February Contributor Drive Planning Chat – Recap

Last week we met 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/. (#wptv) to chat about the current state of our handbooks, so we can get them ready for a contributor drive that is happening at the end of the month. You can see the things we discussed in the Slack Archive, but here is a brief recap:

  • The focus of this drive will be to find more contributors interested in post-processing raw 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. videos and uploading finished (edited) videos to wptv
  • if you go to our handbook now, Much of the info seems to be there, but it’s not obvious what step one is; for a new contributor it’s kinda hard to know where to start: https://make.wordpress.org/tv/handbook/
  • We also have some resources for WordCamp planners here: https://plan.wordcamp.org/video/video-post-production/
  • One goal is to encourage a new contributor to 1) get a video from the spreadsheet 2) download it to their computer and edit in slides and intro/outro if needed and 3) upload to wptv with the correct metadata
  • We discussed a bit about how we will track contributions

At the end of the meeting we all agreed that for “homework” we would all download and process a video, and upload it to WPTV. Some of us are more familiar with the process than others, so we’ll bring our notes on how we can improve the process to the next meeting.

If you are interested in joining us, we are having another meeting this Thursday Feb 4 at 18:00 UTC (1:00 ET) which is after our usual team meeting, at 17:00 UTC. Hope to see you there!

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