WordPress Community Summit 2017: Attendees and Agenda Summary

The 2017 WordPress Community Summit (CS) is almost here. It will take place on Tuesday, June 13th and Wednesday, June 14th, the two days before contributor day at WordCamp Europe in Paris, France. All attendees should have received an email with venue and other important details. If you haven’t received such an email, or if you’re not able to attend, please let us know asap at community@wp-europe.org

We would like to remind all teams and contributors the purpose and goal of the Community Summit:

“The main purpose of the summit is to move the WordPress 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”


How Attendees Were Selected

Unlike WordCamps or Contributor Days, the Community Summit has limited capacity both because of the venue size and the type of work that is required. The list of nominations was reviewed by a committee composed of experienced contributors, chosen for their broad overview of the project and its community: @aaroncampbell @petya @chanthaboune @helen @ipstenu and @_dorsvenabili

The committee reviewed the list of nominated contributors that we received from the original call for nominations (more info on the process and criteria).

In voting on each person, we kept several things in mind:

  • Active contributions to the WordPress.org project and that specific team
  • Influence/reach in the broader WordPress ecosystem (not just within WordPress.org)
  • Employer (to prevent an overwhelming presence by one or few select companies)
  • Location (to have a decent international contingent and not be solely US-focused)
  • Differing Points of View (to ensure minority voices can be heard)



The list of attendees was formed from all those who were invited and confirmed their attendance:


@afercia @rianrietveld @davidakennedy @mor10 @samikeijonen


@schlessera @borekb @danielbachhuber @miyauchi


@andreamiddleton @andrescifuentesr @iaaxpage @mbigul @courtneypk @thewebprincess @jennybeaumont @emanuel_blagonic @francina @mayukojpn @hlashbrooke @ibonazkoitia @miss_jwo @kcristiano @lanche86 @travel_girl @markgazel @imath @paolal @remediosgraphic @sptorabi @_dorsvenabili @mahype @thabotswana @00sleepy @xibe


@adamsilverstein @boonebgorges @chriscct7 @desrosj @dd32 @iseulde @flixos90 @jjj @joehoyle @joemcgill @joen @johnbillion @kadamwhite @matt @marcs0h @matveb @voldemortensen @azaozz @swissspidy @rmccue @stevenkword @westonruter @peterwilsoncc @codebykat


@empireoflight @folletto @michael-arestad @melchoyce @saracannon @sonjanyc @karmatosed @liljimmi


@atachibana @kenshino @milana_cap


@aaroncampbell @andrewtaylor-1 @ddsucurinet @joostdevalk @mikehansenme @mikeschroder @stephdau


@tellyworth @coreymckrill @pento @iandunn @obenland @mapk


@catehstn @mbiais @kwonye


@ipstenu @otto42


@glueckpress @chiragpatel @carl-alberto @ocean90 @imnok @lasacco @openstream @petya @tacoverdo @vannkorn


@bethannon1 @cristianozanca @imazed @macmanx @clorith @sergeybiryukov @zoonini


@acalfieri @grapplerulrich @sakinshrestha @ionutn @poena


@wpaleks @chanthaboune


Summary of Community Summit Agenda

Day 1 (Tuesday, 13 June):

  • Individual team and cross-team discussions* which need in-person discussions

Day 2 (Wednesday, 14 June):

  • Continuing cross-team discussions*
  • Writing recaps for the make/summit p2 blog


Proposed Discussions

A few months ago, each team proposed topics that need in-person discussion ( List of proposed topics ). If teams need to amend or update their list, post any changes as a comment, please. The deadline is Friday, June 9th, at which point we will close comments and publish the list of topics for WordPress Community Summit 2017.


Travel Assistance Program Applicants

All guests, selected for the travel assistance program have been contacted via email by the organizing team, who will follow up in the next few days. Thanks so much to all our sponsors for making this Travel Assistance program possible!

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