Community Team Update, January 17

The community team didn’t meet this week, as Andrea, Jen and I were all on the road (or in the air) at our regular meeting time. The following updates come from Jen:

Past Week:

  • Chatted with Matt re community expectations doc, doing a revamp based on his input.
  • Posted re definitions of WCs/event naming for comment, next step will be to chat with Matt about it.
  • We have 52 Meetups on the central account now. An additional 17 are on the list waiting for to add them to the account, including Seattle, Orlando, Miami, Milwaukee, and Beijing. With the exception of 2 new group applications that have some issues re trademark pending, all new group applications are caught up.
  • Talked with Scott re profiles project, notes on /meta
  • Talked with Joseph from AccessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). ( group about using WP to publish their test reports rather than 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.

Coming Week:

  • Will circulate expectation doc to the volunteer group to review changes based on talk with Matt before bringing to Matt for comment and publishing here for community feedback. Target timing end of week for getting to volunteers, next week for Matt/community.
  • Andrea and I are headed to WC Phoenix this week/end.
  • Send out the 1st annual 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. member survey.
  • Send invites to join the central account to active WordPress meetups.
  • Send out swag packs to meetups.
  • Schedule the coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. dev leads meetup.
  • Send out 3.8 core contributor feedback survey.
  • Publish 2013 in Review post on .org news blog