Community Team Chats – June 7th 2018

The Community Team meets twice a month, first and third Thursday, at two different times to cover different timezones.

Agenda and SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at logs from June 7th: 11:00 UTC and 20:00 UTC

Deputy check-in

All systems go. The team is always busy and trying their best to help our global community to move forward! We need as much help as possible from deputies with 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. vettings since we have a backlog in HelpScout. This seem to be a permanent situation more or less and we have to find ways to get more deputies onboard.

Proposals/Discussions/Help needed

Discussion: Changes to WordCamp attendee life-threatening allergy and special accommodations notifications

Few weeks ago we added some mandatory fields in CampTix, the pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the Plugin Directory or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party we use to sell 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. tickets. They come with a workflow of notifications and the discussion is around the number of emails we send and how they are sent. This is an ongoing project, since other proposed changes have also came up in the comments.

Discussion: Best Practices with Community Data

Following the changes to the privacy policy, our organizer handbooks should also be updated with best practices and recommendations. We are collecting feedback about:

  1. What challenges have you faced in keeping the community’s personal data safe?
  2. What concerns you about your role as someone who safeguards/handles the community’s personal data?

I am sure some of this blog readers are also WordCamp organisers, so please comment even if you see it’s past the deadline 😉

Meetup Organizers Roundtables Part II: Conclusions And The Next steps

Following the previous recap of the experiment, this post mostly addresses the question: how to move forward with the roundtables. We need more people involved in this initiative and we will do more recruitment efforts in Belgrade, during WCEU.

Feedback requested: Additional changes to WordCamp tickets and registration

The post addresses two ideas:

  • Make the Attendees Page Opt-In: when you purchase a WordCamp ticket, you are listed in the the /attendees page. Should we make this opt-in? Opt-out? No changes?
  • Add a Special Ticket Type for Live Stream: more events offer Live Stream tickets and some CampTix fields are not relevant for this kinf of tickets.

We are collecting ideas and then the team will work on patches.

Open Floor

Open floor brought up an interesting discussion about localising some of the material we have for deputies to run orientations and replies in HelpScout. The consensus is that we encourage local communities to communicate in their own language to get more people involved for whom English could be a barrier.

We are also happy to announce that the WordPress Spanish Community has won a national prize of the Open Awards to the best FOSS community

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