Community Team Chats – April 5th 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 April the 5th: 11:00 UTC and 20:00 UTC

Deputies check-in

No roadblocks, everyone is doing the best they can with the amount of time they can dedicate to the Community team.

We started reaching out to dormant 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. groups so we’re likely receiving an influx of meetup applications, as we had reached out to groups that appeared inactive, and we’ve invited interested members to apply to organize. We are calling all deputies to vet at least a couple of applications to help with the backlog!


WordPress 15th Anniversary Parties

The WordPress 15th anniversary will be on May 27, 2018 — let’s get ready to celebrate!

We have a new page in the handbook with all the information and a website. Meetups that are in the WordPress chapter can ask for special swag and help with a venue.

Community table at 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. Europe 2018 Contributor DayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus.

Contributor Day at WCEU is always busy so we need people to lead the table. We have two people at the moment and it would be great to have also a third one. We will post in our blog ideas about projects we want to tackle on the day and will go on from that.

At WCEU this year there will be also a “Community Room”, a place during the conference for all the other attendees who are not familiar with contributing to get in touch with the different teams. We need more info on this from the WCEU community team, to include it in our plan.

New WordCamp ticket registration fields

Three new fields were added in the ticket registration questions, regarding life-threatening allergies, special accommodation needs and Code of Conduct.

The questions have different flows that were designed to minimise the amount of information with store and, in the CoC case, blockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. the user to purchase a ticket if they don’t specifically agree with it.

Moving WordCamp Ticket Sales from PayPal to Stripe

We are discussing the feasibility of switching to Stripe as the default gateway while using PayPal as an optional alternative, with a view to eventually deprecating PayPal entirely and switching to Stripe as the only coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. gateway in use.

A decisions hasn’t been made right now.

Code of Conduct Survey

The survey went live after months of hard work done by the CCoC working group. It was open for ten days. After it was published there were a number of comments in the post, unfortunately we can’t change the survey after people have answered it because it will invalidate the results.

Want to Help Organize a WordCamp for Organizers?

WordCamp for WordCamp organisers is a go!

Call for WordCamp Mentors!

In 2017 there were 127 WordCamps, the number will likely grow in 2018. If:

  • You’ve been the lead organizer of a WordCamp from application through completion of the event in the last 5 years.
  • You have 2-3 hours available per month per event you’re actively mentoring

Please consider joining the group of WordCamp Mentors!

WordCamp Nordic Proposal

Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden put together a proposal for a regional WordCamp to be held in Helsinki in 2019. The deadline for this discussion is Friday, 27 April – at that stage we will summarise the comments and move forward with the best decision based on what we have discussed.


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