Sustainability Chat Agenda, April 19, 2024

The next meeting is scheduled with the following details:

When

19-04-2024 12:00 UTC

Where

At #sustainabilty channel 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/.

Agenda

We will continue the projects we are currently working on as a priority:

  • Onboarding experience for (new) contributors. The goal is to create clear guidelines for a smooth onboarding experience for all the tools —our blog, GitHub and Slack— we have available. Some pending or active issues about this topic:
  • WordCamp Handbook with sustainability ideas/guidelines. Learn how to contribute to this here and follow up on this project here. Some related topics:
    • Create a draft to collect information about the efforts made by the WCEU’s organizers in favor of environmental sustainability.
  • 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 supported by the WP Sustainability Team. Follow up on this project here.
    Share the avances made on Yoast 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/..
    For context, some issues were brought out from the previous meeting:
    • Narrow down the candidate of tools for measuring websites weight or carbon emissions. Check it in GH.
    • Discuss if we want to use any of the existing plugins as starting point or we want to create one from the scratch.
  • Discuss which items from the Training Team meeting’s template make sense to incorporate on this team.
  • Share the key takeaways from the Yoast Contributor Day.

If you have any updates on issues or projects that we have previously discussed, you are free to bring them up during the meeting.

Ideas or suggestions

Anything else? Please leave a comment if you want some topic to be discussed at the meeting that is not listed above.

Sustainability Chat Agenda, April 12, 2024

The next meeting is scheduled with the following details:

When

12-04-2024 12:00 UTC

Where

At #sustainabilty channel 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/.

Agenda

We will continue the projects we are currently working on as a priority:

  • Onboarding experience for (new) contributors. The goal is to create clear guidelines for a smooth onboarding experience for all the tools —our blog, GitHub and Slack— we have available. Some pending or active issues about this topic:
  • WordCamp Handbook with sustainability ideas/guidelines. Learn how to contribute to this here and follow up on this project here. Some related topics:
    • How can we collect information about the efforts made by the WCEU’s organizers in favor of environmental sustainability.
  • 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 supported by the WP Sustainability Team. Follow up on this project here. Some issues were brought out from the previous meeting:
    • Narrow down the candidate of tools for measuring websites weight or carbon emissions. Check it in GH.
    • Discuss if we want to use any of the existing plugins as starting point or we want to create one from the scratch.
  • Create a meeting’s template that resembles the Training Team one.
  • Registration for WCEU’s Contributor Day.

If you have any updates on issues or projects that we have previously discussed, you are free to bring them up during the meeting.

Ideas or suggestions

Anything else? Please leave a comment if you want some topic to be discussed at the meeting that is not listed above.

Sustainability Chat Agenda, April 5, 2024

The next meeting is scheduled with the following details:

When

05-04-2024 12:00 UTC

Where

At #sustainabilty channel 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/.

Agenda

We will continue the projects we are currently working on as a priority:

  • Onboarding experience for (new) contributors. The goal is to create clear guidelines for a smooth onboarding experience for all the tools —our blog, GitHub and Slack— we have available.
  • WordCamp Handbook with sustainability ideas/guidelines. Learn how to contribute to this here and follow up on this project here.
  • 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 supported by the WP Sustainability Team. Follow up on this project here. Some issues were brought out from the previous meeting:
    • Narrow down the candidate of tools for measuring websites weight or carbon emissions. Check it in GH.
    • Discuss if we want to use any of the existing plugins as starting point or we want to create one from the scratch.

If you have any updates on issues or projects that we have previously discussed, you are free to bring them up during the meeting.

Ideas or suggestions

Anything else? Please leave a comment if you want some topic to be discussed at the meeting that is not listed above.

Sustainability Chat Agenda, March 29, 2024

The next meeting is scheduled with the following details:

When

29-03-2024 12:00 UTC

Where

At #sustainabilty channel 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/.

Agenda

We will continue the projects we are currently working on as a priority:

  • Onboarding experience for (new) contributors. The goal is to create clear guidelines for a smooth onboarding experience for all the tools —our blog, GitHub and Slack— we have available.
  • WordCamp Handbook with sustainability ideas/guidelines. Learn how to contribute to this here and follow up on this project here.
  • 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 supported by the WP Sustainability Team. Follow up on this project here. Some issues were brought out from the previous meeting:
    • Narrow down the candidate of tools for measuring websites weight or carbon emissions. Check it in GH.
    • Discuss if we want to use any of the existing plugins as starting point or we want to create one from the scratch.

If you have any updates on issues or projects that we have previously discussed, you are free to bring them up during the meeting.

Ideas or suggestions

Anything else? Please leave a comment if you want some topic to be discussed at the meeting that is not listed above.

Sustainability Chat Agenda, March 22, 2024

The next meeting is scheduled with the following details:

When

22-03-2024 12:00 UTC

Where

At #sustainabilty channel 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/.

Agenda

In this meeting we will continue improving some sections of the team handbook, with special attention to the onboarding experience for (new) contributors. The goal is to create clear guidelines for a smooth onboarding experience for all the tools —our blog, GitHub and Slack— we have available. There are already some suggestions (pull requests) we could move forward.

Other ongoing projects and issues are:

  • WordCamp Handbook with sustainability ideas/guidelines. Learn how to contribute to this here and follow up on this project here.
  • 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 supported by the WP Sustainability Team. Follow up on this project here. Some issues were brought out from the previous meeting:
    • Narrow down the candidate of tools for measuring websites weight or carbon emissions. Check it in GH.
    • Discuss if we want to use any of the existing plugins as starting point or we want to create one from the scratch.

If you have any updates on issues or projects that we have previously discussed, you are free to bring them up during the meeting.

Ideas or suggestions

Anything else? Please leave a comment if you want some topic to be discussed at the meeting that is not listed above.

Sustainability Chat Agenda, March 15, 2024

The next meeting is scheduled with the following details:

When

15-03-2024 12:00 UTC

Where

At #sustainabilty channel 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/.

Agenda

In this meeting we will keep on focusing the onboarding experience for (new) contributors. The goal is to create clear guidelines for a smooth onboarding experience for all the tools —our blog, GitHub and Slack— we have available..

Other ongoing projects and issues are:

  • 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 supported by the WP Sustainability Team. Follow up on this project here. Some issues were brought out from the previous meeting:
    • Making a list of tools for measuring websites weight or carbon emissions. Check it in GH.
    • WPSustainable plugin is closed but available for transfer the ownership.
  • WordCamp Handbook with sustainability ideas/guidelines. Learn how to contribute to this here and follow up on this project here.
  • Sustainability Team self-approval system. As nobody had any counterproposals or suggestions we consider it approved. During this meeting we’ll write and, hopefully, publish the official post.

If you have any updates on issues or projects that we have previously discussed, you are free to bring them up during the meeting.

Ideas or suggestions

Anything else? Please leave a comment if you want some topic to be discussed at the meeting that is not listed above.

Sustainability Chat Agenda, March 8, 2024

The next meeting is scheduled with the following details:

When

08-03-2024 12:00 UTC

Where

At #sustainabilty channel 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/.

Agenda

In this meeting we will keep on focusing the onboarding experience for (new) contributors. The goal is to create clear guidelines for a smooth onboarding experience for all the tools —our blog, GitHub and Slack— we have available.

Other ongoing projects are the:

  • 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 supported by the WP Sustainability Team. Follow up on this project here and the last meeting’s comments here.
  • WordCamp Handbook with sustainability ideas/guidelines. Learn how to contribute to this here and follow up on this project here.

If you have any updates on issues or projects that we have previously discussed, you are free to bring them up during the meeting.

Ideas or suggestions

Anything else? Please leave a comment if you want some topic to be discussed at the meeting that is not listed above.

Sustainability Chat Agenda, March 1, 2024

The next meeting is scheduled with the following details:

When

01-03-2024 12:00 UTC

Where

At #sustainabilty channel 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/.

Agenda

In this meeting we will focus on the onboarding experience for (new) contributors. Onboarding is related to all our available tools (Slack, our blog and GitHub) and should explain how we use them. The goal is to create clear guidelines for a smooth onboarding experience.

Other ongoing focuses are:

  1. 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 supported by the WP Sustainability Team. Follow up on this project here and the last meeting’s comments here.
  2. WordCamp Handbook with sustainability ideas/guidelines. Learn how to contribute to this here and follow up on this project here.

If you have any updates on issues or projects that we have previously discussed, you are free to bring them up during the meeting.

Ideas or suggestions

Anything else? Please leave a comment if you want some topic to be discussed at the meeting that is not listed above.

Sustainability Chat Agenda, February 23, 2024

The next meeting is scheduled with the following details:

When

23-02-2024 12:00 UTC

Where

At #sustainabilty channel 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/.

Agenda

We will continue the projects we are currently working on as a priority:

  1. 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 supported by the WP Sustainability Team. Follow up on this project here and the last meeting’s comments here.
  2. WordCamp Handbook with sustainability ideas/guidelines. Learn how to contribute to this here and follow up on this project here.

There are other issues that may require our attention right now:

  1. Sustainability Team self-approval system. This meeting marks two weeks since the publication of the proposal. We will review if there are any counterproposals or suggestions and, if none, we will consider the system approved.
  2. Sustainability Team Badges. The guidelines proposal for this have been published, and the final decision will be made at the March 1st meeting. You can share your thoughts on Slack or directly in the post.
  3. Sustainability Team video presentation. Team Reps are going to record a short video to present the team. You can share here your suggestions or thoughts about the content of the video.

If you have any updates on issues or projects that we have previously discussed, you are free to bring them up during the meeting.

Ideas or suggestions

Anything else? Please leave a comment if you want some topic to be discussed at the meeting that is not listed above.

Sustainability Chat Agenda, February 16, 2024

The next meeting is scheduled with the following details:

When

16-02-2024 12:00 UTC

Where

At #sustainabilty channel 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/.

Agenda

We will continue the projects we are currently working on as a priority:

  1. 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 supported by the WP Sustainability Team. Follow up on this project here and the last meeting’s comments here. There were some questions proposed in the last agenda post to discuss about that didn’t have answer in the last meeting, so we could visit them again:
    • The WordPress Sustainability Plugin is an interesting initiative, but how do you plan to address the objections made to existing tools for estimating CO2eq emissions, especially as there is as yet no consensus? Wouldn’t it be more responsible not to use figures that, while satisfactory, are necessarily misleading and potentially detrimental to the original goal? See: https://www.debugbear.com/blog/website-carbon-emissions
  2. WordCamp Handbook with sustainability ideas/guidelines. Learn how to contribute to this here and follow up on this project here.
  3. Welcome Box. We already have the content of the welcome box, we just need to choose the design the works better (2 or 3 columns). You can follow the evolution on the issue 6 and the text in this Google Doc.

There are other issues that may require our attention right now:

  1. Sustainability Team self-approval system. The proposal for the guidelines were published last week. So far it has been a support to move it forward. If you have something to add/suggest this would be the moment.
  2. Attract new contributors and engage the existing ones. You can follow up the topic and leave your thoughts here.
    In the last week chat there was some consensus to focus our effort, for now, on details like the welcome box, the documentation, the handbook for events, the informative plugin, encouraging people to own a proposal or project and elaborate them. But new ideas are welcome.
    Also related with this, there was a suggestion that we add the weekly meeting date and the 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/ link on https://make.wordpress.org/ (as some other teams have).
  3. Sustainability Team Badges. Which ones we should have and how they would be obtained. There are already some suggestions, you can join the discussion here.
  4. Open Website Alliance. Reflect on the formation of the Open Website Alliance which was the result of the collaboration between the Drupal AssociationOpen Source Matters (Joomla), the TYPO3 Association, and the WordPress Project around an open letter to the European Union. More info here.

If you have any updates on issues or projects that we have previously discussed, you are free to bring them up during the meeting.

Ideas or suggestions

Anything else? Please leave a comment if you want some topic to be discussed at the meeting that is not listed above.