Just in case you were wondering about the upcoming Community Summit, just wanted to copy my reply to the call for participation here so it gets more visibility.
I’ve been really motivated by all the energy and contributions which have been coming out of the team and I can’t wait to see what we’ll build, but wanted to share just in case it wasn’t clear!
For the Marketing team, which is incredibly new and starting to gain momentum, we don’t have any specific conflicts or issues to resolve – please note that I’m not saying we don’t have a ton of work to do nor are there things we could be doing better – but given the focus of the Summit to focus on issues & conflicts which need in-person discussions/resolutions, it’s best if we give more room to other teams and issues this time around.
The building and doing more part of marketing will happen as usual during Contributor 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/. and in our Slack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/./weekly meetings. They’re broken down by subgroup! Please join us :slightly_smiling_face: https://make.wordpress.org/marketing/2017-slack-meeting-schedule/
With that being said, I’d LOVE it if some of the teams here could discuss how to better utilize and work with all the wonderful marketing volunteers to make marketing more part of the project flow. Marketing the Community is off to a great start & working well with the Community team, but Marketing to End Users, Marketing to Developers, and Marketing to Agencies & Clients could have more ties to groups like Training, Documentation, Core Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress., and others.