Community Team update: January 10

We have important ongoing discussions! If you haven’t weighed in, please do.

On speaker diversity at WordCamps:

On having more variety of events:

Updates from Jen:

  • Rolled in several more meetups, in talks with the organizers of several large existing ones about rolling in, started 2 new ones, and have a queue of about 12 applications to get through.
  • @iandunn is working on adding folder access by role to SupportPress so we can divvy up tasks around applications and management of programs.
  • Working on a wrap-up of contributor activity in 2013.
  • Tallied women speakers at WCs for 2013 and 2012. Overall, no increase. Will post full stats soon (need to spreadsheet it since right now it’s on paper).
  • Working with @coffee2code on profiles improvements.

Updates from Andrea:

  • scheduled and held inaugural 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. organizers’ orientation hangout
  • approved for pre-planning: Wellington, Omaha, Denmark, Sheffield
  • still working on those IRS sponsorship details
  • met with BadgeOS to discuss their sponsorship
  • met with WCNYC lead org
  • wrote some tl;drs to help make easier to read/understand

IRC meeting highlights from 9 January.

    More meetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on will help you find options in your area. news: planning a working group, looking a pilot to cover expenses with foundation funds, planning a survey of existing meetup members

  • There’s a new page on make/community for meetup planners: — look for a similar page on WordCamps to come
  • Tracy Levesque (@liljimmi) and Jen are talking about turning Tracy’s Girl Develop It Philadelphia class into a GDI/WP co-production. As a GDI instructor myself, I’d already been looking into offering her curriculum at my local chapter — making it available for WordPress workshops as well is exciting (plus, it’s a cool connection with another organization I love!)
  • Community expectations working group finished up; a draft will be published soon
  • Discussion on event types
  • The complete IRC Log is here.