Agenda: Global Marketing Meeting, 17 November 2021

Today’s Global Marketing Team meeting will be focused on the ongoing collaboration for social media promotion of Learn WordPress workshops.

After the welcome, a link to last week’s draft notes in the Google document, and any urgent requests for help/ task updates, we will be able to go straight into the collaboration.
We have two tasks already shared 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/. yesterday relating to:

  • the polyglot newsletter (some of the team will continue to work on this to support the polyglots after the meeting and new people are welcome to come and discover more about polyglot conribution)
  • WPDiversity next event promotion: you can join in this after the main meeting using the links which will be shared in Slack

Learn WordPress social media collaboration task

To draft social media posts for a direct usage on channels we use and available to be adapted.

Channels: Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

  • Draft posts on the video workshops in 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/ card (linked below) for these three channels.
  • Mark up items which would benefit from an image or where an image exists which could be sized and used.
  • Include any social media tags following a search on those channels, that could be relevant. The main tag we use is #LearnWP

Resources

The Google document we will be using will be shared in the meeting and has been posted at 13:00 UTC in the channel.

The video workshops to be promoted and any further discussion items for the card (Marketing GitHub).

Thanks also to @yvettesonneveld @Hauwa Abashiya @Courtney @lmurillom @nalininonstopnewsuk and @meher for contributing to this.

Links to more on this collaboration and other items for this week will be updated on this post later today for anyone wanting to contribute async. Thanks in advance.

#agenda, #marketing-team

Notes: Global Marketing meeting 20 October 2021

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

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

1. Welcome, introduction

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

2. Contributors

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

3. Meeting Notes

A. Last week notes

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

A reminder to those who have notes pending to please finish them up as soon as possible and let @lmurillom or @meher know in the main #marketing channel when they’re done. We are updating the P2P2 P2 or O2 is the term people use to refer to the Make WordPress blog. It can be found at https://make.wordpress.org/. with notes that have had links that need updating or ones that need copying over from the google doc, including some older items left in the google doc due to Covid-issues. Thanks to everyone for stepping in to help with this.

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

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

Rota for drafting notes: 

B. Notes group recruitment

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

C. GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ 

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

4. Updates relating to other Make Teams

A. CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. (including releases, FSE, GutenbergGutenberg The Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/, Test)

For awareness:

Update via: @yvettesonneveld

C. Design Team

Update via: @annezazu and @chaion07 

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

For further information read this article and share your thoughts.

Action:

Update shared by: @yvettesonneveld and @webcommsat

Action:

E. Training team updates for marcomms

Update shared by: @yvettesonneveld and @webcommsat

Feedbacks or Promotion Request:

5. Collaboration/Discussion

A. Reaching extenders: test PHPPHP PHP (recursive acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor) is a widely-used open source general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for web development and can be embedded into HTML. http://php.net/manual/en/intro-whatis.php. changes

  • This collaboration is for ideas to best help extenders make their test suites compatible with the modernization of the WordPress Core PHP Test Suites and drafting potential communications/ social copy. The link to the document can be found in this slack thread.
  • @webcommsat mentioned that we have been asked if there is still time to add a comment on this. Yes, please do on page 5-6 of the document.
  • More details about this slack can be read in this slack thread.

B. LearnWP Social Media. 

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

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

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

Actions / Contributor opportunity: 

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

6) Any other Marketing Team Business

Update shared by: @webcommsat

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

7) Dairy Dates

Update via: @OGlekler 

Next Marketing Meeting

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

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

➤ How to get started?

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

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

#marketing-team, #meeting-notes

Notes: Global Marketing meeting 13 October 2021

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

1. Welcome, Introduction

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

2. Contributors

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

3. Meeting Notes

A. Last week notes

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

A reminder to those who have notes pending to please finish them up as soon as possible and let @lmurillom or @meher know in the main #marketing channel when they’re done. We are updating the P2P2 P2 or O2 is the term people use to refer to the Make WordPress blog. It can be found at https://make.wordpress.org/. with notes that have had links that need updating or ones that need copying over from the google doc, including some older items left in the google doc due to Covid-issues. Thanks to everyone for stepping in to help with this.

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

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

Rota for drafting notes: 

B. Notes group recruitment

  • Would you like to help source the weekly agenda links and information from other teams? It is a great way to get to know what’s happening in the project.
  • You can also join our group of contributors taking part in producing notes and updates.
Action:
  • You can volunteer to contribute to notes for future meetings, please contact @lmurillom and @meher.
  • Please note that the initial draft is needed by Friday 17.00 UTC each week to help with actions and follow-ups that might be needed.
  • After every meeting, we now add a link to the Slack meeting at the top of the weekly agenda on the P2 (make Marketing Team blog).

C. GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ 

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

4. Updates relating to other Make Teams

A. CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. (including releases, FSE, GutenbergGutenberg The Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/, Test)

Update via: @annezazu, @webcommsat

For awareness:

B. Community

Update via: @harishanker, @EidolonNight

4c) Documentation

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

4d) Polyglot-related marketing  

Update via: @erica, @webcommsat

Action:

4e) Training team updates for marcomms

Update via: @azhiyadev

5. Collaboration / Discussion

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

Tasks: Reaching extenders: test PHPPHP PHP (recursive acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor) is a widely-used open source general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for web development and can be embedded into HTML. http://php.net/manual/en/intro-whatis.php. changes. Thanks to @vimes1984 @webcommsat and @marybaum for preparing this collaboration. We will be discussing how to best help extenders make their test suites compatible with the modernization of the WordPress Core PHP Test Suites and drafting potential communications/ social copy.  

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

Information shared by @vimes1984:

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

6) Any other Marketing Team Business

6a) People of WordPress

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

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

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

Action: 

6c) Yoast Contributor DayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of https://make.wordpress.org/ There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/contributor-day/ https://make.wordpress.org/support/handbook/getting-started/getting-started-at-a-contributor-day/.

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

6d) Bug Scrub on About page / Help Page

7) Diary dates

Update via: @OGlekler 

Next Marketing Meeting

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

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

➤ How to get started?

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

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

#learnwp, #marketing-team, #meeting-notes

Agenda: Global Marketing Team Meeting, 29 September 2021

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

We include more detail and links in our agenda posts to help those who want to contribute further to the meeting in their own timezone. It also helps provide more time in meetings for collaboration work and an easier point of reference for the links. After the meeting, a link to the Slack meeting is added to this agenda to support asynchronous contribution in the 48 hours after the weekly live session.

  1. Welcome
  2. (i) Attendance – who is with us? (ii) Welcoming new people, returners and visitors to the channel
    Get involved information
    Setting up Make WordPress Slack and WordPress.org accounts
  3. Follow-ups, note taker recruitment, actions
    a) Notes links for review – 22 September 202115 September 20218 September 2021
    b) Admin recruitment – Would you like to help with the weekly agenda links? Let us know in the Marketing SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/.. It is a great way to get to know what’s happening in the project. We continue to recruit notetakers. Come and chat about how you can join the rotas.
    c) GitHub – thanks to everyone who came to the introduction to 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/ repositories and updates from the testing and pilots, the background to how we arrived at using GitHub, and our tools for our new contributors. Further sessions will be announced for October and November. The form continues to be available for expressions of interest for future sessions and to help identify attendees’ familiarity with GitHub.
  4. Updates relating to other Make Teams
    • CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress.-related items (including releases, FSE, GutenbergGutenberg The Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/)
      • Ideas slot: 5.8 and minor releases: social media amplification pack further promotion opportunities and updating
      • Request from the Testing team: support extenders make their test suites compatible with the modernization of the WordPress Core PHPPHP PHP (recursive acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor) is a widely-used open source general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for web development and can be embedded into HTML. http://php.net/manual/en/intro-whatis.php. Test Suites. What the changes mean and step-by-step instructions are available at: Changes to the WordPress Core PHP Test Suite (27 September). Volunteer opportunity: to help facilitate ideas on this, please do volunteer. We will add this to GitHub and link to this for the meeting]
      • For awareness:
        • Roadmap for 5.8 minor releases; Announcement of 5.8.1 release (9 September)
        • 5.9 planning round-up (3 September)
        • Implementing a webfonts API in WordPress core (29 September)
        • Creating the widget group block (22 September)
        • What’s next in Gutenberg? (Mid-September 2021)
        • Discussion from 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) Team on improving the contrast accessibility warning in the BlockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. Editor – GitHub issue
    • Community Team
      • Month in WordPress – publication 4 October 2021, deadline 2 October
      • Deadline for MeetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on meetup.com will help you find options in your area. newsletter – next deadline for marketing, 11 October 2021
      • For information:
    • Design Team: internal user information: proposed changes to the P2 Make Team blogs (16 September)
    • Documentation Team: new workflow for reporting issues, using a new GitHub Repository
  5. Collaboration/ Discussion
  6. Any other Marketing Team business
  7. Diary Dates
    • Coffee breaks resumes this week on 30 September 2021, at the new time of 18:30 UTC
    • 6 October 2021 – Marketing and Training Team collaboration on wording following the Learn WordPress Needs Assessment

Additional links and preparation for the agenda (Make WordPress Slack – Marketing).

Help during meetings

If you need accessibility or language support to participate in any of our work and meetings, please let one of the team reps know in the marketing channel on Slack. We will try and find ways to help. We are keen to continue to try and help and promote inclusion and diversity in the team.

Weekly agenda planning

If your Make Team is working or planning something that could be shared with Marketing or have a follow-up, please let us know in the Make WordPress Slack channel on a Monday. We will be shortly sharing a new form to help teams log forthcoming interview requests.

To take part in the follow-ups and agenda planning, please share your interest in the Make WordPress Marketing Slack. You can also follow agenda planning in this developing Rolling Tasks board on the Marketing Team’s GitHub.

Props to @webcommsat for follow-ups and the agenda preparation, to @mloncar, @lmurillo, @courane01, @hellofromtonya, @harishanker for submitting materials and discussions, and to @meher and @nalininonstopnewsuk for proofreading.

#agenda, #learnwp, #marketing, #marketing-team

Notes: Global Marketing meeting 25 August 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: https://wp.me/p72A3H-23M  
  3. Meeting led by@lmurillom and @vimes1984
  4. Meeting notes: @ugyensupport and @meher
  5. Proofread: @meher, @webcommsat
  6. Meeting Preparation: @webcommsat 
  7. Follow up actions: projects and actions group 

2. Contributors New and Returning

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

3. Notes

3a) Meeting Notes

A big thanks to everyone for coordinating and editing drafts from past meeting notes which will be up shortly in 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/.. As a few people are on personal holidays and others are unwell due to Covid, we are a little behind on Notes and will post updates in the coming weeks.

Thank you to @yvettesonneveld for working on drafting last week’s notes.

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

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:

3b) Notes group recruitment

  • If you would like to contribute by preparing notes for future meetings, please contact @lmurillom and/or @meher
  • Initial draft deadline: 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!

3c) 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/ 

  • We are moving tasks to this tool, and you can start following them there
  • @vimes1984 and @webcommsat will be doing a demo showing what we have been building with your feedback, and the issues it is hoped to help solve. This live demo will be in September 2021.

4. Tasks, Working Groups, and Team Celebration

4a) Community – WPDiversity

  • Thank you to those who amplified the #WPDiversity Allyship event and Online Meetups on social media.  
  • There is another Diversity Workshop this Friday, from 5.00PM – 6.30PM UTC which we’re currently promoting.

#OnlineWPMeetup

  • There is a Mega 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. tomorrow, which will cover topics like Developing for the BlockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. Editor and Full Site Editing. It’s included in this week’s roundup! 
  • Actions: thanks to @afshanadiya, @mcihelleames, and @ugyensupport for volunteering to help with drafting social. Please liaise with @lmurillom

Actions

Please engage with and share:

4b) CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. and FSE

Marketing Materials to support core and FSE

4c) Polyglots

  • The “WordPress Translation Day 2021” event is between September 1-30. 
  • We are looking for local teams, Meetup groups, or any translation contributors to host mini-events during the month of September 2021. Read this post for more details.

4d) Test Team

  • Call for volunteers: The Test Team is reviewing the testing instructions scattered across the Make blogs (and TracTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub.https://core.trac.wordpress.org/., GitHub etc) to make sure that the instructions are correct, up-to-date, etc  
  • Anyone can start at any time to add links into the audit spreadsheet (referenced in the post). Team reps will be updated every few weeks about the progress
  • Read this post for more details.

4e) Training Team 

Update via: @azhiyadev

  1. Feedback requested on Learner Achievements on Profiles. This would show course completions on your .org profile in a new tab. Request for marketing to raise awareness of feedback wanted on this post.
  2. There will host at least one subtitling working session for content on LearnWP in the last half of September in conjunction with WPTranslatorDay. Date soon to be announced.
  3. We anticipate having an Introduction to WordPress course ready to promote near the end of September 2021 @arasae

5. Any other Marketing Team business

6. Forthcoming Diary Dates

Upcoming Diary Dates are in this dedicated post

NOTE: 

  • As mentioned in this slack thread, the Coffee Break from September 2021 will be twice a month. A lot of people are finding the current time too late or early for them. A Google Form has been created to help find a time to work for most people. Please fill in your preference timeslot in this form. Link to the form can be found in this slack thread. Form will be open 1 September 2021. There is also an informal coffee break drop-in after the main weekly meeting.

Thanks to @EidolonNight for volunteering to co-facilitate some of these coffee breaks.

#learnwp, #marketing, #wptranslationday

Notes: Global Marketing meeting 18 August 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
  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 Agenda
    3. Meeting led by: @webcommsat
    4. Meeting notes: @yvettesonneveld
    5. Follow up actions: projects and actions group 
  2. Attendees Slack Thread

2. Contributors

A big thanks to everyone for coordinating and editing drafts from past meeting notes which will be up shortly in 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/.. As a few people are on personal holidays and others are unwell due to Covid, we have some delayed final notes on the P2 blog.Please do let us know if you can help.

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

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 on, identify where we need extra contributors, and explore how we are having an input and impact onto the work assigned/requested from other teams.

Rota for drafting notes:

Actions

You can volunteer to contribute to notes for future meetings, please contact @lmurillom and @meher. Please note that the initial draft is needed by Friday 17.00 UTC each week to help with actions and follow-ups that might be needed. We are excited to continue to expand our contributors who are helping draft the notes!

4. Tasks, Working Groups, and Team Celebration

Global Social Media Promotions

Update via @lmurillom

Thank you to those who amplified the upcoming #WPDiversity Allyship event and Online Meetups on social media. If you would like to shadow how we write copy and plan posting on social, the document link is in the thread.

Actions

Please engage with and share:

We need some more hands! Please reply to this thread if you have experience writing copy for social media. 

Document: https://docs.google.com/document/d/11yAywSvulW9eGKrq1_v6biLdsvea_yr87nRo7yRHqOM/edit?usp=sharing 

A11yship event

Update from: @nalininonstopnewsuk  

There will be a second chance to attend the Allyship event later in the year.
@nalininonstopnewsuk: It is really valuable to help promote the importance of these events and work, so please do put yourself forward if it could be something you can help with. If more of the team members just reshare the post by clicking retweet, this would be a positive step. 

Actions

MeetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on meetup.com will help you find options in your area. Newsletter

Update via: @meher  

  • Read the Aug 2021 Meetup newsletter on this link.

WordPress coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress., releases and FSE updates 

Update from: @chloebringman @dandoshin @annezazu

MetaMeta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress.

  • Thanks to @webcommsat for working with meta to resolve the @here access for team reps and update one of the posts
  • Actions:
    • @meherbala is looking into automated meeting reminders similar to what the WP Diversity team uses
    • As soon as some team members have access to the Update page, we will start publishing the monthly team updates again. When team resources are not as stretched, we hope to go back to weekly updates again

WordPress Translation Day 2021 updates 

Update from: @nalininonstopnewsuk

  • @nalininonstopnewsuk shared that several members of our team have volunteered to be in the organizing team of WordPress Translation Day 2021. 
  • If you are planning to hold a translation contributor event for your locale team, stay tuned for more updates

Training and LearnWP

Update from: @courtney and @Hauwa Abashiya

  • Please read Badges on profiles and share your thoughts. Would badges for completed courses help existing folks continue ongoing learning?  Would it help in hiring folks?
  • Please share your thoughts on Brand guidelines – particularly if you’re a pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party/theme devs/owners
  • Captioning for accessibility – working on ensuring all videos on Learn have captions.  Next month a working session for translating (subtitling) this will happen during WP Translation Day as well.
  • Tentatively a course on getting started with WordPress will be released within just a few weeks. 
  • If you’re a Windows users, please help us out by testing setups for local development

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/

Update from: @webcommsat

  • We have had a couple of volunteers so far to help with writing wiki material to use GitHub for marketing and thanks to those. Meher and Chris will be in touch shortly. We wanted to make sure everyone who has experience of GitHub who wanted to volunteer could still do so and start people off together.
  • We have followed up with previous task coordinators on cards from TrelloTrello Project management system using the concepts of boards and cards to organize tasks in a sane way. This is what the make.wordpress.com/marketing team uses for example: https://trello.com/b/8UGHVBu8/wp-marketing. if they would like to continue coordinating those tasks which are still relevant. With covid pressures, many have responded saying they would like to but currently can not do so until the pandemic eases. They are happy to be involved in the task though. If you have a particular area of expertise and would like to go through a task in one of our drop-in sessions on this channel, please do so. 

4. Forthcoming Diary Dates

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.

Upcoming Diary Dates are in this dedicated post

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

#learnwp, #marketing, #marketing-team, #onlinewpmeetup

Agenda: Global Marketing Team, 23 June 2021

Update: link to meeting 23 June 2021

The weekly meeting will take place in the Marketing channel on the Make WordPress SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/., at 14:00 UTC.

  1. Welcome
  2. Attendance. New people and returners to the channel
  3. Notes and actions
  4. Update on WordPress Release 5.8 and FSE (if available) – Josepha
  5. Any other updates from Josepha / any follow up on release flow analysis and recommendations / cross team discussions
    1. Discussion on audit tool and how it could be potentially used for marketing team audit tool – Learn WordPress proposal for audit tool
    2. Brand guideline wording on Learn WordPress – do we have any further suggestions to assist Training / Learn WordPress (Google doc will be shared in the meeting)
    3. Diverse Speaker Training Team workshop promotions: please reshare posts including WordCamp Twitter, LinkedIn and posts on the WordCamp Facebook page
    4. MeetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on meetup.com will help you find options in your area. promotion updates
  6. Diary dates
  7. Any other Marketing Team business

#marketing-team

#WPDiversity

#learnwp

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 7 April 2021

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

1. Welcome, introduction, new contributors

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

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

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

Continue reading

#fullsiteediting, #learnwp, #marketing, #onlinewpmeetup

Notes: Global Marketing meeting 31 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. 
    1. The meeting discussions on the Marketing team on Slack can be found at this Slack thread
    2. Meeting led by: @yvettesonneveld
    3. Meeting notes and follow-up actions: @oglekler, @lmurillom  and @meher 
  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

#learnwp, #marketing, #onlinewpmeetup