Community Team Chats – October 4, 2018

(Note: I am almost done posting four months of chats after a period of inactivity. Unfortunately we couldn’t find anyone in the team to do this task, so bear with me while I update everything!)

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 4th: 11:00 UTC and 20:00 UTC

Deputy Check-in

Even busier when the Automatticians are not around 🙂

P2 posts needing review/feedback

This month was quite light in terms of discussion, so we focused again on two posts that were already brought on September 20th Chat

Proposal to Increase the Maximum Ticket Price for WordCamps
Note that we are not telling WordCamps to increase their ticket prices, but we are having a (long) conversation about the possibility to raise the maximum possible price that would be allowed to go for if they need to. 
All Camps are still encouraged to make their prices as affordable as possible.

Most of commenters are up for 5 $/€ increase and emphasize the importance of sponsors – which are bit hard to find for some camps. We maybe should focus and have some effort on how to help camps find sponsors easier.

Input Requested: “Building A Diverse Speaker Roster” Document
The Diversity Outreach Speaker Training group created a document for WordPress Meetups and WordCamps about Building A Diverse Speaker Roster and they need our input.

Highlighted P2 posts

Open Floor

The issue of branded content from sponsors in WordCamps website was brought up: there are some concerns about the marketing nature of the posts. A post will be published on the Community Team blog to discuss the matter.

#community, #community-team

Community Team Chats – September 20 2018

(Note: I am almost done posting four months of chats after a period of inactivity. Unfortunately we couldn’t find anyone in the team to do this task, so bear with me while I update everything!)

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

Agenda and Slack logs from September 20: 11:00 UTC and 20:00 UTC

Deputy Check-in

All good, busy with tons of applications and we are trying to catch up with those!

P2 posts needing feedback/action

Proposal to Increase the Maximum Ticket Price for WordCamps
Note that we are not telling WordCamps to increase their ticket prices, but we are having a (long) conversation about the possibility to raise the maximum possible price that would be allowed to go for if they need to.
All Camps are still encouraged to make their prices as affordable as possible

Input Requested: “Building A Diverse Speaker Roster” Document
The Diversity Outreach Speaker Training group created a document for WordPress Meetups and WordCamps about Building A Diverse Speaker Roster and they need our input. 

Announcements/Updates/Highlighted posts

#community, #community-team

Community Team Chats – September 6 2018

(Note: I am almost done posting four months of chats after a period of inactivity. Unfortunately we couldn’t find anyone in the team to do this task, so bear with me while I update everything!)

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

Agenda and Slack logs from September 6: 11:00 UTC and 20:00 UTC

Deputy Check-in

We have a large number of Meetup applications, we asked all deputies to go look for threads in Help Scout that needs vetting to speed things along.

It was brought up that sometimes the pages on the handbook still needs some clarifications, which should be addressed in the orientation but organisers don’t always ask questions. A document has been started with some FAQs . It’s an ongoing project and you can see the progress here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zbYYEErMX9Qq-hS1i01eUSZej8tlTGxjOu43Kp-UcAg/edit

A meta ticket was open to add a deadline field to Make blogs: this is something we do in the Community team when we have a time-sensitive discussion: you can see it on the Meta Trac

P2 posts needing feedback/action

  1. Office Hours and Team Chat for first week of October
    We are looking for volunteers to cover office hours and to run the first chat of October since our friends at Automattic will be at the Grand Meetup. Found them and all went well!

Announcements/Updates/Highlighted posts

  1. Payments offline for a week
  2. WordCamp Incubator 2018 Update Thread: August edition 
#community, #community-team

Community Team Chats – August 16 2018

(Note: I will post the past four months of chats after a period of inactivity. Unfortunately we couldn’t find anyone in the team to do this task, so bear with me while I update everything!)

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

Agenda and Slack logs from August 16: 11:00 UTC and 20:00 UTC

Deputy Check-in

Beside the chronic lack of time, all good on the Deputies front 🙂

P2 posts needing feedback/action

Announcements/Updates/Highlighted posts

A new system for managing WordCamp camera kits – Here’s the announcement and handbook page

#community, #community-team

Community Team Chats – August 2 2018

(Note: I will post the past four months of chats after a period of inactivity. Unfortunately we couldn’t find anyone in the team to do this task, so bear with me while I update everything!)

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

Agenda and Slack logs from August 2: 11:00 UTC and 20:00 UTC

Deputy Check-in

Clearing the HelpScout queue, mentoring WordCamps, you know? The usual. No blockers.

P2 posts needing feedback/action

Announcements/Updates/Highlighted posts

  1. EU camera kit management:
    We have a new manager for the EU camera kits from within the Community Team.
  2. Deputies user group in Slack:
    We now have a @deputies user group in Slack that we can use to ping all of our active deputies.
  3. New Contributor Day Fields for WordCamps:
    WordCamps can now add info about their Contributor Days to their listing – this is great for tracking and adding public info for which WordCamps are hosting Contributor Days.
  4. Call for Organizers: Introduction to Open Source Workshops for 2018
    The WP Foundation is looking for local organisers to apply to run open-source workshops here
  5. Changes to access to WordCamp budgets
  6. WordPress Meetup Organizer Newsletter: July 2018
  7. Info For New Members To The Diversity Outreach Speaker Training Team
  8. WordCamp Incubator 2018 Update Thread: July edition
  9. New Gutenberg page created by the Meta Team! 
#community, #community-team

Community Team Chats – July 19 2018

(Note: I will post the past four months of chats after a period of inactivity. Unfortunately we couldn’t find anyone in the team to do this task, so bear with me while I update everything!)

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

Agenda and Slack logs from July 19: 11:00 UTC and 20:00 UTC

Deputy Check-in

Busy 🐝

While there are no major blockers for the deputies, we keep having quite a lot of work to do and not enough people to do it, but we all do our best!

P2 posts needing feedback/action

  1. Input for the July meetup organiser newsletter:
    Every month the community team sends out a newsletter to Meetup organisers. We discussed different kind of events so we can add them as examples for other groups.
  2. Proposal: existing documentation to be merged into the handbooks
    Merged

Announcements

Stripe is now available to all WordCamps – announcement and follow-up
Thanks to the team that made it happen!

#community, #community-team

Community Team Chats – July 5 2018

(Note: I will post the past four months of chats after a period of inactivity. Unfortunately we couldn’t find anyone in the team to do this task, so bear with me while I update everything!)

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

Agenda and Slack logs from July 5th: 11:00 UTC and 20:00 UTC

Deputy check-in

There is a lot of work on HelpScout, with many applications for Meetups: everyone who is active and have time is doing everything they can to keep up with the queue!

P2 posts needing feedback/action

As always we also highlighted some posts for our deputies to read to be informed fo what is happening in our corner of the project.

#community, #community-team

Code of Conduct Team Update, September 4, 2018

After a summer hiatus, the Code of Conduct team met today. We will resume our regular meetings every other Tuesday at 15:30 UTC in #community-team.

Over the winter, we sent out a survey about the Code of Conduct to the community. We have anonymized the results from the survey. We discussed what format we should use to release those results. The results will be posted here soon. We also discussed our big take-aways from the survey. The short version is: there is a lot of community support for the CoC, but we need to make sure that we implement it correctly. We will discuss the results more when we release them to the public. After that, we will put together another post describing our next steps based on the results of the survey.

#ccoc

Community code of conduct next meeting: 4th September 15:30 UTC

The #ccoc summer hiatus is over!

The next meeting will be on the 4th September at 15:30 UTC in the #community-team slack channel.

To kick off after the post Wordcamp Europe break, I’ve started an agenda below. If you have anything to add to the agenda please comment on this post.

Agenda:

  • Results of the survey
  • Next steps

Thanks

#ccoc

Community Team Chats – June 21 2018

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

Agenda and Slack logs from June 21st: 11:00 UTC and 20:00 UTC

Deputy check-in

All good: deputies were either busy attending WordCamp Europe or busy keeping the team running behind the scenes if they didn’t attend.

P2 posts needing feedback/action

Proposal: how to use this blog for discussions and task management

We had a discussione about to make our blog posts more effective so at a first glance people can know what is it about: announcements/needs feedback/ideas, etc…

Call for volunteers: Contributor Drives Document

Angela Jin is putting together some documentation for small scale contributor drive events for individual Make WordPress teams. We discussed the terminology but we still need someone to commit to move forward with this initiative.

Highlighted posts for all deputies

Call for volunteers: the Core team is looking for new release leads

The Core team asked all team reps to share the word, hopefully some Community team members will raise their hand to lead a release (the next one planned or in the future).

Recap of the community team efforts at WordCamp Europe Contributor day

Despite the lack of Wi-Fi we had some fruitful discussions amongst us. We posted a recap of what we did and if someone has additional documentation to post, please add it to the comments.

Announcement: Japanese Meetup Group Migration Roadmap

The Japanese community is closing down WordBench, the central hub they used for years. We expect a wave of Meetup applications from Japan.

Open Floor

WCEU had a few new feature that were appreciated:

  • a print on-demand badge printer
  • sponsor had a scanner for attendees badges
  • attendees could opt-in for emails from sponsors during the ticket registration process

WCUS organisers will check out if some of them can be iterated in Nashville.

#community, #community-team