The Sustainability Team at WCEU 2024

It has already been a week since WordCampWordCamp 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. Europe 2024 took place. We are now ready to review what has been achieved there regarding sustainability. During the event, we’ve seen many contributions/contributors, talks and had many inspiring chats. We have the feeling that sustainability has become a more relevant topic for the community in general.

WCEU Contributor DayContributor 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/.

This was our first WordCamp Europe with an official team table. The organizers provided us with two tables (!) based on the number of responses to the registration form. They were pretty crowded throughout the day. We worked with contributors mainly on two projects:

  • the WP Sustainability PluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party
  • the Sustainable Events Handbook.

The team reps were able to manage having the official badges as well.

WP Sustainability Plugin

The contributors worked on developing a feature overview to guide the next steps in defining the plugin’s requirements. One of the key points of discussion was trying to find a way to calculate the page size without calling 3rd-party services.

They also worked on expanding one of the points outlined in the feature overview: a handbook to educate on how to make websites more sustainable.

Anyone interested can check the documents and continue the work done by the contributors in the WCEU with suggestions that will help the project move forward.

Sustainable Events Handbook

With the handbook for making WordPress events more sustainable recently published, contributors were able to work on the following related points:

  • Spreading the word. The Marketing team helped us to send an amplification request which will help us to make the whole community aware of the existence of the handbook. And, hopefully, to get more feedback.
  • Collecting and giving feedback. The initial handbook’s GitHub issue was finally closed, and a new one was created to facilitate contributors leaving their comments and improvement suggestions.

Sustainability Team’s badges

The magic of in-person collaboration enabled us to finally reach the objective of having our own Team’s badges. We have now both Sustainability Contributor and Sustainability Team badges. Team Reps already have them in their profiles, but we are still figuring out how to assign them. When we achieve this, the badges will be assigned to contributors following the criteria the team had approved some time ago. We’ll keep you up-to-date through the team’s meetings.

sustainability contributor
sustainability team

In general, it has been a very productive and motivating WCEU Contributor Day for the Sustainability Team. Thank you very much to all the contributors joining.

Thank You to Contributors

A big thanks to all the contributors who were there or present on SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/.. Here are the people who contributed:

Please leave a comment if we missed you, we will add you to the list!

WCEU talks and sessions

The word ‘sustainability’ has been present all along the event, even in the opening session. Joost de Valk and Juliette Reinders Folmer kickstarted the first day with a keynote about the sustainability of the community. They made us all reflect on the future of Open SourceOpen Source Open Source denotes software for which the original source code is made freely available and may be redistributed and modified. Open Source **must be** delivered via a licensing model, see GPL. and how funding and generational change are crucial for the continuity of technology as we understand it today. Two further sessions continued to develop the topic of the social and economic sustainability of WordPress.

Firstly, we had a case study on how this generational change is happening in Uganda’s WordPress Community. Abraham Waita explained how the integration of WordPress into high school curricula is engaging the younger generation and empowering them to build the future of the community.

Secondly, a WordCamp Connect session opened the discussion to “Democratising Opportunities”. Carole Olinger (@caroleo), Karim Marucchi (@pirazo), and Courtney Robertson (@courane01) exchanged views and experiences about contributing and funding and included in the conversation two very interesting and not-so-brought topics: the mental health of the contributors and the point of view of the companies that fund them.

In addition to the economic and social sustainability of WordPress, there was also space to address the environmental aspect. During the WordCamp Connect session on the first Conference Day, Nahuai Badiola (@nbadiola) and Simon Kraft (@krafit) led a conversation about how to set sustainable standards for WordPress. Many attendees discussed the possibilities and difficulties of reducing emissions from WordPress sites.

Last but not least, Bjarne Oldrup (@oldrup) explained in his session, on the second Conference Day, how it is possible to have a website creation business that is economically, ecologically, and socially sustainable. This is a talk full of practical and real examples and cases of how to manage a business with a total focus on sustainability.

While we wait for the recordings to be uploaded, you can view the sessions’ slides:

This is all in terms of scheduled content. We are very happy to say that the conversations extended beyond the sessions, including chats in hallways, meetings, informal gatherings, and breaks. We couldn’t capture all of it in one post, but that’s what makes in-person contributions special. We look forward to seeing you all again soon and hope to meet the contributors who couldn’t attend this time. In the meantime, we will see you all at the meetings.

This post has been reviewed by: @littlebigthing and @yellowlime

Sustainability Chat Agenda, June 21, 2024

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This week’s meeting will be hosted by @noradriana

Sustainability Team meetings start at 12:00 UTC bi-weekly on Fridays. Anyone is welcome to contribute to the meeting by commenting in SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. threads during the meeting and throughout the following days. Meeting notes will be published by the following Tuesday to also incorporate these asynchronous conversations.


These are the topics for this week’s meeting:

1️⃣ News and updates

➡️ Looking for feedback

Proposals and discussions in https://make.wordpress.org/sustainability/ and GitHub (General discussions).

  • The Sustainable Events Handbook section has been added to the team handbook. You can make suggestions (or small corrections) directly editing the page content on GithubGitHub 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/ (on each page you will see a “edit” option with the Github icon).
  • During WCEU’s Contributor Day a start has been made with the feature overview of the WP Sustainability plugin and the guidelines that will become a crucial part for education. Feedback and addings to the 2 documents are welcome.

2️⃣ Come and Contribute

These are some of the priority projects and tasks to be taken forward. Are you a newcomer? Check our good first issues.

3️⃣ Open Discussions

Does anyone have an open discussion topic they’d like to bring to the team?


You can see all meetings scheduled on this meeting calendar. If you are new to the Sustainability Team, read through our handbook) to get to know the team and how we work. And if you have questions, feel free to reach out in the #sustainability Slack channel at any time.

The Sustainability Team’s Handbook for events is here!

The first version of the Sustainable Events Handbook is finally launched! 🎉

Over the past months, members of the Sustainability Team have been sharing their ideas and experiences on how WordPress community events can be held more sustainably. All this input has formed the basis of the first draft, which eventually became the first version we are excited to announce today. 

As there’s no perfect or defined way of being environmentally sustainable, the current objective of this handbook is to provide organizers and attendees with ideas of how they can contribute to making WordPress events more sustainable. 

Here is what we’ve included in the handbook:

  • Actionable tips for organizers. We know how much effort it takes to organize WordPress events, so we’ve simplified the ways you can make it more sustainable. Our suggestions cover all aspects of the event and include tips for reducing waste, saving energy, promoting eco-friendly practices at the events, and more. 
  • Information for attendees. Whether you want to participate more sustainably, or you’re an organizer seeking ways to raise awareness among attendees – we made a section for you.
  • Flexibility. There are no hard rules, but every suggestion you turn into action is a step forward. We hope this handbook inspires you to help make our WordPress event more sustainable.

To ensure its longevity, the Handbook’s future versions should include information that will help the sustainability of events, not only from an environmental perspective but also from a social and economic one. To ensure the longevity of our planet, we hope this Handbook will be merged with the WordCampWordCamp 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. and MeetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on meetup.com will help you find options in your area. Organizer Handbooks.

Do you have suggestions or notes on the first version? You can contribute to it through the GitHub repository.

Do you want to join us in developing the social and economic aspects of the Handbook and help us make it easier for organizers and attendees to make WordPress events more sustainable?

Let’s meet next Thursday, June 13th, at the Sustainability Team’s table at the WordCamp Europe 2024 Contributor Day, or our next team meeting. 

We’re looking forward to your feedback!

This text has been reviewed by: @celigaroe and @lirommil

Join the WordPress Sustainability Team during WCEU’s Contributor Day

The WordPress Sustainability Team will be present during Contributor Day at WordCampWordCamp 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. Europe on Thursday 13th of June 2024.

Contributor DayContributor 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/. is about you the contributor, regardless of occupation and skills! Whether you’re a developer, designer, writer, or enthusiast, your unique talents are valued and appreciated as we work together to shape the future of WordPress. Contributor Day is a true celebration of the WordPress community spirit as it kicks off WordCamp Europe this year. 

We are looking forward to celebrate the first birthday of the WordPress Sustainability Team. The team was born during WCEU’s Contributor Day in Athens in 2023. During the day, we invite you to discuss with us and to work on the following topics:

  1. Team Organization and MetaMeta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress.
  2. Sustainable Events: How can we make events more sustainable?
  3. Technical Environmental Impact: What is needed to lower the energy consumption of WordPress as a CMS. We will discuss our plans and roadmap for our own WordPress Sustainability PluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party.

No previous knowledge or technical skills are required to join us during Contributor Day. Besides some interest in sustainability of course. 😉

💡 Good to know: the Sustainability Team works on the environmental, social and economical sustainability of the WordPress ecosystem.

Please note that pre-registration for WCEU’s Contributor Day was required. The limited number of spaces have all been claimed. If you cannot make it join Contributor Day in person, please join us at Slack. We attempt to connect with you during the day.

For more information about Contributor Day and its time schedule, please visit the official WCEU website.

We look forward seeing you in Torino (during Contributor Day)!

Sustainability Chat Summary, June 7, 2024

The WordPress Sustainability Chat meeting took place on 07-06-2024 12:00 UTC on the Sustainability channel of Make WordPress Slack.

Attendance

You can find the attendance thread here.

Agenda

You can check the initial agenda here.

1. News

Looking for feedback

2. Come and contribute

Looking for volunteers

3. Open discussions

Open topics discussed:

Next meeting

Remember our meetings are biweekly now!

We look forward to seeing you next 21-06-2024 12:00 UTC. If you have any suggestions for the next meeting agenda, please, leave a comment on this post.

May Project Health Hangouts Summary

Summary of Discussions, Ideas, and Feedback

Hangouts happened on May 28, 29, and 30, 2024. Created using Claude and ChatGPT with help from @peiraisotta and @courane01.

Table of Contents

Topics Discussed

  • Comprehensive Dashboards: The need for dashboards to track contributions across WordPress teams and projects, representing various types of contributions beyond code commits.
  • Sponsorship and Funding: Strategies for making a case for company sponsorships focusing on translating, support, documentation, and other non-code efforts.
  • Data and Metrics: The importance of having accurate data from teams to understand priorities and workstreams, and the challenges of relying on self-reported metrics.

Key Ideas

  • Equitable Representation: Ensuring that all types of contributions, including non-code efforts, are fairly represented in the tracking systems.
  • Data Integration: Utilizing tools like Python to extract data from WordPress APIs and process unstructured data sources for standardized reporting. (Proposal to use Google Data Studio)
  • Team vs. Individual Dashboards: Separating the goals of individual contributor dashboards from team/project dashboards, focusing on project roadblocks and resource gaps for teams.

Feedback

  • Activity Tracking: While tracking individual activities can provide valuable insights for roles focused on analysis, code review, and releases, there is a risk of inaccuracies in self-reported metrics.
  • Team/Project Focus: The initial focus should be creating dashboards showcasing team/project roadmaps and highlighting areas needing additional resources. This transparency can better inform companies’ sponsorship efforts.
  • Privacy and Data Access: Concerns about privacy and appropriate access to data were discussed, emphasizing the need for anonymized public data and carefully crafting the stories told with the data.
  • Outreach and Ecosystem Needs: Engaging with enterprise agencies and the broader ecosystem is crucial to understanding their needs for assessing project health and deciding sponsorship targets. An open, customized data integration solution drawing from WordPress’s diverse data sources was proposed as the ideal approach.

Additional Points

  • Sustainability Pillars: The sustainability team focuses on increasing diversity and well-being, reducing environmental impact, and finding ways to support contributions economically.
  • Manual Data Collection: Some contributors manually tally their work to back up sponsorship contracts, indicating a need for automated solutions.
  • Community Health Analytics: Leveraging insights from other open-source projects and tools, like those provided by the CHAOSS Community and Linux Foundation, to inform WordPress’s approach to metrics and dashboards.

Data Needs and Tools

  • Need for more granular data beyond current Five for the Future listings and release stats.
  • Importance of additional data to increase contributions to the WordPress project.
  • Overview of Bitergia: An open-source analytics platform connected to the WordPress GitHubGitHub 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/ organization.
  • Capabilities: Integrates data points from GitHub, mailing lists, IRC, Docker, SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/., and Twitter.
  • Tools like Bitergia and GrimoireLab for data collection.
  • CHAOSS Group’s tools and methodologies as potential resources.
  • Detailed quotes for tools like Bitergia.
  • Potential internal solutions to avoid external dependencies.
  • Evaluating tools based on cost, data access, and integration.
  • Challenges in tracking contributions not synced to GitHub.
  • Learning from the CHAOSS community’s metrics.
  • Evaluating tools for integration and longevity.
  • Challenges in tracking knowledge workers’ contributions.
  • Issues with inactive volunteers affect metrics.
  • Using CHAOSS Community’s definitions.

Contribution Tracking and Metrics

  • Need for track data: Track activity, contributions, mergers, and comments.
  • Event data importance: Event data across platforms.
  • Impact of contributions: Companies want to see the impact of their contributions.
  • Project health measurement: Identify struggling teams.
  • Challenges in tracking hours and activities accurately.
  • A balanced approach to data collection.
  • Different goals for the team and individual dashboards.
  • Individual and organizations contributing via Five for the Future could access their respective data when managing their listing.
  • Dashboards as tools for accountability and resource allocation.
  • Accurate data for stakeholders like project leadership and sponsors.
  • Adhering to GDPR standards.
  • Automating data collection and customization.
  • Different ways to display various contributions. See Drupal Contribution Credit as an option for knowledge workers with few metrics to show.
  • Ensuring quality data for pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party statistics, specifically when contributors submit contributions to plugins in the WP plugin repo.
  • Updating hours to reflect reality.
  • Organizations seek information such as “what can businesses show for it?” from their contributions. Easily identifiable outcomes are more explicit at persuading stakeholders than discussions about The Free Rider Problem or Tragedy of the Commons.
  • Is it time to define what active and inactive contributions mean in WordPress?

Recognition and Visibility

  • Current recognition methods are subjective and limited, with props and badges as the main focus. Props emphasize CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. contributions over other teams, while Badges can encourage churn in contributors.
  • Importance of recognizing hobbyist contributors who are not sponsored.
  • Core code contributions have the highest impact, but other contributions are undervalued.
  • Lack of guidance on acknowledging non-public work, especially for DEIB and security.
  • Acknowledging paid and non-paid contributors equally.
  • Contextual badges for contributions.
  • Dashboards to surface contributions and portray impact.
  • Honorary titles for contributors that have held positions such as Core Leads, but are no longer active.

Collaboration and Support

  • Representation of teams like sustainability that may not benefit from number-based systems.
  • Different teams use various tools (e.g., Figma, Learn’s website).
  • Coordinating content and support in multiple languages.
  • Accurate and timely support bots.
  • Community feedback loops.
  • Continuous improvement processes.
  • External collaborations and partnerships.
  • Shared goals and resource pooling.

Privacy and Data Management

  • Custom integrations to surface invisible contributions.
  • Managing privacy and data opt-out options.
  • Ensuring personal data is always opt-in, especially in Europe.
  • Balancing demographic data with privacy concerns.
  • Privacy and security best practices.
  • Legal requirements and compliance.
  • Addressing declining contributions and anonymizing public data.
  • Managing sensitive data visibility.
  • Extending GrimoireLab APIs.
  • Avoiding data overload and focusing on impact.

Funding and Sponsorship

  • More explicit and easier funding mechanisms in other projects like OpenJS Foundation (JavaScriptJavaScript JavaScript or JS is an object-oriented computer programming language commonly used to create interactive effects within web browsers. WordPress makes extensive use of JS for a better user experience. While PHP is executed on the server, JS executes within a user’s browser. https://www.javascript.com/.).
  • Justifying funding for contributors.
  • Equal treatment for sponsored and non-sponsored contributors.
  • Sponsorship history as a valuable asset.
  • Need for public data to show the impact of sponsored contributors.

Project Management

  • Authority for individuals with extensive project experience.
  • Designated lead developers for new features.
  • Providing useful data to facilitate changes.

Areas of Concern

  • Plugin directory active growth statistics sourced from WordPress MetaMeta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress. team were later omitted without public announcement because the data was misleading or false. We must ensure data gathering systems remain accurate and proactively communicate decisions.
  • Google Looker would be cumbersome to build out to do all that we want.
  • Adding WordPress revisionsRevisions The WordPress revisions system stores a record of each saved draft or published update. The revision system allows you to see what changes were made in each revision by dragging a slider (or using the Next/Previous buttons). The display indicates what has changed in each revision. to account for GatherPress, GlotPress & Rosetta and modifying sites within the WordPress.orgWordPress.org The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/ network would require Bitergia to develop them for us at a cost, or we could contribute them. The same is true for TracTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub.https://core.trac.wordpress.org/., HelpScout, and Figma, which are essential for automating contribution metrics. If we, WordPress, contribute those resources, we will need to organize contributors to work on this.

Next Actions

  • Consult with data science and privacy experts on public data and opt-in/opt-out mechanisms.
  • Implement multiple kinds of data reporting for better recognition.
  • Create a pros-cons list of tools and gather feedback from the community
  • Create a list of questions for evaluating software tools.
  • Work on the Five for the Future initiative and learn from other open-source projects.
  • Organize teams for proper tracking and define the scope.
  • Contact inactive volunteers and clean up the list.
  • Scope the timeline for selecting appropriate tools and form a working group within Sustainability.

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Sustainability Chat Agenda, June 7, 2024

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This week’s meeting will be hosted by @nahuai.

Sustainability Team meetings start at 12:00 UTC bi-weekly on Fridays. Anyone is welcome to contribute to the meeting by commenting in SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. threads during the meeting and throughout the following days. Meeting notes will be published by the following Tuesday to also incorporate these asynchronous conversations.


These are the topics for this week’s meeting:

1️⃣ News and updates

➡️ Looking for feedback

Proposals and discussions in https://make.wordpress.org/sustainability/ and GitHub (General discussions).

  • The Sustainable Events Handbook section has been added to the team handbook. You can make suggestions (or small corrections) directly editing the page content on GithubGitHub 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/ (en each page you will see a “edit” option with the Github icon).
  • A summary of the Project Health Dashboards hangouts has been published. You can leave your feedback on the comments.
  • Create educational content for developers, designers, and users. Following our recommendation to “Build a sustainable and accessible website for the event”, Liron suggested we do some “raise awareness” work and create educational content for developers, designers, and users.
    We can collaborate with the Training team, the Developer Blog, and the Documentation team on anything from introductions to hands-on tutorials.
  • Finish the list of tasks we would like to work on at WCEU Contributor DayContributor 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/.. Some ideas were already mentioned on the previous meeting, we could built on that.

2️⃣ Come and Contribute

These are some of the priority projects and tasks to be taken forward. Are you a newcomer? Check our good first issues.

3️⃣ Open Discussions

Does anyone have an open discussion topic they’d like to bring to the team?


You can see all meetings scheduled on this meeting calendar. If you are new to the Sustainability Team, read through our handbook) to get to know the team and how we work. And if you have questions, feel free to reach out in the #sustainability Slack channel at any time.

Sustainability Chat Summary, May 24, 2024

The WordPress Sustainability Chat meeting took place on 24-05-2024 12:00 UTC on the Sustainability channel of Make WordPress Slack.

Agenda

You can check the initial agenda here.

News

Looking for feedback

  • Input for the handbook around sustainability. The work to accomplish the deadline of having, the first version, of the handbook ready for the WCEU it’s ongoing. There is now a final version document that it’s been polished, section by section, to add it to the Sustainability Handbook. It was decided to start migrating the content of the sections GithubGitHub 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/ once they are ready, to speed up the process.
  • Project Health Dashboards and Recognizing Contributions and Acknowledging Challenges.

Looking for volunteers

  • Contributors are welcome to help meet the deadline for the publication of the first version of the Handbook.
  • Create meeting agenda template  (you can also check the last proposal here). The new format for the meetings has been started to apply and the idea it’s to continue polishing it.
  • Input for and comments on the features for a sustainability plugin. It’s still needed to decide the approach to create the pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party (use performance metrics without relaying on 3rd party libraries of else), WCEU Contributor DayContributor 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/. was set as good place to move the discussion forward.

Open discussion

  • Some topics were suggested to be treated on WCEU Contributor Day. A summary of them would be:
    • Sustainability Team badges (create them with the Design Team collaboration)
    • Review on the Event’s Handbook (editing, correcting and collecting in situ feedback from organizers, sponsors, attendees, etc.).
    • Create a draft to collect information about the efforts made by the WCEU’s organizers in favor of environmental sustainability.
    • WordPress Sustainability plugin (decide how to move forward, engage with the Performance Team to seek collaboration). Get funding for the plugin developer?
    • Explore how we can enlarge the team and number of contributors joining us.
    • Explore team metrics that can help on the context of the Project Heath.
  • Some of the attendants confirmed assisting to some of the Project Health Hangouts and Working Group Kickoff.

Attendance

You can find the attendance thread here.

Next meeting

Remember our meetings are biweekly now!

We look forward to seeing you next 07-06-2024 12:00 UTC. If you have any suggestions for the next meeting agenda, please, leave a comment on this post.

Project Health Hangouts and Working Group Kickoff

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Continuing the efforts to ensure the sustainability and health of the WordPress project, forming a dedicated working group is now underway. Building on recent discussions from Recognizing Contributions and Acknowledging Challenges and Project Health Dashboards, this group will focus on developing and refining approaches to project health.

This marks the kick-off of the Project Health Working Group, one of the Sustainability team’s key focus areas. The goal is to foster a collaborative environment, gather valuable insights, and develop tools to maintain and improve the project’s health.

We’ll begin by demonstrating the first tool in our trials: Bitergia.

🗣️ These hangouts will allow us to discuss:

  • Team Health: How do we assess the health of various teams in the project and ensure proper calls to contribute?
  • Individual Contributors: Addressing the needs of organization-sponsored, those seeking sponsorship, self-sponsored, and hobbyists.
  • Organizational Stakeholders: Providing data for organizations to consider how they sponsor and staff contributors.
  • WordPress Project Stakeholders: Prioritizing the work of various teams within the project.

📆 RSVP to Project Health Hangout

Below are the various meeting times and days scheduled. All sessions will be a casual conversation and demonstrations. It is important to offer multiple times to ensure global representation. When you’ve chosen which times you’d like to attend, RSVP using the buttons below.

All sessions will be recorded and summarized to ensure everyone can benefit from the discussions, even if they can’t attend live.

Join us in these sessions to share your insights and help shape the future of our project’s health. Share any questions you have or want to discuss in the comments below.

Replays

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Sustainability Chat Agenda, May 24, 2024

Please add agenda items by commenting below.


This week’s meeting will be hosted by @littlebigthing.

Sustainability Team meetings start at 12:00 UTC bi-weekly on Fridays. Anyone is welcome to contribute to the meeting by commenting in SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. threads during the meeting and throughout the following days. Meeting notes will be published by the following Tuesday to also incorporate these asynchronous conversations.


These are the topics for this week’s meeting:

1️⃣ News and updates

➡️ Looking for feedback

Proposals and discussions in https://make.wordpress.org/sustainability/ and GitHub (General discussions).

  • We are aiming to have the “Making WordPress Events more environmentally sustainable” section of our Handbook published for WCEU. Some contributors have been working on this for the last two weeks, and now we need feedback to transfer the information from Google Docs to GitHubGitHub 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/. Please leave your comments and suggestions on the link above.

2️⃣ Come and Contribute

These are some of the priority projects and tasks to be taken forward. Are you a newcomer? Check our good first issues.

4️⃣ Open Discussions

Does anyone have an open discussion topic they’d like to bring to the team?


You can see all meetings scheduled on this meeting calendar. If you are new to the Sustainability Team, read through our handbook) to get to know the team and how we work. And if you have questions, feel free to reach out in the #sustainability Slack channel at any time.