Community Team Update for February 1, 2013

Overview: Slow but steady progress on welcome wagon and women’s training.

Past Week:

  • Training Brain Trust had first hangout to work on curriculum for Troubleshooting training. 
  • Venue search nearing completion. Props @jorbin for finding the one we’re probably going with.
  • Welcome Wagon IRC room (#wordpress-contribute) has a schedule of staffing.
  • First Team Reps chat, reviewed communication expectations and The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. GPLGPL GPL is an acronym for GNU Public License. It is the standard license WordPress uses for Open Source licensing The GPL is a ‘copyleft’ license This means that derivative work can only be distributed under the same license terms. This is in distinction to permissive free software licenses, of which the BSD license and the MIT License are widely used examples. policies/philosophies.
  • Talked with Asheesh Laroia of Open Hatch, our trainings will be Affiliated Events.
  • Continued work on landing page design.
  • Enabled 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 Plugin Directory or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party to add post creation from contact form to enable community interaction with teams via Q&A without having posting privs.
  • Amy Hendrix tapped to work on pages for the make landing site (explaining welcome wagon, etc).

Coming Week:

  • Training brain trust meeting Tuesday to review curriculum so far.
  • Nail down venue, order mifis to boost wifi cap.
  • Get new make landing page finished and up.
  • Promote the Support team contributor drive for weekend of Feb 15th.
  • Jen going to Railsbridge in SF next weekend.
  • Check in with each team about contributor drives, site additions.