Sustainability Chat Summary, February 23, 2024

The WordPress Sustainability Chat meeting took place on 23-02-2024 12:00 UTC on the Sustainability channel of Make WordPress Slack.

Agenda

You can check the initial agenda here.

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

  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. Follow up on this project and read some guidelines on how the work is happening here.
  3. Sustainability Team self-approval system. This proposal has been approved and closed.
  4. Sustainability Team Badges. The process goes ahead without objections.
  5. Improving onboarding for new contributors and roadmap for mentors. It’s not currently clear for mentors or newcomers what we are working on, what’s next, how contributors should proceed for contributing (e.g. in the Google Docs documents or 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/ projects), the team’s priorities, etc. In order to improve this situation, some suggestions have been dropped:
    • Create a provisional onboarding post for being linked in the Welcome Box. This provisional information should be updated as projects and priorities progress or change. In the meanwhile, a proper and official onboarding guide should be created.
    • Create a clear and understandable roadmap for everyone, including newcomers.
    • Change the date and the time of meetings.
  6. Collaboration between 5ftF and the Sustainability Team. @patricia70 announced her aim to collaborate in the 5ftF project and to be a bridge between it and our team.
  7. Introducing the WordPress Core Trac Sustainability Focus. We celebrate this post the CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. Team has just published.

Attendance

You can find the attendance thread here.

Next meeting

We look forward to seeing you next 23-02-2024 12:00 UTC. If you have any suggestions for the next meeting agenda, please, leave a comment on this post.

Sustainability Chat Summary, February 16, 2024

The WordPress Sustainability Chat meeting took place on 16-02-2024 12:00 UTC on the Sustainability channel of Make WordPress Slack.

Agenda

You can check the initial agenda here.

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

  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. See progress here. There was a discussion about whether it makes sense to use estimations (actual numbers) of CO2 emissions to compare the impact of web pages. Participants seemed to agree that (at least) spreading awareness is a good reason to do so.
  2. WordCamp Handbook with sustainability ideas/guidelines. Follow up on this project here.
  3. The Welcome Box has been published on the site (see above :-)).
  4. The travel information page of WCEU 2024 has been updated with some contributions of our team.
  5. Sustainability Team self-approval system seems to get support and will be added to the handbook.
  6. Attract new contributors and engage the existing ones. A question was asked for a short introductory video about the sustainability team (as well as for other teams). Feel free to contribute.
  7. A post has been published about the Sustainability Team Badges.
  8. 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.

Attendance

You can find the attendance thread here.

Next meeting

We look forward to seeing you next 23-02-2024 12:00 UTC. If you have any suggestions for the next meeting agenda, please, leave a comment on this post.

Sustainability Chat Summary, February 9, 2024

The WordPress Sustainability Chat meeting took place on 09-02-2024 12:00 UTC on the Sustainability channel of Make WordPress Slack.

Agenda

You can check the initial agenda here.

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

  1. WordCamp Handbook with sustainability ideas/guidelines. Follow up on this project and read some guidelines on how the work is happening here. We have been discussed about making the handbook also for attendees and not just for organizers.
  2. Welcome Box. We have been working in/discussing about the layout. You can follow up the progress and give your opinion here for helping to wrap up this task.
  3. Sustainability Team self-approval system. After publishing a post with some guidelines on how this protocol may work, some comments were left there.
  4. Attract new contributors and engage the existing ones. There have been some suggestions on what to begin with and how far we as a team should be responsible for.
  5. Sustainability Team Badges. Some thoughts and suggestions had been shared on the GH issue. The intention is to wrap up this at the next meeting by publishing a concept P2P2 P2 or O2 is the term people use to refer to the Make WordPress blog. It can be found at https://make.wordpress.org/. summarizing what has been said so far.
  6. Open Website Alliance. We have shared more information about this topic and discussed about our role on here.
  7. WCEU Website – Traveling to Torino page. There have been some updates about this project from @malgra (WCEU Communications, Marketing & PR Team Lead).

Attendance

You can find the attendance thread here.

Next meeting

We look forward to seeing you next 16-02-2024 12:00 UTC. If you have any suggestions for the next meeting agenda, please, leave a comment on this post.

Sustainability Chat Summary, February 2, 2024

The WordPress Sustainability Chat meeting took place on 02-02-2024 12:00 UTC on the Sustainability channel of Make WordPress Slack.

Agenda

You can check the initial agenda here.

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

  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. Follow up on this project and read some guidelines on how the work is happening here.
  3. Our participation as a Team in the Mentorship program and the question about attracting and engaging more contributors to the team.
  4. Feedback on the direction of the Five for the Future. 
  5. Sustainability Team Badges. Aside of sharing ideas, doubts and examples about which ones we should have and how they would be obtained, a GH issue has been creating for working on this.
  6. A self-approval system for moving forward. A way to prevent proposals from getting stuck due to lack of feedback has been suggested during this meeting.

Attendance

You can find the attendance thread here.

Next meeting

We look forward to seeing you next 09-02-2024 12:00 UTC. If you have any suggestions for the next meeting agenda, please, leave a comment on this post.

Sustainability Chat Summary, January 26, 2024

The WordPress Sustainability Chat meeting took place on 26-01-2024 12:00 UTC on the Sustainability channel of Make WordPress Slack.

Agenda

You can check the initial agenda here.

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

  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. Follow up on this project here and read some guidelines on how the work is happening here.
  3. Ideas about the Team Roadmap (here and here) or the admin tasks. Find some updates here.
  4. Our participation as a Team in the Mentorship program. Some ideas had been drop here and you can follow up the topic here. Find some updates here.
  5. The Sustainability table at WCEU 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/.. We started to collect ideas about what we want to work on or discuss about in Torino. We are waiting for all the Team Reps to express their willing about leading the table.
  6. Some feedback was shared around the direction of the Five for the Future.
  7. How to promote sustainability at WordPress events.

Attendance

You can find the attendance thread here.

Next meeting

We look forward to seeing you next 02-02-2024 12:00 UTC. If you have any suggestions for the next meeting agenda, please, leave a comment on this post.

Sustainability Chat Summary, January 19, 2024

The WordPress Sustainability Chat meeting took place on 19-01-2024 12:00 UTC on the Sustainability channel of Make WordPress Slack.

Agenda

You can check the initial agenda here.

The team had an open meeting to talk about what to prioritize and pursue in 2024. These are the topics that were discussed and the ones the team assumes as a priority right now.

  1. A 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. People interested in getting involved in this topic have left their opinions in this thread.
    We discussed about the best option to calculate CO2 emissions. One option, that had some positive feedback, is to use an 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. project like CO2.js to do it.
  2. Publish 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. handbook with sustainability ideas/guidelines. People interested in getting involved in this topic have left their opinions in this thread.
  3. Updates on WCEU 2024 Turin travel page. People interested in getting involved in this topic have left their opinions in this thread. WCEU organizers said that the new version of the travel page it’s almost ready and it’ll shared on the Sustainability Team Slack channel once it’s published.
  4. Comments on the team roadmap were left here. Check the admin tasks for a better understanding of the issues/projects that need to be contributed.
  5. Some options for the team to be involved with the mentoring program were mentioned in this thread.

Attendance

You can find the attendance thread here.

Next meeting

We look forward to seeing you next 26-01-2024 12:00 UTC. If you have any suggestions for the next meeting agenda, please, leave a comment on this post.

Sustainability Chat Summary, January 12, 2024

The WordPress Sustainability Chat meeting took place on 12-01-2024 12:00 UTC on the Sustainability channel of Make WordPress Slack.

Agenda

You can check the initial agenda here.

The team had an open meeting to talk about what to prioritize and pursue in 2024. These are the topics that were discussed and the ones the team assumes as a priority right now.

  1. A 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. People interested in getting involved in this topic have left their opinions in this thread.
  2. Publish 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. handbook with sustainability ideas/guidelines. People interested in getting involved in this topic have left their opinions in this thread.
    • A Google Doc has been made for working in the Handbook structure.
  3. Focus on the roadmap (here and here). Check the admin tasks for a better understanding of the issues/projects that need to be contributed.
  4. Updates on WCEU 2024 Turin travel page. People interested in getting involved in this topic have left their opinions in this thread.

Attendance

You can find the attendance thread here.

Next meeting

We look forward to seeing you next 19-01-2024 12:00 UTC. If you have any suggestions for the next meeting agenda, please, leave a comment on this post.

Sustainability Chat Summary, December 8, 2023

The WordPress Sustainability Chat meeting took place on 08-12-2023 12:00 UTC on the Sustainability channel of Make WordPress Slack.

Agenda

You can check the initial agenda here. We finally discussed:

  1. Updates on WCEU2024-turins-travel page. Updates on this topic and discuss to move forward. You can check all of them on the Slack thread or in the text document.
  2. Work on the Sustainability Team Welcome Box. Updates on this topic: what information we would like to display on top of make.wordpress.org/sustainability. We continued the work on this document. You can check the topics discussed on the Slack thread.
  3. Move forward the sustainability guidelines for WordPress events. Further work on Handbook chapters and the Welcome content has been done. We continued the conversation on the Github issue and at Slack.
  4. Decision about the time slot for last meeting of the year. New suggestions have been put in the channel.
  5. Maybe some planning and cleaning up for next year? We had a little chat about 2024 and items to focus on.

Attendance

You can find the attendance thread here.

Next meeting

We look forward to seeing you during the next and final meeting of 2023. It will be a video meeting. Date and time to be decided. Please add you availability in the channel so we can pick a date and time shortly. It will be an informal meeting.

The first regular meeting in 2024 will be organized at 12-01-2024 12:00 UTC. If you have any suggestions for that meeting agenda, please, drop them as a comment on this post.

Sustainability Chat Summary, December 1, 2023

The WordPress Sustainability Chat meeting took place on 01-12-2023 12:00 UTC on the Sustainability channel of Make WordPress Slack.

Agenda

You can check the initial agenda here. We finally discussed:

  1. Assignment reminder. Self-assignment has worked quite well. We can now have an idea of the projects that have contributors actively working on them.
  2. Updates on WCEU2024-turins-travel page. Even some problems with train lines have emerge, a breakthrough has been made with the contents. You can check all of them on the Slack thread, on the text document or in the train lines map shared by @ramon-fincken.
  3. Work on the Sustainability Team Welcome Box. No progress on the document. 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 has been contacted for knowing how to move this forward.
  4. Move forward the sustainability guidelines for WordPress events. The basic Sustainability Handbook structure has been created. @littlebigthing has configured 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/ (he has created branches) so we can edit the chapters without directly publish the content. We are now working on the structure of the content for events, taking into account the structure of the Organizers’ Handbook.
  5. Decision process than can fit any time zone. No comments or suggestions have been left about the time zone issue, so this topic is going to be closed until somebody show interest on manage it. In this regard, the time for the video call meeting has not yet been confirmed.

Attendance

You can find the attendance thread here.

Next meeting

We look forward to seeing you next 08-12-2023 12:00 UTC. If you have any suggestions for the next meeting agenda, please, drop them on this thread or leave a comment on this post.

Sustainability Chat Summary, November 24, 2023

The WordPress Sustainability Chat meeting took place on 24-11-2023 12:00 UTC on the Sustainability channel of Make WordPress Slack.

Agenda

You can check the initial agenda here. We finally discussed:

  1. Defining assignees to issues. We agreed to self-assign issues that one wants to take care of or get involved in. We mentioned how it works and that un-assigning yourself is OK (please mention it in the issue. We can begin with the admin labeled ones, but you can contribute to any other you prefer.
  2. Sustainability hack day for WordPress and Friends. @meeware has proposed to organise a (UK-based) hack day around sustainability and WordPress. The sustainability might help supporting it and spreading the word. Some ideas are gathered in this document.
  3. Work on the Sustainability Team Welcome Box. Define what information we would like to display on top of make.wordpress.org/sustainability. Not much progress, but work is being done in this document.
  4. Move forward the sustainability guidelines for WordPress events. We have started outlining the structure of the handbook on GitHub. It will be possible to contribute via 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/, also for non-techs. Instructions to contribute will follow there. We continue the conversation in this Github issue.
  5. Get a final text / content to put on the WCEU 2024 Turin travel page. Active work is being done on this, because 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. EU is coming closer. The proposed booking page is being tested, also the routes are checked. Waiting for a design for the overview graph.
  6. Evaluate if another timezone Slack Meeting could be beneficial for the team. No comments or decision on this subject.

Attendance

You can find the attendance thread here.

Next meeting

We look forward to seeing you next 01-12-2023 12:00 UTC. If you have any suggestions for the next meeting agenda, please, drop them on this thread or leave a comment on this post.