Marketing Team update – 22 April 2020


In the team we are:

  • working on how people can contribute to the Marketing Team at 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. Europe’s online 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 https://make.wordpress.org/ There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/contributor-day/ https://make.wordpress.org/support/handbook/getting-started/getting-started-at-a-contributor-day/. in June 2020
  • supporting Online WordPress Meetups together with the Community Team. If you are organizing an online 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., do use #OnlineWPMeetup to help us support you
  • working on documents for the CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. team to highlight the work of the releaseRelease A release is the distribution of the final version of an application. A software release may be either public or private and generally constitutes the initial or new generation of a new or upgraded application. A release is preceded by the distribution of alpha and then beta versions of the software. team and component maintainers
  • continuing to work with WCEU Contributing Team on contributor stories and onboarding guides
  • rolling out a package of support for team members during the public health emergency and helping them to keep connected. This includes Virtual Coffee Breaks and informal ways to show how the team continues to contribute to the global WordPress project. For example, a photo mosaic
  • continuing to provide ways for newer contributors to get involved. This includes running collaboration sessions to help people contribute ideas, learn more about the tools and work of the project, and find ways to get involved.
  • You can find out more about the work of the Marketing Team at https://make.wordpress.org/marketing/

    Come and join our meetings on 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/. on Wednesdays at 14:00 UTC.

    #marketing #ContributorStories #contributor-day

    Training Team 20 December 2018 Update

    Slack Log

    The Training Team held a video meeting to discuss the goals for the team in 2019.

    There were several new contributors in attendance so we reviewed the team’s mission and how the team works before beginning.

    2018 Team Goals

    We reviewed the goals we had set for 2018, which included:

    1. Re-create team handbook
    2. Move lesson plans to GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/
    3. Restructure make.wordpress.orgWordPress.org The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org//training
    4. Fix broken images
    5. Update lesson plans for 4.8-4.9/GutenbergGutenberg The Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/
    6. Make workshop recommendations
    7. AccessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility) workshop

    2018 Team Accomplishments

    We had accomplished several of those goals and a few more this past year. A quick summary includes:

    1. Re-create team handbook (expected by the end of the year)
    
2. Move lesson plans to GitHub

    3. Restructure make.wordpress.org/training

    4. Fix broken images (perhaps not all are fixed, but moving to GitHub addressed the problem)

    5. Make workshop recommendations

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6. On-boarding improvements including a PDF and videos

    7. Team management on TrelloTrello Project management system using the concepts of boards and cards to organize tasks in a sane way. This is what the make.wordpress.com/marketing team uses for example: https://trello.com/b/8UGHVBu8/wp-marketing. and in Waffle.io
    
8. Creation of the https://wptrainingteam.github.io/ page

    9. Work towards the relaunch of the learn.wordpress.org site including collaboration with the #design, #marketing, and #metaMeta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress. teams.

    Goals that we didn’t quite accomplish include:

    1. Update lesson plans for Gutenberg

    2. Accessibility workshop

    2019 Team Goals

    So turning towards setting goals for 2019, there was discussion about needing more contributor on-boarding videos on our YouTube channel (thanks @fahim!), and @courtneyengle suggested we make plans now for maintaining our lesson plans such as tagging them in GitHub with things such as WordPress version and whether there are screenshots.

    We also talked about some specific lesson plans that we would like to develop in the new year such as a focus on Gutenberg and accessibility and lesson plans about plugins.

    The team is excited about launching the learn.wordpress.org site in 2019 and the possibilities that will bring! We should have a complete list of team goals available on our Trello board soon.

    Next meeting 3 January 2019 at 1930 UTC.

    Training Team Update – 10 May 2018

    Meeeting held at 19:30 UTC in the #training 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

    https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C02RW657Q/p1525980606000637

    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 https://make.wordpress.org/ There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/contributor-day/ https://make.wordpress.org/support/handbook/getting-started/getting-started-at-a-contributor-day/. materials

    The Marketing team helped us out and created an on boarding PDF that we can use as a “handout” (paper or electronic) during Contributor Days to help them get started with all the accounts that are needed to participate. That led to creating a list of more comprehensive information that can help new people get started with the team. While built to help for Contributor Days, it’s going to be useful for anyone who wants to join the team.

    Slides – Shower

    Just a reiteration that Shower (Show-er https://github.com/wptrainingteam/shower) has replaced Reveal.js as the team’s solution for slides. There’s still a bit of testing to be done to finalize exactly how the file structure will work. Once that is determined videos and documentation on how to add slides to lesson plans will be created.

    Learn site

    The next step in getting the learn.wordpress.orgWordPress.org The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/ site moving forward is to create a TracTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub.https://core.trac.wordpress.org/. ticket and ask for assistance from the #meta, #design, and #marketing teams. It is expected to take months to work through that process.

    Team survey

    With many new faces on the team it was requested that folks complete a survey to gather information regarding their skills and interests and how they want to get involved with contributing.

    Trello board update – slight change to workflow

    A new list has been added to the TrelloTrello Project management system using the concepts of boards and cards to organize tasks in a sane way. This is what the make.wordpress.com/marketing team uses for example: https://trello.com/b/8UGHVBu8/wp-marketing. board representing a new step in the workflow. The “Lesson Plans Needing Instructional Review” step has been added after drafting and before copyediting to represent a QA step for instructional quality and consistency.

    Lesson plans needing volunteers (see the “User Plans Ready for Drafting” list in Trello

    Just a reminder that there are several lesson plans in need of writing that are available for people to work on.

    Open announcements / discussion

    Next week’s meeting will be 30 minutes earlier, as an experiment, so 19:00 UTC in the #training Slack channel