Community Team Chats – February 1, 2018

The Community Team meets twice a month, first and third Thursday, at two different times to cover different timezones.
SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at logs from February 1st: 8:00 UTC and 20:00 UTC

We always kick things off with a deputy check-in: everything is going smoothly for everyone around the world. There are no roadblocks and everyone is going on with their tasks, according to the time we have available.

We had a few items in the agenda:

Email addresses and support queues for working groups

In experimenting with our team’s new “working group” model, it’s become apparent that some groups will need ways to communicate with the organiser community in an official capacity.
So we’ll be setting up new mailboxes in HelpScout for different queues. To do so we will upgrade from free to Standard plan, which means we can also use Workflows, connect with the APIAPI An API or Application Programming Interface is a software intermediary that allows programs to interact with each other and share data in limited, clearly defined ways. and a bunch of other fun things.

We are all in agreement that this is an improvement for our workflow.

2018 goals for the global community team: suggestions time!

We kept adding suggestions to the post (and you are invited to do it as well!).

We will do a summary post and prioritise.

This discussion brought up another one: how do we track our progress on all these tasks?

We agreed we will try a TrelloTrello Project management system using the concepts of boards and cards to organize tasks in a sane way. This is what the team uses for example: board, not with everyday, recurring tasks (vet Meetups, schedule orientations, etc…) but with higher level tasks and working groups updates. We will post a proposal for the board on our P2P2 P2 or O2 is the term people use to refer to the Make WordPress blog. It can be found at, it will probably be modelled upon the Marketing team Trello Board.

For 2017 we will check the progress against the summary of goals for last year.

Open Floor

Open floor brought up a very important issue, the upcoming GDPR law for Europe 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. websites and all the other tools we use for the Community Team including HelpScout. There is now a #gdpr-compliance in Slack.



#community, #community-team