Marketing Team Contributor Day 2017 Recap

Marketing Team Contributor Day 2017 Recap

Our vision for the Marketing Team is to be the go-to resource for strategy and content for other WordPress teams.

We were excited to have a well-attended group of people who were enthusiastic about marketing. Multiple people mentioned this was their first 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. and their first 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 There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. They were so elated to be part of the community making WordPress. It was amazing to see so many people new to the community step up and become part of the new generation of Contributors.

We worked on fresh copy for the German Community called CMS Garden, which is an 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. advocacy group publication encouraging developers and users to explore WordPress as their CMS of choice to meet their business goals. We’re excited to help them improve copy and have begun work on a press kit.

Another team has started to collaborate with the TV team on a video project. They are interviewing people about their 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. User Testing experiences. This marketing effort will help the Gutenberg project gain support throughout the entire WordPress community.

We use TrelloTrello Project management system using the concepts of boards and cards to organize tasks in a sane way. This is what the team uses for example: to project manage and are happy to have added ten new projects to our in-progress list including Contributor Day email copy, public policy guide for governments, and promoting the donation page for the WordPress Foundation. We’re so proud to have added over 20 new contributors to the Marketing Team and look forward to a brighter future together!