Notes: Global Marketing Team meeting, November 30, 2022

If you are reading these notes on a website other than the Make WordPress Marketing blog, you can add comments directly to the #marketing channel on the Make WordPress 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. The team may not be aware of comments you add on other sites which replicate the notes.

1. Welcome and introduction

  • Agenda for the meeting on November 30, 2022.
  • The meeting discussions on the Marketing team channel on Slack start with this message in the Make WordPress Slack. You can add to the threads if you were unable to attend the meeting live or for its full duration. If an update relates to a task, please also update the relevant GitHub card on the GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ tasks board. This is the main project tracking area for the team. 
  • The meeting was prepared and facilitated by Team Reps: @nalininonstopnewsuk, @lmurillom, @eidolonnight 
  • Meeting notes: @lmurillom
  • For those new to the team, the New Contributor Orientation section of the Handbook can be a good place to start. You can also visit the team’s GitHub task board and join any card you are interested in. All you need is a GitHub account to add a comment or update to a relevant card/ ticket.

2. Getting to know each other

2a. Attendance

The Slack thread lists who came along to the meeting live or asynchronously.

2b. Social Question

What is the most unusual destination you have taken a photograph? Share what made it a special photo. Do you know you can share photos of your favorite places in the WordPress photo directory? Explore photographs already available at https://wordpress.org/photos/.

You can read replies in this Slack thread.

3. Notetakers and coffee break facilitators – volunteer opportunities

3a. Can you help take notes?

Thank you to our note-taking volunteers for the next few weeks.

The GitHub card for all aspects of each week’s meeting and any collaboration are linked below by date. We set up cards a couple of weeks in advance of each meeting. Please message Nalini on Slack if you are unsure how to add comments to the GitHub card.

If you have suggestions for the agendas for these meetings or have an update you can give asynchronously, you can also add them to the card (links below) for the relevant week.

30 November 2022 GitHub #125  – @slspeller911
7 December 2022 GitHub #143 – @slspeller911
14 December 2022 GitHub #144 – @robinwpdeveloper 
21 December 2022 GitHub #145 – any takers?
28 December – no live meeting, please add updates to the relevant task’s GitHub card.

Add your name to the GitHub roster / rota at GitHub card #138.

We have a discussion to continue our efforts to make the note taking easier to do. You can join the discussion on GitHub card #148

3b. Help to facilitate a coffee break?

The team is also looking for contributors to open the virtual coffee shop in the bi-weekly coffee breakincluding tomorrow’s normally scheduled break. Check out GitHub card #23 and add your name to the list if you’re interested. We even have a complete guide for facilitators to help.

Last week, both @santanainniss and @jpantani proposed alternate times for these coffee breaks: 11:00AM UTC and 00:00 UTC respectively. Would we like to test these times this week?

Please note: Our usual coffee break on Dec 15th may need to be rescheduled due to conflict with State of the Word.

 4. 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 2023

A reminder that the team is looking for new team reps for 2023. You can read more about this role, and comment your nominations, in our blog post: 2023 Team Rep Nominations for Marketing

Please give this a read and consider volunteering or nominating someone for this role in 2023. @nalininonstopnewsuk, @lmurillom and @eidolonnight are also happy to answer any questions you may have.

Reminder: Nominations for marketing team reps will close 6 December 2022 at 09:00 UTC.

5. Marketing Team GitHub

The main Marketing Team task board is available in GitHub. If you would like help using GitHub, please reply in this thread. There is help available.

Raising GitHub card/ ticket awareness slot
Polyglots outreach card GtHub #139 – there is nothing specific from Nicholas and Dan in marketing at the moment. Watch out for further updates from @erica. The first monthly post is already available.

You can help by continuing to retweet and share posts on the WordPress.org social channels. Nicholas will share more on this in the next item.

Brand and style guide updates and collaboration

Thanks to everyone who has contributed on this. @webcommsat and @laurlittle discussed linking to this guide to help writers in the developer blog in this Slack thread. @nalininonstopnewsuk highlighted that the developer core blog is in public 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..

5a. Updates on WordPress.org social media accounts and how you can help

Our WordPress Social Media Amplification (GitHub ticket #7) details how you can help share and amplify WordPress news on social media. You will also find a list of the primary WordPress.org social accounts and campaign contacts if you would like to help craft content.

This week we’d specifically like folks to share the announcement of State of the Word 2022, which will take place on December 15, 2022, 1–2:30 P.M. EST (18–19:30 UTC).

We also have a couple open conversations for folks, even new contributors, to get involved in. These are a couple things we hope to take action on in 2023.

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/ has had another strong week from our social campaigns. We had the second highest level of engagement over the week at 2.2% and our strongest campaigns of the week included Photo Directory and WP 6.1 which discussed features and drove a lot of conversations online.

Here are a look at some of the performance numbers for the last week:

  • Impressions: 310,742
  • Engagements: 6,768
  • Link clicks: 1,338
  • Net-New Followers: 522

5b. Contributor Events Update

  • 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. Asia 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/. awareness: February 17, 2023 – GitHub ticket #108. Please add to the card if you intend to be at the contributor day and involved in the marketing table. If you would like to help organize the table, you can volunteer too. Thank you to those who have put their names on the card so far. Is anyone else going?
  • WordCamp Kolkata Contributor Day – GitHub ticket #136 awaiting information on whether there will be a marketing table. Will you be going? Please add to the GitHub card if you will be going and can be involved.
  • Are you aware of any other WordCamp or 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. contributor days/ events which are likely to have a marketing table?

 5c. Newsletters and series

  • Month in WordPress October 2022 has been published! Read it to learn more about the latest major releaseMajor Release A set of releases or versions having the same major version number may be collectively referred to as “X.Y” -- for example version 5.2.x to refer to versions 5.2, 5.2.1, and all other versions in the 5.2. (five dot two dot) branch of that software. Major Releases often are the introduction of new major features and functionality., WordPress 6.1, and the State of the WordState of the Word This is the annual report given by Matt Mullenweg, founder of WordPress at WordCamp US. It looks at what we’ve done, what we’re doing, and the future of WordPress. https://wordpress.tv/tag/state-of-the-word/. 2022 live event, and other news. Thanks @rmartinezduque.
  • People of WordPress update: the postponed September edition goes live today. We are awaiting photos for the next edition, which was originally scheduled for November publication.
    • November 2022 (updated) #104. @cbringmann has reconfirmed the post in the WordPress system. One link to a WordCamp is to be added. It will then be published.
    • December 2022 (revised) #133 Pictures and further information awaited to complete this.
    • Research for January 2023 has been started and collaboration will run in parallel with December’s as a backup. If you would like to help, please add to the GitHub card.

6. Diary dates – upcoming events and meetings

Our next Coffee break will be Thursday, 1 December 2022, at 6:30PM UTC.

Assuming we can have a volunteer facilitator (see item 3b above)

This bi-weekly social coffee break is held by the Make Marketing team for all WordPress Marketing contributors, and occasional guests. Stop by and meet some of the friendly faces marketing WordPress.

Follow this Google Calendar with meetings, collaborations, and social activities. We also list important dates in this Forthcoming Diary Dates post.

7. Open floor

  • @webcommsat is aggregating 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/. issues. If you have any examples of potential issues in the P2, can you please share them in the Make Marketing Slack. Slack thread.
  • @rmartinezduque shared that social posts will be going out to encourage people to contribute photos of their holidays, festivities, and traditions. Reyes will update the GitHub card when the posts go out. Liking and sharing is a great way to help spread the word and encourage more photo contributions. Slack thread.

Next week’s planning – GitHub card #143, December 7, 2022 meeting. You can add to the card on GitHub with anything to include or updates on a specific card to be inclu

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Notes: Global Marketing Team meeting, December 7, 2022

If you are reading these notes on a website other than the Make WordPress Marketing blog, you can add comments directly to the #marketing channel on the Make WordPress 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. The team may not be aware of comments you add on other sites which replicate the notes.

1. Welcome and introduction

  • Agenda for the meeting on December 7, 2022.
  • The meeting discussions on the Marketing team channel on Slack start with this message in the Make WordPress Slack. You can add to the threads if you were unable to attend the meeting live or for its full duration. If an update relates to a task, please also update the relevant GitHub card on the GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ tasks board. This is the main project tracking area for the team. 
  • The meeting was prepared and facilitated by Team Reps: @nalininonstopnewsuk, @lmurillom, @eidolonnight 
  • Meeting notes@nalininonstopnewsuk and @webcommsat
  • Meeting notes editor/ reviewer: @lmurillom
  • For those new to the team, the New Contributor Orientation section of the Handbook can be a good place to start. You can also visit the team’s GitHub task board and join any card you are interested in. All you need is a GitHub account to add a comment or update to a relevant card/ ticket.

2. Getting to know each other

2a. Attendance

The Slack thread lists who came along to the meeting live or asynchronously.

2b. Social Question

What favorite game do you remember playing as a child or play with your family?
You can read replies in this Slack thread. It is a good way to start getting to know some of the other contributors in the team if you are new to it.

 3. Notetakers and coffee break facilitators – volunteer opportunities

3a. Can you help take notes?

Thank you to our note-taking volunteers for the next few weeks.

The GitHub card for all aspects of each week’s meeting and any collaboration are linked below by date. We set up cards a couple of weeks in advance of each meeting. Please message Nalini on Slack if you are unsure how to add comments to the GitHub card.

If you have suggestions for the agendas for these meetings or have an update you can give asynchronously, you can also add them to the card (links below) for the relevant week.
14 December 2022 GitHub #144 – @robinwpdeveloper 
21 December 2022 GitHub #145 – any takers?
28 December – no live meeting, please add updates to the relevant task’s GitHub card.

Add your name to the GitHub roster / rota at GitHub card #138.

We have a discussion to continue our efforts to make the note taking easier to do. You can join the discussion on GitHub card #148

3b. Help to facilitate a coffee break?

The team is looking for contributors to open the virtual coffee shop in the bi-weekly coffee break. Check out GitHub card #23 and add your name to the list if you’re interested. We even have a complete guide for facilitators to help.

Our coffee break on December 15, 2022 will be moved to 9.30am UTC on the 15th due to a conflict with State of the WordState of the Word This is the annual report given by Matt Mullenweg, founder of WordPress at WordCamp US. It looks at what we’ve done, what we’re doing, and the future of WordPress. https://wordpress.tv/tag/state-of-the-word/.. @santanainniss will be hosting.

 4. 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 2023
Thank you for nominating people for 2023 Marketing team reps. We will check with everyone nominated if they are happy to stand, and will share an election link. Nalini has also asked in the team reps channel about the election form we can useThe GitHub card (#38) has the most recent updates on this process.

If you have been nominated, you can add whether you are happy to go forward on the GitHub card or the post itself.

Discussion under Open Floor on number of team reps in marketing – Slack thread.

5) Marketing Team GitHub

The main Marketing Team task board is available in GitHub. If you would like help using GitHub, please reply in this thread. There is help available.

5a. Raising GitHub card/ ticket awareness slot
Polyglots outreach card GtHub #139 – there is nothing specific from Nicholas and Dan in marketing at the moment. Watch out for further updates from @evarlese on the card. The first monthly post is already available.

You can help by continuing to retweet and share posts on the WordPress.org social channels.

Brand and style guide updates – ongoing collaboration on this on GitHub #73.

5b. Contributor events update

  • WordCamp Kolkata Contributor Day – GitHub ticket #136 awaiting information on whether there will be a marketing table. Will you be going? Please add to the GitHub card if you will be going and can be involved.
  • Are you aware of any other WordCamp or 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. contributor days/ events which are likely to have a marketing table?

 5c. Updates on WordPress.org social media accounts and how you can help

Our WordPress Social Media Amplification (GitHub ticket #7) details how you can help share and amplify WordPress news on social media. You will also find a list of the primary WordPress.org social accounts and campaign contacts if you would like to help craft content.

In case you missed it, both State of the Word 2022 and the community survey are important to share with your social platforms if you have time this week.

We also have a couple open conversations for folks, even new contributors, to get involved in. These are a couple things we hope to take action on in 2023.

Update from @bjmcsherry: 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/ kept up its strong momentum into December with another strong performance for our social campaigns. Additionally, while Twitter has been a bit turbulent of late under new ownership, we have seen performances begin to stabilize on that network as well. We gained another 1,102 followers this week, which is up drastically over previous weeks since the Twitter purchase. Our coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. metrics rose across the board with a solid stream of content that engaged our audience quite a bit. In fact, we improved on every single measurement of engagement that is important to us. Our strongest campaigns of the week included the People of WordPress and WP 6.1 campaigns which helped us discuss features and drove conversations online with our audience. These campaigns and others continued to drive our audience and provided us with our top posts/campaigns of the week.

Some of the performance numbers for the last week:

  • Impressions: 392,896
  • Engagements: 7,142
  • Link clicks: 1,411
  • Net-new Followers: 1,102

 5d. Newsletters and series

People of WordPress: please read and share the latest People of WordPress article! The WordPresser featured is Huanyi (Eric) Chuang, a front end developer from Taiwan, who helps connect local groups to WordPress and the worldwide open sourceOpen Source Open Source denotes software for which the original source code is made freely available and may be redistributed and modified. Open Source **must be** delivered via a licensing model, see GPL. community. He is part of the team helping to make the first WordCamp Asia a success in 2023.
For the December 2022 (GitHub card #133) edition: Pictures and further information awaited to complete. Research for January 2023 has been started and will run in parallel as a backup. If you would like to help, please add to the GitHub card.

2022 WordPress Survey: Each year, members of the WordPress community provide valuable feedback through an annual survey, which is open now. Please answer it and share your experience! You may also take it in French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, or Spanish.

 6. Diary dates – upcoming events and meetings

Our next Coffee break will be Thursday, 15 December 2022, at 9:30AM UTC.

This bi-weekly social coffee break is held by the Make Marketing team for all WordPress Marketing contributors, and occasional guests. Stop by and meet some of the friendly faces marketing WordPress.

Follow this Google Calendar with meetings, collaborations, and social activities. We also list important dates in this Forthcoming Diary Dates post.

 7. Open floor

  • Discussion on the number of team reps for marketing – link in the Team Rep section above.

Next week’s planning – GitHub card #144, December 14, 2022 meeting. You can add to the card on GitHub with anything to include or updates on a specific card to be included.

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Agenda: global WordPress marketing team meeting, December 7, 2022

The meeting will take place on Wednesday, December 7, 2022 at 15:00 UTC[/time]. The GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ issue for this meeting is #143.

Agenda

  1. Welcome to the team and visitors
    • Notes from last week’s meeting and other useful links.
  2. Getting to know each other
    • 2a. Attendance – you can share if you are joining the meeting 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/.. Everyone is welcome to join in live or asynchronously if the meeting is not in your time zone or at a time that is suitable for you.
    • 2b. Social Question for the week – this is one of the many ways new contributors can be involved. It is fun too! Come and share with others in the team.
  3. Notetakers and coffee break facilitators – volunteer opportunities
  4. 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 2023 – nominations have closed on December 6. Nominees to be asked to confirm if they wish to stand. An election will follow, if needed. The post on the website.
  5. Projects and Task Updates
    • 5a. Raising awareness on GitHub cards
    • 5b. Updates on 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/ social media accounts and how you can help
    • 5c. Contributor events update
    • 5d. Newsletters and series
  6. Diary dates – upcoming events and meetings
  7. Open Floor
    • If you have an item, please add it to this week’s planning card to help the team reps highlight your request.

How you can get involved with the planning and weekly meetings

Each meeting week has its own card on the Tasks board in the WordPress Marketing Repository where you can add suggestions for the agenda and provide updates. Asynchronous updates are welcome if you are unable to attend. The team works across the different time zones, and all contributions are very welcome. To add to a GitHub card, you just need to have a GitHub account, which is free to set up.

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Agenda: global WordPress marketing team meeting, November 30, 2022

The meeting will take place on Wednesday, November 30, 2022 at 15:00 UTC[/time]. The GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ issue for this meeting is #125.

Agenda

  1. Welcome to the team and visitors
    • Notes from last week’s meeting, November 23, 2022
  2. Getting to know each other
    • 2a. Attendance – you can share if you are joining the meeting 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/.. Everyone is welcome to join in live or asynchronously if the meeting is not in your time zone or at a time that is suitable for you.
    • 2b. Social Question for the week – this is one of the many ways new contributors can be involved. It is fun too! Come and share with others in the team.
  3. Notetakers and coffee break facilitators – volunteer opportunities
  4. 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 2023find out more on the website.
  5. Projects and Task Updates
    • 5a. Raising awareness on GitHub cards
    • 5b. Updates on 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/ social media accounts and how you can help
    • 5c. Contributor events update
    • 5d. Newsletters and series
  6. Diary dates – upcoming events and meetings
  7. Open Floor
    • If you have an item, please add it to this week’s planning card to help the team reps highlight your request.

How you can get involved with the planning and weekly meetings

Each meeting week has its own card on the Tasks board in the WordPress Marketing Repository where you can add suggestions for the agenda and provide updates. Asynchronous updates are welcome if you are unable to attend. The team works across the different time zones, and all contributions are very welcome. To add to a GitHub card, you just need to have a GitHub account, which is free to set up.

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Notes: Global Marketing Team meeting, November 23, 2022

If you are reading these notes on a website other than the Make WordPress Marketing blog, you can add comments directly to the #marketing channel on the Make WordPress 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.

After each item in the meeting notes, there is a link directly to its related Slack thread. This will help you join the discussions and get more involved. The team may not be aware of comments you add on other sites which replicate the notes.

1. Welcome & Introductions

These summary notes focus on key items and actions from the meeting and assist with asynchronous contribution to the Global Marketing Team.

  • The meeting discussions on the Marketing team channel on Slack start with this message in the Make WordPress Slack. You can add to the threads if you were unable to attend the meeting live or for its full duration. If an update relates to a task, please also update the relevant GitHub card on the GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ tasks board. This is the main project tracking area for the team. 
  • The meeting Agenda followed for the meeting on November 23, 2022. GitHub card number #124 for the week.
  • The meeting was facilitated by Team Reps: @nalininonstopnewsuk, @lmurillom and @eidolonnight 
  • Meeting notes: @bjmcsherry
  • Meeting notes editor/ reviewer: @nalininonstopnewsuk
  • For those new to the team, the New Contributor Orientation section of the Handbook can be a good place to start. You can also visit the team’s GitHub task board and join any card you are interested in. All you need is a GitHub account to add a comment or update to a relevant card/ ticket.

2a) Getting to know each other

  • Meeting attendees: participants can be viewed in this Slack thread. We welcome people from across all time zones to participate.

2b) Social Question

In this part of the agenda, we focus on team building. It is open to existing team members, new contributors and people from other teams that come to marketing regularly.

3. Volunteer to be a notetaker or a coffee break facilitator

a) Notes

Thank you to our notetaking volunteers for the next few weeks. How to information for the team’s notes are available in the Marketing Team Handbook.

The GitHub card for all aspects of each week’s meeting and any collaboration are linked in the list below by date. If you have suggestions for the agendas for these meetings or have an update you can give asynchronously, you can also add them to the card for the relevant week. There are contributors available to help anyone get started with the team GitHub, message in the main Marketing slack channel and include @nalininonstopnewsuk in your message.

Notetakers for coming weeks – join our group of contributors who help with notes by volunteering when you see a call for note-takers during our meetings, or by adding your name to the weekly GitHub card.

30 November 2022 GitHub #125 – @slspeller911

Opportunity: You can volunteer to be on the rota/ roster by adding your name and the week to the notes planning card #138. There are some slots available in December.

Thank you to everyone who has volunteered for November and some dates in December. There are still opportunities to volunteer. You can find the rota at this GitHub card #138. The meeting on 28 December 2022 will not take place.

b) Help to facilitate a coffee break?

The team is looking for contributors to open the virtual coffee shop in the bi-weekly coffee break. Facilitating is easy, and we even have an updated guide to help. Check out the GitHub card #23 and add your name to the list if you’re interested.

The team is also exploring restarting an alternate timezone coffee break to enable more people from different time zones to participate. This could be alternating between an early and a late UTC coffee break. We use UTC as WordPress.org is a global open-source project. You can add comments and if you would be interested in an early UTC coffee break to the discussion on GitHub card #137.

The alternatives times suggested so far and in previous discussions are alternating between 09:00 UTC and 18:30 UTC. Another time suggested was alternating three time cycles, 09:00 UTC (or earlier), 14:30 UTC and 18:30 UTC. @santanainniss offered to host a coffee hour on December 1st at 11:00AM UTC.
@jpantani also offered to experiment a future iteration of Coffee time. Suggesting to host one that’s friendly to the western part of the Americas and Eastern regions of APAC, at 00:00 UTC (4pm Pacific.)

4. 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

A reminder that the team is recruiting team reps for 2023. You can read more about it in the article on the Marketing blog site.

Please do read this and think about volunteering or nominating someone who could do this role for the next year.

A recap of the timetable from the article.

6 December 2022, 09:00 UTC: close nominations and confirm with those who have been nominated, if they wish to be considered for 2023 before making an announcement on election nominees or results if no election is needed.

Share a list of nominations in the Slack and update this post. A link to how to vote, if needed, will be shared during the global Marketing Team meeting. This will give anyone unable to attend an opportunity to vote after the meeting.

14 December 2022, 09:00 UTC: if an election is needed, this will run until this date and time. Results will be announced in the team meeting on 14 December at 15:00 UTC.

Team social, date tbc: invite all the previous and 2023 team reps to a social and thank you on behalf of the team and community. Previous year team reps will also be invited to this. The event will be a creative doodle and sharing of favorite places session, suggested from the year’s social questions.

1 January 2023: New reps will start their role for the year at the beginning of 2023.

Team social
Help share a date for a team social for January – would you suggest first or second week of January, and have any comments on date and time?

5. Marketing project and task updates

The main Marketing Team task board is available in GitHubIf you would like help using GitHub, please reply in this thread. There is help available. Thank you to everyone who has been helping progress and update cards.

5a. Updates on 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/ social media accounts and how you can help

The WordPress Social Media Amplification (GitHub ticket #7) details how you can help share and amplify WordPress news on social media. You will also find a list of the primary WordPress.org social accounts and campaign contacts if you would like to help craft content.

This week specifically, State of the Word 2022 has been officially announced and will take place on December 15, 2022, 1–2:30 P.M. EST (18–19:30 UTC). Please share with your personal networks and help spread the word. The announcement posts are linked below:

There are a couple open discussions you can get involved with.

WordPress.org had a very strong week over the past week with our social campaigns. Our coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. metrics rose across the board with a solid stream of content that engaged our audience quite a bit. Our strongest campaigns of the week continue to be focused on the features and benefits of WordPress 6.1 release plus a news post about the 6.1.1 maintenance update. It was that continued discussion with our audience that provided us with the top three posts/campaigns of the week.

Some of the performance numbers for the last week.

  • Impressions: 328,915
  • Engagements: 6,429
  • Link clicks: 1,748
  • Follower Growth: 1,177

5b. Updates on forthcoming WordPress releases and FSE

Last week was the WordPress 6.1.1 Maintenance Release. @dansoschin added that other than the 6.1.1 update, there’s general work happening and planning for upcoming releases.

5c. Contributor events update

  • 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. Asia 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/. awareness: February 17, 2023 – GitHub ticket #108. Please add to the card if you intend to be at the contributor day and involved in the marketing table. If you would like to help organize the table, you can volunteer too.
  • WordCamp Kolkata is coming up in December and has a contributor day. No further details on what is needed from marketing as yet.
  • Does anyone know of any other WordPress Contributor Days that are having a marketing table?

5d. Newsletters and series

Polyglots Outreach Effort: The first post in the Polyglots outreach program has been published, which includes a call for volunteers to help reach out to a series of locale teams. Check if your locale was mentioned! If you want to help promoting this initiative, check GitHub card #139.

Month in WordPress October 2022 has been published! Read it to learn more about what has been happening in WordPress. @eidolonnight highlighted the State of the WordState of the Word This is the annual report given by Matt Mullenweg, founder of WordPress at WordCamp US. It looks at what we’ve done, what we’re doing, and the future of WordPress. https://wordpress.tv/tag/state-of-the-word/. 2022 live event in this newsletter.

5e. WordPress.org Redesign

Design has most recently shared some mockups for developer.wordpress.org and the enterprise page. You can follow this and other redesign updates on Make Design using the #redesign tag.

6. Diary dates – upcoming events and meetings

The next Coffee break will be, Thursday, December 1, 2022, at 18:30/ 6.30pm UTC.

This bi-weekly social coffee break is held by the Make Marketing team for all WordPress Marketing contributors, and occasional guests. Stop by and meet some of the friendly faces marketing WordPress.

Follow this Google Calendar with meetings, collaborations, and social activities. Important dates are listed in this Forthcoming Diary Dates post too.

7. Open floor

@rmartinezduque shared that social posts were shared to celebrate the 5,000 photo mark in the WordPress Photo Directory. Link to the update in WPPhotos on Slack

Help share the social posts on the following WordPress.org channels:


You can read a retrospective on reaching 5,000 photos.

@nalininonstopnewsuk suggested having 10 minutes at a future meeting dedicated to encouraging people with pictures they may take at any end-of-year holidays. 

Useful information and links to discover more about WordPress Openverse (wordpress.org/openverse):
– to search for audio files to use or remix in their content, videos, podcasts, or other creative projects, all available for free use under Creative Commons licenses.

In fact, they can search not only for audio, but also for openly-licensed images. :slightly_smiling_face: 

In the latest episode of WP Briefing, @chanthaboune talks about Open erse and the Photo Directory.

Handbook page may also be useful to understand the differences between Openverse and the Photo Directory.

8. Next Meeting

Next week’s meeting will be on November 30, 2022, at 15:00 UTC (GitHub card #125).

#marketing-team, #meeting-notes, #wpphotos

Notes: Global Marketing Team meeting, November 16, 2022

If you are reading these notes on a website other than the Make WordPress Marketing blog, you can add comments directly to the #marketing channel on the Make WordPress 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.

After each item in the meeting notes, there is a link directly to its related Slack thread. This will help you join the discussions and get more involved. The team may not be aware of comments you add on other sites which replicate the notes.

1. Welcome and introduction

These summary notes focus on key items and actions from the meeting and assist with asynchronous contribution to the Global Marketing Team. For those unable to attend a meeting due to time zone issues, please do join the discussion threads after the meeting and send your updates.

  • The meeting discussions on the Marketing team channel start at this message in the Make WordPress Slack. You can add to the threads if you were unable to attend the meeting live. If an update relates to a task, please also update the relevant GitHub card on the GitHub tasks board. This is the main project tracking area for the team.
  • The agenda followed for the meeting on November 16, 2022. GitHub card #123 for the week
  • The meeting was facilitated by Team Reps: @nalininonstopnewsuk, @lmurillom, @eidolonnight 
  • Meeting notes: @majaloncar and @webcommsat
  • Notes Editor/Review: @nalininonstopnewsuk and @lmurillom
  • For those new to the team, the New Contributor Orientation section of the Handbook can be a good place to start. You can also visit the team’s GitHub task board and join any card you are interested in. All you need is a GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ account, and then you can add a comment to the relevant card.

2. Getting to know each other

  • Meeting attendees: participants can be viewed in this Slack thread. We welcome people from across all time zones to participate.
  •  In this part of the agenda we focus on team building. It is open to existing team members, new contributors and people from other teams that come to marketing regularly.
    Social question of the week from @nalininonstopnewsuk. Have you ever made a cake? What was your favorite and one you can recommend it to make? And of course, those who follow the meeting more regularly will know, could the next cake you bake make a good photo for #WPPhotos? For the new people joining today, do add your comments to this and any other item on the agenda. Can I have some cake and dessert emojis please? Read replies from the team on this Slack thread.

3. Volunteer to be a notetaker or a coffee break facilitator

a) Notes

Thank you to our notetaking volunteers for the next few weeks. How to information for the team’s notes are available in the Marketing Team Handbook.

The GitHub card for all aspects of each week’s meeting and any collaboration are linked in the list below by date. If you have suggestions for the agendas for these meetings or have an update you can give asynchronously, you can also add them to the card for the relevant week. There are contributors available to help anyone get started with the team GitHub, message in the main Marketing slack channel and include @nalininonstopnewsuk in your message.

Notetakers for coming weeks – join our group of contributors who help with notes by volunteering when you see a call for note-takers during our meetings, or by adding your name to the weekly GitHub card.

23 November 2022 GitHub #124 –  @ugyensupport

30 November 2022 GitHub #125 – @slspeller911

Opportunity: You can volunteer to be on the rota/ roster by adding your name and the week to the notes planning card #138. There are some slots available in December.

Update from @nalininonstopnewsuk

Thank you to everyone who has volunteered for November and some dates in December. There are still opportunities to volunteer. You can find the rota at this GitHub card 138, as Larissa has linked to above. The meeting on 28 December will not take place.

b) Help to facilitate a coffee break?

We are looking for contributors to open the virtual coffee break for the bi-weekly coffee break.

Check out the GitHub card #23 and add your name to the list! Read the updated guide on facilitating a coffee break and volunteer. More on the next coffee break in the diary dates section of the meeting.

The team is exploring restarting a coffee break to enable more people from different time zones to participate. This could be alternating between an early and a late UTC coffee break. We use UTC as WordPress.org is a global open sourceOpen Source Open Source denotes software for which the original source code is made freely available and may be redistributed and modified. Open Source **must be** delivered via a licensing model, see GPL. project. You can add comments and if you would be interested in an early UTC coffee break to the discussion on GitHub card #137.

4. Marketing project and task updates

i) 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

Updates from @nalininonstopnewsuk @eidolonnight and @lmurillom

The timetable was discussed and opportunity for further views to be expressed, in addition to the GitHub card where progress and discussion has been taking place. This GitHub card has also been highlighted since October to encourage interest in the process and nominations. Some changes were made to allow for the Thanksgiving holidays in the US.

The dates:

  • By 16 November 2022: publish post on the Marketing blog and highlight in the team meeting at 15:00 UTC.
  • 6 December 2022, 09:00 UTC: close nominations and confirm with those who have been nominated, if they wish to be considered for 2023 before making an announcement on election nominees or results if no election is needed. Share a list of nominations in the Slack and update this post. A link to how to vote, if needed, will be shared during the global Marketing Team meeting. This will give anyone unable to attend an opportunity to vote after the meeting.
  • 14 December 2022, 09:00 UTC: if an election is needed, this will run until this date and time. Results will be announced in the team meeting on 14 December at 15:00 UTC.

The post for 2023 team rep nominations and the timetable was published after the meeting https://make.wordpress.org/marketing/2022/11/16/2023-team-rep-nominations-for-marketing/

The team was also asked for input on the date for a social event at the beginning of the new year.
@nalininonstopnewsuk said the plan was to include items that have been suggested from the weekly social question.
Action: If you can share whether you are likely to be back by the first week or January 2023 or prefer a social in the second week, we can try and find a date and time that will work.

iii) Discussion on Marketing Team description

The main Marketing Team task board is available in GitHubThank you to everyone who has been helping progress and update cards.

We have a couple of older cards that need finishing. We will share those in the thread to help complete them. Please let the team reps know in this channel if you need help. There are lots of members of the team who can answer questions and help. Do not worry about asking for assistance. We are a team!

The update on the GitHub #50 card has been finalized and closed.

 Also this GitHub card has been closed: https://github.com/WordPress/Marketing-Team/issues/79

Read replies from the team on this Slack thread.

4a. Updates on WordPress.org social media accounts and how you can help

Update from @eidolonnight:

Our WordPress Social Media Amplification (GitHub ticket #7) details how you can help share and amplify WordPress news on social media. You will also find a list of the primary WordPress.org social accounts and campaign contacts if you would like to help craft content.

We also have a couple open conversations for folks, even new contributors, to get involved in:

Read replies from the team on this Slack thread

Update from @bjmcsherry: “WP.org had another strong week relative to other weeks in a non-release window. While numbers and engagement are down from last week, that is more of a reflection of the continued excitement from the 6.1 release. Our strongest campaigns of the week however did continue to be focused on features/benefits of the 6.1 release as users are still talking about this online. It was that continued discussion with our audience that provided us with our top 3 posts/campaigns of the week.”

Some of the performance numbers for the last week:

  • Impressions: 276,304
  • Engagements: 5,305
  • Link clicks: 1,722

4b. Updates on forthcoming WordPress releases and FSE

Update from @eidolonnight

In case you missed it, WordPress 6.1.1 Maintenance Release went out yesterday.

Media outreach was being organized (WordPress 6.1 Media Outreach #135). @jpantani and @dansoschin had no updates.

4c. Contributor events update

Update from @nalininonstopnewsuk

  • 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. Asia 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/. awareness: February 17, 2023 – GitHub ticket #108. Please add to the card if you intend to be at the contributor day and involved in the marketing table. If you would like to help organize the table, you can volunteer too.
  • WordCamp Kolkata is coming up in December and has a contributor day. @rahuldsarker asked if there was an update
  • Does anyone know of any other WordPress Contributor Days that are having a marketing table?

4d. Newsletters and series

Update from @lmurillom

WordPress Briefing podcast: we have been talking about Openverse and @Nalini has been encouraging you to participate in #WPPhotos for a while now. If you’re unsure about what exactly is the difference between the two, then the latest episode of WordPress briefing is for you: Openverse & Photo Directory– What Are They, and How Are They Different? Listen, and share with your networks!

Starting a Polyglots Outreach Effort: @evarlese is starting a Polyglots outreach program, which will include monthly posts with a call for volunteers to help reach out to a series of locale teams. Please read the post for more details, and if you want to help promoting this initiative, check GitHub card #139.

Month in WordPress: @rmartinezduque is hoping to finish the draft for October’s Month in WordPress today or tomorrow. In order to allow some time for review/feedback, the publishing date will be moved to Friday (November 18) or early next week. Check the GitHub card #131 for more information.

Read replies from the team on this Slack thread

4e. WordPress.org Redesign

Update from @eidolonnight

Design has shared mockups for the new design of the Showcase. You can follow this and other redesign updates on Make Design using the #redesign tag.

Read replies from the team on this Slack thread

5. Diary dates – upcoming events and meetings

Update from @eidolonnight

Our next Coffee break will be tomorrow, Thursday, 17 November 2022, at 18:30/ 6.30pm UTC and will be facilitated by @jpantani.

This bi-weekly social coffee break is held by the Make Marketing team for all WordPress Marketing contributors, and occasional guests. Stop by and meet some of the friendly faces marketing WordPress.

Updates via @nalininonstopnewsuk and @eidolonnight

Just a reminder that there is a discussion on coffee break at different times.

Discussion: Coffee break alternating in timezones #137

There is no set time at the moment. I wonder if 8am UTC would work or something like 1pm UTC? If you are in a different timezone and can help with this or would like to attend a coffee break on alternate weeks, add your comments on GitHub or in this meeting. Let us know if times of 8am/08:00 UTC or 1pm/13:00 UTC would work? We are interested in arranging an earlier coffee break if contributors would like one and can help facilitate.

Read replies from the team on this Slack thread

Follow this Google Calendar with meetings, collaborations, and social activities. We also list important dates in this Forthcoming Diary Dates post.

5. Open floor

5. Next meeting

Next week’s meeting will be on November 23, 2022 at 15:00 UTC (GitHub card #124).

#marketing-team, #meeting-notes

Agenda: global Marketing Team meeting, November 23, 2022

The meeting will take place on Wednesday, November 23, 2022 at 15:00 UTC. The GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ issue for this meeting is #124.

Agenda

  1. Welcome to the team and visitors
    • Notes from last week’s meeting.
  2. Getting to know each other
    • 2a. Attendance thread – Who is joining the meeting 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/. today – contributors attending live and asynchronously
    • 2b. Social Question
  3. Notetakers and coffee break facilitators – volunteer opportunities
    • Note taking rota for next few weeks, and opportunities to volunteer. @Brett McSherry will be taking this week’s notes.
  4. 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
  5. Projects and Task Updates
    • 5a. Updates on 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/ social media accounts and how you can help
    • 5b. Updates on forthcoming WordPress releases and FSE
    • 5c. Contributor events update
    • 5d. Newsletters and series
    • 5e. WordPress.org Redesign
  6. Diary dates – upcoming events and meetings
  7. Open Floor
    • If you have an item, please do add it to this week’s planning card to help the team reps highlight your request.

How you can get involved with the planning and weekly meetings

Each meeting week has its own card on the Tasks board in the WordPress Marketing Repository where you can add suggestions for the agenda and provide updates. Asynchronous updates are welcome if you are unable to attend. The team works across the different time zones, and all contributions are very welcome. To add to a GitHub card, you just need to have a GitHub account, which is free to set up.

#agenda, #marketing-team

2023 Team Rep Nominations for Marketing

Update December 21, 2023

From the list of contributors who were nominated. Five nominations from the team were received for team reps for 2023 by the deadline. Three of those nominees accepted to stand. A discussion took place on whether the team should have two or three team reps for 2023. As there were three nominees, no election was held. The team reps for January 1, 2023 will be @sereedmedia, @robinwpdeveloper, and @santanainnis. A post welcoming them and reflecting on 2022 will be published in due course.

Thank you to everyone who was nominated and helped support the process, congratulations to the incoming team reps, and thank you to the 2022 team reps, and all contributors who put in time and energy to support the team.

An annual informal celebration of the team will take place, hopefully in the week commencing January 16, 2022. More information will be shared when a date and time is set.

The global Marketing Team meetings will change time and potentially day to enable all the 2023 team reps to be able to attend live. More information will be shared soon.

Update December 6, 2023
Thank you for nominating people for 2023 Marketing team reps. Nominees will be asked if they are happy to stand. Once confirmed, an election link will be shared. A request has been made in the team reps group in 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/. for the election form to use.

Original post
As we approach the end of the year, it is time to think about Team Reps for next year. We have been highlighting this in team meetings for the last month and encouraging people to consider standing or to become more involved with the team in other ways. Every person in the team, irrespective of timezone or country they live or work in, can express an interest in standing for 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. in 2023. 

Three team reps have served this year, in what was initially planned as a role share but these have been full roles over the course of the year. In addition, there was an overlap for a few weeks at the beginning of 2022 with some of the previous team reps to help with the ongoing infrastructure build and handover. Thank you to everyone involved in 2022.

Below are details of nominations and the timetable for the 2023. Nicholas, Nalini and Larissa, the existing team reps hope team members will consider putting themselves forward for next year.

The team continues to value everyone who is co-ordinating, organizing or helping on a task.

What are Team Reps?

The collaboration efforts across the 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/ are divided into teams. They are known as the Make or Contributing Teams. In each of the teams, team representatives can be nominated to help co-ordinate this effort, encourage others, and cover many of the administrative tasks. Read more in the post on what it means to be a Team Rep. Summarizing the definition from this article:

“Team Rep is a leadership role that is mostly administrative in nature; it is not a Lead role. Letting go of the Team Rep title is not a loss of status, just a handing off of responsibilities. Someone who is a leader in a team can lead whether they are doing the team rep job or not.”

In their role, Team Reps in Marketing:

  • Are responsible for communicating on behalf of their team to other contributor teams and sharing this information back with their own team
  • Help represent the team internally, collaborate with other teams, manage the meetings with contributions from others in the team
  • Facilitate the planning process for team meetings on GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ and run the weekly meetings with input from other contributors
  • Contribute to the agenda and notes, encourage contributors to volunteer for note taking and the coffee breaks, maintain the schedules and flow
  • Encourage contributors and address any issues together with others as needed
  • Update the diary post and team calendar
  • Contribute to updating the team’s GitHub, and with others who also give time to support this area, its maintenance
  • Assist with updates to the handbook
  • Monitor the Marketing blog comments, along with other contributors
  • Generally keep a watch on the moving parts of the team to represent this at meetings and update the team’s GitHub

Teams can have more than one rep to enable individuals to share responsibilities, divide tasks, and cover each other when needed.

How do I nominate someone?

Every contributor will need to stand for nomination per year. Any member of the team can stand including those who may have other roles or who are currently reps.

The team can have two to three Team Reps every year.

If you would like to stand or know someone who would be a good team rep, please nominate them or yourself. You can do this by putting the name on the google sheet on this GitHub card #38 or by commenting below.

If you have 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) question and would like to chat with one of the existing Marketing Team Reps (Nicholas, Larissa and Nalini), will be really pleased to talk with you.

Remember that if someone nominates you, but you do not feel like accepting at this time, it is okay to decline. Your nomination will be included in the voting only if you explicitly agree to it.

Timetable for nominations and elections

Please do consider standing and vote. The team reps help the team as a whole to build on the progress and achievements from previous years and all the efforts of contributors since the time the team began.

As there are some major festivals and holidays for those with other responsibilities, we want to enable as much participation as possible in the team rep nominations and elections.

October 2022: start discussions and encourage those who had previously indicated interest to add their name to the GitHub card, as well as highlighting the opportunity to others to start thinking about what they could bring to the role. Check with the project leadership on any new guidelines or processes across the project. [This has been done in the team]

November 2022: encourage nominations and promote in the Marketing Team slack and during team meetings. [This has started]

By 16 November 2022: publish post on the Marketing blog and highlight in the team meeting. [Discussion during meeting]

6 December 2022, 09:00 UTC: close nominations and confirm with those who have been nominated, if they wish to be considered for 2023 before making an announcement on election nominees or results if no election is needed. Share a list of nominations in the Slack and update this post. A link to how to vote, if needed, will be shared during the global Marketing Team meeting. This will give anyone unable to attend an opportunity to vote after the meeting.

14 December 2022, 09:00 UTC: if an election is needed, this will run until this date and time. Results will be announced in the team meeting on 14 December at 15:00 UTC.

Team social, date tbc: invite all the previous and 2023 team reps to a social and thank you on behalf of the team and community. Previous year team reps will also be invited to this. The event will be a creative doodle and sharing of favorite places session, suggested from the year’s social questions.

1 January 2023: New reps will start their role for the year at the beginning of 2023.

Information to help with nominations from previous questions

  • Names for election will be published on the /marketing blog only if the nominee has confirmed they are happy to stand. We would like to share in Slack a list of all those nominated, including those who decided they did not wish to go forward at this time.
  • You can still choose to stand/confirm a team rep election nomination for a future election year if you opt not to be put forward for 2023. Please know that declining to stand will not be a barrier to ongoing involvement in the team / other Make teams, task sub groups, projects and action groups.
  • You can have informal chats with the existing team reps or the projects and action groups members if you are unsure about standing.
  • Members can nominate more than one person.
  • You don’t need to be in a particular timezone nor country/ continent to be a team rep. Like now, team reps come from different continents and timezones.
  • You do need to be on the Make WordPress Slack.

Questions

If you have any questions, please ask in the comments or in the Marketing Slack. This is your team, please take part in 2023 nominations. A big thank you for everyone who considers putting themselves forward.

Thanks to @eidolonnight and @lmurillom for reviewing this post.
The process and draft has been shared on the team’s GitHub and in team meetings.

#agenda, #marketing-team, #team-rep, #team-rep-nominations

Agenda: global Marketing Team meeting, November 16, 2022

The meeting will take place on Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at 15:00 UTC[/time]. The GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ issue for this meeting is #123.

Agenda

  1. Welcome to the team and visitors
    • Notes from last week’s meeting.
  2. Getting to know each other
    • 2a. Attendance thread – Who is joining the meeting 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/. today – contributors attending live and asynchronously
    • 2b. Social Question
  3. Notetakers and coffee break facilitators – volunteer opportunities
    • Note taking rota for next few weeks, and opportunities to volunteer. @majaloncar will be taking this week’s notes.
  4. 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
  5. Projects and Task Updates
    • 5a. Updates on 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/ social media accounts and how you can help
    • 5b. Updates on forthcoming WordPress releases and FSE
    • 5c. Contributor events update
    • 5d. Newsletters and series
  6. Diary dates – upcoming events and meetings
  7. Open Floor
    • If you have an item, please do add it to this week’s planning card to help the team reps highlight your request.

How you can get involved with the planning and weekly meetings

Each meeting week has its own card on the Tasks board in the WordPress Marketing Repository where you can add suggestions for the agenda and provide updates. Asynchronous updates are welcome if you are unable to attend. The team works across the different time zones, and all contributions are very welcome. To add to a GitHub card, you just need to have a GitHub account, which is free to set up.

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