The WordPress Marketing Team markets WordPress and its community to the wider world.
Our work is tracked on the GitHub Marketing Task Board under the WordPress organization. If you are looking for a card you think should be transferred from the old repos, check the previous repositories and then let the team know the link.
If you are planning a Marketing Table at a Contributor Event, please let us know in the Slack channel.
Come and be part of the #marketing channel on Slack. You can join our next Weekly Marketing Chat at its new time for 2023: Tuesday 15:00 UTC. Note: the first meeting of 2023 will be Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at 15:00 UTC. Diary dates
Notes: Global Marketing Team meeting, December 21, 2022
If you are reading these notes on a website other than the Make WordPress Marketing blog, you can add comments directly to the #marketing channel on the Make WordPress SlackSlackSlack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. or via the team’s blog. The team may not be aware of comments you add on other sites which replicate the notes.
1. Welcome and introduction
The meeting discussions on the Marketing team channel on Slack start with this message in the Make WordPress Slack. You can add to the threads if you were unable to attend the meeting live or for its full duration. If an update relates to a task, please also update the relevant GitHub card on the GitHubGitHubGitHub 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. https://github.com/ tasks board. This is the main project tracking area for the team.
For those new to the team, the New Contributor Orientation section of the Handbook can be a good place to start. You can also visit the team’s GitHub task board and join any card you are interested in. All you need is a GitHub account to add a comment or update to a relevant card/ ticket.
If you could make one item with a 3D printer, what would it be?
You can read replies in this Slack thread. It is a good way to start getting to know some of the other contributors in the team if you are new to it.
3. Notetakers and coffee break facilitators – volunteer opportunities
3a. Can you help take notes?
Thank you to our note-taking volunteers for the next few weeks.
The GitHub card for all aspects of each week’s meeting and any collaboration are linked below by date. We set up cards a couple of weeks in advance of each meeting. Please message Nalini on Slack if you are unsure how to add comments to the GitHub card.
If you have suggestions for the agendas for these meetings or have an update you can give asynchronously, you can also add them to the card (links below) for the relevant week.
We have a discussion to continue our efforts to make the note taking easier to do. You can join the discussion on GitHub card #148.
3b. Help to facilitate a coffee break?
The team is looking for contributors to open the virtual coffee shop in the bi-weekly coffee break. Check out GitHub card #23 and add your name to the list if you’re interested. We even have a complete guide for facilitators to help.
29 December 2022 – no coffee break this week
12 January 2023 (6.30pm UTC) – volunteer needed
4. Team RepTeam RepA Team Rep is a person who represents the Make WordPress team to the rest of the project, make sure issues are raised and addressed as needed, and coordinates cross-team efforts. nominations 2023
After discussions with the team and team reps, we’ve decided to move into 2023 with 3 team reps again. There were some who preferred we limit ourselves to 2, but based on this past year, even with 3 team reps, we often had weeks where only one of us was available to organize the weekly meeting. We’re still a growing team and more team reps increases the touch-points for new contributors.
Updates to the design and functionality of make.WordPress.org. Some people have had accessibilityAccessibilityAccessibility (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) issues with comments, some think they can be improved for readability, and other comments on greater ease of navigation between teams. A GitHub will card to be created for this.
There is a new post on Showcase. This has been added to the macro card #55. If anyone else has an update on this, please comment in the thread.
Marketing Team badges#153 – @nalininonstopnewsuk has received messages about badges from people who had contributed to the team over some time. Please add to this thread if you have been actively contributing for a while to the marketing team and would like to request a badge.
5b. Updates on WordPress.org social media accounts and how you can help
We had a great State of the WordState of the WordThis is the annual report given by Matt Mullenweg, founder of WordPress at WordCamp US. It looks at what we’ve done, what we’re doing, and the future of WordPress. https://wordpress.tv/tag/state-of-the-word/. 2022. If you missed it, or want to share with your personal networks, here is a quick list of links:
If younare aware of any other WordCamp or WordPress MeetupMeetupAll 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. contributor days/ events in 2023 which are likely to have a marketing table, please add to the thread.
@ugyensupport has asked for a current description of the marketing team, but we have not had time to follow up on this task yet, so it will be pushed to 2023. In the meantime, we can continue to use the existing team description.
Help advance your team’s work or help strengthen the overall WordPress open sourceOpen SourceOpen Source denotes software for which the original source code is made freely available and may be redistributed and modified. Open Source **must be** delivered via a licensing model, see GPL. project; and
Specifically benefit from dedicated, in-person, cross-team discussion at the Community Summit?
The December 2022 Polyglots newsletter has been published! Please read and share. Notable items include the new Polyglots TeamPolyglots TeamPolyglots Team is a group of multilingual translators who work on translating plugins, themes, documentation, and front-facing marketing copy. https://make.wordpress.org/polyglots/teams/. Reps, latest stats and more.
People of WordPress: December and January’s People of WordPress features are under review, and an update will be added to the GitHub card.
2022 WordPress Survey: Each year, members of the WordPress community provide valuable feedback through an annual survey, which is open now. Please answer it and share your experience! You may also take it in French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, or Spanish.
6. Diary dates – upcoming events and meetings
This bi-weekly social coffee break 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.
@sereedmedia has started a discussion in MetaMetaMeta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress. (relevant to Marketing as well) about coordinating feature launches with scheduled P2P2P2 or O2 is the term people use to refer to the Make WordPress blog. It can be found at https://make.wordpress.org/. posts about those feature launches. This discussion will continue in 2023. See thread here.
This is the last marketing team meeting of the year. Meetings will resume in January 2023. Remember to add your name to the rota at GitHub card #138 for meetings in January 2023 onwards.