Notes: Global Marketing Meeting, 02 February 2022

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Meeting Notes

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Notes should follow this general template and be completed (and shared) for publishing on this blog within a few days following the meeting, ideally by Friday. This provides ample opportunity for contributors to provide comments and updates ahead of the next meeting.

Note-taker rotation:

  • 09 February 2022 – Santana Innis
  • 16 February 2022 – Ugyen Dorji
  • 23 February 2022 – Jonathan Pantani
  • 02 March 2022 – TBD
  • 09 March 2022 – TBD
  • 16 March 2022 – TBD
  • 23 March 2022 – TBD
  • 30 March 2022 – TBD

1. Welcome & Introductions

These summary notes focus on key items and actions from the meeting and assist with an asynchronous contribution to the Global Marketing Team. For those unable to attend a meeting due to timezone issues please do join the discussion threads after the meeting via Slack, or add your comments to this post.

2. Participants & How to Contribute

3. Notes from the Last Meeting

4. Project Updates

  1. Social Media
  2. WordPress 5.9
  3. LearnWP
  4. Newsletter
    • The Meetup Organizer Newsletter and Polyglots Newsletter continue to perform well.
  5. People of WordPress
    • The January edition has been postponed due to the changes in the release schedule, and is hoped to be out very soon.
    • Can everyone working on other months’ editions can you please share on the 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. card for that week.
    • Thank you to @webcommsat, @marybaum, @hellofromtonya, @cbringmann, @meher, @martinezreyes, who have been helping bring the interviews and images together too. 
  6. GitHub
    • Part of our GitHub has moved over to the WordPress organization umbrella. Thanks to @abhanonstopnewsuk, @meher, @vimes1984, and @Chloé Bringmann who have been working on this. It has been a lot of work the last few weeks and with the new release overlapping. We needed to move some of the materials overdue to the release and Learn WordPress to avoid the links breaking.
    • So bear with us as we work through the migrationMigration Moving the code, database and media files for a website site from one server to another. Most typically done when changing hosting companies.. Some of the combinations of the repos have not worked and this is being managed to resolve.
    • We have a couple of issues that GitHub itself needs to assist with as some of our boards can not be updated in the new WordPress organization due to the new projects board GitHub is trialing.
    • The training team is migrating to GitHub from 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: as well.
    • The Docs team recently migrated from Trello to GitHub/are in the process of migrating.
  7. WordCamp EU 22
    • The team has been asked for whether it will be able to support a marketing table at this year’s 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. in 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 in Porto, Portugal in June. Please share with the team if you will be attending contributor day.
  8. WP Diversity
    • New events will be coming out and we will be updating the documents on how we support the WPDiversity team.
    • If you are interested in helping with this, please reach out to @nalininonstopnewsuk.

5. Open Floor

6. Team Rep Updates

7. Calendar & Upcoming Events

  • Google Calendar with meetings, collaborations, and social activities  
  • If you are using Microsoft Outlook, follow this guide to embed Team’s Calendar in your own calendar
  • If you have difficulties or a need to embed our calendar into other tools, please reach out via the Marketing Slack channel.
  • Upcoming Diary Dates are in this dedicated post.
  • Our next meeting willl take place on Wednesday 09 February 2022 @ 15:00 UTC
  • To get on the agenda, please visit our Slack and share your post, or leave a comment on these notes.

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