Notes: Global Marketing meeting 10 November 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.

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

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 due to timezone issues please do join the discussion threads after the meeting and send your updates. 

2. Contributors

  1. Attendees Slack Thread
  2. New people and returners to the channel

3. Meeting Notes

A. Last week notes

A reminder to those who have notes pending to please finish them up as soon as possible and let @lmurillom or @meher know in the main #marketing channel when they’re done. We are updating 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/. with notes that have had links that need updating or ones that need copying over from the google doc, including some older items left in the google doc due to Covid-issues. Thanks to everyone for stepping in to help with this. 

A reminder to check the draft notes (link can be found in this slack thread) is circulated at the meeting every week. Please review and check your WordPress.org ID is listed on collaborations that you have actively contributed to help the team include everyone. 

We rely on this to update the final notes and to show where we need extra contributors and how we are having an impact on the work requested from other teams.

Rota for drafting notes: 

B. Notes group recruitment

Contributor opportunity:

  • Would you like to help source the weekly agenda links and information from other teams – these are the links that have potential promotion opportunities or which we have been asked to assist with? 

D) GitHub

  • Sessions on how to use this and to help those writing the how to material/ wiki are being planned.
  • 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 have had no date matches in people’s availability. We will run a poll instead for two dates and pick the one most people can do.
  • 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 do start using our GitHub if you are comfortable with using the software Mapping tasks board

4. Updates relating to other Make Teams

For awareness and potential promotions. Many of these links will be useful for work on marcomms for 5.9 

[Latest Update as of 24-11-2021]

  • WPDiversity:
    Update from @lmurillom: We are working on the promos for the November 17 and 27 events! If you want to follow this task, take a look at this Github link. Please also follow the #WPDiversity hashtag on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook so you can engage with the posts.
  • Month in WordPress, October 2021. Thanks to contributions from marketing.
    • 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 – @EidolonNight  mentioned that the due / target date for any material submissions was 11 November 2021. The email was sent on 15 November 2021.

c) Design team

  • Proposals for improvement of background editor (2 Nov 21). Comments invited.
  • As the development of the Gutenberg editor progresses, new features are being considered in how they can be intuitive for users and support their workflows. If you use the Gutenberg editor regularly, please read this article and share your thoughts.
  • Feedback invited on discussion: how to show and access new features in the 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. editor (Gutenberg). Read more on this link.

Action / Contributor opportunities:

Contributors needed to support WordPress Translation Day 2021 organizers editing and subtitling videos, working on interview write-ups, and photo editing. 

e) 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/

  • A sprint is taking place in the Training channel on the Make WordPress Slack on 10-12 November, 2021 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 LearnWordPress. Contributor opportunity
  • Workshop/ lesson plan feedback/ queries sent to Training, awaiting final information for Marketing to prepare social media promotions. Contributor opportunities

5) Follow-ups/ discussions

  1. Team reps nominations promotions
    Read more in this slack thread.
  1. Ongoing discussions/ follow-up to the contributor ladder workshop.
    More details can be found in this slack thread.

6) Any other Marketing Team business

A) People of WordPress (POW)

Action / Contributor Opportunity:

  • Please can you update the spreadsheet or the GitHub on any tasks you have or if you have got stuck. 
  • Contact @lmurillom and @webcommsat in the main #marketing channel on Slack

B) Social Media Promotions

Update by @lmurillom:

  • Thanks to everyone who shared social posts this and last week, including Meetups and #WPDiversity
  • You can find updates on GitHub in the Rolling Tasks  and Mapping Tasks boards and on the Meetups and FSE repositories.

Actions:

7) Diary dates

Update via: @OGlekler 

Update as of 24-11-2021:

The Marketing Team Reps for the year 2022 Nominations post has been published. More information can be found at this link.

If anyone has any questions on team repTeam Rep A 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 or wants some help with the contributing ladder follow-ups, do reach out to current team reps @webcommsat and @yvettesonneveld in the main #marketing slack channel.

Next Marketing Meeting

Wednesday 17 November, 14:00 UTC – Global Marketing Team meeting in the #marketing channel on Slack.

Does your task need some time in the future agenda? Contact @meher and @webcommsat in the #marketing channel on Slack.

➤ How to get started?

We have a number of new contributors shadowing at the moment. So please do let us know if you would like some help.

If you were in the Marketing Team meeting and would like some extra help to get started to contribute to the project, contact @maedahbatool and @yvettesonneveld for information on future Contributors Onboarding events.

#marketing-team, #meeting-notes

Agenda: Global Marketing Team Meeting, 10 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 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/ queries if needed
    b) 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 and this information is also used for a number of marcomms purposes. We collate information in this rolling google doc.
    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.
    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 have had no date matches in people’s availability. We will run a poll instead for two dates and pick the one most people can do. 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 do start using our GitHub if you are comfortable with using the software.
    Mapping tasks board
  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 – date for review, publication?
      • Collating information for newsletters etc
    • 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/
      • sprint is taking place in the Training channel on the Make WordPress Slack on 10-12 November, 2021 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 LearnWordPress. Contributor opportunity
      • Workshop/ lesson plan feedback/ queries sent to Training, awaiting final information for Marketing to prepare social media promotions. Contributor opportunities
  5. Follow-ups/ discussions
    • Team reps nominations promotions
    • Next update post – anymore suggestions/ updates on links to notes
    • Ongoing discussions/ follow-up to the contributor ladder workshop. After this and next week’s meeting, if anyone would like to make suggestions to position the additional cards added to the Miro chart or help with adding comments, help will be available. You can add comments directly onto the end of the post. Josepha will present on this workshop at a future marketing team meeting.
  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 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 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?

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.

#LearnWP#marketing#marketing-team

Notes: Global Marketing meeting 3 November 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.

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

1. Welcome, introduction

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. 

2. Contributors

  1. Attendees Slack Thread
  2. New people and returners to the channel

3. Meeting Notes

A. Notes from Previous Meetings for Review

Thank you to @meher for drafting and publishing last week’s notes.

A reminder to those who have notes pending to please finish them up as soon as possible and let @lmurillom or @meher know in the main #marketing channel when they’re done. 

We are updating 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/. with notes that have had links that need updating or ones that need copying over from the Google doc, including some older items. Thanks to everyone for stepping in to help with this. 

A reminder to check the draft notes is circulated at the meeting every week. Please review and check your WordPress.org ID is listed on collaborations that you have actively contributed to help the team include everyone. 

We rely on this to update the final notes and to show where we need extra contributors and how we are having an impact on the work requested from other teams.

B. Notes Group Recruitment

Action / Contributor opportunity:

  • 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. Rota

Notetakers for coming weeks – join our group of contributors taking part in producing notes and updates

D) GitHub

  • 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/ sessions on how to use this tool and to help those writing the how to material/ wiki are being planned.
  • We are looking for a new date for the next practical session for GitHub, as the previous one clashed with school holidays and daylight savings changes. 
  • A new poll for a replacement date will be shared.
  • This session will 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 sign-up to help with training planning and feel free to dive in if you are comfortable and to let us know your preferred dates. 

Meeting times:

  • We have kept the Marketing Team meeting at 14:00 UTC with the changes in daylight saving, as we had a low response on whether to keep our previous pattern of changing to 15:00 UTC as people have wanted in the past.
  • Read more in the Slack thread.

4. Updates relating to other Make Teams

For awareness and potential promotions. Many of these links will be useful for work on marcomms for 5.9.

b) Design team

  • As the development of the Gutenberg editor progresses, new features are being considered in how they can be intuitive for users and support their workflows. 
  • If you use the Gutenberg editor regularly, please read this article and share your thoughts
  • WPDiversity – the next events and the promotions can be found on the GitHub card
  • Month in WordPress, October 2021 draft – this is due to be finalized today. Thanks to those who have already reviewed items. We have a few more items to add for marketing later today.
  • 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 – deadline 30th November 
  • You will find the tasks for items like this on our GitHub in the rolling tasks card

Action /  Contributor opportunity:

e) 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/

Action / Contributor opportunity:

  • To get involved with social media preparation for these workshops
  • Learn WordPress social media preparation – If writing microcontent for social media is making your heart sing, please give us a shout. We are currently working on this to help promote the many workshops and courses on the Learn platform. If you want to volunteer for this task, do let us know in this Slack thread.

5) Collaboration / discussions

  • The next update post from Marketing – as in previous updates, we welcome suggestions for items in the draft (the document link is there in this slack thread) to be included in this and our yearly report on activities. Please add suggestions, particularly anyone who has been leading or co-ordinating task activities. 
  • We would like this to be up this week to help in our team reps recruitment and support the next induction sessions. 
  • We would love to have any questions for what else people might need to know so that we can get this published soon too. We particularly want feedback on the draft timetable.
  • The Team Rep Nomination post has been published. Do give it a read.
  • 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. We will come back to this in two weeks. Thanks for all the questions, we will need to take these to Tonya and come back.

6) Contributor Ladder

  • We have had a number of follow up questions from the Contributor Ladder Workshop, regarding the level of impact of each task, allowing volunteers to contribute asynchronously, and setting a date to present the results of the workshop to the wider team. 
  • See the discussion on Slack.
  • Do leave your comments on the contributor ladder post.

7) Diary dates

Update via: @OGlekler 

Next Marketing Meeting

Wednesday 10 November, 14:00 UTC – Global Marketing Team meeting in the #marketing channel on Slack.

Does your task need some time in the future agenda? Contact @meher and @webcommsat in the #marketing channel on Slack.

➤ How to get started?

We have a number of new contributors shadowing at the moment. So please do let us know if you would like some help.

If you were in the Marketing Team meeting and would like some extra help to get started to contribute to the project, contact @maedahbatool and @yvettesonneveld for information on future Contributors Onboarding events.

#marketing-team, #meeting-notes

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.

#LearnWP#marketing#marketing-team

Notes: Global Marketing meeting 27 October 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.

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

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 due to timezone issues please do join the discussion threads after the meeting and send your updates. 

2. Contributors

  1. Attendees Slack Thread
  2. New people and returners to the channel

3. Meeting Notes & Follow ups

A. Last week notes

Thanks to @ugyensupport who drafted last week’s notes.

A reminder to those who have notes pending to please finish them up as soon as possible and let @lmurillom or @meher know in the main #marketing channel when they’re done. We are updating 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/. with notes that have had links that need updating or ones that need copying over from the google doc, including some older items left in the google doc due to Covid-issues. Thanks to everyone for stepping in to help with this.

A reminder to check the draft notes is circulated at the meeting every week. Please review and check your WordPress.org ID is listed on collaborations that you have actively contributed to help the team include everyone. 

We rely on this to update the final notes and to show where we need extra contributors and how we are having an impact on the work requested from other teams.

Rota for drafting notes: 

B. Notes group 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.
  • You can also join our group of contributors taking part in producing notes and updates.
Action:
  • You can volunteer to contribute to notes for future meetings, please contact @lmurillom and @meher.
  • Please note that the initial draft is needed by Friday 17.00 UTC each week to help with actions and follow-ups that might be needed.
  • After every meeting, we now add a link to the Slack meeting at the top of the weekly agenda on the P2 (make Marketing Team blog).

C. 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/ 

  • A new date and time for the GitHub session will be announced in the coming week.

4. Updates relating to other Make Teams

  • Last week Nicholas shared a post on the Marketing P2 about the Contributor Ladder Workshop with Josepha and Chloé.
  • Do read this post
  • If you have any suggestions feel free to add a comment on it.

B) CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. (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/, Test)

  • Bug scrub for the About / Help page: Monday 7pm UTC in core. 
  • This will be our fourth scrub in this area. 
  • Thanks to everyone who came this week from marketing to learn more about tickets and bug scrubs too. 
  • Thanks too to Mary Baum, Jb Audras, Nalini Thakor and Colin Stewart who were also around at this week’s scrub and helped explain terminology, all much appreciated to help contributors wanting to shadow and get more involved with tickets. 
  • Reference card for those from the marketing team

C) Polyglots

  • WordPress Translation Day – will catch up with Erica Varlese next week as it has some volunteers to help with follow-ups. 
  • We also have a draft of dates to share with Erica and others. 
  • Thanks to all those who have volunteered. 
  • Thanks to @lmurillom for working on subtitling one of the livestreams.

D) WPDiversity

E) Training 

Update via: Hauwa Abashiya 

  • Documentation Sprint for the Deputy Program
  • Contribute2WP with WP Engine
  • A8C will be running the Doc Sprint from 10-12 November and the Contribute2WP with WP Engine will run over this weekend from Friday until Sunday. 
  • The following video workshops this month:
  1. Managing Spam on Your Website
  2. Best Practices for Capturing Images
  3. Customer Taglines
  4. How to Create a Post or Page with the WordPress Block Editor
  5. Managing Settings: Writing
  6. How to Submit a Workshop
  7. Using the Block Widget Editor 
  8. Managing Settings: Reading
  9. How to Submit a Lesson Plan

5) Any other Marketing Team Business

A)  People Of WordPress

  • People of WordPress for October: the next feature is aimed to go live on 29/30 of October. It’s in the final checks stage. 
  • Thanks to everyone for comments, final ones will be collated today. 
  • The GitHub board for the series is being updated as we link those who have volunteered to help on the series so far. 
  • Thanks to Chloé Bringmann for checking on the various updates over the last few weeks.
  • Please share the link to People of WordPress: Ronald Gijsel
Action:
  • If anyone else who is an experienced journalist, copywriter or editor would like to be involved in this series, please get in touch with @webcommsat or reply to this thread.

6) Diary dates

Update via: Olga 

Next Marketing meeting

Wednesday 3 Nov 2021, 14:00 UTC – Global Marketing Team meeting in the #marketing channel on Slack.

Does your task need some time in the future agenda? Contact @meher and @webcommsat in the #marketing channel on Slack.

➤ How to get started?

We have a number of new contributors shadowing at the moment. So please do let us know if you would like some help.

If you were in the Marketing Team meeting and would like some extra help to get started to contribute to the project, contact @maedahbatool and @yvettesonneveld for information on future Contributors Onboarding events.

#meeting-notes

Notes: Global Marketing meeting 20 October 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.

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

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 due to timezone issues please do join the discussion threads after the meeting and send your updates. 

2. Contributors

  1. Attendees Slack Thread
  2. New people and returners to the channel

3. Meeting Notes

A. Last week notes

Thanks to @meher who drafted last week’s notes.

A reminder to those who have notes pending to please finish them up as soon as possible and let @lmurillom or @meher know in the main #marketing channel when they’re done. We are updating 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/. with notes that have had links that need updating or ones that need copying over from the google doc, including some older items left in the google doc due to Covid-issues. Thanks to everyone for stepping in to help with this.

A reminder to check the draft notes (link can be found in this slack thread) is circulated at the meeting every week. Please review and check your WordPress.org ID is listed on collaborations that you have actively contributed to help the team include everyone. 

We rely on this to update the final notes and to show where we need extra contributors and how we are having an impact on the work requested from other teams.

Rota for drafting notes: 

B. Notes group recruitment

  • Would you like to help source the weekly agenda links and information from other teams – these are the links that have potential promotion opportunities or which we have been asked to assist with?
Action:
  • @yvettesonneveld and @meher will share more about this in a moment and you can find out more in our coffee chat too.

C. 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/ 

  • Tasks are moving and being updated on this tool, and you can start following and interacting with them there
  • Thanks to everyone who came to the introductory session to GitHub. 
  • Sessions on how to use this tool and to help those writing the how to material/wiki are being planned.
Action:
  • Let us know if you would like to be involved with the wiki writing we are doing to help contributors.
  • You don’t have to be a developer to get involved. So please volunteer. 
  • Props to @vimes1984, @meher, @nalininonstopnewsuk for their contribution to GitHub. 
  • We have roles for developers too.

4. Updates relating to other Make Teams

A. CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. (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/, Test)

For awareness:

Update via: @yvettesonneveld

C. Design Team

Update via: @annezazu and @chaion07 

  • As the development of the Gutenberg editor progresses, new features are being considered in how they can be intuitive for users and support their workflows.

For further information read this article and share your thoughts.

Action:

Update shared by: @yvettesonneveld and @webcommsat

Action:

E. Training team updates for marcomms

Update shared by: @yvettesonneveld and @webcommsat

Feedbacks or Promotion Request:

5. Collaboration/Discussion

A. 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

  • This collaboration is for ideas 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. The link to the document can be found in this slack thread.
  • @webcommsat mentioned that we have been asked if there is still time to add a comment on this. Yes, please do on page 5-6 of the document.
  • More details about this slack can be read in this slack thread.

B. LearnWP Social Media. 

Updates Shared by: @webcommsat, @azhiyadev, @courane01

  • Today’s focus is on LearnWP Social Media docs and feel free to contribute to this document. 
  • @courane01 workshop creators can use lesson plans as a guide for what content to create in the workshop video. 
  • @courane01 the priority at the moment is to promote the resources. Contributors are welcome to join  #training but a higher priority is creating our workflow to promote what has been published on Learn. 
  • @azhiyadev Prioritized social media messaging for the following steps  

Thank you to everyone who joined the contribution. A big thanks to @courane01 and @azhiyadev for taking all the questions.

Actions / Contributor opportunity: 

  • LearnWordPress social media drafting, Q4.
  • Please do feel free to continue adding in these documents (link in this slack thread) or come back later today / the next few days.

6) Any other Marketing Team Business

Update shared by: @webcommsat

  • People of WordPress – September 2021’s feature on Yordan Soares
  • Contributor opportunities: for both of these tasks. Please let us know and we can show you how to get started. Thanks to the new people who have joined.
  • Please update the GitHub cards if you are working on People of WordPress and social media promotions

7) Dairy Dates

Update via: @OGlekler 

Next Marketing Meeting

Wednesday 27 Oct 2021, 14:00 UTC – Global Marketing Team meeting in the #marketing channel on Slack.

Does your task need some time in the future agenda? Contact @meher and @webcommsat in the #marketing channel on Slack.

➤ How to get started?

We have a number of new contributors shadowing at the moment. So please do let us know if you would like some help.

If you were in the Marketing Team meeting and would like some extra help to get started to contribute to the project, contact @maedahbatool and @yvettesonneveld for information on future Contributors Onboarding events.

#marketing-team, #meeting-notes

Make Marketing Workshop: Contributor Ladder

On Tuesday, 13 October 2021, a collection of Marketing Team reps and members attended a workshop with Josepha and Chloé to identify and map the various ways people contribute to Make Marketing. Everyone met virtually in Google Meet and a shared Mural board.

Attendees: @chanthaboune, @cbringmann, @webcommsat, @oglekler, @yvettesonneveld, @femkreations, @vimes1984, @nalininonstopnewsuk, @lmurillom, @meher, @callye, @dansoschin, @eidolonnight

Steps we took

  1. Josepha gave us a quick introduction to using Mural.
  2. We, as a group, added granular Marketing tasks that exist today. As an example, “People of WordPress” consists of numerous individual actions, each of which would be added as an individual card: draft copy, edit images, publish the post, etc.
  3. As a group, we sorted tasks into quadrants for difficulty and impact and then discussed their placement in the following order. These tasks were sorted based on how they are now, and not how we would like them to be. 
    1. High impact + high difficulty: These are tasks which are important to the WordPress project and community, but also difficult in that they may require a lot of time or resources like certain software.
    2. High impact + low difficulty: These tasks are high importance and relatively easy.
    3. Low impact + high difficulty: These tasks, while not typically important, do require substantial time and effort to complete.
    4. Low impact + low difficulty: These tasks are both low in important as well as difficulty.
  4. After organizing the first grid was complete, Josepha copied the cards to the second grid. We then sorted everything again, this time for access and knowledge required.
    1. High access + high knowledge required
    2. High access + low knowledge required
    3. Low impact + high knowledge required
    4. Low impact + low knowledge required
  5. The group had a few insights after this exercise:
    1. Most high-impact tasks require historical knowledge as well.
    2. The majority of tasks do not require high access.
    3. There is a good mix of impactful tasks which require neither high amounts of access nor high amounts of prior knowledge. This is great for new contributors, and we’re already seeing them take some of these on.
  6. The meeting wrapped up with the Mural board left open for additional comments and review, just in case we forgot anything.

Next steps

  1. Team members who could not participate live should review notes and the Mural for our next Marketing Team meeting.
  2. Josepha will review the Mural boards. She will be looking specifically at the types of tasks that are very high-impact, or have high access required. The goal is to have a healthy number of sponsored contributors to take these on.
  3. Josepha will observe how certain tasks could be re-categorized with different expectations and/or processes.
  4. These insights will be shared in a future team meeting and the Make Marketing 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/..
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#contributing, #marketing, #marketing-team, #meeting-notes, #new-contributors

Agenda: Global Marketing Meeting, 20 October 2021

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

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 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/. 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 13 October 2021 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/ will be on 27 October 2021, 17:15 UTC [Apologies, this will be rescheduled in November due to feedback with the clash with school holidays and in the week of 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.
  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/)
  1. 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/
  2. Collaboration/ Discussion
    • 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.
  3. Any other Marketing Team business
    • Social Media Promotions
  4. 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.

#LearnWP#marketing#marketing-team

#marketing

Notes: Global Marketing meeting 13 October 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

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. 

2. Contributors

  1. Attendees Slack Thread
  2. New people and returners to the channel

3. Meeting Notes

A. Last week notes

Thanks to @lmurillom who drafted last week’s notes.

A reminder to those who have notes pending to please finish them up as soon as possible and let @lmurillom or @meher know in the main #marketing channel when they’re done. We are updating 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/. with notes that have had links that need updating or ones that need copying over from the google doc, including some older items left in the google doc due to Covid-issues. Thanks to everyone for stepping in to help with this.

A reminder to check the draft notes (link can be found in this slack thread) is circulated at the meeting every week. Please review and check your WordPress.org ID is listed on collaborations that you have actively contributed to help the team include everyone. 

We rely on this to update the final notes and to show where we need extra contributors and how we are having an impact on the work requested from other teams.

Rota for drafting notes: 

B. Notes group 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.
  • You can also join our group of contributors taking part in producing notes and updates.
Action:
  • You can volunteer to contribute to notes for future meetings, please contact @lmurillom and @meher.
  • Please note that the initial draft is needed by Friday 17.00 UTC each week to help with actions and follow-ups that might be needed.
  • After every meeting, we now add a link to the Slack meeting at the top of the weekly agenda on the P2 (make Marketing Team blog).

C. 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/ 

Action:
  • Tasks are moving and being updated on this tool, and you can start following and interacting with them there
  • Thanks to everyone who came to the introductory session to GitHub. 
  • Sessions on how to use this tool and to help those writing the how to material/wiki are being planned. The next session will be on 27 October 2021, 17:15 UTC [Apologies, this will be rescheduled in November due to feedback with the clash with school holidays and in the week of changes with daylight saving. A new poll for a replacement date will be shared.]
  • Let us know if you would like to be involved with the wiki writing we are doing to help contributors.
  • You don’t have to be a developer to get involved. So please volunteer. 
  • We have roles for developers too.

4. Updates relating to other Make Teams

A. CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. (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/, Test)

Update via: @annezazu, @webcommsat

For awareness:

B. Community

Update via: @harishanker, @EidolonNight

4c) Documentation

  • There is a new workflow for reporting issues, using a GitHub Repository
  • You can get more details in the announcement
  • We hope to do a collaboration session on this with Documentation, in response to requests from new contributors. 
Action:
  • If you are interested in helping set up this collaboration, please let the team know in the main #marketing channel in Slack.

4d) Polyglot-related marketing  

Update via: @erica, @webcommsat

Action:

4e) Training team updates for marcomms

Update via: @azhiyadev

5. Collaboration / Discussion

Facilitators/ support to new contributors: @lmurillom, @vimes1984, @webcommsat, @yvettesonneveld, @nalininonstopnewsuk, @meher

Tasks: 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. Thanks to @vimes1984 @webcommsat and @marybaum for preparing this collaboration. 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.  

The link to the document can be found in this slack thread.

Information shared by @vimes1984:

  • a “unit test” is what developers use to test there codes in an automated way
  • an “extender” broadly speaking refers to people who extend WordPress functionality by developing plugins / themes
  • to collaborate you need to go to the doc and remove “DELETE THIS TEXT AND FILL IN THIS CELL WITH YOUR IDEA” then put in how you would encourage an extender to unit test OR adopt news standards 
Action:

6) Any other Marketing Team Business

6a) People of WordPress

Action:
  • If anyone else who is an experienced journalist, copywriter or editor would like to be involved in this series, please get in touch with @webcommsat or reply to this thread.

6b) Social Media Promotions ( #WPTranslationDay, #OnlineWPMeetup

Thanks as always for following and sharing. Please engage with: 

Action: 

6c) Yoast 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 https://make.wordpress.org/ There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/contributor-day/ https://make.wordpress.org/support/handbook/getting-started/getting-started-at-a-contributor-day/.

  • The Marketing and Training teams had a great session at the Yoast Contributor Day focused on Learn WordPress. 
  • Contributors assisted in preparing social media posts regarding the content on Learn WordPress, and had a great discussion on the support for SEO planning around the content on Learn WordPress.
  • Thanks to Yoast for hosting and to everyone that participated: @yvettesonneveld, @webcommsat, @courane01, @azhiyadev, @nalininonstopnewsuk, @vimes1984, @poena, Lotte Janssen, Amy Lees, Sam Alderson, Sabrina Joest. 
  • Thanks to @azhiyadev for the update and over to @yvettesonneveld for any additional recap and to schedule the follow up on the documents that were started at Yoast Contributor Day.
  • @yvettesonneveld mentioned that Yoast Core team will post a recap article, but if you want to get a feel for the vibe, take a look at this tweet.
  • Next week’s Marketing Team collaboration, 20 October 2021, will continue the social media promotions on Learn WordPress 

6d) Bug Scrub on About page / Help Page

7) Diary dates

Update via: @OGlekler 

Next Marketing Meeting

Wednesday 20 Oct 2021, 14:00 UTC – Global Marketing Team meeting in the #marketing channel on Slack.

Does your task need some time in the future agenda? Contact @meher and @webcommsat in the #marketing channel on Slack.

➤ How to get started?

We have a number of new contributors shadowing at the moment. So please do let us know if you would like some help.

If you were in the Marketing Team meeting and would like some extra help to get started to contribute to the project, contact @maedahbatool and @yvettesonneveld for information on future Contributors Onboarding events.

#learnwp, #marketing-team

Notes: Global Marketing meeting, 6 October 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

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. 

2. Contributors

  1. Attendees Slack Thread
  2. New people and returners to the channel

3. Meeting Notes

A. Last week notes

You will find the latest notes draft in our Notes Document link in this Slack thread for review. Last week’s notes are not available as yet – can someone help cover these? 

A reminder to those who have notes pending to please finish them up as soon as possible and let @lmurillom or @meher know in the main #marketing channel when they’re done.

Rota for drafting notes: 

B. Notes group recruitment

  • Volunteer opportunity: you can contribute to notes for future meetings, please contact @lmurillom and @meher.
  • Please note that the initial draft is needed by Friday 17:00 UTC each week to help with actions and follow-ups that might be needed. 

After every meeting, we add a link to the Slack meeting at the top of the weekly agenda on 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/. (Make Marketing Team blog).

C. 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 moving tasks to this tool, and you can start following them there.  
  • Thanks to everyone who came to the introductory session to GitHub. Further sessions will be announced for October and November.  
  • Let us know if you would like to be involved with the wiki writing we are doing to help contributors.
  • You don’t have to be a developer to get involved. So please volunteer. We also have roles for developers too.

4. Updates relating to other Make Teams

A. CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. (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/, Test)

Update sent from: @annezazu, @hellofromtonya

  • Test Team: We need to help extenders get their test suites compatible with the modernization of the WordPress Core 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. Test Suites. Why?: The WordPress Core PHP Test Suites have been modernized to the latest PHPUnit versions. There are  impacts to extenders who run their 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/theme integration tests on core’s test framework. What the changes mean and step-by-step instructions are available at: Changes to the WordPress Core PHP Test Suite (27 September 2021).  
  • @marybaum helped facilitate this during the meeting to help those unfamiliar with this area of testing.  how can we help extenders find out about this including drafting social media copy. 
  • Volunteer opportunity: help facilitate ideas on this.

B. Community

  • The Month in WordPress for September 2021 is out and thanks to everyone who contributed from the Community, Marketing and other Teams!  
  • 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 – next deadline for marketing to assist in contributing and editing, 11 October 2021. Action: awaiting the draft document from Community 
  • Read the Updated Guidelines for in-person WordCamps

C. Documentation Team updates

  • New workflow for reporting issues, using a new GitHub Repository.
  • Future action: We hope to do a collaboration session on this with documentation, in response to requests from new contributors. Thank you for the suggestions from last week. Volunteer opportunity: could you help set up this collaboration

D. Polyglot-related marketing

Update via: @evarlese, @webcommsat, @EidolonNight 

D. Training team and LearnWP

Update sent from: @courane01

The Training team are highlighting requests for feedback, wordsmithing, and elevating/amplifying content:

5. Collaboration/Discussion

Facilitators/ support to new contributors: @marybaum, @webcommsat, @yvettesonneveld, @nalininonstopnewsuk, @meher

Tasks

  1. Proposal for ensuring high quality video contributions to LearnWP. We began work on this task last week and have had some valuable feedback regarding tips to improve your video recording, minimum standard of video quality, and more. The discussion continued in the meeting and rest of the week in the same document. [Update post-meeting: volunteer opportunity – Training requested assistance to summarize this for the P2 blog. A new version of the Google document (without email addresses) will need to be created to link from the summary]
    Action: You can add new comments into the working document (link in this Slack thread) for ensuring high quality video contributions to LearnWP. 
  2. Marketing and Training Team collaboration on wording following the Learn WordPress Needs Assessment
    1. From the learner’s perspective, what on LearnWP could help people in achieving their personal learning goals? Think about how the UXUX UX is an acronym for User Experience - the way the user uses the UI. Think ‘what they are doing’ and less about how they do it. and functionality can assist in this.
    2. From the perspective of employers, hiring individuals and the wider WordPress Community. Consider the vision for site redesign provided by the audit company. Please add any further comments. Suggestions from previous weeks have been sent to the team.
    3. Action/ contribution opportunity: continue adding to the working document (link in this slack thread) on the Learn WordPress Needs Assessment. 
  1. Reaching extenders: test PHP changes. We will be drafting social copy as well as discussing how to best help extenders find out about making their test suites compatible with the modernization of the WordPress Core PHP Test Suites.
    [Contribution opportunity: this collaboration will be continued on 13 October]
    1. Add questions, comments and contribute to the discussion in the working document for Reaching extenders: test PHP changes.

6. Any other Marketing Team business

  1. Social Media Promotions  (#WPDiversity, #WPTranslationDay, #OnlineWPMeetup)

Update from: @lmurillom 

Actions:

  1. Onboarding Videos 
  • No update on new translations.

Action/ volunteer opportunity: 

  • Volunteers needed to help work on edits needed due to change on Slack.
  1. People of WordPress

Update from: @webcommsat, @meher, @nalininonstopnewsuk

Action/ Volunteer opportunity:

  • Would you like to volunteer to help with the series? This suits people with editorial and article writing experience, or who can help with editing graphics.

  1. Yoast 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 https://make.wordpress.org/ There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/contributor-day/ https://make.wordpress.org/support/handbook/getting-started/getting-started-at-a-contributor-day/.

Update from: @courane01, @yvettesonneveld, @webcommsat

  • Yoast is organizing a Contributor day this Friday, 8 October 2021 at 8.00am UTC.
  • Marketing, Training, Yoast and any contributors interested will be working on social media posts for the content live on Learn WordPress already, as well as helping to create the workflow when new material publishes.
  • We are preparing the collaboration documents which will be used at Yoast Contributor Day and will update the GitHub tasks. 
  • If you’d like to participate on Friday, please contact @yvettesonneveld

7. Diary dates

Upcoming Diary Dates are in this dedicated post

  • There is a public WordPress Marketing Team calendar you can also subscribe to.
  • If you are using Microsoft Outlook, follow this guide to embed Team’s Calendar in your own 
  • For October 2021, the next coffee break is scheduled on 14 October 2021 at 18.30 UTC and will be facilitated by @yvettesonneveld pluse one additional facilitator.