Agenda: Global Marketing Team Meeting, 27 July 2021

The weekly meeting will take place in the Marketing channel on the Make WordPress 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/., at 14:00 UTC.

  1. Welcome
  2. (i) Attendance. (ii) New people and returners to the channel
    Get involved information
    Setting up Make WordPress Slack and WordPress.org accounts
    Examples of starter tasks
  3. Follow-ups, notetaker recruitment, actions
  4. Updates on WordPress Release 5.8 and FSE (if available)
    • follow-ups on collaborations – background to resources including social media amplification pack, informal media monitoring, and what’s your favorite feature compilation
    • 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. presentation
  5. WordPress Translation Day 2021 update – @evarlese. More details and application form for organizers (deadline 1 August 2021). Original post on 2021 plans.
  6. Diverse Speaker Training Team workshop promotions (awareness update only). Please reshare posts once available with your networks once available on WordCamp TwitterLinkedIn and posts on the WordCamp Facebook page
  7. Updates on other tasks
    • People of WordPress deadlines
  8. Short demonstration of the post revision tool and ideas for how it could be potentially used for marketing team, followed by discussion – @courane01
  9. Diary dates
  10. Any other Marketing Team business

Deadline for Month in WordPress is 2 Aug 2021

Deadline for Meetup Newsletter is 11 Aug 2021

#marketing-team

#WPDiversity

Agenda: Global Marketing Meeting – 16 June 2021

This week’s Marketing Meeting will focus on the forthcoming 5.8 release, in addition to a shortened more regular agenda.

16 June 2021: Collaboration on the About page to coincide with the Marketing Team meeting starting at 14:00 UTC. The features list will be shared at the meeting together with the list of dev notes for reference.

Ticket with the draft designs

All the following sessions will take place in the Marketing channel on the Make WordPress 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/..

  • 14:00 UTC – 15:00 UTC: Collaboration. We will use tools: Google docs and Slack
  • 15:00 UTC – 15:30 UTC: A shortened normal Marketing Team meeting will take place (more details below)
  • 15:30 UTC – 16:30 UTC: Collaboration including drop-in for release leads (release leads please feel free to contribute to this asynchronously before the meetings above or continue straight from the earlier session)
  • 19:00 UTC – 20:00 UTC: Additional collaboration including drop-in for release leads

About page – next steps for the text

Josepha has proposed the following cycle for the work on the text for the About page for the 5.8 release.

  • 16 June: multi-collaboration sessions
  • 17-18 June: fact-checking
  • 21 June: review
  • 22 June: add to BetaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. 3

Agenda for regular business at the Marketing Meeting

  1. Brief updates from 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
  2. Contributing resource highlights (more on this next week)
  3. Diversity training promotion
  4. 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. promotions
  5. Learn WordPress audit tool proposal and potential benefits for Marketing (we will spend more time on this at next week’s meeting)
  6. Diary dates

#5-8, #marketing-team, #wprelease

Suggestions for external channels on FSE info

Help us share the news about Full Site Editing (FSE). We have been compiling a list of potential external channels where the project can share updates and information on FSE.

@chanthaboune is seeking additional suggestions for the following audiences: podcasters/ bloggers/ newsletters/ trainers etc, who either:

1) provide content specifically for theme and pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party creators, or

2) have a community of theme and plugin creators that they already foster

Please add your suggestions in the comments below by 9pm UTC on Friday 4 June 2021.

Thanks in advance!

#fse

Notes: Global Marketing meeting 19th May 2021

If you are reading these notes on a website other than the Make WordPress Marketing blog, please contact us on the #marketing channel on 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/. or via the team’s blog as we may not be aware of comments you add on other sites to be able to reply or help involve you. 

1. Welcome, introduction, new contributors

  1. These summary notes focus on key items and actions from the meeting and to 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 and send your updates. 
    1. The meeting discussions on the Marketing team on Slack can be found at this Slack thread
    2. Meeting led by: @webcommsat
    3. Meeting notes: @ugyensupport, @meher, @webcommsat, @cbringmann
    4. Follow up actions: projects and actions group 
  2. Attendees Slack Thread
  3. Welcoming new contributors – New Attendees Welcome Thread

@meher covered the 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) and inclusion support today. If anyone has an accessibility issue or needs some help with using one of the contributor tools, please let us know.

Get involved – starter tasks for new and returning contributors, and those who have pledged to support the team and need assistance to get started.

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Get Involved – starter tasks

This post is regularly updated by the team – last update July 2021

Do you want to be involved in this area of WordPress? Have you pledged to contribute to the Marketing team? Whether you’re new to the channel or are a returning contributor, there are so many ways for you to get involved.

Available tasks to help new and returning contributors

We are updating tasks, and and to promote access and inclusivity, we also make links available on this blog in addition to our weekly meetings and project tools. Below are just some of the ways you can get involved. Some of the links below go to the Marketing Team channel on 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/.. If you do not already have an account on Slack, you can follow the information on our contributor pages and videos to help you set this up.

Easy first tasks

1) Collate a spreadsheet list of WordCamps running contributor events

What to include:

  • Published WordCamps which will be running a contributor event in the next six months from December going into 2021;
  • Language-based WordCamps. For each please include the dates (year-month-date), link to the website info, contact for the contributor event, language of the event. Please also add columns for ‘marketing table’, ‘contributors supporting’ and ‘extra info’, as well as any others you will think will be useful.
  • For reference, a link to this information will be added to the TrelloTrello Project management system using the concepts of boards and cards to organize tasks in a sane way. This is what the make.wordpress.com/marketing team uses for example: https://trello.com/b/8UGHVBu8/wp-marketing. card to help you find it in the future.
  • There is a Google sheet to get you started.
  • Schedule from WordCamp CentralWordCamp Central Website for all WordCamp activities globally. https://central.wordcamp.org includes a list of upcoming and past camp with links to each.: https://central.wordcamp.org/schedule/

Once complete, this will be merged with other data being collected and added to 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/.

More details: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C0GKJ7TFA/p1606748733271400

2) Create a Resources file to showcase 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. promotions and help smaller camps and teams with ideas for images, logos and visuals

There is a Trello card for reference, and the Google Drive to store items is linked in the card.

Who might like to do this task:

  • First easy task for an individual or a small group. There is help available for drafting a post later on in the task.
  • Also good for someone with an interest in design or in creating structures and resources. Specialist design experience not necessary.
  • Could be done async to suit your timezone and work patterns

Useful source links:

More details: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C0GKJ7TFA/p1606749787280300

Deadline for resources phase: (revised) 1 September 2021

3) How to get started with WordPress as a developer and links to resources on WordPress.org, WordPress.TV and Learn WordPress

This task is being updated to create content as part of the release, Learn WordPress, Training Team and dev chat promotions.

What is needed:

  • A person or a small group with a dev background to take this task forward
  • A previous outline is on the Trello card.
  • This would work alongside the questions and answers for developers and be supported by the group working on that too
  • Promoting the resources that are available and being developed for Learn WordPress, #Training Team, WordPress.tv (prioritizing the list of videos which market WordPress as a platform), and help show a longer term journey to show developers how they can keep up to date and get involved with the release, add tracTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub.https://core.trac.wordpress.org/. tickets and attend dev chats.

More details: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C0GKJ7TFA/p1606752598292600

4) WordPress Resolutions for 2022

What is needed:

Two to three people to work on updating this and creating a draft post for the P2P2 P2 or O2 is the term people use to refer to the Make WordPress blog. It can be found at https://make.wordpress.org/..

Who might like to do this task:

Much work has already been done on this so it would be a good first task for someone to join.

5) Google Sheets help / tips doc, screenshots and screen recording

What is needed:

A guide for us and for the Contributor Events onboarding guide on GitHub (which is shared with WordCamps and other teams).

Who might like to do this task:

New contributors or those who have pledged to get started.

What you need:

  • Working knowledge of Google Sheets, how to add / delete columns, wrap text, freeze rows, add basic filters. If you have experience of adding automations and formulas, this would be an added bonus, but not essential to contribute to this task
  • Can be done async to fit your own time zone
  • Help is available. If you would like to do part of this task, eg the documentation and screenshots, but like some help with the screen recording, let us know. Facilitator for taking this task forward will be @meher.
  • We can put you into contact with those updating our various Google Sheets to help produce.

More details: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C0GKJ7TFA/p1606754449307500

Deadline for completion: updated to 1 September 2021

6) Need volunteer with hosting onboarding sessions for new contributors

What is needed?

The WordPress Marketing team regularly conducts live and recorded sessions to help relatively new contributors get onboard with the team’s tasks. Now that we have figured out a workflow that seems to work, we would love to extend our team with one more person.

  • For this role, we expect to set aside between 1 (average) and 3 (for the weeks with a training) hours a week.
  • We are looking for someone who would like to help with some assistance at first.
  • Reaching out to new contributors, sending reminders and slide decks, and helping with promoting the sessions.

Who might like to do this task?

  • To make scheduling meetings easy, we do have a preference for someone living in a timezone near UTC +1 and UTC +5. Right now, we are meeting weekly at 7:00 AM or 9:00 AM UTC. 

More details: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C0GKJ7TFA/p1622645546365300?thread_ts=1622645245.360400&cid=C0GKJ7TFA

How you can get involved

These are just some of the tasks available for those new to the channel, returning contributors and those who have pledged time to the team.

If you would like any help, the team reps are: @yvettesonneveld , @webcommsat, @oglekler, @harryjackson1221, @maedahbatool, @meher. In addition, members of our projects and actions groups can help.

We meet on Wednesdays at 14:00 UTC in the marketing channel (times changes in October and March to accommodate for daylight saving times).

To enquire about the next induction sessions to help new contributors, join our weekly meetings on Slack.

#marketing-team

Notes: Global Marketing meeting 5 May 2021

If you are reading these notes on a website other than the Make WordPress Marketing blog, please contact us on the #marketing channel on 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/. or via the team’s blog as we may not be aware of comments you add on other sites to be able to reply or help involve you. 

1. Welcome, introduction, new contributors

  1. These summary notes focus on key items and actions from the meeting and to 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 and send your updates. 
    1. The meeting discussions on the Marketing team on Slack can be found at this Slack thread
    2. Meeting led by: @nalininonstopnewsuk and @webcommsat
    3. Meeting notes: @meher and @webcommsat
    4. Follow up actions: projects and actions group 
  2. Attendees Slack Thread
  3. Welcoming new contributors – New Attendees Welcome Thread

@nalininonstopnewsuk has been supporting members and reviewing systems in this area. If anyone has an 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) issue or needs some help with using one of the contributor tools, please let us know or include her (@Nalini on Slack) in your message.

Get involved – starter tasks for new and returning contributors, and those who have pledged to support the team and need assistance to get started

@webcommsat mentioned that during last week’s devchat, Josepha shared the difficulties some contributors are having at this time and encouraged everyone to reach out to our friends. 

Thanks to those who have been sharing the problems and impact of Covid with Abha and other members of the projects group in marketing, and we continue to be here for you. 

We are very grateful to Josepha and Chloe for adding their voice of support and encouragement, and highlighting the generic information we have been able to brief them on over the months. 

For anyone having ongoing acute or prolonged difficulties from the pandemic, we are a team and we will continue to support each other. I hope we can avoid people feeling alone and isolated.

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Forthcoming diary dates

Updates are also published in our weekly agendas and meeting notes.

If you need 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) 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 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/.. We are keen to try and help and promote inclusion and diversity in the team.

July

Wednesday 29 July 2021, 14:00 UTC – Global Marketing Team meeting in the #marketing channel on Slack.

Wednesday 29 July 2021, 05:00 UTC and 20:00 UTC – Dev Chat in the #core channel on Slack.

Wednesday 30 July 2021, 19:30 UTC – Marketing Coffee Break for 30 – 45 mins everybody welcome! Zoom OR Google Meet link will be shared on the #marketing channel on Slack.

August

Sunday 1 Aug 2021 – Deadline to apply to be in the organizing team for WordPress Translation Day 2021. More details and application form for organizers

Monday 2 Aug 2021– Any news / updates which needs to be added to Month in WordPress needs to be added to the document by today, as it goes out on 4 Aug 2021.

Wednesday 4 Aug 2021, 14:00 UTC – Global Marketing Team meeting in the #marketing channel on Slack.

Wednesday 4 Aug 2021, 05:00 UTC and 20:00 UTC – Dev Chat in the #core channel on Slack.

Wednesday 5 Aug 2021, 19:30 UTC – Marketing Coffee Break for 30 – 45 mins everybody welcome! Zoom OR Google Meet link will be shared on the #marketing channel on Slack.

Wednesday 11 Aug 2021 – Any news / updates which needs to be added to 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. newsletter needs to the added to the document by today, as it goes out on 13 Aug 2021.

Wednesday 11 Aug 2021, 14:00 UTC – Global Marketing Team meeting in the #marketing channel on Slack.

Wednesday 11 Aug 2021, 14:00 UTC – Dev Chat in the #core channel on Slack.

Wednesday 12 Aug 2021, 14:00 UTC – Marketing Coffee Break for 30 – 45 mins everybody welcome! Zoom OR Google Meet link will be shared on the #marketing channel on Slack.

Wednesday 18 Aug 2021, 14:00 UTC – Global Marketing Team meeting in the #marketing channel on Slack.

Wednesday 18 Aug 2021, 14:00 UTC – Dev Chat in the #core channel on Slack.

Wednesday 19 Aug 2021, 14:00 UTC – Marketing Coffee Break for 30 – 45 mins everybody welcome! Zoom OR Google Meet link will be shared on the #marketing channel on Slack.

Wednesday 25 Aug 2021, 14:00 UTC – Global Marketing Team meeting in the #marketing channel on Slack.

Wednesday 25 Aug 2021, 14:00 UTC – Dev Chat in the #core channel on Slack.

Wednesday 26 Aug 2021, 14:00 UTC – Marketing Coffee Break for 30 – 45 mins everybody welcome! Zoom OR Google Meet link will be shared on the #marketing channel on Slack.

Change in Global Marketing meeting times

Following feedback and surveys, we are changing the Global Marketing meeting time to accommodate as many people as possible. 

  • 6 January 2021 to 24 March 2021 inclusive, 15:00 UTC
  • 31 March 2021 until 31st October 2021 inclusive, 14:00 UTC 
  • 3 November 2021 until Daylight Saving Time change in Europe, 15:00 UTC

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Notes: Global Marketing meeting 12 May 2021

If you are reading these notes on a website other than the Make WordPress Marketing blog, please contact us on the #marketing channel on 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/. or via the team’s blog as we may not be aware of comments you add on other sites to be able to reply or help involve you. 

1. Welcome, introduction, new contributors

  1. These summary notes focus on key items and actions from the meeting and to 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 and send your updates. 
    1. The meeting discussions on the Marketing team on Slack can be found at this Slack thread
    2. Meeting led by@webcommsat
    3. Meeting notes: @yvettesonneveld, @meher and @webcommsat
    4. Follow up actions: projects and actions group 
  2. Attendees Slack Thread
  3. Welcoming new contributors – New Attendees Welcome Thread

@nalininonstopnewsuk has been supporting members and reviewing systems in this area. If anyone has an 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) issue or needs some help with using one of the contributor tools, please let us know or include her (@Nalini on Slack) in your message.

Get involved – starter tasks for new and returning contributors, and those who have pledged to support the team and need assistance to get started

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Agenda: Global Marketing Team Meeting 19 May 2021


The team is continuing to support on a number of initiatives and tasks. The key focus is around:

  • Learn WordPress
  • 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. promotions and support on marketing / communications to organizers
  • Promoting contribution and understanding on Full Site Editing (FSE)
  • Working with other teams (including community, training and Learn WordPress) on promoting WordPress Release/ changes/ using WP and highlighting the community
  • Supporting contributor events and WCEU contributing team
  • Assisting new contributors

We have lots of ways for contributors to get involved. Come to the weekly global meetings at 14:00 UTC on 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/. (more details below) or contribute async in the 48 hours after the meeting if this time doesn’t work for your timezone and other commitments.

Follow and share our weekly highlight of WordPress Meetup events and news on Marketing team LinkedIn Page. Keep up with the #WPDiversity and #LearnWP announcements on 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. Twitter and Facebook accounts.

Agenda

Thanks to everyone who gave input into this week’s agenda. Let us know if you have an item for next week or our longer term planning.

Global Marketing Meeting on Wednesday 19 May 2021 at 14:00 UTC in the #Marketing channel on Slack. The Notes for last week’s meeting are reviewed in the subsequent meeting.

1. Welcome
2a. Attendance Thread
2b. New contributors
3. Review last week’s meeting notes and actions/task updates
4. Update on tasks
5. FSE and Release update (if available)
6. Celebration and Team Reps update 
7. Tasks for the week
8. Diary dates
9. Any other business (AOB)
10. End of weekly meeting and update on collaboration sessions for rest of the week

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Notes: Global Marketing meeting 7 April 2021

If you are reading these notes on a website other than the Make WordPress Marketing blog, please contact us on the #marketing channel on 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/. or via the team’s blog as we may not be aware of comments you add on other sites to be able to reply or help involve you. 

1. Welcome, introduction, new contributors

  1. These summary notes focus on key items and actions from the meeting and to 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 and send your updates. 
    1. The meeting discussions on the Marketing team on Slack can be found at this Slack thread
    2. Meeting led by: @nalininonstopnewsuk, @oglekler and @webcommsat 
    3. Meeting notes and follow-up actions: @lmurillom, @meher, @webcommsat, @oglekler
  2. Attendees Slack Thread
  3. Welcoming new contributors – New Attendees Welcome Thread

@nalininonstopnewsuk has been supporting members and reviewing systems in this area. If anyone has an 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) issue or needs some help with using one of the contributor tools, please let us know or include her (@Nalini on Slack) in your message.

Get involved – starter tasks for new and returning contributors, and those who have pledged to support the team and need assistance to get started

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