Global WordPress Translation Day 4 – Call for Organizers

After Global WordPress Translation Day 1 (GWTD1) in April 2016, GWTD2 in November 2016, and GWTD3 in September 2017, we took a break last year. But the good news is here… GWTD4 planning is back on track! Let’s work together to organize a global event, where we learn more about and improve WordPress translation.

This is an official call for organizers. 

When is GWTD going to be this year?

That depends on when a team forms. Currently, we are looking into April 13 (Sat) or April 28 (Sun) based on the feedback so far.

What is WordPress Translation Day?

WordPress Translation Day is a remote conference combined with a global contributor day that happens for 24 hours in as many locations as possible around the world.

The content of the event this year is not 100% confirmed yet, but it’s likely that we follow the past format of having these 2 parts:

Online: In the past, we had 24-hour live streaming with community members across the world sharing knowledge and discussing important issues. The live streaming helped us get to know each other and create a video archive of translation resources.

Offline: The Global WordPress Translation Day has another important part, and that’s the local events. They are contributor days dedicated to translation, organized by volunteers.

WordPress Translation Day organizer roles

The descriptions below were taken from last year’s call for organizers and may vary depending on our direction this year.

  • Communication (Marketing) Volunteers – tasks include event announcements, social media announcements, social media support during the event, spreading the word and helping people find information.
  • Design Volunteers – tasks include creating banners, posters, and swag for the event.
  • Outreach Volunteers – a really important role – direct contact with potential local organizers is really important and our outreach volunteers get in touch with local WordPress event organizers and invite them to organize a local event during WordPress translation day. They also provide information and support and put organizers in touch with mentors.
  • Website/Admin Volunteers – we have a website we use to market the event wptranslationday.org – it needs content managers and admins to help communicate the event better, upload the schedule, post announcements, and speakers, etc.
  • Live Streaming Content Volunteers – tasks include putting out a call for speakers, speaker selection, finding and mentoring speakers, supporting speakers during the event.
  • Local Events Mentors – an important role on the team. The local events mentors help event organizers structure and announce their events, get people to attend and advice them on resources they can use during the event.

Who can join the team?

Anyone who would like to dedicate time and effort to organize WordPress Translation Day is welcome to join the team! If you have a couple of hours a week to spare, the Polyglots team would really appreciate your help.

WordPress Translation Day has been essential for many local communities around the globe and each edition helps more people to understand us better, join us and become a part of the global family.

Further reading

Want to read more about previous Translation Days, watch videos and learn how they were organized? Here are a few links:

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