Community Team Chats – October 18 2018

(Note: We made it! This is the last chat we had in the backlog and now the Community Team is all caught up with recaps.)

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

Agenda and Slack logs from October 18th: 11:00 UTC and 20:00 UTC

Deputy Check-in

P2 posts needing review/feedback

Should WordCamp Websites Publish Sponsor-Provided Content?

The post was published after last month discussion. There are quite a lot of comments right now, with different points of view. We discussed this at length also during the chat but we haven’t reached a conclusion yet. Main points brought up:

  • Sponsors want ROI and branded content could help out
  • Added burden for organisers in terms of editorial control
  • Sponsor interviews instead of sponsored posts
  • We should have guidelines and make this absolutely optional
  • We all want to set up sponsors for success, and content that seems like “paid content” isn’t going to help them (or WordCamp) much at all
  • We could write a page for sponsors, to help them understand what kind of approach is most effective with our audience
  • People might think less of the event because of the sponsored posts

Conversation is ongoing if you want to add your opinion!

Meetup organizer newsletter suggestions for October?

We are accepting ideas for what should go in the next newsletter for Meetup organisers. One point raised: content shouldn’t be behind a wall (no need to sign-up to get the content).

WordCamp US 2018 – Community Team Plans

We are less than two months away from WordCamp US: what should the team work on in Nashville? Let us know 🙂

Converting WordCamp Shortcodes to Gutenberg Blocks 

With the imminent release of Gutenberg, the Meta WordCamp team is planning to convert the WordCamp shortcodes into blocks and we need WordCamp organisers feedback!

Call for Volunteers: 2019 Global Sponsorship Working Group

It’s that time of the year! We are working on the new package for Global Sponsors. People were asked if they wanted to volunteer for this and we now have a team who is working on assessing the situation and propose changes, if needed. It’s a fun group full of spreadsheets and speculation 🙂

Contributor Day Handbook

If you have any ideas how we can make this better, please reply to the thread. 

How can we handle toxic community members.

A group is working on the Community Code of Conduct and it will also address unacceptable behaviour in the online space. It was remarked though that toxicity can be very pervasive without breaking any rules.

One resource that can be helpful if folks are struggling with conflict in their communities: https://everydayfeminism.com/2015/01/guide-to-calling-in/

Drupal Community Governance Initiative

Is this something we should explore in WordPress?

Highlighted P2 posts

Announcement: monthly chat for WordCamp organisers

Bulk Ticket Purchasing

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