Support for new contributors to marketing

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WCEU 2020

In the run up to 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 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 There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. 2020, the Marketing Team will be running support and onboarding sessions. We’ve also made a video to help attendees sign-up for some of the tools ahead of the day.

The event for WordPress contributors at WCEU will take place on Thursday 4 June 2020. Tickets for the contributor event went live today on the WCEU 2020 website.

Onboarding support is a way for newer contributors to discover the open sourceOpen Source Open Source denotes software for which the original source code is made freely available and may be redistributed and modified. Open Source **must be** delivered via a licensing model, see GPL. WordPress project and its Marketing Team, learn about the tools used and find ways to get involved. The support sessions will include help to:

  • create a The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. ID (video also available below)
  • set up SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at, update your profile and join the Make WordPress Marketing channel. Slack is an instant messaging and collaboration tool used by the teams that ‘make’ WordPress
  • set up a Google username you would like to use for contributing to the project
  • use Google Docs collaboratively

During every Marketing Team weekly meetings there is an opportunity to welcome new contributors and to help them get started. The global Marketing Team meets on Wednesdays at 14:00 UTC in #Slack. Attendees who would like to contribute to the marketing area at WordCamp Europe (WCEU) are also welcome to come along.

More resources to help you get started using the tools in the Marketing Team Handbook.

Come and meet the Marketing Team sessions

You can join these informal, onboarding support sessions on:

  • (Monday 11 May 2020, 19:30 UTC)
  • (Tuesday 12 May 2020, 15:00 UTC)
  • Monday 25 May 2020, 19:30 UTC
  • Tuesday 26 May 2020, 15:00 UTC
  • Wednesday 3 June 2020, 14:00 UTC – usual Marketing Team meeting held on Slack
    • this will focus on any remaining support needed to help WCEU Contributor Day attendees and final preparations With volunteers. Event attendees will be welcome to join too
  • Wednesday 3 June 2020, 15:00 – 15:30 UTC – online meeting for volunteers/ those supporting marketing team onboarding at WCEU. This will be held on Zoom.

Videos to help you set up and Slack ID

Who can come to these sessions?

These help sessions will be aimed at:

  • WCEU Contributor Day attendees who would like to contribute to the project’s Marketing Team
  • individuals who have recently joined the team – this is not limited to those who will be going to WCEU
  • longer term contributors who would like a refresher on the tools
  • more experienced contributors who want to help others who are new to the team

It will be a great way to come and meet team members.

There will be a sign-up list for each session to help us plan volunteer numbers and the use of video conferencing tools. This will also help us prepare assistance on particular tools.

As with all contributing events, we want to help make the WCEU Contributor Day experience positive and useful. We’re building on the set up we have used for other contributor events and feedback. This blog will be updated as the team has more details.

How do I offer to help with onboarding?

If you are an existing marketing contributor, please do connect with me or in the #marketing channel on Slack. As this year’s WCEU Contributor Day will run for five hours online, we will need to do more support on tools in advance. We’re keen to welcome even more team members to assist with this. You don’t need to be active on current tasks to help with onboarding, just experienced with helping others set up the tools we use.

Useful resources

We will add to this in the coming week.

Discover why contributing to WordPress benefits everyone

Contributor, WordPress Jargon glossary

Updates from the Marketing Team (22 April 2020)

How individuals contributed to the Marketing, WCEU 2019

Why your company should consider contributing to WordPress

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