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

Tuesday Training: How mentors and deputies are chosen

Posted by Dot Org Community on October 5, 2021 at 3:34 pm
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Earlier in the Tuesday Trainings series, Angela has told everything about Community Deputies and Courtney has explained what the WordCamp Mentorship program is about. This week I thought to share how mentors and deputies are chosen. It’s actually a lot easier than you might think! Like all other roles in the Community Team, becoming a mentor or deputy is not an invitation-based thing. It’s usually a natural part of someone climbing the leadership ladders of the Community Team from connecting and understanding to engaging. WordCamp Mentors If you have experience in organising WordCamps, you are most probably a good fit to be a WordCamp mentor and can apply for that role! Mentors are not some super WordCamp organisers, they are just like almost everyone else in the WordPress community – individuals who have gained some experience and want to share it and help others. At the same time, the mentors are also themselves WordCamp organisers learning and evolving. When someone applies to be a WordCamp mentor, the main thing we look for is how involved they have been in organising WordCamps. You don’t have to have multiple years of being a lead organiser in your belt – few years with…

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