Agenda: Global Marketing Meeting – 16 June 2021

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

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

Ticket with the draft designs

All the following sessions will take place in the Marketing channel on the Make WordPress SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/..

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

About page – next steps for the text

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

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

Agenda for regular business at the Marketing Meeting

  1. Brief updates from WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. Europe
  2. Contributing resource highlights (more on this next week)
  3. Diversity training promotion
  4. MeetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on meetup.com will help you find options in your area. promotions
  5. Learn WordPress audit tool proposal and potential benefits for Marketing (we will spend more time on this at next week’s meeting)
  6. Diary dates

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

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

Agenda: Global Marketing Team, 17 February 2021

What are we working on?

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

  • Learn WordPress
  • MeetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on meetup.com will help you find options in your area. promotions
  • Promoting contribution on Full Site Editing (FSE)
  • WordPress Release 5.7 Questions and Answers, and joint work with other teams including CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress., Community, Training, and Learn WordPress
  • Supporting contributor events
  • Assisting new contributors

We have lots of ways for contributors to get involved. Come to the weekly global meetings at 15:00 UTC on SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. (more details below) or contribute async in the 48 hours after the meeting if this time doesn’t work for your timezone and other commitments.

Contributor support sessions for early 2021 – open to those returning to the team and wanting a refresher and to those who have pledged to contribute under Five for the Future.

Follow and share our weekly highlight of WordPress Meetup events and news on Marketing team LinkedIn Page. Keep up with the #WPDiversity and #LearnWP announcements on the WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. Twitter and Facebook accounts.

Agenda

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

Global Marketing Meeting on Wednesday 17 February 2021 at 15:00 UTC in the #Marketing channel on Slack. The Notes for last week’s meeting can be found here.

1. Welcome
2a. Attendance Thread
2b. New contributors
3. Review last week’s meeting notes and actions/task updates
4. Celebrations of Marketing Team achievements
5. Update on tasks
6. Collaboration sessions: starting at 15:15 UTC we will be working on raising awareness and understanding of Full Site Editing (FSE) within the Marketing Team and continuing some of our research. Just a reminder of the suggested preparatory reading for this session, what the FSE Outreach program is, the FAQs for the FSE Outreach program, the summary of the first call for testing for the FSE outreach program and the latest information that was shared in the meetup Newsletter for January 2021. Do please reshare/ retweet the Marketing Team’s post on LinkedIn encouraging questions on FSE and the Outreach Program.
7. Tasks for the week
8. Diary dates
9. Any other business
10. End of weekly meeting and update on collaboration sessions for rest of the week

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Notes: Global Marketing Meeting 10 February 2021

If you are reading these notes on another 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, help involve you. Thanks

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. Attendees Slack Thread
  2. Welcoming new contributors – New Attendees Welcome Thread

Marketing Contributor introductory sessions in 2021 – booking details

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

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

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Agenda: Global Marketing Team, 10 February 2021

What are we working on?

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

  • Learn WordPress
  • MeetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on meetup.com will help you find options in your area. promotions
  • Promoting contribution on Full Site Editing (FSE)
  • WordPress Release 5.7 Questions and Answers, and joint work with other teams including CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress., Community, Training, and Learn WordPress
  • Newsletter for Meetups and Month in WordPress
  • Supporting contributor events
  • Assisting new contributors

We have lots of ways for contributors to get involved. Come to the weekly global meetings at 15:00 UTC on SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. (more details below) or contribute async in the 48 hours after the meeting if this time doesn’t work for your timezone and other commitments.

Contributor support sessions for early 2021 – open to those returning to the team and wanting a refresher and to those who have pledged to contribute under Five for the Future.

Follow and share our weekly highlight of WordPress Meetup events and news on Marketing team LinkedIn Page. Keep up with the #WPDiversity and #LearnWP announcements on the WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. Twitter and Facebook accounts.

Agenda

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

Global Marketing Meeting on Wednesday 10 February 2021 at 15:00 UTC in the #Marketing channel on Slack. The Notes for last week’s meeting can be found here.

1. Welcome
2a. Attendance Thread
2b. New contributors
3. Review last week’s meeting notes and actions/task updates
4. Celebrations of Marketing Team achievements
5. Update on tasks
6. Collaboration sessions: we will be continuing our work on Learn WordPress
7. Tasks for the week
8. Diary dates
9. Any other business
10. End of weekly meeting and update on collaboration sessions for rest of the week

Where I can find other information?

Updates on other tasks and previous meeting notes are in our team Google drive. The link is shared in the meeting and is pinned in our Slack channel. Summaries are posted on this blog.

Marketing Team homepage

WordPress Quarter 4, 2020 Update

WordPress Quarter 3 2020 Update

Forthcoming diary dates

There are two important meetings this week:

Tuesday 9 February 2021, 15:00 UTC – WP Marketing Pledgers campaign meeting

Wednesday 10 February 2021, 14.00 UTC – WordPress internationalization workshop. Read this thread for more details.


Please see all the upcoming Diary Dates at this dedicated post.

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Agenda: Global Marketing Team, 3 February 2021

How you can get involved

Update after the meeting: We welcome asynchronous contribution to the meeting for 48 hours after the meeting, that is, 14:00 UTC on Friday 5 February 2021. You can read through the meeting that took place on the 3 February and reply directly in the 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/. channel on Make WordPress or in the collaboration documents listed.

Our virtual meeting on Thursday at 20:00 UTC will be on the topic of keywords and we will be using examples from our current promotion work to help attendees develop their skills in this area and respond to feedback for ongoing training. Thanks to those who give their skills for this training and support. If you work with the Marketing Team and would like to join this event, drop a note in the channel and we can help signpost the relevant links.

What are we working on?

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

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

We have lots of ways for contributors to get involved. Come to the weekly global meetings at 15:00 UTC on Slack (more details below) or contribute async in the 48 hours after the meeting if this time doesn’t work for your timezone and other commitments.

Contributor support sessions for early 2021 – open to those returning to the team and wanting a refresher and to those who have pledged to contribute under Five for the Future.

Follow and share our weekly highlight of WordPress Meetup events and news on Marketing team LinkedIn Page. Keep up with the #WPDiversity and #LearnWP announcements on the WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. Twitter and Facebook accounts.

Agenda

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

Global Marketing Meeting on Wednesday 3 February 2021 at 15:00 UTC in the #Marketing channel on Slack.

1. Welcome
2a. Attendance Thread
2b. New contributors
3. Review last week’s meeting notes and actions/task updates
4. Celebrations of Marketing Team achievements
5. Update on tasks
6. Collaboration sessions
7. Tasks for the week
8. Diary dates
9. Any other business
10. End of weekly meeting and update on collaboration sessions for rest of the week

Where I can find other information?

Updates on other tasks and previous meeting notes are in our team Google drive. The link is shared in the meeting and is pinned in our Slack channel. Summaries are posted on this blog.

Marketing Team homepage

WordPress Quarter 4, 2020 Update

WordPress Quarter 3 2020 Update 

Forthcoming diary dates

Upcoming Diary Dates at this dedicated post.

#marketing-team

Forthcoming diary dates

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

If you need accessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility) or language support to participate in any of our work and meetings, please let one of the team reps know in the marketing channel on SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/.. We are keen to try and help and promote inclusion and diversity in the team.

July

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

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

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

August

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday 11 Aug 2021 – Any news / updates which needs to be added to MeetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on meetup.com will help you find options in your area. newsletter needs to the added to the document by today, as it goes out on 13 Aug 2021.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Change in Global Marketing meeting times

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

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

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Agenda: Global Marketing Team, 13 January 2021

What are we working on?

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

  • Learn WordPress
  • follow-ups on Polyglots items
  • MeetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on meetup.com will help you find options in your area. promotions
  • promoting the latest WordPress release
  • newsletters
  • People of WordPress series
  • annual review and contributing to quarterly reporting
  • supporting contributor events
  • assisting new contributors

We have lots of ways for contributors to get involved. Come to the weekly global meetings at 15:00 UTC on SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. (more details below) or contribute async in the 48 hours after the meeting if this time doesn’t work for your timezone and other commitments.

Contributor support sessions for early 2021 – open to those returning to the team and wanting a refresher and to those who have pledged to contribute under Five for the Future.

Follow and share our weekly highlight of WordPress Meetup events and news on Marketing team LinkedIn Page. Keep up with the #WPDiversity and #LearnWP announcements on the WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. Twitter and Facebook accounts.

Agenda

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

Global Marketing Meeting on Wednesday 13 January 2020 at 15:00 UTC in the #Marketing channel on Slack.

1. Welcome
2a. Attendance Thread
2b. New contributors
3. Review last week’s meeting notes and actions/task updates
4. Celebrations of Marketing Team achievements
5. Update on tasks
6. Collaboration sessions – including contributing for social media posts to promote the Induction sessions, monthly promotions, and more.
7. Tasks for the week
8. Diary dates
9. Any other business
10. End of weekly meeting and update on collaboration sessions for rest of the week

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Get Involved – starter tasks

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

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

Available tasks to help new and returning contributors

We are updating tasks, and and to promote access and inclusivity, we also make links available on this blog in addition to our weekly meetings and project tools. Below are just some of the ways you can get involved. Some of the links below go to the Marketing Team channel on SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/.. If you do not already have an account on Slack, you can follow the information on our contributor pages and videos to help you set this up.

Easy first tasks

1) Collate a spreadsheet list of WordCamps running contributor events

What to include:

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

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

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

2) Create a Resources file to showcase WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. promotions and help smaller camps and teams with ideas for images, logos and visuals

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

Who might like to do this task:

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

Useful source links:

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

Deadline for resources phase: (revised) 1 September 2021

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

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

What is needed:

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

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

4) WordPress Resolutions for 2022

What is needed:

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

Who might like to do this task:

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

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

What is needed:

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

Who might like to do this task:

New contributors or those who have pledged to get started.

What you need:

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

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

Deadline for completion: updated to 1 September 2021

6) Need volunteer with hosting onboarding sessions for new contributors

What is needed?

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

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

Who might like to do this task?

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

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

How you can get involved

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

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

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

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

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