38 or by commenting below.

If you have an accessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility) question and would like to chat with one of the existing Marketing Team Reps (Nicholas, Larissa and Nalini), will be really pleased to talk with you.

Remember that if someone nominates you, but you do not feel like accepting at this time, it is okay to decline. Your nomination will be included in the voting only if you explicitly agree to it.

Timetable for nominations and elections

Please do consider standing and vote. The team reps help the team as a whole to build on the progress and achievements from previous years and all the efforts of contributors since the time the team began.

As there are some major festivals and holidays for those with other responsibilities, we want to enable as much participation as possible in the team rep nominations and elections.

October 2022: start discussions and encourage those who had previously indicated interest to add their name to the GitHub card, as well as highlighting the opportunity to others to start thinking about what they could bring to the role. Check with the project leadership on any new guidelines or processes across the project. [This has been done in the team]

November 2022: encourage nominations and promote in the Marketing Team 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/. and during team meetings. [This has started]

By 16 November 2022: publish post on the Marketing blog and highlight in the team meeting. [Discussion during meeting]

6 December 2022, 09:00 UTC: close nominations and confirm with those who have been nominated, if they wish to be considered for 2023 before making an announcement on election nominees or results if no election is needed. Share a list of nominations in the Slack and update this post. A link to how to vote, if needed, will be shared during the global Marketing Team meeting. This will give anyone unable to attend an opportunity to vote after the meeting.

14 December 2022, 09:00 UTC: if an election is needed, this will run until this date and time. Results will be announced in the team meeting on 14 December at 15:00 UTC.

Team social, date tbc: invite all the previous and 2023 team reps to a social and thank you on behalf of the team and community. Previous year team reps will also be invited to this. The event will be a creative doodle and sharing of favorite places session, suggested from the year’s social questions.

1 January 2023: New reps will start their role for the year at the beginning of 2023.

Information to help with nominations from previous questions

  • Names for election will be published on the /marketing blog only if the nominee has confirmed they are happy to stand. We would like to share in Slack a list of all those nominated, including those who decided they did not wish to go forward at this time.
  • You can still choose to stand/confirm a team rep election nomination for a future election year if you opt not to be put forward for 2023. Please know that declining to stand will not be a barrier to ongoing involvement in the team / other Make teams, task sub groups, projects and action groups.
  • You can have informal chats with the existing team reps or the projects and action groups members if you are unsure about standing.
  • Members can nominate more than one person.
  • You don’t need to be in a particular timezone nor country/ continent to be a team rep. Like now, team reps come from different continents and timezones.
  • You do need to be on the Make WordPress Slack.

Questions

If you have any questions, please ask in the comments or in the Marketing Slack. This is your team, please take part in 2023 nominations. A big thank you for everyone who considers putting themselves forward.

Thanks to @eidolonnight and @lmurillom for reviewing this post.
The process and draft has been shared on the team’s GitHub and in team meetings.

#agenda, #marketing-team, #team-rep, #team-rep-nominations

Agenda: global Marketing Team meeting, November 16, 2022

The meeting will take place on Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at 15:00 UTC[/time]. The GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that 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/ issue for this meeting is #123.

Agenda

  1. Welcome to the team and visitors
    • Notes from last week’s meeting.
  2. Getting to know each other
    • 2a. Attendance thread – Who is joining the meeting 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/. today – contributors attending live and asynchronously
    • 2b. Social Question
  3. Notetakers and coffee break facilitators – volunteer opportunities
    • Note taking rota for next few weeks, and opportunities to volunteer. @majaloncar will be taking this week’s notes.
  4. 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. nominations
  5. Projects and Task Updates
    • 5a. Updates on 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/ social media accounts and how you can help
    • 5b. Updates on forthcoming WordPress releases and FSE
    • 5c. Contributor events update
    • 5d. Newsletters and series
  6. Diary dates – upcoming events and meetings
  7. Open Floor
    • If you have an item, please do add it to this week’s planning card to help the team reps highlight your request.

How you can get involved with the planning and weekly meetings

Each meeting week has its own card on the Tasks board in the WordPress Marketing Repository where you can add suggestions for the agenda and provide updates. Asynchronous updates are welcome if you are unable to attend. The team works across the different time zones, and all contributions are very welcome. To add to a GitHub card, you just need to have a GitHub account, which is free to set up.

#agenda, #marketing-team

Notes: Global Marketing Team meeting, November 9, 2022

If you are reading these notes on a website other than the Make WordPress Marketing blog, you can add comments directly to the #marketing channel on the Make WordPress 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/. or via the team’s blog.

After each item in the meeting notes, there is a link directly to its related Slack thread. This will help you join the discussions and get more involved. The team may not be aware of comments you add on other sites which replicate the notes.

1. Welcome and introduction

These summary notes focus on key items and actions from the meeting and assist with asynchronous contribution to the Global Marketing Team. For those unable to attend a meeting due to timezone issues, please do join the discussion threads after the meeting and send your updates.

  • The meeting discussions on the Marketing team channel start at this message in the Make WordPress Slack. You can add to the threads if you were unable to attend the meeting live. If an update relates to a task, please also update the relevant GitHub card which is the main project tracking area for the team.
  • The agenda followed for the meeting on November 9, 2022. GitHub card #122 for the week
  • The meeting was facilitated by Team Reps: @lmurillom, @eidolonnight and @nalininonstopnewsuk.
  • Meeting notes: @robinwpdeveloper and @nalininonstopnewsuk
  • Notes Editor/Review: @nalininonstopnewsuk
  • For those new to the team, the New Contributor Orientation section of the Handbook can be a good place to start. You can also visit the team’s GitHub task board and join any card you are interested in. All you need is a GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that 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/ account, and then you can add a comment to the relevant card.

2. Getting to know each other

  • Meeting attendees: participants can be viewed in this Slack thread. We welcome people from across all time zones to participate.
  •  In this part of the agenda we focus on team building. It is open to existing team members, new contributors and people from other teams that come to marketing regularly.
    Social question of the week from @nalininonstopnewsuk. If you had an extra day each week, what would you do with it? This does not have to be about your work. It could be a hobby you had always wanted to do, or cooking a particular dish, visiting somewhere. If there is an image that can illustrate what you would do, is this a picture you could take for #WPPhotos. For example, a location you would like to visit, the end result of a special cooking activity, something to illustrate a hobby that might inspire someone else. Read replies from the team on this Slack thread.

3. Volunteer to be a notetaker or a coffee break facilitator

a) Notes

Thank you to our notetaking volunteers for the next few weeks. How to information for the team’s notes are available in the Marketing Team Handbook.

The GitHub card for all aspects of each week’s meeting and any collaboration are linked in the list below by date. If you have suggestions for the agendas for these meetings or have an update you can give asynchronously, you can also add them to the card for the relevant week. There are contributors available to help anyone get started with the team GitHub, message in the main Marketing slack channel and include @nalininonstopnewsuk in your message.

Notetakers for coming weeks – join our group of contributors who help with notes by volunteering when you see a call for note-takers during our meetings, or by adding your name to the weekly GitHub card.

16 November 2022 GitHub #123 – @majaloncar

23 November 2022 GitHub #124 –  @ugyensupport

30 November 2022 GitHub #125 – @slspeller911

Opportunity: You can volunteer to be on the rota/ roster by adding your name and the week to the notes planning card #138. There are some slots available in December.

Give feedback: December will be finalized once we can confirm what meetings will be taking place. It will be useful if people can indicate if they are likely to be around for a live meeting on December 21 and 28, 2022 with any end of year holidays. Please add to this thread or comment on the notes post to help the team plan how best to have these meetings so that people can contribute.

b) Help to facilitate a coffee break?

We are looking for contributors to open the virtual coffee break for the bi-weekly coffee break.

Check out the GitHub card #23 and add your name to the list! Read the updated guide on facilitating a coffee break and volunteer. More on the next coffee break in the diary dates section of the meeting.

The team is exploring restarting a coffee break to enable more people from different time zones to participate. This could be alternating between an early and a late UTC coffee break. We use UTC as WordPress.org is a global open sourceOpen Source Open Source denotes software for which the original source code is made freely available and may be redistributed and modified. Open Source **must be** delivered via a licensing model, see GPL. project. You can add comments and if you would be interested in an early UTC coffee break to the discussion on GitHub card #137.

4. Marketing project and task updates

GitHub links and check-ins

Updates from @nalininonstopnewsuk

i) Discussion: Mobile apps promotion GitHub card #93 – check-in if there is a suggestion for next steps. @eidolonnight welcome back this week. Would you have any suggestions for this discussion or what might be useful for it to explore before sharing with the mobile team? Read replies from the team on this Slack thread.

ii) MeetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on meetup.com will help you find options in your area. events social promotion planning – status check-in/ contribution opportunityGitHub card #46.

  • Twitter: @WordPressEvents As this is not being updated now with the change of focus onto WordPress.org accounts, is this account still needed or could it be used by the Training team for Learn WordPress which has been discussing Twitter accounts recently?
  • Facebook @ WordPressEvents – the above could apply to this too.
  • LinkedIn Marketing Team – are events still being added to this. If so, how can contributors get involved? @lmurillom do you have an update on this please. Thank you.

Slack thread – summary: @eidolonnight confirmed that these Twitter and Facebook accounts can be retained by the project, but do not need to be used at the moment. Training have been encouraged to provide materials for the main 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/ channels and not create new accounts – discussion on Slack. @lmurillom advised the LinkedIn Marketing Team page has events shared periodically only, at present there is not an opportunity to get involved. These updates will be added to the GitHub card.

Note: best way to get involved currently is to share the items on the WordPress.org social channels. @eidolonnight highlighted the focus is on building the audience across the official WordPress accounts listed on GitHub card 7 gives details of how you can amplify these channels.

iii) Discussion on Marketing Team description
GitHub card #87@eidolonnight will summarize the discussion into a blog post soon as conversations seem to have tapered off on the card.

iv) Marketing 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. nominations for 2023

It is the time of year when we start discussing the team reps for next year. As we have been highlighting last month too, you can find out about the preparations for this on GitHub card #38.

Later this week, we will post on the Marketing blog (also known as the P2P2 P2 or O2 is the term people use to refer to the Make WordPress blog. It can be found at https://make.wordpress.org/.) about the process and timetable. We had been waiting for Josepha’s post or update on team rep elections across the project so that we could be consistent with that and highlight what is happening across the project. Josepha is kindly going to post on this and we will add the link to the marketing post.

Each Make WordPress team has two or three team reps. A Team Rep is a role focused on co-ordination and administration. There is an article about what it means to be a Team Rep.

The marketing current team reps are: @lmurillom, @eidolonnight, and @nalininonstopnewsuk.

On the GitHub card above, there is also a spreadsheet where you can add your interest. The spreadsheet is still being updated to make it easier for people to use. Team members can from this meeting add your name to this or to the GitHub card itself if you would like to express an interest or if you would like to suggest someone. Please note, that nominations will be checked with the person who has been nominated, to make sure they are happy to go forward for election.

The GitHub card also has a provisional timetable from a few weeks ago. This will be updated in the coming week and incorporated into a post.

At this stage, we want to keep raising awareness about the team rep nominations, encourage all contributors to consider putting themselves forward or nominating someone on either the GitHub card or the spreadsheet.

If you are interested in being a team rep or would like to have an informal chat about your personal situation, please do contact one of the current team reps.

This is a commitment of time on a weekly basis and it is open to both contributors who are sponsored for their contribution and those who are not sponsored and give their time voluntarily.

The above together with some of the information put together for the 2022 elections from the previous team reps will be included in a post on the marketing blog. During this year, we have also continued to build on the documentation about the team to help future team reps.

4a. Updates on WordPress.org social media accounts

Update from @eidolonnight:

WordPress.org Social Media Amplification (GitHub ticket #7) details how you can help share and amplify WordPress news on social media. You will also find a list of the primary WordPress.org social accounts and campaign contacts if you would like to help craft content.

Also an open conversation about potentially using TikTok in the future: Help create plan for short form video on Tik Tok #114

Read replies from the team on this Slack thread

Update from @bjmcsherry: “WordPress.org had one of the strongest weeks of the year over the past week with the launch of WP 6.1. Users seemed to be excited to finally see it launch, and engaged with us over the excitement of the release. While we had several successful campaigns, it was the release of  WP 6.1 campaigns which led all of the top campaigns for the week, including the top 3 posts of the week on each platform.”

Some of the performance numbers for the last week:

  • Impressions: 416,373
  • Engagements: 9,888
  • Link clicks: 2,322

4b. Updates on forthcoming WordPress releases and FSE

Update from @eidolonnight

Reminder: WordPress 6.1 “Misha” is now available. Media outreach is being organized (WordPress 6.1 Media Outreach #135). @jpantani and @dansoschin are traveling and will add any 6.1 release updates async.

4c. Contributor events update

Update from @nalininonstopnewsuk

  • 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. Asia 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/. awareness: February 17, 2023 – GitHub ticket #108. Please add to the card if you intend to be at the contributor day and involved in the marketing table. If you would like to help organize the table, you can volunteer too.
  • WordCamp Italia 2022 Contributor Day, November 11, 2022. Is anyone going to this event? You can share on the GitHub card 134.
  • WordCamp Kolkata 2022 Contributor Day, December 17, 2022 – GitHub card #136
  • Are you aware of any other WordCamp or WordPress Meetup contributor days/ events which are likely to have a marketing table?

Read replies from the team on this Slack thread

4d. Newsletters and series

Update from @lmurillom

Month in WordPress: The estimated publication date for the October 2022 edition of The Month in WordPress is November 15, 2022. You can help by collecting any news or Make team updates that would be valuable and relevant to the post. Please add them as a comment to this GitHub card #131 with its relevant link and a brief description by Friday, November 11.

Starting a Polyglots Outreach Effort: @evarlese has shared that she will be starting a Polyglots outreach program, which will include monthly posts with a call for volunteers to help reach out to a series of locale teams. Monthly posts will also have opportunities to develop and share new resources that locale teams can use to build their translation communities or to support new translation teams if a locale is inactive. Please read the post to see ways you can help, and leave a comment! Erica, is there any way we can help? Would you like assistance from the Marketing team in getting the word out?

Read replies from the team on this Slack thread

Update from @nalininonstopnewsuk

People of WordPress November 2022 – pictures are some fact-checking updates are awaited. Updates are on GitHub card #133.

5.  Diary dates – upcoming events and meetings

Updates by @eidolonnight

Our next Coffee break will be Thursday, 17 November 2022, at 18:30/ 6.30pm UTC.Follow this Google Calendar with meetings, collaborations, and social activities. We also list important dates in this Forthcoming Diary Dates post.

6. Open floor

There were no queries raised.

Next meeting

You can join the GitHub card #123 for next week’s meeting on November 16, 2022. The meeting will take place in this channel at 15:00 UTC.

#marketing-team, #meeting-notes

X-post: A refresh of WordPress.org/Showcase

X-comment from +make.wordpress.org/design: Comment on A refresh of WordPress.org/Showcase

Feedback request: Amplification request form

Thanks to the success of our social media efforts in 2022, one of the most requested tasks for our team has been “Can you amplify this?”

These requests typically fall under one of our active campaigns listed in GitHub, and as part of our 2023 efforts, we’d like to streamline these requests by providing a GitHub issue template. This template will guide requesters through the process of providing us with all the relevant information, and ideally content, for posting to our various social channels and possibly beyond (Ie. eMail newsletters, 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/ posts, etc.).

I would like to call on everyone to help aggregate a list of potential fields and resources for this template. My initial thoughts for these fields are as follows:

  • Issue title: The primary title field for which we are able to recommend a predefined format. Something like “[AMPLIFY] Title” might be useful for readily identifying these issues for triage.
  • Label: The template allows for automatically applying labels, so the creation of a new label may make sense.
  • Link to share: This would be the URLURL A specific web address of a website or web page on the Internet, such as a website’s URL www.wordpress.org, if applicable, that requesters would like to share. We will need to provide some guidance around links we will and will not share.
  • Suggested hashtag/campaign: This would be a dropdown of active campaigns and either short descriptions or links to descriptions.
  • Suggested content: Here would be where requesters could recommend content, and is the perfect place to share @laurlittle‘s brand writing guide.
  • Linked resources: These would be images and/or videos for sharing. In the case of video, we will likely need to provide upload instructions.
  • Suggested platforms: A dropdown of possible platforms for sharing: TwitterFacebookInstagramLinkedinYouTubePinterestTiktokTumblr
  • Requested share date: It’d be good to ask when the requester would like to share information, in the case that it aligns with some event. We should also remind folks that we expect requests to come in at least a week ahead.
  • Notes: Freeform notes area.

I’ll note that this template would not be the place to propose new campaigns or strategies. Those should probably still be submitted as new GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that 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/ cards (example TikTok conversation) and discussed in 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/.. This would solely be a way for our frequent Marketing Team collaborators to easily submit their requests and would replace the current process (review campaign list, reach out to point of contact, discuss the request, etc.) It should also make things a bit easier for campaign points of contact to manage incoming requests.

Before embarking on building the first version of this, I’d like to gather feedback. What else should we be asking for? What resources should we share through this template? Do you have any other ideas to streamline this process?

#facebook, #github, #instagram, #linkedin, #process, #social, #social-media, #tiktok, #tumblr, #twitter, #youtube

Agenda: WordPress global Marketing Team meeting, November 9, 2022

The weekly WordPress Marketing Team meeting will be held in the #marketing channel of the Making WordPress 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/. on  Wednesday, November 8, 2022 at 15:00 UTC. The GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that 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/ issue for this meeting is Issue #122.

Agenda

  1. Welcome to the team and visitors
  2. Getting to know each other
    • 2a. Attendance thread – Who is joining the meeting on Slack today – contributors attending live and asynchronously
    • 2b. Social Question
  3. Notetakers and coffee break facilitators – volunteer opportunities
    • Note taking rota for next few weeks, and opportunities to volunteer. @robinwpdeveloper will be taking this week’s notes.
  4. Projects and Task Updates
    • 4a. Updates on 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/ social media accounts and how you can help
    • 4b. Updates on forthcoming WordPress releases and FSE
    • 4c. Contributor events update
    • 4d. Newsletters and series
  5. Diary dates – upcoming events and meetings
  6. Open Floor
    • If you have an item, please do add it to this week’s planning card to help the team reps highlight your request.

How you can get involved with the planning and weekly meetings

Each meeting week has its own card on the Tasks board in the WordPress Marketing Repository where you can add suggestions for the agenda and provide updates. Asynchronous updates are welcome if you are unable to attend. The team works across the different time zones, and all contributions are very welcome. To add to a GitHub card, you just need to have a GitHub account, which is free to set up.

#agenda

Notes: Global Marketing Team meeting, November 2, 2022

If you are reading these notes on a website other than the Make WordPress Marketing blog, you can add comments directly to the #marketing channel on the Make WordPress 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/. or via the team’s blog.

After each item in the meeting notes, there is a link directly to its related Slack thread. This will help you join the discussions and get more involved. The team may not be aware of comments you add on other sites which replicate the notes.

1. Welcome and introduction

These summary notes focus on key items and actions from the meeting and assist with asynchronous contribution to the Global Marketing Team. For those unable to attend a meeting due to timezone issues, please do join the discussion threads after the meeting and send your updates.

  • This week’s meeting happened partly asynchronously in Slack rather than live due to illness and meeting clash in the 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. group and the late release party.
  • The meeting started earlier as there seemed to be some uncertainly of when the meeting will be taking place too, and in case people come early due to the changes in daylight saving time. In response to requests last year, it was decided thar the meeting would tried at 15:00 UTC all year round, and not change as it had in previous years.
  • The meeting discussions on the Marketing team channel start at this message in the Make WordPress Slack. You can add to the threads if you were unable to attend the meeting live. If an update relates to a task, please also update the relevant GitHub card which is the main project tracking area for the team.
  • The agenda followed for the meeting on November 2, 2022. GitHub card #121 for the week
  • The meeting was facilitated by Team Reps: @nalininonstopnewsuk.
    GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that 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/ overview in the week leading up to the meeting: @nalininonstopnewsuk and @webcommsat
  • Meeting notes: @robinwpdeveloper
  • Notes Editor/Review: @nalininonstopnewsuk. Thanks to @webcommsat for the support on GitHub and accessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility).
  • For those new to the team, the New Contributor Orientation section of the Handbook can be a good place to start. You can also visit the team’s GitHub task board and join any card you are interested in. All you need is a GitHub account, and then you can add a comment to the relevant card.

2. Getting to know each other

  • Meeting attendees: participants can be viewed in this Slack thread. We welcome people from across all time zones to participate, and encourage asynchronous contribution.
  • Social question of the week from @nalininonstopnewsuk: if you could paint one thing, what would it be? This could be a particular painting image or paint on something. The team shared their creative ideas. Read replies from the team on this Slack thread. Nalini suggested an informal art collaboration as a team social in the future and invited anyone to let her know if they would like to help with this.

3. Volunteer to be a notetaker or a coffee break facilitator

a) Notes

Thank you to our notetaking volunteers for the next few weeks. How to information for the team’s notes are available in the Marketing Team Handbook

The GitHub card for all aspects of each week’s meeting and any collaboration are linked in the list below by date. If you have suggestions for the agendas for these meetings or have an update you can give asynchronously, you can also add them to the card for the relevant week. There are contributors available to help anyone get started with the team GitHub, message in the main Marketing slack channel and include @nalininonstopnewsuk in your message.

Take a look at the team notes from October 26, 2022 — props to @vimes1984 for drafting and @nalininonstopnewsuk for reviewing.

Notetakers for coming weeks – join our group of contributors who help with notes by volunteering when you see a call for note-takers during our meetings, or by adding your name to the weekly GitHub card.

Forward planning for the weeks ahead – for background, Nalini’s earlier message in Slack. If you would like to help on a future date in December, you can add to GitHub card #138 for additions to the rota. It can be easier for notetakers and reviewers for volunteers to have been part of the team for a little while and be familiar with GitHub cards.

b) Help to facilitate a coffee break?

We are looking for contributors to open the virtual coffee break for the bi-weekly coffee break.

Check out the GitHub card #23 and add your name to the list! Read the updated guide on facilitating a coffee break and volunteer. More on the next coffee break in the diary dates section of the meeting.

Join the discussion on alternating the coffee break between time zones – GitHub card #137.

4. Marketing project and task updates

4. GitHub links and check-ins

Update from @nalininonstopnewsuk

The main Marketing Team task board is available in GitHub. If you would like help using GitHub, please reply in this thread. There is help available. A selection of GitHub cards are brought to this meeting for a regular status check-in. These are also shared on the GitHub planning card.

Post-meeting update from @nalininonstopnewsuk: the planning for the 2023 team rep nomination process continues. A request for the arrangements for all teams, timetable and any changes / updates for eligibility or criteria have been requested, and will be added to the planning card (Marketing Team GitHub ticket #38) when this information is published. @nalininonstopnewsuk is working on a draft post which will be shared with the plans for elections as planned at the meeting on November 9, 2022.

4a. Updating the Marketing Description

GitHub check-in: Updating the marketing description – GitHub #87

If you have not already seen this discussion, take a look. @eidolonnight has been collating the feedback. He is not able to join at this meeting, so we will bring this item back to a future meeting.

4b. Promoting Mobile Apps

GitHub check-in: Another discussion suggested by a contributor on promoting mobile apps. You can read more at GitHub card #93. This is a very early discussion at this stage. Read more in this thread.

4c. Style Book and Brand Book Update

GitHub card #73
@laurlittle has shared on the card that an update will be expected to be published this week. Read more in this thread.

Update from @laurlittle in the meeting.
A quick note about this. The style guide has been updated with the expanded information!
There’s a comment on the GitHub card #73 with more information about how to further collaborate. Lauren said she was looking forward to more input, as this guide was really just a starting point.

4d. Forthcoming WordPress releases and Full Site Editing

Update from @nalininonstopnewsuk

i) The latest major software release WordPress 6.1 launched on November 1, 2022. Well done to all the release squad, advisors, and contributors who worked together to make this happen. More than 800 contributors across 60 plus countries! This is something to celebrate. We had many contributors who also gave time to the Marketing Team who were involved in this release, from testing at release parties and bug scrubs, to editing copy and fact checking. 

@jpantani and @dansoschin were co-leads for marcomms for this release. At the time of publishing these notes, there was no further update, there may be more later in this thread. There was input on various marcomms items from a number of marketing team members too.

ii) WordPress 6.1 Media Outreach – @rmartinezduque you have an update to share. Thank you for highlighting it in the planning for this meeting.  GitHub card #135. Read more in this thread.
@rmartinezduque: The idea behind this is to start building a list of trusted media (about WordPress, tech, open sourceOpen Source Open Source denotes software for which the original source code is made freely available and may be redistributed and modified. Open Source **must be** delivered via a licensing model, see GPL.) that can be reached when a WordPress release is out to help increase awareness about it, but also to provide them with access to resources they may find useful, such as the /news announcement or the video. WordPress publications, such as WP Tavern, are already plugged into the day-to-day community developments and may not need additional information. However, starting to build some relationships with tech publications can help create additional visibility for the WordPress project and community. So if someone has any suggestions for reliable media outlets, please share them in the GitHub card. Thank you!

Post meeting: @webcommsat highlighted the post and list that had been promoted following a previous release, particularly on how to reach extenders. This list could be merged or be useful to the current collaboration.

iii) There is a 6.1 video on YouTube. @laurlittle would you like to share more about how contributors can highlight this video?

Post marketing meeting, update on November 4, 2022: @laurlittle: please continue to share it across your social channels! Some shorter, cut down versions of the video featuring specific features that will be shared on the official WordPress accounts to re-share.

iv) Behind the scenes of theme Twenty Twenty Three – social media promotion. GitHub card #128.

There is an update on the card with timelines.

Lauren will be updating its card in the next day with some of the information that’s been shared from the style authors, courtesy of the questionnaire. There are some really insightful replies.

There has been a suggestion for a Twitter Spaces promotion. The Slack thread.

v) TikTok ideas for WordPress.orgGitHub card #114

Do visit this card if you have not already.

4e. Contributor Events updates

Update from @nalininonstopnewsuk

– if you know of any other events taking place that are planning Marketing tables, let the team know.

These are the following Make WordPress contributor days the team is are aware of, which may have a marketing table.

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. Italia 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/., November 11, 2022 – GitHub card #134 – please add to this card if you are attending and may be able to assist if a marketing table is put together.

– WordCamp Kolkata Contributor Day – planning in progress. If you are likely to attend and are interested in taking part in a marketing table, please add to the GitHub card #136

– WordCamp Asia Contributor Day – we are looking at how we can support a marketing table remotely. Thank you to everyone who has volunteered to help with this and bringing experience from previous contributor days. We also need to know who is going to be at the event and wanting to join a marketing table. Please add to the GitHub planning card #108.

There are a few WordCamps within Asia in the next few months. There will be more participants for marketing and potentially contributors who can assist in facilitating once these camps have happened. Good luck to all WordCamp organizers!

4f. Newsletters and series

Update from @nalininonstopnewsuk

i) Month in WordPress

Update from @rmartinezduque: the estimated publishing date is November 15, 2022. She has pushed the date forward because September’s edition came out later and she will have limited availability next week.

In order to facilitate the content curation for this edition, everyone is welcome to share any Make updates/announcements that may be relevant to be featured in the post, as a comment to the GitHub card or following these instructions in the comment on the card. If anyone has questions, @rmartinezduque has shared she is there to help.

ii) MeetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on meetup.com will help you find options in your area. newsletter in the Community team

@rmartinezduque: imagines that the release will continue to be promoted in the Meetup Newsletter. The latest edition is now available published on October 26. 

iii) Polyglots newsletter

Update from @evarlese: she is planning to get started on the next newsletter in the next week or so, with November 22, 2022 as the goal date for publishing. She will share in the marketing channel as soon as she creates a card/ ticket in the Marketing GitHub.

iv) People of WordPress

A fuller update is in the notes from last week’s meeting. Sharing the collective update for the meeting. Thanks to @webcommsat and @cbringmann for collaborating on the schedule and any adjustments.

People of WordPress for October, featuring Raghavendra Satish Peri (@tarkham) has been published, as scheduled, on October 31, 2022. It comes from India this month.

Thanks to @meher who kindly stepped in and took over this piece and led the contributor flow for the edition. @webcommsat, @sthakor for joining for interviews, research and writing, @marybaum and @cbringmann for reviews and ongoing support, and @lmurillom for focusing on the search side. Thank you too to Raghavendra for collaborating with the team working on this.

The timing was designed to coincide with WordPress Accessibility Day 2022 which runs from November 2-3. The post will be updated after the event once the link to the talks is available. A Hindi translation is hoped to be arranged, and posted on the locale site. If you are interested in translating a People of WordPress feature for your locale, check if your locale can include a news post and have fun translating the piece with your locale team. Send the marketing team the link when it is published. These are being collated to add to English (US) posts.

The November edition is well underway, and goes to Pakistan. GitHub card #133. If you can help with editing images for this or future editions, please let @nalininonstopnewsuk know. @meher will offer some guidance. More hands to help with images is needed.

The December edition will hopefully be the postponed feature from the autumn due to external circumstances.

5.  Diary dates – upcoming events and meetings

@nalininonstopnewsuk signposted ways contributors could get involved with future meetings.

6. Open floor

@nalininonstopnewsuk: There was an enquiry about contributing on SEO – https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C0GKJ7TFA/p1667374020065909

@laurlittle thanked @nalininonstopnewsuk for “doing such an incredible job facilitating this week’s meeting”. Others added there thanks.

Next meeting

You can join the GitHub card #122 for next week’s meeting on November 9, 2022 at 15:00 UTC

#marketing-team, #meeting-notes

Agenda: WordPress global Marketing Team meeting, November 2, 2022

[Updated November 2, 2022]
The weekly WordPress Marketing Team meeting will be held as an asynchronous meeting in the #marketing channel of the Making WordPress 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/. on  Wednesday, November 2, 2022 at 15:00 UTC.
For this week, agenda items will be shared from 14:00 UTC in the Slack channel as there is some confusion on the changes with daylight saving and to help anyone who may come early. Please note, the UTC time for this weekly meeting is not changing for daylight saving, though it may change for the timezone you are in. Asynchronous contribution is always welcome to the meeting in the day after it is held.

Please do participate in today’s meeting asynchronously by:

  • adding your input or updates to each agenda item thread which will be shared in Slack. For this meeting, please avoid sending your message to the main channel as well as the thread. If you can not use threads for accessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility) or device reasons, please add your update in the main channel, and include the agenda number your update relates to at the beginning of your update. This will also help people follow the discussion and the notetakers, reviewers and those providing GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that 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/ assistance.
  • GitHub is where updates on tasks / issues should be added. These can be highlighted in the meeting too. This makes it easier to track and follow-up, and helps those who can not make meetings.
  • @nalininonstopnewsuk will go through the threads later in the day to give people an opportunity to update particularly if there is confusion about the timings with the changes in daylight saving.
  • the GitHub card #121 for this week’s meeting planning.

1) Welcome to the team and visitors. Useful links will be shared to help those new follow along in the meeting.

2) Getting to know each other
a. Who is joining the meeting on Slack today – contributors attending live and asynchronously
b. Social question of the week

3) Notetakers and coffee break facilitators – volunteer opportunities
a. Note taking rota for next few weeks, and opportunities to volunteer. @robinwpdeveloper will be taking the notes.
b. Coffee breaks
– Volunteer for our bi-weekly coffee break (GitHub card #23). More on helping to facilitate a coffee break (updated guide). The next coffee break will be on November 3, 2022 at 18:30 UTC.
– Discussion on alternating the coffee break between timezones – GitHub card #137

4) Projects and Task Updates
Marketing Team GitHub board and check-ins on cards.
Updating the marketing description – GitHub #87

4) Update on 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/ social media
a) Forthcoming WordPress releases and Full Site Editing. 
i) Latest major software release WordPress 6.1 launched on November 1, 2022

ii) WordPress 6.1 Media Outreach – @rmartinezduque will share an update. GitHub card #135

iii) TikTok ideas for WordPress.org – GitHub card #114

4b) Contributor Events updates
– if you know of any other events taking place that are planning Marketing tables, let the team know.
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. Italia 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/., November 11, 2022 – GitHub card #134 – please add to this card if you are attending and may be able to assist if a marketing table is put together.
– WordCamp Kolkata Contributor Day – planning in progress. If you are likely to attend and are interested in taking part in a marketing table, please add to the GitHub card #136
– WordCamp Asia Contributor Day


4c) Newsletters and series updates

5) Diary/Calendar Dates
– Next week’s meeting and planning – November 9, 2022 (GitHub #122)
– Follow this Google Calendar with meetings, collaborations, and social activities.
– The team lists important dates in this Forthcoming Diary Dates post.

6) Open Floor
If you have an item, please do add it to this week’s planning card to help the team reps highlight your request.

How you can get involved with the planning and weekly meetings

Each meeting week has its own card on the Tasks board in the WordPress Marketing Repository.
You can add suggestions for the agenda, link to updates on GitHub tickets/ cards or Google documents.

You can give an asynchronous update on a task if you are unlikely to be able to attend the team meeting. The team works across the different time zones, and all contributions are very welcome. To add to a GitHub card, you just need to have a GitHub account, which is free to set up.


Thank you to contributors who have made suggestions and given feedback,
and assisted with updating the blog and GitHub cards.
Thank you to @webcommsat for assistance with accessibility and @lmurillom for updates.

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