Community Team update – March

Proposal: 2021 Global Community Sponsorship program
As our events program will look again this year very different than we normally would have, there’s also a need to redefine how our Global Community Sponsorship program will look as we can’t promise the usual benefits. A team of experienced global Community Sponsorship program contributors set up a proposal, and they propose offering one package only with completely new benefits, available on a quarterly basis.

2021 Financial Update for the WordPress Community
Harmony provided an update on our financial health after we gracefully weathered the storm that was 2020. In summary, WPCSWordPress Coding Standards A collection of PHP_CodeSniffer rules (sniffs) to validate code developed for WordPress. It ensures code quality and adherence to coding conventions, especially the official standards for WordPress Core. began the 2021 year with just over US$1.3M on hand from which approximately US$465K is owed to the Global Sponsors for their future sponsorships. WPCS also has approximately US$305K in prepaid expenses to various vendors. Cautious spending of WPCS money will still be necessary for the foreseeable future.

Request for feedback: Review for the dedicated deputy communication channel
The private #community-deputies SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. channel was created in December, so it’s time for the first review as we agreed. If you are active deputy, please share your thoughts. The post is also an open invitation for all community members to ask questions about the channel, which could help us with the review. If the result of the review looks like there’s no justification for private working space for deputies, the channel will be shut off at the beginning of April. In case the experiment continues, we will do another public review in three months.

In-person events
Recently the Community Team published new guidelines on having safe in-person meetups again. After these guidelines were published, we’ve seen some meetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. 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 meetup.com will help you find options in your area. groups that have met the criteria returning to host in-person meetups and that have hosted those successfully. There have been also a few incidents where the community haven’t met the criteria but organiser(s) have announced in-person meetup. Deputies have reached out to these organisers, explained the situation and events have been cancelled. One meetup group was used to promote an in-person event hosted outside of our chapter program, but organised by the same individuals who were organisers in the chapter meetup group. Also some time ago, the team received an application to organise in-person 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. from the community that meet the criteria for organizing in-person meetups. That application was rejected, as the Community Team expects all WordCamps to take place online for time being.

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Community team update – 19-02-2021

As the new year starts, we at the Community Team try again to start posting regular updates here.

Announcement: Decision making checklist for in-person meetups now available
The team agreed on creating a checklist and allowing in-person meetups if a certain set of criteria are met. There are also helpful resources for meetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. 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 meetup.com will help you find options in your area. organisers that do have questions around the topic.

Community Team 2021 Goals Summary
We managed to put our goals for this year together! There are a set of ongoing goals, to which everyone in the team can contribute easily in their everyday work. There’s also a bit bigger goals for each quarter that will need a bit more focused contributions working towards the goals.

Proposal: 2021 Global Community Sponsorship program
A team of experienced global Community Sponsorship program contributors set up a proposal on what our global sponsorships could look like during 2021, as the Community Team is continuing with virtual-only WordCamps for the time being. They propose offering one package only with completely new benefits, available on a quarterly basis.

Call for Volunteers: Creating a Learn WordPress Course on Open Source Leadership
Angela Jin is looking for volunteers to help them create a course about Open SourceOpen Source Open Source denotes software for which the original source code is made freely available and may be redistributed and modified. Open Source **must be** delivered via a licensing model, see GPL. Leadership on the new Learn WordPress platform. You can also help by giving feedback about planned topics.

2020 Incident Reports – Details and Results
In 2020, Community Team received a total of 2 incident reports. Cami Kaos posted a summary of those reports and actions taken.

Tuesday Trainings
With the lead of Cami Kaos, the Community Team has started new Tuesday Trainings post series that shares some tips for event organisers, deputies and tries to answer commonly asked questions. Few latest episodes have clarified the role of WordPress Foundation and WordPress Community Support PBC, tips on how to organize successful discussion groups and materials from the Diverse Speaker Training Working Group.

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