Tuesday Trainings: How do I contribute to WordPress? Part 3

Community Team Meeting Recap – March 3, 2022

Posted by Dot Org Community on March 8, 2022 at 8:23 am
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On March 3 the Community Team met on Slack to share wins and struggles, updates from contributors, and discuss team members’ latest highlights. As usual, two sessions were held on the same day to enable participation across time zones. Below is a synopsis of the two discussions. Diversity and Inclusion Challenges The WordPress community should strive for age diversity and inclusion for both older and younger people.Additionally, we must consider financial diversity. Cost is a significant barrier to WordCamp attendance.The pandemic has caused us to quickly backtrack around diversity and community engagement. It’s harder to find organizers, volunteers, and speakers at this time. This challenge adds an extra level of stress for teams, who may in turn overlook and deprioritize diversity efforts. As community contributors, we must continue working hard and remain committed to diversity and inclusion.Suggestions Update the Community Inclusion Initiatives pageConsider updating the Community Inclusion Initiatives WordCamp Handbook page to include “commercial” diversity initiatives (such as the Yoast Diversity Fund, which aims to increase the diversity of speaker lineups at tech conferences; and Underrepresented in Tech, which highlights speakers from underrepresented groups). In so doing, clearly indicate which are Make Community Team initiatives and which are external diversity…

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