Sustainability Chat Summary, April 5, 2024

The WordPress Sustainability Chat meeting took place on 05-04-2024 12:00 UTC on the Sustainability channel of Make WordPress Slack.


You can check the initial agenda here.

We have working on the topics contributors prioritized in the last meetings:

  1. Onboarding experience for (new) contributors.
    • The Sustainability Team’s self-approval system has been included in the Handbook.
    • A “good first bug/issue” kind system has been proposed.
  2. WordCamp Handbook with sustainability ideas/guidelines.
    • Proposal on the development of a protocol/process/form/template for asking all the WC organizers about their effort (if any) integrating sustainability (both logistical and thematic) into their events. WCEU could be the pilot event for this, once it is finished.
  3. WordPress Sustainability Plugin.
    • The Must Haves & Nice to Haves list has been updated with more suggestions.
  4. Create a meeting’s template that resembles the Training Team one.
    • There is a concern about the workload that our team can take on compared to those with sponsored distributors (in terms of following their methodologies).
    • There is a consensus on the benefits of adapting the Training Team template to our possibilities and needs in order to facilitate the work of managing meetings.
    • Proposal to a different approach form meetings: conceive them as a moment to compile updates and share the work done during the week, rather than to move projects forward.
  5. WP Playground team new tool for editing Handbooks.
  6. Registration for WCEU’s Contributor Day.


You can find the attendance thread here.

Next meeting

We look forward to seeing you next 12-04-2024 12:00 UTC. If you have any suggestions for the next meeting agenda, please, leave a comment on this post.