WPTV team rolls out new process template at WCEU

Contributing to the WPTV project has evolved over the years and at 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. Europe 2019, we got an update to the coordination document. This is the document link appears in the welcome box on the WPTV welcome screen and in the handbook.

We discovered at 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/. that some of the team had been using old links and there was a bit of confusion to the standard way to communicate through the document. Before the day was out, Team RepTeam Rep A Team Rep is a person who represents the Make WordPress team to the rest of the project, make sure issues are raised and addressed as needed, and coordinates cross-team efforts. and lead for the table that day, Mauricio Gelves unveiled a new standard approach that should simplify and streamline the process of contributing.

A New Layout

view of the coordination spreadsheet template page

The new layout of the project coordination document can best be seen on the locked Template page.

There are now 5 fields of the project itself, including WordCamp name and link to the WordCamp’s schedule. There are 7 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. fields for each video as well, including: Claimed by 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/. Username, Video Observations and Status.

One of the biggest innovations is the standardization of the 5 statuses a video could possess: Pending, Claimed, Rejected, Submitted and Approved.

Screenshot of the possible statuses of videos: Pending, Claimed, Rejected, Submitted and Approved

Simplifying Contributions

To use the new template, simply clone the Template tab and fill in the needed fields. After the videos are initially added to AWS S3 simply add the links to the sheet so other contributors can claim them to process and submit.

We would love your help! Both as a contributor and for feedback on the process and the coordination document itself. Do you think we are missing vital fields? Do you have suggestions on a better workflow to help ensure as many WordPress related videos as possible make it to WordPress.tv? Let’s have that conversation in the comments below and make WPTV better together!