WordPress Community Summit 2017 announcement

The 2017 WordPress Community Summit (CS) will take place on Tuesday-Wednesday, 13-14 June, before WordCamp Europe in Paris, France and it’s a by-invitation conference.

The main purpose of the summit is to move the project forward before and after the event, with the event being a milestone in a larger set of work.

With this main goal in mind, we’ll touch base with all team reps  to figure out which of the topics proposed can be handled beforehand, and come up with topics that would be:
1) of importance to the project as a whole
2) would benefit from cross-team collaboration
3) will leave us in a better position than when we started

In order to get this goal, we’re asking all teams to figure out which topics really need an in-person planning day, and then start working on as many of these remaining topics as possible online and before the event. This way, we’ll be able to loop back in May to see if there are any obstacles for these goals to be achieved by your team and to identify better which cross-team collaboration is needed, anything we can do to help move things along!

So who is invited?

Based on the topics proposed, the nominations posted by all make.wordpress.org team reps, and those topic applications received through the sign-up request form, a committee of experienced team leads have reviewed the total list of nominations. This committee voted, taking into consideration involvement with the WordPress project, relevance and representation of different points of view for the topics listed, diversity, company for having a wide number represented, location for representing different origins with active communities.

The selected participants will receive an email or Slack message from their team reps or me during the next week (by March 29th at the most) with more details and with a RSVP link to confirm their attendance. The final list of attendees will be posted in this p2 blog as soon as we receive all RSVP.

List of volunteers to help with the organization of the event

The following contributors will be contacted via WP Slack at the end of next week to join the current organizing team to get the tasks done for the event – thanks for your help!

*Note: It’s been a very hard task winnowing the nomination lists, but the capacity and the nature of this event is to be as small as possible for the level of interaction needed. All teams will post the notes of their discussions at the end of the Community Summit in this blog and on June 15th (next day), all contributors will have a working day during the WordCamp Europe Contributor Day, so don’t hesitate to sign-up to it and to make WordPress better all together.