This is where news that are relevant or good to know for the team from across the community are brought up and shared.
Support guidelines and FAQ revamp
It’s been a while, and it has been mentioned a few times that there is a need for it, so without further ado the team brings you this years WordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. US Contributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of https://make.wordpress.org/ There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/contributor-day/ https://make.wordpress.org/support/handbook/getting-started/getting-started-at-a-contributor-day/. focus area #1: Updating the support guidelines.
The guidelines have a GitHub GitHub 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/ repository to make suggestions and collaborative work easier, both to provide suggestions ahead of time, but also during the day of contributor day.
The repository is available at https://github.com/WordPress/wporg-support-guidelines
The goal is to (ideally) simplify the guidelines and FAQ pages, both in terms of language used, but also in terms of length. For a non-exhaustive list, it is currently very wordy, and has unfortunately long since passed the point of being a “wall of text” that rarely gets read.
Checking in with international liaisons
This is the section where we reach out to the non-English speaking parts of our community, to see how they are doing, if there’s anything we can help each other with, or just interesting things going on that it would be nice to share with others.
There’s no requirements for previous participation or “fame” to share here, anyone is welcome, and we encourage newcomers to participate!
Unable to make the meeting, or maybe meetings just aren’t your thing? We would still love to hear how things are going in other non-English speaking parts of our community. Please feel free to let us know via the comment section below, in your own time, if there is anything you’d like to share, any questions or concerns you have, or just to let us know you’re doing OK!
We will make a habit of putting this callout with every agenda post going forward, so that everyone has a chance to join in.
For any other items to discuss, please add them to the comments below, or bring them up in the meeting.