Community Team Chats – April 19th 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 19th: 11:00 UTC and 20:00 UTC

Deputy check-in

Everyone is busy and there are no major roadblocks. We have a lot of requests coming in due to the 15th anniversary of WordPress and we are working through them.

WordPress 15th Anniversary

We’re heading towards the 15th anniversary of WordPress and plans are coming along well. Reminder about the announcement post and the central site is live at

Lots of different events are being planned:

  • BBQs in the park
  • Quiz nights
  • Networking events

If the wp15 site is not yet translated in your own language, get in touch with your General Translation Editor (full list is on so we can have the content localised!

There will be some more promo about it: we decided against mailing again all the 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 to remind them about asking for the swag, but we will use the WordPress Twitter account that will also generate a post in #announcements.

We also decided to extend the deadline for swag shipment to April 27th.

And there is a 15th anniversary shirt in the shop!

P2P2 P2 or O2 is the term people use to refer to the Make WordPress blog. It can be found at posts needing review/feedback

We didn’t have a lot to discuss, but it’s always worth checking in and be reminded of all the things the Team does.

Call for WordCamp Mentors

we’re looking for more people to come on board as 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. mentors!
If you have experience organising WordCamps then you can be a WordCamp mentor, we have too few mentors compared to the number of new organisers who need one, so the more we have signing up the better!
Mentoring WordCamps is a fun, fruitful activity, you’ll find that you actually learn a lot more about how WordCamps work by doing it and you get some great ideas for your own local camp 😉

WordCamp Nordic Proposal

We’re looking for more feedback here from deputies, so please leave a comment.

After taking into consideration the previous discussion about Regional WordCamps and getting the answers we needed from the organisers, WordCamp Nordic is a go! Rocìo Valdivia will mentor them.

This sent us into a tangent about how we discuss things, in particular:

  • we discussed Regional WordCamps in the past, and although this is a WordCamp that fits perfectly into that description so it could have been approved without the public discussion, we feel that being 100% transparent is the best policy. Nevertheless we need to be careful not to become blockers when we discuss the same issue again and again. It’s a balancing act.
  • We encourage local communities to take ownership and if their processes and decisions can be useful for the global community, we would love them to post about them in the Community P2, so everyone can learn.
  • Please comment before decisions are taken! Every feedback is important and we’d love to hear from different point of views.

Meetup Organiser Newsletter: 16 April 2018

We’re going to be publishing these on the Community P2 going forward. You can read them to stay updated about all the things that happen in the Meetup world.


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