Share how to get involved with Make Teams with WCEU attendees

(Updated 26 May 2021 – thanks for all the materials coming in)

We are supporting the 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. Europe (WCEU) team in collating information to promote the Make Teams to a wider audience. The WCEU Contributing team is liaising with Make Teams on existing or new onboarding materials, Learn WordPress or videos to highlight to attendees at this year’s WCEU event.

This year, there will be three days for the WordCamp running from 7 to 9 June 2021. A Contributor Experience, will be spread across the entire event rather than all being focused on one single day. This is partly in response to the ongoing Covid-problems across the world, the pressure on Make Teams at this time, and to recognize the difficulties and feedback on long day online events. It is also an opportunity to do things differently and give contributing a greater presence at a major WordPress event.

How can Make Teams get involved 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. Teams, with material ready or which could be easily be put together, have been invited to submit a live workshop idea [applications now closed] for inclusion in Track 2 on the WCEU 2021 online programme.

In addition, there are opportunities to provide pre-recorded and subtitled, informal walkthroughs of team’s tools or showing how to work through easy tasks. Attendees of the event will be able to go through these resources to help them understand more about how the Teams work and which ones they might like to join. Some of the pre-recorded content could be suitable to use or adapt on Learn WordPress in the future. Putting ideas and material together for WCEU’s on-demand resources section is also great way to test out content to use in other places.

We have too much work at the moment, can our team’s onboarding materials still be shared?

Yes, of course. Work to bring materials together started with WordCamp Europe, the Marketing and other Make Teams a few years ago. We are building on this every year and sharing the knowledge with other camps and teams.

The WCEU team appreciate that not all teams’ work and content will lend itself to a live workshop for a more general audience. So there will be dedicated space on the WCEU website for resources and pre-recorded video links. Working alongside Learn WordPress, we will be highlighting materials that will be helpful to new and experienced contributors. We hope through this collaboration to bring more awareness to the free and expanding information haven. If you are not familiar with Learn WordPress and how it came about, check out the news story from its launch.

What information will be helpful?

  • Any particular areas of your team’s work you would like to highlight in the on-demand resource area at WCEU?
  • Any videos on Learn WordPress and that we could link to?
  • Pre-recorded content or resources on any other platform, eg GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner., that could be shared?
  • Confirm links to contributing materials in your handbook – we have collated some already, but know some teams are in the progress of updating these materials.
  • List of any easy tasks you have set up for contributor events (some teams were working on this last year)
  • Do you run any new contributor sessions or open office times which can be highlighted?
  • Materials from working groups are also encouraged.
  • If you have updates on materials or links to how to material for tools you use in your team, you can add them as change requests on the WordPress Contributor Day Handbook on GitHub.

Contributor stories

In partnership with the WCEU Contributing Team, we are continuing to collate short stories to promote contributors in the WordPress community and the work of the teams. If possible, we would like to be able to feature one contributor from each team on the WordCamp Europe website. These short features help to highlight the Make Teams and inspire others to connect and join.

Videos to help new contributors set up and SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at accounts

We started these for WordCamp Europe in 2020, and working with Polyglots, Community and others, the list of translations continues to increase. If you could help with a voiceover and translating the subtitles in your native language, as well as synchronizing the video files, let us know in the Marketing channel on Slack. Check out the list of videos as they are published. The list on Learn WordPress will be updated ready for WCEU.

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