Notes: Global Marketing Team – 16 March 2022

If you are reading these notes on a website other than the Make WordPress Marketing blog, you can add comments directly to the #marketing channel on the Make WordPress SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. or via the team’s blog.

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

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

1. Hello and Welcome

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 for whatever reason please join the discussion threads after the meeting and send your updates there. 

2. Getting To Know Each Other

  1. Meeting attendees can be viewed via this Slack Thread with WordPress IDs
  2. Social question of the week: “What languages do you speak or are on your wish list to learn?” You can add your response and read what other participants shared via this Slack thread (link). 

3. Notes and Volunteer Opportunities

View the thread via this Slack link.

You can find a link to the notes from the last meeting at this link. Thank you @santanainniss.

Reyes Martínez volunteered to take notes for the 23 March 2022 Marketing meeting.

Notetakers for coming weeks – please volunteer to contribute to creating these notes where there is a call for note-takers during our meetings!

There was a call for volunteers for Coffee Break facilitators to help with the coffee breaks for the Team:

4. Projects and Task Updates

4a)  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. Organizer Newsletter

Updates via @eidolonnight

View the thread on Slack 

The March Meetup Organizer Newsletter was emailed yesterday. That email had an open rate of 41.4% and a click rate of 5%, which is normal. We do see a regular outlier in these emails, that being any email mentioning new in-person meetup guidelines. These tend to have an open rate of 60-70%.

4b) Social Media Status

Updates via @eidolonnight

View the thread on Slack 

We continue to ask that new contributors help with WordPress.org Social Media Amplification. Given the newness of our social efforts on WordPress.org, liking, commenting, sharing, or otherwise engaging with content is the best way to help.

Process

We continue to scale up our social media efforts, and to iterate on processes in order to sustainably grow our audience. The following is our current list of campaigns, their hashtags, and their primary points of contact if you have questions or want to be involved.

4c) 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/ Updates and Links

Update from @nalininonstopnewsuk

View the thread via this Slack link. 

We are moving the discussion area to the main Marketing area on GitHub. We really need contributors help to test they can add comments to items there. We can then migrate current discussions and archive the old area.

This is where we will also be posting the meeting planning for the week ahead, so please do add a comment even if it is hello on this week’s meeting ticket so we know this works.

Discussion area

https://github.com/WordPress/Marketing-Team/discussions

6.0 release update summarized from the GitHub card updated by @webcommsat

A systems and GitHub meeting is being set up on documentation aimed at end users, and pulling together the various skills/ contributors on this from documentation, training, marketing.

More details will be shared soon following an update with training/ WP Learn on potential changes that could be made on existing GitHub use.

The aim is to use GitHub to share and track the areas relating to end users more easily between the teams, now that marketing, documentation and Learn WP are moving / have moved to GitHub. Testing is being developed on how this could be done using some of the new GitHub tools.

Thank you to @bph, @milana_cap and @webcommsat who are leading the Documentation aspects for 6.0. They will share an update on this at a future meeting, and be chatting more with @dansoschin, @marybaum, @annezazu, and others too.

4d) Polyglots/ WordPress Translation Day videos

Update via: @nalininonstopnewsuk

View the thread via this Slack link.

  • Polyglot Newsletter – we are working with Polyglots on the March newsletter. Thanks to @meher, @Adeeb Malik and @webcommsat who are working on video.
  • Translation Day interviews: captioning. Thank you to @Adeeb Malik and @lmurillom who have worked on captions. There are still more captions needed and to get videos ready for WordPress.tv. Volunteers needed.
  • Image and video editing volunteers welcome.

https://github.com/WordPress/Marketing-Team/discussions/18

  • Note re. Slack and Make WordPress onboarding videos.

There is currently an issue as the Make WordPress screens have changed slightly from the original videos. This is being looked into. Due to the world situation, we will need some additional volunteers to help with updating / synchronizing the new versions, and supporting the polyglots with this. The skills needed for this are mainly video editing.

If video and photo editing is something you enjoy, these are good and fun ways to get involved.

@femkreations has offered to help with images in the future.

4e) 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 2022 (WCEU) 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/. and Community Booth

View the thread via this Slack link.

We are still looking for team members who will be attending WordCamp Europe, who may be interested in volunteering for a Marketing team contributor day table and/or the community booth.

@dansoschin updated the team is looking for a contributor for some time during the two-day conference part of event (not the contributor day part) to staff a booth to share how to get involved in marketing.

5) Diary Dates – Upcoming Events and Meetings

View the thread via this Slack link.

  • Our next Coffee break will be: Thursday, 24 March 2022 at 6.30pm UTC
    • This bi-weekly social hour is held by the Make Marketing team for all WordPress Marketing contributors, and occasional guests. Stop by and meet some of the friendly faces marketing WordPress.
    • Check out the Google Calendar with meetings, collaborations and social activities  
      • If you are using Microsoft Outlook, follow this guide to embed Team’s Calendar on your own.

6) Open Floor

View the conversation via this Slack link.

  • No new discussion topics brought to the table during the meeting.          

Next Marketing Meeting: Wednesday 23 March 2022, 15:00 UTC #marketing-team #meeting-notes

#marketing-team, #meeting-notes, #wptranslationday

Notes: Global Marketing meeting, 6 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

You will find the latest notes draft in our Notes Document link in this Slack thread for review. Last week’s notes are not available as yet – can someone help cover these? 

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.

Rota for drafting notes: 

B. Notes group recruitment

  • Volunteer opportunity: you can 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 add a link to the Slack meeting at the top of the weekly agenda on the P2P2 P2 or O2 is the term people use to refer to the Make WordPress blog. It can be found at https://make.wordpress.org/. (Make Marketing Team blog).

C. 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/ 

  • We are moving tasks to this tool, and you can start following them there.  
  • Thanks to everyone who came to the introductory session to GitHub. Further sessions will be announced for October and November.  
  • 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 also 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 sent from: @annezazu, @hellofromtonya

  • Test Team: We need to help extenders get 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. Why?: The WordPress Core PHP Test Suites have been modernized to the latest PHPUnit versions. There are  impacts to extenders who run their 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 integration tests on core’s test framework. What the changes mean and step-by-step instructions are available at: Changes to the WordPress Core PHP Test Suite (27 September 2021).  
  • @marybaum helped facilitate this during the meeting to help those unfamiliar with this area of testing.  how can we help extenders find out about this including drafting social media copy. 
  • Volunteer opportunity: help facilitate ideas on this.

B. Community

  • The Month in WordPress for September 2021 is out and thanks to everyone who contributed from the Community, Marketing and other Teams!  
  • 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 to assist in contributing and editing, 11 October 2021. Action: awaiting the draft document from Community 
  • Read the Updated Guidelines for in-person WordCamps

C. Documentation Team updates

  • New workflow for reporting issues, using a new GitHub Repository.
  • Future action: We hope to do a collaboration session on this with documentation, in response to requests from new contributors. Thank you for the suggestions from last week. Volunteer opportunity: could you help set up this collaboration

D. Polyglot-related marketing

Update via: @evarlese, @webcommsat, @EidolonNight 

D. Training team and LearnWP

Update sent from: @courane01

The Training team are highlighting requests for feedback, wordsmithing, and elevating/amplifying content:

5. Collaboration/Discussion

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

Tasks

  1. Proposal for ensuring high quality video contributions to LearnWP. We began work on this task last week and have had some valuable feedback regarding tips to improve your video recording, minimum standard of video quality, and more. The discussion continued in the meeting and rest of the week in the same document. [Update post-meeting: volunteer opportunity – Training requested assistance to summarize this for the P2 blog. A new version of the Google document (without email addresses) will need to be created to link from the summary]
    Action: You can add new comments into the working document (link in this Slack thread) for ensuring high quality video contributions to LearnWP. 
  2. Marketing and Training Team collaboration on wording following the Learn WordPress Needs Assessment
    1. From the learner’s perspective, what on LearnWP could help people in achieving their personal learning goals? Think about how the UXUX UX is an acronym for User Experience - the way the user uses the UI. Think ‘what they are doing’ and less about how they do it. and functionality can assist in this.
    2. From the perspective of employers, hiring individuals and the wider WordPress Community. Consider the vision for site redesign provided by the audit company. Please add any further comments. Suggestions from previous weeks have been sent to the team.
    3. Action/ contribution opportunity: continue adding to the working document (link in this slack thread) on the Learn WordPress Needs Assessment. 
  1. Reaching extenders: test PHP changes. We will be drafting social copy as well as discussing how to best help extenders find out about making their test suites compatible with the modernization of the WordPress Core PHP Test Suites.
    [Contribution opportunity: this collaboration will be continued on 13 October]
    1. Add questions, comments and contribute to the discussion in the working document for Reaching extenders: test PHP changes.

6. Any other Marketing Team business

  1. Social Media Promotions  (#WPDiversity, #WPTranslationDay, #OnlineWPMeetup)

Update from: @lmurillom 

Actions:

  1. Onboarding Videos 
  • No update on new translations.

Action/ volunteer opportunity: 

  • Volunteers needed to help work on edits needed due to change on Slack.
  1. People of WordPress

Update from: @webcommsat, @meher, @nalininonstopnewsuk

Action/ Volunteer opportunity:

  • Would you like to volunteer to help with the series? This suits people with editorial and article writing experience, or who can help with editing graphics.

  1. 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/.

Update from: @courane01, @yvettesonneveld, @webcommsat

  • Yoast is organizing a Contributor day this Friday, 8 October 2021 at 8.00am UTC.
  • Marketing, Training, Yoast and any contributors interested will be working on social media posts for the content live on Learn WordPress already, as well as helping to create the workflow when new material publishes.
  • We are preparing the collaboration documents which will be used at Yoast Contributor Day and will update the GitHub tasks. 
  • If you’d like to participate on Friday, please contact @yvettesonneveld

7. Diary dates

Upcoming Diary Dates are in this dedicated post

  • There is a public WordPress Marketing Team calendar you can also subscribe to.
  • If you are using Microsoft Outlook, follow this guide to embed Team’s Calendar in your own 
  • For October 2021, the next coffee break is scheduled on 14 October 2021 at 18.30 UTC and will be facilitated by @yvettesonneveld pluse one additional facilitator.

#marketing-team, #meeting-notes

Notes: Global Marketing Meeting, 29 September 2021

Thanks to @femkreations for stepping in to do these notes.

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 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. 

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

2. Contributors

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

3. Meeting Notes

A. Last week notes

You will find the latest notes in our Notes Document for review. Thank you @yashwardhanrana for working on last week’s notes, and a reminder to those who have notes pending to please finish them up as soon as possible and let @lmurillom or @meher know when they’re done.

Rota for drafting notes: 

B. Notes group recruitment

  • 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 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/. (make Marketing Team blog).

C. 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/ 

We are moving tasks to this tool, and you can start following and taking part on GitHub

Thanks to everyone who came to the introduction to GitHub 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. [Post meeting: 27 October 2021 will be a training session for users completely new to WordPress, please set up a GitHub username to use on the platform in advance]

The form continues to be available for expressions of interest for future sessions and to help identify attendees’ familiarity with GitHub.

Thanks to @tantienhime, @femkreations, and everyone who volunteered for your ongoing interest. We are flat out with the migrationMigration Moving the code, database and media files for a website site from one server to another. Most typically done when changing hosting companies., diversity, and WPTD too at the moment, but your efforts are all appreciated 

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)

Update from: @majaloncar

  1. Ideas slot: 5.8 and minor releases: social media amplification pack further promotion opportunities and updating.

We have had lots of ideas on the document about cross-promoting the social media amplification pack for 5.8 and for future promotions. Thank you to everyone who submitted the items. Currently, the main places the social media amplification pack are promoted are:

  • The release leads group on Slack
  • The Core channel and devchat
  • Meetups newsletter and Month in WordPress
  • The release news story
  • Social media channels
  • Blog posts

It has been suggested we also promote it on:

  • HelpHub
  • Testing locations with a specific section in the pack on testing and encouragement of testing

If you have any ideas, please share them in Slack.

  1. 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).

We will be exploring this request next. The post does take a little time to read, so please do feel free to come back and add your thoughts to this later on.

We will share the GitHub card for this task in the thread too so you can contribute ideas for how we can help share this information with those who will be affected by the change.

  1. For awareness:
    1. Roadmap for 5.8 minor releases; Announcement of 5.8.1 release (9 September)
    2. 5.9 planning round-up (3 September)
    3. Implementing a webfonts API in WordPress core (29 September)
    4. Creating the widget group block (22 September)
    5. What’s next in Gutenberg? (Mid-September 2021)
    6. 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

B. Community

Update from:  @majaloncar and @webcommsat

  • For action:
    • 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. @harishanker to share the draft for Month in WordPress.
    • We have a WordPress Translation Day update drafted and can help with the WPDiversity update once the key messaging is in. 
    • If anyone has identified items which could be included in these two newsletters, please let us know in Slack or on the Marketing Team’s GitHub rolling tasks board which have entries for these newsletters.

C. Design Team

Internal user information: proposed changes to the P2 Make Team blogs (16 September 2021)

 D. Documentation Team

New workflow for reporting issues, using a new GitHub Repository

E. Polyglot-related marketing: WordPress Translation Day running from 1 to 30 September 2021

Update from:  @webcommsat @majaloncar @eidolonnight 

F. Training team and LearnWP related to marketing communications

Update via: @courane01

5. Collaboration/Discussion

Update from: @webcommsat and @courane01

6. Any other Marketing Team business

a) Contributing ladder

A follow-up workshop is being finalized for October, and after that further details will be shared about the next steps. If you have been contributing to the team in many areas over time, and feel you can give several hours during the next few weeks to attend and help complete the follow-up work, please do let us know.

 If you would like to chat about the contributing ladder and marketing in more detail, add a comment in the Slack thread, and @vimes1984, @yvettesonneveld, @meher, or @webcommsat will get back to you.

You can read about the details and background of the workshop on GitHub.

b) Showcase

We are reviewing and recruiting a sub-group who can give dedicated time to the Showcase updates from Marketing. @harryjackson1221, who is leading on this, is keen to build a group who can give several hours weekly to this task during the next six months and attend regular update meetings. 

Details relating to Showcase can be found on the GitHub card

c) Onboarding videos

Update from: @oglekler

@oglekler will be adding an update to this task area and a link to the social media draft posts.

d) People of WordPress

Update from:  @webcommsat and  @meher 

  1. September’s will be published today
  2. We have not heard from a number of contributors who have volunteered for this series. Really grateful if you could let us know how you are getting on and any difficulties, so we can update the schedule. If anyone else who is an experienced journalist, copy-writer or editor, would like to be involved in this series, please get in touch.

e) Social Media Promotions (#WPDiversity, #WPTranslationDay, #OnlineWPMeetup)

Update from:  @lmurillom 

Thanks to everyone who shared social posts this and last week, including Meetups and #WPDiversity! You can find updates on GitHub in the Rolling Tasks repository and on the Meetups and Polyglots repositories. Thanks to @yvettesonneveld who has been working on Twitter copy for Meetup promotions, and to @vimes1984 for promoting our LinkedIn page!

Actions:

Task volunteers call:
You can join the task groups working on these. Mention @lmurillom in the channel if you would like to volunteer and have experience of writing social media for an organization or campaigns on different channels. Photo editing skills are also needed.

7. Diary dates

Upcoming Diary Dates are in this dedicated post

  • There is a public WordPress Marketing Team calendar you can also subscribe to.
  • 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

#marketing-team, #meeting-notes

Notes: Global Marketing meeting, 22 September 2021

Link to the start of the meeting on the Make WordPress Marketing Slack.

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 and 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. 

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

2. Contributors

  1. Attendees – Marketing Slack thread
  2. New people and returners to the channel – Marketing Slack thread

3. Meeting Notes

A. Last week notes

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

Rota for drafting notes:

B. Notes group recruitment

  • 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 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/. (the Make Marketing Team blog).

C. 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/ 

We are moving tasks to this tool, and you can start following them on GitHub.

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.

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)

B. Community

  • WPDiversity events in September 2021 in India (Links for social promotion)
  • Recordings and text from the ‘Creating a Welcoming and Diverse Space’ part 1 and part 2
  • 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
  • Month in WordPress – publication 4 October 2021, deadline 2 October (TBC)

C. Documentation

  • Documentation team has a new workflow for reporting issues, using a new GitHub Repository
  • The newsletter contribution tasks will be on GitHub where you can find more about what is happening.

D. Polyglot-related marketing: WordPress Translation Day running from 1 to 30 September 2021

E. Training team and LearnWP

Update via: @courane01

5. Any other Marketing Team business

  1. Onboarding Videos
  • @OGlekler has been working on these and liaising with contributors who have been exploring how we update items where items have changed.
  • @OGlekler is also working on social media updates relating to this.
  • Task volunteers call: Come and help how we promote these during WPTranslationDay.
  1. Showcase

Update via: @webcommcast

  • We have added the previous background on the Showcase update to GitHub. @harryjackson1221 will be reviewing this and making some suggestions for next steps in terms of how we can recruit contributors to give the time that is needed to this.
  • If you are a previous contributor that has worked on this and have any additional documents that could go in the folders, please let us know or join the card on GitHub.
  • Task volunteers call: If you are a previous contributor that has worked on this and have any additional documents that could go in the folders, please let us know or join the card on GitHub.
  1. People of WordPress

Update on behalf of @meher

  • Two articles are almost ready and waiting for final approval. One needs photographs. We had aimed for the article on a WordPresser who is also an active translator and GTEGeneral Translation Editor General Translation Editor – One of the polyglots team leads in a geographic region https://make.wordpress.org/polyglots/teams/. Further information at https://make.wordpress.org/polyglots/handbook/glossary/#general-translation-editor., we hope will be published during WPTranslationDay.
  1. Social Media Promotions  (#WPDiversity, #WPTranslationDay, #OnlineWPMeetup)
  • You can find updates on GitHub in the rolling tasks repository.
  • Task volunteers call: You can join in the task groups working on these. Mention @lmurillom in the channel if you would like to volunteer and have experience of writing social media for an organization or campaigns on different channels. Photo editing skills are also needed.
  1. Contributing Ladder

Update via: @yvettesonneveld

  • A group of team reps and long term contributors had a meeting last week with Josepha, the members of her team working on WordPress.org marketing related tasks and projects.
  • The goal of this meeting was to take inventory of contributions that are currently or could potentially be carried out by members of our global team. In addition to inventorizing, the idea is to map contributions to so-called stages of volunteer engagement.
  • That way, we will be better equipped to match tasks with contributors, which will hopefully improve the contributor experience and contributor retention. Once the tasks are mapped to stages of engagement, a next step will be documenting procedures for as many of the recurring tasks as possible.
  • We are in the final stages of planning a follow-session to continue working on  this. If you would like to learn more about the stages of volunteer engagement, please check out this talk from Josepha

6. Diary dates

Upcoming Diary Dates are in this dedicated post

#marketing-team, #meeting-notes

Agenda: Global Marketing Team Meeting, 22 September 2021

[Update: link to the start of the meeting on the Make WordPress 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/.]

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

  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 – notes from 15 September 2021, 8 September 2021
    b) Admin recruitment – Would you like to help with the weekly agenda links? Let us know in the Marketing Slack. 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 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, what will be updated based on the testing and pilots, and the background to how we got there and our tools for our new contributors. Further sessions will be announced for October and November. We will keep the form available for people to be added to future sessions which will be run around attendees’ familiarity with GitHub.
  4. Updates relating to other Make Teams: 
  5. Any other Marketing Team business
    • Contributing ladder
    • Onboarding videos
    • Showcase
    • People of WordPress
  6. Diary Dates
    • Coffee breaks resume on 30 September 2021, 18:30 UTC

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.

Thanks to @webcommsat, @meher, and @lmurillo for contributing items for the agenda and liaising with other teams.

#agenda

Notes: Global Marketing Meeting, 15 September 2021

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

Help info for new contributors – For actions listed below, some of the items go direct to the discussion on Slack. If you are having problems with accessing Slack, you can add your interest in volunteering on this post. There are also videos to help you set up a Slack account to contribute to WordPress.

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. 

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

2. Contributors

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

3. Meeting Notes

a. Latest Notes

Notes are published on the Marketing Team blog. Team members can also check the draft each week in our Notes Document for review on our Google Drive. Thank you @majaloncar for working on 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 when they’re done.

Rota for drafting notes:

b. Notes group recruitment

  • 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 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/. ( Make Marketing Team blog).

C. 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/ 

We are moving tasks to this tool, and you can start following them there. @vimes1984 and @webcommsat will be doing a demo of the key areas, the results of the pilot, and background for new contributors on the tools and how we reached the new setup.

All are welcome to attend on 17 September 2021 at 4.00 pm / 16:00 UTC. Please let us know if you will be joining and your familiarity with GitHub to help prepare the live session, by filling out the signup form shared on Slack. [Update]: Session completed.

D. 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) support

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.

4. Updates relating to other Make Teams

a. Documentation

Update via: @milana_cap

  • The Documentation team has a new workflow for reporting issues with documentation. Any and all issues go to their new GitHub repository. Check it out! 
  • They hope to make the Getting Involved process easier with this move. 

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

Update via: @annezazu, @webcommsat, @cbringmann, @meher 

C. Polyglots

Update via: @webcommsat, @webtechpooja @nalininonstopnewsuk

  • Local events: 16 Local events have been submitted so far, and 5 of them are scheduled for this week for various locales.
  • WPTD social for local events and local organizer badges/ nominations. Please add your nomination to this form and deadline for this is 30 Sep 2021
  • If you are running a translation event, please share photos so we can use them for promotions. Please get permission from everyone present before taking the photo.
  • For WordPress Translation Day 2021, we will host global events from 17 September to 30 September 2021. These events will be held in English, and anyone is welcome. Please read the Global Events post for more details
  • All the global events will be streamed on YouTube, and @webcommsat and @evarlese will be part of the sessions. Thanks to everyone involved in making these happen and those running the green room.
  • Please follow the WPTranslation Day social accounts to get updates on all the events: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram

D. Training

Update via: @courane01

The Training team continues to seeking additional help as the team grows:

  • Welcome and Support Flow Wranglers. Would you like to help new team members during the meeting get access to write recap notes? Answer form inboxes? Please reply to the Slack thread if you’d like to volunteer.
  • Badges & learner achievements for courses – still open for comments, leave yours!
  • WP Translation Days. On Sept 29 at 10.00am UTC, the Training team will come together to translate content on LearnWP – join in. Thanks to @webtechpooja, 85% of LearnWP site functionality is translated to Hindi!
  • Automattic sponsored a UXUX UX is an acronym for User Experience - the way the user uses the UI. Think ‘what they are doing’ and less about how they do it. audit on LearnWP recently. The results are in! Please leave feedback or comments on the post. The Marketing team will collaborate with Training on copy regarding some terms.

E. Community

Update via:  @jillbinder, @nalininonstopnewsuk, @lmurillom

  • WPDiversity: The video recordings “Creating a Welcoming and Diverse Space” Part 1 and Part 2 from the Allyship workshop are available online for you to watch on your own time. 
  • The Community team is looking for some fresh Tuesday Trainings content, and volunteers to write posts. If you’re not familiar with the series, please take a look at past Tuesday Trainings posts and if you’re interested, reply to the Slack thread

5. Any other Marketing Team business

a. Social Media Promotions

Update via: @lmurillom

Thank you to those who amplified the posts we’ve put up on social media in the past week!  

Actions:

6. Diary dates

Upcoming Diary Dates are in this dedicated post

Please note that we are changing the coffee break timing.

5 people respond to the change of time for the coffee break. 

Taking that into consideration we are going to go ahead and have our coffee breaks on the second and last Thursday of the month each month at 18.30 UTC.

For the month of September, the next coffee break is scheduled for 30 Sep at 18.30 UTC and will be facilitated by @meher and @nicholas 

#marketing-team, #meeting-notes

Notes: Global Marketing Meeting, 8 September 2021

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

Help info for new contributors – For actions listed below, some of the items go direct to the discussion on Slack. If you are having problems with accessing Slack, you can add your interest in volunteering on this post. There are also videos to help you set up a Slack account to contribute to WordPress.

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. 

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

2. Contributors

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

3. Meeting Notes

Last week’s notes can be read on this P2 post. Thank you @OGlekler for working on last week’s notes, and a reminder to those who have notes pending to please finish them up as soon as possible and let @lmurillom or @meher know when they’re done.

Rota for drafting notes:

b. Notes group recruitment

  • 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. GitHub 

Update from: @meher

  • We are moving tasks 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. to this 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/, and you can start following them there. There will be a demo on 17 September 2021 at 16:00 UTC. 
  • We will be running the session live in response to feedback from contributors about the type of help they would like. Please register using this form to attend this session.

Actions:

  • We need testers and people who can write usage documents for the wiki. Please reply in this slack thread.
  • If you are more familiar with tasks in the team or have been facilitating a task, can you help with the migrationMigration Moving the code, database and media files for a website site from one server to another. Most typically done when changing hosting companies. of the files to GitHub and set up ‘how-to’ information? Please reply in the thread

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.

4. Updates relating to other Make Teams

a. Documentation

Update from: @milana_cap

  • Docs has a new way for reporting issues with docs. @milana_cap will publish a post about it so it can be shared with other teams.

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

Update from: @annezazu and @webcommsat  

C. Polyglots

Update from: @webcommsat, @webtechpooja @nalininonstopnewsuk

  • WordPress Translation Day runs from 1 to 30 September 2021
  • Call for Nominations
  • Call for Local Event organisers
  • Local mini-events for #WPTranslationDay are being added to this page
  • Global events for WordPress Translation Day
  • An email campaign to raise awareness amongst 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. organizers has been sent.

D. Training

Update from: @azhiyadev 

E. Community

Update from:  @webcommsat @jillbinder @dansoschin

5. Any other Marketing Team business

A. Onboarding

Update from: @oglekler

Actions: 

  • If you can help with a language that is not in this playlist, contact @oglekler to find out how to get started contributing in your own language.

B. Social Media Promotions

Update from: @lmurillom

  • Thank you to those who amplified the posts we’ve put up on social media in the past week!  

Actions:

C. Contributor Ladder/ Journey

Update from: @webcommsat

  • The Team reps and projects and actions group have a collaboration session with the new sponsored contributors from Automattic next week.

Actions:

  • If you are new to the team and would like to join one of the team’s introductory or collaboration sessions,please let us know in this slack thread, and we will share dates of future events with you.
  • The contributor ladder/ journey working document is in GitHub in the Mapping board. Please do add your comments.  

6. Diary dates

Please note this week there will be no coffee break as we are reviewing everyone’s preferred dates and times.

Upcoming Diary Dates are in this dedicated post

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

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

#marketing, #marketing-team

Agenda: Global marketing meeting 15 September 2021

Update: link to beginning of the meeting 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/. in the Marketing Channel

  1. Welcome
  2. (i) Attendance (ii) New people and returners to the channel
    Get involved information
    Setting up Make WordPress Slack and WordPress.org accounts
    Examples of starter tasks
  3. Follow-ups, note taker recruitment, actions
    a) Notes links for review
    b) Notes group recruitment
    c) GitHub – we are moving tasks to this tool, and you can start following them there. There will be a demo on 17 September 2021 at 4.00pm UTC. Please let us know if you will be joining and your familiarity with 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/ to help prepare the live session.
  4. Updates relating to other Make Teams: 
    • Community
      • Allyship workshop recordings part 1 and part 2
      • The community team is looking for some fresh Tuesday Trainings content and volunteers to write blog posts. See slack thread.
    • Documentation team has a new workflow for reporting issues, using a new GitHub Repository
    • Polyglot-related marketing: WordPress Translation Day running from 1 to 30 September 2021
      • WPTD social for local events
      • Global events promo’s
      • Call for photos
  5. Any other Marketing Team business
  6. Diary Dates
    • Please note this week there will be no coffee break as we are still reviewing everyone’s preferred dates and times.

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.

Thanks to @webcommsat and @lmurillo for working on items for the agenda and liaising with other teams. Thanks to @meher and @yvettesonneveld for following up on notes and actions.

Agenda: Global marketing meeting 8 September 2021

Update: link to the start of the meeting which took place in the Make WordPress 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/.

  1. Welcome
  2. (i) Attendance (ii) New people and returners to the channel
    Get involved information
    Setting up Make WordPress Slack and WordPress.org accounts
    Examples of starter tasks
  3. Follow-ups, note taker recruitment, actions
    a) Notes links for review
    b) Notes group recruitment
    c) GitHub – we are moving tasks to this tool, and you can start following them there. There will be a demo on 17 September 2021 at 4.00pm UTC. Please let us know if you will be joining and your familiarity with 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/ to help prepare the live session.
  4. Updates relating to other Make Teams: 
  5. Any other Marketing Team business
    • Social Media Promotions (#WPDiversity, #WPTranslationDay, #OnlineWPMeetup)
    • WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. US 2021
  6. Diary Dates
    • Please note this week there will be no coffee break as we are reviewing everyone’s preferred dates and times.

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.

Thanks to @webcommsat and @lmurillo for working on items for the agenda and liaising with other teams. Thanks to @meher for following up on notes and actions.

Agenda and links: Global marketing meeting 1 September 2021

Update: Link to the start of the meeting 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/.. Links to posts highlighted during the meeting are below.

Thanks to @webcommsat, @lmurillom and @meher for preparation on the agenda.

  1. Welcome
  2. (i) Attendance (ii) New people and returners to the channel
    Get involved information
    Setting up Make WordPress Slack and WordPress.org accounts
    Examples of starter tasks
  3. Follow-ups, note taker recruitment, actions
    a) Notes links for review
    b) Notes group recruitment
    c) GitHub – we are moving tasks to this tool, and you can start following them there. There will be a demo in September.
  4. Updates relating to other Make Teams: 
  5. Collaboration: we will work on social media for creating a social media pack for WP Translation Day 2021.
  6. Any other Marketing Team business
    1. Onboarding videos
    2. AOB
  7. Diary dates – please note there is no coffee break this week as the team reviews dates for the next six months