Marketing Team Notes — August 21st, 2019

Today’s Meeting

Meeting Attended By: @miker, @jenblogs4u, @dhruvpandya, @Michelle Ames (she/her), @Nicky Krastev, @bseekins, @sheffie.robinson, @makewebbetter

Notes Taken By: @miker

Slack Timestamp

Marketing Schedule Updates

We will continue the bi-weekly marketing schedule for the time being. However, next week (8/28), we will have the continuation of the Marketing Strategy session, where we look at our objectives for the next year and how best to organize ourselves.

Everybody is encouraged to participate in the discussion. Please use the opportunity to brainstorm specific items, and we look forward to a lively conversation. 

Task Lead Updates

  • @miker and @jenblogs4u are organizing the Marketing tasks for the upcoming 5.3 releaseRelease A release is the distribution of the final version of an application. A software release may be either public or private and generally constitutes the initial or new generation of a new or upgraded application. A release is preceded by the distribution of alpha and then beta versions of the software.
    • @jenblogs4u is going to make a checklist for the release to ensure no steps are overlooked. 
    • We have started building up a contributor team to assist with content creation, editing, and coordinating between relevant teams. 
    • @marybaum and @abhanonstopnewsuk have both volunteered to be part of the initiative. 
    • Current estimates for the 5.3 release are:
      • 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: 23 September 2019
      • 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.: 15 October 2019
      • General Release: 12 November 2019
  • @miker showed off a WIP concept video for 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. 

The meeting wrapped up approximately 15 minutes early.