Agenda: Global Marketing Team Meeting, 3 November 2021


The meeting will start at 14:00 UTC in the marketing channel on the Make WordPress Slack. All welcome.

Link to the start of the meeting on the Marketing 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/. to help with async contribution.

What you will find in our detailed agenda:

  • more detail and links to help those who want to contribute further to the meeting in their own timezone or immediately after the meeting
  • to help provide more time in meetings for collaboration work and an easier point of reference for the links
  • to help with accessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility)
  • after the meeting, a link to the Slack meeting is added to this agenda to support asynchronous contribution
  1. Welcome
  2. (i) Who is with us? (ii) Welcoming new people, returners and visitors to the channel
    Get involved information
    Setting up Make WordPress Slack and WordPress.org accounts
  3. Follow-ups, note taker recruitment, actions
    a) Notes from previous meetings for review
    b) Admin recruitment – Would you like to help source the weekly agenda links and information from other teams.
    It is a great way to get to know what’s happening in the project.
    c) Notetakers for coming weeks – join our group of contributors taking part in producing notes and updates
    c) GitHub – sessions on how to use this and to help those writing the how to material/ wiki are being planned.
    The next practical session will be GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can 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. https://github.com/: we are looking for a new date as the previous one clashed one school holidays and the changes with daylight saving. A new poll for a replacement date will be shared.] Please sign-up to help with training planning. This session is hoped to be focused on those new to using GitHub. You will need a GitHub account set up and available to use in the online video session. Please feel free just to get stuck in if you are comfortable and to let us know on dates.
  4. Updates relating to other Make Teams
    • CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress.-related items (including releases, FSE, 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. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/)
    • Community-related items involving the Marketing team
      • WPDiversity
      • Month in WordPress, October 2021
      • MeetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on meetup.com will help you find options in your area. Organizer newsletter, November 2021
    • Training Team, cross-working with Marketing and Learn.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/
      • Feedback/ promotions requests
      • sprint is planned on November 10-12 to explore a dedicated volunteer program for the Training team, similar to the Deputy program in the Community Team – comments from the Marketing and Community collaboration have been shared on this post. This program is similar to Community Team’s deputies, but specific to the needs of LearnWP.
      • Proposal: Ensuring high-quality video contributions to Learn WordPress  – who can create courses, record well produced and high quality videos? – this has now closed and summary from the collaboration shared.
  5. Collaboration/ Discussion
    • Team reps nominations post
    • Next update post
    • Learn WordPress social media drafting on new lesson plans etc. We will be continuing the work on this. New contributors welcome.
    • Reaching extenders: test PHPPHP PHP (recursive acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor) is a widely-used open source general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for web development and can be embedded into HTML. http://php.net/manual/en/intro-whatis.php. changes. We will be discussing how to best help extenders make their test suites compatible with the modernization of the WordPress Core PHP Test Suites and drafting potential communications/ social copy. Link to working document in Slack.
  6. Any other Marketing Team business
    • People of WordPress – October 2021’s feature on WordPress and e-commerce specialist Ronald Gijsel
    • Social Media Promotions
  7. Diary Dates

Help during meetings

If you need accessibility or language support to participate in any of our work and meetings, please let one of the team reps know in the marketing channel on Slack. We will try and find ways to help. We are keen to continue to try and help and promote inclusion and diversity in the team.

Weekly agenda planning

Does your Make Team have an item that needs action or input from Marketing? We are working on a new form to help teams log forthcoming interview requests.

Volunteer to help in the agenda preparation in the Make WordPress Marketing Slack.
Follow agenda planning and other tasks as we add them to Rolling Tasks board in the Marketing Team’s GitHub.

Thanks to @yvettesonneveld, @meher, @nalininonstopnewsuk, and @webcommsat for contributions to the agenda and links this week.

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