Community Team Chats – November 01 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 November 1st: 11:00 UTC and 20:00 UTC

Deputy Check-in

Everyone is busy and with WCUS coming up some of us are busier than ever. No blockers.

P2 posts needing review/feedback

Should WordCamp Websites Publish Sponsor-Provided Content?

The idea is to get the info from the community that might help us form a strategy around the issue. So far we have collected important feedback, comments are still open if you want to weigh in! As a reminder, we’re a consensus-seeking group, but not consensus-dependent.

WordCamp US 2018 – Community Team Plans – Will you be there? Is there something that you would like to work on (listed or not?) Please let us know!

Managing Online Classes – The Diversity Outreach Training team is looking for input on tools. They are looking for a more automated system for people to sign up for our classes and then receive reminders. Do you know of a tool that can help with that? Comment on the post!

Progressive Web App for WordCamps – Expanding the scope of the PWA created for WordCamp Europe 2018. What features should be there? We depend on our diverse team to help us identify all sorts of use cases!

There is an ongoing series about transforming WordCamp website shortcodes into Gutenberg blocks, and we are collecting feedback:

Highlighted P2 posts

Open Floor

We held our first WordCamp organisers chat on October 25th. It would be great to have it twice a month, so we can accomodate different timezones.

You can read the recap of the chat here and in the next few days a call for volunteers will go out, to find organisers for the Americas-friendly chat.

The UK community have started a sustainability document with ideas of how to improve sustainability at WordCamps and meetups, they will share their working document with us on the Community blog.

#community, #community-team

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

#community, #community-team

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