The Marketing team promotes WordPress to current and future users and contributors. We create and amplify campaigns to support the growth of the WordPress project.
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1. Welcome and introduction
These summary notes focus on key items and actions from the meeting and assist with 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.
- The meeting discussions on the Marketing team channel start at this message in the Make WordPress Slack. You can add to the threads if you were unable to attend the meeting live.
- The agenda followed for the meeting on September 14, 2022. GitHub card for the week #107
- The meeting was facilitated by Team Reps: @lmurillom, @nalininonstopnewsuk, @eidolonnight. GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ overview in the week leading up to the meeting: @nalininonstopnewsuk and @lmurillom.
- Meeting notes: @yashwardhanrana
- Meeting notes Editor/Review: @lmurillom and @nalininonstopnewsuk. @webcommsat for providing additional Slack, Make post and GitHub links.
- For those new to the team, the New Contributor Orientation section of the Handbook can be a good place to start. You can also visit the team’s GitHub task board and join any card you are interested in. All you need is a GitHub account, and then you can add a comment to the relevant card.
2. Getting to know each other
- Meeting attendees: participants can be viewed in this Slack thread. We welcome people from across all time zones to participate.
- Social question of the week: Which sport do you most like to watch? How would you recommend it to others? Read the replies from contributors on Slack.
3. Notes and volunteer opportunities
Thank you to our notetaking volunteers for the next few weeks. How to information for the team’s notes are available in the Marketing Team Handbook. We will be adding screenshots to help contributors less familiar with updating the blog site.
The GitHub card for all aspects of each week’s meeting and any collaboration are linked in the list below by date. If you have suggestions for the agendas for these meetings or have an update you can give asynchronously, you can also add them to the card for the relevant week. There are contributors available to help anyone get started with the team GitHub, message in the main Marketing slack channel and include @nalininonstopnewsuk in your message.
Notetakers for coming weeks – join our group of contributors who help with notes by volunteering when you see a call for notetakers during our meetings, or by adding your name to the weekly GitHub card.
Help to facilitate a coffee break?
We are looking for contributors to open the virtual coffee shop for the bi-weekly coffee break.
Check out the GitHub card #23 and add your name to the list! Read the updated guide on facilitating a coffee break and volunteer.
4. Marketing project and task updates
Update from @nalininonstopnewsuk
The main Marketing Team task board is available in GitHub. If you would like help using GitHub, please reply in this thread. There is help available.
With the preparation for WCUS, we will leave check-ins until next week. Please do update any cards on GitHub this week or let @nalininonstopnewsuk (‘nalini’ on Slack) know if you would like one of our GitHub support contributors to help you.
4a. Updates on WordPress.orgWordPress.org 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. https://wordpress.org/ social media accounts and how you can help
Update from @eidolonnight.
i) @eidolonnight has a Zapier automation running to help solve Auto post published videos to YouTube channel. Conversation is ongoing in this #WPTV thread. Expect WordPress.TV videos to be published to the WordPress YouTube channel in the coming weeks.
ii) Thanks to the Training team, this will include tutorials from Learn.WordPress.org. @eidolonnight spoke to @courane01 at 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 (WCUS) about encouraging the use of tags on these videos since these do get imported to YouTube along with the videos. So if you see opportunities there, be sure to point them out.
iii) Our WordPress Social Media Amplification (GitHub ticket #7) details how you can help share and amplify WordPress news on social media. You will also find a list of the primary WordPress.org social accounts and campaign contacts there.
This is a good first task for new contributors. You can get started participating in our online conversations and/or contributing content to one of our active campaigns. Just post here and tag any of the people listed in the “Process” section of that GitHub issue.
We had several great ideas for content come in on 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/. at WCUS. Read the workshop document for details.
4b. Updates on forthcoming WordPress releases and FSE
- Regarding the recent walkthrough, Dan shared that the event was a success. The original post. There were about 80 attendees, and a recording and a recap post are planned to be shared by Friday, 16 September 2022. Update: published recap post and recording – thanks @cbringmann.
4c. Contributor events update
Update from @nalininonstopnewsuk
- A big “thank you” to all those who participated in the WordCamp US (WCUS) Contributor Day. We saw excellent contributions across a number of activities. You can review the day’s work in the WCUS 2022 Contributor Day document.
- WordCamp Asia contributor day awareness, February 17, 2023 – GitHub ticket #108. Please can you add to the card if you intend to be at the contributor day and involved in the marketing table.
- There is a Dzongkha language onboarding video in progress – this is now set for completion including the YouTube and Learn WP work for a month before WordCamp Asia 2023. @ugyensupport is working on this. Please add to the GitHub ticket #59 if you can assist him with the video work on this.
- Can you share your contributor story for WordCamp Asia?
(this item came up under Open Floor). Update via @ugyensupport. This will be the first in-Asia flagship WordCamp dedicated to Contributors and WordPress Communities who contribute to WordPress. The team is planning to feature some stories from seasoned contributors who enjoyed their experience at contributing events. Find out more.
4d. Newsletters and series
i) Month in WordPress: If you have any news or Make team updates that would be valuable and relevant for the September 2022 edition, please feel free to add them as a comment to this GitHub card 109 by Friday, September 30, 2022.
ii) People in WordPress series:
- September 2022 GitHub #104 – An update interview has now been done for this and the feature will be updated. Awaiting pictures for editing. Waiting on information on WordPress Translation Day arrangements or links to tie-in.
- Work on October 2022 photo collection and editing has started. If anyone wants to help with this, please get in touch on the GitHub card or with @meher or @webcommsat.
iii) WP Briefing: in episode 38 of the podcast, @chanthaboune speaks with @azhiyadev about the WordPress Training team and the Learn WordPress.org initiative. Please listen, share, and think about contributing time to the Training team.
iv) WordPress Translation Day plans
There will be some events and local translation encouragement on September 28, 2022, before International Translation Day on September 30. More information to come.
Update received from @rmartinezduque.
Photos directory initiative (GitHub card #80) for World Photography Day.
The challenge collection now has 90, and about 30 social posts about the challenge have already been published across the WordPress.org platforms. Photos from the challenge will continue to be featured on WordPress.org’s social platforms.
If any of the people who participated would like to share a story behind the photo they sent and the place it represents, please reach out to Reyes (ReyesMartinez on Slack).
5. Diary dates – upcoming events and meetings
Update from @lmurillom
Our next Coffee break will be Thursday, 22 September 2022, at 18:30/ 6.30pm UTC. This bi-weekly social coffee break 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.
– Volunteer needed to help facilitate this.
Follow this Google Calendar with meetings, collaborations, and social activities. We also list important dates in this Forthcoming Diary Dates post.
6. Open floor
a) Update from the Training team – Slack thread
The individual learning survey is still open for completion. Training has been talking with @jpantani about elevating stories of direct learners on social. @eidolonnight encouraged setting an end date for the survey. @dansoschin has set a social tweet to go out on September 24, 2022.
b) Marketing Team Handbook – Slack thread
Update from @santanainniss who is part of the group working on some of the proposed improvements for 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 screenshots for the marketing handbook note taking page. She has run into some errors in the Make blog and has some questions on how to solve. Discussion on this took place in the meeting as other contributors have been having similar issues and started documenting the same. @meher is co-ordinating these efforts and will do the metaMeta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress. ticket.
The next global Marketing team meeting will take place on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at 08:30 PM GMT+5:30. All welcome.
You can contribute and add asynchronous updates on the GitHub card #110 for planning for September 21, 2022.