The Marketing team promotes WordPress to current and future users and contributors. We create and amplify campaigns to support the growth of the WordPress project.
Notes Taken By: @harryjackson1221
Announcement from @joostdevalk
We are changing the time of the weekly meeting to 7AM PST, or 15:00 GMT.
We began the meeting by discussing the team process, and the time of our weekly meetings.
The main point of the article is that the meetings are for reporting, and not mandatory for team members to attend. We are using the channel for discussions, and when they lead to decisions, we are going to be posting them on the make.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//marketing blog.
All of the team reps for Marketing will have editorial access moving forward. This way, when we post updates for the team, anyone has the opportunity to chime in via the comments, and it is easier for people to keep track of the team’s movement.
Celebrations This Week
- @joostdevtalk shared that https://wordpress.org/about/roadmap/ has now been updated, and https://wordpress.org/about/history/ has had its first iteration (moved the version history there from the roadmap page).
- https://wordpress.org/about/testimonials/ is now working again and https://wordpress.org/about/features/ will be updated later today or tomorrow, the new copy for that is completed.
- We published a blog post @abhanonstopnewsuk wrote outlining ways peopple can become part of the WordPress community https://make.wordpress.org/marketing/2019/01/17/so-many-ways-to-be-part-of-the-wordpress-community/
Task Lead Updates
A Short History of WordPress:
- @jenblogs4u has added a draft doc to that card so anyone can comment/edit.
- @maedahbatool is going to look over the draft in the coming week, and provide editorial support.
- @joostdevalk is going to share a blog post about some changes we see needed for the Showcase (https://wordpress.org/showcase/) to make it a bit more modern, and allow our case studies to be a part of that. @harryjackson1221 is super interested in contributing to this effort, and anyone else that wants to be in those discussions can do so in the 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, as well as in the comments here.
- @joostdevalk is planning on attending the #design meeting later today and asking for help, and we want to get this project moving fast. The target date for this update is the end of February.
- We also talked about creating a 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 for this, but it was decided that a small working group with resources and a project manager will be capable of getting the job done in a better fashion. So far, @harryjackson1221, @michelleames, @meher, @abhanonstopnewsuk have all showed interest in contributing to this project.
New Business Thread
One of the first changes @joostdevtalk has started implementing is removing the mentions of us being an all volunteer team. Yoast has decided to donate 50% of @siobhanseija’s working hours to coordinate the work being done on this team. While that does not mean that involvement as a volunteer is any less appreciated, but it is simply no longer true of this particular team and we feel it is best to not misrepresent moving forward.
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. Zaragoda 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/.
We will be supporting the marketing efforts at WordCamp Zaragoda Contributor Day this weekend. @abha will post a link in Slack by Friday if anyone is around to welcome and support the group. We may need to support some access to Trello and other tools during the onboarding process. Thanks to @Priscilla Bocage who will be marketing on site.