Agenda: Global Marketing Team Meeting 25 November 2020

Quick links to sections on this page
Highlights from the Marketing Team’s current work
Agenda – this week’s meeting
Forthcoming diary dates

What are we working on?

The team is involved in supporting the Make WordPress Teams and promoting WordPress and its wonderful community. From supporting the Learn WordPress launch to diverse speaker training events, user-focused questions and answers on the latest WordPress Release to 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. promotion. There are lots of ways new contributors can get involved, come along to the weekly global meetings at 14:00 UTC 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/. (more details below) or contribute async in the 48 hours after the meeting if this time does not work for your timezone and other commitments.

Many thanks to the dedicated contributors from the team who have given hours to support the Learn WordPress platform, WordPress.tv, Training Team, Polyglots and CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. Teams.

A weekly highlight of WordPress Meetup events and more news can be found on the Marketing team LinkedIn Page. You can keep up with the #WPDiversity announcements on the 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. Twitter and Facebook accounts.

Agenda

We have a number of collaborations to work on at this week’s Global Marketing Meeting on Wednesday 25 November 2020 at 14:00 UTC in the #Marketing channel on Slack. This will be followed by our dev Marcomms task group working on questions and answers after the main meeting at 15:30 UTC.

  1. Welcome
  2. Introduction to new people who have joined the channel during this previous week
  3. Link to meeting notes and actions / task updates from last week
  4. Celebrating significant achievements and updates
  5. Collaborations will be segmented into three task group on the day
    • Month in WordPress marketing support
    • Training/ Learn WordPress related
    • WordPress 5.6 social media and marcomms additional support (Please read the 5.6 Field Guide and dev notes before the collaborations as it will help to get a better understanding of the release which will help draft social media posts)
  6. Update on forthcoming meetings and Staying Connected socials
  7. Collaboration on 5.6 (from approximately 15:15)
  8. Collaboration – actions team (if you would like to shadow or get involved in the project management work we do, let us know)
  9. End of weekly meeting and collaborations (resume again at devchat at 20:00 UTC for those involved in Release 5.6)

Where I can find other information?

Updates on other tasks and previous meeting notes are in our Google doc. The link is shared in the meeting and is pinned in our Slack channel. Summaries are being posted on the blog, access has recently been re-established to enable this.

WordPress Quarter 3 2020 Update

Forthcoming diary dates

If you need 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 language support to participate in any of our work and meetings, please let one of the team reps know in the marketing channel. We are keen to try and help and promote inclusion and diversity in the team.

Wednesday 25 November 2020, 14:00 UTC – Global Marketing Team Meeting. Followed by collaboration sessions from 15:30 UTC. This will be led by @webcommsat, @yvettesonneveld and @meher

Wednesday 25 November 2020, 17:00 UTC & 20:00 UTC – DevChat Meeting in Global WordPress #Core Slack channel.

Thursday 26 November 2020, Collaborations and support to community and other teams for the next Month in WordPress, Meetup Newsletters and more.

Thursday 26 November 2020, 19:30 UTC – Virtual Coffee Break, Marketing. If you need live captioning to participate, please let @OGlekler or @lmurillom know and we will use a live captioning tool.

Wednesday 2 December, 14:00 UTC – Global Marketing Team Meeting in #Marketing Slack channel. This will be led by @miker and @harryjackson1221. Followed by a collaboration session starting at 16:00 led by @webcommsat and @meher.

Wednesday 2 December 2020, 17:00 UTC & 20:00 UTC – DevChat in #Core Slack channel

Thursday 3 December 2020, 19:30 UTC – Virtual Coffee Break, Marketing.
If you need live captioning to participate, please let @OGlekler or @lmurillom know and we will use a live captioning tool.

Advance date: Wednesday 16 December 2020, 15:00 UTC – Staying Connected Poetry Event and Results from our Fun Challenge. This will take place after the main global marketing meeting that day.


WordPress 5.6 release schedule

  • Tuesday 1 December 2020 – WordPress 5.6 Release CandidateRelease Candidate A beta version of software with the potential to be a final product, which is ready to release unless significant bugs emerge. 2
  • Monday 7 December 2020 – WordPress 5.6 Release Dry run
  • Tuesday 8 December 2020 – WordPress 5.6 Release

Q&As to help promote 5.5

The Global Marketing Team is currently working on a project to support the upcoming WordPress 5.5 Release. We have been bringing together questions from developer feedback and answering them in a document for each significant feature to be introduced in the forthcoming WordPress 5.5 release.

With a group of developers and communications people in the team, we are answering questions to the following changes in WordPress 5.5, based on the available information:

  • Lazy loading
  • Auto-update for plugins and themes 
  • jQuery
  • Image editor
  • XML sitemaps
  • GutenbergGutenberg The Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/ update
  • BlockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. directory repository

If you want to help with these topics or want to contribute, join the #marketing channel or reach out directly to the following people in 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/.: @nullbyte, @vimes1984, @webcommsat

Please be aware that there has already been significant work into the documents in a tight timescale, and we might not be able to include your ideas at this stage. Reach out to us first before you put work into these topics.

The final documents will be handed over to the documentation team to publish them on the developer hub.

We will be working on a end-user centred Q&A after the developer one, incorporating typical questions as users start to use the latest release and its features.

#5-5

Support for new contributors to marketing

WCEU 2020 logo
WCEU 2020

In the run up to 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. Europe 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/. 2020, the Marketing Team will be running support and onboarding sessions. We’ve also made a video to help attendees sign-up for some of the tools ahead of the day.

The event for WordPress contributors at WCEU will take place on Thursday 4 June 2020. Tickets for the contributor event went live today on the WCEU 2020 website.

Onboarding support is a way for newer contributors to discover the 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. WordPress project and its Marketing Team, learn about the tools used and find ways to get involved. The support sessions will include help to:

  • create a 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/ ID (video also available below)
  • set up 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/., update your profile and join the Make WordPress Marketing channel. Slack is an instant messaging and collaboration tool used by the teams that ‘make’ WordPress
  • set up a Google username you would like to use for contributing to the project
  • use Google Docs collaboratively

During every Marketing Team weekly meetings there is an opportunity to welcome new contributors and to help them get started. The global Marketing Team meets on Wednesdays at 14:00 UTC in #Slack. Attendees who would like to contribute to the marketing area at WordCamp Europe (WCEU) are also welcome to come along.

More resources to help you get started using the tools in the Marketing Team Handbook.

Come and meet the Marketing Team sessions

You can join these informal, onboarding support sessions on:

  • (Monday 11 May 2020, 19:30 UTC)
  • (Tuesday 12 May 2020, 15:00 UTC)
  • Monday 25 May 2020, 19:30 UTC
  • Tuesday 26 May 2020, 15:00 UTC
  • Wednesday 3 June 2020, 14:00 UTC – usual Marketing Team meeting held on Slack
    • this will focus on any remaining support needed to help WCEU Contributor Day attendees and final preparations With volunteers. Event attendees will be welcome to join too
  • Wednesday 3 June 2020, 15:00 – 15:30 UTC – online meeting for volunteers/ those supporting marketing team onboarding at WCEU. This will be held on Zoom.

Videos to help you set up WordPress.org and Slack ID

Who can come to these sessions?

These help sessions will be aimed at:

  • WCEU Contributor Day attendees who would like to contribute to the project’s Marketing Team
  • individuals who have recently joined the team – this is not limited to those who will be going to WCEU
  • longer term contributors who would like a refresher on the tools
  • more experienced contributors who want to help others who are new to the team

It will be a great way to come and meet team members.

There will be a sign-up list for each session to help us plan volunteer numbers and the use of video conferencing tools. This will also help us prepare assistance on particular tools.

As with all contributing events, we want to help make the WCEU Contributor Day experience positive and useful. We’re building on the set up we have used for other contributor events and feedback. This blog will be updated as the team has more details.

How do I offer to help with onboarding?

If you are an existing marketing contributor, please do connect with me or in the #marketing channel on Slack. As this year’s WCEU Contributor Day will run for five hours online, we will need to do more support on tools in advance. We’re keen to welcome even more team members to assist with this. You don’t need to be active on current tasks to help with onboarding, just experienced with helping others set up the tools we use.

Useful resources

We will add to this in the coming week.

Discover why contributing to WordPress benefits everyone

Contributor, WordPress Jargon glossary

Updates from the Marketing Team (22 April 2020)

How individuals contributed to the WordPress.org Marketing, WCEU 2019

Why your company should consider contributing to WordPress

#contributor-day #WCEU

#wceu-2020

Notes: Global Marketing meeting 18 November 2020

Introduction

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

Attendees Slack Thread: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C0GKJ7TFA/p1605708283424600

Meeting Notes

A big thanks to @chaion07 for contributing to drafting last week’s meeting notes. Note: Please review and add comments in suggestion mode – link in the Slack.

For this week’s meeting, @meher will be doing notes, for next week it is @YashwardhanRana, and the week of 2 December, it is @maedahbatool.

How can I help?

You can volunteer to be one of our notetakers for future meetings. We currently have a rota. Please note that the initial draft is needed by Friday 17.00 UTC each week to help with actions and follow-ups that might be needed.

Welcoming new contributors

New Attendees Welcome Thread: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C0GKJ7TFA/p1605708526438400

How can I start?

Whether you’re a new contributor or have been with the team for a while, please do follow our team’s page on LinkedIn and on YouTube

If you like to find a project to work on, these tasks are worth checking out:

  • drafting social media posts to help promote online WordPress meetups
  • drafting social media posts to support the diverse speaker workshops

Tasks, Working Groups, and Team Celebration

Celebrations Thread

It’s time to celebrate and thank everyone for all their efforts during the last week.

November continues to be a very busy time in the Marketing Team with requests for help and joint working with other teams and to support the 5.6 release. We have lots of ways new contributors can get involved from helping to draft social media posts for campaigns to research, and from creating marketing personas to providing input into questions and answers for WordPress user-facing content. 

Thanks to @nalininonstopnewsuk and @webcommsat for monitoring and helping in all these areas.

Task Updates

Dev Chat times and promotions

Update from coordinating team members: @webcommsat

TrelloTrello Project management system using the concepts of boards and cards to organize tasks in a sane way. This is what the make.wordpress.com/marketing team uses for example: https://trello.com/b/8UGHVBu8/wp-marketing. card: https://trello.com/c/gx9fy1z7 

  • DevChat and its two session times have been promoted in the November 2020 Meetup Newsletter
  • DevChat and the 5:00 UTC and 20:00 UTC sessions continue to be promoted  in the Marketing Team agendas and diary dates, for example,
  • Team members @webcommsat, @meher, @OGlekler and @nalininonstopnewsuk met with @thewebprincess last month on messaging and promotions. The members are promoting the times and gathering feedback from a number of routes on information that would help people take part / better understand what devchat does.
  • Space has been requested for promoting the two devchats in the next edition of Month in WordPress 
  • Start on the more targeted social media promotions to tie in with the 5.7 start and to gather interest in devchat and releases in general. A marketing team collaboration will take place on 25 November 2020.
  • Follow up has also been sent to @francina on the progress of two coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. posts which will be promoted through the Questions and Answers: release co-ordinators and component maintainers. 

How can I help?

Attend the Marketing meeting and Collaboration next Wednesday. We hope you will be involved. If you are interested in collaborating this in the run up to next week’s meeting, please contact @webcommsat.

Polyglots Personas

Update from: @webcommsat 

There is a group working on the Polyglots personas and our new contributor @herculespekkas has joined the members working on this area. 

WordPress Online Meetups promotions for November 2020

Update from co-ordinating team member: @lmurillom

We have the promotion drafting spreadsheet updated until the end of November. We also responded to requests to promote the Mega Meetup (which is today) in addition to the weekly roundup post on LinkedIn. 

Please like and share our weekly LinkedIn post on some of the official WordPress Meetups taking place this week.  

Diverse speaker training working group promotions for November 2020

Update from co-ordinating team member: @lmurillom

Trello Card: https://trello.com/c/eNghs0YZ 

The Intermediate public speaking online workshops are taking place this week! 17 November 2020 at 18:00 UTC.

On Thursday 19 November 2020 at 18.00 UTC there is a special ‘Story-telling for tech talks’ workshop.  

Please highlight these posts and share them with your relevant networks for these posts and engage with them. 

How can I help?

You can help amplify the social media promotions by following and retweeting/ sharing our posts which can be found on the WordPress Marketing Team’s LinkedIn page, and in other channels – search #OnlineWPMeetup.  

Staying Connected Events and Activities

The Marketing Team Calendar

Update from coordinating team member: @meher and @oglekler

  • Staying Connected Poetry Event and Results from our Fun Challenge will be announced on Wednesday 16 December 2020, 15:00 UTC.
    This will take place after the main global marketing meeting that day.
    If you have not yet submitted your Poetry, no issues, you are still welcome to come and join us and also recite your poem.

Collaboration

Learn WordPress Promotion Planning

Task: Work on social media posts encouraging people to submit per-recorded and video workshops. 

Led by:  @webcommsat @courane01

https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C0GKJ7TFA/p1605710536473800

5.6 Q&As

Task: Work on the Dev and Non-Dev Question and Answers for WordPress 5.6. 

Led by: @webcommsat  

Update on this will be posted on GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ later next week.

Diary Dates

If you need 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 language support to participate in any of our work and meetings, please let one of the team reps know in the marketing channel. We are keen to try and help and promote inclusion and diversity in the team.

  • Wednesday 18 November 2020, 20:00 UTC – DevChat Meeting in Global WordPress #core Slack channel.
  • Thursday 19 November 2020, Collaborations and support to community and other teams for the Meetup Newsletter for November 2020
  • Thursday 19 November 2020, 19:30 UTC – Virtual Coffee Break, Marketing. 
    If you need live captioning to participate, please let @OGlekler or @lmurillom know and we will use a live captioning tool.
  • Wednesday 25 November, 14:00 UTC – Global Marketing Team Meeting in #Marketing Slack channel. Followed by collaboration sessions.
  • Wednesday 25 November 2020, 17:00 UTC & 20:00 UTC – DevChat in #Core Slack channel
  • Thursday 26 November 2020, 19:30 UTC – Virtual Coffee Break, Marketing.
    If you need live captioning to participate, please let @OGlekler or @lmurillom know and we will use a live captioning tool.
  • Advance date: Wednesday 16 December 2020, 15:00 UTC – Staying Connected Poetry Event and Results from our Fun Challenge. This will take place after the main global marketing meeting that day.

WordPress 5.6 Release Schedule

  • Tuesday 1 December 2020 – WordPress 5.6 Release CandidateRelease Candidate A beta version of software with the potential to be a final product, which is ready to release unless significant bugs emerge. 2
  • Monday 7 December 2020 – WordPress 5.6 Release Dry run
  • Tuesday 8 December 2020 – WordPress 5.6 Release

Next Meeting

Wednesday 25 November 2020, 14:00 UTC, in the Marketing Channel on Make WordPress Slack. 

Thank you everyone who has joined, attended, and updated the meeting, or contributed asynchronously in the last few days. 

How to get started?

If you were in the Marketing Team meeting and would like some extra help to get started to contribute to the project, contact @maedahbatool to get information about the next New Contributors Onboarding meeting.

#training

Agenda: Global Marketing Team Meeting 18 November 2020

What are we working on?

November continues to be a very busy time in the Marketing Team with requests for help and joint working with other teams and to support the 5.6 release. We have lots of ways new contributors can get involved from helping to draft social media posts for campaigns to research, and from creating marketing personas to providing input into questions and answers for WordPress user-facing content.

Many thanks to the amazing contributors who have worked on supporting the Meetup Newsletter, the Month in WordPress, Diverse Speaker Training Workshops, 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. event promotions, 5.6, the Learn WordPress platform, the Training Team, Polyglot-related communications / survey / WordPress Translation Day and much more during the last two weeks.

A weekly highlight of WordPress Meetup events and more news can be found on the Marketing team LinkedIn Page. You can keep up with the #WPDiversity announcements on the 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. Twitter and Facebook accounts.

Agenda

We have a number of collaborations to work on at this week’s Global Marketing Meeting on Wednesday 18 November 2020 at 14:00 UTC in the #Marketing channel on SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/.. This will be followed by our dev Marcomms task group working on questions and answers after the main meeting at 15:30 UTC.

  1. Welcome
  2. Introduction to new people who have joined the channel during this previous week
  3. Link to meeting notes and actions / task updates from last week
  4. Celebrating significant achievements
  5. Collaborations will be segmented into two teams on the day (a) polyglots-related and (b) training/ Learn WordPress related
  6. Update on forthcoming meetings and Staying Connected socials
  7. Collaboration on 5.6 (from approximately 15:15)
  8. Collaboration – actions team (if you would like to shadow or get involved in the project management work we do, let us know)
  9. End of weekly meeting and collaborations (resume again at devchat at 20:00 UTC for those involved in Release 5.6)

General updates

Updates on other tasks and previous meeting notes are in our Google doc. The link is shared in the meeting and is pinned in our Slack channel. Summaries are being posted on the blog, access has recently been re-established to enable this.

Diary

If you need 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 language support to participate in any of our work and meetings, please let one of the team reps know in the marketing channel. We are keen to try and help and promote inclusion and diversity in the team.

Wednesday 18 November 2020, 14:00 UTC – Global Marketing Team Meeting. Followed by collaboration sessions from 15:30 UTC.

Wednesday 18 November 2020, 5:00 UTC & 20:00 UTC – DevChat Meeting in Global WordPress #Core Slack channel.

Thursday 19 November 2020, Collaborations and support to community and other teams for the next Month in WordPress, Meetup Newsletters and more.

Thursday 19 November 2020, 19:30 UTC – Virtual Coffee Break, Marketing. 
If you need live captioning to participate, please let @OGlekler or @lmurillom know and we will use a live captioning tool.

Wednesday 25 November, 14:00 UTC – Global Marketing Team Meeting in #Marketing Slack channel. Followed by collaboration sessions.

Wednesday 25 November 2020, 5:00 UTC & 20:00 UTC – DevChat in #Core Slack channel

Thursday 26 November 2020, 19:30 UTC – Virtual Coffee Break, Marketing.
If you need live captioning to participate, please let @OGlekler or @lmurillom know and we will use a live captioning tool.

Advance date: Wednesday 16 December 2020, 15:00 UTC – Staying Connected Poetry Event and Results from our Fun Challenge. This will take place after the main global marketing meeting that day.


WordPress 5.6 release schedule

  • Tuesday 17 November 2020 – WordPress 5.6 Release Candidate 1
  • Tuesday 1 December 2020 – WordPress 5.6 Release CandidateRelease Candidate A beta version of software with the potential to be a final product, which is ready to release unless significant bugs emerge. 2
  • Monday 7 December 2020 – WordPress 5.6 Release Dry run
  • Tuesday 8 December 2020 – WordPress 5.6 Release

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Agenda: Global Marketing Meeting 11 November 2020

[Updated 17/11/20: item in diary dates]

We have a number of collaborations to work on at this week’s Global Marketing Meeting on Wednesday 11 November 2020 at 14:00 UTC. This will be followed by our dev group working on questions and answers after the main meeting at 15:30 UTC

Agenda

  1. welcome
  2. Hello to new people in the channel from this last week
  3. Link to notes from last week
  4. Significant achievements
  5. Collaborations (a) polyglots-related and (b) training/ Learn WordPress related. (Update: extra time was spent on polyglots-related collaboration with the availability of one of the Global Polyglot Mentors)
  6. Update on forthcoming meetings and Staying Connected socials
  7. Collaboration on 5.6 (from 15:15)
  8. Collaboration – actions team (if you would like to shadow or get involved in the project management work we do, let us know)
  9. End of weekly meeting and collaborations (resume again at devchat at 20:00 UTC for those involved in Release 5.6)

General updates

Updates on other tasks and previous meeting notes are in our Google doc and the link is shared in the meeting.

Diary

If you need 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 language support to participate in any of our work and meetings, please let one of the team reps know in the marketing channel. We are keen to try and help and promote inclusion and diversity in the team.

Wednesday 11 November 2020, 14:00 UTC – Global Marketing Team Meeting. Followed by collaboration sessions from 15:30 UTC.

Wednesday 11 November 2020, 5:00 UTC & 20:00 UTC – DevChat Meeting in Global WordPress #Core 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/. channel.

Thursday 12 November 2020, Collaborations and support to community and other teams for the 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 for November 2020

Thursday 12 November 2020, 19:30 UTC – Virtual Coffee Break, Marketing. 
If you need live captioning to participate, please let @OGlekler or @marks99 know and we will use an appropriate tool for live captioning.

Wednesday 18 November, 14:00 UTC – Global Marketing Team Meeting in #Marketing Slack channel. Followed by collaboration sessions.

Wednesday 18 November 2020, 5:00 UTC & 20:00 UTC – DevChat in #Core Slack channel

Thursday 19 November 2020, 19:30 UTC – Virtual Coffee Break, Marketing.
If you need live captioning to participate, please let @OGlekler or @marks99 know and we will use an appropriate tool for live captioning.


WordPress 5.6 release schedule

  • Tuesday 17 November – WordPress 5.6 Release CandidateRelease Candidate A beta version of software with the potential to be a final product, which is ready to release unless significant bugs emerge. 1
  • Wednesday 2 December – WordPress 5.6 Release Candidate 2
  • Monday 7 December – WordPress 5.6 Release Dry run
  • Tuesday 8 December – WordPress 5.6 Release

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Agenda: Global Marketing Team 28 October 2020

During this week’s marketing meeting, we will be working on some copy elements for the WordPress 5.6 About page. If you would like to participate, please read through the following documents to prepare:

General updates

Updates on other tasks and previous meeting notes are in our Google doc and the link is shared in the meeting. Members of our action group will update this blog with summaries of our previous notes as soon as we can can resolve a technical issue.

Diary

If you need 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 language support to participate in any of our work and meetings, please let one of the team reps know in the marketing channel. We are keen to try and help and promote inclusion and diversity in the team.

Wednesday 28 October 2020, 14:00 UTC – Global Marketing Team Meeting. Followed by collaboration sessions from 15:15 UTC.

Wednesday 28 October 2020, 5:00 UTC & 20:00 UTC – DevChat Meeting in Global WordPress #Core 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/. channel.

Thursday 29 October 202018:30 UTC – Around the World Quiz

Quiz form registration link http://bit.ly/Oct2020Quiz

Thursday 29 October 2020, 19:30 UTC – Virtual Coffee Break, Marketing.
If you need live captioning to participate, please let @OGlekler or @marks99 know and we will use an appropriate tool for live captioning.

Wednesday 4 November, 14:00 UTC – Global Marketing Team Meeting in #Marketing Slack channel. Followed by collaboration sessions.

Wednesday 4 November 2020, 5:00 UTC & 20:00 UTC – DevChat in #Core Slack channel

Thursday 5 November 2020, 19:30 UTC – Virtual Coffee Break, Marketing.
If you need live captioning to participate, please let @OGlekler or @marks99 know and we will use an appropriate tool for live captioning.


WordPress 5.6 release schedule

  • Tuesday 20 October – WordPress 5.6 BetaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. release 1
  • Tuesday 27 October – WordPress 5.6 Beta release 2
  • Monday 1 November – WordPress 5.6 Beta release 3
  • Tuesday 10 November – WordPress 5.6 Beta release 4
  • Tuesday 17 November – WordPress 5.6 Release CandidateRelease Candidate A beta version of software with the potential to be a final product, which is ready to release unless significant bugs emerge. 1
  • Wednesday 2 December – WordPress 5.6 Release Candidate 2
  • Monday 7 December – WordPress 5.6 Release Dry run
  • Tuesday 8 December – WordPress 5.6 Release

Agenda: Global Marketing Team 20 October 2020

We will be working on the WordPress Translation Question and Answers at this week’s meeting. If you are new to marketing or are a polyglot and want to collaborate on this, you will be very welcome.

General updates

Updates on other tasks and previous meeting notes are in our Google doc and the link is shared in the meeting. Members of our action group will update this blog with summaries of our previous notes as soon as we can can resolve a technical issue.

Diary

If you need 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 language support to participate in any of our work and meetings, please let one of the team reps know in the marketing channel. We are keen to try and help and promote inclusion and diversity in the team.

Monday 19 October 2020, 18:00 UTC – 19:00 UTC  – Planning and actions meeting, with a 10 minute coffee break drop-in for team members who are available.

Tuesday 20 October 2020, 19:30 UTC – release marketing and BetaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. 1

Wednesday 21 October 2020, 14:00 UTC – Global Marketing Team Meeting. Followed by collaboration sessions from 15:15 UTC.

Wednesday 21 October 2020, 5:00 UTC & 20:00 UTC – DevChat Meeting in Global WordPress #Core 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/. channel.

Wednesday 21 October 2020, 17:00 UTC – Final Deadline For Poetry Challenge submission

Thursday 22 October 2020, 19:30 UTC – Virtual Coffee Break, Marketing.
If you need live captioning to participate, please let @OGlekler or @marks99 know and we will use an appropriate tool for live captioning.

Wednesday 28 October 2020, 14:00 UTC – Global Marketing Team Meeting in #Marketing Slack channel. Followed by collaboration sessions.

Wednesday 28 October 2020, 5:00 UTC & 20:00 UTC – DevChat in #Core Slack channel

Thursday 29 October 202018:30 UTC – Around the World Quiz

Quiz form registration link http://bit.ly/Oct2020Quiz

Followed by the Virtual Coffee Break.


WordPress 5.6 release schedule

  • Tuesday 20 October – WordPress 5.6 Beta release 1
  • Tuesday 27 October – WordPress 5.6 Beta release 2
  • Monday 1 November – WordPress 5.6 Beta release 3
  • Tuesday 10 November – WordPress 5.6 Beta release 4
  • Tuesday 17 November – WordPress 5.6 Release CandidateRelease Candidate A beta version of software with the potential to be a final product, which is ready to release unless significant bugs emerge. 1
  • Wednesday 2 December – WordPress 5.6 Release Candidate 2
  • Monday 7 December – WordPress 5.6 Release Dry run
  • Tuesday 8 December – WordPress 5.6 Release

Agenda: Global Marketing Team 14 October 2020

📆 Today at the global marketing team meeting at 14:00 UTC, we will be devoting the first 45 minutes to a collaboration on the Learn WordPress platform. A working group has been liaising with the community and training teams for a few weeks and held some marketing and communications sessions. We have also been promoting key aspects.

A reminder to everyone who expressed interest in getting involved in the last few weeks to come along today and to those who are new, you are very welcome.

Links to the background
Learn WordPress

Organize Learn WordPress discussion groups for your WordPress Meetup


Update on Learn WordPress (August 2020)

General updates

Updates on other tasks are in our Google doc shared in the meeting and we will highlight these in more detail next week.

The video conferencing collaboration today will be on the WordPress Translation Celebrations at 15:15 UTC. Come and help us with the packages.

Diary

If you need 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 language support to participate in any of our work and meetings, please let one of the team reps know in the marketing channel. We are keen to try and help and promote inclusion and diversity in the team.

Thursday 15 October 2020, 19:30 UTC – Virtual Coffee Break on video conferencing. If you need live captioning to participate, please let @OGlekler or @marks99 know and we will use an appropriate tool for live captioning.

Monday 19 October 2020, 18:00 UTC – 19:00 UTC (revised TBC) – Planning and actions meeting, with a 10 minute coffee break drop-in for team members who are available.

Wednesday 21 October 2020, 14:00 UTC – Global Marketing Team Meeting. Followed by collaboration sessions.

Wednesday 21 October 2020, 5:00 UTC & 20:00 UTC – DevChat Meeting in Global WordPress #Core 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/. channel.

Wednesday 21 October 2020, 17:00 UTC – Final Deadline For Poetry Challenge submission

Thursday 22 October 2020, 19:30 UTC – Virtual Coffee Break, Marketing

Wednesday 28 October 2020, 14:00 UTC – Global Marketing Team Meeting in #Marketing Slack channel. Followed by collaboration sessions.

Wednesday 28 October 2020, 5:00 UTC & 20:00 UTC – DevChat in #Core Slack channel

Thursday 29 October 2020, 18:30 UTC – Around the World Quiz

Quiz form registration link http://bit.ly/Oct2020Quiz

Followed by the Virtual Coffee Break.


WordPress 5.6 release schedule

  • Tuesday 20 October – WordPress 5.6 BetaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. release 1
  • Tuesday 27 October – WordPress 5.6 Beta release 2
  • Monday 1 November – WordPress 5.6 Beta release 3
  • Tuesday 10 November – WordPress 5.6 Beta release 4
  • Tuesday 17 November – WordPress 5.6 Release CandidateRelease Candidate A beta version of software with the potential to be a final product, which is ready to release unless significant bugs emerge. 1
  • Wednesday 2 December – WordPress 5.6 Release Candidate 2
  • Monday 7 December – WordPress 5.6 Release Dry run
  • Tuesday 8 December – WordPress 5.6 Release

Agenda: Global Marketing Team Meeting 7 October 2020

Next meeting

The next meeting will take place on Wednesday 7 October 2020 at 14:00 UTC in the Global 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/. #marketing channel.

If you are reading this agenda on another website and not the make.wordpress.org, please note that we may not be aware of any responses or offers to contribute you make on other sites. 

If you are reading this from promotion in other Make Teams or are not yet active in the Marketing Team, there are details below of how you can get involved.

Agenda

In response to feedback, testing, and in trying to continue to make contributing more inclusive, we now include:

  • how you can get involved with particular tasks within the agenda on the Marketing blog
  • this and our other measures are aimed at helping people contribute async due to their timezone or other schedules, and 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) during the meeting
  • enable us to cover even more items during the weekly meeting and collaborations
  • provide a clear sign-post for new contributors and those coming back to the team after a break, and highlight the wide range of activities
  • enables other teams to get involved with, support and request help more easily
  • Thanks for all the feedback. Abha

Introductions and review of notes

  1. Welcome
  2. Attendance
    We encourage asynchronous contributions in Slack for the 48 hours after a meeting (until 14:00 UTC on Fridays) to help with different timezones.
  3. A special welcome to new attendees
  4. Link to notes (including a review of draft summaries and actions in the Google document – thanks to @lmurillom and @meher for working on last week’s notes and the actions group for the follow-ups). 
  5. Quick peek into our daily lives

Task, working groups and team celebration

6. Celebration time – let’s celebrate our WordPress Marketing accomplishments! 

This is where we also include highlights from what team members have been doing related to marketing in the WordPress community.

Updates on tasks with deadlines in the next six weeks

7. International Day of Translation update

Plans can be found at: https://make.wordpress.org/polyglots/2020/09/09/lets-celebrate-international-translation-day-together/

Resources: Recording of the livestream of 30 September on YouTube.

Interviews and onboarding videos are being added to the channel. They will move to WordPress.tv later in the year.

Get involved: additional marketing and communications support is urgently needed to assist polyglots, reply in the Slack thread, below or initially contact @meher In the main marketing channel. To get involved with onboarding videos, contact @OGlekler in the channel.

8. WordPress Learn Platform update

9. WordPress Meetups promotions for October & November 2020

Update from team member: @lmurillom

Get involved: You can help amplify the social media promotions by retweeting/ sharing our posts which can be found on the WordPress Marketing Team’s LinkedIn page, and in other channels – search #OnlineWPMeetup . In the future, we will also be using the #OnlineWPMeetupNews to help 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. organizers who have replied to our survey. We will be continuing to work with @HariShankar on this in the community team.

Can you help with this curation and writing task? Contact @lmurillom on the Global WordPress #Marketing Slack channel.

10. Sustainability marketing/ promotion to WordCamps and Meetups update

Nothing further to report, waiting on other teams. Thanks.

11. WordPress releases marketing resources

Update from team member: @yvettesonneveld

We have had several planning meetings regarding the WordPress 5.6 About Page and Release Post. 

If you have some understanding of WordPress releases, we would love for you to help us decide what features and benefits should be highlighted in these pieces of content. 

You can do that either as a reply to the ticket:

Go to WordPress 5.6 About Page ticket on Trac.

Because we know not everyone comfortably uses / posts on TracTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub.https://core.trac.wordpress.org/., we have also created a Google Form survey. It is quite self-explanatory

Go To survey.

Get involved: do you understand the release process, can easily explain trac tickets or are a developer with a strong interest in marketing and communications? Contact @webcommsat and @oglekler

Comment on the Marcomms form to help the planning of the About Page for 5.6 or add your suggestions directly on Trac. The deadline is xxx.

12. Diverse speaker training working group promotions for October 2020

Update from team member: @lmurillom

Get involved: Can you help amplify the social media promotions? Search #WPDiversity on the WordCamp on TwitterWordCamp Facebook and Make WordPress Marketing Team on LinkedIn, and share the messages. 

13. Staying Connected events and activities – latest diary dates

Reminder of shared calendar and how to use it: from @oglekler

Updates on socials from: @meher 

Collaborations

14. Collaboration time

  1. Video conferencing call to support collaboration on International Day of Translation tasks (from 16:00 UTC)
    We will use Google Meet with live captioning if needed, Slack,  and Google Docs. A link to the Meet session will be shared on the Slack Channel.

Any other business/ awareness of other related Make WordPress tasks

15. AOB 

You are always welcome to suggest ideas for inclusion at a future meeting to one of the team reps. Ideally by the Monday before the meeting.

The meeting will be formally closed at the end of all the collaborations sessions on Wednesday. 

Diary dates

If you need accessibility or language support to participate in any of our work and meetings, please let one of the team reps know in the marketing channel. We are keen to try and help and promote inclusion and diversity in the team.

Thursday 8 October 2020, 13:00 UTC – Learn.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/ meeting.

Thursday 8 October 2020, 19:30 UTC – Virtual Coffee Break on video conferencing. If you need live captioning to participate, please let @oglekler or @marks99 know and we will use an appropriate tool.

Monday 12 October 2020, TBA – Planning and actions meeting, with a 10 minute coffee break drop-in for team members who are available.

Tuesday 13 October 2020, 19:00 UTC – WordPress Release 5.6 Marcomms planning meeting – let us (@MaryBaum @YvetteSonneveld @webcommsat ) know if you would like to suggest anything for this meeting of those co-ordinating the marketing.

Wednesday 14 October 2020, 5:00 UTC & 20:00 UTC CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. Dev Meeting in Global WordPress #Core Slack channel.

Wednesday 14 October 2020, 14: 00 UTC – Global Marketing Team Meeting in Global WordPress #Marketing Slack channel.

Thursday 29 October 2020, Around the World Quiz – time tbc

Useful resources

#marketing-team