Community Team Update – 11 July 2019

Thanks to @sippis for getting us back in gear with posting Community Team updates on here – he put this post together, but doesn’t yet have author permissions on this P2P2 P2 or O2 is the term people use to refer to the Make WordPress blog. It can be found at, so I’m the one publishing it.

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 July 4: 11:00 UTC and 20:00 UTC

Deputy updates:

We are busy bees as usual 🐝

Community Team members have done 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. and 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. vetting, organiser orientations, mentoring, organising events, replying to HelpScout tickets. No blockers. For future updates, we plan on providing actual numbers for these items.

Ongoing dicsussions:

WordCamp Europe 2019 – Recap of Community Team Activities At Contributor Day + Plans for the Future
We made a lot of progress in Berlin – how do we keep the momentum going? We don’t want things to die after 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. We talked about how our team needs a bit more steering and tools for long-term project management and settled giving 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: a real try. @francina and @sippis are working with getting started with Trello.

How can we better reach our community organizers
There have been some concerns raised with staying in touch with our community organizers, specifically meetup organizers. How to better reach our community organizers, not just with the survey, but the monthly meetup newsletters?

Additional posts worth highlighting:

WordCamp Asia:

@nao is writing a post about the vision for WordCamp Asia and it’s coming soon. During the writing of that, it has been recognised that our WordCamp handbooks do not cover all the details or work well for regional WordCamps. Maybe worth making some documentation targeted for regional WordCamps? Could WCEU handbook be used as a base?

Diverse Speaker Training group:

Held first training of the reboot of the group last week, and is going to start doing 1-2 a month for the next few months before ramping up. Working group is starting to translate their content with the help of Polyglots teamPolyglots Team Polyglots Team is a group of multilingual translators who work on translating plugins, themes, documentation, and front-facing marketing copy., they are also improving their workshop materials and internal processes.

Chat recaps and make/updates:

We discussed how our team has failed to provide chat recaps and updates to make/updates P2 and how to revitalize that. We agreed that updates should be made after every team chat. That means bi-weekly updates consisting of team chat recaps and also some other important details about how our team is doing.

For the first three months, @sippis and @hlashbrooke are responsible for making the updates here. After that, we are going to shift the responsibility to two other Community Team members for the next three months. Responsibility is intended to be rotating thing every three months with two persons, so we can be sure that someone will do the updates.

Updates will also contain some numbers from the Community Team. @sippis is working with boilerplate to speed up making update posts.

Team reps:

We haven’t changed our team reps for a long time. @kcristiano is going to write a post about starting the process for team repTeam Rep A Team Rep is a person who represents the Make WordPress team to the rest of the project, make sure issues are raised and addressed as needed, and coordinates cross-team efforts. change.