CCOC project meeting notes – 3rd October

The group met in the #community-team Slack at its new time of 15:00 UTC.

There were no objections on the previous meetings workflow and flowchart proposals. We have made PDF format of the workflow and flowchart and uploaded them onto this site so that they are stored for clarity.

We then reviewed the amount of research the group had found so far on COCs inside and outside of technology. We have found there are many examples of COC documents but not so many exampels of published enforcement reports or articles or information on why people find COCs problematic.

We agreed that it would be benefitcal to find more informaion to why and how people find COCs problematic and add them to the spreadsheet. We have also done a public call for examples of such articles on twitter to see if we can find where these articles are. @danieltj has kindly offered to concentrate on the task.

@mor10 and @morgankay have yet to sync up to do a first draft of the COC survey. The survey was originally thought of as a survey for 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. and 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. organisers and attendees, but agreement has been foudn to boarden the target audience of the survey to be all WordPress community members.

@mor10 asked what questions and topics we are hoping to get from the survey.
As a starting point the survey will include the following:

a) whether people know the event CoC at all
b) whether they have experienced a CoC violation
c) whether it was reported
d) whether it was handled
e) whether they think handling was successful

We have agreed before the survey is published and circulated that htere should be a chance for the ccoc group to review the survey and give feedback.

We also discussed how we will be make sure the survey reaches the community. There was the idea of emailing all wordcamp andmeetup organisers via the Community Team. We would have to see if the Community Team felt comfortable emailing everyone about the survey. Other options will include reaching out to WordPress related news outlets.

There was also a post-meeting discussion, about whether the CCOC project is to update the WordCamp Code of Conduct and expand its scope to become a WordPress Community Code of Conduct (CCoC) adhere to.

I would like to take a moment to make it clear, that this project is currently all research driven. Our interest in the COC that in-person events ( such as WordCamps and meetups ) use, is to see if there is anything the whole project could learn from and whether what was written a few moons ago, still holds up in the 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. landscape today.

The outcome of the research may or may not include recommendations to the WordCamp COC but will always be a recommodation that the community as a whole will need to decide to accept or reject.

I would like to thank @andreamiddleton for asking the question and if there is anything that is unclear, please do pipe up.

### Get involved
If you have any questions or topics that you think teh survey should include, please share them in the comments below.

We have a shortage of `anti-coc concerns articles/ posts` or ` COC Issues/ incident reports or stories`. If anyone knows of any links to any published articles or posts on either topic, please add thenm to the relevent tab in the CCOC Research spreadsheet or post links as a comment to this post and i’ll add them in.

### Personal Note:
I will be in transit for the next meeting. If i have timed my flights correctly, I should be in a location with WIFI and therefore can chair the meeting.

If I am not available, I would appreciate it if someone else could chair the meeting. I will be looking for a backup chair over the next week. Any one who would like to do it please just let me know.