Marketing Trello / WCUS Internal Recap from @McDwayne

Dwayne McDaniel gives an update on the progress post-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., a recap of our revised vision, and current state of our tasks.

We got a LOT of stuff done this weekend for WCUS Contributor Day. (Slack Timestamp)

One of the biggest changes we made was simplifying into one team again, removing the idea of the subgroups. As a result we merged all the 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: boards (except Marketing MetaMeta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress. for now) into a single board. This “new board” lives here.

We did a list scrub after the event.

Don’t worry; we did not delete a single card or anything.

However we moved a LOT of old cards into either Wish List (for things no one has ever touched after card creation) and into the new Backlog/Stalled Projects list.

The qualification for the move into those lists was a card had no new comments or evidence of ongoing effort for the last 90 days.

If a card was moved in error, let’s move it back. If a card needs revamped as we move forward to better serve our new collective vision of being the copy and marketing strategy resource armada of the whole WP community, then let’s make that happen! Again, nothing was deleted.

So, the numbers as they stand at the moment for cards per list:

  • To Do = 3 cards
  • In Progress = 10 cards (all actively being worked in last 90 days)
  • Need Approval = 4 cards
  • Done! = 23 cards (WOOT!!!! This is an incredible number! Thank you)
  • Wish List = 17 cards
  • Backlog/Stalled Projects = 18 cards

That is a lot of cards, and for the first time since we moved to Trello, they are all transparently in one board for us to contemplate and act on.

Also, we have added a new board, just for onboarding new folks! it is called First Time Here, and it is located here.

This is specifically designed as a tutorial/testing area for people new to the team. Once you get Trello access, this will serve as a guide for how the boards work in general and give a ‘safe space’ to experiment as they are ramping up.

We acknowledge that these rather large moves were not well communicated before Sunday. Sorry to anyone who’s email box got flooded by card movement announcements. Moving ahead, now that we are consolidated it is going to be much easier to communicate and appreciate all the support we have gotten as we enter the next phase of making this community awesome with our combined skills.

Thank you for making WordPress. Let’s make it ever better by providing marketing copy and resources to our fellow WordPressers.

Hope to see you on Wednesdays at the slackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at meeting.