FSE Program: Connecting with Local Communities

To better expand the reach of the FSE Outreach Program, I am exploring creative ways to engage the wider community. In the #fse-outreach-experiment 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/. channel (join us!), I recently shared an idea to create better connections between the program’s work and local polyglot communities. Since then, I’ve had the chance to work with @mimi who is a part of the Japanese WordPress community. I wanted to share how our work is evolving so others can join in. 

Here are a few ways that someone who is a part of a local polyglot community can help with the FSE Outreach Program: 

  • Translate this page on “How to test FSE” into your local community language so more people can participate. 
  • Translate future Calls for Testing and share your community’s feedback in the FSE Outreach Program. 
  • Facilitate testing in your community by following the Calls for Testing and translating the feedback into English either to share 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/ or on the official Call for Testing post. 
  • Bonus idea: you can create content in your local language on Full Site Editing. Here’s an example from @overclokk who did a video in Italian talking about this feature

If this seems like too much, try to find someone else in your local community to work with. For example, you could divide the work so one person translates the Calls for Testing, while another person translates the feedback that’s received to share on the official Call for Testing post. 

If you’re interested in working on these ideas in your local community, please comment below or message me on slack (@annezazu). 

I want to make this easier for anyone interested in any of the above ideas so let me know if this is an area you want to help with. Feedback is always welcome so please pingPing The act of sending a very small amount of data to an end point. Ping is used in computer science to illicit a response from a target server to test it’s connection. Ping is also a term used by Slack users to @ someone or send them a direct message (DM). Users might say something along the lines of “Ping me when the meeting starts.” me or share your thoughts in the #fse-outreach-experiment

Finally, big props and thank you to @mimi who has kindly started helping here and has been giving me feedback along the way.  

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