Summary: Intergroup Communication chat notes

When groups started, intent was monthly chat of all the reps. Even if specific person can’t make it, another person from the team would reperesent for continuity.

Want a blog with just weekly updates, to summarize the plethora of stuff happening across P2s, IRC, etc. Every team would have a specific day that they are responsible for posting their update on. Want automated tool that says if a team has missed an update. (Might fall under tools / metrics discussion.)

The more we communicate, the more people will see that we’re a healthy project. People have a lot of curiosity on how we make decisions, who is involved, and seeing the reasoning behind things. Also will give the general public a better glance into the diversity of our contributors.

Do all the groups have a weekly IRC? Synchronous chats are difficult across global timezones. Same for hangouts, but because they have higher bandwidth (video, faces) it is worth it sometimes.

The heart of a summary update contains three parts: what team did last week, what you want to do next week, and an optional third section with any blockers, extra color, or highlights. Important to keep summaries short, like bullet points, not just a copy/paste of everything that has been done. We’re going to aim for 1-2 per weekday.

Monthly G+ hangouts, weekly posts.

Want to have a bit more control over the Make P2s, extend child themeChild theme A Child Theme is a customized theme based upon a Parent Theme. It’s considered best practice to create a child theme if you want to modify the CSS of your theme. to include some more widgetWidget A WordPress Widget is a small block that performs a specific function. You can add these widgets in sidebars also known as widget-ready areas on your web page. WordPress widgets were originally created to provide a simple and easy-to-use way of giving design and structure control of the WordPress theme to the user. areas. Make a list of feeds that are needed. Get involved widget, search box, scheduled chats.

Action items: every team will do weekly updates on a P2P2 P2 or O2 is the term people use to refer to the Make WordPress blog. It can be found at Schedule of different teams on weekdays. Pick place for updates to go. Matt to find example update.