Notes: Global Marketing Team – 2 March 2022

(Links/ tags updated March 23, 2022 @nalininonstopnewsuk)

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1. Welcome, Introduction

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 for whatever reason please join the discussion threads after the meeting and send your updates there.

2. Getting To Know Each Other

  1. Meeting attendees can be viewed via this Slack Thread with WordPress IDs
  2. Social question of the week: “What is your favourite flower? Please share something about it too. Let us enjoy beautiful flowers together.” You can add your response and read what other participants shared via this Slack thread (link). 

3. Notes from The Last Meeting

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4. Projects and Task Updates

Here are the outlined updates:

4a)  People of WordPress

Updates via @eidolonnight

Slack Thread Link 

4b) 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. Updates and links

Updates via @lmurillom (from @nalininonstopnewsuk)

Slack Thread Link 

  • The team’s new GitHub main marketing board is active with everything in one location.
  • There continues to be a lot of work done on GitHub and tickets updated and closed. Please add your updates to any cards you are working on. @lmurillom could you share the link to the new Marketing GitHub card. “A standardization of labels linked to other teams is also being done. Please reply in this thread and include my tag @nalininonstopnewsuk if you want to help with that. A few new contributors have offered to help with some of the documentation too. Still time to volunteer for this.
  • When helping with Documentation for wikis, be sure to add step by step information for non-tech people in the team, screenshots and/or little video screen recordings. The Marketing GitHub is here:

5. Important Dates

Updates via @eidolonnight

Slack Thread Link 

  • Our next Coffee break will be: Thursday, 10 March 2022 at 18:30/6.30pm UTC
  • This bi-weekly social hour is held by the Make Marketing team for all WordPress Marketing contributors, and occasional guests. Stop by and meet some of the friendly faces marketing WordPress.
  • Check out the Google Calendar with meetings, collaborations and social activities  
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  • Important upcoming dates are in this dedicated post.
  • The global marketing meeting will continue to take place on Wednesdays at 15:00 UTC going forward. If you are unable to make the meeting live due to your timezone, you are very welcome to contribute to it asynchronously.

6. Open Floor

Slack Thread Link

  • @webcommsat: Request from WCEU 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. team on how many people the team would estimate would be at the event. I was asked to lead the table but am unlikely to be in Porto. The team will need a couple of volunteers on the day based on previous years – would recommend three from experience. 
    • @webcommsat will help where she can by pulling previous years info. At the moment it looks like the day will be kept quite simple, so not as much work for teams and reps.
    • @webcommsat has suggested from previous experience, it would be useful if volunteers are able to help others get started and take part:
      • Be able to introduce them to the basics of and contributing to marketing, how the team works, how they can get involved
      • Be familiar with how to set up a Slack account and profile (even if there is a desk to help with this on the day, you will still get lots of people wanting extra help with this on the marketing table, or unsure how to use Slacks
      • If you are going to run the session focused on one or two particular tasks, then volunteers will need to be familiar with that task so they can help people get involved with it, especially anyone new, needing access support, or for whom English is not their first language
      • A large part of preparation will be about what tasks you intend to do on the day and how long you have. The timetable is not out as yet, so you will need this to have a better idea of what time you will have with contributors
      • Table volunteers for marketing tend to have a better time if they are familiar with how the WP community contributes together in open source and have been contributing for a while as there tends to be lots of questions from new people and those wanting to look at what the team does. In 2019, we had about 10 people on a table and filled more than 3 tables during the day. We also had some live links with people who could not travel. Numbers may not be as high this year and unsure about how social distancing will be done (if at all). It looks like it will be a more limited version of previous contributor days due to the current situation. For 2019, we had a lot planned and covered an entire day and other days in the conference, as we did for The 2019 plan, 2020 and 2021 too.
      • Have an intro ready for what the marketing team does. As this is changing at the moment, suggest this will be important. It is likely that WCEU Contributor Day team will ask for some text for the web page too about what people will be doing on the day to help contributors book or choose teams.  I made this video in 2020 as all teams were asked to make a video (it does not look like one is needed this time, and previous videos are available from 2020 and from the Contributor Resource area we build for 2021
      • Have someone or two people who can do a quick hello for the team at the beginning of the event, probably on stage
      • Have someone who can pull together a summary of what you have done to share at the end of the event
      • It is unclear as yet if there will be an opportunity for people to join remotely as participants
      • @webcommsat will add this info to the GitHub card
  • @megphillips91: Just a friendly invitation: if you are interested in a co-coding social get together to team up and build some new blocks or blockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. themes. Anyone is invited. I’m going to be writing a block theme, but I know another friend is going to be building a block for the first time. just a social invite. no project required. So, if you wanna join me just pingPing The act of sending a very small amount of data to an end point. Ping is used in computer science to illicit a response from a target server to test it’s connection. Ping is also a term used by Slack users to @ someone or send them a direct message (DM). Users might say something along the lines of “Ping me when the meeting starts.” me here in slack and I’ll be sure to share the date/time and zoom link with you. It looks like we are working on a Thursday coming soon.
  • @anjanavasan: Has added a draft link for the Month in WordPress and is looking for input if anyone has time.
  • @courane01: Training team would like to continue exploring how training/docs/marketing contributors can prepare and learn more about the WP 6.0 release.  One idea includes an event for interested contributors to any of these teams to learn what to spot from changelogs right around feature freeze. Would folks here be interested in such a session? Then to help interested contributors connect from that into the mentioned teams for specific next steps.
  • 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 2022 Contributor Day: @eidolonnight recommended including a session around understanding 6.0 release at the WCEU Contributor Day.
    • @courane01 suggested a regroup after feature freeze for contributors to get together to brainstorm educational (and promotional) content, talking points, etc.
  • @courane01: will create a Doodle poll for availability among regular contributors now to pick a date. A collaboratively draft of an outline for such an event will be created.
  • @webcommsat: For release documentation for 6.0 @bph, @milana_cap and @webcommsat are pulling things together, and how the integration / working together between the teams can continue to be built-on and address issues previously raised will be one of the areas. The idea of a session to help contributors from different teams was part of the recommendations from 5.7 and 5.8, and will be really important, and this is part of the planning. For the 6.0 release there is a new step in the release process: a walkthrough of new features slated for the release – this will take place on 5 April 2022. Suggested Courtney tie in with this too for the session on helping contributors better understand the release features. and where to find information.
    • @megphillips91 would like to volunteer to help with the walkthrough.
      [Post meeting update: @webcommsat updated from @cbringmann – no volunteers needed at the moment, but will keep this in mind and share in the channel. Thanked for the interest.]
  • @courane01:is migrating #training team content planning 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: into GitHub (it’s noisy in our channel). She would like to explore some automation when something is published on to #marketing eventually. Not super soon, as we need to clean up after import concludes
    • @eidolonnight: Asked if there was an RSS feedRSS Feed RSS is an acronym for Real Simple Syndication which is a type of web feed which allows users to access updates to online content in a standardized, computer-readable format. This is the feed. that could be used to auto feed new content when something new that is published. Courtney confirmed yes, there are other feeds.

Next Marketing Meeting: Wednesday 9 March 2022, 15:00 UTC 

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