Notes: Global Marketing Meeting 1 September 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. 

  1. The meeting discussions on the Marketing team on Slack can be found at this Slack thread
  2. Meeting Agenda
  3. Meeting led / facilitated by: @webcommsat, @meher, @lmurillom, @nalininonstopnewsuk
  4. Meeting notes: @oglekler, @lmurillom and @meher
  5. Follow up actions: projects and actions group 

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

2. Contributors

  1. Attendees Slack Thread
  2. New people and returners to the channel
  3. Welcome message can be found on this thread.
    1. Get involved information
    2. Setting up Make WordPress Slack and WordPress.org accounts
    3. Examples of starter tasks
    4. Section ‘Get started’ on GitHub 

3. Meeting Notes

3a. You will find the latest notes in our Notes Document for review. The link to the document can be found in this slack thread

Thank you @ugyen for working on last week’s notes, and a reminder to those who have notes pending to please finish them up as soon as possible and let @lmurillom or @meher know when they’re done.

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.

Rota for drafting notes:

8 September 2021: @majaloncar
15 September 2021 @femkreations

3b. Notes group recruitment / Action

  1. You can volunteer to contribute to notes for future meetings, please contact @lmurillom and @meher in this slack thread
  2. 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 start of the meeting in slack 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/. – MakeWordPres Marketing Team blog.

3c. GitHub

We are moving tasks to this tool, and you can start following them there. There will be a demo in September 2021. More details with date and time to be announced soon.

Thank you to @tantienhime, @arpitgshah, and @femkreations who volunteered to join tasks in this area.

4. Updates relating to other Make Teams

1. Community updates

  • Thanks to everyone who reshared #WPDiversity updates.  
  • The Month in WordPress will be published on 2 September 2021. 
  • The Month in WordPress has been published, please read it at this link.
  • 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. US will take place online this year, on Friday, October 1 2021. Tickets are free and available on the WCUS site

2. CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. (including releases, FSE) updates

  • Social media amplification pack for WordPress Release 5.8. @cbringmann or @harishanker just following up if the link to the pack was added to the 5.8 new page.
  • Fill this form for, Informal media monitoring and How do you search for WordPress Release Information
  • Tell us what’s your favorite feature for 5.8 
  • WordPress 5.8.1 RCRelease Candidate A beta version of software with the potential to be a final product, which is ready to release unless significant bugs emerge. day is today, September 1, 2021.
  • Resharing @annezazu post from FSE channel – The monthly 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. theme meeting in #themereview will take place on September 1, 2021 at 16:00 UTC. More information can be found in this slack thread.

3. Polyglot-related marketing updates

4. Training team updates

5. WPTranslationDay collaboration opportunity

  • If you have a couple of hours in the next week to help with social media posts on this, please let @lmurillom and @Nalininonstopnewsuk know in this slack thread
  • WordPress Translation Day, which takes place across September 2021, is using a different slack this year. We will need to make the spreadsheets etc available to any additional collaborators joining us from marketing. 

Action

  • Please follow the WPTranslation day social accounts to get updates on all the events: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram
  • Please Share, Retweet and Like the posts directly from the official channels, instead of copy-pasting the text and publishing as a new post. You can also add your own message when you share so we can get a variety of posts. Thanks!
  • Email drafts from @EidolonNight @erica and @harishanker for an email campaign on WPTranslationDay for feedback can be found in this slack thread. UPDATE: this has been now completed.

6. Any other Marketing Team business

a. Onboarding videos

Update from the task group via @meher

  • Thank you to @webtechpooja for helping in adding the transcript for the Hindi onboarding video.

b. Any Other Business

  • If anyone has any update on their task which they are working on, please do let the team know in this slack thread or in the main channel of threads are difficult.

7. Diary dates

Please note this week there will be no coffee break as we are reviewing its dates and times.

If you have still not selected your preferred time slot please do submit this form. The last day for submission is 6 September 2021.

Upcoming Diary Dates are in this dedicated post

A reminder about our Google Calendar with meetings, collaborations, and social activities.

Thank you to @webcommsat @nalininonstopnewsuk and @lmurillom for facilitating the meeting and everyone who attended.

#gwptd, #fse, #marketing, #marketing-team

Notes: Global Marketing Meeting – 02 June 2021

If you are reading these notes on a website other than the Make WordPress Marketing blog, please contact us on the #marketing channel on SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. or via the team’s blog as we may not be aware of comments you add on other sites to be able to reply or help involve you. 

1. Welcome, introduction, new contributors

  1. These summary notes focus on key items and actions from the meeting and to assist with an asynchronous contribution to the Global Marketing Team. For those unable to attend a meeting due to timezone issues please do join the discussion threads after the meeting and send your updates. 
    1. The meeting discussions on the Marketing team on Slack can be found at this Slack thread
    2. Meeting led by: @maedahbatool, @meher, @webcommsat
    3. Meeting notes: @maedahbatool
    4. Follow up actions: projects and actions group 
  2. Attendees Slack Thread
  3. Welcoming new contributors – New Attendees Welcome Thread

@nalininonstopnewsuk covered the accessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility) and inclusion support today. If anyone has an accessibility issue or needs some help with using one of the contributor tools, please let us know.

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

2. Meeting Notes

A big thanks to @YashwardhanRana, @meher, @webcommsat, @oglekler for contributing to drafting, follow ups and actions from last week’s meeting notes

Note: Please review and add comments in suggestion mode. These notes will be updated as appropriate.

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 too. We rely on this to update the final notes and to put into our charts to show where we need extra contributors, and how we are having an input and impact onto the work assigned/requested from other teams. 

Rota for drafting notes:

  • 2 June 2021: @maedahbatool
  • 9 June 2021: No meeting as supporting WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. Europe

@nalininonstopnewsuk updated: in response to requests from accessibility perspectives and those joining asynchronously, please try and use the agenda numbers when replying or updating on an action. We have been testing the use of this numbering to help those who can not use threads and as part of our efforts to be inclusive.

Actions

You can volunteer to contribute to notes for future meetings. 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. We are excited to continue to expand our contributors who are helping draft the notes!

3. Tasks, Working Groups, and Team Celebration

Task Updates

4a) Any updates from Josepha and Chloe 

Update provided by: @chanthaboune

Actions: 

  • Last week Josepha talked about a list of the changes that are going to be a part of WordPress version 5.8 and that’s still in progress.
  • WordPress 5.8 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. 1 will be released by next week, so information will be collected to address the “extender” part of our community.
  • The post about redesigning/news (showcase) will go live.
  • In addition, Josepha has started working towards gathering a list of new terms/ descriptors that could be replaced while working on any upcoming marketing projects.

To summarize all of this here’s what we need:

  • Groups with existing audiences that we can share FSE information with
  • WordPress 5.8 changelog
  • WordPress 5.8 impactful user-facing changes
  • Terms to define and share

How can you help?

  • In terms of promoting FSE, in addition to the collaboration work we have done on this, we are collating some additional WordPress media outlets that focus on the extender community. More on this on our post https://make.wordpress.org/marketing/2021/06/02/suggestions-for-external-channels-on-fse-info/
  • At the moment, Josepha requests additional suggestions for podcasters/bloggers/newsletters/trainers who can either: 
    • provide content specifically for theme and pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party creators, or
    • have a community of theme and plugin creators that they already foster

4b) WCEU Marketing Contributors Office Hours

Update provided by: @maedahbatool

Actions: 

  • To help new and existing contributors get onboard and start with the marketing team’s task, @maedahbatool and @yvettesonneveld will be hosting two 1-hour live sessions around WCEU in our main WordPress Marketing team Slack channel. 
    • Session 1: Friday June 4th, 2021 at 7:00 AM UTC
    • Session 2: Friday June 11th, 2021 at 12:00 PM UTC
  • We will help you with any type of help regarding collaborating with Slack, Google Docs or understanding the WordPress project. 
  • There will also be a live Google Meet/Zoom link where we can get to learn each other better.

How can you help?

  • We need a volunteer to help with hosting onboarding sessions for new contributors
  • For this role, we would like to set aside between 1 (average) and 3 (for the weeks with training) hours a week.
  • We are seeking someone who would like to help with some assistance at first, and can later help reach out to new contributors, send reminders and slide decks, and help with promoting the sessions.

Who might like to do this task?

  • To make scheduling meetings easier, we have a preference for someone to join us to help who lives in a timezone near UTC +1 and UTC +5. Right now, we are meeting weekly at 7:00 AM or 9:00 AM UTC. 

5) Social Media Promotions

Update provided by: @lmurillom

Thank you to those who amplified the most recent FSE Call for Testing (deadline 9 June 2021), and Online Meetups on social.  

Actions:

6) Tasks for the week ahead

Update provided by: @webcommsat

These will focus on:

  • People of WordPress for June
  • WCEU preparation from marketing team (more updates on this after the meeting)
  • 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. and Month in WP support to the community team
  • Further updates to the potential external channels spreadsheet/ doc
  • Updating documents when ready referenced in agenda item 4 from Josepha

7. Collaborations and Planning

This week’s async collaboration task is to continue to identify potential outlets for information, especially to respond to Josepha ‘s request relating to FSE.

8. Forthcoming Diary Dates

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.

Upcoming Diary Dates are in this dedicated post

A reminder about our Google Calendar with meetings, collaborations and social activities

Global meeting times

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

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

Next Marketing meeting

Wednesday 16  June 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 @lmurillom 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.

#fse, #marketing, #marketing-team, #onlinewpmeetup

Suggestions for external channels on FSE info

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks in advance!

#fse

Notes: Global Marketing Meeting 26 May 2021

If you are reading these notes on a website other than the Make WordPress Marketing blog, please contact us on the #marketing channel on SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. or via the team’s blog as we may not be aware of comments you add on other sites to be able to reply or help involve you. 

1. Welcome, introduction, new contributors

  1. These summary notes focus on key items and actions from the meeting and to assist with an asynchronous contribution to the Global Marketing Team. For those unable to attend a meeting due to timezone issues please do join the discussion threads after the meeting and send your updates. 
    1. The meeting discussions on the Marketing team on Slack can be found at this Slack thread
    2. Meeting led by: @webcommsat
    3. Meeting notes: @yashwardhanrana, @meher and @webcommsat
    4. Follow up actions: projects and actions group 
  2. Attendees Slack Thread
  3. Welcoming new contributors – New Attendees Welcome Thread

@nalininonstopnewsuk covered the accessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility) and inclusion support today. If anyone has an accessibility issue or needs some help with using one of the contributor tools, please let us know.

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

Continue reading

#5-8, #contributor-onboarding, #fse, #lean-wp, #onboarding, #onlinewpmeetup, #people-of-wordpress, #showcase

Notes: Global Marketing meeting 19th May 2021

If you are reading these notes on a website other than the Make WordPress Marketing blog, please contact us on the #marketing channel on SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. or via the team’s blog as we may not be aware of comments you add on other sites to be able to reply or help involve you. 

1. Welcome, introduction, new contributors

  1. These summary notes focus on key items and actions from the meeting and to assist with an asynchronous contribution to the Global Marketing Team. For those unable to attend a meeting due to timezone issues please do join the discussion threads after the meeting and send your updates. 
    1. The meeting discussions on the Marketing team on Slack can be found at this Slack thread
    2. Meeting led by: @webcommsat
    3. Meeting notes: @ugyensupport, @meher, @webcommsat, @cbringmann
    4. Follow up actions: projects and actions group 
  2. Attendees Slack Thread
  3. Welcoming new contributors – New Attendees Welcome Thread

@meher covered the accessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility) and inclusion support today. If anyone has an accessibility issue or needs some help with using one of the contributor tools, please let us know.

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

Continue reading

#case-studies, #contributorstory, #fse, #marketing, #onlinewpmeetup, #people-of-wordpress, #showcase, #wceu, #wpdiversity

Notes: Global Marketing meeting 12 May 2021

If you are reading these notes on a website other than the Make WordPress Marketing blog, please contact us on the #marketing channel on SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. or via the team’s blog as we may not be aware of comments you add on other sites to be able to reply or help involve you. 

1. Welcome, introduction, new contributors

  1. These summary notes focus on key items and actions from the meeting and to assist with an asynchronous contribution to the Global Marketing Team. For those unable to attend a meeting due to timezone issues, please do join the discussion threads after the meeting and send your updates. 
    1. The meeting discussions on the Marketing team on Slack can be found at this Slack thread
    2. Meeting led by@webcommsat
    3. Meeting notes: @yvettesonneveld, @meher and @webcommsat
    4. Follow up actions: projects and actions group 
  2. Attendees Slack Thread
  3. Welcoming new contributors – New Attendees Welcome Thread

@nalininonstopnewsuk has been supporting members and reviewing systems in this area. If anyone has an accessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility) issue or needs some help with using one of the contributor tools, please let us know or include her (@Nalini on Slack) in your message.

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

Continue reading

#5-8-release-leads, #contributorstory, #fse, #marketing, #onboarding, #onlinewpmeetup, #people-of-wordpress

Notes: Global Marketing meeting 14 April 2021

If you are reading these notes on a website other than the Make WordPress Marketing blog, please contact us on the #marketing channel on SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. or via the team’s blog as we may not be aware of comments you add on other sites to be able to reply or help involve you. 

1. Welcome, introduction, new contributors

  1. These summary notes focus on key items and actions from the meeting and to assist with an asynchronous contribution to the Global Marketing Team. For those unable to attend a meeting due to timezone issues, please do join the discussion threads after the meeting and send your updates. 
    1. The meeting discussions on the Marketing team on Slack can be found at this Slack thread
    2. Meeting led by: @nalininonstopnewsuk and @webcommsat
    3. Meeting notes and follow-up actions@meher, and members of the projects and actions group 
  2. Attendees Slack Thread
  3. Welcoming new contributors – New Attendees Welcome Thread

@nalininonstopnewsuk has been supporting members and reviewing systems in this area. If anyone has an accessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility) issue or needs some help with using one of the contributor tools, please let us know or include her (@Nalini on Slack) in your message.

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

Continue reading

#contributor-onboarding, #fse, #learnwp, #marketing, #onlinewpmeetup, #people-of-wordpress

Notes: Global Marketing meeting 24 March 2021

If you are reading these notes on a website other than the Make WordPress Marketing blog, please contact us on the #marketing channel on SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. or via the team’s blog as we may not be aware of comments you add on other sites to be able to reply or help involve you. 

1. Welcome, introduction, new contributors

  1. These summary notes focus on key items and actions from the meeting and to assist with an asynchronous contribution to the Global Marketing Team. For those unable to attend a meeting due to timezone issues, please do join the discussion threads after the meeting and send your updates. 
  2. Attendees Slack Thread
  3. Welcoming new contributors – New Attendees Welcome Thread

Laura and Charmaine doing sign-language support today specifically for two of our contributors on getting started topics. @nalininonstopnewsuk has been supporting members and reviewing systems in this area. If anyone has an accessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility) issue or needs some help with using one of the contributor tools, please let us know or include her (@Nalini on Slack) in your message.

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

Continue reading

#contributor-onboarding, #fse, #learnwp, #marketing, #onlinewpmeetup, #people-of-wordpress, #wpdiversity