WCEU 2020 Online Contributor Day: All that team facilitators and experienced Contributors need to know

Hello WordPress Make teams. It’s only two weeks until 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 2020 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/. and we can’t wait for the event to start.

First of all, thank you so much for providing us with all the details we asked for, especially within such a tight timeframe and with limited information. The whole WCEU team was thrilled to receive the excellent video introductions from the 15 different Make teams that will be joining us on the day.

We are finally ready to share a detailed update about how the day will work and have a few final requests. This is a long post, but please read it carefully as it contains important information for all members of the Make teams helping at Contributor Day.

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WCEU Online 2020 Contributor Day update: times, registration, platforms and team video introductions

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 Online 2020 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/. team is happy to provide more information about the Contributor Day and guides for making your team’s video introduction!

Times

Contributor Day will take place on 4 June 13:00-18:00 UTC.

Tickets / registration

Registration will be opened in a few days, follow our website and Twitter account for official announcement.

During the WCEU Online 2020 registration, we will ask whether attendees plan to attend to Contributor Day. Attendees will choose their preferred team, so we can provide an estimate on how many contributors you can expect to work in your team during the day. If we start reaching more than 500 attendees for Contributor Day, the option to mark interest to attend will be removed.

You don’t need to worry about getting your Make team’s key contributors to register before the limit of 500 attendees is reached, we have taken it into account and ensured enough seats for them 🙂 If someone in your team couldn’t mark their interest during registration, let us know via email to contributing@wp-europe.org.

It’s important that everyone planning to attend WCEU Online 2020 Contributor Day does the registration! We will send instructions and useful links for attendees before the event.

Platforms and tools we are using

Existing contributors are already in Making WordPress 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/. and we do want to get new contributors there as well, so they will come straight to space where contributions continue after Contributor Day. During the day, Make teams use their existing Slack channels for communication accompanied by a new general Contributor Day channel dedicated to helping attendees and for general coordination.

In addition to Slack, teams have the opportunity to have ad-hoc video calls when needed. WCEU team will provide the Zoom accounts and schedule meetings on a request.

Opening and closing remarks will take place on Youtube Live.

Instructions to record your team introduction

The organization team for the WordCamp Europe Online 2020 is working to create an enjoyable Contributor Day. To smooth the onboarding of the new contributors, we are asking each Make team’s Reps to create a short video, no longer than one minute, that highlights:

  • who you are and which team you’re representing
  • what the team does
  • if there are any focuses during the WCEU 2020 Contributor Day
  • how contributors can help your team
  • any other relevant idea that you see fit for your team

We aim to publish these videos in advance, to help contributors decide on the team they plan to join. They will be featured on the official website for the event and in the Contributor Day opening remarks taking place in Youtube Live.

Given the tight schedule, we are asking the teams to submit the videos before 8 May 2020, so there’s room for review, add graphics to start and end, and ensure that contributors have time to decide.

Please, submit your videos observing the following guidelines:

  • You can use any camera available, even your phone, to record the video. If you would like to record from the computer but don’t know how here are a few simple tutorials for Mac users, Linux users, and Windows users.
  • Avoid using a busy background – both audio (background noise) and visual (stripes, zigzags, virtual backgrounds, and other people).
  • Find a place with good lighting. Avoid having the main light source on your back.
  • When possible use an external mic for better audio results.
  • Take the time to send a meaningful message.
  • Submit the video via a cloud service like WeTransfer (no signup needed) to contributing@wp-europe.org. If you had a manuscript, please send it too.

If you are facing troubles with recording the video, let us know via email to contributing@wp-europe.org and we will schedule a Zoom call with you to do the recording part.

Leave a comment if you have any questions. Thank you for creating this event with us!

The WCEU 2020 Online Contributor Day Team
Abha, Laetitia, Marco, Michael, Pedro, Timi

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