OpenverseOpenverseOpenverse is a search engine for openly-licensed media, including photos, audio, and video. Openverse is also the name for the collection of related code repositories that make up the project. is a search engine for openly-licensed media.
The Openverse team builds the Openverse Catalog, APIAPIAn API or Application Programming Interface is a software intermediary that allows programs to interact with each other and share data in limited, clearly defined ways., and front-end application, as well as integrations between Openverse and WordPress. Follow this site for updates and discussions on the project.
The OpenverseOpenverseOpenverse is a search engine for openly-licensed media, including photos, audio, and video. Openverse is also the name for the collection of related code repositories that make up the project. Development weekly chat is a community focus meeting held in the #openverse channel on the Making WordPress Slack instance.
On the hour, when the meeting starts, post to the #openverse channel using the /here command. Here’s an example:
/here Hi everyone, it’s time for the Weekly Development Chat! This is weekly meeting to discuss active Openverse development. Today we’re starting a new two-week development cycle. Who’s here, and do you have any recent successes you would like to share?
At the start of the meeting it’s important to mention if we’re in the first or second week of one of our two-week work cycles. If you’re not sure, the easiest way to check where we are is to backscroll to the previous team meeting’s welcome message, or pingPingThe act of sending a very small amount of data to an end point. Ping is used in computer science to illicit a response from a target server to test it’s connection. Ping is also a term used by Slack users to @ someone or send them a direct message (DM). Users might say something along the lines of “Ping me when the meeting starts.” @zackkrida or another Openverse contributor. If those fail, go ahead and ask during the meeting.
During the meeting we follow along our GitHubGitHubGitHub 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/ project board, looking at ‘done’, ‘in progress’, and ‘completed’ work. In fourth and final part of the meeting we review any open agenda items. This should be handled as efficiently as possible with an emphasis on unblocking ongoing work and scheduling new work.
Each item here has an approximate timestamp and duration. This guide assumes the meeting starts at 15:00 UTC. The actual time may differ based on the time of year. Follow these time guidelines as best as you can; some of the most critical parts of the process happen towards the end of the meeting! Note that just even though the facilitator moves on and starts the next section, contributors can still participate in earlier conversations and threads as-needed.
[15:00-15:05]Done column. Ask contributors to highlight recently-completed work! Sharing this work keeps everyone informed about recent successes and helps others share their pride in their work. If there’s not much activity, you can either breeze past this information or choose some items you’re excited by to share. Items should be posted as standalone messages, not as part of a thread, so that a thread can be created per-item if any discussion is needed. This issues in the “Done” column should be archived in GitHub after the discussion. See above for what the GitHub UI looks like to archive the cards. You may also archive the “Merged” and “Closed” columns of the GitHub PR Board.
[15:05-15:15]In progress. Ask contributors to share any blockers on their current work or work that is ready for PR review. There’s typically deep technical conversation here, with long threads to discuss the implementation of various features.
[15:15 – 15:30]To Do / Backlog. For these last few columns, we try to make sure that our sprint goals will be met by assigning new work to contributors. We do two-week long dev sprints and cut releases at the end of each sprint. Here, ask the community to share issues they would like to work on; or issues they think are important to get assigned.
Additionally (in particular for high-priority issues) ask meeting participants to review the list and confirm the priority of issues, especially high-priority issues that are older than two weeks.
[15:30 – 15:45] Address any items in the agenda, recently opened discussions, and ask if anyone has something else to comment or ask that did not have a place in the previous points. If a resolution or decision was reached on an agenda item (e.g. an issue was assigned), please denote the result on the agenda (example from 2022-09-20).
At the end of the meeting, it’s common to send a message containing </meeting>, along with however you’d like to say goodbye.
Suggestions and advice for running the meeting smoothly.
If new issues, bugs, or problems come up in conversation, encourage contributors to create a new issue. Contributors will often react to the issue request with an emoji, like a checkmark, once they’ve made the issue.
It’s really common for contributors to conduct code reviews for each other during the meeting. You might see a lot of PRs changing status rapidly.
Feel free to @ contributors directly if you have specific questions about their work, need a PR review from them, or other concerns.
After the meeting, a recap post should be posted to make.wordpress.orgWordPress.orgThe 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//openverse. Here are examples. It is easiest to duplicate a past recap post using the “New Draft” button and fill in the new information. The Site AdminURLURLA specific web address of a website or web page on the Internet, such as a website’s URL www.wordpress.org can be useful for this.